Giving Back Gives Back

As you may have seen, if you follow us ANYWHERE on social media, we are huge advocates of community involvement and charitable events. Our community is teeming with kind hearts and opportunities to get involved. We wanted to take this opportunity to give you a glimpse at the charitable horizon! Not only are we involved with the events listed below, but we are advocates of all the organizers. As Jessica likes to say, “We are small, but mighty.” If you have it in your heart (and budget) to give back to these events we encourage you to do so. Heck, it doesn’t have to even be a monetary donation! Many if not all of these events are in need of VOLUNTEERS. All event contact information is provided below, but if you don’t want to do the leg work let us help you! We’re happy to connect any dots.

2nd Annual 30A Cornhole Tournament September 3

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We are all for a little friendly competition and the 2nd Annual 30A Cornhole Tournament certainly fits the bill. Hosted by the Rosemary Beach Foundation, the 2nd annual event will be held Saturday, September 3 on Rosemary Beach’s St. Augustine Green, featuring an interactive children’s fountain and seating space, this park is the location of many outdoor concerts.

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The two-member team (single elimination) Corn Hole Tournament will begin at 9:30 a.m. The 2016 Tournament benefits Rosemary Beach Foundation and charitable partner, Special Olympics Florida Walton County. Registration is now open. This is a great opportunity for you or your business to get involved with! If you are interested in sponsoring, please contact Malayne DeMars at malayne.demars@gmail.com.

 

Sandestin Foundation for Kids Gameday 5K September 17

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort on Florida’s Emerald Coast will be the backdrop for the first annual Sandestin Foundation for Kids Gameday 5K, September 17. The Saturday event is designed for all and will feature a 5K and a one mile fun run for children 12 and under.

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Sandestin invites running enthusiasts this September to enjoy the mild, sunny weather and scenic surroundings. Participants will be able to soak in views of the beautiful 2,400 acre resort including the Choctawhatchee Bay, pristine golf courses, ponds, nature and so much more. The event will benefit Sandestin Foundation for Kids, an organization that allows for funds to be gifted to needy children and families quickly in the event of a tragedy. Sandestin Foundation for Kids goal is to provide support immediately, when it is needed most to children throughout the community and abroad.

The post-run party will include activities at Sandestin’s Baytowne Marina; corn hole, bounce house, face painting, hot dogs, amazing silent auction items and the college football game of the day live on the jumbo screen overlooking the bay. Marina Bar & Grill will also be offering gameday specials.

This year’s sponsors include Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Sandestin Executive Health & Wellness Center, Med Spa of Destin and Sandestin, Run With It, Hancock and Whitney Bank, Proffitt PR, Coca-Cola, Space Walk and more to come. Sponsorship, volunteering, and silent auction opportunities are still available. Please contact Kristin Cloud for more information.

FORE Her Golf Outing September 30

Our friends at Fore Her, Inc. are currently accepting registration for the 4th Annual Fore Her Golf Outing. The swingin’ good time will take place on Friday, September 30 at Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club with a shotgun start at 9:00 a.m.

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Check in and registration begins at 8:00 a.m. Cost to participate is $95 and includes breakfast prior to the 9:00 a.m. tee time, hole in one prizes, food and drink samples on the course, lunch following the round and a silent auction.

The 2nd Annual Helicopter Golf Ball Drop will be held after all tournament golfers have completed their round. Golf balls are now available for a donation of $20 for one golf ball or $50 for three golf balls. Each donor is linked to a golf ball, each ball labeled with a number associating back to the donor. After the balls are dropped, the donor with the corresponding number of the ball in the hole wins $1,000 cash. The second and third closest balls to the hole win $250 each. To reserve your golf balls now visit http://foreher.org/.

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Fore Her, Inc. has a number of sponsorship opportunities available for the 4th Annual Fore Her Golf Outing. Sponsorship packages range in price from $3,000 for an event sponsor to $100 for a tee sponsorship. No matter the monetary amount of sponsorships, Fore Her, Inc. is grateful because these dollars help to provide local women battling breast cancer financial assistance. For more information or to become a sponsor, please email Amy Walsh at amy@foreher.org or call 850-699-3233.

The Market Shops Bloody Mary Festival October 1

Y’all know we love a good Bloody Mary and y’all know this festival is our baby! The Market Shops Bloody Mary Festival will be held Saturday, October 1 from 11 am to 2 p.m. with proceeds benefitting Sinfonia Gulf Coast.

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Join us for unlimited tastes of the Emerald Coast’s most creative and innovative Bloody Marys made with Cathead Vodka and served by the finest restaurants and bars on the panhandle.

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The event will also feature live music and food for purchase by area restaurants. Guests will also enjoy a mimosa bar and frosty brews by exclusive beer sponsor, Grayton Beer Company.

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Epic Photo Co. will provide a dynamic photobooth complete with fun props and accessories to commemorate the event. For the avid football fans that wish to attend, Bijoux’s bar area will be open for viewing the football game during the event.

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VIP and general admission tickets are on sale HERE. General admission to The Market Shops Bloody Mary Festival is $35 per person if purchased in advance and $50 on the day of the event. Guests must be 21 years of age or older. VIP tickets are $75 and include complimentary valet parking by 30A Valet, champagne welcome and light apps from DIG at convenient VIP check-in, access to the VIP Deck at Bijoux with complimentary passed appetizers.

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Century 21 Blue Marlin 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament October 7

We LOVE this event and of course the ladies and gentlemen behind it. Century 21 Blue Marlin will host their 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Friday, October 7 at Regatta Bay & Yacht Club.

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Proceeds will benefit the Silver Sands School, a Special Day School which provides educational services to students who because of their mental functioning levels require services beyond those offered by other educational programs in regular schools. Silver Sands School, located in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, serves approximately 170 students with disabilities ranging in age from 3 to 22 from Okaloosa and Walton Counties.

Players of all levels are encouraged to play in this 18 Hole Scramble! No established handicap necessary. All golfers will enjoy complimentary meals and an after-party at the clubhouse with LIVE music, food, drinks, raffles, prizes and MORE!

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A number of local businesses and community sponsors have already stepped forward as sponsors of the upcoming 2016 Charity Golf Tournament including Rodgers Kiefer Title, Century 21 Blue Marlin PURE CRE Commercial, Matthews & Jones LLP, Luxury Estates Auction Company, SETCO Services, Emerald Coast Wealth Advisors of Raymond James, Ballard-Cannon Development, Jim Wheeler Repairs LLC, Bracken Law PA., Legendary Marine, Gregg Orr Auto, Beach Escapes Realty, LuLu’s Destin, Jordan Dennis of Century 21 Blue Marlin, Pyramid Ventures, Community Bank, Waterstone Mortgage, Harry Ts Lighthouse, Buck’s Smokehouse, Lee Automotive, Lee Nissan, Another Broken Egg of America, La Paz and Landshark’s Pizza Co. Media sponsors include Cumulus Radio, SoWal.com, The Walton Sun and VIP Destin Magazine.

This event has so many opportunities to get involved in this event. From hole sponsorships to playing and beyond! Come on, it’s FORE a good cause. A number of sponsorships are still available. For more information on sponsorship or to register to play please contact us at Info@ProffittPR.com or call (850) 460-7777.

Wiggin’ Out For A Cause October 13

Filled with libations, food, fun, music and happenings, the 2nd Annual Wiggin’ Out For A Cause will benefit Walton County kids at the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Centers (ECCAC) in Okaloosa and Walton Counties. Don’t miss this entertaining ladies night out at V Lala Galleries on October 13, from 6 to 10 pm.

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Upon arriving, ladies will select a mystery swag bag with a unique on-loan wig inside. She will then be whisked away into the style lounge to transform her look with hair and make-up touch up by area stylists to include The Grove, Serenity by the Sea Spa, Avantgarde Salon, Morgan King Makeup and Everluxe Beauty.  Now the fun begins…will the ladies be recognized by their friends?

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Ladies will go on to mix, mingle and partake in many activities throughout the evening, such as karaoke and photos with Epic Photo Co., and more. Check out the silent auction and door prizes, and don’t miss the outstanding group of men on hand serving drinks, food and selling raffle tickets.

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Make it a staycation thanks to the Official Lodging Partner, The Pearl Hotel. For a limited time, The Pearl will offer a special rate of $199/per night for Wednesday, October 12 and Thursday, October 13. Kick off your charitable night with a complimentary drink ticket to Havana Beach Rooftop Lounge with your room booking. Visit eccac.org to grab your tickets and get the special lodging code.

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#ProffittPR is proud to have a hand in this event and we’re eager to talk about sponsorship opportunities with you! See the sponsorship package below OR contact Kim Henderson at Kim@eccac.org with #ECCAC for more information.

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Best of the Emerald Coast October 22

Votes have been tallied and the #BestOfEC winners are being informed. Now for the fun part! Emerald Coast Magazine will host their annual Best of the Emerald Coast event at Grand Boulevard on Saturday, October 22 from 6-9 p.m.

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Benefitting the Junior League of the Emerald Coast, an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.  The charitable, one-of-a-kind community event gives guests a chance to enjoy the best our Emerald Coast has to offer — including food, spirits, fashion and services — supplied by businesses deemed by Emerald Coast Magazine readers to be the best at what they do.

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Tickets may be purchased in advance beginning in August at http://www.emeraldcoastmagazine.com/ for $40. General admission will be $50 at the door. For just $75, guests may upgrade to a true VIP experience with a private lounge, additional food and drink and a gift bag filled with deals from around the region.

30A Half Marathon & 5K October 23

Who’s ready to sweat? We were thrilled when our clients Gulf Place on 30A announced it will be the official headquarters for the 30A Half Marathon and 5K, presented by The 30A Company, YOLO Board, and 360 Blue, on October 21-23, 2016. All proceeds will benefit The Sonder Project, a locally-based nonprofit that focuses on high-impact, sustainable solutions aimed at ending extreme poverty and hunger worldwide. Of course, we jumped on the opportunity to get involved!

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The race weekend will kick off on Friday, October 21 with a pre-race party from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the BoatHouse in WaterColor Inn and Resort. Festivities will include live entertainment by Hotel Oscar, food and local brews. On Saturday, October 22 racers and guests are invited to the packet pickup and expo from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Gulf Place. The main event will begin at 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 23 with the start of the half marathon, followed by the 5K start at 7:25 a.m. Finishers will receive a custom medal while all participants will receive a race t-shirt and goody bag.

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The USA Track & Field (USATF) certified, out-and-back route starts at Gulf Place and heads east through Blue Mountain Beach, Grayton Beach and WaterColor. The BoatHouse on Western Lake will serve as the official turn around point. The post-race party will begin at 8:30 a.m., 5K awards at 9:00 a.m. and the half marathon awards from 10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Official race regulations, registration information, race course and schedule of events can be found at http://www.30ahalf.com/.

For area businesses interested, there are a number of sponsorship opportunities available. Please contact The Sonder Project Executive Director, Sarah E. Hockett, at Sarah@TheSonderProject.org or (850) 420-5845.

The Taylor Haugen Foundation Savor the Season November 3

The Taylor Haugen Foundation will host its ​seventh​ annual Savor The Season fundraiser at Caliza Pool in Alys Beach on Wednesday, November 3, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

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This annual culinary experience has grown to become one of the most popular events on 30A. This year, the event will feature twelve of the area’s finest chefs showcasing their culinary talents with signature dishes, a wine tasting, as well as a live and silent auction. Additionally, there will be live entertainment provided by national recording artist, Michael J. Thomas.

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To learn more or to buy tickets, visit Savor The Season. If you want to take full advantage of this great event and support a wonderful, local charity please call (850) 218-6128 or email (thfdirector@emailfamily.com) for more information.

Capes & Crowns Fun Run + 5K November 5

Get ready to dress up as your favorite superhero or glittering princess — the Capes & Crowns Fun Run and 5K is back at The Village of Baytowne Wharf on Saturday, Nov 5. It will be a magical experience for the entire family! The 5K begins at 9am and the Half Mile Fun Run at 10am. 100% of proceeds benefit The Tree House Episcopal Montessori School! This is the second year #ProffittPR has been involved. Our Founder and President, Jessica Bracken even laced up her tennis for this event!

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See the sponsorship package below or contact info@thetreehousectk.org for more information!

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