13th Annual Bricks & Sticks Fishing Tournament Raises over $16,000 for Lee BIA Builders Care

The 13th Annual Bricks & Sticks Fishing Tournament hosted by the Lee Building Industry Association took place at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva on September 5th, 2020, and raised more than $16,000.00 for Lee BIA Builders Care through the tournament’s live auction on Saturday evening. Funds raised will go toward the nonprofit’s efforts in providing emergency home repairs and construction services to elderly and/or disabled homeowners and families in Lee County.

In addition, the tournament saw 30 sponsors, 61 boats, and 209 anglers competing for cash prizes. Congratulations to this year’s tournament winners! 1st Place: Josh Constantine, Andrew Wiles, Michelle Wiles, Wayne Wiles #3 (Total Inches: 191.50);  2nd Place: Shane Earhart, Mark Wiles, Darin McMurray, Jeff Palmer, Wayne Wiles #1 (Total Inches: 183); 3rd Place: Ozzie Lessinger, Heriberto Alicea, Jose Medero, R.S. Walsh Landscaping (Total Inches: 174)

A very special thank you to those who contributed to the Live Auction to benefit Lee BIA Builders Care. Every dollar raised will further allow Builders Care to fulfill its mission and leave long-lasting impressions with local homeowners and families in need. Thank you to all who made it possible! South Seas Island Resort, Sunny Island Adventures, Built Right Pool Heaters, All Pool Systems, Cory Gierman, Chillbilly Worldwide, Stokes Marine, Inc., Luminary Hotel & Co., Natalie’s Skin Solutions, The Veranda, Total Wine & More, Bonefish Grill and Boatmaster Trailer.


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About Lee BIA Builders Care

The mission of Lee BIA 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. Lee BIA Builders Care offers a full range of no-cost emergency construction services to improve the safety and health for needy seniors and disabled individuals of all ages by enlisting the expertise and donated services and materials of contractors, sub-contractors and businesses. To date, Lee BIA Builders Care has put more than $4.75 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 to provide emergency construction services to qualified homeowners throughout the community. Lee BIA Builders Care is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization under the charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association. Lee BIA Builders Care is headquartered at 6835 International Center Blvd. #4 in Fort Myers. Donations can be made online at www.LeeBuildersCare.org. More information is available by calling 239-938-0056, and by following Builders Care at www.Facebook.com/LeeBuildersCare.

About the Lee Building Industry Association

The Lee Building Industry Association (Lee BIA), a not for profit trade organization representing Lee, Hendry and Glades counties, is a powerful voice for the building industry in the regulatory arena. 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 the local, state and national levels as well as the various networking opportunities, events and programs provided by the Lee BIA. It is comprised of over 400 companies involved in every aspect of building and creating a thriving community for a growing Southwest Florida.