With $60,000 in college scholarship funding raised and distributed to deserving students from its 2017/2018 event season, the nonprofit Fort Myers Offshore club based in Southwest Florida is heading into the next season after yet another successful run. To date, the company has raised and distributed $330,000 in scholarships since it was founded in 2008.
The 2018/2019 Fort Myers Offshore season kicks off its season early next month. Photo courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.
Here’s a look at the seven-event 2018/2019 schedule for the club, which has members from as far away as Canada, the Midwest and the Northeast, as well as dedicated local supporters. The events also are listed on the club’s new website.
Saturday, October 6—Lunch run to South Seas Island Resort on Captiva. This is not a designated overnight run “but some members might want to stay the weekend,” according to FMO president Eric Belisle.
Saturday, October 27—Fun run to Miller’s Dockside at Boca Grande.
Saturday, November 24—Thanksgiving fun run to the Captain’s Table at Harpoon Harry’s (designated fundraising event).
Saturday, December 29—New Year’s fun run to C.J.s On The Bay in the Esplanade complex on Marco Island (designated fundraising event).
Saturday, January 26—Fun run to the Naples Hyatt.
Saturday, March 2—Fun run to Burnt Store Marina with lunch on the deck at Cass Cay.
Saturday, March 30—Beach raft up at Cayo Costa.
“We are looking forward to kicking off our season in a couple weeks with a great destination to South Seas Island Resort on Captiva,” Belisle said. “While it is officially just a day run some members like myself will take advantage of the resort for the entire weekend. We hope to continue to add new members and see some familiar faces again this year.”