Creighton Construction & Development Raises Funds for Wounded Veterans

Creighton Construction & Development’s sixth annual 7-Eleven Redfish Rodeo Fishing Tournament raised $41,500 to support the Wounded Veterans Relief Fund.

An annual fundraising event for clients and project partners, the catch-and-release fishing tournament attracted more than 150 anglers and 37 boats to the waterways around Cape Coral, Pine Island and Sanibel. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Wounded Veterans Relief Fund, which assists veterans who served post-9/11.

“We are passionate about supporting our local veterans, and our annual Redfish Rodeo provides a great opportunity for our clients and project partners to get together for a great cause,” says Dan Creighton, CEO of Creighton Construction & Development.

At the conclusion of the Redfish Rodeo, the following individuals were crowned winners in these categories:

  • First Place: Alexis Dwyer, Charley Carpenter, David Niven, Mike Zarrella, Daniel Tubb and Darrin Covert

  • Second Place: Clay Rebol, Todd Rebol and Nick Koukos

  • Third Place: Adam Fullington, Mandy Fullington, Julia Phillips, Marley Phillips and Chris Miles

  • Calcutta Award: Christin Olsen

  • Monster Red Award: Ron Fair

For more information about Wounded Veterans Relief Fund, visit WVRF.org.

Gulf Coast Village Opens New ‘Faith and Fitness Trail’

Gulf Coast Village recently opened its new Faith and Fitness Trail for residents to appreciate the natural beauty of their surroundings while maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

The .6-mile shaded path winds through mature trees on Gulf Coast Village’s 36-acre residential campus on Santa Barbara Boulevard in Cape Coral. Along the trail, four exercise stations offer opportunities for residents to build strength, flexibility, balance and endurance, as well as picturesque locations for self-reflection.

“Gulf Coast Village promotes healthy living for all of its residents, and the new Faith and Fitness Trail combines key components of our overall wellness program,” says Lori Robbins, wellness coordinator at Gulf Coast Village. “We are fortunate to be surrounded by an incredibly beautiful natural environment, and it’s our hope that residents incorporate a stroll around the trail into their daily routine. A little fresh air and exercise in the morning is the best way to start a day.”

CCCF Scholarship Applications Open Jan. 2

The Cape Coral Community Foundation, sometimes referred to as Cape Foundation, will open applications for its scholarship program on Jan. 2.

The Community Foundation manages a wide range of unique scholarships established by individuals and families who feel passionate about furthering education for local students.

Scholarships are available to high school students, current college students and nontraditional students from Southwest Florida who are planning to attend four-year colleges and universities, community colleges and trade schools.

Interested students are encouraged to apply when applications open Jan. 2.