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Thursday, 05 November 2015 09:59

Back Bay Bash Seeks to Help Children with Autism

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Bootlegger’s Waterfront BBQ on San Carlos Island, across Estero Bay from Fort Myers Beach, will be the stage for the Back Bay Bash on Saturday, November 14. Organized by the Florida Helps Foundation, the Bash will be fundraising for the PADLS (Persons with Autism or Disabilities Learn Swim) Program, as well as provide support for Tabarrini Foundation’s Children’s Music Outreach and the My Autism Connection.

The Bash is described as a “hybrid festival,” with events and entertainment for families and adults, and it hopes to draw in people from all over South Florida to have a good time and support a good cause. One of the key attractions will be a music festival that will start at 5 pm, with a theme of Reggae and Tropical Rock that showcases local musicians. Bands and artists playing include Sowflo, Jungle Boyz, the Jeb Taylor Band, High Tide, and Renee Hose.

Family oriented fare will include the KIDZ ZONE, an area with entertainment for children ranging from bounce houses to magicians, which will also include activities that accommodate autistic and special needs kids. Pirate Boat rides will also be available to visitors, courtesy of Bootlegger’s next door neighbor, Salty Sam’s Marina.

The event will also have an Awareness Alley, which features 20 service providers that specialize in aiding special needs kids and their families.

Entry to the event will be free, but the Bash will request donations to the charities. VIP tickets are also available for $50, and that will include parking on the festival grounds, 2 free raffle tickets, and unlimited access to the VIP tent that provides free beer and wine along with food. It will also get your name in the VIP Section of the Bash Guide.

For more information on the Bash and the charities, contact the Florida Helps Foundation at (239) 896-2847, or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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