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PGA TOUR AWARDS GRANT TO SECOND HELPINGS

The Heritage Classic Foundation welcomed PGA TOUR’s Chief Tournaments and Competitions Officer, Andy Pazder, to Hilton Head Island in February. Padzer presented Second Helpings with the PGA TOUR 2018 Charity of the Year award and worked alongside Heritage Classic Foundation trustees, Second Helpings board members, town officials and volunteers to load food trucks at Kroger at Shelter Cove. The award comes with a $30,000 grant from the PGA TOUR to help Second Helpings combat hunger in the Lowcountry.

CLUB HOSTS ‘BELOW 100’ INTENSIVE TRAINING CLASS

The Two Hundred Club of the Coastal Empire hosted its first “Below 100” training session — a free, intensive class for members of law enforcement — in February. The training is designed to reduce the number of line-of-duty deaths.

DOMINION ENERGY OFFERS ECO-GRANTS

After recently merging with SCANA, Dominion Energy has increased funding of environmental grants in South Carolina. Eligible nonprofit organizations can apply for grants of up to $25,000 to fund specific, short-term projects that promise measurable results to improve the environment. Schools also can apply for classroom grants of up to $5,000 for environmental education programs. The deadline to apply is April 30. For more information, go to www.dominionenergy.com/envirogrants.

ROTARY CLUB HOSTS ANNUAL HAPPY FEET EVENT

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The Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island held its annual Happy Feet event at Belk in Shelter Cove Towne Centre. More than 200 students from Hilton Head Early Childhood Center, Hilton Head Island Elementary School for the Creative Arts and Hilton Head Island IB Elementary School were selected to come to Belk to receive a free pair of sneakers. The program was sponsored by Rotary Club of Hilton Head, Rotary District 7770, Belk and Wal-Mart.

SOCIETY OF BLUFFTON ARTISTS LAUNCHES SATELLITE GALLERY

Eight members of the Society of Bluffton Artists are exhibiting paintings and photographs at Cornerstone Physical Therapy and Wellness’s new location in Bluffton at Seagrass Station on S.C. 170 across from Sun City Hilton Head. The exhibit features photographs and abstract and landscape paintings in a variety of mediums. For more information, call 843-757-6586 or go to www.sobagallery.com.

PROFESSIONAL TENNIS REGISTRY’S SPRING TENNISFEST

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College teams played tennis with Coach Royce Silvan’s Special Olympics athletes at PRT’s Spring Tennisfest, a healthy alternative to traditional spring breaks. Tennis players from Wilkes University In Pennsylvania enjoyed their day with Silvan’s group.

NIBCAA NAMES CULTURAL ICON AWARD WINNERS

Following its annual Gullah Celebration, the Native Island Business and Community Affairs Association presented Cultural Icon Awards to several Hilton Head Island residents. Murray Christopher was given the Dr. Louise Cohen Award for Cultural Presentation; Mel Campbell earned the Dr. Emory Campbell Award for Education; Veronica Miller was posthumously recognized with the Charles Young III Award for Community Service; and Ethel Rivers was given special recognition in honor of her 100th birthday.


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