SOURCE: Island Global Yachting

IGY marinas

May 24, 2016 08:00 ET

IGY Marinas June 2016 Global Community Service Initiative Project, "Inspire Giving Through You"

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwired - May 24, 2016) -  IGY Marinas, the largest international marina network in the world, announces its 2nd community service event for 2016, "Inspire Giving through You." On June 11th, 2016, IGY corporate staff and volunteers from around the world will donate their time and efforts to the "Inspire Giving through You" Community Outreach Initiative at nine (9) participating locations. After a very successful first event on February 20th, 2016, the company is thrilled to expand its efforts for a second time this year.

"IGY Marinas expresses our deepest gratitude to all those who contributed to the great success of the February 20th community outreach project," says Chief Executive Officer, Tom Mukamal. "We would like to personally invite you to come out Saturday, June 11th, to participate in the 2016 additional 'Inspire Giving through You' projects. Our commitment is more than a corporate responsibility; it's working together to inspire others through the act of giving back our time, resources, goods, and services."

IGY Marinas is again calling all hands on deck to encourage the supportive efforts of IGY corporate staff, marina associates, Anchor Club Sponsors, boat owners, captains and crew to take part in the second event of its new endeavor, which seeks globally to helping the lives of others.

Saturday, June 11th, 2016 - Project details pertaining to each location's initiatives follow:

Montauk, New York: In working with the Animal Rescue Fund (ARF) of the Hamptons, The Montauk Yacht Club will be hosting an animal adoption day. IGY Staff and volunteers will assist in preparing and caring for the animals during the adoption day including; walking dogs, bathing and clean up. The ARF actively rescues cats and dogs, providing quality care and a safe haven.

Manhattan, New York: Coalition for the Homeless - Camp Homeward Bound (CHB) is the nation's first summer sleep-away camp designed specifically for children in despairing situations. IGY volunteers and staff from North Cove Marina and Newport Yacht Club will donate time helping set up the camp. The camp site is located at Harriman State Park in upstate New York. Transportation will be provided.

New York City, New York: New York Cares Foundation is the city's largest volunteer management organization. The non-profit's mission is to take action against serious social needs. Volunteers will help the NY CARES food and pantry service by receiving online orders, packing grocery bags, and delivering requested items to those in need.

St. Petersburg, Florida: Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary, the largest non-profit wild bird sanctuary in the United States, is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and eventual release of sick and injured birds. Maximo Marina volunteers and IGY participants will work on restorative painting and repair projects to improve the facility.

Bocas del Toro, Panama: Local Indigenous School - Children from the local tribes are in need of technology upgrades and modernizations in the classroom. IGY's Red Frog Marina will donate computers, technology equipment, and provide training to help educate the staff on how to use the computer programs as teaching tools.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida: The Military Heroes Support Foundation (MHSF) provides care packages to deployed troops & K-9 units and helps our heroes readapt to home life. IGY staff and volunteers will collect donations and assist with preparing care packages for the overseas troops. Donation drop-off locations include Maritime Professional Training (MPT) and Ward's Marine Electric located in Fort Lauderdale. In addition, IGY Marinas and volunteers will partner with the Marine Industry Association of South Florida for a Habitat for Humanity build day which provides affordable home ownership opportunities for working families of moderate income.

Greenville, South Carolina: A Child's Haven is committed to transforming the lives of young children who have experienced developmental delays or behavioral challenges. In working with A Child's Haven, IGY staff and volunteers will assist with adding developmental structures to the imagination playground space of the facilitiy. In addition, we will raise charitable donations for the organization.

Charleston, South Carolina: Habitat for Humanity provides affordable home ownership opportunities for working families of moderate income. The project originates with the idea of giving a "hand-up not a hand-out." IGY staff and volunteers will assist the non-profit with development and construction of two brand new homes.

Gainesville, Florida: The PACE Center for Girls offers programs with supportive staff members that teach young women how to be independent and learn skills and trades based on each girl's strengths and challenges to adapt into a more productive future. IGY staff and volunteers will provide their assistance as the nonprofit facility is in need of basic repairs, interior upgrades and minor renovations.

After the community initiative, IGY participants will be invited back to the marinas for an appreciation party to celebrate a day of hard work. IGY Marinas expresses sincere appreciation for all contributors that will help make this event as successful as the February event earlier this year.

Sign Up, Show Up, Participate, and Party. Sign-up in advance, on the IGY Marinas website: http://www.igymarinas.com/igy-gives-back-signup or join the event on IGY's Facebook page. Once registered, contact information will be added to the IGY Marinas email list and information including plans, scheduling, and details of the ongoing initiative will be provided.

For Donation Inquiries, please contact Amberly Chojnacki: AChojnacki@IGYMarinas.com or Kay Mellinger: KMellinger@IGYMarinas.com

About IGY Marinas

IGY Marinas is the largest international marina network in the world and offers management and marketing services to marinas worldwide. Serving as the leading point of contact for vessels throughout the western hemisphere, the network consists of 13 marinas operating throughout 7 countries servicing approximately 100,000 customers, including 8,000 unique vessels per annum. With over 300 slips accommodating vessels over 80ft, IGY is home port to some of the world's largest mega yachts. IGY Marinas has over 2,500 slips under management catering to a variety of markets including sportfish, cruise, sail & motor vessels. Many of the marinas under IGY host top international sailing, fishing, and nautical related events, making our marinas highly sought‐after maritime activity destinations. For more information, please visit www.igymarinas.com.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Kay Mellinger
    T: 954.510.3307
    kmellinger@igymarinas.com

    Island Global Yachting
    One Main Financial Plaza
    100 SE 3rd Avenue, Suite 802
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394

    Contact:
    Amberly Chojnacki
    T: 954.510.3309
    achojnacki@igymarinas.com

    Island Global Yachting
    One Main Financial Plaza
    100 SE 3rd Avenue, Suite 802
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394