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Pool Pros Sponsors 2016 BUG Chase


The Fort Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis will hold the 8th annual Calusa Bug Chase 5K run and BUG Crawl on January 30 at the Calusa Nature Center, 3450 Ortiz Avenue in Fort Myers. The race will benefit the Fort Myers Metro Kiwanis Club's BUG (Bringing Up Grades) Program. Participants can register online at ftmyerstrackclub.com.

The Big Bug co-title sponsors for the race are Pool Pros and Larue Pest Management. Other sponsors include

The Mitchell Family at the 2014 BUG Chase
  • Leslea Ellis, LLC
  • United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee
  • Paychex
  • MLS Title, LLC
  • Island Aire of Southwest Florida
  • Ludden Insurance
  • Great Clips - Cape Coral
  • and Charlie Dodson of State Farm

The Bagel Factory of Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres Gazette and Calusa Nature Center are committed to in-kind sponsorships. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available starting at the $150 level.

The course, supervised by the Fort Myers Track Club, travels the trails at the nature center and a portion of the asphalt bike path on Ortiz and will be timed with Chrono Track Big Tag Technology. Packet pick-up will take place the day of the race from 6:30 to 7:15am. Race day registration begins at 6:30am and race time is 7:30am. Adult pre-registration up to January 22 is $20, January 23 to 29 registration is $25 and race day registration is $35. Youth (17 and under) discounted pre-registration is $10, January 23 to 29 registration is $15 and race day registration is $25. Registration includes a long-sleeve commemorative T-shirt, complimentary race day admission to the Calusa Nature Center and refreshments. Overall and age group awards for the 5K run will be presented.

All proceeds benefit the Fort Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis BUG (Bring UP Grades) program, designed to provide recognition to local elementary students who raise their grades to an acceptable range and maintain or continue to raise them from one grading period to the next. The Metro-McGregor Kiwanis currently has BUG programs at Orangewood and Littleton Elementary schools and is actively seeking more schools to participate.

For more information regarding the race or to become a sponsor, contact Heather Chouinard at [email protected]

The Metro-McGregor Kiwanis Club is looking for more service-minded individuals and business professionals who would like to make a direct impact on the community through volunteering. Meetings are held every Tuesday at 11:30am in Fort Myers. For details on joining the Metro-McGregor Kiwanis Club, call club president Heather Chouinard at 332-4440. The Metro-McGregor Kiwanis Club can be found on Facebook or online at www.Metro-McGregor.com.

This article originally appeared on December 25, 2015 at http://riverweeklynews.suncoastpress.com/?iid=134213#folio=4.

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