Naples, FL – January 3, 2020 – The Boys & Girls Club of Collier County is a proud beneficiary of a $43,000 grant from the 2019 Windstar Gives Back fundraising event held by Windstar Club Charitable Foundation, Inc.  Windstar Gives Back is hosted by Windstar On Naples Bay members and raises money for area charities that serve at-risk Bayshore area youth.

Windstar Gives Back was held November 15-18, 2019 and included fishing, tennis and golf events, which culminated in an awards ceremony and silent auction. The funds awarded to Boys & Girls Club of Collier County will provide scholarships to Bayshore area income-qualified youth who attend either Avalon or Shadowlawn Elementary Schools so that they can participate in the Club’s structured, daily academic and enrichment programs after-school and during summer months.

Since 2008, over $500,000 has been raised by Windstar Gives Back for local charities. This year’s event exceeded their goal and Windstar was able to almost double their Foundations giving.

“This is quite an honor for us. The fact that Windstar has again included Boys & Girls Club of Collier County as a grant recipient signals that our efforts to do whatever it takes to build great futures for the youth in our community are making a difference. We are proud and grateful to receive this substantial donation and because of Windstar’s generosity, the largest number of Bayshore area youth to date will be better able to reach their full potential.”

Boys & Girls Club of Collier County’s President & CEO, Megan McCarthy Beauvais, commenting on the recognition.