Red Shield Regatta raises funds for Salvation Army

Red Shield Regatta raises funds for Salvation Army

KPMG Wins!

By Rachel Galvin

JM Family’s “The Park” turned into the perfect place to hold a regatta on March 9. It may seem a bit small for such an endeavor, but in this case, the boats were model boats, so they fit perfectly. The event was more than just cheering on sponsors as they used a remote control to maneuver boats around the waterway for the win. There was also live music and mingling with delicious food options provided by their caterers, including beef with chinese noodles, fish dip, charcuterie, shrimp, oysters, hors d’ oeuvres and more. The event benefitted a great nonprofit, Salvation Army, and one of their projects, Plymouth Colony, a transitional housing complex in Hollywood that provides shelter for those who need help getting back on their feet while facing adversity. They have seen a 96% success rate; however, they just found out they are losing funding from the government and HUD, hence why they need to make sure to raise as much funds as possible. They showed a video talking more about the complex and those it benefits and several representatives from Salvation Army and also JM Family spoke. People were encouraged to bid on the silent auction to further help the cause.

Originally, “Below Deck’s” Captain Lee was scheduled to make an appearance, but he was unable to be there due to illness. Everyone wished him well and he was missed, but the party went forward. Everyone managed to have a nice time. And the photo opps, complete with nautical props, prove it.

The Salvation Army of Broward County engages in year-round critical operations, such as multiple shelters and housing programs to aid those experiencing homelessness; weekly food pantry distributions; daily soup kitchen; annual Angel Tree toy distribution program during the holidays, and others. To support these efforts fundraising activities like the seasonal Red Kettle bell ringing campaign and this year’s new Red Shield Regatta offer the community the chance to invest for long-term impact. All funds raised directly assist the most disadvantaged in Broward County.

The event was presented by JM Family Enterprises with additional support provided by Ocean Bank and Nivalmi Consulting (Super Yacht sponsors); Bombardier, HMY Yachts, Icon International, and SJF Law Group (Motor Yacht sponsors); Gulfstream, Best Roofing, Sodexo USA, Marksman Security, Convergint and PWC (Cruiser Yacht sponsors); Enterprise Rent-A-Car, The Sarria Family, Nexa Mortgage, Sevenson Environmental Services, Moss Foundation, City of Fort Lauderdale, and WPO Development (Tender) and The Sabatano Family, The Cahill Family Charitable Fund, Pete & Jenny Sudler, Samantha Fitzgerald, and The Pino Family (Board Members).

“JM Family has enjoyed a long-term community partnership with The Salvation Army of Broward and has supported many of their programs, not only financially, but through board participation and our associate volunteer program,” said Pete Sudler, vice president, JM Family Enterprises, and an advisory board member for The Salvation Army of Broward County. “Supporting efforts to ensure Plymouth Colony has the appropriate funding to continue helping families toward self-sufficiency and permanent housing opportunities aligns perfectly with JM Family’s charitable giving initiatives.” 

For more information, contact Dave Hayton, The Salvation Army of Broward County’s development director, at

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