provided to The Santiva Chronicle
FORT MYERS, Fla. – Sanibel Captiva Community Bank and Fort Myers High School celebrated the groundbreaking of the $1 million renovation of the school’s track and field facilities on Friday, June 16 at Edison Stadium and Sam Sirianni Field.
In February, the bank announced a $275,000 donation to Fort Myers High School to support the renovation, which fulfilled the $1 million needed to fund the project.
In 2022, the Lee County School District approved the construction of a state-of-the-art stadium renovation including the installation of synthetic turf and a new rubberized track. In recognition of the bank’s donation, Fort Myers High School has given the bank exclusive corporate sponsorship of the school’s athletic complex, including Edison Stadium and Sam Sirianni Field.
The bank joins other generous donors, including the National Football League, Dr. and Mrs. John Kagan and other community donors in successfully raising the funds needed to complete the project. For the last eight years, the field has not been able to maintain healthy grass and has undergone five major field renovations. Construction is scheduled to begin this month and is expected to take three months to complete.
“Operating local and donating local is part of Sanibel Captiva Community Bank’s ethos,” said Kyle DeCicco, president and CEO of Sanibel Captiva Community Bank. “We work and live here, and believe it is our responsibility to support our community. Edison Stadium and Sam Sirianni Field truly represent the rich history and traditions we have here in Southwest Florida.”
Fort Myers High School opened in 1911, making it the oldest school in Lee County and one of the oldest schools in the state of Florida. It offers students the International Baccalaureate Program, Advanced Placement, dual enrollment, vocational, honors and general education classes. The school also has 30 FHSAA athletic teams and is rich in traditions. For more information, visit fmh.leeschools.net or call 239-334-2167.
Seven of the bank’s eight locations are now open. The Periwinkle Branch, located at 1019 Periwinkle Way, sustained considerable storm damage and is projected to reopen in early 2024. In Fort Myers, the bank’s McGregor Branch, located at 15975 McGregor Blvd., is operating out of a temporary mobile banking unit due to major flood damage to the existing building.
Founded in 2003, and celebrating its 20th anniversary, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank has seven open locations throughout Lee County. A visual timeline of Sanibel Captiva Community Bank’s 20-year history is available at cheersto20years.sancapbank.com.
The bank is nationally ranked in the top 2% best-performing community banks by S&P Global Market Intelligence out of more than 4,400 banks with assets under $1 billion. It is well-capitalized, with more than $729 million in total assets, and generates one of the highest returns on equity of all Florida banks. The bank employs more than 100 employees, and more than 60% are current shareholders.
Sanibel Captiva Community Bank’s team members provide customized individual and business banking services and specialize in residential and commercial lending. The bank offers free personal and business checking, deposit accounts with competitive interest rates, instant issue debit cards and a full array of digital banking products and services, including mobile banking apps, CardValet, online bill pay, Zelle®, Positive Pay and ACH Manager. To learn more, visit www.SanCapBank.com.