Mark your calendars for two big dates for the SanCap Chamber this spring. Wednesday, April 17, brings the 31st annual Sam Bailey’s Islands Night to Hammond Stadium, and Wednesday, May 15, marks the chamber’s annual meeting.


“Whereas last year, due to Hurricane Ian, we combined the two events for lack of annual meeting venues, this year each of our banner events gets its due,” said John Lai, SanCap Chamber president and CEO. “We’re offering dual sponsorships for both big events in four categories. We thank Banks of the Islands for ‘stepping up to the plate,’ so to speak, as Homerun Sponsor and Sanibel Captiva Community Bank at the Triple Level.”


As has been tradition for Islands Night at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, a parade showcasing businesses and organizations from Sanibel and Captiva islands precedes the game starting at 6:15 p.m. (Admission gates open at 6 p.m.)  At 7:05, the Minor League Baseball game starts, pitting the Florida State League Fort Myers Mighty Mussels against the Jupiter Hammerheads.


The 2024 SanCap Chamber Annual Meeting celebrates the chamber’s 62 years of serving the community.

The chamber will present its annual year review and make its awards presentation for Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year, New Business of the Year, and Sue Rosica Gray Volunteer of the Year. Time and location of the meeting will be announced.


The chamber is seeking additional sponsors for the two “double-header” spring events on three levels: Triple ($3,500; only two sponsorships remain), Double ($2,500), and Single ($1,500). Sponsorship benefits include unlimited game tickets, a spot in the parade, and various degrees of publicity, depending on level of sponsorship. Sponsorship donations also benefit island charities.


To become a sponsor or participate in the parade, contact Aaron Walton at [email protected] or 239-472-8759.



The SanCap Chamber is dedicated to promoting the prosperity of its members and preserving the quality of life of our community. The Chamber plays a key role in facilitating communication and cooperation between business, residents, and government to enhance the economic health of the islands. The Chamber website receives more than 1.3 million website visits per year. For more information about the chamber, visit or contact John Lai, president and CEO, at 239-472-2348 or [email protected].