Doc Ford’s Joins CHR Mardi Gras as Platinum Sponsor

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Doc Ford’s Rum Bar and Grille joins the growing list of sponsors for CHR’s Mardi Gras fundraiser as a platinum level sponsor. The event will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club on Sanibel.

Pictured (L to R) are Doc Ford’s Rum Bar and Grille crew: Donna Butz, Rene Ramirez, Brenda Harrity, Kim McGonnel, Elizabeth Barker, Marty Harrity, and Jeff Kelly.

Pictured (L to R) are Doc Ford’s Rum Bar and Grille crew: Donna Butz, Rene Ramirez, Brenda Harrity, Kim McGonnel, Elizabeth Barker, Marty Harrity, and Jeff Kelly.

“We are excited to celebrate Mardi Gras and support CHR’s important mission again this year,” said Doc Ford’s co-owner Marty Harrity. “The event is a great opportunity for the residents of Sanibel to band together and help one another. It’s a privilege to be part of an

event that fosters a sense of community on this special island.”

CHR executive director Kelly Collini is grateful for Doc Ford’s continuing participation. “Doc Ford’s has been supporting Mardi Gras since its first year, and they have supported the work of CHR longer than that. In fact, CHR has been home to some Doc Ford’s staff members in past years, so we go way back with Marty and his crew. Mardi Gras and Doc Ford’s make a great combination—both are symbols of adventure and fun.”

Mardi Gras will be a chance to celebrate the festive New Orleans tradition with a dash of Sanibel style. The funfilled evening will include a stroll down Bourbon Street, authentic New Orleans food and drink, live music, and an opportunity to help fund the renovation of older CHR housing units.

Doc Ford’s Rum Bar and Grille is the second platinum sponsor for CHR’s Mardi Gras, joining event Premier Sponsor, The Sanibel Catering Company by Bailey’s, event Presenting Sponsor, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, and event platinum sponsor, The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company. Proceeds from CHR’s Mardi Gras support the organization’s mission of providing affordable housing on Sanibel. All donations to CHR are tax deductible. For additional sponsorship information, call Arlene Dillon at 239-472-4932 or Melissa Rice at 239-398-0404, or visit SanibelCHR.org/Mardi-Gras-2016.