Tag Archives: Charity

MarineMax Fort Myers raises $1M for children’s hospital

The MarineMax Fort Myers Annual Yacht Gala has raised over one million dollars to benefit the Golisano Children's Hospital in the last six years. The 6th Annual event, held on March 11, 2022, at MarineMax Fort Myers, raised over $300,000 through generous donations and a live and silent auction. "Thank you to everyone involved in making this benefit a reality. ...

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UMMA donates to Wounded Waters program

Wounded Waters, sponsored by TACO Marine, received a donation of $2,000 from the United Marine Manufacturer’s Association (UMMA) during the recent UMMA Partnership Conference. Nonprofit Wounded Waters works to provide on-the-water fishing and boating adventures for veterans, active-duty military, first responders and their families. TACO OEM Sales Manager Captain Mark Henderson introduced Wounded Waters during the conference’s Casino Night dinner ...

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OneWater brightens holidays for local children

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OneWater Marine Inc. announced that it donated more than $200,000 and collected over 6,800 toys for local Toys for Tots programs in 2021. Toys were in short supply this year due in large part to the supply chain challenges and ongoing impacts from COVID. In addition to a monetary donation, OneWater Marine dealers hosted toy collection drives at various big ...

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MarineMax dedicates Habitat for Humanity home to local family

For the fourth year in a row, MarineMax partners with Habitat for Humanity to present a deserving family with the keys to their new home in Pinellas Park, Florida.  "MarineMax is proud to partner for the fourth time with Habitat for Humanity," said MarineMax Director of Marketing, Abbey Heimensen. "Not only do we get the chance to change a family's life for the better, but ...

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Coast Guard Foundation partners with Wawa Foundation to fund projects

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, announced today it has received a $20,000 donation from the Wawa Foundation to fund morale and wellness programs for the Coast Guard’s everyday heroes in Atlantic City, New Jersey; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Portsmouth, Virginia; and Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida, which all ...

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West Marine awards over $100,000 in BlueFuture grants

West Marine, a boating, fishing and sailing retailer, and the founder of BlueFuture awarded over $100,000 in total grants during the 2020-2021 grant cycle to 64 community-based nonprofits across the country. BlueFuture was created by West Marine six years ago to support and encourage nonprofit organizations dedicated to getting young people out on and around the water in recreational and ...

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MarineMax Fort Myers hosts benefit for area children’s hospital

The team at MarineMax Fort Myers hosted a successful Yacht Gala in benefit of The Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida. This year they hosted the event at the Deep Lagoon Seafood and Oyster House, located on the MarineMax campus. Through generous donations, a live auction, and a silent auction they were able to raise almost $200,000 for the cause. MarineMax Fort Myers said they ...

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Mercury receives record donations for annual food drive

Mercury Marine’s annual “Fill the Boat to Cast Out Hunger” food drive to benefit the Fondy Food Pantry has raised close to $13,000 — a new record for food and cash donations. For a full week, Mercury employees in Fond du Lac participate in one of the most popular company events of the year. In 2019, Mercury employees contributed 4,811 pounds of nonperishable food ...

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Brunswick partners with United Way for students in Minnesota

Employees of Brunswick Corporation's New York Mills Operation, home of Lund and Crestliner boats, recently partnered with the United Way to host its second annual Stuff the Boat event to help local families with back to school supply needs. A new twist to this year’s event was the addition of a boat raffle which was used to raise additional funds ...

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Marine Industries Association of South Florida break ground on new habitat for humanity build

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) board members, sponsors, and staff were on hand to break ground for the third time on a new Habit for Humanity home build, this time at A Rick Case Habitat Community in Pompano Beach.  MIASF member companies, High Seas Yacht Service, Boat Owners Warehouse, Frank & Jimmie’s Propeller, Neptune Boat Lifts, Ward’s ...

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