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Captain America revealed as special guest for Children’s Museum fundraiser

Anthony Mackie COURTESY PHOTO
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Anthony Mackie COURTESY PHOTO

Anthony Mackie COURTESY PHOTO

The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples announced that actor Anthony Mackie, recognized for portraying Falcon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and who has picked up the shield as the most recent Captain America, will be this year’s special guest at Night at the Museum: Superheroes Unite ! on Friday, Feb. 18.

The Night annual at the Museum gala is CMON’s biggest fundraiser of the year and has become one of Naples’ most highly regarded events. Night at the Museum: Superheroes Unite! is hosted by event chairs Sonya and Brian Sawyer with honorary chair Shelia Smith Davis. This year’s gala fundraiser will feature a variety of heroic performances and exceptional experiences throughout the evening, including a VIP meet-and-greet opportunity with Anthony Mackie.

The Night at the Museum event was created to be a fun and playful night for a serious reason — inspiring the children in the Southwest Florida community. This fundraiser helps support CMON, a nonprofit organization, provide a fun and educational space where families can play, learn and dream together.

Superheroes Unite! will recognize the talent and dedication needed to found and operate the museum, as well as that of the heroes in our community. Just as Captain America dedicated his life to helping others, so do our country’s service men and women, first responders, and teachers.

“I believe we have a responsibility to do our best to leave the world a better place than we found it,” said CMON CEO Dena Rae Hancock. “Just like superheroes and our community heroes are doing, CMON strives to make meaningful differences in peoples’ lives.”

Sponsorships and tickets are available for the fundraising gala at cmon.org/events/night-at-the-museum/. ¦

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