Tagged as: developmental disabilities

LARC’s Born This Way Event Raises $250,000

LARC (Lee Association of Remarkable Citizens) 2nd annual fundraiser benefiting The Lori Carroll-Collins Scholarship Fund raised $250,000.  The event was held on March 19, 2022, at Misty Morning Barn in Fort Myers. The evening included a five-course dinner created by celebrated local chefs Mike and Karen Gavala of G3 Catering.

Read More

LARC’s 4th Annual Aiming for Ability Clay Shooting Tournament Friday, May 6, 2022

Get ready to take aim. Lee Association for Remarkable Citizens (LARC) will host the fourth annual “Aiming for Ability” Clay Shooting Tournament on Friday, May 6, 2022, outdoors at Sarasota Trap Skeet & Clays, 3445 Rustic Road, Nokomis. All proceeds will benefit LARC’s programs and services that help individuals with

Read More

LARC Asks Community to “Show Us Your Socks” in March

Lee Association for Remarkable Citizens (LARC) invites the community to the 2022 “Show Us Your Socks Showdown” to raise awareness for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  March commemorates LARC’s 68th anniversary and Developmental Disability Awareness month. During March, LARC invites businesses and their employees to donate a dollar or

Read More

LARC Announces Sponsors of 2nd Annual Event Benefiting Lori Carroll-Collins Scholarship Fund

LARC (Lee Association of Remarkable Citizens) announces sponsors of the 2nd annual fundraiser benefiting The Lori Carroll-Collins Scholarship Fund. Sponsors include Richard and Vicki Pitbladdo, Dwayne Bergmann Interiors, Gulf Star Marina, Marc Collins, Diana Willis of Trinity Commercial Group, Siesta Pebble, Lee Health, and L J Zielke. Her family established

Read More

LARC Awarded Lifesaving Equipment Grant to Help Keep Community Safe

The past year and a half have been difficult for many, impacting first responders and communities across the country. As we continue to battle health crises and natural disasters, front-line heroes constantly expose themselves to dangerous situations, creating a need for updated lifesaving equipment. Recognizing this need, Firehouse Subs Public

Read More

Ian Norris Named LARC Director of Development and Communications

Lee Association of Remarkable Citizens (LARC) announces Ian Norris has been named Director of Development and Communications. Established in 1954, LARC Inc. is a training center for success that provides support services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Norris has more than 12 years of experience

Read More

LARC Announces 2nd Annual Event Benefiting Lori Carroll-Collins Scholarship Fund “Born this Way”

Save the date for LARC’s (Lee Association of Remarkable Citizens) 2nd annual fundraiser benefiting The Lori Carroll-Collins Scholarship Fund, “Born This Way.” The event will take place at Misty Morning Barn in Fort Myers on Saturday, March 19, 2022. Guests will enjoy gentle breezes flowing through the barn doors, among

Read More

LARC Awarded $2,000 Grant from Autism License Plate Proceeds

Lee Association for Remarkable Citizens (LARC) received a $2,000 grant from funds generated through the sale of the Florida “Support Autism Programs” specialty license plates. The grant will provide a sensory toolkit for individuals with developmental disabilities at LARC. The Autism Services Grants Council awarded a total of $124,160 in

Read More

LARC’s 4th Annual Aiming for Ability Clay Shooting Tournament Friday, May 6, 2022

Get ready to take aim. Lee Association for Remarkable Citizens (LARC) will host the fourth annual “Aiming for Ability” Clay Shooting Tournament on Friday, May 6, 2022, outdoors at Sarasota Trap Skeet & Clays, 3445 Rustic Road, Nokomis. All proceeds will benefit LARC’s programs and services that help individuals with

Read More

Michael J. Gavala III Joins LARC Board of Directors

Lee Association of Remarkable Citizens (LARC) announces Michael J. Gavala III has joined its board of directors. Established in 1954, LARC’s mission is to empower and support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families to reach their full potential. Chef Gavala has more than 40 years of restaurant

Read More