LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. — Neal Communities, southwest Florida’s premier, private homebuilder, recently participated as a mobile bidding sponsor for the 2018 Wagner Realty Golf Classic, which benefits the newly formed Bradenton Blue Foundation, a charitable fund that allows citizens to provide tax-deductible contributions to support the needs of the Bradenton Police Department.
“We sincerely thank Pat Neal and Neal Communities for their generous contribution to the newly formed Bradenton Blue Foundation, Inc.,” said David Eckel, broker and owner of Wagner Realty. “Pat and his company have always been generous contributors to the betterment and well-being of our entire community.”
On Friday, Oct. 12, more than 28 foursomes and 112 golfers played in the golf scramble at the Tara Golf and Country Club in Bradenton. Melanie Bevan, the Chief of the Bradenton Police Department, also addressed the crowd, thanking Wagner Realty and the event’s sponsors and speaking of the Bradenton Blue Foundation’s important work.
The foundation was developed to support the officers of the Bradenton Police Department and community. Through charitable gifts, including Neal Communities’ $1,000 donation, the Bradenton Blue Foundation supports public health and safety, specialty training, technology and community outreach.
The mission of the Bradenton Blue Foundation is to make the City of Bradenton a safer place for all to live, work and visit through the fulfillment of safety needs and a stronger community engagement. The first grant from the fund for $5,000 provided officers with funding for Narcan, a medication used to block the effects of heroin and opioids, especially in cases of overdose.
“It is our pleasure to assist important organizations, such as the Bradenton Blue Foundation, to bolster the work they do to improve our community,” said Pat Neal, CEO and chairman of the board for Neal Communities. “As a locally owned homebuilding firm, our team strives to the support much-needed community partners through philanthropic efforts as they strengthen the neighborhoods where our team members live, work and raise their families.”
About Neal Communities
With over 40 years of building award-winning homes, Neal Communities has over 90 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 13,000 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 numerous Parade of Homes 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.