Hilton Head Real Estate News: November 2018

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CORA BETT THOMAS LAUNCHES PHILANTHROPY PROGRAM, ADDS MARKETING DIRECTOR

CEO and Founder Cora Bett Thomas has announced a new philanthropy program called Team Cora Bett Thomas Cares. All Cora Bett agents will donate to the philanthropy program fund at each closing. The brokerage will match each agent’s donation. Nonprofit organizations interested in applying for Team Cora Bett Thomas Cares should contact CBTCaresFund@corabettthomas.com.

CORA BETTThe company has also added a new marketing director. Lindsey Nix will manage online content, build brand awareness and create visual materials to support agents. Previously, she worked as a senior graphic designer for BFG Communications and as the marketing design and support specialist for SNF Holding Company. Nix has a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from the University of Lynchburg and a master’s degree in graphic design from Georgia Southern University.

BELFAIR REOPENS GOLF COURSE, CHARITABLE FUND AWARDS GRANTS

The Belfair Charitable Fund Grant Committee recently awarded $80,425 during the 2018 fiscal year to 14 nonprofit organizations in the greater Bluffton area. The 2018 grant recipients were The Deep Well Project, Family Promise, Second Helpings, Med-I-Assist, Neighborhood Outreach Connection, Hopeful Horizons, Backpack Buddies, Volunteers in Medicine-Bluffton, Child Abuse Prevention, Meals on Wheels, The Literacy Center, Bluffton Self Help, Lowcountry Legal Volunteers, and Lowcountry Autism Foundation.

The Belfair Charitable Fund is accepting 2019 grant applications through Dec. 31 from Beaufort County 501(c)3 nonprofits whose mission addresses basic human needs. Applications are available online at belfair1811.com. Grants will be awarded in April. This year’s Belfair Charitable Fund Golf Tournament raised $72,000. After expenses, more than $66,000 will go to local charities.

LONG COVE REPOENS PETE DYE COURSE, ADDS PICKLEBALL

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Long Cove Club on Hilton Head Island last month celebrated the grand re-opening of its Pete Dye golf course and has added a pickleball facility.

The course closed in April for a restoration project that included regrassing fairways and greens, restoring bunkers, upgrading drainage systems, and replacing all cart paths and multiple bulkheads.The goal of the restoration project was to return the golf course to Pete Dye’s original design intent.The restoration project was supervised by Bobby Weed Golf Design.

The club also has opened a new pickleball facility with four championship courts.  Long Cove has more than 100 active players. Lee Holyoak will serve as director of tennis and pickleball. He is certified through the Professional Pickleball Registry.

KELLER WILLIAMS ADDS FOUR AGENTS

Keller Williams Realty recently welcomed agents Marvele Eason, Amanda Hosley, Amber Morgan and Christine Pribanic. Keller Williams Realty is located at 8 Lafayette Place on Hilton Head Island.

SUN CITY WINS HONORS

The Sun City Hilton Head Community Association was a winner in the 27th annual National Mature Media Awards Program. The program, presented by the Mature Market Resource Center, a national clearinghouse for the senior market, recognizes the nation’s finest marketing, communications, educational materials and programs designed and produced for older adults. Sun City’s 2017 Hurricane Guide received a Bronze Award in the brochure- booklet category; the July 2017 issue of SunSations received a Bronze Award in the magazine category; and the February, March and August 2017 issues of SunSations each won a merit award in the magazine category.