The 11th Annual Gasparilla Island Kids Classic Fishing Tournament was held on June 11. US Health Partners provides funding for 20 local students to participate in the tournament each year. The partnership of Kids Needs and US Health Partners makes it possible for these students to enjoy an afternoon on the water surrounding Boca Grande. Each receives a bag filled with generous gifts along with snacks and drinks to take on board the boats. With a captain, first mate and observer on board, the student anglers experience the excitement of tarpon fishing. Pictured below are the dynamic dozen from US Health Partners.
Kids Needs Board representatives Becca deRosa and Marcia Ziegler with Zuri Galvan, 2022 recipient of the Kids Needs Perpetual Fund for Education in Honor of Marcia Louden.
Kids Needs Board representatives Becca deRosa and Marcia Ziegler with Alese Lissow and Dositej Pavlovic, 2022 recipients of the Kids Needs of Greater Englewood FL, Inc. Scholarship.
Left to right in the VW bus are Mary Jo Holleran, board co-chair, Marcia Ziegler, board secretary and Becca deRosa, board co- chair.
Event was EngleWOODSTOCK, a fundraiser sponsored by Leadership Englewood 2022