The 23rd annual Thunder By The Bay Music & Motorcycle Festival, held this past February at the Sarasota Fairgrounds, announced that it raised $224,000 for Suncoast Charities for Children. Each year, special event net proceeds raised by Suncoast Charities are granted to the Suncoast Foundation to provide support to six area non-profit agencies. Recent projects completed, or scheduled to occur, include installation of a new computer lab for Special Olympics Florida/Sarasota County; construction of a new sensory room at Loveland Center; a grant to The Haven in support of its “Growing Healthy Kids” program to feed at-risk children; multiple capital improvements to several campus locations occupied by The Florida Center for Early Childhood; installation of a new playground at Children First; and construction of a new multi-purpose building for Venice Challenger Baseball. Next year’s festival is scheduled for February 18-20, 2022.

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