Local nonprofits raised close to $35,000 over Spring Break

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Selling parking spaces means big bucks for local organizations.

The South Padre Island Convention Centre partnered with three local nonprofits, Friends of Animal Rescue, Sea Turtle, Inc., and the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, to help them earn close to $35,000 during Texas Week of Spring Break 2017.

The City of South Padre Island granted the three groups access to the City’s Convention Centre parking lots, which have 360 parking spaces. The three groups managed the parking lots from March 14-18.