Baytowne Adventure Zone and Sunrise Marine are kicking off the first annual “Chip for Charity-Baytowne Boat Giveaway.”
The summer-long promotion will officially open this weekend at Baytowne Adventure Zone in The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.
Local business owners Russ Scott and Phil Foss have partnered for this summer-long promotion to attract both locals and visitors to the area. “Chip for Charity” will benefit Horizons, The Arc of the Emerald Coast and one lucky winner taking home a boat.
The mission of Horizons is to serve people of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities (autism, downs syndrome, cerebral palsy) and transition them from “disability to capability.”
“This charity happens to have a special place in my heart,” said Scott, “My son is autistic and benefited from the services at Horizons as a child. As he enters adulthood, I know he will be looking to Horizons for other services that will assist him with gainful employment, and living a more independent life.”
With a small donation, anyone over the age of 18 has a chance to “Chip for Charity.” Anyone getting a hole in one will be entered in the drawing to be held in August. The prize boat is a 2012 Chaparral H20 18S, complete with a Mercruiser 3.0L motor, and a 2012 Bear trailer, all donated by Sunrise Marine.
“The great thing about this promotion is that everyone wins” said Tresha Brown, merchant manager at The Village of Baytowne Wharf. “Horizons will fund some much needed services for people with disabilities and we will attract new visitors to experience our hidden gem.
"With a variety of eateries, a diverse and fun shopping destination, nightlife, and fun and exciting activities for kids of all ages, guests will experience a true summer staycation atmosphere and have a chance to win a boat.”
Horizons is an affiliated chapter of The Arc, a non-profit organization that provides programs and services for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities in Okaloosa, Walton and South Santa Rosa Counties.
Complete programs and services can be found at www.horizonsfwb.com.
The promotion takes place at Baytowne Adventure Zone, located inside The Village of Baytowne Wharf, at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Destin, Florida.
For more information on the boat promotion, or to follow your status on the leaderboard, check the official Facebook pages for Baytowne Adventure Zone, Sunrise Marine, or Horizons.