The Children’s Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida (CAC) received a $359,500 donation from the Bobby Nichols Fiddlesticks Charity Foundation. Founded in 2002, the foundation has raised more than $5.4 million for children’s charities.
This year’s Nichols Cup Celebrity Pro-Am golf tournament, tennis tournament, and Kids for Kids Walk-a-thon, held in February, enabled the foundation to award a total of $779,000 to local children’s charities. On April 29, checks were presented to CAC as well as the Abuse Counseling and Treatment, and the Blessings in a Backpack program at James Stephens International Academy.
The Children’s Advocacy Center, a United Way partner agency, is a crisis center that works with sexually and physically abused children and is designed to be a safe and friendly place for them to come and be heard and help them get on the road to recovery. Information: (239) 939-2808 or www.cac-swfl.org.