TAMPA, Fla. – The University Area Community Development Corporation, Inc.’s (UACDC) second annual DreamCatchers Summer Camp is being funded in the form of five generous grants, two in-kind donations and one raffle contribution.
UACDC was awarded grants in the amounts of $5,000 from the DeBartolo Family Foundation, $1,000 from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, which houses their District I offices within the boundaries of the University Area, and $1,500 from the new Walmart Supercenter located at Bearss and Nebraska avenues. Both Molina Health and Wells Fargo assisted with funding for last year’s program and awarded grants for this year’s camp in the amount of $2,000 and $7,500, respectively. In addition to the grants, the Hillsborough County Summer Food Program provided an in-kind donation of $11,000 to cover the cost of each camper’s daily breakfast, lunch and snack and the New Tampa YMCA provided a $2,000 in-kind donation to go toward camper activities. The Carrollwood Area Business Association (CABA) also donated $534 after selecting the UACDC as its quarterly charity recipient from funds raised during on-going 50/50 raffles.
“The DreamCatchers Summer Camp keeps our neighborhood children engaged in learning, which is essential to their continued growth,” said UACDC’s Executive Director & CEO, Dan Jurman. “We are grateful to our community partners for their continued support of the programs that serve the University Area residents.”
The camps provide a wide variety of activities designed to keep children active through the summer, while maintaining skills acquired during the recent school year. The all-inclusive camp features swimming lessons, sports, arts and crafts, music lessons, games, performing arts, lessons in technology and field trips to the Museum of Science and Industry and Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo.
In keeping with First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” initiative, a “Fit Kids” element has also been incorporated into the camp’s curriculum. “Let’s Move” is about putting children on the path to a healthy future and reversing the trend of childhood obesity in our country.
Registration for UACDC’s DreamCatchers Summer Camp is now open and the camp accommodates fifty children between five and 12 years of age on a first come, first served basis.
The eight-week, Monday through Friday camp runs from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is divided into two sessions. The first four-week session begins June 16 and the second starts July 14. There is a $10 registration fee and each session is $80. Reservations are guaranteed when the first session is paid in full one week prior to the start of the camp. Applications may be picked up at the UACDC’s main office located at 14013 North 22nd Street in Tampa. For more information, please call 813-558-5212.
About University Area Community Development Corporation, Inc.
The University Area Community Development Corporation, Inc. (UACDC) is a 501(c)(3) public/private partnership whose mission is children and family development, crime prevention and commerce growth. Its primary focus is the redevelopment and sustainability of the at-risk areas surrounding the Tampa campus of the University of South Florida. The UACDC was named Nonprofit of the Year for Public and Societal Benefit by the Tampa Bay Business Journal in 2011 and 2012. It is headquartered in the University Area Community Center Complex, owned by Hillsborough County and operated by the UACDC, which is located at 14013 North 22nd Street in Tampa. For more information about UACDC, please visit www.uacdc.org or call Dan Jurman at 813-558-5212, ext. 208.
About Carrollwood Area Business Association
Established in 1987, Carrollwood Area Business Association (CABA) is a Business Professional Association specializing in hosting events for business owners and employees to create relationships and networking opportunities, a place to market their business and to provide community awareness. CABA offers weekly events for members as well as special events throughout the year including Coffees, After 5s, Power Lunches, Networking on the 9’s and much more. Visit www.usecaba.com for more information.
About DeBartolo Family Foundation
The DeBartolo Family Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation created by the members of the Edward J. DeBartolo Jr., family to benefit local communities. The Foundation annually awards scholarships to high school students and provides grants to exceptional individuals and organizations. For more information, visit the foundation’s website at www.debartolofamilyfoundation.com or call the Foundation office at 813-964-8302.
About the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) is the primary law enforcement agency for Hillsborough County, Florida and is responsible for law enforcement services for the 888 square miles of unincorporated areas of the county as well as operation of the two jail facilities, a work release center and provides courthouse security for the 13th Judicial Circuit. Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (www.hcso.tampa.fl.us) is one of less than 20 public safety agencies in the nation to attain law enforcement, jail and medical accreditation.
About the Hillsborough County Summer Food Program
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is federally funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and is state-administered in Florida by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), Division of Food, Nutrition and Wellness (FNW). The intent of the SFSP is to bridge the gap in nutrition during the summer months by serving nutritious meals to children 18 years and younger while school is not in session.
About Molina Healthcare
Molina Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: MOH), a FORTUNE 500 company, provides quality and cost-effective Medicaid-related solutions to meet the health care needs of low-income families and individuals and to assist state agencies in their administration of the Medicaid program. Molina Healthcare’s licensed health plans in California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin currently serve approximately 2.1 million members, and its subsidiary, Molina Medicaid Solutions, provides business processing and information technology administrative services to Medicaid agencies in Idaho, Louisiana, Maine, New Jersey, and West Virginia, and drug rebate administration services in Florida. More information about Molina Healthcare is available at www.molinahealthcare.com.
About the New Tampa YMCA
The Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA (www.tampaymca.org) is a cause-driven, 4-star charity and one of the area’s leading nonprofits, strengthening Hillsborough and East Pasco communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the association, 19 facilities engage more than 167,000 men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve our community’s health and well-being and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. The Tampa Y has long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver lasting personal and social change.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, more than 245 million customers and members visit 11,302 stores under 71 banners in 27 countries and ecommerce websites in 10 countries. With fiscal year 2014 sales of over $473 billion, Walmart employs more than 2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com.
About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.5 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 locations, 12,500 ATMs, and the internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With more than 265,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 25 on Fortune’s 2013 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially.