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Students Take Adventure Cruise on Pirate Ship

Dozens of Boys & Girls Club of Lee County (BGCLC) members, ages 6-16, experienced the world of being a pirate last week, thanks to a donation of Salty Sam’s Pirate Cruise. The cruise was the finale to a week of learning about pirates and their history Southwest Florida as part of our summer enrichment programs. Participants came ready in costumes to board the ship.

“From the minute they stepped on board, they had a fantastic time”. Said CEO, Denise Gergley. “Many of our kids have never been on a boat before and we are so thankful to Salty Sam’s for giving our students this unique experience.”

On board, the students were able to interact with the Pirates who took them on a journey of treasure hunting as well as engaging them in fun activities like face painting, dancing, and more. The cruise was a reward for members who have consistent participating and good behavior. The day was a fun and unique experience for our summer members who may never have an opportunity like this if it wasn’t for the BGCLC.

The Boys & Girls County of Lee County continues to strive to help our members be successful in school and in adulthood, to be healthy and active, and to develop strong character skills they need to become future leaders.  Support of the Boys & Girls Club of Lee County helps to support their programs to provide education, the arts, health and wellness, leadership and service, sports and recreation programs. For more information, visit us at

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