The San Pedro Sun

Family fun at Carnival Fundraiser for Raise Me Up and ACES

Raise Me Up and American Crocodile Education Sanctuary (ACES) hosted a joint carnival fundraiser at Crocs Sunset Sports Bar, north of San Pedro Town on Saturday, April 14th. The event saw a large crowd enjoying an afternoon full of fun activities while supporting two worthy causes.


At noon, families started to arrive ready to participate in a variety of games and activities like ring toss, croc trap, duck fishing, and croc golf. Participants were eager to win coveted prizes, and the main attraction, the “Dunk Tank” saw attendees of all ages trying their luck to hit a target and drop a bucket of water on the volunteer seated below.

In addition to the games, attendees also got to enjoy delicious appetizers and drinks. Raise Me Up representative, Brittney O’Daniel was pleased with the turnout and looks forward to hosting another fun event. “Thanks to all of the volunteers that worked or got dunked. We had a lot of fun and hope to do it again,” she said.

Chris Summers from ACES was also grateful for the outcome of the fundraiser. “It was an amazing turnout! We were bowled over by the number of people that came out to support two great causes. We raised funds while having a great time doing it! Major thanks to those who participated, especially in the ‘Dunk Tank’.”

Organizers would like to thank everyone that attended and made it a success! Special thanks go out to Casa Pan Dulce and Caye Mart for food donations, Ed and Shirley for building the dunk tank and Crocs Sunset Sports Bar for hosting the fundraiser.