NAPLES, Florida (September 26, 2023) – The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (CMON) is bringing back the highly anticipated fundraising event, Backyard Bash, on Saturday, October 21 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the museum. Hosted by Nancy and Chris Lombardo, this event is proudly sponsored by Bodine Perry, B&I Contractors, and Corporate Valuation Services. with proceeds benefiting CMON’s access-for-all program, which provides free or deeply discounted museum admission for more than 20,000 people annually.
Adults 21+ are invited to feel like kids again as they play their favorite backyard games and enjoy some big-time college football games. Plus, test your putting skills with special mini-golf challenges from the creative mind of Chris Lombardo.
Enjoy dinner from local food trucks, a curated beer and wine beverage selection, live music, and chances to win exciting prizes. Dinner from local food trucks will be provided by Addison’s on the Go, Cajun Gringos, Dippidy Donuts, Easy Cheesy, Tipsy Udder, and Wicked Streatery.
All funds raised go to bolstering the CMON’s access programs, which include providing $2 admission and $30 memberships to families eligible for food assistance programs like SNAP and WIC. It also supports the library access program allowing up to four passes to be checked out for free from all libraries in Collier, Lee and, new this year, Charlotte counties.