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Fin’s at Sharky’s Giving Challenge Fair


April 9, 2024
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Fins at Sharky’s
1600 Harbor Dr. S.
Venice, FL 34285
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Venice Pier Group (Sharky’s on the Pier, Fins at Sharky’s, Snook Haven, Siesta Beach Eats and The Nest at The Bay) love our amazing Venice and Sarasota communities. We strive to give back in as many ways as possible – and that’s why we’ve organized the Giving Challenge Fair! We wanted to highlight all of the participating non-profits that we support and hold near and dear to our hearts before the 2024 Giving Challenge begins.

First, what is the Giving Challenge?

It’s an exciting online 24-hour giving event that connects numerous non-profit organizations with passionate donors. The Challenge creates a lasting, powerful impact in supporting these local and diverse causes.

This is our THIRD year hosting this impactful event! The 2022 Giving Challenge Fair raised over $18,300 – a total 1:1 matched amount of over $36,000 donated to local non-profits.

The Giving Challenge is presented by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, and giving is enhanced by the Patterson Foundation.

How does it work?

Each organization’s giving link will be live for 24 hours, from 12 PM on Tuesday, April 9th to 12 PM on Wednesday, April 10th. During this time, donors can go online to to make a secure donation, helping their favorite organization receive special matching dollars and grant incentives. Each gift of up to $100 to any of the participating non-profits will be MATCHED by the Patterson Foundation during the Giving Challenge.

To help maximize donations during The Giving Challenge, Venice Pier Group is inviting local nonprofits to set up a booth at Sharky’s on the Pier and Fins at Sharky’s on Tuesday, April 9th to promote their organization and educate Venice Fishing Pier and beachgoers, restaurant patrons, and community members about their causes.

Stop by Sharky’s on the Pier and Fins at Sharky’s between 12 PM and 7 PM that day to visit 25 incredible local non-profits (including Suncoast Humane Society!) and learn about what each organization does for our community.

Giving Challenge Fair flyer - 25 non profits - one location - endless giving opportunities - Fantastic Prizes from Sharky's and Fins, Specials, and More Surprises along the way!

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