The Clams & Charitable Endeavors

The Clam program’s charitable endeavors in October exceed expectations

The last couple weeks have been encouraging for the Clam program on multiple levels. Practices have been great, and we started off with a tight two exciting one goals wins against the fall’s first club event down in Weymouth.

But it was also a good week in terms of some of the good the Clam program has done off the field.

First, we’ve closed the loop on a joint venture we did in coordination with the Sweet Lax organization this summer. Due to our involvement with a number of their events, they agreed to donate $325 to an organization known as Oceana, which the Clam organization matched, making the total join contribution $650. Oceana is an international organization focused solely on oceans, dedicated to achieving measurable change by conducting specific, science-based campaigns with fixed deadlines and articulated goals.

Then this past Sunday, instead of having participants pay for the Legacy uncommitted event, we had our participants make donations to charities that were meaningful to them. Our expectation was to raise $1000, as we set the minimum donation of $50, and we had 20 players participating at the event. Imagine our surprise and excitement when we more than doubled that amount, raising a total of $2100.

Below is a list of the organizations we’ve together supported over the last two weeks. Thank you to all!

American Cancer Society
Oceana
National Brain Cancer Society
Alzheimer’s Association
JDRF *
Red Cross – Hurricane Michael Fund
Cure SMA**
Why Me/Sherry’s House
Greater Lawrence Relief Fund
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Delta Dogs of Mobile***
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Breast Cancer Research Foundation
DJ Dream Fund
Pan Mass Challenge

*an organization designated to finding a cure for Type 1 diabetes

**an organization that provides support and funds groundbreaking research for patients and families affected by spinal muscular atrophy

*** a community supported collaboration that grew from the shared love of animals in the Mobile Alabama area