It is not every day that the public gets to witness a Christmas tree and a reindeer running along Fort Lauderdale’s A1A, but the original Jingle Bell Jog 5K defied the COVID-19 odds and managed to put on the traditional road race that embraced the holiday festivities.
Honoring those who have gone above and beyond during a year consumed by COVID-19, the Community Foundation of Broward has named Coral Springs resident Tina Cortez and Parkland resident Samantha Kelly as winners of its “Nonprofit Hidden Heroes” initiative.
Aimed at giving back to the community, The Geneva Group — a real estate investment and property services firm — recently donated a new car to a single mother of three who was in growing need of transportation.
South Florida road runners turned on the holiday spirit at the annual Jingle Bell Jog 5K run along Fort Lauderdale’s scenic A1A course. Approximately 600 runners signed up for the event that was held in conjunction with the 900 registered runners at the 13.1 Fort Lauderdale Half Marathon.
The National Society of Arts and Letters Florida East Coast Chapter has initiated its Open Doors fundraising campaign aimed at bolstering the 2021 prospects to showcase those who strive to excel in ballet, theater, music, literature, drama and other talents.
Though it’s been hard to imagine, we must rest assured that this pandemic will not last forever. And although we long to put it behind us, most of us maintain that there have been some aspects of this most challenging time that have served as beneficial life lessons.
Hoping to spread the holiday spirit during a year when it’s much-needed, many nonprofits and local establishments are coming together to ensure children throughout the community have a toy to call their own this year.
While northern areas of the country were contending with freezing temperatures and snowstorms, the South Florida running community got an opportunity to enjoy the benefits of sunny weather and tropical climate during a sanctioned road race produced by Wildside Online and timed by Split Second Timing.
With the intent to help those enrolled in rapid credentialing programs, Florida Power and Light Company recently donated $1 million to four state colleges to buy more than 1,600 laptops for incoming students.