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Funds to benefit the Sunshine Education Academy and other YMCA programs

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (APRIL 24, 2019) – The Bonita Springs Sky Family YMCA held its 4th annual WHY Cook interactive dinner raising over $174,000 for the new Sunshine Education Academy (SEA) and other programs at the center. The state-of-the-art facility to date has raised 2.1 million dollars of its 2.7-million-dollar goal.
The annual dinner is led by Executive Chef Jamil Pineda from Michael’s On East located in Sarasota. Guests had the opportunity to cook a 4-course meal tableside.
“We are extremely grateful to the Bonita Springs community for their generosity and support we have had over the past 14 years,” states Mark Suwyn, Advisory Board Chair.
The Bonita Springs YMCA opened in the spring of 2005 thanks to the generous donations of local residents, businesses and community leaders.
The YMCA offers programs for all ages, stages, and abilities, including various sports such as soccer, basketball, pickleball, exercise classes, swimming, water aerobatics, health education and more. Registration is now open for Summer camp. Scholarships are available to families needing financial assistance.
The Bonita Springs YMCA is located at 27200 Kent Road, Bonita Springs. For more information call 239-221-7560, or visit

About the Sky Family YMCA
The SKY Family YMCA is a leading nonprofit that is strengthening southwest Florida communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Our YMCA is an intergenerational hub where men, women, and children – regardless of age, income or background, find the support to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve our community’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in Venice, Bonita Springs, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Englewood and Fort Myers, for more than 50 years, the Y has the long-standing and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.
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Erin Chokr
Director of Marketing
The SKY Family YMCA
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This article was submitted by a Guest Author of the Above Board Chamber.