“GOLF TOURNAMENT”

We are ready for another wonderful outing in September – Golfers and Sponsors please sign up TODAY!  Here is your link: https://www.planmygolfevent.com/30678-SYAL_Golf_Scramble General Information: Spring Run Golf Club, 9501 Spring Run Blvd, Bonita Springs, FL 34135 Saturday, September 15th, 2018 Registration 7:00 am Shot Gun start 8:00 am  Format: 4 Person Scramble Purpose: This is […]

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Teen Driver Challenge

We have some openings left in October – August and September classes are FULL.  Friday classes are held at AAA Auto Club South on Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers from 5p to 8p.  The driving portion is held on Saturday’s beginning at 8:45a.  A map to the location will be provided.  We are usually done by 3:00p, […]

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Hog, Air Dogs and ARCHERS!

Mark your calendars now for a family friendly and fun-filled weekend of activity, competition and demonstrations November 9th through 11th at Six Bends Harley-Davidson in Fort Myers (just off I-75 at exit 131).  The Lee County Sheriff’s Youth Activities League (SYAL) will join the rolling thunder and aerial feats at the annual Hogs & Air […]

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How We Grow – Our Partners and Donors

Our programs are tied to the local community and it’s essential we have support and develop partnerships with various individuals, businesses and organizations.  The following are those who have contributed to the progress, development and advancement of the Lee County Sheriff’s Youth Activities – we are grateful to EVERYONE: Enterprise Foundation The United Way Cape Coral Bass […]

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Hog, Air Dogs and ARCHERS!

Mark your calendars now for a family friendly and fun-filled weekend of activity, competition and demonstrations November 9th through 11th at Six Bends Harley-Davidson in Fort Myers (just off I-75 at exit 131).  The Lee County Sheriff’s Youth Activities League (SYAL) will join the rolling thunder and aerial feats at the annual Hogs & Air Dogs national dock jumping event by featuring our own young competitors Saturday morning and afternoon in Top Rocker Field, right next to the dock jumping site.  Archers, ages 6 through 17, from seven area SYAL-sponsored programs will take aim to win trophies, medals and other prizes in our annual year-end tournament.  “We’re thankful to this year’s organizers of the Hogs & Air Dogs event to allow us to hold our competition that weekend,” said Lieutenant Larry King, Executive Director of SYAL.  “This will give our youth a chance to see, interact and enjoy the canines in competition while allowing those attending that event to watch and encourage our archers who work so hard to excel in their chosen sport,” he said.  The youth are divided into four divisions based on their level of experience and ability.  Winners are awarded for top scores, grouping and a Challenge event for top shooter.  In our most recent final’s competition, the top shooter scored a perfect 60 – six bullseyes!  The best team is also recognized with the traveling Challenge Team Cup. 

Meanwhile, back at the dock, you’ll get to see various breeds and sizes of dogs run, jump and splash in pursuit of glory as they fetch, chase and catch in three days of action from 10a to 4p each day.  Hogs & Air Dogs benefits the Gulf Coast Humane Society, a local non-profit animal welfare organization which rescues, cares and finds loving homes for hundreds of dogs and cats each year in Lee County.  A “no-kill” facility, the Gulf Coast Humane Society is funded only by individual and corporate donations, grants and fundraising events like this one. 

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office will have displays and demonstrations from various specialty units over the weekend and patrons will be encouraged to come out and drop off toys for the annual Chick-fil-A drive which will be launched that weekend, too!  Toy donations are distributed by deputies each Christmas season to needy families across Lee County in partnership with each of the Chick-fil-A restaurants in Lee and Collier counties.    

For more information on the archery event, contact Lieutenant Larry King at (239) 258-3285. 

 If you’re interested in entering your dog, sponsoring or being a vendor at Hogs & Air Dogs click on the following link: http://www.hogsandairdogs.com    

To donate to the Gulf Coast Humane Society go to http://www.gulfcoasthumanesociety.org/hogs–air-dogs.html

 

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