Sam Bailey’s Islands Night is marking a milestone anniversary this year as an island tradition.
Hitting 25 years, the Fort Myers Miracle will play the Charlotte Stone Crabs today, May 9, at 7 p.m. at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers. The gates open at 6 p.m., with the parade kicking off at 6:15 p.m.
For those who have not picked up their free tickets yet, they are available at Bailey’s, Doc Ford’s and other island businesses and sponsors, including the Island Reporter and Sanibel-Captiva Islander.
The Kiwanis Club of Sanibel and Captiva Islands and the Young Professionals Association of Sanibel and Captiva will be selling beer, with the proceeds to benefit the Islands Night fund. The proceeds from the fund are distributed each year to several local organizations and even help to support scholarships.
Started by Sam Bailey, the Islands Night event was renamed in honor of him in 2004.
The Reporter and Islander office is at 2340 Periwinkle Way, Unit K, Sanibel.
Hammond Stadium is at 14100 6 Mile Cypress Parkway in Fort Myers.