Kickoff Sponsorship Information

Full, legal name of organization:
Manatee County Gator Club, an affiliate organization of the University of Florida Alumni Association.
Local Chapter address: Manatee County Gator Club
P.O. Box 451
Bradenton, FL 34206-0451
Phone number: 941-448-5198 (President, James Lynch)
Exemption Category: 501(C)(3)
Mission statement of organization: The mission of the University of Florida Alumni Association is to foster
and enhance the relationship between the University of Florida, its’ alumni and friends, and to support the
University’s mission of teaching, research, and service.
Brief description of services organization offers: The Manatee County Gator Club sponsors a wide variety of
social, service and fundraising events each year, the majority of which are for the purpose of raising funds for
scholarships. Several scholarships are awarded each year (eight this year at $1000 each) to deserving high
school students from Manatee County attending UF. Yearly events include participation in high school college
fairs and awards banquets, International Gator Day – this year we assisted the local Big Brothers/Big Sisters
organization host a year end picnic, Swamp Sale – yard sale Scholarship Fundraiser, a Casino Night Scholarship
fundraiser, and a Back-to-School Beach Bash dinner for incoming freshmen from the county.
Name of event: Kickoff Social & Casino Night Scholarship Fundraiser
Date and location of event: August 26, 2017 – IMG Academy Golf Club, Bradenton, FL
Description and purpose of event: This annual event is our primary scholarship fundraiser. With a football
tailgate theme, the evening will include a buffet dinner, casino-style games, and a silent auction. Also
acknowledged at the event are our scholarship recipients and their families along with distinguished local
alumni and members.
Additional Information:
Donations will be acknowledged on club’s website, at event, and in promotional emails prior to event date.
Club will display any promotional items on the auction table if desired and provided by donor.
Name and title of contact person: Dave Bolen, Board Member/Fundraising Committee
Physical address of contact person: 1210 Santiago Dr. Bradenton, FL 34209
E-mail address & phone number: - 941-724-2282