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Bank of the Islands is presenting sponsor of The Watch Party for Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation’s Coastal Watch. The indoor-outdoor fundraising event, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 at The Sanibel Sea School, 455 Periwinkle Way, will feature live music from Uproot Hootenanny, a shrimp boil and other good eats, craft beer, a casting competition, 50/50 raffle and other fun ways to give. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, Aug. 24 at Eventbrite.
Bank of the Islands CEO Geoff Roepstorff and President Robbie Roepstorff are dedicated conservationists and community supporters. This sponsorship is their most recent demonstration of support for SCCF’s mission-driven work.
“As dedicated hunters committed to removing invasive pythons from the Everglades, we know the impact individuals can have in protecting our environment,” Geoff Roepstorff said of himself and Robbie Roepstorff. “The Watch Party is a great new way to support SCCF’s Coastal Watch program.”
Over the last year, Coastal Watch has planted nearly 1,300 mangrove seedlings and transported roughly 3,200 buckets of fossils and oyster shell to Hemp Key and Benedict Key for restoration efforts.
The Watch Party tickets are $100 per adult, $25 for those 13 to 20 years old and free for children 12 years and younger. Anyone who is unable to attend can purchase raffle tickets online for a chance to win the 50/50, including a very special drawing for a custom piece of jewelry designed and donated by Congress Jewelers.
Businesses or individuals interested in supporting The Watch Party can contact SCCF Development Director Cheryl Giattini at 239-822-6121 or firstname.lastname@example.org.