The members of MarineMax Fort Myers invite the Southwest Florida community to “an evening under the stars” with a goal to reach $1 million raised for Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida since the annual MarineMax Yacht Gala began in 2016.

The event will be held at 6 p.m. at the MarineMax Fort Myers Marina, 14030 McGregor Blvd. Emceed by Jen Stacy, morning anchor for ABC-7 WZVN, guests will hear from Armando Llechu, chief officer of hospital operations and women and children services at Lee Health.

The event will also offer an open bar, catered barbecue, and silent and live auctions including attractive packages such as a guitar signed by Cliff Williams of AC/DC, a one week stay on upper Boca Grande, and a luxury sunset cruise for eight provided by MarineMax. In addition to the event taking place outdoors, guests can also anticipate comprehensive COVID-19 safety measures such as sanitizing stations and complimentary facial masks.

To date, the MarineMax Yacht Gala has raised about $800,000 to help advance innovative programs, technologies and services at Golisano Children’s Hospital. Some of these lifesaving programs include pediatric urology services, pediatric burn services, and dialysis services.

Registration for individual tickets and table sponsorship close on Jan. 10. Individual tickets are $250. Table sponsorship includes a reserved table for 10 guests. Visit LeeHealthFoundation.org/MarineMax for more details and to reserve your tickets today.

About MarineMax Fort Myers

Serving the Fort Myers area for more than 25 years, MarineMax is the world’s largest recreational boat and yacht retailer, selling new and used recreational boats, yachts and related marine products and services, as well as providing yacht brokerage and charter services. MarineMax has over 100 locations worldwide, including 77 retail dealership locations, which includes 31 marinas or storage operations. For more information, please visit www.marinemax.com/FortMyers.

About Golisano Children’s Hospital

Established in 1994, Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida has been named a “Top Hospital” three consecutive years by The Leapfrog Group. It is the only recognized children’s hospital between Tampa and Miami. Lee Health opened the new 134-bed Golisano Children’s Hospital in May 2017, relocating the children’s hospital from the adjacent HealthPark Medical Center. It includes comprehensive pediatric services including a 24-hour pediatric emergency department, hematology-oncology unit, milk lab, Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Center, and Level II and Level III NICU with 70 private rooms. Golisano Children’s Hospital is proud to have been named Soliant’s 2018 Most Beautiful Hospital in the U.S., a recognition determined by popular vote. For more information, visit GolisanoChildrensSWFL.org.