We Put the Fun Into Fundraising

People like to have fun. They also like to know that they can make a real difference in their community. That’s where Suncoast Charities for Children comes in.

The primary source of revenue for our mission comes from various local festivals and events held throughout the year. Each one provides plenty of opportunities for fun with a focus on giving back. A special “thank you” goes out to all of our generous sponsors, donors and event attendees.  With your help, children, teens and adults with special needs in our community have access to the resources, support and services they deserve to live fuller, happier lives.

Check out the event tabs below to learn more about our upcoming festival and event fundraisers.

Thunder by the Bay

Rev the engines and raise those funds! This iconic Festival features a Sporting Clay Tournament, “Taste of Thunder” and a three-day Festival at the Sarasota Fairgrounds featuring continuous live music, over 100 vendors, a bike show, motorcycle charity ride, on-site camping, and much more for the entire family to enjoy! It is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Suncoast Charities for Children.  Over the past 26 years, the Festival has raised over $2.8 Million for charity.  For more information visit:  THUNDERBYTHEBAY.ORG

Suncoast SummerFest Fishing with Kids.

Suncoast Summer Fest

Suncoast Summer Fest offers a series of special event fundraisers throughout the Summer season.  Events include a Golf Classic, July 4th Bayfront Fireworks,  “Waves & Wheels” Party & Fun Run, and much more!  For more information visit: SUNCOASTSUMMERFEST.ORG

Santa's Boat at the Holiday Boat Parade
Holiday Boat Parade of Lights logo

Holiday Boat Parade

This event is produced in partnership with Marina Jack each December and features beautifully decorated boats for the holiday season on Sarasota Bay.  Spectators are encouraged to donate an unwrapped toy or book. For more information visit:  SUNCOASTCHARITIESFORCHILDREN.ORG