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31st Annual Road Rally to take place on July 3

By Staff | Jun 14, 2010

It’s Road Rally time again, so get it in gear! Put on your driving gloves, your cool sunglasses and your thinking caps. The Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club is pleased to invite all residents and visitors to participate in the annual island tradition Road Rally beginning at noon on Saturday, July 3. 

For those of you who don’t know about this annual island event, the Road Rally is a scavenger hunt for Answers to clever questions…it is not a race! 

The entrance fee per car is $35. We provide you with detailed directions and fun questions — you find the answers along the way.  The route takes 2-1/4 hours or so. 

This year, we begin and finish our “tour of the island” at the Timbers Restaurant, located at 703 Tarpon Bay Road, in the parking lot at noon. You may pre-register and request a preferred start time. We will get as close as we can to your request.  All entrants will be able to see the parade first! 

Entry forms will be available from The Sanibel Café, Bailey’s General Store, American Legion Post 123 and the Sanibel Grill/Timbers Restaurant.

Following the Road Rally, the Sanibel Grill (at Timbers Restaurant) will be open for a post-Rally party for everyone. Prizes will be awarded for time and distance closest to the race committee’s target plus points for answers to the questions, and for the best/most fun decorated vehicles.  Show your colors! There will also be a 50/50 drawing.

Each year, we also invite members of the business community, co-workers, individuals, groups and families to join us in this long standing and fun island event. With your sponsorship of $100, your name will appear in all local papers plus banners with your name on them will be prominently displayed on one of our Road Rally cars. We also invite sponsors to provide us with items or information for our drivers’ goody bags. 

The Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club is a local (island) service club dedicated to doing our part to aid in children’s education and other necessities within our community. 

Please make your checks for entries and for donations payable to the Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club Foundation.  Mail your entry forms, fees and also donations to: 

Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club, P. O. Box 1370, Sanibel, FL 33957-1370.

For further information and details on sponsorships, call Randy Carson at 699-8739, Richard McCurry at 292-4631 or Dan Alton at 472-3861 or e-mail us at sancapoptimist@comcast.net.