It was an absolutely beautiful Saturday for the exciting fundraiser at The Bearded Clam Waterfront Restaurant & Tiki Bar in Sarasota, FL. Owner Wesley Rose had a fun filled Fun Run event for boaters to raise money for the Humane Society of Manatee County. It started at 10 am with a breakfast buffet for the participants before they headed off for a fun day on the water.
The groups went by boat to five restaurant locations (Swordfish Grill, Salty Dog, New Pass Grill, Bridge Tenders and Drift Inn) to draw a card for the best poker hand and a chance to win half of the proceeds. Everyone worked hard to coordinate, organize and volunteer their time to make the event successful. It was a lively day with energy abounding, music entertainment, 50/50 raffles and prize giveaways.
Rose is not new to fund raising. He has raised thousands in the last five years for Big Brothers / Big Sisters of Sun Coast and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Manatee County and often has fishing tournaments for charity.
The Humane Society of Manatee is the beneficiary of Rose’s fund raising for the entire year, with the Fun Run accumulating a $1,100.00 donation.