Apollo Beach, Fla. – Waterset by Newland, a master-planned community in South Hillsborough County, presented three Hillsborough County public schools with $26,400 collected from its 2019 Turkey Trot 5K and Kids Fun Run.
Entry fees and donations from local businesses helped the Turkey Trot net more than $27,000. More than 1,200 runners and walkers from both the Waterset community and the surrounding area took part in the annual Thanksgiving Day 5K race, which also featured a one mile and half-mile Kid’s Fun Run. The schools received an even split of the proceeds and the FishHawk Ranch Road Runners running club, which helped facilitate the run, also received $1,000 for its annual scholarship fund.
Waterset marketing manager Lynda McMorrow presented three checks for $8,800.36 to the principals of East Bay High School, Eisenhower Middle School and Doby Elementary School. Each principal will determine how to spend the funds.
“We are confident that you will do what is best for your schools,” said McMorrow. “That’s why you’re there. Being able to help with that as a community – well, that’s priceless.”
East Bay High School principal Amy Stevens-Cox used the 2018 Turkey Trot proceeds to fund scholarships for graduating seniors and looks forward to granting this year’s graduates the same opportunity.
“This money, more than anything, represents a love for public schools from our community partners. It reminds us that what we do, day in and out, does not go unnoticed and is valued,” she said. “This money will make a difference to many students as we will set aside scholarship monies for many of our graduates.”
Doby Elementary principal Roseanne Rush also shared how the donation impacted her students. “We don’t get the same resources other schools do. Last year, we were able to provide new technology for our students, as well as address certain safety concerns,” she said.
In addition to the Turkey Trot fundraiser, Waterset donates several iPads each quarter to deserving students at Eisenhower Middle and East Bay High School students and sponsors other school events throughout the year.
For more information, visit www.WatersetFL.com.
Waterset by Newland is a master-planned community located in Apollo Beach. Waterset features a variety of amenities that include three community pools, fitness centers, sports courts, Fit Trail and Greenway. The Waterset information center is located in The Landing Club & Café and is open daily from 10 a.m.to 6 p.m., and on Sundays from noon to 6 p.m., along with several model homes priced from $200,000s to over $600,000. For more information, call (813) 235-0154 or visit our website at www.watersetfl.com.
Newland is a diversified real estate company leveraging a national platform and over five decades of experience. Newland actively owns, operates and develops premier master-planned residential, commercial, and urban mixed-use real estate across the US. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Newland and its affiliated companies have completed
or have underway more than 140 diverse real estate developments in 13 states. For more
information, please visit www.newlandco.com.
About North America Sekisui House, LLC (NASH)
NASH was established in 2010 as the U.S. business operations unit and a full subsidiary of Sekisui House, LTD., Japan’s largest homebuilder and a leading diversified developer since 1960. Sekisui House, LTD. has built more than two million houses and expanded its operations to Australia, China, Singapore, and the U.S. NASH establishes joint ventures to build innovative and sustainability-conscious master-planned communities and urban infill developments across the US. NASH is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. For more information, please visit www.nashcommunities.com.
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