Category Archives: Fundraiser

Investor Panel hears students’ business ideas – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

March 24, 2015

GULF SHORES, AL — Students from Gulf Shores High School pitched their business ideas before a panel of investors to compete for funding at the Second Annual Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) Investor Panel Presentation Event.

The students presented before representatives from the local business community as well as an audience filled with family, friends and members of the high school staff, for the opportunity to gain funding for their original ideas- that could be the next big thing.

via Investor Panel hears students’ business ideas – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Holy Spirit donates $3,000 to Family Promise – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

March 01, 2015

GULF SHORES, AL — Holy Spirit Thrift Shop recently donated $3,000 to support Family Promise of Baldwin County.

Family Promise provides temporary shelter and case management services to help homeless families with children become self sufficient. One hundred percent of donations are used for families South Baldwin County communities.

via Holy Spirit donates $3,000 to Family Promise – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Firefighters, cops and civies race to Orange Beach roof condo for Special Olympics | AL.com

March 01, 2015

Firefighters, cops and civilians came out for the annual Race to the top of the Tower Race at Turquoise Place in Orange Beach, Ala. on Friday night. The event draws first responders from Pensacola, Fla. to Gulf Shores, Ala. and beyond to raise money for the Special Olympics.

But not all in attendance were first responders. Charles Baranovich, 12, of Gulf Shores didn’t have a strategy to win but was ready in the lobby around 6 p.m. as he stretched. “Well, I don’t know what I’m going to do but I do know I’m just going to sprint as fast as I can.”

via Firefighters, cops and civies race to Orange Beach roof condo for Special Olympics | AL.com.

Cookin’ for cancer awareness: Chili cookoff is Saturday – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Arts & Entertainment

January 31, 2015

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — Some of the teams will win ribbons and a bit of cash, but every single one will have a blast. Well, if any of the previous Super Bowl Chili Cook-Offs are any indication, a party will certainly erupt when the propane fires are lit underneath the variety of chili pots.

via Cookin’ for cancer awareness: Chili cookoff is Saturday – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Arts & Entertainment.

Bratfest back for 17th year on Feb. 7 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

January 31, 2015

GULF SHORES, Ala, — Brats are not just for snowbirds anymore. Kenn Krouse, this year’s organizer of the annual Bratfest, says it’s a snowbird-driven event and organized event, but everybody is welcome to stop by for a $4 brat with all the fixings and you can add a soda or coffee for $1. More local involvement, Krouse said, has led to complete sellouts the past few years.

via Bratfest back for 17th year on Feb. 7 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Orange Beach Garden Club annual luncheon set for Feb. 11 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

January 26, 2015

ORANGE BEACH, AL — The Orange Beach Garden Club announces the date and theme for it’s 28th Annual Garden Club Game Day and Salad Luncheon. This year’s theme is “After The Fox Hunt” and will be held the Orange Beach Event Center at The Wharf on Feb. 11 from 10 a.m.-to 3 p.m. with doors opening at 9:30 a.m.

via Orange Beach Garden Club annual luncheon set for Feb. 11 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Holy Spirit Thirft store the presenting sponsor for Christian Service Center dinner

January 24, 2015

January 24, 2015 — GULF SHORES, AL (GSA) — For the sixth consecutive year, Holy Spirit Thrift Shop, has been named the Presenting Sponsor for the Christian Service Center’s annual Spaghetti Dinner. The spaghetti dinner is scheduled for, Feb. 23, from 4:30-7 p.m. in Building B Auditorium on Gulf Shores United Methodist Church South Campus in the Winn Dixie Shopping Center, Highway 59, Gulf Shores.

via Holy Spirit Thirft store the presenting sponsor for Christian Service Center dinner.

‘Many More Miles’ campaign benefits the homeless – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

January 21, 2015

DAPHNE, Ala. – You may have put a lot of miles on your old running shoes, but when you donate them to the “Many More Miles” campaign, your shoes will land on the feet of someone who really needs them. For the 12th consecutive year, Baldwin Bone and Joint, P.C. will once again host this important community project.

via ‘Many More Miles’ campaign benefits the homeless – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

PHOTOS: Heart transplant fundraiser draws lively crowd at Pleasure Island Tiki – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

January 18, 2015

ORANGE BEACH, AL – Pleasure Island Tiki was the final stop for a poker run to raise money for  the Southeast Heart Transplant Fund in the name of Michael Glorioso who awaiting a transplant. Bikes and cars started at either Papa Rocco’s or Eagle’s Talon bike shop with five stops along the way.

via Heart transplant fundraiser draws lively crowd at Pleasure Island Tiki – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Glow in the Park – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Gulf Coast Buzz

January 17, 2015

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — Light up the night and help raise money to fight cancer in the Relay for Life event Glow in the Park at The Wharf on Saturday, Jan. 31. Columbia Southern University is the sponsor for the event, a non-competitive 5K “race” on The Wharf grounds which promises to provide much fun and frivolity. The main event will kick off at 5:45 p.m. and be a rollicking party until 9 p.m.

via Glow in the Park – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Gulf Coast Buzz.

Donation drive for Hunter Lanford in Orange Beach exceeds father’s expectations: ‘I was stunned and speechless’ | AL.com

January 14, 2015

MOBILE, Alabama — Kevin Lanford said it’s hard to put into words how much he appreciates the community response this past weekend in support of his 21-year-old son Hunter. A trip to the emergency room on Jan. 8, 2014 revealed Hunter had Leukemia.  Fast forward a year later, and Lanford said you can’t tell by looking at Hunter that he’s sick.

via Donation drive for Hunter Lanford in Orange Beach exceeds father’s expectations: ‘I was stunned and speechless’ | AL.com.

“Shooting 2 Change” for Autism Awareness – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Sports

January 13, 2015

SPANISH FORT—Spanish Fort basketball wrapped up Shooting 2 Change week for statewide autism awareness. Toros boys head coach Dru Powell and wife Jenilee initiated the campaign to promote more awareness of the disorder which affects one in 68 children, including their son Parker. Part of the mission Powell said is to, “accept, educate and understand the condition.”

via “Shooting 2 Change” for Autism Awareness – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Sports.

PHOTOS: Seeking a bone marrow match for Hunter Lanford – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

January 12, 2015

ORANGE BEACH, AL – Friends, relatives and well wishers alike gathered on Jan. 10 to raise money to help with the care of Hunter Lanford of Orange Beach who is battling leukemia. People also donated blood and volunteered to be enter a bone-marrow database to help leukemia sufferers who need a bone-marrow transplant.

via Seeking a bone marrow match for Hunter Lanford – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Keg Tailgate Cook Off to raise money for cancer machine – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Gulf Coast Visitor Guide

January 12, 2015

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — Joe Coe knows what its like to face cancer with limited resources and still come out a winner. With that in mind the owner of the Keg Bar and Grill in Orange Beach started a fundraiser to help cancer patients two years ago. On Saturday the bar on Canal Road will have the third annual Keg Tailgate Cook Off competition.

via Keg Tailgate Cook Off to raise money for cancer machine – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Gulf Coast Visitor Guide.

Rotarians raise money for Honduran schoolchildren’s lunches

December 21, 2014

December 20, 2014 — Orange Beach, AL (OBA) — The active Rotarian program called “Lunches for Learning” is raising money for school lunches for the children of Honduras. The proceeds along with requested donations are to be totaled and an anonymous donor agreed to contribute a like amount for the funding of the children of the rural Honduras schools.

via Rotarians raise money for Honduran schoolchildren’s lunches.

Backcountry Trail lunch Friday to benefit Mary’s Shelter

December 16, 2014

December 16, 2014 – Orange Beach, AL – (OBA) – On Dec. 19 a lunch on the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail will be the site of a benefit for Mary’s Shelter. The lunch out on the trail is a way to thank the community for its support and to benefit Mary’s Shelter. It will include red beans and rice, hotdogs, sweets and sodas at $5 per person and proceeds will go to Mary’s Shelter.

via Backcountry Trail lunch Friday to benefit Mary’s Shelter.

Villas at Bon Secour to host Toys for Tots mixer Dec. 18 | AL.com

December 12, 2014

GULF SHORES, Alabama — The Villas at Bon Secour Apartment Homes in Gulf Shores will host a Toys for Tots mixer. The event will be held at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at the property’s clubhouse. The campaign’s goal is to collect toys from residents and guests and distribute these toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the Baldwin County area in where the campaign is conducted.

via Villas at Bon Secour to host Toys for Tots mixer Dec. 18 | AL.com.

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