Fiddler’s Creek Residents Donate 800 School Supplies to Manatee Elementary Students

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Fiddler’s Creek residents recently donated more than 800 back-to-school items for students starting the new year at Manatee Elementary School.

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Fiddler’s Creek residents recently donated more than 800 back-to-school items for students starting the new year at Manatee Elementary School.

“Once again, we are in awe of the generosity of the Fiddler’s Creek community,” said Manatee Elementary Principal Wendy Borowski. “Through the donations of Fiddler’s Creek residents, we have been able to help so many students and families who otherwise might not have the materials they need to help them transition to the new school year smoothly.”

Fiddler’s Creek residents Chris Connors, George Rogers and Al Tetta – along with the membership and activities team from The Club & Spa at Fiddler’s Creek – delivered 69 backpacks, 60 pairs of shoes, 156 notebooks, 49 composition books, 47 binders, 42 lunch boxes and enough school essentials to check off the supply lists for dozens of students.
“For more than 20 years, we look forward to the school year as much as the students and are happy to encourage their success,” Rogers said. “After talking with Wendy and hearing about “additional students’ needs, we plan to hold a New Year, New Shoes and Backpacks drive in January with the goal of finishing the school year refreshed and focused.”

The annual school supply drive at Fiddler’s Creek started several years ago after a resident learned many students started the school year without shoes. Just this year, donations doubled when residents learned about a little boy who was concerned about returning to school because he didn’t think his parents would have money to buy him supplies. An assistant principal – with Fiddler’s Creek in mind – assured the boy his needs would be met, changing his entire attitude about the new school year.

Located on Collier Boulevard on the way to Marco Island, Fiddler’s Creek is an award-winning residential community in Naples, Florida. Fiddler’s Creek was named a Distinguished Emerald Club by BoardRoom magazine, a prestigious honor reserved for only the top 5 percent of private clubs in the world.

“Being named a Distinguished Emerald Club is an incredible honor,” said Aubrey J. Ferrao, CEO of Fiddler’s Creek Community LLC. “We are dedicated to providing an unrivaled club experience at Fiddler’s Creek, and this award recognizes our commitment. Our members are proud to belong to one of the top clubs in the world.”

Amenities include the 54,000-square-foot Club & Spa at Fiddler’s Creek, a fitness center, tropical lagoon-style swimming complex, tennis courts, and both casual and elegant dining. The Club & Spa offers a luxurious resort lifestyle and hosts numerous community-wide parties and special events for residents of all ages.

Fiddler’s Creek residents have the opportunity to join The Golf Club, featuring The Creek Course, an Arthur Hills-designed championship golf course ranked in Golfweek’s 100 Best Residential Golf Courses in the U.S. for 11 consecutive years. Residents of the 4,000-acre master-planned community also have the opportunity to join The Tarpon Club, which offers a beach and boating experience that includes beach access at the Marco Beach Ocean Resort, ranked among the Top Resorts in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards and by Conde Nast Traveler. A limited number of nonresident annual and seasonal memberships, with term date flexibility, are currently available at both The Golf Club and The Tarpon Club.

Preconstruction and move-in ready homes at Fiddler’s Creek are priced from the $400,000s to over $2 million and are offered by five preferred homebuilders – Taylor Morrison, Harbourside Custom Homes, Lennar Homes, Ashton Woods Homes and D.R. Horton.

For membership details and more information about Fiddler’s Creek, call 239-732-9300, stop by the Fiddler’s Creek Information Center at 8152 Fiddler’s Creek Parkway in Naples, or visit http://www.fiddlerscreek.com. Aubrey J. Ferrao is CEO of Fiddler's Creek Community LLC.

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