Hilton Head Island Recreation Association grateful for 'Friends Drive' support

letters@islandpacket.comMay 14, 2013 

On behalf of the Hilton Head Island Recreation Association's board of directors and the staff, I would like to thank the hundreds of residents and businesses for their support of our annual "Friends Drive" campaign. We are proud to have provided 35 years' worth of constructive recreational programs and activities to this community.

During this time, the Island Recreation Association has continually promoted the importance of providing every child in our community the opportunity to participate in our programs, despite the cost. The community ensures this effort with the support of our "Friends Drive," which funds our scholarship program to families in need. These scholarships help many children who might not otherwise participate in programs, such as summer day camp, preschool care, after-school care, swimming lessons and many others.

Our scholarship program is only made possible through contributions from the community. Our goal this year is to raise $90,000. With the help of the community, we will reach this goal and will continue to enrich the lives of our participants.

We know our community has many opportunities when it comes to supporting charitable causes. That is why the Island Recreation Association has always greatly appreciated the outpouring of help it has received from our wonderful residents and businesses.

Thanks for all of the support.

Bubba Gillis, president

Board of directors

Island Recreation Association

Hilton Head Island

The Island Packet is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service