Philip Busch, president of the Peter W. Busch Family Foundation and Southern Eagle Distributing, presented the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County with a check for $30,000. The funds will be used for the clubs’ Diplomas 2 Degrees. a college readiness program for teens.
The money represents part of the proceeds from the fifth annual Wild Game Dinner held at Adams Ranch.
“The Boys & Girls Club is doing a tremendous job for the young people in our community,” Busch said. “We are extremely pleased to be able to support them financially, so they can continue their mission and do more for the children.”
This past year the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County served 6,000 members at 17 locations through their after-school, summer and outreach programming such as Truancy. Some Successes include 99 percent of members passing literacy; 98 percent of members passing math and 92 percent receiving positive behavior marks from their teachers. Club members also completed 6,115 volunteer hours.
The Peter W. Busch Family Foundation was formed over 30 years ago in Fort Pierce. Peter W. Busch believes in supporting initiatives that improve the quality of health, education and family in his community, as well as, the preservation of Florida’s indigenous animals and landscape. Peter’s belief has been that “we all must give back to the very people who help keep us in business and survive.”
Since 1984, Peter has owned Southern Eagle Distributing, the local Anheuser-Busch distributor, and has made enormous strides in providing for charitable causes. Aside from all that he has contributed, citizens within our community view Mr. Busch and his family are ultimate givers, not only of monetary/beverage donations, but of their time, hearts and minds.
In addition to the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County, Southern Eagle is proud to support these other local charities and nonprofits including the Treasure Coast Food Bank, St. Lucie County 100 Club, YMCA of the Treasure Coast, CASTLE, Busch Wildlife Center, Navy SEAL Museum and more.
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