Shade is good_logoShade Is Good, the Friends of Sarasota County Parks, Inc.’s social enterprise will help fight skin cancer by raising funds for the installation of shade structures at County parks and by offering community members and tourists attending events or enjoying the beautiful weather of Sarasota safer b UV protection and hydration products.

These items will be on sale at “pop up” stores, through partnerships with athletic teams and medical professionals and on e-commerce site.

The net funds raised through the sale of the items in addition to grant and sponsor funding will support the purchase and installation of shade structures at Sarasota County Department of Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources athletic fields and recreational areas.

Within five years, to raise a million dollars to support the installation of 30 structures. Depending on the specific needs of the site, the structure cost could range from $12,500 to $80,000 plus. Packets detailing sponsors for entire structures or shared funding opportunities are available.