St. Andrews Episcopal Academy, Clays for a Cause
Article by Rhonda Blakey and Photos by MaryAnn Ketcham
Experts and novices came out to support St. Andrew’s Episcopal Academy’s Clays for a Cause, presented by St. Lucie Shooting Center, on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at Quail Creek Plantation in Okeechobee, FL. This friendly competition included lunch from Testa Rossa Authentic Wood Fired Pizza, raffles and silent auctions, and a highly anticipated awards ceremony. Congratulations to the winners; Top Team: Team Johnson, Low Team: St. Lucie Shooting Center, Female: Gail Zimmerman, Best Individual Male: Paul Maloney, Best Individual, Best Junior Female: Ellie Aleknavich, and Best Junior Male: Reid Parkins.
Proceeds from the event support St. Andrew’s Annual Fund. “We were proud to have opened the Academy to on-campus students last August and these funds support the immediate needs of the current school year” said Suzanne D. Barry, Head of Schools/Head of Upper School. “The health and safety of everyone on campus is a top priority, the increased technology needs for students & families, along with ensuring our scholarship programs and educational enhancements remain funded.”
This popular event was made even better by enthusiastic participants. Its success was made possible thanks to the following sponsors: Presenting Sponsor, St. Lucie Shooting Center. Silver Sponsor, Florida Coast Equipment. T-Shirt Sponsors, Reef to Ranch RE and Treasure Coast Financial Planning. Beverage Sponsors, Coastal Endocrinology, Ignite Sports, and St. Lucie Battery & Tire. Food Sponsors, SS Inlet Bait & Tackle and Richard K. Davis Construction. Rounding out the event were the teams from St. Lucie Shooting Center, Florida Coast Equipment, Commuter Cars LLC, Carmen, Beauchamp, Sang, Gonzalez & Philpott, PA, the Carver Family, Rafter R Bar Fence and Cattle Co., Mainland Welding Inc., Rev. Cannon Christopher Brathwaite, David Gates-Baldassari Family, Center State Bank, Marci Whitley-Coldwell Banker Paradise, Schulke, Bittle & Stoddard, LLC, FPL Outlaws, Greenland Nursery & Landscaping, Team Johnson, and Danish Furniture.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Academy is located in historic downtown Fort Pierce on the Indian River Lagoon. For more information, call 772-461-7689 or visit staacademy.org.
Deb Jonek and Alan Wheatley with Florida Coast Equipment
Team Schulke,Bittle & Stoddard LLC, John Tinawin, Mark Piper, Joe Schulke and John Kamonka
Elmira Garwood, David Gates with James and Natalia Baldassari in back
Center State Bank- Debbie & Wade Dickman, Roxanne & Shawn Peters
Team FPL Outlaws- Todd Trudell, Danny Huff, Tommy Thompson and Travis Conrad
Team St. Lucie Shooting Center 1- Frank, David and Sarah Collado