12th Annual Bricks & Sticks Fishing Tournament Raises $12,000 for Lee BIA Builders Care

The Lee Building Industry Association (Lee BIA) hosted its 12th Annual Bricks & Sticks Fishing Tournament with the Captain’s Dinner held at The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon on June 6 and tournament day held at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva on June 8. Proceeds will benefit the Lee BIA in serving the building industry of Lee County as well as provide emergency construction services to elderly and/or disabled community members in need through Lee BIA Builders Care (Builders Care).

The Lee BIA raised $12,000 for Builders Care through the tournament live auction and saw 265 registered anglers on 72 boats competing for cash prizes in this catch and release tournament. The first place prize of $5,000 was awarded to Team Sanibel Captiva Community Bank (Tyler Marks, Brock Ferguson and Cliff Utt) with a total of 180.5 inches. The second place prize of $3,000 was awarded to Team HONC Industries (Steve Honc, Nelson Diaz, Dan Honc and Jayson Rider) with a total of 171 inches, and the third place prize of $2,000 was awarded to Team Wayne Wiles Floor Coverings (Randy Hutto, Colton Bottomley, Jon Moore and Mark Coon) with a total of 167 inches.



“We are so appreciative of the Lee BIA’s ongoing support since our establishment in 2005,” said Becky Swift, executive director of Builders Care. “The funds raised every year at this tournament allow us to provide much needed assistance to our neighbors in need.”

Sponsors and partners of this event include: Five County Insurance, Builders Insurance Group, Better Buildings, Inc., Cape Coral Plumbing, Wayne Wiles Floor Coverings, Ferguson Enterprises, Inc., LeeMar, Frank R. Jenkins Custom Homes, Advanced Roofing & Sheet Metal, HONC Industries, California Closets, Northpointe Bank, Williamson & Sons Marine Construction, Coastal Building Materials/Coastal Decks & Docks, US Floors/Coretec, Juniper, Dal-Tile Corp., All About Closets, Mohawk, BoatMaster Trailer, Hooters, Modern Tile & Carpet, Waltbillig & Hood, Mike Patrick Electric, Argos, JJ Haines/Bostik/TEC, Boral Roofing, Wallace International, Finemark Bank, Dreamweaver, Shaw Floors, Lyndon’s Bricks & Stones, NAC Products, Shoreline Flooring, Southern Soffit Inc., Service Contracting Solutions, IBERIA Bank, Latite Roofing & Sheet Metal, Bass Pro Shops and 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty.

About Lee Building Industry Association

The Lee Building Industry Association (Lee BIA) is a not for profit trade organization established in 1954 to promote, protect and preserve the building industry of Lee, Hendry and Glades counties. The Lee BIA is chartered by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and is an affiliate of the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA), giving members three memberships in one. These combined memberships provide a seamless, constant flow of information from all three levels of government, in addition to the various events and programs presented by the Lee BIA. It is comprised of over 400 member companies involved in every aspect of building and creating a thriving community for a growing Southwest Florida. The mission of the Lee BIA is to promote, protect and preserve homeownership, private property rights and affordable housing by advocating for balanced laws, regulation and fees through member education and outreach. The Lee BIA is headquartered at 6835 International Center Blvd., #4 in Fort Myers. For more information on membership and its various programs, please visit www.BIA.net or call 239-936-5525.

About Lee BIA Builders Care

Lee BIA Builders Care (Builders Care) is the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (Lee BIA). The mission of Builders Care is to provide emergency construction services at no cost to needy and deserving elderly and/or disabled homeowners, and their families, who cannot obtain repairs through traditional means. Builders Care offers a full range of emergency construction services to improve the safety and health of seniors and individuals with disabilities in need by enlisting the expertise and donated services and material of Lee BIA members, contractors, sub-contractors and businesses. To date, Builders Care has put more than $4.5 million in construction services back into the community at no cost to homeowners in need. Builders Care is funded through financial donations, grants and donated services and materials. Builders Care and the Lee BIA are headquartered at 6835 International Center Blvd. #4 in Fort Myers. For more information on Builders Care or to make a charitable donation visit LeeBuildersCare.org or call 239-938-0056.