Sarasota/Bradenton Charity Funds Over $220,000 for Youth-Focused Organizations Proceeds from Concession Charities’ Archie Griffin Celebrity Golf Classic bring much-needed support for programs at Visible Men Academy and Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota Cou

Coconut Telegraph

Pictured: Bruce Cassidy, Sr. addresses audience of over 220 attendees at the 2020 Archie Griffin Celebrity Golf Classic Pairings Party.

Concession Charities, a 501(c)(3) organization established by businessman and philanthropist Bruce A. Cassidy, Sr. and the Cassidy family, has announced that its Archie Griffin Celebrity Golf Classic, hosted in early March at The Concession Golf Club, has netted over $220,000 to support organizations helping young people and their families.

Local contributions include:

Visible Men Academy – Through Concession Charities’ generous contribution, the Bradenton charter school will be able to cover significant costs for school bus transportation and helping school families in times of crisis. Grant funds will also be used to provide food, computers and internet access to boys from kindergarten through fifth grade in the program.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County – The awarded grant from Concession Charities gives 38 children full membership to the Roy McBean Girls & Boys Club and year-round access to enriching programs that help them to excel in school and life, becoming leaders and adopting healthy habits.

Through the success of this year’s golf tournament and the generous support of sponsors, Concession Charities has raised more than $1.2 million dollars over the last ten years. During this time, the Cassidy family has also supported organizations such as Girls, Inc. Sarasota and the Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy (SMART).

Also announced this week, Concession Charities has made a $25,000 gift to Manatee Community Foundation’s Manatee County COVID-19 Community Response Fund. This fund will provide support to health and human service organizations impacted by the global pandemic.

“Young people and their families in our community need strong organizations like these to offer stability and hope in this time of uncertainty,” shared Bruce Cassidy, Sr. “We’re grateful for Archie and all of the sports celebrities, along with the sponsors who offered their time and treasure to participate in the golf tournament this year and look forward to a time of healing so that we can all be healthy and together for another great event in 2021.”

The 2021 Archie Griffin Celebrity Golf Classic is scheduled for March 1-2, 2021 at The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton. To receive updates and advance sponsor information, contact Sherry Cassidy at 941-677-0010 or sherry@concessioncharities.org.

Pictured: Bruce Cassidy, Sr. addresses audience of over 220 attendees at the 2020 Archie Griffin Celebrity Golf Classic Pairings Party.

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