A Season For Giving
Fill The BoatDuring the holidays, local MarineMax stores conduct “Fill the Boat” events during which they encourage people to come into the store and help fill a boat with needed items. Sometimes it is a food drive for the local homeless shelter or maybe pet supply drive. MarineMax Naples is a standout, conducting a Fill the Boat for Toys For Tots. They then give these toys to underprivelged children and families in order to spread joy for the holidays.
Community AwarenessYou'll often find your local MarineMax stores at an event celebrating your local community and businesses. Recently, MarineMax Russo participated in Northshore Magazine's 3rd Annual Best of the North Shore party, an event that focuses on the finer side of Boston's North Shore community. Attendees enjoyed gourmet dishes, cocktails, wines and brews from award-winning local businesses! MarineMax Russo is excited to have been a sponsor of this event recognizing the best that the North Shore of Boston has to offer.
Fishing for a CauseOne of the more enjoyable ways local MarineMax stores give back is through participation and sponsorship of local charity fishing tournaments. The MarineMax Long Island store teamed up to support Long Island Cares, an organization that feeds the hungry on Long Island with their annual Fishing for a Cure tournament which raises money for cancer survivors.
Because MarineMax team members live the boating lifestyle, they are acutely aware of their environment. Recently MarineMax Pensacola at Bahia Mar conducted a Bayou Chico Cleanup event. Right next door, the MarineMax Panama City Beach team members conducted a similar event on Shell Island.
“We are proud that we this opportunity to help the Bayou Chico Association restore this fragile habitat to a more natural state,” offered Loren Kortum, General Manager of MarineMax Pensacola at Bahia Mar. “It was chance to give back to the community we serve and the beautiful environment we all share. We are planning to make this an annual event.”
Special EventsMany MarineMax stores support local charities with special events. Recently, MarineMax Fort Myers hosted a “Night of Luxury” event to raise money for their local Golisano Children’s Hospital.
“I am exceptionally proud of my team at MarineMax Fort Myers for making this event so successful for this great cause raising $40,000.00,” said Ryan West, MarineMax Fort Myers General Manager. “Everyone had a great time while serving the sick or injured children and their families.”