For our annual Marina Operations/Sarasota Yacht & Ship Christmas Party, we asked that everyone bring an wrapped children’s toy for charitable contribution to Sertoma. This year we donated over $1,000 in toys.
Marina Jack hosted the 14th Annual Slam Tournament on August 12, 2014…. The event had 50 boat entries and a weigh in that showcased grouper up to 131lbs! Importantly the event benefited Salvation Army and Future Builders of America generating over $10,000 in donations. Click for more details..
As a green business partner, Marina Jack Dockmaster’s Office, and Sarasota Bayfront Mooring Field are focused on protecting our bays. Complimentary pump-out services are available to marina and mooring field vessels, eliminating unnecessary waste into our waters. Being in direct contact with the Sarasota Bay, we have established a policy of no pesticides and fertilizers, as well as use reclaimed water for our irrigation system. Marina Jack looks to reduce their footprint through energy saving measures, installing lighting controls sensors and utilizing tank-less water heaters. Marina Jack completed a comprehensive energy audit that will be used to address future projects related to energy reduction. We are committed to recycling programs and waste reduction. Initiatives are in place to recycle used oils, batteries, paints, light bulbs and electronics generated from marina operations and guests.
A fishing tournament took place at Marina Jack on Saturday to help a sick child get through 70 weeks of chemotherapy.
Cooper Vollmer is a local two year-old boy recently diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. Cooper's tumor is on the right and left side of his brain and extends to the top third of his brain stem.
Surgery is not an option but 70 weeks of chemotherapy is. Cooper is currently ten weeks into his chemotherapy treatment.
100% of Saturday's entry fees from the fishing event went to help Cooper get through his chemotherapy. In addition Marina Jack matched the money amount raised to double the donation amount. More than 50 fishing vessels participated in Saturday's tournament.
Two year old Cooper's mother, Tina Vollmer, said she is so grateful for the support. “I would just like to thank everybody that came out and supported us, everyone that came out to fish and to meet Cooper, it just means so much to us to have everyone loving our Cooper. Our friends, family and community have been so amazing, they have gotten right behind us and have given us the strength to push through the next 60 weeks.” A local support group for Cooper refer to themselves as 'Team Coop'.
Girls Inc. girls were treated to a full day of fun aboard the Marina Jack II, all provided by Marina Jack and Sarasota Yacht and Ship.
Fourteen girls who participated in the Girls Set Sail spring break camp first got a ride on the Sarasota Marine Patrol boat out into the bay, then received the lunch cruise with Sarasota Police Chief Bernadette DiPino.
Sam Chavers of Marina Jack and Girls Inc. volunteer Roy Kaplan organized the day as well as a week of activities for the girls to learn more about exeriences surrounding boating.