Local hardware company sponsors more than 50 local children’s summer camp experience

Sunshine Ace Hardware, Southwest Florida Muscular Dystrophy Association’s (MDA) largest retail sponsor, recently joined the MDA Summer Camp for its annual sponsor day, a carnival-inspired event that brought camp sponsors together with campers to celebrate. During the event, campers engaged in a variety of sponsor-led activities, which included decorating pottery with Sunshine Ace Hardware.

Earlier this year, Sunshine Ace Hardware, its employees and the local community, donated more than $50,000 to MDA, helping to send more than 50 local children affected by muscular dystrophy and related diseases to the week-long, barrier-free MDA Summer Camp.

“Every child deserves to have a great summer and the Southwest Florida MDA Summer Camp offers kids with limited mobility the opportunity to enjoy a fun week without limitations or judgement,” said Michael Wynn, Sunshine Ace Hardware president. “We are extremely appreciative to the Southwest Florida community for helping Sunshine Ace Hardware continue to make a difference in the lives of children and adults with muscular dystrophy or related diseases.”

For more than 25 years, the Southwest Florida MDA Summer Camp has provided kids with a weeklong life-changing experience where they can engage in a variety of activities such as adaptive sports, arts and crafts, camp dances, fishing, swimming and more. The MDA Summer Camp also provides parents and guardians with a brief break from roles of caregiver at no charge thanks to the MDA supporters who fund the camps.

“Sunshine Ace Hardware’s support has empowered us to welcome all interested children with limited muscle strength and mobility to attend this camp,” said Erin Randall, MDA executive director. “It is through their yearly efforts and the support of the community that we are able to successfully continue the Southwest Florida MDA Summer Camp.”

MDA is the world’s leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to saving and improving the lives of anyone with muscle disease, including muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases. It does so by funding worldwide research to find treatments and cures; by providing comprehensive health care services and support to MDA families nationwide; and by rallying communities to fight back through advocacy, fundraising and local engagement. Visit mda.org for more information.

Family owned and operated since 1958, Sunshine Ace Hardware serves Southwest Florida with seven locations in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties staffed by a long-term, friendly and knowledgeable team. Focused on customer service, Sunshine Ace employees are best known for building relationships and going above and beyond to help solve a home repair or maintenance issue or to simply guide customers to the right tool for the job. For in-home support, Sunshine Ace provides a range of professional services such as rod-tip repair, screen, glass and equipment repairs. Free delivery and assembly is also provided on items such as grills, power tools, mulch, soil and more. Sunshine Ace offers a wide variety of products including plumbing, hardware and electrical supplies, houseware, fishing gear, power equipment, paint, painting supplies and more. Sunshine Ace proudly carries quality brands including Benjamin Moore paints, Scotts lawn and garden products, Craftsman tools, STIHL power tools, Weber and Big Green Egg grills, as well as Penn and Shimano fishing gear. In addition to serving residential clients, Sunshine Ace services commercial accounts, with flexible options to support contractors in managing and growing their business. For locations and hours, visit www.SunshineAce.com.