Fort Lauderdale, Fl. – June 15, 2017 –
More than 500 volunteers gathered this past weekend to participate in IGY Marinas’ annual summer philanthropic initiative, Inspire Giving through You. The company’s corporate staff, marina associates, Anchor Club Strategic Partners, yacht owners, captains and crew members spent the day supporting local charitable organizations in North America and Panama.
“IGY Marinas is grateful for all of the volunteers who participated during both of our winter and summer Inspire Giving through You initiatives. We have seen so many members from our industry and beyond rise up to support fantastic organizations from around the world, and we look forward to making next year’s events even better!” said Tom Mukamal, CEO of IGY Marinas.
Marina efforts for this summer’s Inspire Giving through You initiative included:
Gainesville, FL. – IGY’s corporate IT office and engineering partner, Applied Technology and Management (ATM), joined forces with Our Santa Fe River for a 6-mile clean-up project in order to help sustain the Santa Fe River and its ecosystem. Event sponsors included, Gainesville House of Beer.
Montauk, NY. – Volunteers from Montauk Yacht Club, the Marine Patrol, and the U.S. Coast Guard, came together to improve the aesthetics and environment of Montauk Harbor in advance of the community’s annual “blessing of the fleet” ceremony. Event donations were provided Montauk Brewing Company and Marine Patrol.
New York Harbor – Volunteers from North Cove Marina at Brookfield Place and Newport Yacht Club & Marina, along with the Coalition for the Homeless, focused on improving the aesthetics of Camp Homeward Bound. This involved a clean-up project, repairing the infrastructure, and preparing the facility’s swimming areas for camper use. Event sponsors included, Red White and Que Smokehouse, Bascorp and NY Media Boat.
Panama – Red Frog Beach Marina volunteers supported Bahá’í Rojas by collecting donations for school supplies and outsourcing a laptop and Wi-Fi. Event donations included, numerous notebooks, workbooks, writing and coloring utensils, 3 large dry erase boards, paper, activity books and cleaning supplies.
St. Petersburg, FL. – The volunteer team from Maximo Marina partnered with Tampa Bay Watch to educate the community about the environmental impacts through a recycling and shore clean-up project. Event sponsors included the SkyWay Marina District and Broadwater Civic Association.
Washington D.C. / Maryland – National Harbor Marina and its group of volunteers participated in Central Union Mission’s daily breakfast session, where they helped with food preparations and serving breakfast to boost morale for the homeless within the community. Event support and donations were provided by the Savannah Candy Kitchen National Harbor, Gaylord National Resort and Convention Centre, Residence Inn National Harbor, Westin Hotel National Harbor, Jos. A. Bank National Harbor, Fleet Miami, MD Yacht Charters and MY Irish Wake.
South Carolina – IGY’s corporate financial office once again teamed up with A Child’s Haven for a day of spring cleaning, painting, and building of shelves for the outdoor toys.
Plans for 2018’s Inspire Giving through You outreach events will be announced in the coming months.
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About IGY Marinas
Based in Fort Lauderdale, FL, IGY Marinas is reputed to be the largest international marina company in the world and a leading point of contact for vessels in the western hemisphere. The company’s network includes 15 marinas operating in seven countries, with the newest location in Miami Beach (United States, Colombia, Mexico, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, Panama, and Turks & Caicos); more than 8,000 unique vessels serviced annually and approximately 100,000 customers each year. With more than 2,000 slips under management, IGY Marinas caters to a variety of markets, including sportfish, cruise, sail and megayacht. With more than 300 slips accommodating vessels over 80 feet (24 meters), IGY’s marinas are also leading destination ports for some of the world’s largest yachts – servicing more than 900 superyachts per year.
Additionally, IGY Marinas boasts one of the world’s leading large-vessel support networks, the IGY Anchor Club Strategic Partners, which encompasses an array of services from provisioning to crew training, along with health and maritime travel. IGY Marinas also hosts top international sailing, fishing and nautical-related events, making its marinas highly sought ‐ after maritime activity destinations. With a passion for giving back on a global scale, the company supports its marinas twice a year as part of its “Inspire Giving through You” philanthropic initiative.
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