Davidson Cares Clay Day Raffle Provides Fun Incentives While Supporting Worthy Causes

September 23, 2021

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Davidson Cares is gearing up to host their 6th Annual Clay Day on October 21, 2021, at Jacksonville Clay Target Sports. This event is dedicated to raising money to support three local charities that make a big impact in the community: St. Augustine Youth Services, Investing in Kids!, and Builders Care. 

 

“Davidson Cares Clay Day is such a special event. The First Coast community comes together to have some fun and raise money for three organizations that are helping families and children in Northeast Florida thrive,” shares Davidson Realty President, Sherry Davidson. 

 

In addition to the fun and safe team shooting experience at Clay Day, Davidson Cares is selling raffle tickets for two exciting prizes which include a Concerts for a Cause pod and a Yeti Cooler with bottles to stock your bar! “The raffle is a fun element to Clay Day. We are thankful to Mark Sherman at Atlantic Trust Mortgage for sponsoring the cooler prize and to Leigh Insurance Agency for donating the Concerts for a Cause tickets,” shares Davidson. “Tickets are 1 for $10 or 15 tickets for $100. The winner will be announced during the awards celebration at the shoot on October 21, 2021. However, the winner does not have to be present to claim their prize.”

 

The cooler and cocktail raffle items are a hit every year at Clay Day! This year a Yeti Tundra Haul Wheeled Cooler will be filled with thirteen bottles to stock your bar to entertain family and friends. 

 

This is the first year Davidson Cares will be offering a pod at Concerts for a Cause. Chris Shee and MasterCraft Builder Group began the concerts last year. The first concert benefitted Investing in Kids! (INK!) and raised more than $35,000 for the organization. The concert series continued to be a success as the second concert, featuring Diamond Rio, raised more than $70,000 for the Alpha Omega charity. 

 

The winner of this raffle prize will enjoy a relaxing outdoor concert in a pod that hosts eight. Food and a refillable cooler with beer, hard seltzer, and water is provided. With four concerts planned per year, the winner can select which concert they prefer to attend as the artists are released. Concerts for a Cause is a wonderful event to enjoy and support a local charity! 

 

Davidson Cares Clay Day 2021 is sure to be one to remember. Davidson Care encourages the First Coast community to join in their efforts by attending the event, buying a raffle ticket, or making a donation online to support the children and families in Northeast Florida that need it most. 

 

Davidson Cares Clay Day: Supporting Programs to Enrich the First Coast

September 20, 2021

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Davidson Cares Clay Day is only a few weeks away, and the excitement to raise money to support efforts to enrich First Coast children and families is mounting. The 6th Annual Clay Day will be held on October 21, 2021, at the Jacksonville Clay Target Sports. “Davidson Cares looks forward to Clay Day all year! It’s inspiring to see so many support the youth-based organizations that are near and dear to our heart,” shares Davidson Realty President, Sherry Davidson. To date, Davidson Cares has raised more than $267,000 for worthy causes in the area and looks forward to accomplishing their goal of raising more than $60,000 at Clay Day 2021. The funds raised at Clay Day will be evenly distributed between three local organizations that are focused on strengthening youth and families in Northeast Florida: St. Augustine Youth Services, Investing in Kids!, and Builders Care.

 

 

St. Augustine Youth Services

St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS) is a non-profit organization that has been serving children in its residential programs for boys since 1989. Over the past thirty years, SAYS has provided treatment to thousands of children who have suffered abuse or neglect in St. Johns, Flagler, Volusia, and Putnam Counties. “Our relationship with SAYS started when my daughter visited the campus and met a six-year-old boy who told her how safe he felt at the group home. We then learned that this boy would age out of the program at eighteen and, although they may still be in high school, are not prepared to live independently,” shares Davidson. “The funds raised by Davidson Cares will go towards an independent living facility where these young men can stay, with some supervision, while they finish school and find a job.”

 

Investing in Kids!

Investing in Kids! (INK!) helps fund efforts that directly benefit both educators and students in the St. Johns County School District. Established in 1994, INK! is devoted to fostering success for students and teachers through funding, initiatives, and inspiration. “Davidson Cares has always supported local schools, but after seeing the impact of the Five Learning Years (FLY) and Take Stock in Children programs, I joined the INK! Board of Directors,” shares Davidson. FLY provides tutors to work with Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students that are in need of literacy intervention. Take Stock in Children is a statewide program that gives low-income, at-risk students the opportunity to escape the cycle of poverty by offering students college scholarships and mentoring. “The graduation rate for students in the Take Stock in Children program is nearly 100% and the students are thriving in college. So many lives have been changed by these two programs,” continues Davidson.

 

Builders Care

Builders Care is a faith-based nonprofit organization dedicated to providing quality, affordable to no-cost construction services to those in need of critical home repairs. “When I was asked to join the Builders Care Board of Directors, which is the charitable arm of the Northeast Florida Builders Association, I was amazed at what this organization has accomplished for Jacksonville’s most needy families,” shares Davidson. Since 2001, Builders Care has served more than six hundred families to total more than $6.5 million worth of construction work for those who otherwise couldn’t afford it. For many, Builders Care is the last hope to maintain quality of life in their home. “Builders donate material, time, and money to ensure people can remain in their homes with dignity. Davidson Cares is proud to support this incredible organization,” continues Davidson.

 

It is evident that these three organizations make an incredible impact in the First Coast community. Davidson Cares is proud to support their efforts and encourage the entire Northeast Florida community to join in their efforts whether it’s attending the 2021 Clay Day, buying a raffle ticket, or making a donation online, every dollar makes a difference.

Jaguars tickets & fishing charter among Davidson Cares charity raffle prizes

September 6, 2018

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In association with our annual sport shooting event on October 18, Davidson Cares is running three raffle contests.

 

Jaguars Package – Sponsored by Dreamfinders Homes, the Jaguars Package includes 30 tickets to the Jags vs. Colts game on December 2 at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville. The package also includes two parking passes in Lot V for pre-game tent tailgating and Publix gift cards worth $125.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fishing Package – Courtesy of TECO, the Fishing Package includes a half-day fishing charter and lunch with Captain Leon Dana, as well as three Costa halyard retainers, three Buff multifunctional headwear bandannas and three Huk performance fishing hats.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cooler & Cocktail Package – Arthur Rutenberg Homes presents the Cooler & Cocktail Package, including a 65-quart YETI cooler and an assortment of 14 liquors (between .75 and 1.75 liters each) from Broudy’s Fine Wine & Spirits. Plenty of party snacks are also included.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tickets are on sale at DavidsonCares.com. Purchase one ticket for $10 or 15 tickets for $100.

 

 

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Shooting for SAYS event raises $35,000 for local kids’ charity

October 26, 2017

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Our 2nd Annual Davidson Cares Shooting For SAYS event was a big success, bringing in more than $35,000 for local charity St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS)!

“This was our most successful event yet for SAYS,” said Sherry Davidson, President of Davidson Realty. “Everyone had a fantastic time thanks to all the participants, sponsors and supporters.” Read more

Rifles, raffle & a really great cause: Davidson Cares ramps up to Shooting for SAYS!

September 27, 2017

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As we gear up for the 2nd Annual Davidson Cares Shooting for SAYS, we are excited to partner with St. Johns Housing Partnership on our Cooler & Cocktail raffle! The winner will be drawn at the event on Thursday, October 19, at Jacksonville Clay Target Sports.

St. Johns Housing Partnership’s proceeds will help the organization aid with Hurricane Irma recovery; Davidson Cares’ portion will go to help SAYS continue providing a safe, therapeutic home to boys suffering from abuse and severe neglect. Read more

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