He is trying new treatments that could save his life, unfortunately his health insurance refuses to cover the treatments required. Sadly, Donnie's diagnosis has made it impossible for him to continue work. As you can imagine, his family is under heavy financial strain.
Donnie lives with his wife Kim and their daughter Cheyenne, he also has three other grown children; Anngelica, Kristyn, and Caleb.
A life-long resident of Myakka City, Donnie has always had a heart for others in need. Donnie has volunteered for years with the organization “Loving Hands Ministries”. This non-profit provides the much needed message of God's hope and healing along with drug recovery and life-coaching to troubled young boys. By volunteering his time, he has helped countless hurting teens avoid future encounters with the criminal justice system.
The day will begin with a
Fishing Tournament (sunrise is 6:33; Prizes!)
“Donnie’s Dash” 5K fun run starting at 9:30 am, with the walk or crawl crowd starting at 9:45 am
Live music and the best home cooked BBQ of Myakka City kick off at 11:00 am.
Kettle of Fish
To sign up for the day’s events, please send an Email to the appropriate address below with the full name(s) of those who will participate. ALL event donations are due upon arrival at the park.
5K Run – $30 entry fee per person (includes all activities for the day) To sign up, send contact info to firstname.lastname@example.org
Fishing Tournament – $100 entry fee per boat (includes all activities for the day and 2 prizes). To sign up, send contact info to email@example.com
Auction Donations – If you have an item(s) that you’d wish to donate, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
To volunteer, please copy a category from the list below and paste it in the subject line and email to
Please include a contact phone number.
Volunteer opportunities include: 5K run, Food Service, Traffic/Parking, Clean-up, Ticket Sales and Flyer Distribution, Cart Driver, Bake Sale, Auctions or other Miscellaneous Needs.
Rather contact us by phone?
Call us at 941-685-9937 or 941-773-5516