Silent Auction : Special Olympics, Florida (Duval County)
Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and competition to children and adults 8 years of age and older with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
“We currently serve over 1,000 athletes throughout Duval County, We offer 12 different sports. Our athletes are also invited to participate in Athlete Leadership Programs and Healthy Athletes initiatives. Over 800 people from our community give their time to volunteer with Special Olympics each year. Our program is made possible by generous donations made by local businesses, individuals and family members."
For more than 40 years, Special Olympics Florida has been spreading the message that people with intellectual
disabilities can – and will – succeed when given the chance.
Live Auction : Cathedral Arts Project Inc
Cathedral Arts Project’s mission is to enrich the quality of life in Northeast Florida through unleashing the creative spirit of young people. By providing access to instruction in the visual and performing arts, we empower underserved,
school-aged children to succeed in all areas of their lives.
The Cathedral Arts Project program serves 2,145 students two afternoons each week during the school year and summer, providing quality, standards-based instruction in dance, music, theater and visual arts at no charge to the students.
“What began as one dance class for 10 students now serves over 2,200 children through 58 twice-weekly afternoon
classes and summer programs. Children are learning the arts of classical and rhythmic ballet, jazz, ballroom dance, violin,
drumming, chorus, drama, painting, drawing, sculpture and ceramics each year. More than that, they are learning the skills they need to succeed in all areas of life - skills such as self-discipline, perseverance, teamwork, and imagination.
We are committed to serving the youth of Northeast Florida and believe participation in the arts can be the catalyst for extraordinary change. To that end, we will continue to grow our programming until we reach our vision for tomorrow, and every child has equal access to an arts-rich education..”