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‘Pinwheels in the Park’ to raise awareness for Child Abuse Prevention Month

By Staff | Mar 22, 2024

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to recognize the importance of protecting children from abuse and neglect.

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida, the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office are teaming up for the third annual Pinwheels in the Park event on Saturday, April 6, to promote awareness of the services provided by the CAC.

In 2008, Prevent Child Abuse America named the pinwheel the national symbol for child abuse prevention. The pinwheel represents playfulness and joy, a physical reminder of the great childhoods we want for all children.

The Mighty Mussels game will take place at Hammond Stadium against the Tampa Tarpons on April 6; first pitch is 6 p.m. The stadium will host a family-fun children’s Easter egg hunt one hour before the game. Custom Pinwheel jerseys will be worn by the Mighty Mussels, with select pieces available for purchase through an online auction after the game.

In addition to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office as the title sponsor, other sponsors for the event include Commercial Air Management; Edison National Bank; Emily Hunter; Entech; Florida Panther Loading Service; Hats by Hawes; Iron Ridge Insurance-HiLB Group; Karla Y. Campos-Andersen Esq.; Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company; Merrill Lynch; Nor-Tech Hi-Performance Boats; Priority Business Solutions; Sanibel Captiva Community Bank and Storm Smart.

Tickets to the April 6 game are $15 and can be purchased at fevo-enterprise.com/event/CAC24, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the CAC. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact Jessica Walker at jwalker@Markham-Norton.com.