FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 23, 2023) – April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to recognize the importance of protecting children from abuse and neglect. The Children’s Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida (CAC), the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels, and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office are teaming up for the 2nd annual Pinwheels in the Park event. In 2008, Prevent Child Abuse America named the pinwheel the national symbol for child abuse prevention. The pinwheel represents playfulness and joy, a physical reminder of the great childhoods we want for all children.
The Mighty Mussels game is at Hammond Stadium against the Dunedin Blue Jays on April 8 at 6 p.m. The stadium will host a family-fun children’s Easter egg hunt one hour before the game. Custom Pinwheel jerseys worn by the Mighty Mussels will be available for purchase through an online auction after the game.
Tickets to the April 8 Mighty Mussels game are $15 and can be purchased here, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the CAC. Limited sponsorships are available by emailing Rachel Peacock at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Mighty Mussels
The Fort Myers Mighty Mussels are the Single-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins and have played their home games at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers since 1992.
About Children’s Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida
Since 1981, the Children’s Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida, Inc. (CAC) has worked to improve the lives of children and their families through a coordinated response to child abuse and neglect, offering them a safe and friendly environment in which to heal. CAC provides abuse determination services, pet therapy, therapeutic counseling, parenting education, and prevention programs in Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Charlotte Counties. All services are provided free of charge. For more information, please call 239-939-2808 or visit cac-swfl.org. CAC is a United Way Partner Agency.