Packet Thank You Letters for Sept. 26

For grant money

Pregnancy Center & Clinic of the Low Country wishes to acknowledge publicly the receipt of grant in the amount of $3,318 from the St. Luke's Episcopal Church Mission Program.

This grant will be utilized to provide 22 free services with prenatal care through the 16th week of gestation to any woman who accesses the center.

We are most appreciative of the St. Luke's Episcopal Church Mission Program. You will be blessed.

Vera L. Bailey, executive director

Pregnancy Center & Clinic

of the Low Country

Hilton Head Island

To golf participants

Casey's Sports Bar & Grille and the Hilton Head Island Boys & Girls Club sincerely thank the participants in Casey's Kick-off Classic Golf Tournament, held Aug. 17.

As a result, more than $6,000 was raised for this worthwhile cause. A total of more than $56,000 has been donated by this relatively small event over the past nine years.

We owe a huge debt of gratitude to our hole sponsors: Floors To Go, Bomboras Grille, First Federal Bank, Ameris Bank, Roller's Total Beverage, PC&L Insurance, Piper Plumbing, Pearlstine Distributors, Hilton Head Vacations Direct, MD Design of Charleston, and Casey's Sports Bar & Grille.

Tournament director B.B. Chapman once again should be commended for an excellent job. Cooperation from our islanders (too many to list) was overwhelming, including more than 40 restaurants, numerous golf courses, and many services and vendors who contributed prizes for the fantastic raffle.

Special thanks to the many volunteers who arrived early to help with registration, sell tickets and drive the beverage carts. We can't forget the golfers -- our loyal locals and those who travel each year to join us. You always make it so much fun.

Our greatest appreciation goes to Wes and the staff at Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run for their professional, efficient handling of all the details to make everything run so smoothly on their beautiful course.

Woody and Regi Rennie

Casey's Sports Bar & Grille

Hilton Head Island

For OSPREY grant

OSPREY Village would like to thank the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry for its recent award of a $5,000 Organizational Development Grant. OSPREY Village is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to developing an "inclusive intergenerational residential community" to support developmentally disabled adults and their families in our area following the Generations of Hope Community's "Intergenerational Community as Intervention" neighborhood model.

Through this grant, we engaged an experienced researcher and market analyst so that we build the right type of residences in the right sizes and quantities based on objective market research and interviews with potential residents and their families. This analysis will help us profile and quantify the market potential for future residents of our neighborhood, including:

  • Developmentally disabled adults housed in group homes or apartments.
  • Subsidized rental housing for senior volunteers.
  • Homes for families of the disabled, retirees and working households.
  • It will also assist us in identifying facilities, amenities and services needed in the neighborhood and to define selection criteria for potential sites.

    The result will be a workable plan to build the OSPREY Village neighborhood using the integrative neighborhood model here in southern Beaufort County. This model of living for the developmentally disabled and seniors will be the first of its kind in the nation, and will make Beaufort County a leader in innovative housing solutions for this underserved market.

    For additional information about OSPREY Village, go to

    David J. Green, director

    Development and marketing

    OSPREY Village

    Hilton Head Island

    For event coverage

    Thanks to Sam McDowell for writing a terrific piece about the Fall Southern PTR Wheelchair Championships and young player, Shelby Baron. The latter generated a lot of buzz, drawing more spectators to the finals at Chaplin Park than ever before.

    The Professional Tennis Registry couldn't put on an event of this magnitude without the incredible generosity of area businesses. Special thanks to the Island Recreation Association and Hilton Head Motorcoach Resort for providing the excellent facilities for play and to local businesses, such as Carrabba's Grill, Enterprise Car Rental, CeraSport, Subway, Vacation Time, Chick-fil-A and Larry's Subs who provided for the players.

    But mostly, thanks to the people of Hilton Head Island who came out to support and volunteer for the event, transporting players, serving lunches, chasing balls and cheering enthusiastically for the awesome, determined athletes. May we all learn from them to passionately pursue our goals (and our lives) without regard to obstacles.

    Thank you to everyone who made this event possible.

    Julie Jilly, tournament director

    Vice president of Operations

    Professional Tennis Registry

    Hilton Head Island