Giving Challenge 2016 – Mark your calendars!
The 2016 Giving Challenge — the most successful giving event in Sarasota — runs September 20-21, 2016 NOON to NOON
Friends of Sarasota County Parks, Inc. provides support to our community PARKS,
we continue to partner with many of you on environmental stewardship and
educational activities, sponsor community engagers, support scholarships and raise
funds for PARK enhancements.
On September 20 beginning at NOON through September 21 st ending at NOON,
please support us with your online donation as part of GIVING CHALLENGE 2016.
Last year, during 24 hour challenge, YOU, our community donors raised more
than $7 million in 24 hours. We are able to fulfill our mission because of YOU.
This is our fifth year as part of the Sarasota Community Foundation’s annual
community fundraising day. This year, The Patterson Foundation will be matching
each new donation 2:1 for new donors and 1:1 for returning donors. Their
generosity will have an incredible impact on helping us do what we do best – make
OUR Parks and recreation areas even better.
This year, the Friends are focusing on offering an increased number of scholarships
for developmentally disabled children to attend summer camp in 2017 through our
HELP ME PLAY initiative; provide for great family activity time by purchasing
PADDLES AND LIFE VESTS so families can continue to enjoy Sarasota’s
spectacular wild and scenic Myakka River; Support Our Four Legged Friends
through the purchase of DOGGIE WATER FOUNTAINS for our Sarasota County
Paw Parks; FIGHT SKIN CANCER by creating additional shade opportunities at
Park athletic fields and recreational areas through our SHADE IS GOOD project
and support the FITNESS AND WELLNESS OF OUR CHILDREN as our
community develops a new playground at Tuscano Park in Venice.
Mark your calendars, Set your alarm clocks – September 20-21 Noon to Noon, join
our Board, your friends and our community DONATE to The Friends of Sarasota
County Parks – Giving Challenge 2016 You Are The One who will make the
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