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Riding for the Kids: Annual Toys for Christmas benefit and Patrick Stott Memorial Bike Run hosted by Beach Pub Sunday

November 11, 2011
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

The 11th annual Toys for Christmas Toy Drive benefit and 10th annual Patrick Stott Memorial Bike Run, all hosted by the Beach Pub, 1661 I St., hits the sand Sunday, Nov. 13, with registration at 10 a.m. and the ride beginning at 10:30 a.m. The cost to ride is $10 per poker hand.

Lou Caleca and Tim Miller, owners of the Beach Pub and avid bikers, are sure to organize their run around distance, with about three good stops, ensuring riders have plenty of time to enjoy some wind in the hair.

When returning from the run, during the all-day benefit, enjoy great live music throughout the day, plenty of fun, food, 50/50s, raffles, prizes and giveaways.

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Get ready to ride for a cause this weekend, as the 10th annual Patrick Stott Memorial Bike Run rides off Sunday, Nov. 13, hosted by the Beach Pub, 1661 I St. Registration is at 10 a.m., first bike out at 10:30 a.m., poker hands are $10 apiece, and all funds and unwrapped toys raised go to the Fort Myers Beach Fire Dept. for dispersal to local families in need.

On the musical lineup, Steve "The Lucky Dog"?Lutke will open the show around noon, followed by the Elijah duo, Tommy V, and possibly some other special musical guests throughout the day.

Those attending either the run or the benefit (or both) are encouraged to make a monetary donation for the cause, or donate a new, unwrapped toy.

All toys and funds raised are donated to the Fort Myers Beach Fire Department, for proper dispersal to our local islanders, offering an extra ray of cheer during the holiday season.

Fact Box

Toys for Christmas benefit

& Patrick Stott Memorial

Bike Run


Sunday, Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. to close

What: A memorial bike run and all-day benefit to raise funds and toy donations for local kids

Live music: Steve Lutke, Elijah duo, and Tommy V

What else will be there: Raffles, 50/50s & more!

"I'm always excited to hold this benefit, for all the good that it does for our community especially in these hard economic times," Lou said. "I feel it's especially important to continue it right now."

If interested in making a donation, but won't be able to make the benefit, feel free to call the Beach Pub, and Lou will happily come by to pick it up.

"I want to thank all of the beach businesses that have donated an item for the raffle drawings, and all of you who will be able to make it out to our benefit,"?Lou said. "Year after year, I'm always so grateful for all the help we get from the community during these fund-raisers."

For more information or to make a donation to the cause, call the Beach Pub at 765-6102.

About The Beach Pub

The Beach Pub has been an island staple on Fort Myers Beach for decades. Resting comfortably right on the gulf, Beach-Pubbers can dig their toes in the sand while taking in fresh live music, cold beer and wine and maybe a game or two or pool.

The Pub offers a Mug Club happy hour every Monday to Friday, from 4 to 8 p.m., where purchasing a $5 souvenir mug gets you a free fill and discounted prices from there on out.

Feel free to decorate your mug and hang from one of the hundreds of designated hooks on the pub ceiling for storage until next time, or take it home and fill it up with whatever your heart desires.

A standard happy hour is also offered at the pub every day, Monday to Sunday, from 7 to 10 p.m., where all domestic cans are just $2 each. Unwind after a long day with a full bucket!

And, on Thursdays, anyone wearing a Beach Pub T-shirt can enjoy two-for-ones, from 4 to 7 p.m.

Hours to the Beach Pub are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Sunday.

For more information, call the pub at 765-6102.



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