The Festivals of Speed event returned to Amelia Island March 7-8, and resulted in $50,000 in much needed funding to Communities In Schools for additional services to more Nassau County children and teens.
“The Festivals of Speed kicked off with a luxury lifestyle event attended by 400, and featured a live and silent auction to benefit our children,” explained Susan Milana, CIS executive director. An upgraded MGB was the highlight of our charity auction and went home with a very happy bidder.”
“With this wonderful level of support from our community, the Omni Amelia Island, Hollywood Wheels and the Festivals of Speed, this event will be our most important and profitable fundraiser for years to come,” said Milana.
“We could not have been happier with the Festivals of Speed this year on Amelia Island, stated Joe Sabatini, Festivals of Speed President. “Attendance and car participants doubled from last year and we see further growth in 2015.”
Sabatini explained, “We could not have done it without the overwhelming support of the Amelia Island community, our charity, Communities In Schools, and the team at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation. Everyone came together in a grass roots effort to create a wonderful event for all to enjoy. Sponsors, exhibitors, volunteers and every team member at the Omni are due a round of applause for their tireless efforts on behalf of this event.”
Festivals of Speed organizers emphasized that “we partnered with CIS because they provide much-needed services to thousands of children and teens right here in Nassau County, and many more across America.”
For more information about Communities In Schools, please visit www.cisnassau.org, or call Susan at 904-321-2000.