Continuing its 64 year old tradition of raising and giving funds to local charities, the Rotary Club of Brandon handed out checks to several Brandon-based non profits this past week. Through its efforts from their signature Wild Game Dinner and Annual Golf Tournament at Buckhorn Golf and Country Club, the Rotary Club of Brandon worked diligently under the Presidency of Craig Oldham to hand out checks totaling over $46,000 to eight well-deserving charities. Those receiving funds this year included Rotary's Camp Florida, The Outreach Clinic, The Women's Resource Center of Tampa, Emergency Care Help Organization, the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center, Gulf Ridge Council Boy Scouts, the Boy's and Girl's Club of Riverview, and the Brandon Rotary Club Charity Fund for scholarships.
 
The Rotary Club of Brandon donated the following to the charities it supported this year:
 
$1,000   Emergency Care Help Organization
$2,000   Gulf Ridge Council Boy Scouts
$9,100   Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center
$9,400   The Outreach Clinic
$2,000   Women's Resource Center of Tampa
$11,100 Rotary's Camp Florida
$2,000   Boy's and Girl's Club of Riverview
$9,400   Brandon Rotary Club Charity Fund
 
The Rotary Club of Brandon has provided over $1.6 million in financial support and continues to support both local and global efforts with its fundraising, community service and outreach, as well as its international mission of eradicating polio from the face of the earth. The Rotary Club of Brandon is the longest standing Rotary Club in the Greater Brandon area and is poised for more impact in 2015-16. To find out how to give to the Rotary Club of Brandon, support one of its big fundraisers (Casino Night - Oct 24th, Golf Tournament - Jan 21st, Wild Game Dinner - Mar 4th), or to get more information on joining our efforts by becoming a member, please contact current Rotary President, Chuck Burgess, at cburgess@mybsac.org.
 
It is through the efforts of the Rotary motto: Service Above Self, that the Rotary Club of Brandon continues to be an impacting force for thousands of families annually. Congratulations to all of the awesome charities that were supported this past year, and keep up the great work that you do!