352 Media Group will be participating in the Alachua County Emerging Leaders (ACEL) fourth annual Champions for Charity kickball tournament for the chance to win prize money for HOPE, an equine-assisted occupational therapy program.
The Champions for Charity Tournament will be held Saturday, Feb. 20, at 10 a.m., at Diamond Sports Park. The event is sponsored by Florida Farm Bureau and hosted ACEL, an organization of professionals between the ages of 21 and 45 who are interested in educational, leadership and service opportunities in Gainesville and other cities in Alachua County, Fla. Corporate and nonprofit teams will be given the opportunity to win prize money totaling $7,000 with first place earning $3,500 for a charity of their choice.
The 352 Media Group team will be playing on behalf of HOPE, horses helping people. HOPE is a not-for-profit organization which aids individuals with disabilities through equine-assisted therapy. The organization believes in enriching an individual’s life physically, mentally, socially and emotionally through equine-oriented activities.
‘We’re really looking forward to a good outing,’ said Peter Van Rysdam, vice president of marketing for 352 Media Group. ‘We are a competitive group anyway, and when a donation to a great group like Hope is on the line, our opponents better look out!’
Apart from the fierce kickball competition, there will also be music, door prizes and more. Food and concessions will be available for sponsors and players.
Current Teams Include: 352 Media, ACEL, AdFed, Alachua County Counseling Association, Cox, Frankel Media Group, Gainesville Roller Rebels, Jaycees, Lifesouth Community Blood Center, Purvis, Gray & Co., Rebuilding Together, S&P Management Services, Sun Country Sports Center, The Orthopedic Institute, Tower Hill Insurance, Tutoring Zone, Webster University, Perry Construction, Group 5 Advertising/Tower Publications, Invivo / Philips, Leadership Gainesville 36, Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity/Kappa Epsilon. Additional tournament info can be found online at http://www.acelfl.com/kickball.
To see how you can help HOPE through donations and volunteering, visit http://www.horseshelpingpeople.org.
About 352 Media Group
352 Media Group (www.352Media.com) is an award-winning web design company and one of 16 approved Microsoft vendor partners. Headquartered in Gainesville, Fla., with offices in Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York and Seattle, 352 Media Group is a full-service interactive agency, offering a wide range of services, including Web design, ASP.NET Web application development, Flash and Silverlight development, ecommerce and more.