Fiddler’s Creek Residents Donate 1,500 School Supply Items to Manatee Elementary Students

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Fiddler’s Creek residents recently donated more than 1,500 back-to-school items for students starting a new year at Manatee Elementary School.

Fiddler's Creek Residents at Manatee Elementary School

Fiddler’s Creek residents recently donated more than 1,500 back-to-school items for students starting a new year at Manatee Elementary School.

“Again this year, the faculty and staff of Manatee Elementary School were awestruck by the generosity of the Fiddler’s Creek community and their residents,” said Manatee Elementary Principal Dr. Laurie Mearsheimer. “The donations by Fiddler’s Creek residents are a huge help to families that might otherwise struggle, and with our current situation following Hurricane Irma, your largesse has become even more needed and appreciated.”

Fiddler’s Creek residents, along with the membership and activities team, delivered 249 notebooks, 93 backpacks, 29 lunch boxes, 124 boxes of crayons and a variety of other items and necessities – enough to check off the supply needs of dozens of students.

The annual Back to School Drive at Fiddler’s Creek started several years ago after a resident learned many students at the nearby elementary school started the school year without shoes. Since that time, and as more and more residents have become aware of the need, the donations have continued to grow.

“Fiddler’s Creek is pleased to again support this great cause,” said Ron Albeit, General Manager of The Club & Spa at Fiddler’s Creek. “We applaud the generosity of our residents and their dedication to this effort, resulting in nearly double the contributions of last 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 has been named a Distinguished Club by BoardRoom magazine for a second consecutive year, a prestigious honor reserved for the top private clubs in the world.

“Receiving the Distinguished Club designation demonstrates our efforts to continually elevate the club experience for our members and their guests,” said Aubrey J. Ferrao, CEO of Fiddler’s Creek Community LLC. “We are dedicated to providing exceptional amenities and service at Fiddler’s Creek, and this award recognizes and honors that commitment.”

Residents of Fiddler’s Creek enjoy amenities that 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 fine dining. The Club & Spa at Fiddler’s Creek 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 at Fiddler’s Creek, 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 12 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, and recently awarded its 15th consecutive AAA Four Diamond rating. A limited number of nonresident annual and seasonal memberships, with term date flexibility, are currently available at both The Golf Club at Fiddler’s Creek 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 seven preferred homebuilders – Taylor Morrison, Harbourside Custom Homes, Stock Custom Homes, Pulte 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

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