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       VOL. 26 NO. 8                                                                               AUGUST 2018

                                                                  Charity News

                                      BallenIsles Charities Foundation

                      ‘Grants In Action’ – Feed The Hungry Pantry

      By Mark Hopkinson                                   This was the second pantry line this month for families
        Every month, as part of its mission to end hunger in Palm   that registered to get fresh foods, including meats,
      Beach County, the Feed the Hungry Pantry gives boxes and   vegetables, fruits and eggs. It followed last week’s pantry
      bags packed with free, healthy food to over 2,200 families   which helped feed more than 600 families.
      in need. A financial grant from the BallenIsles Charities     “Feed the Hungry has helped feed thousands of Palm
      Foundation  (   Beach County residents this month alone,” Cofounder Dan
      provides funding for the food program.            Shorter said. In addition, Feed the Hungry sent food for
        On Saturday, June 23, as around 150 families gathered   96 homebound elderly and veterans.
      along a pantry line in West Palm Beach to receive the free     “Today’s effort further underlines the caring community
      food, volunteers from BallenIsles were there to help.  that is BallenIsles and I also want to thank the BallenIsles
        BallenIsles  Charities  Foundation  President  Mark   Country Club and the BallenIsles Community Association
      Freeman,  BallenIsles  Country  Club  Executive  Chef   for making this happen,” Freeman said.
      Gregory, Assistant General Manager Peter Serena, and     The BallenIsles Charities Foundation’s grant to feed
      Director of Marketing Brian Merbler joined other Feed   the hungry is one of 46 grants, totaling a record $575,000
      the Hungry Pantry volunteers in helping bag fresh foods.   awarded  this  year.  Since  its  formation  by  BallenIsles
      They worked on the assembly line, filling arriving vehicles   residents, more than $2.3 million has been awarded in
      with around 100 pounds of staples for families in need.  financial grants to local nonprofits and civic organizations.
                                                                                                           BallenIsles Charities Foundation President Mark Freeman
                                                                                                           (at right), stands next to BallenIsles Assistant General
                                     Bluewater BaBes                                                       Manager Peter Serena, BallenIsles Country Club Executive
                                                                                                           Chef Gregory and BallenIsles Director of Marketing Brian
                                                                                                           Merbler (at left).

            Bluewater Babes Fish For A Cure                                                                Charity News on page 2

                 Celebrates 10th Anniversary!                                                                southerN spotlight

                        October 5 To 6 At Sailfish Marina Resort
         Florida’s Largest All-Female Angler Fishing Tournament – Presented By Tito’s Handmade Vodka

                                                          Bluewater Babes Charitable Trust (BWB) is thrilled to
                                                        announce that the 10th Annual Bluewater Babes Fish for   For Loggerhead
                                                        a Cure presented by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, is scheduled
                                                        for Friday, Oct. 5 and Saturday, Oct. 6, at Sailfish Marina   Marinelife
                                                        Resort. This event is Florida’s most fun and most talked
                                                        about female angler fishing tournament.
                                                          Born out of the love for fishing, the courage to fight   Center’s Tenth
                                                        and  the  powerful  nature  of  women  working  together,
                                                        Bluewater Babes was created as Palm Beach County’s     Annual Go Blue
                                                        first all-female angler fishing tournament  dedicated to
                                                        raising money for local breast and ovarian cancer patients
                                                        in financial need.                                   Awards Luncheon
                                                          Since 2009 more than 1,200 boats and 4,500
                                                                                  female anglers have joined      Featuring Renowned
                                                                                  together to celebrate loved
                                                                                  ones, often themselves,   Conservationist Jeff Corwin
                                                                                  who have bravely fought
                                                                                  and won the battle against     Nominations for Florida’s most prestigious ocean
                                                                                  these diseases, and to    conservation awards ceremony, the Tenth Annual Go
                                                                                  remember and honor those   Blue Awards Luncheon, presented by Manatee Lagoon
                                                                                  whom they lost.           –
 An FPL Eco-Discovery Center is now open.

                                                                                  Bluewater Babes           Southern Spotlight on page 5
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