The Save Kowiachobee Event!
Benefit for Kowiachobee Animal
Preserve and YP 10th Anniversary Celebration
Pool Party and Fashion Show
Brought to you by: Dan
Sinclair Productions, Inc.
Young Professionals of Fort Myers / Lee County Kowiachobee Animal Preserve
Saturday, June 16th, 2012 (Father's Day Weekend)
Main Event Noon to 8pm (yes, it was formerly 6pm)
Morning Speaker 9:30am to Noon - Scroll Down
Palms Pool Deck
Sanibel Harbour Resort
17260 Harbour Pointe Drive
Fort Myers FL 33908
See us on WINK TV this morning - Friday, June 15th at 7:50am Here
Over 1,000 tickets distributed, already. Only 3,000 tickets will be sold.
Tickets are $20 at the door, 50% off if purchased in advance.
VIP Tickets are $50 at the door, $30 in advance.
We strongly suggest avoiding the rush at the gate. If you have your wristband, you can avoid the line and just walk right in the entrance OR the exit.
Tickets/wristbands can be purchased in advance here and picked up at the locations below or at Will Call at the event, or can be purchased at the locations below, starting on Tuesday, June 6th:
Online Ordering - Tickets, Sponsorship, Bottle Service - Credit Card or PayPal
Sponsorship Package Summary
Page (in PDF
The YP room rate is $139/night for this event.
Room rates are normally $349/night during season, and $220 to $300 off season.
To book your room, call (800) 767-7777 and reference
Or book online at www.Sanibel-Resort.com
and use the code
booking ended May 31st, and after that date rooms are subject to availability.
Boat Slip Rentals
Want to reserve a boat slip for the day of the event? Contact (Dave at) Destination Boat Rentals (305-791-4322)Destination is the company that works at Sanibel Harbour Resort on the property and is in charge of their marina.
Car parking is by valet. Normally $8 for the day. Special YP rate of $2 for the day.
Due to the high volume of people, please car pool as much as possible. This will also help with making the line shorter when you come to the event. Also, the earlier you come, the shorter the line will be.
We strongly suggest coming early to the event, to avoid the traffic. If you try to arrive at the event an hour before it starts (i.e. arrive around 11am), you can sit out at the tiki bar at the main pool and have a drink before the event starts.
If the line gets ridiculously long, you might want to park on the side of summerlin (straight in, not parallel, to allow for more cars), or on the other side by the beach, and just walk to the sign on Punta Rassa road. The resort will be running trolleys back and forth from the edge of their property (the sign) to the resort.
Raffle tickets will be sold at the event for the following prizes (there will most likely be more prizes at the event than are here)
General Event Information
Event with Speaker Bill Walsh
in the ballroom, from 9:30am to Noon, click here
Register for free, here: http://www.ipowerteam.biz/success2020/
Click here for the VIP menu Click here for all options
Extra VIP tickets are $50 at the door, $30 in advance
The Fashion Show
Only showing local designers and boutiques in the fashion show.
Four fashion shows throughout the event. Models will be walking around in the VIP section after their respective fashion show, to show off the designer's swimsuit and pool wear outfits.
Gate and Front Entry Area Contact
Email ryan [AT] realesupport.com
VIP Staff, Fashion Show Staff, Models and Other, Contact
Email YP [AT] Dan Sinclair.com
Cell (239) 634-7877
Kowiachobee: www.Kowia.com Facebook
Come help us save Kowiachobee Animal Preserve a Non-Profit 501c(3) Registered Charity. An Educational and Hands On Learning Facility in Southwest Florida. Collier Code enforcement has confirmed Kowiachobee's compliance to ordinance for 11 years. The 12th year being this year they have re-interpreted the existing ordinance to find them in violation.
Collier County is trying to stop YOU, from going out to the preserve to see the animals. By doing so, they have just eliminated the majority of the donations to the preserve that pay for day-to-day operations.
Help us get Collier County Code Enforcement to do their jobs correctly, and help us with donations to keep the preserve alive until we can get this mistake corrected.
You can follow the events in the news at www.Kowia.com
Kowiachobee Animal Preserve, Inc.
2861 4th ave SE
(239) 352-5387 Naples Florida 34117
Download the Kowiachobee brochure
Kowiachobee in the news lately:
Saturday, May 12, 2012 Naples Daily News http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2012/may/12/holy-kowiachobee-animal-preserve-shuts-its-gates/?print=1
With more pictures
Monday, May 14, 2012 NBC-2 http://www.nbc-2.com/story/18382824/2012/05/14/kowaichobee-animal-preserve-forced-to-close
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 Fox4 News http://www.fox4now.com/news/local/151617915.html
Thursday, May 17, 2012 at the YP event at Cantina Laredo from 6pm to 9pm WINK News http://www.winknews.com/Local-Florida/2012-05-17/Kowiachobee-Animal-Preserve-seeks-support-to-keep-gates-open
Young Professionals www.YPFL.com
Young Professionals was created out of a need in the community for the younger professionals in the area to be able to network on a business level with people closer to their own age.
With a large number of new young professionals moving to the area each year, many local companies were having a problem with retention. If a new employee did not become rooted to the community within three to four months of arrival, they would typically return north. YP realized that attrition of young employees was an expensive problem for companies who had invested training and other resources in these new employees. As a result, general social events like boating and beach events, dinner and movie events, biking and rollerblading outings, and trips to local vacation spots like Key West and South Beach were added to tie these companies employees to the area, and allow them to establish their new location as their true home. A whole sports division consisting of softball teams from beginner to advanced, co-ed and single gender teams, were added, as well as kick ball and soccer teams, a tennis league at one point, and other teams. YP has run, and participates in golf tournaments, and our sister organizations run other events such as dodge ball and corn hole tournaments. We also tie in with events that other social groups run, such as beach parties, and charity events.
The organization also helps potential young leaders by offering educational speakers, helping YP members meet local leaders, encouraging involvement in leadership programs and board positions with local charities, and when they run for office, supporting our young leaders in obtaining those positions.
Young Professionals of Southwest Florida was the first independent YP group in the state, holding its first event in March of 2002. It and its leader, Dan Sinclair, launched the Naples YP in November 2003 with the help of Chad Phipps, Brandi Hanson, and a small board of directors. It also helped groups get started in many of the major cities in Florida. Young Professionals Inc. focuses on Lee County Florida, and works closely with the other YP groups in the area YP Naples, Charlotte County YP (CCYP), and the all new Hendry County YP.
The YP 10th Anniversary Celebration on June 16, 2012 to benefit the Kowiachobee Animal Preserve is a join event involving YP Lee County / Fort Myers, YP Naples, CCYP and Hendry County YP.
Upcoming YP Events www.YPFL.com
Thursday, June 28th 6:30pm to 9:30pm YP Business Networking at Omni Fitness food, wine, beer, pop and water provided by the host
Thursday, July 26th 6:00pm to 9:30pm Networking and YP Member-to-Member Business Fair at Crowne Plaza at the Bell Tower Mall from 6Pm to 7:30pm followed by Building Wealth with Bill Walsh from 7:30pm to 9:30pm with dinner and drinks after
Thursday, August 16th 6pm to 9pm Edison Ballroom YP Networking and Member-to-Member Business Fair complete with Shameless Self Promotion and Active Networking
Wednesday, September 12th 5pm to 8pm YP Business Networking at the Fort Myers YMCA food, wine, beer, pop and water provided by the host
Wednesday, October 31st - YP Halloween Party (every two years - alternates with the Holiday Party) www.YPHalloween.com
Dan Sinclair Productions Inc.
Dan Sinclair Productions Inc. is a non-profit Florida corporation set up for the sole purpose of creating, running and promoting epiq fundraising events for Kowiachobee Animal Preserve and Young Professionals, that are fun, provide amazing value, and very memorable for the participants.