Sunshine Ace Hardware recently raised approximately $50,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) during the store's first Grill & Chill event, the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce said.
The event featured grilling demonstrations, offers, giveaways and some activities for families in the Naples area, the Fort Myers Chamber said.
Sunshine Ace presented a check to the MDA. They raised the money with help from the southwest Florida community through the Shamrock program. The funds will help send local kids with the disease to a summer camp, according to the Fort Myers Chamber.
“Each year, our employees and customers spread a little more luck to MDA families around St. Patrick’s Day by purchasing MDA shamrocks,” Michael Wynn, president of Sunshine Ace Hardware, said. “We are extremely thankful to the southwest Florida community for helping Sunshine Ace Hardware make a difference in the community.”
The Sunshine Ace Hardware participated in the Shamrock program in February and March. The company joined the program in 2011 and has raised about $176,000 since then, according to the Fort Myers Chamber.