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Enmarket and Healthy Savannah Select Four Nonprofit Organizations to Benefit from the 2016 Encourage Health Series

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket and Healthy Savannah announce the four nonprofit organizations that will receive the $1000 grants during the 2016 Encourage Health Series will be the Coastal Georgia Council of Boy Scouts of America, Savannah AMBUCS, Savannah Tree Foundation and Urban Hope, Inc.

Boy Scouts of America
While 25 of 136 merit badges directly reward physical activity for participating in swimming, camping, cycling or another activity, the Coastal Georgia Council, Boy Scouts of America also reaches beyond the boys and encourages their families to get involved as well. The Boy Scout Law outlines the ideals the organization strives to uphold and one of the lines reads, “to keep myself physically strong.”

Savannah AMBUCS
Savannah AMBUCS was selected because of their efforts to support healthy living through the adaptation of bikes for people with different abilities. By showing individuals how a three wheeled bike can work for them, the organization improves their physical, mental, and emotional well being.

The Savannah Tree Foundation
The Savannah Tree Foundation benefits individuals as well as the environment. Their mission is to plant, protect and preserve the trees of Chatham County. These trees benefit our overall health by providing fresh air, creating more walking friendly neighborhoods, cleaning out our waterways, and providing shade from the sun in the hot summer months.

Urban Hope, Inc.
Urban Hope, Inc. is focused on helping the inner city children in Savannah create better lives for themselves. Through the funding of the Encourage Health grant, Urban Hope plans to hold a free, eight-week summer yoga camp for their Kindergarten-Eigth graders. These yoga classes would promote physical and mental health and provide both instructors and children with a beneficial program.

“We had many deserving organizations participate in the Facebook contest this year,” said Matt Clements, Marketing Director at enmarket. “We believe these groups will help promote and further our enriching lives initiative through the various programs they have set up in our community.”

Any Savannah area registered 501c3 nonprofit organization with a mission to promote healthy living, active lifestyles or nutritional education, was encouraged to enter the Facebook competition.

In addition to the grant, all four recipients will be able to increase the support for their cause by being awarded an enmarket Dollar Day where they receive $1 for every car wash and donations from enmarket customers at the registers and charity table.

At the end of the series, one of the four selected nonprofit organizations will also receive an additional $1000 grand prize. Each organization will receive their own QR code to be scanned with purchases at any of the 61 enmarket stores. The organization with the highest number of scans will win the final check to be given out at the last Encourage Health presentation.

The Encourage Health Series will feature four presentations throughout the year, from the area’s most respected experts sharing insights on nutrition, fitness and general tips for healthy living. The series is sponsored by: enmarket, Healthy Savannah, Savannah Morning News, Savannah Magazine and GPB Savannah – WSVH 91.1/WWIO 89.9. For more information on the upcoming luncheon dates and speakers, visit http://enmarkstations.com/EncourageHealthSeries.

ABOUT ENMARKET
Founded as Interstate Stations in 1963 by Robert Demere, Enmark Stations, Inc., which recently rebranded as enmarket, is a family-run business committed to offering its customers top-notch service and superior products. The Savannah Chamber of Commerce honored enmarket with the Gulfstream Community Involvement Award, recognizing the company’s dedication to helping and supporting the community as a whole.

Today, the Savannah-based company, which celebrated its 50-year anniversary in 2013, operates 61 stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Most stores offer freshly prepared food and healthy snacks, and all stores offer high quality double filtered gasoline, beverages, lottery services and more. Enmarket customers can save up to $.10 per gallon by using the company’s Cash Card, a reloadable stored-value card that can be used directly at the pump. Coupons, promotions, and a location finder are available on the free mobile app. For more information on enmarket, please call 912-236-1331 or visit www.enmarkenjoy.com. Follow enmarket on Twitter at @enmarkenjoy.

CONTACT
Matt Clements
Director of Marketing
enmarket
MClements@enmarkstations.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR, Inc.
912.844.9990
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com

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Park Place Outreach Representative First to Reach “Over the Edge” Goal

(Savannah, GA) Park Place Outreach, in partnership with the Coastal Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America is raising funds for local at-risk youth by participating in Savannah’s tallest and most exciting fundraiser, Over the Edge. Rarely do non-profit organizations share their fundraising opportunities, but that is just what the Boy Scouts and Park Place Outreach are doing as they prepare to rappel off the roof and down the side of the historic Manger Building in downtown Savannah on Friday, October 30.

Each participant must raise $1000 in pledges for the charitable cause of their choice in order to earn their rappel experience, and the first Edger to reach the pledge goal this year is Park Place Outreach Board of Directors member, Dr. Todd Cellini. Dr. Cellini shared this information, “I have seen the important role that Park Place Outreach plays for local youth age 11 to 17 who are going through a stressful period or are homeless or victims of abuse. Park Place Outreach gives emergency shelter, meals and counseling to at-risk youth and their families, and is the only local shelter that allows youth to self-admit.”

Park Place Outreach Executive Board President, Jack Levine, who is also registered to go Over the Edge, added “My interest in Park Place Outreach began after reading an article about the plight of America’s homeless children. The article motivated me to do some research to find out who is helping the homeless children right here in Savannah and this is when I found out about Park Place Outreach, which has quietly served our area for 31 years and has helped more than 6500 kids during that time.”

For more information about Park Place Outreach, visit http://parkplaceyes.org/ or call (912) 234-4048. To donate to an Edger or register for your own ‘Over the Edge’ experience, visit www.otesavannah.org and select the ‘Become and Edger’ or ‘Donate to an Edger’ tab.

About: Established in 1920, the Coastal Georgia Council, Boy Scouts of America serves approximately 6500 boys and girls and their families annually in coastal Georgia though traditional Scouting, inner city Scout Reach programs, Learning for Life, and Explorer Post programs. The Boy Scouts of America provides the nation’s foremost youth program for character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be “Prepared. For Life.™” To find a Scout program in your area, visit www.beascout.org .

Submitted by:
Barbara Foley, M.Ed.
Marketing & Outreach Director
Coastal Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America
Phone: 912-308-7892
11900 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31419
www.linkedin.com/in/barbarafoley1/
www.coastalgeorgiabsa.org/
www.otesavannah.org

Merger Confirmed for Neighboring Boy Scout Councils

(SAVANNAH, GA.)  The Coastal Empire Council, Boy Scouts of America and the Okefenokee Area Council, Boy Scouts of America have announced that they are combining forces to form a new Coastal Georgia Council. Merger of the two Councils will enhance Scouting in the region by strengthening programs and better utilizing each Council’s resources, making the new larger Council the premiere Scouting organization in this area.  The Coastal Georgia Council now serves 22 counties and boasts two fully operational camps, Black Creek Scout Reservation in Screven County and Camp Tolochee in Glynn County.

Coastal Empire Council Executive Board President, John McKinnon shared these benefits of the merger, “The unanimous vote by the Executive Boards of the two councils on February 25, 2014 approving the merger, sends a clear and concise message that the people responsible for shaping and guiding the newly formed Coastal Georgia Council are 100% dedicated to making this new larger Council a premiere Scouting organization within the Boy Scouts of America.  The ultimate goal and underlying motivation is to reach more youth in our area and introduce them to the values and life skills that Scouting instills through its programs.  We will now have the ability to efficiently, effectively promote our programs on a much larger scale.  The outdoor experiences and camping activities associated with Scouting are dramatically increased by having two camps.  Our vision is to maximize the utilization of these two camps to take advantage of the unique features of each location, thereby providing exceptional experiences for our youth and their families.”

ABOUT THE COASTAL GEORGIA COUNCIL BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA:

The newly formed Coastal Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America will serve over 9000 young men and women annually through traditional scouting, inner city Scout Reach programs, Learning for Life, and Explorer Post programs. Boy Scouts of America provides the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be ‘Prepared. For Life.’

The new council website address is http://www.coastalgeorgiabsa.org/  .  For more information or to arrange an interview, call Coastal Georgia Council Scout Executive, Tom Cardiff at 912-927-7272, ext. 205.

Coastal Georgia Council Announces Annual Boy Scout Volunteer Awards

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Coastal Georgia Council, Boy Scouts of America recognized outstanding community leaders and volunteers at the annual Silver Beaver Banquet on Saturday, February 22, 2014.

The 2013 Commissioner’s Award was presented to Frank Patterson, while Lanny Rhodes received the President’s Award.   Frank Patterson and Lanny Rhodes were recognized for their outstanding leadership in scouting and for their performance of community service through many years of hard work, self-sacrifice and dedication.

Four individuals received the distinguished ‘Silver Beaver’ award: Alan L. Stewart , Ray Perigard, Robert Missroon, Jr.  and Thomas C. James, Sr.  The Silver Beaver Award is a council-level distinguished service award for registered adult Boy Scout leaders who have made a significant impact on the lives of youth through service given to the council.   Two Venturing youth members were also recognized for their leadership during 2013, Hannah Horton with Venture Crew 1 and Andrew Martinez with Venture Crew 400.

“We are proud to recognize each of these fine individuals who have displayed excellence in leadership and dedicated countless hours helping our area youth,”  said Tom Cardiff, Scout Executive.  “We can’t thank them enough for the many services they perform that allow us to provide quality programs that teach young people the life skills necessary to becoming successful adults. These awards are but small tokens in comparison to the great impact that these and all our fine Boy Scout volunteers and leaders are having in our community every day.”

MORE INFORMATION ON COASTAL GEORGIA COUNCIL BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

Coastal Georgia Council, Boy Scouts of America serves over 9000 young men and women annually through traditional scouting, inner-city Scout Reach programs, Learning for Life, and Explorer Post programs. Boy Scouts of America provides the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be ‘Prepared. For Life.’

Silver Beaver Award Recipient, Alan Stewart, with wife, Sharon  and grandson,  Anthony.

Silver Beaver Award Recipient, Alan Stewart, with wife, Sharon and grandson, Anthony.

Silver Beaver Award Recipient, Robert Missroon, Jr. (center) with previous Silver Beaver recipients, Thad Welch (left) and Larry Sprague (right).

Silver Beaver Award Recipient, Robert Missroon, Jr. (center) with previous Silver Beaver recipients, Thad Welch (left) and Larry Sprague (right).

Frank Patterson receives Commissioner’s Award from Peter Mastopoulos.

Frank Patterson receives Commissioner’s Award from Peter Mastopoulos.

35th Annual Golf Tournament to benefit Boy Scouts

(Savannah, Georgia)  Attention Golfers!  The 35th annual Coastal Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America’s Dodd Family Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at the Club at Savannah Harbor.  All funds raised will benefit the Scoutreach program for low income inner city youth.

Event Chair, Tom Cunningham stated, “This is Savannah’s longest running golf tournament, and it is for a great cause.  Your participation helps pay for underprivileged young men in our community to learn outdoor skills, have mentors and participate in the leadership education training programs offered through Scoutreach.”

Registration includes lunch, dinner, team photo and a gift for every participant. Trophies and prizes will be awarded to winning teams.  Hurry!  Play is limited to 32 teams, so register now by calling Angela Phillips at the Coastal Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America at 912-927-7272, ext. 204 or register online at  http://www.coastalgeorgiabsa.org/  .

MORE INFORMATION ON COASTAL GEORGIA COUNCIL BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

Coastal Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America serves over 9000 young men and women annually through traditional scouting, inner city Scout Reach programs, Learning for Life, and Explorer Post programs. Boy Scouts of America provides the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be ‘Prepared. For Life.’

 

Local Boy Scout Receives ‘God and Life’ Four-Star Award

(SAVANNAH, GA)   Local boy scout, Michael Sheppard received the ‘God and Life’ Four-Star Award at White Bluff Presbyterian Church on Sunday, February 2, 2014, which also happened to be the 100th Anniversary of Scout Sunday.  Michael is one of only three local youth to earn this challenging four-part award over the past ten years.  A freshman at Benedictine Military School, Michael is in the process of working on his Eagle Project this year, as well.

For more information, or to arrange an interview, contact Scout Executive Tom Cardiff at 912-927-7272 or 912-257-5129. Established in 1920, the Coastal Empire Council Boy Scouts of America serves over 7000 young men and women annually in coastal Georgia though traditional scouting, Venturing, inner city Scout Reach programs, Learning for Life, and Explorer Post programs. Boy Scouts of America provides the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be ‘Prepared. For Life.’

PHOTO ID:  Scout Executive, Tom Cardiff pins ‘God and Life’ Four-Star Award on Michael Sheppard while proud grandfather, Edwin McCarthy looks on. 

Submitted by:

Barbara Foley, M.Ed.

Outreach Director – Exploring/Learning for Life/Scoutreach

Coastal Empire Council Boy Scouts of America

Mobile Phone:  912-308-7892

Office Phone: 912-927-7272 x 212

11900 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA  31419