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Sister Act: Show to Raise money for Mayors Scholarship Fund

By Staff | Feb 22, 2018

A fun filled evening complete with cocktails, dinner and a show will take place Thursday, March 8, to raise funds for the Cape Coral Mayors Scholarship Fund.

Secretary Tom McNulty said a committee was formed by a former mayor who thought it was a good idea to offer scholarships for Cape Coral high school seniors in 1982.

“We have 15 board members who are all very active,” he said.

This year’s fundraiser, made possible by Board Member Kathleen White, who buys the theater for opening night, will feature “Sister Act The Musical.” The musical shares the story of disco diva Deloris Van Cartier, who witnessed a murder and is put into protective custody at a convent.

The evening kicks off with cocktails at the open bar (wine, beer and soda) at 5:15 p.m. at the Cape Coral Art League, 516 Cultural Park Blvd., followed by dinner from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

McNulty said the Cape Coral Mayors Scholarship Fund provides the food from Papa Joe’s, located on Cape Coral Parkway.

The doors will open at Cultural Park Theater, located next door, 528 Cultural Park Blvd., at 6:15 p.m. and the show will take the stage at 7 p.m.

“It’s a good cause. We sell out the theater. We do every year,” he said.

In addition to the dinner and show, there will also be a raffle and silent auction held inside the theater.

“They can call me and I will deliver a ticket,” he said. “It’s a great event, people have a good time.”

The $1,500 merit scholarship is given to high school seniors who live in Cape Coral and are pursuing a higher education from an accredited vocational institute, accredited trade schools, or a two-year, or four year college or university.

“They can go to any high school in Lee County, but have to live in Cape Coral,” McNulty said. “Last year we gave 26 scholarships.”

The deadline for the 2018 scholarship was Feb. 9. Student interviews and scholarship review take place in March, followed by the Cape Coral Mayors Scholarship Fund Awards Banquet in April.

The Fund has provided almost $800,000 in scholarships for students since its inception.

Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased by calling McNulty at (239) 292-1885 or online at capecoralmayorscholarship.com .

For more information about the fund, visit the website