PHOTO BY HATTIE LYNCH- LUBY FOR SOUTH FLORIDA TIMES
West Palm Seaside, Fla – It was a balmy winter evening, however with cozy heaters blowing on the new Drive Shack Golf Leisure Advanced in West Palm Seaside, bigwigs got here out just lately in full power to help “Fits for Seniors,” the ever-growing nonproﬁt that gives graduates with a free tailor-made swimsuit on the finish of their 8-week course. The occasion introduced collectively supporters, buddies, politicians, regulation enforcement and extra without spending a dime golf video games, free gourmand buffet and naturally, “giving,” to the “Golf and Give” extravaganza and vacation gathering.
President, Founder and CEO of Fits for Seniors, Jervonte Edmonds, 28, was greater than happy. “It turned out nice. So lots of the management of Palm Seaside County got here out to help us. I’m greater than happy. It was a really various present of help.” In flip, Edmonds offered an array of awards to organizations and firms who’ve supported the charity throughout its 4 12 months existence.
Comcast, nevertheless, was the title sponsor of the occasion, which was a fundraiser for scholarships and an finish of the 12 months Vacation celebration as nicely. Attendees had entry to Non-public Golf Bays, Limitless Golf Balls, Limitless Use of Drive Shack Video games, Complimentary Drive Shack Golf Golf equipment, Open Bar, and delectable Buffet.
In an announcement, Comcast, introduced that as an organization it’s uniquely positioned to coach, entertain, and empower, and are dedicated to bringing collectively various communities and provoking their clients, audiences, and workers to make a constructive influence.
Telby Turner, sponsor and Monetary Literacy accomplice from RBC Wealth Administration (middle), with Jervonte “Tae” Edmonds, founder, president and CEO of Fits for Seniors. PHOTOS BY HATTIE LYNCH- LUBY FOR SOUTH FLORIDA TIMES
They do that, it says, by specializing in three areas: Making a distinction within the communities by volunteerism and management growth;
Rising know-how entry and increasing digital abilities inside our communities and leveraging their far-reaching storytelling platforms to coach audiences and ignite conversations about essential points that form the world.
Carla Roderick, Regional Director, Exterior Affairs at Comcast, says they had been excited to sponsor the “Fits” charity occasion. “Comcast is proud to be a sponsor of this occasion,” she mentioned whereas accepting a plaque from the group. “One of many methods Comcast is dedicated to creating a distinction in our communities is supporting workforce growth applications. The group’s give attention to ﬁnancial literacy, life abilities, management, faculty and profession readiness for our younger folks is an actual want, and Comcast is honored to be part of it. Seeing the delight within the eyes of the younger men and women in this system, and listening to success tales of those that have accomplished this system, is the cherry on prime!” mentioned Roderick.
Graduates like Wooden C. Brutus and Fernando Azor, each 21, are amongst these the corporate desires to help. Each younger males had been available to mark the festive occasion. “This group has helped me to grasp what actual life is all about…..to be a frontrunner, a businessman, mentioned Brutus. “After we obtain assist, we may also help others and develop from our expertise. This is a wonderful program and my life has tremendously beneﬁted from it,” mentioned Brutus.
Azor mentioned it additionally ready him for the true world. “This program taught me how you can prepare for all times and for the true world. The ﬁnancial management (element) helped me so much. The (free tailor-made swimsuit) taught me how you can current myself. I might advocate this to everybody,” mentioned Azor who’s now finding out Dentistry at Palm Seaside State School.
The Fits program teaches empowerment, management, ﬁnancial administration, wholesome life and picture to male (and now feminine) graduating highschool seniors and, upon profitable program completion, supplies every pupil with a tailor-made swimsuit. To date, Edmonds says they’ve “suited” over 1000 graduates of their mere four-year existence. They’ve a 100% highschool commencement price and a 95% faculty entrance price. They’ve additionally ventured South and suited the Senior Class State Soccer champions, Miami Northwestern Excessive. He’s additionally hoping to develop past excessive colleges and begin a mentoring program with the Palm Seaside County Library System with the intention to attain college students locally –not simply at numerous excessive colleges. They’ve additionally began a Capital Marketing campaign to lift $1.2 million for a brand new constructing. They want a bigger facility to accommodate their program parts and to develop their attain. “Our purpose is to create a secure, supportive and sustainable studying and private growth tradition for youth and deprived folks in our neighborhood,” mentioned Edmonds.
The purpose of the Golf and Give occasion was to not solely elevate wanted funds to this excessive influence program however to additionally match college students with potential mentors that would information them by the subsequent part of life together with beginning their enterprise or post-secondary training. Eric Kelly, CEO of the Quantum Basis, mentioned he was honored to be the ﬁrst group to help this system in its inception. Many different dignitaries had been available together with authorities ofﬁcials, police chief of Palm Seaside Gardens and quite a few others who’ve supported this system in numerous methods. The attendees had been acknowledged by Edmonds.
Edmonds says the group is wanting ahead to a dynamic 2020 12 months, however might nonetheless use help to achieve it’s targets to assist senior men and women to get a terrific begin in life. If anybody needs to help Fits for Seniors, a 501c3 group, please name Jervonte Edmonds at 321-604-7590.