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Cape Coral Fraternal Order of Eagles to host inaugural Boat For Hope

By Staff | Nov 4, 2009

The Cape Coral Fraternal Order of Eagles (F.O.E.) #3957 invites the local community to take part in the inaugural Boat For Hope on Sunday, Nov. 15 beginning at noon at the Cape Coral Yacht Club Pier, located at 5819 Driftwood Parkway in Cape Coral.

The event is open to the public. Each boat is required to raise a minimum of $100 in sponsorship in order to participate.

Boats will gather at the Cape Coral Yacht Club Pier and travel south on the Caloosahatchee river to Tarpon Point Marina in Cape Coral. At approximately 2 p.m., an awards ceremony will be held to recognize the top fundraisers and the event sponsors including Tarpon Point Marina and Sea Tow. Prizes include a weekend for two at Silver Sands Resort on Fort Myers Beach or a free one-year membership to SeaTow.

Those not traveling by boat are welcome to attend the award ceremony at the Tarpon Point Marina, located at 6095 Silver King Blvd. in Cape Coral.

Boaters are encouraged to ride in support of or in memory of a loved one. Boaters may register by contacting Judy Cotter 239-945-0409 or Andy Bergersen 239-826-3702. All of the proceeds benefit Hope Hospice, which is headquartered in Fort Myers and serves the Lee County area of Southwest Florida.

“Our aerie wanted to support a local charity, and many of our members have received end of life care from the staff of Hope Hospice,” said Judy Cotter, Cape Coral Auxiliary President. “We hope the community will join us to aid this great organization.”

On Saturday, Nov. 14, a Captain’s Kick-Off Party will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Cape Coral Aerie #3957, located at 4647 S.E. 9th Place.

The Cape Coral Aerie and Auxiliary were both instituted in the local community in 1980 and have grown to more than 1,000 members from the local community. The Cape Coral F.O.E. supports the community and follows the International F.O.E. motto of ‘People Helping People’ by donating approximately $50,000 annually to local and national organizations such as the Harry Chapin Food Bank, the American Cancer Society and the International Eagles’ Disaster Relief Fund.

For more information about the Boat for Hope or about becoming a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, please contact Judy Cotter 239-945-0409 or Andy Bergersen 239-826-3702.

To learn more about the Fraternal Order of Eagles, visit www.foe.com.