If you haven’t already heard, Davidson Cares’ 5K & Kid’s Fun Run is taking over The Village on Saturday, February 8th! Get ready for an awesome day of family fun, delicious food, kid’s games and more all to support Mill Creek Elementary, Wards Creek Elementary, Palencia Elementary and Pacetti Bay Middle School. A big thank you to Title Sponsor Mile Marker Brewing, who will be dishing out delicious brews after the race!
Calling all World Golf Village neighbors, businesses, teachers and friends…The Davidson Cares Travel Raffle is back! Get your tickets for the chance to win the trip of your dreams. The winner of the Travel Raffle will receive $2500 for travel, including transportation, accommodations and entertainment for the trip of your family’s choice. Whether it be skiing in Aspen, a Disney cruise, visiting out-of-town family or even Mardi Gras, the $2500 price can be applied to your own personal travel plans.
The Davidson Cares Travel Raffle offers all our WGV friends a chance to win a $2500 trip towards travel, while supporting our schools at the same time! The raffle is conducted by Davidson Cares, Davidson Realty’s charitable foundation, which supports our neighborhood schools, including Mill Creek Elementary, Wards Creek Elementary, Palencia Elementary and Pacetti Bay Middle School. All proceeds will benefit those four schools.
Davidson Cares’ first event of the school year, Novemberfest, was a huge success racking in over $8,000 for Wards Creek Elementary, Mill Creek Elementary, Palencia Elementary and Pacetti Bay Middle School! World Golf Village parents, teachers, residents and friends had a great time at Mile Marker Brewing rocking out to Dos Gringos, enjoying the Moe’s Southwest Grill Taco Bar and bidding on amazing silent auction and raffle items all for the St. Johns County Schools.
You would be hard pressed to find a better example of dedication to community than Shelby Heinemann. A resident of Heritage Landing since 2004, Shelby has become a fixture in the World Golf Village scene. In fact, if you live here or have kids in the area’s schools, you have likely seen her busily helping out at school, showing properties to potential new residents, or smiling and waving at neighbors. For Shelby, it’s these seemingly small gestures that add up in a meaningful way.
Shelby has been a Property Manager with the Davidson Companies since May 2012 and boasts almost seven years of experience in the Property Management field – most of that experience garnered in World Golf Village. A mother of three, she is also an active education advocate within St. Johns County Schools and a Davidson Cares Board member. Davidson Cares is an organization that offers support for local schools, including Mill Creek Elementary, Wards Creek Elementary, Palencia Elementary, and Pacetti Bay Middle School.
Grab your friends and neighbors to come out for Davidson Cares’ first fundraiser of the year at Mile Marker Brewing on November 8th beginning at 7 pm! Your $25 ticket includes two pints of your choice (or two glasses of wine), Moe’s Southwest Grill Taco Bar, Live music by Dos Gringos and access to great silent auction/raffle items up for grabs. All proceeds from the silent auction and raffle items go directly to our local St. Johns County schools, including Wards Creek Elementary, Mill Creek Elementary, Palencia Elementary and Pacetti Bay Middle School. And, $20 out of the $25 ticket price goes directly to the schools! Make sure to mark your calendars and buy your tickets at Davidson Realty or www.davidsoncares.com. You won’t want to miss all the fun!
Auction donors include:
Disney – 4 One-Day Park Hopper Passes for the Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Renaissance Hotel at World Golf Village – A two-night stay at The Renaissance
Renaissance Hotel at World Golf Village – A one-night stay at The Renaissance
Renaissance Hotel at World Golf Village – Dinner for 2 at Villagio Italian Grille
We would like to extend our gratitude to the $500 Davidson Cares sponsors for the 2013-2014 school year! Last year’s sponsors enabled us to donate $11,300 to several local St. Johns County schools, which include Mill Creek Elementary, Wards Creek Elementary, Palencia Elementary and Pacetti Bay Middle School. This year is looking even better and we are aiming to double that amount with the help of local businesses that serve as partners in our mission to help local schools. Our sincere gratitude goes out to the following $500 Davidson Cares sponsors:
Arthur Rutenberg Homes: Offering luxury custom-built homes in Northeast Florida, Arthur Rutenberg Homes invites the public to stop by and check out its exquisite model home in Palencia! The company is also building in Glen Kernan, Pablo Creek Reserve, Queen’s Harbor, The Plantation at Ponte Vedra and World Golf Village.
The Salameh Group: In addition to working with the top rated insurance carriers in Florida, The Salameh Group is committed to offering its clients the best insurance plans possible and providing top-notch customer service.
Education is a top priority for the area’s parents and educators in St. Johns County Schools. A great example of this commitment is found in Mill Creek Elementary Principal Amanda Riedl. We recently caught up with Amanda to learn more about her background and her dedication to providing the best in academic excellence to local students.
Having grown up in the panhandle’s Okaloosa County, Amanda is a Floridian through and through. After earning her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida, she and her husband relocated to Kansas City, Missouri. In addition to learning to live and drive in snow for the first time, Amanda pursued her passion for education with the North Kansas City School District.
We are thrilled to announce the launch of Davidson Cares 2.0! Davidson Realty and the Davidson Companies’ successful corporate giving program demonstrates our commitment to local education, and this year’s program promises to have an even greater impact than last year.
Our program provides financial support to schools in the World Golf Village area, including Mill Creek Elementary, Wards Creek Elementary, Palencia Elementary and Pacetti Bay Middle School. During the 2012-2013 school year we raised a total of $11,300 in less than six months for the four schools. This year’s bar is set even higher!
Davidson Realty President Sherry Davidson and I were excited to get a personal tour of Palencia Elementary School (PES) from Principal Don Campbell. Don has been in education for more than 40 years and specializes in opening new schools, such as Wards Creek Elementary in World Golf Village, and now Palencia Elementary, which opened in August of 2012. Palencia Elementary is one of our most leading edge St. Johns County Schools and caters to 738 students. Come along with us for a tour!
Davidson Realty launched their non-profit foundation, Davidson Cares, in November of 2013 to offer support for local schools in the World Golf Village area, including Mill Creek Elementary, Wards Creek Elementary, Palencia Elementary and Pacetti Bay Middle School. Davidson Cares has given a total of $11,300 to the four schools mentioned above in less than six months!