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VOL. 25 NO. 7                                                                                     JULY 2023

      Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Palm Beach

      And Martin Counties Announce Awards And Scholarships

        Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Palm Beach and                                                    The newly founded Florida Prepaid College Foundation
      Martin Counties recently held their annual Big and Little                                            Path to Prosperity Scholarship Program powered by FPL
      Awards on Thursday, May 25, at the Manatee Lagoon. New                                               offers high school students the opportunity to receive a two-
      this year, scholarships were awarded powered by Florida                                              year Florida College Plan Scholarship. Eligible students must
      Power & Light (FPL).                                                                                 meet all the criteria, including being an active member in
        Amidst  trophies,  plaques,  videos,  a  grilled  cheese                                           the mentoring program through Big Brothers Big Sisters of
      bar, and dessert, friends, family, and supporters gathered                                           Palm Beach and Martin Counties.
      to  cheer  the  bonds  between  “bigs”  and  “littles”  that                                           After a short program, the honorees gave personal, heartfelt
      steadfastly  represents  the  nonprofit  Big  Brothers,  Big                                         accounts about the difference the program has meant to their
      Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties. The awards                                                lives because of the “matches” and the life-mentor experiences
      dinner was held to honor the successes of the BBBS                                                   enjoyed throughout the past year. Following the Big and
      Littles and those who defend their potential.                                                        Little awards, Juliet Murphy Roulhac from FPL and Jeanni
        The event was held at the Manatee Lagoon in Riviera                                                Hawkins from Florida Prepaid College proudly announced the
      Beach and set the stage for smiles, laughter, hugs, sentiment,                                       16 scholarship winners and presented them with an award.
      and recognition for the Big and Little of the Year honorees                                            Among the top awards for service and commitment to
      and scholarship award recipients.                                                                    Big Brothers Big Sisters Palm Beach and Martin Counties
        “These awards celebrate critical relationships between                                             in 2023 are:
      mentors and youth. This year, FPL has provided these                                                   • Big Brother of the Year – Hank Henderson
      amazing opportunities for Littles to continue their path                                               • Little Brother of the Year – Damarius Green and laWanda
      to success after high school,” said Yvette Flores Acevedo,                                           Green
      CEO  of  Big  Brothers  Big  Sisters  of  Palm  Beach  and   Scholarship recipients, Jeanni Hawkins, top row: Yvette
      Martin Counties.                                   Flores Acevedo, Kate Cotner, Juliet Roulhac       Big Brothers Big Sisters on page 3
      Record-Breaking Funds Raised At The 22nd Annual Robert

      F. Novins Memorial Golf Tournament And Reception

        Twenty-two years ago, Carson Novins, owner of Carsons
      Tavern in Stuart, and his family founded the Robert F.
      Novins  Memorial  Golf Tournament  and  Reception  in
      honor of their late father. Each year they host this event
      that mirrors their dad’s kind and generous nature.
        Since 2013, Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) Clinic has
      been the nonprofit beneficiary from this event. This has
      resulted  in  raising  over  $1  million  for VIM  Clinic  to
      further their mission of “Giving the Gift of Health” to
      Martin County neighbors in need.
        This year was a record breaker! The 22nd Annual Robert
      F. Novins Memorial Golf Tournament and Reception raised over

      Record-Breaking Funds Raised on page 5             Putting contest with Joe
      Check Your Voter Status!

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