Charity Work Jacksonville – 2nd Vice President Committees

2nd Vice President

 

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TPC
 
 

Period Active: May 9-15
You often hear about the 2,000+ volunteers it takes to put on The Players PGA Golf Tournament in Ponte Vedra Beach. What you may not be aware of are the other 2,000 volunteers supporting the various concessions working for vendors and catering companies. For years SBMC worked for the catering company supplying 400-500 volunteers throughout the week for 2-3 tents. In 2015 we scaled back due to changes in demand and with our member partners at Metro Diner have organized a fun way for members to volunteer and help raise money for SBMC. This is another chance to take a half-day, roll up our sleeves, and sling some food with the pros for what’s become one of NE FL’s signature events.

 

JROTC Clay Shoot
Patrick Russo, Mike Russo
 

Period Active: October
Our second highest fundraiser only in its 3rd year is our JROTC Clay shoot. This event funds our JROTC scholarship program which helps send Duval County Cadets onto some institution of higher learning after high school. Unlike others, this scholarship has less an emphasis on GPA and one greater on their performance in JROTC. In order to be eligible each cadet also must work for SBMC in a volunteer capacity for half a day at some point during high school. We usually have about 30 working the shoot itself, and this year we’ll be relocating to the newly constructed sporting clay range at Jacksonville Clay Target Sports off New Berlin Rd.

 

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Christmas Kids
 
 

Period Active: December
 
Probably our most heart-warming community event of the year is our annual Christmas Kids Shopping Spree. Every year SBMC raises funds, through our Charity Texas Hold ‘em Tournament, for the event where we take about 30 underprivileged children Christmas shopping for their family. In partnership with the Davis Center, and Target in Mandarin who opens early one Saturday in December exclusively for this event, our members pair off with each child armed with about $130 each and assist the children in procuring items for their parents and siblings. The children come prepared with shopping lists and usually have funds remaining to buy an extra gift for themselves. Without this event, Santa would be very limited in his gifts for these families. In 2014 through partnership with our members the Davoli’s at Metro Diner, SBMC had nearly double the budgeted funds and was faced with having too few children. This led to the sponsoring of a new clinic with the residual funds at the Davis Center in addition to the shopping spree.