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Letter From The Publisher Ed Bertha – Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix Festival

Thursday, October 11, 2018

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SARASOTA POWERBOAT GRAND PRIX FESTIVAL By Ed Bertha “The Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix Festival continues to be one of the most anticipated events of the year for the area, race teams, and race fans from around the world. The charitable impact this Festival has made on those with special needs for 34 years is impressive and continues to be the primary motivation for our sponsors and volunteers year after year.” Lucy Nicandri, Festival Director Executive Director for Suncoast Charities for Children What a race it was for all! The Research Data Market report revealed that the 12 days of 4th […]

REAL cares – Suncoast Charities For Children

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

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Suncoast Charities for Children Making A Difference By Ed Bertha Click HERE to download the story. Suncoast Charities for Children continues to make a unique contribution to the well-being of children, teens and adults with special needs. Each year they provide a grant to the Suncoast Foundation, thanks to fundraising events such as the Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix and Thunder By The Bay. These grants have enabled the Suncoast Foundation to construct buildings in the Sarasota, Venice and North Port areas valued at over $20 Million serving over 5,000 clients annually. This equates to upward of 73,000 square feet of […]

2019 Thunder By The Bay Schedule Released

Sunday, September 9, 2018

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Festival Now Includes Two Days Of Music! Mark your calendars as Thunder by the Bay returns bigger and better in 2019. Produced by, and benefiting, Suncoast Charities for Children. SCHEDULE: FRIDAY – FEBRUARY 1 Sporting Clay Tournament THURSDAY – FEBRUARY 14 “Born To Be Wild” Kickoff Party FRIDAY – FEBRUARY 15 “Bikes On Main” Block Party SATURDAY – FEBRUARY 16 Car & Motorcycle “Ride for Riches” SATURDAY – FEBRUARY 16 Thunder By The Bay Motorcycle Festival SUNDAY – FEBRUARY 17 Finz Finds “Cruise for Cash” Charity Ride SUNDAY – FEBRUARY 17 Thunder By The Bay Motorcycle Festival Click HERE to […]

REAL Cares – 2018 Thunder By The Bay

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

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2018 Thunder By The Bay Benefiting Suncoast Charities For Children Photography by Tim Britt, Michael Whitney & Mindy Towns The direct and indirect overall economic impact of the 2016 Thunder by the Bay Motorcycle Festival was calculated at almost $8.9 Million (a 10% increase from 2015) and generated 8,400 room nights in area lodgings. Click HERE to download the event collage. Slideshow below.

Letter From The Publisher Ed Bertha – Thunder By The Bay

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

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THUNDER BY THE BAY Rev It Up! By Ed Bertha “You do not need a therapist if you own a motorcycle, any kind of motorcycle” Dan Aykroyd Once again Thunder by the Bay ROARED into Sarasota raising over $136,000 for Suncoast Charities for Children. This year’s event enables Suncoast Charities for Children to continue providing support to Suncoast Foundation for Handicapped Children, which over the years has constructed area facilities valued at over $20 million dollars. This past year approximately 8,000 special needs children, teens, adults and their families benefited from Suncoast Charities for Children funding. Research Data Services calculated […]

REAL Video – 2018 Thunder By The Bay Promo Reel

Friday, January 5, 2018

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Thunder By The Bay Promo Reel Released. This year’s Thunder by the Bay motorcycle festival, returning to Sarasota at the Sarasota County Fairgrounds, runs from February 15-18, 2018. The two day festival portion of the weekend at the fairground continues to offer free admission to the general public. Thunder by the Bay plans to offer a wide variety of live music for all ages touting the theme “The Festival Where Rock Meets Country”.

Thunder By The Bay Celebrates 20 Years

Thursday, November 2, 2017

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Thunder By The Bay Celebrates 20 Years By Returning To Sarasota. This year’s Thunder by the Bay motorcycle festival, returning to Sarasota at the Sarasota County Fairgrounds, runs from February 15-18, 2018. The two day festival portion of the weekend at the fairground continues to offer free admission to the general public. Thunder by the Bay plans to offer a wide variety of live music for all ages touting the theme “The Festival Where Rock Meets Country”. Lucy Nicandri continues to serve as the Festival Director. Suncoast Charities for Children Board Member and local attorney, Greg Linehan, and the President […]

Letter From The Publisher Ed Bertha – Rockin’ & Ridin’ At The Ranch

Monday, January 16, 2017

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THUNDER BY THE BAY RIDES OUT OF SARASOTA! By Ed Bertha “I don’t want to make excuses. I just lost and I will learn something very important.” Francesca Schiavone No more Thunder in downtown Sarasota? Are you serious? Once again Thunder by the Bay ROARED into Sarasota raising over $140,000 for Suncoast Charities for Children, yet garnering the WRATH of residents, business owners and some county commissioners. Net proceeds from this annual event allows Suncoast Charities for Children to provide support to five local non-profit agencies that serve over 8,000 children, teens, and adults with special needs. Now the festival […]

REAL Exclusive Magazine Digital Edition Featuring Drew & Nikki Betz

Monday, April 25, 2016

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REAL Exclusive Magazine Digital Edition Featuring: Drew & Nikki Betz – Betz Realty Group – Keller Williams, Thunder by the Bay, Kristina & Lucas Brightbill, Chef Paul Mattison and more Click HERE to launch Digital Edition.

Letter From The Publisher Ed Bertha – 2017 Thunder By The Bay?

Monday, April 25, 2016

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2017 Thunder by the Bay. Where will it be held next year? By Ed Bertha 2017 Thunder by the Bay. Where will it be held next year? Click HERE to download a PDF of the 2016 Thunder by the Bay Impact Study.

REAL Cares – 2016 Thunder By The Bay

Sunday, April 24, 2016

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2016 Thunder By The Bay Benefiting Suncoast Charities For Children Photography by Chuck Carroll The direct and indirect overall economic impact of the 2016 Thunder by the Bay Motorcycle Festival was calculated at almost $8.9 Million (a 10% increase from 2015) and generated 8,400 room nights in area lodgings. Click HERE to download the event collage. Slideshow below.

City Commission Approves 2017 Thunder By The Bay

Friday, April 1, 2016

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Event To Remain In Current Location. In a special meeting the Sarasota City Commissioners unanimously approved the 19th Annual Thunder by the Bay remaining in its current location of lower Main Street. APRIL FOOLS! Thunder by the Bay raises over $150,000 annually for special needs clients locally thanks to Suncoast Charities for Children and generates an economic impact of over $8 million and 6,000 room nights. Suncoast Charities for Children and Thunder by the Bay had no knowledge of this practical joke, but this still is a serious matter. The city commission is set to vote on Thunder by the […]

February 1, 2016 Help Save Thunder By The Bay!

Friday, January 29, 2016

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Suncoast Charities For Children Needs YOUR Support! On February 1st at 6pm join those in support of continuing Thunder by the Bay at the scheduled Sarasota City Commission meeting at City Hall, 1565 First Street, Sarasota. There is significant opposition to continuing the festival from the City. An informal, non-scientific, survey conducted after the festival by Downtown Economic Development Coordinator, Norm Gollub, paints a picture those opposing Thunder want to see. The total estimated economic impact of out-of-county attendees and donors to the 2016 Thunder by the Bay was $8,883,700. This was derived from a formal, scientific, survey the charity […]

It’s Here! January 7-10, 2016 Thunder By The Bay

Thursday, January 7, 2016

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Event Benefits Suncoast Charities for Children. The 18th Annual “Thunder By The Bay” Motorcycle Festival begins TODAY and once again promises to be one of Sarasota’s biggest premier events kicking off the new year from January 7-10, 2016. The weekend begins today, Thursday, January 7th, with a Sporting Clay Tournament at Knight’s Trail Park followed by “Born To Be Wild” Kickoff Party at Sarasota Ford. Tickets are limited for the Kickoff Party and can be purchased in advance on the Festival website. A new event takes place on Friday, January 8th, which is a “Hogs On Hillview” Block Party featuring […]

January 7, 2016 Thunder By The Bay Kick Off Party

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

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Last Chance For Born To Be Wild Tickets! Join Suncoast Charities for Children at Sarasota Ford’s newly remodeled showroom January 7th from 6:30-11pm as Thunder by the Bay officially kicks off. Enjoy: Specialty Beverages Paired food stations by Louies Modern Open bar Silent auction Cigar roller Music by John Rinell “The Voice of Solid Gold” Valet parking available Dress biker chic/casual Tickets are limited and are $100pp Get you tickets at www.thunderbythebay.org. Click on the event tab, then click on kickoff party.

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