The Marine Industry Cares Foundation (MICF) is pleased to announce, BB&T, the official bank of Winterfest has partnered up to sponsor one of the lead bikes in this year’s Spin-A-Thon. The BB&T and Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade Bike (BB&T / Winterfest Parade Peddlers) will host Mayor Jack Seiler who is kicking off the event. BB&T is proud to support the community as a major sponsor of the 5th Annual Spin-A-Thon presented by Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation on Friday, April 19, 2013. This is the third year the event has been sanctioned by Winterfest.

BB&T, a neighborhood bank established in 1872, is dedicated to helping its customers achieve financial goals through top notch expertise and high quality service. As a long time South Florida business BB&T takes pride in aiding their clients overall success in their unwavering dedication to the community. “With a strong commitment to the community, BB&T is proud to be a Spokes Sponsor of The Marine Industry Cares Foundation 5th Annual Spin-A-Thon,” Lacey Brisson, Commercial Sales and Marketing Officer of BB&T said.  “The Spin-A-Thon weaves together the community for an incredibly worthy cause. As a sponsor we look forward to helping with the fundraising and are excited to be part of the event.”

“The Spin-a-Thon is one of the most unique fundraising events as it brings together Fort Lauderdale’s marine community with local downtown businesses, the government and other organizations to ensure a maximized, sustained impact in our community. BB&T’s company philosophy and values hold true to our own. It’s an honor to have their incredible support. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of children,” added Mole Telfer, Chairman of the Marine Industry Cares Foundation.

The Spin-A-Thon is a fundraising benefit sponsored by the Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation, National Marine Suppliers, HCC Medical Insurance Services, and BB&T for the Foundation’s 2013 charitable beneficiaries, Kids In Distress (KID) and Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center (CDTC). Both organizations are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of local children and families who need their services. The six hour spinning bike event, followed by an after party will take place in the heart of the South Florida marine community, along the New River on Friday, April 19th, 2013 from 1p.m. to 7p.m. at Esplanade Park (400 SW 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301).