For the second year, MudBugs has once again been announced as a Visionary Sponsor with its gift of $20,000 to SanCap Cares, the island community’s effort to support Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.


“Our family is grateful to have the opportunity to support SanCap Cares and the Golisano Children’s Hospital, so that local families whose children may be facing challenges can receive the care they need right here in our community,” said Ron Rice, owner of MudBugs.


This year, the SanCap Cares gala will return to a live, in-person celebration on April 3rd at The Sanctuary Golf Club. The focus of this year’s fundraising efforts is “All About the Brain”. Golisano Children’s Hospital continues to work to strengthen its Pediatric Mental Health services, while embarking on a new Neurosurgery program and the formation of a brain research and education partnership with Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg. A renowned neurosurgeon, Dr. Theodore Spinks, has joined the Golisano team to oversee development of the program.


The 2022 SanCap Cares Island Celebration will share details of these critical programs, while providing an exciting and memorable experience for guests and supporters. The “Olde Florida Nights”-themed festivities will include amazing culinary tastings and a signature cocktail to accompany the compelling “Give to Give” auction of items to support the hospital’s programs.


The celebration will culminate with a five-star dinner and world-class entertainment by The Modern Gentlemen, who return to Sanibel after their unforgettable first performance at the SanCap Cares gala in 2019. The quartet of talented entertainers will once again create the ultimate vocal experience for gala guests’ listening and dancing pleasure.


Since SanCap Cares’ inception in 2001, islanders have raised more than $17,000,000 to support the life-changing work at Golisano Children’s Hospital. To learn more about SanCap Cares, visit