Sarasota, Fla. – Neal Communities has donated $500 as a Piglet Sponsor for the Suncoast Foundation’s 5th annual BBQ & Bluegrass Bash on Friday, April 18 and Saturday, April 19, 2014. The proceeds from the event— a “finger lickin’ and hot pickin’ good time” – will be used to support and maintain Suncoast Foundation’s facilities in Sarasota County.
“The Suncoast Foundation for Handicapped Children has such a great message and important goals in our area, and we want to help them succeed in their efforts,” said Pat Neal, President and CEO of Neal Communities. “This is not only going to be a fun event, with delicious food and fantastic entertainment, but we believe that people will leave with a sense of pride and feeling of community, and have the desire to spread awareness of this worthy organization and what they’ve done, and continue, to do,” he said.
The 74,000 square feet of buildings, built by The Suncoast Foundation for Handicapped Children, are facilities leased to non-profit organizations rent-free, such as the Special Olympics, The Florida Center, Community Haven, Children First, and the Loveland Center. This event will serve to bring nationally recognized BBQ pitmasters and bluegrass bands to Florida in a family-friendly way, while raising awareness and donations to keep the Suncoast Foundation strong for the community.
The events will include a BBQ Cook-Off Contest that will also serve as a qualifier for the Food Network’s World Food Championships, Jack Daniel’s World Championships, and the American Royal World Series of Barbecuing competitions with $15,000 in prizes. In addition, guests will enjoy an afternoon of bluegrass, craft beers, an iron-chef type cooking competition, family activities including a kid’s park with face painting and a bounce house, a community corner, a clay shoot, cornhole tournament, and a dessert and chili bake-off. For more information about this event, please visit http://suncoastbbqbash.com.
Neal Communities 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. Neal Communities was also named 2014 “Best Builder” in the Best of Venice, awarded by the Venice Gondolier, and was a finalist in the Sarasota Herald Tribune’s 2014 Reader’s Choice Awards for “Best Builder”. The company is ranked #1 locally by Metrostudy and by Hanley Wood Market Intelligence based on number of home sales and ranked #64 nationally among homebuilders by BUILDER Magazine. To date, Neal has built over 9,000 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. John Neal Homes, Neal Signature Homes, Charlene Neal PureStyle, Waterscapes Pools & Spas, and Allegiant Title Professionals all contribute to the firm’s continued, record-setting local success. The company’s honors and accolades include 42 Parade of Homes 2014 awards, 49 Aurora Awards, 5 Best in American Living Awards, and hundreds of local and regional industry awards. For more information, please visit www.nealcommunities.com.