With eight events on its schedule for 2016/2017, Fort Myers Offshore, a nonprofit powerboating club that raises college scholarship money for students in need, is gearing up for another successful season on the west coast of Florida. Here’s a quick look at the upcoming event schedule, courtesy or the organization’s board of directors.
FMO’s traditional fun run to the Sarasota Hyatt is one of two overnight events the club has planned for the 2016/2017 season. Photo courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.
•Oct. 7-9, Weekend run to Marathon, Hyatt Faro Blanco (overnight event).
•Oct. 22, Venetian Village, Naples (new venue).
•Nov. 26, Thanksgiving Weekend Fun Run, Harpoon Harry’s (designated fundraising event)
•Dec. 30, New Years Run to CJ’s On The Bay in Esplanade Complex, Marco Island (designated fundraising event).
•Jan. 28, destination to be determined.
•Mar. 4, Burnt Store Marina Fun Run—lunch on deck at Cass Cay.
•Mar. 31, Weekend run to Sarasota Hyatt (overnight event).
•April 15, Cayo Costa Beach Raft-Up
“While most FMO events are free of charge to paid-up club members, we will also continue our tradition of having two designated fundraising events in support of the club’s student scholarship fund,” said Eric Belisle, the president of Fort Myers Offshore, in a press release. “In addition we will have our usual fifty-fifty draws and clothing sales in support of our designated charity. Last season we had a record number of memberships and we hope that will continue again this season.”