As the most widely planted wine producing nation – almost three million acres planted! – Spain has earned a much deserved reputation for its exceptional vino. And now, the aromas and tastes of Spain have come to the Oldest City with the 3rd Annual St. Augustine Spanish Wine Festival, a five-day celebration featuring more than 125 wines, delicious fare and plenty of entertainment – all benefiting local causes that need community support.

The festival’s events are steeped in St. Augustine’s rich Spanish culture as well as the fun and whimsy for which our city is known. Here is a summary of the events:

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Davidson Realty is thrilled to announce its upcoming title sponsorship of the 19th Annual St. Augustine Youth Services Charity Invitational Golf Classic on Monday, September 22, at Marsh Creek Country Club. Registration begins at 8 a.m., tee-off is at 9 a.m. and an awards luncheon sponsored by the St. Augustine Lions Club will follow the event.

Davidson joins fellow title sponsor Ocean Grove RV Super Center to support the non-profit St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS) in its tireless efforts to provide a safe, stable home for young victims of abuse and severe neglect. The caring professionals of SAYS are specially trained to deal with problems unique to children from abusive homes, and its Hutson Family Campus opened in April 2013 to provide a safe, homelike environment for the children to heal, learn and grow both physically and emotionally, and go on to lead positive, healthy lives. All proceeds from the tournament will go to SAYS.

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Davidson Cares, the corporate giving program of Davidson Realty, Inc., is thrilled to welcome its newest Title Sponsors for the 2014-2015 school year! This year’s title sponsors include MOJO Old City BBQ, Bank of England, Heekin Law and the Jacksonville branch of Charles Schwab. Title sponsors are those at the $2,000 giving level and are featured prominently in Davidson Cares’ marketing and advertising collateral and media outreach.

Says Davidson Realty President Sherry Davidson, “We would like to thank each of our sponsors for supporting our mission to provide grants that help local schools get what they need for their classrooms. We are all excited to have another great year for Davidson Cares.”

The non-profit organization is entering its third year offering support to local schools in the World Golf Village area, including Mill Creek Elementary, Wards Creek Elementary, Palencia Elementary and Pacetti Bay Middle School. During the 2013-2014 school year Davidson Cares raised more than $20,000 for schools to help purchase books and updated technology as well as fund important programs.

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Amazon.com has just launched AmazonSmile, a program formed to donate a percentage of any purchase you make on Amazon to your favorite charity at no cost to you! Davidson Realty’s non-profit organization, Davidson Cares, supports our local World Golf Village-based schools, like Mill Creek Elementary, Wards Creek Elementary, Palencia Elementary and Pacetti Bay Middle School, and is now registered with AmazonSmile as a charitable foundation you can donate to while doing your every day shopping online!

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Farm to Family is a non-profit mobile farmer’s market in the business of doing good! Their mobile market is stocked with the freshest local produce straight from local family farms to neighborhoods throughout St. Johns County each week. Davidson Realty is proud to be one of the many locations supporting local farmers. Come by and grab delicious fruits and vegetables every Tuesday at Davidson Realty’s parking lot located at 100 East Town Place, St. Augustine, 32092 between 5:30 and 6:30 pm!

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Davidson Cares is at it again! Davidson Realty’s charitable foundation kicked off its fundraising efforts early this year with their First Annual Red, White & Boom Cookout on July 3rd, which tied into World Golf Village’s annual fireworks show, one of the largest in Northeast Florida. The event was held at Davidson Realty’s office building and guests enjoyed delicious bbq, family-fun games, face-painting, Mile Marker brews and more. Davidson Cares supports World Golf Village area based schools, including Mill Creek Elementary, Wards Creek Elementary, Palencia Elementary and Pacetti Bay Middle School.

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World Golf Village’s 4th Annual Fireworks Display is right around the corner and Davidson Cares is inviting all our World Golf Village friends and neighbors to join them at the Davidson Realty office building on Thursday, July 3rd to barbeque, socialize and raise money for our local schools! The family-friendly event, title sponsored by MOJO Old City BBQ, will kick off at 5:30 pm and go until the fireworks show around 9 pm. All proceeds benefit Wards Creek Elementary, Mill Creek Elementary, Palencia Elementary and Pacetti Bay Middle School.

Reservations are required for the event. Tickets include parking at Davidson Realty, MOJO BBQ, soft drinks, waters, restrooms and family-fun. Cold beer will also be available on a donation basis. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children under 15. Parking passes have to be purchased separately per car. The group will enjoy food and fun at Davidson Realty before walking to the PGA TOUR Golf Academy for the best view of the World Golf Village Fireworks Display!

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Mill Creek Elementary School’s first annual BBQ Night went off without a hitch last Tuesday, May 27, bringing in $2,040 — $1,020 of which goes directly to the school for books and technology! Catered by MOJO Old City BBQ, the event sold 100 meals including 55 family meals, 11 individual turkey meals and 34 individual pork meals.

Davidson Realty, which operates Davidson Cares, a non-profit organization that gives grants to local schools like Mill Creek, also had representatives on hand to help. Volunteers handed out pre-ordered meals to Mill Creek parents as they waited in the after-school car line.

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Pacetti Bay’s recent Harlem Wizards event was a huge hit with World Golf Village residents and schools alike! The Harlem Wizards faced off against the “Wildcats” on Friday, May 23rd at Pacetti Bay. The fun event was hosted by Pacetti Bay’s PTSO and title sponsored by Davidson Realty and Davidson Cares. Over 500 tickets to the event were sold and approximately $5,000 was raised for new technology at Pacetti Bay!

The night was full of fun on and off the court! VIP pass holders were able to meet the Harlem Wizards’ players before the game and sit courtside for a front row view of all the action. Each grade made a basket to raffle for the event, including a sports themed basket, a family fun basket, a beach basket and others. Fantastic raffle prizes included Disney, Universal, Seaworld and more. And, there were delicious food items for sale all benefiting Pacetti Bay, like SOS Diner food truck and Little Caesar’s Pizza.

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Davidson Cares, the corporate giving program of Davidson Realty, has reached more than $20,000 in donations for local St. Johns County public schools! The foundation’s second year of operation has seen an outpouring of support in donations and time given by the sponsors, the community, Davidson Realtors and contributors. The foundation’s Title Sponsors include Bank of England, Mile Marker Brewing, St. Augustine Ear, Nose & Throat and La Fontana at the Residences.

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