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18th Annual Independence Golf Classic

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Pine Castle is nearing it’s 18th Annual Independence Golf Classic! This year the Independence Golf Classic is presented by 121 Financial Credit Union and will be held on Monday, December 7th at Atlantic Beach Country Club.

Since its beginning in 1997, the Independence Golf Classic has raised over $1,000,000, drawing support from those interested in contributing to the strength and success of Pine Castle’s programs. Proceeds will support the long-term success of Pine Castle’s vocational and life skills training, job development and coaching, a seniors’ program, and long-term residential care. 

Sponsorships for this premier tournament are available and appreciated. For details regarding Tournament Sponsorship Opportunities, visit our event page, or contact Anthony Sutton, asutton@pinecastle.org (904) 733-2650 ext. 282

 

 

It’s “Report Card” Time for Pine Castle!

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Accountability and transparency are two concepts that the Pine Castle family embraces whole-heartedly. We are proud of our successes and are pleased to share them with you in our Annual Report 2014. Here are just a few of the highlights… Screen Shot 2015-04-09 at 1.46.32 PM

• 467 persons received Training, Education, and/or Support Services
• 87 persons received Community Employment Coaching
• 38 persons received Residential Services
• Campus Work Opportunities/Product and Contract Sales totaled $1,474,510 (+33%)
• Development Contributions totaled $601,886 (+25%)
• Source of Funds = $5,710,176 – a 10% increase vs. Fiscal Year 2013
• Use of Funds = $5,651,278

In 2014, Pine Castle expanded opportunities for people with disabilities to engage in learning, working, and meaningfully connecting to the First Coast community. We sincerely thank our many caring supporters for making it all possible. Read our Annual Report 2014 to find out more about our programs and our supporters here!

Pine Castle Holds 17th Annual “Independence Golf Classic”

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17th Annual Independence Golf Classic

Pine Castle’s 17th Annual “Independence Golf Classic”, presented by 121 Financial Credit Union, was held at Deerwood Country Club was held on Monday, July 14, 2014.

Representing tournament sponsor, Jason Hyrne & Jeff Wyatt of Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, First-place Gross Division winners were Jeff Wyatt, Karisa Akins, Alan Henderson and Clay Churchill (pictured).  Representing tournament sponsor, Borland-Groover Clinic, First-place Net Division winners were Tom Birdsong, John Gol, West Bernhardt, and Eric Drake.

Since its beginning in 1997, the Independence Golf Classic has raised over $1,000,000, drawing support from those interested in contributing to the strength and success of Pine Castle’s programs, which assist adults with developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injuries and other disabilities to reach their greatest possible levels of independence.  Proceeds will support the long-term success of Pine Castle’s vocational and life skills training, job development and coaching, a seniors’ program, and long-term residential care.  

Pine Castle’s Executive Director, Jonathan May, expressed his appreciation for the tournament sponsors and participants’ dedication to the agency’s mission.  “As we celebrate over 60 years of Pine Castle’s service to the Jacksonville community and surrounding counties, we look back on a time when people with disabilities weren’t fully a part of society, and there were no educational or employment services available to them,” he explained.  “Consistent community support for programs which assist citizens with disabilities demonstrates that today, everyone matters.”

The tournament’s Awards Luncheon, sponsored by Sam’s Clubs of Jacksonville, provided an important opportunity to honor Publix, Chartwells Thompson, Service Solutions and Goodwill of North Florida, four area companies that have partnered with Pine Castle and demonstrated leadership in the creation of job opportunities within our community for those with disabilities.  Pine Castle’s Community Employment Program has provided qualified employees and on-the-job training and follow-up services to the business community since 1988.

Other top sponsors of the event included Flowers Baking Co., Tom Bush Family of Dealerships, Baptist Health, the law firm of Driver, McAfee, Peek & Hawthorne, Moran Environmental Recovery, Art Dobosiewicz/UBS Financial, LBA Group, and Drs. Bruce and Deborah Krieger.

Pine Castle Health Fair

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Come join us for the 2014 Pine Castle Annual Health Fair!  Plans are underway and date/time will be announced soon.

Pine Castle is committed to the health and welfare of our participants, staff and our community. Everyone in the community is invited to join us for a day of fun and learn how to stay fit, feel better and be healthier! FREE health information, screenings, education and activities on a variety of health, wellness and safety topics. 

If your company or group would like to participate, or for more information, please contact Michel Johnson at 733-2650 ext. 226.

Join Us for the 17th Annual Independence Golf Classic

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Join us for Pine Castle’s 17th Annual Independence Golf Classic, presented by 121 Financial Credit Union on July 14, 2014 at Deerwood Country Club!

Sponsorships for this premier tournament are available and appreciated.  To learn more about sponsorships, click here

To sponsor or reserve a spot for a player or team by charging online, click the ‘Donate‘ button to the right, enter the amount, and list ‘golf’ in the comments field.

To fax or mail your payment, print and complete the Sponsor Commitment form on the brochure, or charge by phone at 904-733-2650. Please see the brochure for full details, address, and phone numbers, listed to the right of your signature.

All proceeds will support Pine Castle’s Community Employment Program to provide job development, on-site skills training, and follow-up support to people with disabilities who wish to work within the 5-county First Coast Community.

Thank you for helping us put people to work!

Questions? Contact Cliff Evans, 904-733-2650, ext. 282 or cevans@pinecastle.org

 

 

Many thanks to our sponsors of last year’s 16th Annual Independence Golf Classic! 

 

The 2013 Independence Golf Classic provided additional operating funds for Pine Castle’s Community Employment Program, creating a valuable and exciting opportunity to support specialized employment services for individuals with disabilities across Northeast Florida.

Presenting Sponsor: 121 Financial Credit Union

Luncheon Sponsor: CSX

Practice & Breakfast Sponsor: Sam’s Clubs of Jacksonville

“Stars” Hole Sponsors:
Baptist Health
Borland-Groover Clinic
Driver, McAfee, Peek & Hawthorne, P.L.
Jason Hyrne & Jeff Wyatt, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
Bruce & Debbie Krieger
The LBA Group
Moran Environmental Recovery
TD Bank
Flowers Baking Company

“Stripes” Hole Sponsors:
Bott-Anderson Partners
Robin Bradbury
Randy & Susan Chittum/PSS World Medical
Florida Blue
Jim Henry
Jim Kagiliery, Brightstar Financial
Jim & Sheila Black

Benefactors:
 Brumo’s (Hole-in-One Challenge)
Ted Spetnagel
Fisher Tank

Friends of Pine Castle:
Morris Applewhite & Felicia Wimbish
DrugCheck

THE HUMAN RACE – “YOUR RACE YOUR CAUSE”

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Please Help Pine Castle Reach a Very Important Goal!

 To replace funding lost to recent state budget cuts, Pine Castle must raise $10,000 through sponsorships for The Human Race.  

 

Our agency’s programs depend on it!

 

 Dear Families and Friends of Pine Castle Participants:

 The 2013 Human Race was held on April 6th at the St. Johns Town Center. Thanks to everyone who supported us, we have reached $10,072.11 and have exceeded our original goal of $10,000!!!

Donate Now

 

 We can’t thank you enough for your generous support to keep Pine Castle’s program strong during another extremely challenging budget year for the agency.

 Pine Castle’s Human Race Team

A COPY OF PINE CASTLE, INC.’S OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING 1-800-435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE.  REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.  REFER TO REGISTRATION NUMBER CH927.

 

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