an FGCU Research Reef
"Kimberly's Reef"
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Donations made through the Florida Shell Company, LLC are not tax deductible. All proceeds from from the Restoration Reef Project fundraiser will go to the FGCU Water School’s deployment of Kimberly’s Reef.

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Join us to raise funds to deploy Kimberly's Reef!

Become a sponsor* to help us raise funds for the deployment of “Kimberly’s Reef”. Proceeds from our event will support The FGCU Water School’s Vester Field Station deploy “Kimberly’s Reef” as an innovative under-water reef laboratory and classroom. Join us in support of clean water and the future development of reef infrastructure along our Gulf Coast of southwest Florida and beyond! CLICK HERE FOR OUR SPONSORSHIP PACKET and the button below to register payment online!

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Don’t miss out on a great evening supporting a great cause! Join Mel & Scott from Gator Country 101.9 and an evening of good food, good vibes and waves of support for clean water. Enjoy a beach themed silent auction and groovy live music and steel drums from Mark Dupuy. Don’t miss out. Get your tickets today!

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*Please note sponsorship contributions are not tax-deductible. All proceeds from this event will be donated by The Florida Shell Company, LLC to the The FGCU Water School’s Vester Field Station deploy “Kimberly’s Reef”.

Gator Country 101.9's Mel & Scott will join us October 21 at Rusty's in Cape Coral to emcee the evening starting at 5:00 PM! You won't want to miss it!

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Boat House Tiki Bar & Grill

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Suncoast Beverage Sales

Suncoast Beverage Sales is the authorized distributor of Anheuser-Busch products to wholesalers, restaurants, sports lounges, drug stores, the hospitality industry and other popular commercially licensed institutions in Southwest Florida.
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Rusty’s Raw Bar & Grill

Rusty’s Raw Bar & Grill is an award winning laid back and local spot with four locations in Southwest Florida. We offer a casual dining experience and welcoming staff. Enjoy live entertainment, daily drink deals, and a wide variety of menu items including fresh seafood and hot-off-the-grill dishes. Rusty’s has something to satisfy everyone.
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The Florida Shell Company

The Florida Shell Company, LLC is a recycling and reuse company based in coastal Florida. The vision of The Shell Company is to provide a viable and profitable means to recycle shell to help create clean water.
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Community Driven

The evening fundraiser is supported by individuals and businesses who have come together to support the deployment of artificial reefs in the Gulf of Mexico, Florida’s estuaries, and beyond.

Research Reef

The FGCU Artificial Reef will serve as an exclusive training site for FGCU scientific divers as they pursue their AAUS (American Academy of Underwater Sciences) certification. We are proud to partner with the Water School’s Vester Field Station so FGCU can deploy “Kimberly’s Reef”.

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Kimberly's Reef

Join us in support of clean water and the future development of reef infrastructure along our Gulf Coast of southwest Florida and beyond by raising funds to support “Kimberly’s Reef” as an innovative local, under-water reef laboratory and classroom!

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Please make a donation specifically to the Friend’s of Vester by clicking the button below. Important: 1. Please write RUSTY’S in the comment section on the donation form and 2. make sure to designate the donation to go to “Friends of Vester” in the dropdown. We want to make sure that every donation counts towards our efforts to deploy this reef in Southwest Florida!

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