Marathon Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Donates $5,000.00 to Take Stock in Children
Marathon, FL, June 24, 2015: The Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce (GMCC) Board of Directors donated $5,000.00 towards the Middle Keys Take Stock in Children Foundation today.
Each year the GMCC Board of Directors allocates monies towards education. Primarily using proceeds from membership dues as well as the annual Marathon Seafood Festival, the Chamber’s Board of Directors is able to aggressively contribute to this worthy cause. Earlier this month at graduation night the Board also awarded five (5), $1,000.00 scholarships to Marathon High School seniors; as well as awarding two (2), $600.00 grants to current GMCC business-members to further their education within their specific areas of business. Totaling the GMCC’s 2015 educational-based donations to over $11,000.00. “Part of our mission is to educate and empower our business-members, and this most definitely includes our local students as well,” said Board Chairman Ryan Elwell.
Pictured (left-right): TJ Patterson, Marathon Chamber Board Director, Teresa Condas, Board Member, Take Stock in Children, Daniel Samess, CEO, Marathon Chamber, Steve Pribramsky, President, Take Stock Board, Stacie Kidwell, Past Chair, Marathon Chamber Board, Bill Kelly, Chair-Elect, Marathon Chamber Board, and Ryan Elwell, Chairman, Marathon Chamber Board
The Original Marathon Seafood Festival is truly a family friendly event; featuring & staring fresh-caught local keys seafood at amazing prices, cold beverages for adults and kids, live entertainment the entire weekend, over 200+ vendors, as well as a boat & art show to satisfy all your shopping needs, and plenty of rides and games for children.
The event is co-organized by the Organized Fishermen of Florida (Marathon Chapter) as well as the Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce. Collectively, both non profit organizations put over $75,000 in event proceeds back into our community via charitable contributions, donations, and scholarships for local Middle keys students.
The most recent donations went to the Heart Of The Keys Recreation Center and American Youth Soccer Organization Marathon. One of the greatest feelings in the world is giving back, in this case to our community! We love the City Of Marathon!
We here at the Marathon Chamber of Commerce are so happy to be a part of our amazing community. It’s through our wonderful members and supporters that allow us to donate and support our local charities and organizations.
The Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce and Organized Fisherman of Florida, Marathon (OFF) proudly presents $1000.00 donation to American Youth Soccer Organization, Marathon (AYSO). The funds were raised at this years Seafood Festival. Pictured from left to right are, Arno Silva, AYSO, Ben Daniels, Board Chairman Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce, Paul Lebo, Board Director OFF, Daniel Samess, CEO Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center.
The Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce and The Organized Fishermen of Florida, Marathon Chapter, are proud to donate to K.A.I.R. and Heron House here in Marathon. The donation comes from the proceeds of the tip jars set up at the food booths at the Annual Original Marathon Seafood Festival. We appreciate everyone’s generosity!