Sunday, October 9, 2011

OceanWise: A word of thanks to our community partners and sponsors

You probably know we're counting down to OceanWise (6 reservation-making days left!), a delightful evening of delicious, sustainable seafood, wine and beer - including some local brew!, a silent auction, friends, conversation and more...all coming together to benefit a local treasure: The GTM Research Reserve. And as excited as we are about the support of the community, the anchors of dedication provided by our volunteers, the fun of the silent auction and the palate-pleasing offerings of favorite local restaurants and their chefs de cuisine, the truth is that none of this would be possible without our sponsors.

We all know that business isn't *quite* business-as-usual these days. Many businesses are still finding their feet in the current economic climate, looking cautiously at their every expenditure, often making difficult decisions about how to allocate precious resources. So the businesses that have chosen to support OceanWise and its direct beneficiary, The GTM Reserve, have made a real commitment to the people of St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra and Jacksonville; they’ve take deliberate action to benefit those of us who live in northeastern Florida and the many visitors who help underpin our local economy.

This commitment is worthy of a brief pause of acknowledgement and thanks. Thank you, OceanWise sponsors:

Wells Fargo

Cap’s on the Water
Vystar Credit Union
Serenata Beach Club

Publix Supermarkets
Bank of America

Mane de Leon Salon
TC Delivers
Marriott at Sawgrass

Lofgren Rich RE/MAX Team
Wingate Insurance Group
APEX Color
Green F1 Properties

Please join us in thanking them by thinking of them as you make those same decisions about allocating YOUR precious resources, both business and personal.

And PLEASE don't miss OceanWise, where these names will be joined by many, many more donors, volunteers, silent auction contributors and by a diverse, fun party of people who share a vision of The GTM Reserve, a gift of pristine natural beauty for generations to follow ours.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you OceanWise Sponsors! As a co-sponsor and Event Chair, I am especially excited about this event. Enjoying the NERR in the evening light (sunset should be beautiful over the river)with a glass of wine and fun people is my idea of a great time. Then we will move inside and enjoy delicious food from:
    Cap's on the Water
    The Reef
    Aunt Kate's
    The Raintree
    The Manatee Cafe
    The Bistro at Culinary Outfitters
    Safe Harbor Seafood Market & Restaurant
    Aqua Grill
    The Augustine Grille
    Whole Foods Market
    Beer Donated by Bold City Brewery
    Come join us! see