Sails Restaurant Partners with Pan-Florida Challenge for Hungry Kids

Naples, FL – October 3, 2018 – Sails Restaurant, Fifth Avenue South’s newest haute dining spot, designated the Naples-based non-profit Pan-Florida Challenge for Hungry Kids as an official charitable partner with gold-level sponsorship. Sails’ support kicks off this month with two events: a tasting of ultra-premium vodkas from Beluga Gold (October 6, 5 to 6 pm) at the restaurant and October 20th’s Pan-Florida Challenge Golf Tournament at TPC Treviso Bay.

“Our new partnership greatly helps our organization feed local children who otherwise will go hungry. We’re honored that Sails is a like-minded partner seeking a meaningful way to contribute to our community,” said Ed Mullens, Pan-Florida Challenge’s Founder and Chairman.

“As restaurateurs, Pan-Florida Challenge deeply resonates with our mission and passion for quality, healthy food for everyone,” notes Veljko Pavicevic, General Manager and Co-Owner of Sails Restaurant. “We believe local support can make an immediate impact on what is effectively a national issue. As my adopted country, America has so many resources. It’s unacceptable for any child to go hungry or not get proper nutrition.”

Sails Restaurant opened February 14, 2018 and immediately earned the highest accolades possible from local critics at Gulfshore Life, Naples Daily News, Florida Weekly and 10Best.

Event registrations and donations to the Pan-Florida Challenge may be submitted here. For sponsorship and information, please contact

About Pan-Florida Challenge

Naples-based Pan-Florida Challenge (PFC) is a 501(c)(3) charity with a mission to end childhood hunger across Florida, one meal at a time. Pan-Florida Challenge has provided more than 4 million meals for hungry children through grants, sponsorship, benefactors, and an annual bike ride event. The funding raised will feed 2,500 elementary school children at 37 schools and aftercare sites in seven Florida counties. Our proprietary PFC Power PackTM contains 13 meal offerings of kid-friendly and nutritious food items meeting or exceeding USDA recommendations for calories, carbohydrates, and protein for elementary-age children. In addition to the Pan-Florida Challenge Ride for Hungry Kids March 30-31, Pan-Florida also is hosting the first ever Pan-Florida Challenge for Hungry Kids Golf Tournament October 20th at TPC Treviso Bay Golf Course in Naples.


About Sails Restaurant
Founded by Corinne Ryan and Veljko Pavicevic, Sails Restaurant is located at 301 Fifth Avenue South in Old Naples, FL. Pristine ingredients form the basis of each dish: a dazzling array of the freshest, just-flown-in seafood and top cuts of beef are hand-selected each day and prepared to personalized perfection by award-winning Executive Chef Jacob Jasinski. An authentically European experience, the finest flavors of France, Italy and Greece evoke a coastal European getaway with each delicious bite. For reservations, please call 239.360.2000 and visit for information.