Proceeds from the event will help fund the expansion of the Coastal Classroom program for Lee County schools. In addition, it will help launch the Sustainable Seafood Program, “Seafood Savvy” and other programs that benefit the local marine environment. The 2010 Cracker Festival was attended by more than 200 guests and raised enough money for the Sanibel-Captiva START to provide funding for 30 Coastal Classrooms.
“This is a great event and the cause deserves all of the attention that it helps generate. As people who work and live on the island, it’s in our best interest to make sure that we protect our environment and create causes and events that help us achieve that,” said Bryan Hayes, co-owner of Sanibel Air Conditioning. “We are always happy to have the opportunity to support our community.”
Sanibel Air was started in 1988 and has maintained their promise to provide the best local service around for over 22 years. Sanibel Air is highly active in their community, and participate or contribute to several charitable causes throughout the year; some of their primary contributions are coaching a youth soccer team, monetary donations to the Sanibel-Captiva Lions and sponsoring the McFlat’s Invitational Fishing Tournament that benefits the Ronald McDonald House charities of SWFL.
For more information on the Third Annual Cracker Fest and sponsorship opportunities, please visit: http://www.sancapcrackerfest.com/
Sanibel Air has donated $500 to become a sponsor in this year’s Cracker Fest scheduled for Friday, November 4, 2011. This is the second year that Sanibel Air has supported this cause.
The annual event benefits Sanibel-Captiva chapter of Solutions to Avoid Red Tide (START). The organization is a state-wide non-profit foundation with a mission to improve the quality of our marine waters through research, public education and programs that restore marine habitat and preserve marine species.