Another season of giving—and good times on the water—is in the books for the scholarship fundraising powerboat club on Florida’s West Coast. Photo courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.
The headline for this story is a little weird, right? I mean, it’s just May 3 and the good people of Fort Myers Offshore are done with events for the 2015-2016 season. In late April, they finished up with a weekend run from the Sanibel Island Bridge—the starting point for all of the club’s events—to the Sarasota Hyatt hotel. With the exception of local Florida members, most of those folks have headed back to their “real” homes in the Midwest, Northwest and Canada to begin their own boating seasons.
So being a member of Fort Myers Offshore, which came to life in 2005 and became a nonprofit organization that raises college scholarship money for need students three years later, is a pretty sweet deal because you get two boating seasons—theirs and yours. Nice.
Nicer still is that Fort Myers Offshore helps high school seniors realize their dreams of going to college.
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