• Neal Communities sponsors 9th Annual Robinson Preserve runs

    Pat Neal presents a check to Kim Bailey, Doug Schiller and Bill Robinson

    LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. – The area’s largest and most established private builder, Neal Communities (NealCommunities.com), is the presenting sponsor at $5,000 for the 9th Annual Robinson Preserve 5K and 10K on March 31, 2017.

    This year, funds raised will benefit Manatee Counties Robinson Preserve for continuing management and improvement at the preserve and Feeding Empty Little Tummies, a nonprofit that founded a backpack program designed to meet the needs of Manatee County’s homeless children during the weekends.

    The races, held at the 637-acre Robinson Preserve in Bradenton, showcase a scenic and authentic coastal Florida experience through the remarkable conservation property, with over 110 colorful directional signs and 18 course marshals.

    “We are extremely grateful for Neal Communities’ commitment to the community and their sponsorship,” said Kim Bailey, executive director of Feeding Empty Little Tummies. “Manatee County is home to more than 1,800 homeless students. With donations like this from community leaders, we are able to meet the nutritional needs of many homeless students. Without local support, children go 65 hours without nutrition.”

    There will be five race corrals based on a participant’s estimated finish time. Registration begins at 3 p.m. with the 5K and 10K beginning at 6:30 p.m. Runners are encouraged to arrive by 5:30 p.m. Following the runs, the Fit2Run after-party event will feature catered food, refreshments, live music and adult beverages. The award ceremony will start at 8 p.m. with crafted awards, including $1,250 in prize money distributed to top three male and female finishers in each race.

    Tickets range from $10 to $40. Free parking is available at Neal Communities’ The Estuary on 9th Avenue and 99th Street. Participants can register at www.Active.com.

    About Neal Communities
    With over 40 years of building award-winning homes, Neal Communities has over 70 successful communities throughout southwest Florida. The Lakewood Ranch-based builder was named the Professional Builder 2015 “Builder of the Year” and was named one of 2012’s “America’s Best Builders” by BUILDER Magazine and voted the “2013 Best Residential Builder in Southwest Florida” in a readers’ poll sponsored by Gulfshore Business Magazine. The company is ranked No. 1 locally by Metrostudy and by Hanley Wood Market Intelligence based on number of home sales and ranked nationally among the top 50 builders by BUILDER Magazine.

    To date, Neal has built over 11,000 homes in southwest Florida. As the area’s largest and most established, locally owned and operated private builder, Neal Communities is continually striving for excellence in every aspect of the home building and development business. Neal Signature Homes, Neal Land Ventures, Charlene Neal PureStyle, Waterscapes Pools & Spas, Neal Communities Funding, Fiducia Insurance and Allegiant Title Professionals all contribute to the firm’s continued, record-setting local success. The company’s honors and accolades include 44 Parade of Homes 2015 awards, 50 Aurora Awards, 5 Best in American Living Awards and hundreds of local and regional industry awards. For more information, please visit www.NealCommunities.com.

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