On September 2, 2023, the Shelter Island Lions Club will be hosting our annual Snapper Derby under the Shelter Island Library tent. This cherished event draws in more than 200 enthusiastic children, providing them with a memorable experience featuring a commemorative t-shirt, treats like pizza, Italian ice, and popcorn, and a day of fishing with their loved ones and friends. The Snapper Derby has become a community tradition, and the children’s sheer excitement is heartwarming.
Not only does this event bring joy to the community, but it also plays a vital role in supporting those in need throughout the year. The funds raised from the Snapper Derby contribute to vital youth activities such as scholarships, educational trips, and fulfilling special youth needs. Additionally, a portion of your generous donations goes towards assisting Islanders in meeting their essential needs, including fuel, electricity, medical expenses, and other necessities.
Donations and t-shirt sponsorships are much appreciated. The t-shirt sponsorship includes printing your name or company name on the t-shirts that are provided to all participating children. Please click on the Donate button below and then select the level of your donation ($50 or $100 or other amount) or the t-shirt sponsorship level (minimum $250). Note: The deadline for t-shirt sponsorship is Wednesday, August 23rd.