Stuart, Fla. – “Long
term heroes” is how outgoing Board President Jeff Black described his fellow
boardmembers of Mariner Sands’ Charity Week at a reception held to thank volunteers,
patrons, and the eight recipient charities of the annual fundraising event.
year, volunteer members from Mariner Sands work diligently to plan a variety of
fun-filled activities to raise money for local basic needs charities. From golf
to croquet, bocce to bridge, and tennis to pickleball, there are activities for
everyone to enjoy.
Black recognized the hard work the board and the volunteers do behind the
scenes, and also praised the charities they support. “It’s the least we could
do to donate our time,” said Black, “the people who work for these charities dedicate
the event, the Charity Week Jacket was symbolically passed to Jack Flanagan who
is now acting Board President and formerly held a career at a nonprofit
organization. Mr. Flanagan is honored to take over the event.
year’s nonprofits included: House of Hope; Hope Rural School; KinDoo Family
Center; SafeSpace; Love and Hope in Action, Martin County Library
Foundation/Early Childhood Reading Initiative; Hibiscus Children’s Center and
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County/Florida Ad Litem Program.
Sands’ 2019 Charity Week raised nearly $215,000 which was distributed to these
charities in need of funding.
“Our mission has stood the test of time,” continued Mr. Black.
“To provide the basic needs of food, clothing, shelter, protection and
education for those who cannot provide for themselves
- breaking the cycle of
poverty and despair. Our Club continues to support this extraordinary
opportunity for us as a community to be the gold standard of caring in Martin
County, and we get to have some fun and fellowship while doing just that!”
About Mariner Sands
Mariner Sands Country Club is a
distinctive private community known for its relaxed yet active lifestyle and a
rich selection of activities to appeal to a wide range of interests. It
features two exceptional golf courses, nine Har-Tru ® tennis courts, pickleball
courts, and a completely renovated fitness center, spa, resort style pool, and
casual dining area. Mariner Sands is a closely-knit, friendly and inclusive
community where residents and members immediately feel at home. A strong
philanthropic spirit is woven into the fabric of the community, adding a unique
dimension of involvement in the arts, culture and quality of life of the
region. For more information, call 772-419-5358, visit marinersands.com,
or following the community on Facebook.