FORT MYERS, Fla. (Feb. 24, 2017) – Three-hundred guests attended this year’s 12th Annual Evening with the Red Sox on Monday, Feb. 20 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Fort Myers. The event raised more than $120,000 that will provide nearly 30,000 hours of service to more than 420 young people in our community who are a part of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County.

The free-flowing event included games, live music and an extended cocktail reception offering complimentary beer and wine, and heavy hors d’oeuvres.

The evening also included autograph signings by current and former Boston Red Sox players including Florida Gulf Coast University graduate and newest Red Sox star pitcher Chris Sale, Bernie Carbo, Manager John Farrell and former Detroit Tigers’ MVP and Cy Young Award winner Denny McLain, the last pitcher to win 30 games in a season. Former Red Sox right fielder and three-time All-Star Dwight “Dewey” Evans was also in attendance and participated in a Q&A lead by Bill Banfield, the voice behind the FGCU Eagles.

This year’s presenting sponsor was Ted Todd Insurance.

Celebrating 42 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, citizenship while adapting a healthy lifestyle.

For more information, contact Shannon Lane at 239-334-1886 or

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