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Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties will honor Carolyn Mason and Steve Cantees

Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties will honor Carolyn Mason, Community Leader, and Steve Cantees, Secondary Schools Executive Director at the 16th Intertape Polymer Group (IPG) Leadership Breakfast for their commitment to empowering our community’s future leaders to reach their full potential. The event will take place on Friday, September 9 from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM at the Lee Wetherington Boys & Girls Club, located at 3100 Fruitville Road in Sarasota.

For the last 16 years, our community has come together every September at the annual Intertape Polymer Group (IPG) Leadership Breakfast to honor incredible individuals who have been instrumental in empowering our youth to achieve great futures. This year our two honorees are dedicated and committed to ensuring our youth and families have access to community enrichment programs that provide a pathway for academic success. The Leadership Breakfast will celebrate the honoree’s dedication to supporting teens as they develop leadership skills, explore entrepreneurial education, and continue college and career readiness.

“Intertape Polymer Group supports the mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties as we believe that all young men and women deserve a chance to cultivate and reach their full potential,” states Greg Yull, President and CEO of Presenting Sponsor, IPG. “The Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties represents a conduit of opportunity, leadership and talent, which are the fundamental building blocks for developing a strong, vibrant community in the twenty-first century.”

All proceeds from this event will allow BGCSDC to elevate their award-winning slate of Teen Programs and provide life-changing programs to thousands of teens across Sarasota and DeSoto Counties.

Individual tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased at Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Please contact Dawn Bouck, Community Engagement Manager at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties for more information by emailing or calling (941) 366-3911.

ABOUT BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF SARASOTA AND DESOTO COUNTIES:  Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties have played an integral role in the Sarasota County community for more than 50 years, providing daily programs and services to thousands of young people. The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The vision is to provide a world-class Club experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who walks through our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle. For more information, visit or call 941-366-3911.

ABOUT INTERTAPE POLYMER GROUP INC.: Intertape Polymer Group Inc. is a recognized leader in the development, manufacture and sale of a variety of paper and film based pressure-sensitive and water-activated tapes, shrink and stretch films, protective packaging, woven and non-woven products and packaging machinery for industrial and retail use. Headquartered in Sarasota, Florida, the Company employs approximately 4,200 employees with operations in 34 locations, including 22 manufacturing facilities in North America, five in Asia and two in Europe. For information about the Company, visit

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