SanCap Lions Joins 10K Race 4 F.I.S.H. as Gold Sponsor
The Sanibel Captiva Lions Club has joined the10K Race 4 F.I.S.H. as a gold sponsor. Race day is Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Sanibel Community House, where hundreds of runners will start and finish. The Lions Club proudly supports its worthy cause – the non-profit organization F.I.S.H. of SANCAP.
“We are delighted to be a sponsor of the 10th annual race that has grown to be an anticipated event,” said Club President Lion Bob Kern. “F.I.S.H. is a wonderful organization serving the needs of our community.”
F.I.S.H. of SANCAP is a human services organization, that for more than 30 years has been focused on ‘neighbors helping neighbors’. Its mission is to lend a helping hand to those who live, work or visit the islands with a vision to enrich the lives of everyone through an array of Food Programs, Island Based Workshops, Social Services and Helping Hands.
The SanCap Lions Club has reached a golden milestone – 50 years as an active group determined to make a difference in their community. Since the club’s chartering in December 1967, its members have diligently worked on a variety of projects plus developed a prosperous Arts & Crafts Fair and introduced the annual sale of Christmas trees.
“We are proud of our club’s 50 years of service to the community and grateful to everyone who contributes to our important work,” said Kern. “You have truly helped us make a difference.”
Sight is one of the Lion’s defining causes. The Sanibel Captiva Lions collect thousands of used eyeglasses each year as part of Recycle for Sight with several distinct collection boxes across both islands. The club has long offered complimentary health screenings for adults and a complimentary retinal screening using a state-of-the-art imaging machine.
The Lions Club International, which is simultaneously celebrating its 100th anniversary, is the world’s largest service club with a network of 1.4 million men and women worldwide. It reports women are the single fastest growing segment of members. Lions serve where they live, as well as globally, and have fun doing it.
The SanCap Lions meet the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Sanibel Community House, where the club was chartered all those years ago. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. and dinner, is served at 7 p.m. The public is invited to hear a guest speaker free of charge. Those interested in joining for dinner, at $15, should contact Lion Steve Schulz or Lion Jeff McDonald. Learn more about the Lions at sanibelcaptivaloions.org.