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FORT MYERS, Fla. (Nov. 13, 2015) – The 11th Annual Evening with the Red Sox will take place Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at Crowne Plaza at Bell Tower Shops, located at 13051 Bell Tower Drive in Fort Myers.

Benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County, the evening will begin at 5:30 and include a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine, dinner, autograph signings from Red Sox players, and silent and live auctions that will include exciting trips to major cities, sports memorabilia packages, theme park passes, golf outings and more.

Funds raised during the event provide more than 30,000 hours of service to more than 420 young people in our community who are a part of the BGCLC. Last year, more than 1,300 youth demonstrated academic success, character and leadership, and healthy lifestyles from the agency’s programs.

Jim Larkin, general manager of the Crowne Plaza Hotel, and Rodney Ford, distribution center manager for Coca-Cola Beverages Florida, are this year’s event co-chairs.

This year’s presenting sponsors are Allstate Insurance and Ted Todd Insurance.

Sponsorships and tables of 10 are available from $1,600. Donations for auction items are also being accepted.

Celebrating 41 years of providing quality youth programs and brighter futures for young people in the Lee County community, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County work to inspire and enable young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. The BGCLC strives to provide a safe, world-class Club experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who walks through its doors. The organization envisions all of its members graduating high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship while adapting a healthy lifestyle.

The area’s five Clubs are located in communities with the greatest need where similar services are limited or nonexistent. Membership dues are $10 per school year so that all children can have access to its programs. The BGCLC relies upon the philanthropic support of individuals, corporations and foundations in order to sustain and grow its services.

For more information, to register, sponsor or donate to the event, contact Shannon Lane at 239-334-1886 or slane@bgclc.net.