Riders can win $500 cash at BBQ, Bands & Brew Poker Run on April 7
The Lee Building Industry Association (BIA) is hosting the fourth annual BBQ, Bands and Brew to benefit its nonprofit charitable arm Builders Care on Sunday, April 7 from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the Lee County Alliance for the Arts. This year’s fundraiser includes a Poker Run that starts out at Fort Myers Harley-Davidson located at 2160 Colonial Blvd. Participants can register online or between 9 and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 7 at the Fort Myers Harley-Davidson. Riders will vie for Best Hand of the Poker Run which earns them $500 cash and a basket of Harley-Davidson gear.
Registration is $25 for each rider and $10 for the passenger and includes admission to the BBQ, Bands & Brew event at the Alliance for the Arts. Stops for the Poker Run include The Tiki Hut in Buckingham, Bubba’s Roadhouse & Saloon in Cape Coral and Victory Lane Café in North Fort Myers. The ride ends at the fourth annual BBQ, Bands & Brew event at Alliance for the Arts off McGregor Blvd. Poker Run registrants get in free to the event with proof of participation.
The fundraiser is open to the public and will feature local music, several local barbecue restaurants, a barbecue competition to name the “best barbecue in town” and kids’ activities. Admission is $10 per person. Children ages 12 and under are free, and free parking is available. Local bands include Alter Ego, Cracker Blues and Deb & the Dynamics. Barbecue themed foods between $2 and $5 will be provided by Blue Crawfish Catering, Bubba’s, Famous Dave’s, Jonesez BBQ and desserts by Ben & Jerry’s. Kid’s Barnyard will feature a petting zoo, inflatable slide, arts and crafts and more.
The event is sponsored by Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery, Moen, Cape Coral Plumbing, Truly Nolen Pest Control, Sunset Air, Action Automatic Door & Gate, All-Star Equipment Rentals & Sales, Batteries Plus, Stevens Construction, Suncoast Beverage, Wallace International Trucks, Bolaños Truxton, LCEC, Nilles Design and Wayne Wiles Floor Coverings. Media and publicity partners include WINK News, Florida Weekly, Priority Marketing, Cat Country 107.1, 95.3 The River, Lamar and Happenings Magazine. Other supporting companies include Kinetico Quality Water Systems and T&M Portable Restrooms.
Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at Lee County Alliance for the Arts at 10091 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers; Stevens Construction at 6208 Whiskey Creek Drive, Fort Myers; the Lee BIA office at 10501 Six Mile Pkwy, Suite 104 in Fort Myers, or reserve your tickets by calling 239-938-0056 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org . Additional information is available at www.bbqbandsandbrew.com .
Builders Care is the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA). Its objective is to provide emergency repairs and construction services to elderly, disabled and economically disadvantaged people who are unable to obtain home repairs through traditional means. Builders Care enlists the volunteer services of Lee BIA members and leverages grants and donated materials to provide construction and remodeling services to qualified homeowners throughout LeeCounty. Builders Care is headquartered at the Lee BIA offices at 10501 Six Mile Pkwy, Suite 104 in Fort Myers. Donations can be made online at www.LeeBuildersCare.org , or to the Builders Care general fund at BB&T (formerly Colonial Bank) Page Field branch at4959 South Cleveland Ave. inFort Myers. Moreinformation is available by calling 239-938-0056.