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: Giving Back to Northeast Florida

December 11, 2020

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It is no secret that 2020 has been a year of ups and downs. Despite the overwhelming obstacles, Davidson Cares Clay Day 2020 raised more than $40,500 for outstanding organizations to continue their vital work for our community thanks to the generosity of sponsors, volunteers, and participants.  

 

“We considered canceling the 5th Annual Davidson Cares Clay Day, but knew the need from the charities that benefit from the event was too great. We thought even if we raised less money than normal, it was still funds the charities needed. Our team got creative and staggered the times for check-in and shooting, and did not gather for lunch or awards. We offered lots of snacks and drinks and handled the awards virtually the following day. We missed some of the interaction but the day was a huge success,” shared Davidson Realty President Sherry Davidson. 

 

Congratulations to this year’s winners which included: ECS (1st Place – North Course), Providence Homes (2nd Place – North Course), Steve Merill’s Team (1st Place – South Course), and MasterCraft Builder Group (2nd Place – South Course).

 

Over the past five years, Davidson Cares Clay Day has raised more than $202,500 for organizations dedicated to supporting and uplifting Northeast Florida residence. This year Davidson Cares donated $13,500 to St. Augustine Youth Services, Investing in Kids!, and Builders Care. 

 

St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS) has been serving Florida’s at-risk youth since 1989. SAYS provides coaching, counseling, and care centered around family-style therapeutic group homes and outpatient community services. Over the past thirty years, SAYS has provided treatment for thousands of children who have suffered abuse or neglect. Their programs bring crucial mental health services to hundreds of young people in St. Johns, Flagler, Volusia, and Putnam county. 

 

Investing in Kids! (INK!) help fund innovative programs and classroom resources for St. Johns County public school students. Established in 1994, INK! has inspired the greater community to invest in education. The funds raised from Davidson Cares Clay Day will support their Five Learning Years (FLY) and Take Stock in Children programs. FLY was developed to ensure children are prepared for success when starting kindergarten by providing educational intervention. Take Stock in Children is a statewide program that offers students college scholarships, mentoring, and hope for a better future. INK! is the exclusive umbrella agency for this program in St. Johns County. 

 

Builders Care is a faith-based nonprofit organization that provides little to no cost contracting services to those in need of critical home repairs. Their mission is to provide quality home reconstruction to those who would otherwise be unable to afford it. Since 2001, Builders Care has assisted more than six hundred families totaling more than $6.5 million worth of construction to Jacksonville’s neediest families. Builders Care enlists volunteers and construction professionals to make homes handicapped-accessible, repair roofs, siding and leaks, and any other necessary repairs. 

 

It is clear that these organizations are making a huge difference in our community. Davidson Cares Clay Day is proud to have raised more than $40,000 for these worthy causes and Davidson Cares is grateful for the continued support from their network of trade partners and friends who have helped make an impact when our community needs it the most! If you are interested in donating to these organizations, please visit www.davidsoncares.com.

Get your raffle tickets today and help us support local charities!

August 8, 2019

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It’s raffle time!! We have officially launched our annual raffle contest to benefit St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS), Investing in Kids! (INK!) and Builders Care. The raffle is in association with the 4th annual Davidson Cares Clay Day on Thursday, October 24.

 

Raffle packages include the following:

  • Cooler & Cocktail Raffle: This package includes a 65-quart YETI cooler and assortment of 13 full-size liquors from Broudy’s Liquors. Mixers and party snacks are also included. The Cooler & Cocktail Raffle is sponsored by Bank of England Mortgage.

  • THE PLAYERS #17 Chalet Raffle: This package includes four final round tickets to THE PLAYERS Championship in March 2020 at TPC Sawgrass with 17th hole chalet access and air conditioned private suite and balcony. Food and drinks are included. THE PLAYERS #17 Chalet Raffle is sponsored by Dream Finders Homes.

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Davidson Cares Clay Day: Focus on Five Learning Years

October 11, 2018

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We are less than 3 weeks from this year’s sport shooting event, the 3rd Annual Davidson Cares Clay Day! This year’s event will directly benefit St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS), Take Stock in Children and Five Learning Years (FLY).

 

The services these organizations provide are vital to Northeast Florida’s children. We want to give more information about each charity to let Clay Day participants know exactly where their contributions are going. Here we are focusing on FLY.

 

What is FLY?

According to the Florida Department of Education, extensive research on infant brain development shows that a child’s first five years are the most important time for learning.Because of this, FLY aims to prepare kids for learning success to ensure all children arrive at kindergarten academically, socially, emotionally and physically ready to learn.

 

FLY was created in 2012 after the INK! Executive Committee met with Dr. Joseph Joyner, then Superintendent of St. Johns County Schools, to discuss the issue of children entering kindergarten unprepared. The INK! team began forming FLY to ensure all kids benefit from these crucial years and start school ready to learn.

 

What programs do they offer?

FLY utilizes several resources to promote early learning including Nemours BrightStart!, Head Start, Healthy Families Florida, and Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) programs. Through these programs, every child in Florida regardless of family income has access to programs to prepare them for kindergarten. Learn more at the FLY web page.

 

How is FLY continuing to develop its services for kids?

The FLY task force meets regularly to determine current efforts to prepare kids for kindergarten and develop strategic plans to expand services where possible.

 

In addition to participating in Clay Day, how can people help FLY?

They accept tax-deductible donations (one-time or ongoing) through the INK! website. INK! eagerly encourages individuals andcompanies to donate. Nearly 90% of INK! donations are returned to schools to directly help students!

 

About Davidson Cares Clay Day

The 3rd Annual Davidson Cares Clay Day will be held at Jacksonville Clay Target Sports on Thursday, October 18. The event includes two sport shooting events, sporting clay and beginner skeet. Individuals and teams from beginner to expert levels are invited to participate. Check-in begins at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served at 12 p.m. and shooting starts at 1 p.m.

 

Participants can shoot 100 sporting clay targets for minimum donation of $150. New shooters can receive instruction while shooting 50 skeet targets for a minimum donation of $100. All participants receive a catered lunch, commemorative T-shirt, shot gun shells and a gift from Davidson Realty.

 

Visit DavidsonCares.comto register or pay by cash or check at one of Davidson Realty’s offices in World Golf Village (100 E. Town Place, St. Augustine) and Jacksonville Beach (1500 Beach Boulevard, Suite 215).

Davidson Cares Clay Day: Focus on St. Augustine Youth Services

September 24, 2018

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We are already preparing for this year’s sport shooting event, the 3rd Annual Davidson Cares Clay Day! This year’s event will directly benefit St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS), Take Stock in Children and Five Learning Years (FLY).

 

The services these organizations provide are vital to Northeast Florida’s children. We want to give more information about each charity to let Clay Day participants know exactly where their contributions are going. This month, we’re focusing on SAYS.

 

What is SAYS?

SAYS is a non-profit organization that offers services to children in need and provides a safe, therapeutic environment for boys who have suffered from severe abuse and neglect. Many of the kids they help are referred by the Department of Children & Families or other welfare agencies.

 

SAYS was established in 1989 and has helped thousands of First Coast kids. In 2017 alone, the organization served 800 youth in St. Johns, Flagler, Volusia and Putnam counties!

 

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