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United Way Partners
Advancing the Common Good
211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast
American Red Cross, North Treasure Coast Chapter
Boys & Girls Clubs of IRC
CASTLE – The Parenting Professionals
Catholic Charities/Samaritan Center
Childcare Resources of Indian River
Children's Home Society of Florida
Dasie Hope Center
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services of the Treasure Coast, Inc. dhhstc.org
Drug Abuse Treatment Association
Early Learning Coalition IRMOC
Economic Opportunities Council of IRC
Hibiscus Children’s Center
Homeless Family Center
Literacy Services of Indian River County
Mental Health Association
Redlands Christian Migrant Association
Senior Resource Association
Substance Awareness Council
Sun Up ARC
Treasure Coast Community Health
Treasure Coast Food Bank
Treasure Coast Homeless Services Counciltchelpspot.org
Youth Guidance Mentoring & Activities Program
Connected 4 Kids
Familywize Discount Prescription Cards
Mental Health Collaborative
Voluntary Income Tax Assistance Program
(Runs February through April 15th, call 2-1-1)
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Youth Guidance received the 2013-2014 Agency Excellence Award. Pictured: UWIRC Board Chair Randy Riley, Board Chair-Elect Susan Adams, Youth Guidance Executive Director Doug Borrie, United Way CEO Michael Kint.
Scott Lambeth, Golden River Fruit Co., walked away from this year’s Community Leaders Breakfast, Tuesday, with United Way’s top individual service honor, the Ralph T. King Award for long-term commitment and outstanding achievement by a United Way volunteer.
Susan Adams, Fellsmere Mayor, Marsh Landing Manager, and Board Chair-Elect for the United Way, made the presentation this way, “This year’s honoree is known for his sheer dedication to serving his community. He hustles, he isn’t afraid of physical labor, and he gets the money in. In fact, without his years of service, we would be hundreds of thousands of dollars short. With over 20 years on the Campaign Cabinet, 28 years of the Citrus Sale Golf Tournament, and 18 years of the Holiday Citrus Sale, this man’s just awesome! He is most deserving of this award.”
Other awards given out at the event include the Agency Excellence Award, presented for measurable program results and impacting the community through reach and vision, to Youth Guidance Mentoring & Activities; and the 2014 Richardson Spirit Awards, (named for Dan K. Richardson), in the following categories; Overall philanthropic excellence for a company with more than 50 employees to Disney’s Vero Beach Resort; Overall philanthropic excellence for a company with 50 employees or less to Brown and Brown Insurance – Vero Division; Exemplary Contributions to the Community to Seacoast National Bank; Exemplary Community Volunteerism to Indian River County Supervisor of Elections; and Exemplary Workplace Giving to Piper Aircraft.
“Longevity and dedication seem to describe an outstanding number of volunteers at United Way of Indian River County,” commented Michael Kint, United Way CEO. “We can only do critical community service when individuals, businesses, and agencies step up and lend a hand. We are very grateful for this year’s award winners and the many others that contribute time and money to advance the common good.”
Historic Dodgertown, a United Way partner,
is pleased to announce that the Second Annual Jackie Robinson Celebration Game will take place on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at iconic Holman Stadium.
The game features the Florida State League St. Lucie Mets and the Brevard County Manatees for this regular season contest.
“We are extremely proud to honor Jackie’s memory and what he achieved for the nation,” Historic Dodgertown chairman Peter O’Malley said. “Jackie spent nine Spring Trainings (1948-56) at Dodgertown, Vero Beach and the Dodgers advanced to the World Series five times in those years.”
April 15, 2015 will mark the 68th anniversary of Jackie Robinson making his Major League debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers, as he broke the color barrier in 1947 to become the first African-American to play Major League Baseball. The following spring in 1948, Dodgertown became the first and only integrated Spring Training site in the south.
“The Florida State League is proud to have the Jackie Robinson Celebration Game for the second year at Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach,” Florida State League president Chuck Murphy said. “We hope to continue this tradition in honoring Jackie Robinson for years to come.”
The inaugural Jackie Robinson Celebration Game was played on April 15, 2014 and saw the Brevard County Manatees defeat the Lakeland Flying Tigers, 7-1, in front of 4,019 fans. Ticket sales for the 2014 game saw over $18,000 generated for the United Way of Indian River County.
“Jackie Robinson Day honors a man who was instrumental in the integration of baseball, and it is also a day for all people to come together in unity,” Minor League Baseball President & CEO Pat O’Conner said. “Minor League Baseball is proud to be part of this annual celebration of a baseball icon as the St. Lucie Mets and the Brevard County Manatees face off to benefit a worthy cause, the United Way of Indian River County.”
All tickets will be general admission and will be sold for $5 each. The net proceeds from all ticket sales will again go to benefit the United Way of Indian River County. The on-sale date and locations for advance ticket sales will be announced at a later date.
“United Way of Indian River County is proud and grateful to participate in the Jackie Robinson Celebration Game at Historic Dodgertown,” CEO of the United Way of Indian River County Michael Kint said. “As an organization that has the welfare of this community at heart, we’ve worked hard to keep this very special event affordable for families and individuals at $5 a ticket.
Proceeds from this game will help us do our job of providing people with access to a good education, financial stability and quality health care. We are already looking forward to April 15!”
To become a sponsor of this event, please contact Michael Kint, CEO of the United Way of Indian River County at (772) 567-8900 or via email at Michael.Kint@unitedwayirc.org.