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Lee BIA Builders Care announces date, sponsorship opportunities for 10th annual BBQ, Bands & Brew event

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Feb. 13, 2019) – Lee BIA Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA), has announced April 7 as the date for its 10th annual BBQ, Bands & Brew event, presented by All Star Equipment Rentals & Sales.

Celebrating this milestone year, the event will feature some of Southwest Florida’s top pit masters competing for the title of “Best BBQ in Town,” live music from local headlining bands, numerous vendors, and fun-filled activities for all ages including a lively cornhole tournament and a children’s play area with face-painting, games and more.

“BBQ, Bands & Brew has grown into our largest annual fundraising event, and its steady growth over the years has enabled us to help make a difference in the lives of more local homeowners and families in need,” said Becky Swift, executive director of Lee BIA Builders Care. “Every dollar raised stays right here in this community, and we’re thrilled to celebrate a decade of this event’s continued success and positive impact for our neighbors who need it most. We’re looking forward to making our 10th annual BBQ, Bands & Brew one to remember.”

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. To date, Lee BIA Builders Care has helped more than 385 Lee County households, providing in excess of $4.5 million in construction services and materials at no cost to families.

BBQ, Bands & Brew will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 7 at Centennial Park, 2000 W. First St. in Fort Myers. Admission is $10 per person and children 12 and under are free. Tickets will be available for purchase in advance or at the gate.

Last year’s event attracted more than 10,000 guests to Centennial Park. To date, the event has raised over $500,000 in support of Lee BIA Builders Care.

All Star Equipment Rentals & Sales is returning as presenting sponsor for BBQ, Bands & Brew. Additional sponsorship opportunities range from $500 to $6,500 and include recognition in marketing and promotional materials, event tickets, preferred parking, barbecue lunch and more.

A complete lineup of performing artists and vendors will be released in the coming weeks.

To learn more about ticket and sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.bbqbandsandbrew.com or call 239-938-0056.

About Lee BIA Builders Care

Builders Care is the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (Lee BIA). 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. To date, Lee BIA 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 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 and the Lee BIA are headquartered at 6835 International Center Blvd. #4 in Fort Myers. The Lee Building Industry Association (www.BIA.net) is a 64-year-old association affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders and Florida Home Builders Association that serves 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. Donations can be made online at www.LeeBuildersCare.org. More information is available by calling 239-938-0056. Follow Builders Care at Facebook.com/LeeBuildersCare or on Twitter @LeeBuildersCare.