"Jingle Bell Walk" - Event Details

Date & Time
Saturday, December 20, 2014 | Time: 8:00am - 9:00am

About the Event
On Saturday, December 20, the Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club Foundation will be hosting the "Jingle Bell Walk - 5K Beach Walk with a CLAUS." Our goal is to help children from all walks of life. In this coming holiday season we are working with F.I.S.H. to lend a helping hand to families with children in need who live or work on Sanibel. All proceeds will go to benefit the children of F.I.S.H.

The 5k walk will be held at Bowman's Beach on Sanibel Island. Free T-shirts, water, and refreshments will be provided. Parking is free!

Onsite registration starts at 7:30am, or pre-register by filling out the Mail-in Registration Form (.docx). Walk between 9am and 10am, then join us to kick off the 5th Anniversary Sanibel Recreation Center FREE Block Party, from 11:00am to 1:00pm. For more information, click the flyer image to the right.

The Cause
The mission of F.I.S.H. is to lend a helping hand to those in need who live, work, or visit Sanibel and Captiva by providing free services such as transportation, food pantry, meal delivery, health equipment, and emergency financial assistance through a group of volunteers who care about enhancing the quality of life for all those who request help. You can visit their website at www.FISHofSanibel.com.

Pre-registration is $20, or $25 day of event, and kids 10 and under are free. Each participant receives a free Jingle Bell Walk tshirt.

Mail-in Registration Form (.docx)

Charity Fundraising
Make your walk experience more meaningful by raising money for neighbors helping neighbors! Each kilometer you walk (up to 5K) raises more money, and PRIZES will be awarded to participants who raise the most! All proceeds go directly to F.I.S.H. of Sanibel.

Donor Pledge Form (pdf)

Upon entering Sanibel Island on Causeway Boulevard, turn right on Periwinkle Way. Turn right on Palm Ridge Road which turns into Sanibel-Captiva Road. Go about 5 miles to Bowman's Beach Road and turn left. This will take you to Bowman's Beach park. Map

If you wish to volunteer for this very special event we would be happy to have your help. Please contact us.

If you or your company would like to contribute $100 or more to this event, your name and or logo will appear on the back of the event t-shirts and in all local newspapers. More information (.doc file).

Contact Us
For further event information, please e-mail us at sancapoptimist@comcast.net.