9th Annual Bricks & Sticks Fishing Tournament Raises $14,000 for Lee BIA Builders Care

Lee Builders Care

Check presented to Lee BIA Builders Care from Lee BIA with funds raised at the 2016 Bricks & Sticks Fishing Tournament

The ninth annual Bricks & Sticks Fishing Tournament hosted by the Lee Building Industry Association took place at the Tarpon Point Marina in Cape Coral the weekend of May 6-7 and raised a record of $14,234.46 for Lee BIA Builders Care from the live auction held in conjunction with the awards dinner on Saturday evening. The donation will go toward the nonprofit’s efforts in providing emergency home repairs and construction services to those in need.

The tournament saw 237 registered anglers on 70 boats competing for cash prizes. First prize of $5,000 was awarded to Team Tito’s (Mitch Williamson, Kyle Potts, Michael Williamson & Christopher Magnano), second prize of $3,000 was awarded to Team Better Buildings (Eric Carstensen, Mike Carstensen, & Miles Meredith) and third prize of $2,000 was awarded to Team Entegra Roofing (Dustin Parker, Brent Ferguson & Cliff Utt).

First place winners Team Titios: Mitch Williamson, Kyle Potts, Michael Williamson & Christopher Magnano.

A huge thank you to our supporting sponsors and partners including, Five County Insurance, Builders Insurance Group, Better Buildings Inc., Cape Coral Plumbing Inc., Wayne Wiles Floor Coverings, Minto, Harbourside Custom Homes, Boatmaster, Mohawk, Ferguson Enterprises, J.J. Haines, Shoreline Flooring Supplies, Stevens Construction, Gulf Tile, Wallace International Trucks, Fine Mark National Bank & Trust, Entegra Roof Tile, Daltile, Raymond Building Supply, Sky Zone Trampoline Park, SC Custom Homes LLC, Lee Mar Construction, Barraco and Associates Inc., Southern Premier Realty, Coastal Building Materials, Coastal Decks & Docks, Hooters, Nervermind Awesome Bar & Eatery, Bass Pro Shops, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Wicked Dolphin Artisan Rum, Suncoast Beverage Sales, Lyndon’s Bricks & Stones Inc., Service Painting of Florida, Shaw Floors, International Wholesale Tile LLC, Cape Pool Construction Inc., Dream Weaver, Juniper Landscaping and Botanics Design Group, NAC Products Inc., Southern Soffit Inc., Kinetico Water Systems, and Argos Ready Mix LLC. Lee BIA was able to raise over $14,000 for Builders Care.

“The BIA continues to host one of the area’s most successful and fun fishing events. This event is a highlight of my year. Many thanks to all those who donated items for the live auction.” said Christi Pritchett Sarlo, executive director of Builders Care. “These fundraising events are what allow us to make a difference in people’s lives.”

About Builders Care

Builders Care is the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA). Its mission is to provide emergency home repairs and construction services to elderly, disabled and economically disadvantaged people who are unable to obtain home repairs through traditional means. To date, Lee BIA Builders Care has put more than $3.8 Million in construction services back into the community at no cost to homeowners in need.  Builders Care enlists the volunteer services of Lee BIA members and leverages grants and donated materials to provide construction and remodeling services to qualified homeowners throughout Lee County. Builders Care is headquartered at the Lee BIA offices at 10501 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy., Suite 118 in Fort Myers. The Building Industry Association (www.BIA.net) is a 62-year-old association affiliated with National Home Builders Association and Florida Home Builders Association that serves to strengthen our community by advancing a professional building industry through advocacy, education and services. Donations can be made online at www.LeeBuildersCare.org, or to the Builders Care general fund at BB&T Page Field branch at 4959 South Cleveland Ave. in Fort Myers. More information is available by calling 239-938-0056. Follow Builders Care at Facebook.com/LeeBuildersCare or on Twitter @LeeBuildersCare.

Second place winners Team Better Buildings: Eric Carstensen, Mike Carstensen & Miles Meredith.
Third place winners Team Entegra Roofing: Dustin Parker, Brent Ferguson & Cliff Utt.