Month: April 2017

Meet celebrity “Champions” during a weekend to benefit Blessings in a Backpack

Limited tickets remain for select events at the annual Champions 4 Children Charity weekend, to be held at Sanibel Harbor Resort & Spa from May 4- 6. While aiding children in need, the one-of-a kind event will feature the opportunity to interact with big-time athletes from a variety of sports including the NFL, NBA, MLB, PGA as well as Olympic and collegiate players. Highlighted athletes include Bishop Verot alum and former MLB Outfielder Adam Piatt

‘American Idol’ Taylor Hicks headlines SWFL concert

American Idol” winner Taylor Hicks will play a poolside concert next month for a Southwest Florida fundraiser. Hicks, who won season 5 of the TV competition, performs May 5 at Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort in Lee County as part of a weekend’s worth of activities for the fundraising event Champions 4 Children SWFL. Tickets for the concert are $35 ($100 for VIP) and available now. The weekend’s activities will also feature scenic day cruises, a Texas hold

Bobby Nichols Foundation donates $116k to Blessings in a Backpack

Fiddlesticks members have raised more than $540k for food security program The Bobby Nichols Charity Foundation recently presented $116,000 to Blessings in a Backpack of Southwest Florida to support its mission of making hunger-free weekends a reality for food-insecure children in Lee and Collier counties. Proceeds from the 15th annual Nichols Cup Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Tournament were earmarked for several not-for-profit organizations who serve vulnerable children. In Lee and Collier counties, 60,000 elementary students who receive