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I Pink I Can Run – Florabama – February 19

Posted on: December 31st, 2021 by brent

I Pink I Can Run - GenericJoin the Krewe du YaYas at our 9th Annual I Pink I Can Run 4 miler run/walk for breast cancer !  In keeping with the times… we are planning a hybrid event: Participate live and in person at The Flora-Bama, or for our friends near and far…virtually on February 19th, 2022!!

How will this work?? Participate live and in person at The Flora-Bama or virtually in your own neighborhood, at a local park, or even a treadmill. For those that choose the virtual option.. Sign up now, and then gather some friends, decide on a route, and, of course, plan how you’ll celebrate after you rock your 4 miler!!  Virtual participants MUST complete their event by Feb. 20th, 2022. 

Rates: $30 thru Wednesday, Feb. 16th, 2022. Rates go up to $35 at packet pick up and race day!     

Please note… ONLY those participating virtually will have their shirts mailed to them.  For those participating virtually…  we have included your  postage ($5.00) in your registration fee !!  Items will be mailed to our virtual participants the week of 2/21/22.  Domestic shipping within the contiguous United States only. *****

Packet pick up information:    

  • Thursday 2/17/2022 … @ Running Wild Pensacola 3012 E Cervantes St, Pensacola, FL 32503 from 3:30pm to 6:00 pm
  • Friday 2/18/2022 @ The Flora-Bama 17401 Perdido Key Drive, Pensacola, Fl 32507  from 4:30 pm to 7pm
  • Saturday 2/19/2022  Same day packet pick up and registration @ The Flora-Bama from 7 am to 8:30 am

Awards:     

  • Top male and female Overall, Masters, Grandmasters, and Senior Grandmasters   
  • Top 3 male and female in age groups: 9 and under, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-99
  • Top 3 cancer survivors: runners and walkers
  • Top 5 male and female walkers                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

 Parking is limited. Please arrive early!

****Pets are NOT allowed on the course.  Furthermore, dogs/pets are not allowed  for volunteers, spectators, and participants ​in the start and finish areas of an event. This is a liability issue. Thank you for respecting this policy. ****     

All proceeds from this event benefit The Keeping Abreast Foundations’ mammography and breast health programs.  The mission of the Keeping Abreast Foundation is to inspire hope and enhance life for those affected by breast cancer through early detection, advoca­cy, education and support services!    Because of your continued support, you have enabled our foundation to provide almost 350,000 in funding for services in our community.  Presently, our programs have directly impacted approximately 1750 individuals in our area.    The Keeping Abreast Foundation is a 501(c)(3)non-profit organization; therefore, we are unable to offer refunds.     

Please stay connected with us on social media, our website and look for emails with updates!                                                                                                              

I Pink I Can Run reserves the right to reschedule, go virtual, cancel or start the race at a later time due to inclement weather, emergency, pandemic or natural disaster. ***      

RACE WEBSITE

Additional race information can be found at http://keepingabreastfoundation.org/events/run.

Manna Hat 2020-2021 Auction

Posted on: December 11th, 2021 by brent

Manna Hat 2021The 2020-2021 Manna Hat is a beautiful Resistol – George Strait 7 3/8ths

Congrats to Larry and Shotzi Clemons who won this years hat with a bid of $1300, all of which will go to Manna Food Pantries.

Manna Food Pantries began serving the hungry on January 3, 1983, then known as Manna Food Bank. Since then Manna have served over half a million people in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties in Florida, from Century to Navarre. Manna has given out over 9,000 tons of food to hungry families in our communities. In the last year alone, Manna has served about 23,000 individuals in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties.Manna Food Pantries is a private, not-for-profit corporation dedicated to alleviating hunger in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties of Northwest Florida. Manna is nonsectarian, community focused, volunteer supported and committed to the philosophy, “waste not, want not.” Manna believes that every person has a right to live free from hunger and that every person is to be treated with respect and dignity.

This year the need is particularly great. Please know that 100% of the proceeds this auction raises will go to Manna Food Pantries of Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties so that those in need in Pensacola, Pace, Milton and the surrounding areas can continue to be taken care of.

Thank you to Pensacola Boot Store for generously providing the 2020-2021 Manna Hat.

Who’s Autograph is on the Hat? 
I will send you a signed certificate saying these are 100% Authentic Signatures.

Artist
Date/Location
Location on the Hat
Parmalee
March 13, 2020 – Wild Gregs
Left Rear Bill
Jimmie Allen November 12, 2020 – Wild Gregs Rear Bill
Riley Green May 28, 2021 – The Wharf Right Rear Bill
Luke Combs July 2, 2021 – The Wharf Front Bill
Brantley Gilbert July 17, 2021 – The Wharf Left Bill
Caylee Hammack July 31, 2021 – The Wharf Right Bill
Dylan Scott July 31, 2021 – The Wharf Right Front Bill
Luke Bryan July 31, 2021 – The Wharf Left Front Bill
Gabby Barrett August 13, 2021 – The Wharf Left Bill
Thomas Rhett August 13, 2021 – The Wharf Front Stack
Carly Pearce August 19, 2021 – The Wharf Right Bill
Niko Moon August 19, 2021 – The Wharf Right Bill
Tenille Arts August 19, 2021 – The Wharf Right Front Bill
Lady A August 19, 2021 – The Wharf Right Front Stack
Elvie Shane October 9, 2021 – The Wharf Right Dimple
Rodney Atkins October 30, 2021-Pensacola Fair Left Dimple
Hardy October 31, 2021 – The Wharf Right Front Bill
John Morgan October 31, 2021 – The Wharf Left Stack
Jason Aldean October 31, 2021 – The Wharf Rear Stack
Mitchell Tenpenny November 6, 2021 – Wild Gregs Rear Right Stack
Jon Langston November 12, 2021 – Wild Gregs Rear Left Stack
Kip Moore November 13, 2021 – The Port, Alabama Left Bill
Larry Fleet November 14, 2021 – Miracle on Palafox Right Stack
Ray Fulcher November 14, 2021 – Miracle on Palafox Right Stack
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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Over the Edge for ARC Gateway – Spring 2022

Posted on: August 17th, 2021 by brent

Over the Edge Over The Edge

Over the Edge has been Postponed to Spring 2022

Anyone with a desire to support a worthy cause and enough courage to step Over the Edge is welcomed to participate! There are a few requirements: Participants must be 16 years old or over (everyone under 18 needs parent/ guardian to sign a waiver), between 100 and 300 lbs, and raise a minimum of $1,000. No prior experience is necessary- just enough courage to step Over the Edge.

If you want to become a sponsor, please contact Brittany Houghton at (850) 434-2638, ext. 1105 or email bhoughton@arc-gateway.org.

Art of Fashion – April 7

Posted on: August 6th, 2021 by brent

 

Lights, palm trees, FASHION! Covenant Care is inviting you to our 16th Annual Art of Fashion presented by Dillard’s.  Join us on the evening of April 7, 2022 for an unforgettable Miami themed night benefiting the Covenant Care Foundation! Downtown Pensacola’s hottest outdoor event of the year will be staged on the beautiful grounds of the Pensacola Museum of History. General admission tickets and VIP tickets, which includes 2 signature drinks and early admission are available now, don’t miss out! Learn more and purchase today by calling 850- 208-7122 or by visiting choosecovenant.org.

This event has been postponed until April 7th.

Autism Pensacola – June 25-26

Posted on: June 16th, 2021 by brent

Autism WELCOME TO THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SENSORY STREET!
PRESENTED BY REGIONS BANK

JUNE 25-26, 2021  ~  9am-2pm
historic pensacola museum of commerce
201 east zaragoza street . downtown pensacola
free & family-friendly ~ reservations required (*see below)

Learn about basic finances.
Visit a 3D lab.
Make a calming jar.
Organize a warehouse.
Visit a doctor’s office.
Understand electricity.
“Shop” in a marketplace.

Walk through the doors of Sensory Street and enter the world of autism, right here in Downtown Pensacola’s Museum of Commerce. Travel along the Museum’s indoor streetscape through the various sensory stations, each one offering an activity related to behaviors associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Museum of Commerce Streetscape

BENEFITS OF SENSORY STREET PARTNERSHIP

  • Be recognized as a community leader in supporting people with autism by helping them fully participate in the community
  • Help provide inclusivity training, not only to those affected by autism, but to the community as a whole
  • Bring awareness and understanding to our community
  • Develop an environment of inclusivity in the local area and beyond
  • Create future opportunities for employment, housing, education, and financial independence for those affected by autism

Donut Strike for Manna – June 23-25

Posted on: June 16th, 2021 by brent

mannaLocal law enforcement and fire departments — known for fighting crime and fires — are teaming up again this year to fight hunger.

 These fierce first responders are going on strike against the portable breakfast treat beginning Wednesday, June 23 through Friday, June 25 to encourage the community to fight local hunger by supporting Manna. During the Donut Strike, they’ve promised not to eat a single donut until the community has donated 30,000 healthy meals to fight hunger in Northwest Florida.

 Each day of the Donut Strike, officers and fire fighters man their posts from 3 to 6 p.m. at grocery store locations across Escambia and Santa Rosa counties to collect food and monetary donations from the public. For participating grocery locations in your area, please visit www.mannahelps.org. Food donations and financial gifts to Manna may also be dropped off at their hunger headquarters, 3030 North E Street, Pensacola, any day during the Strike, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“Childhood hunger has worsened — one in three children in our community will go to bed hungry tonight,” said DeDe Flounlacker, Executive Director of Manna. “We so appreciate the support of our local first responders during these critical summer months, when children are out of school and the need for help increases.”   

 The success of Donut Strike is critically important this year, as Manna faces a second year of devastating food donation losses due to the cancellation of the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. That food drive typically yields 60,000-80,000 pounds of food each year for Manna leading into the busier summer season, when children can no longer count on the free meals at school for nutrition.

 This is the fourth year of the Donut Strike and so far, the pastry protest has raised more than 80,000 pounds of food to help fight hunger in our communities. The Donut Strike wrap party will be held at J’s Bakery and Café — the event’s donut sponsor — on June 29 at 8 a.m. to announce and celebrate the total meal count and of course to eat dozens and dozens of donuts and have coffee with our heroes. All are welcome.

 Participating agencies include the Escambia County Fire Department, Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, Gulf Breeze Police Department, Midway Fire District, Pace Fire Rescue District, Pensacola Fire Department, and Pensacola Police Department.

 Manna is a local, grassroots non-profit dedicated to fighting hunger in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. To learn more about Manna, the Donut Strike or to make a donation, visit the Manna Facebook page or www.mannahelps.org.

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The Monument to Women Ground Breaking April 23

Posted on: April 20th, 2021 by brent

Womens MonumentMonument to Women Veterans announces a groundbreaking event for a museum and monument to women veterans, and the announcement of a state-of-the-art national training center in construction for veterans. The museum and monument site is being developed to honor all women, past, present, and future, who served in the United States military and to provide o en unmet critical resources for female veteran care. Founded in 2011 by Navy Veteran Michelle Caldwell, Monument to Women Veterans has been granted a 30-year lease (with extension options) by the City of Pensacola to restore and remodel the Amtrak depot on Heinberg Street. The location will provide space for a museum and the first monument dedicated to the 25% of active-duty military women plus 2.8 million women veterans who have honorably served in combat since 1948.

Get more at https://monumenttowomenveterans.info

The public is invited to join in a ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebratory festivities at 980 E Heinberg St. in Pensacola on Friday, April 23rd from 3:00 pm–6:00 pm CST.
 
Guests can reserve a spot at the ribbon-cutting event by visiting MWVets.org/rsvp 
 
About Monument for Women Veterans: The Monument to Women Veterans, Inc. is a 501c3 Charitable Non-Profit Corporation established in 2011 that has been leading the charge in recognizing and empowering our military women through a variety of community outreach and awareness efforts. Join Monument to Women Veterans in their goals to provide recognition of the service and sacrifices of the woman who have proudly donned a United States armed services uniform and to offer resources and services for a myriad of issues currently impacting women veterans to include post-traumatic stress, military sexual trauma, traumatic brain issues, domestic violence, unemployment, homelessness, and countless more that may arise in the future.

Fiesta Pensacola – Children’s Treasure Hunt – April 17

Posted on: April 9th, 2021 by brent

treasure huntEVENT INFO:​

       Children’s Treasure Hunt, presented by Zaxby’s

Saturday, April 17, 2021 

Downtown Pensacola at Museum Plaza

FREE! FREE! FREE!

The Treasure Hunt is at your leisure for children ages three to ten years old. All registered children will be entered into grand prize drawings, based upon age: 0-2 years old, 3-4 years old, 5-7 years old, and 8-10 years old, with multiple prizes per group. 

Prizes include: bicycles, tricycles, summer camp sessions, water activities, art easels, Sky Zone tickets, and so much more!
 

This FREE event will include fun for the whole family! FREE registration and FREE lunch are from 11:00AM-2PM.

 

The day will include games for children and families, face painting, snow cones, interactive museum scavenger hunt, and visits from various community organizations 

There will be special appearances by the 2021 Fiesta Children’s Court, along with some of our favorite local friends, Lil Zak of Zaxby’s, Kazoo of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos and Don Tristan DeLuna the 70th!

All families in attendance will receive FREE lunch of Zaxby’s chicken, hot dogs, chips, snow cones,

Pepsi products and water.

PACE Center for Girls – Menu of Giving

Posted on: April 1st, 2021 by brent

Pace Center for Girls

Despite not hosting our annual crowd-pleasing amateur chef competition, we wanted to uphold the spirit of Men Who Cook with our Menu of Giving, proudly presented by The Bear Family Foundation. 

Each year, we ask our event guests to “Raise A Paddle” to sponsor a Pace girl. These dollars make it possible for Pace to give the girls those “extras” outside of just academic and therapeutic support.

This year, you have the opportunity to select HOW you want to support Pace girls! 

It may not be as filling as tasting 40 different bites but we promise that it will be FULLfilling as you help change the lives of young women in our community.

We look forward to seeing you at our event in April 2022!

Ready to order? Click the link below to get started!

 

MENU ORDER FORM

Impact 100 Pensacola Bay Area

Posted on: December 31st, 2020 by brent

Who is IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area?

IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area, Inc. (IMPACT) is an organization of women committed to improving their community by providing substantial grants to nonprofit organizations in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.

Started in 2003 by four local women, IMPACT has become the largest IMPACT group in the world. The idea behind IMPACT involves recruiting at least 100 women to donate $1,000 each and pooling those resources into one big grant for a qualifying nonprofit. In the 17 years since the Pensacola chapter began, this organization of philanthropic women has donated more than $12 million to charities throughout the Escambia/Santa Rosa area. IMPACT has funded 120 grants totaling $12,830,000 since 2004.

IMPACT has no paid employees or staff, so one hundred percent of each member’s annual contribution of $1,000 is pooled and awarded to nonprofit organizations in increments of at least $100,000 grants.

Click Here to find out more about joining

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