Florida commercial restoration company supports Mudrun for Orphans
NICEVILLE, Fla. — Venture Construction Group of Florida (VCGFL), the Premier Platinum sponsor of Team EVOLVE, joined thousands of runners for the 8th Annual Emerald Coast Mudrun for Orphans on May 18 in Niceville. The event included challenging obstacle course races, family fun festival, and live music. The fundraiser supports orphans around the world through nonprofit organization Heart of the Bride for Orphans.
“The Mudrun was a great opportunity to have some fun with obstacles all while supporting a good cause. It feels great knowing all proceeds went to orphans in need around the world,” says Jason Cameron, disaster restoration specialist, Venture Construction Group of Florida.
The day launched with a 10K Elite Warrior race at 8:00am, a 5K Competitor race at 9:00am, a 5K Fun Run at 9:30am and 11:30am, a 1-mile Kids Run at 1:30pm and 2:30pm, and a 5K Zero Dark Dirty race at 8:00pm. All participants received a T-Shirt and a finisher medal. The Zero Dark Dirty race also included a head lamp and glow sticks.
Based in Niceville, Heart of the Bride currently supports nearly 500 orphans and at-risk children in five different countries around the world including Zambia, Kenya, Haiti, India, and Crimea. The support from the community and annual fundraisers has helped raise over $533,000 for orphan care.
Team EVOLVE is a group of community members participating in a variety of Obstacle Course Races and other challenges throughout the year. The team is comprised of VCGFL staff member Jason Cameron, local businesses, and Bay County Sheriff’s Office employees and their family members and led by coach JT Thompson.
Upcoming races for Team Evolve include the Barbarian Challenge on June 15 in Gardsden, Ala.; the Savage Rage on Sept. 21 in Dallas, Ga.; The Bonefrog Challenge on October 19th in Charlotte North Carolina and the Tough Mudder Classic on Nov. 9 in Atlanta, Ga.
“We are truly grateful for the sponsorship from Venture Construction Group of Florida. Thanks to their support and the support from other local businesses, we can continue to grow and participate in a big way,” says JT Thompson, CEO and founder, Evolve with JT.
As a leading commercial construction and storm damage restoration company dedicated to helping property owners before, during, and after the storm, VCGFL is a major advocate for giving back and supporting employee development.
About Venture Construction Group of Florida
Founded in 1998, Venture Construction Group of Florida (VCGFL) is a licensed general contractor and an award-winning leader in construction, restoration, renovations, roofing, storm damage repairs, and 24/7 emergency services throughout Florida, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Bahamas and the Caribbean. Specializing in commercial projects, VCGFL assists property management companies, condo associations, multi-family structures, hi-rises, retail/business plazas, government facilities, hotels and resorts with comprehensive general contractor services, restoration, mitigation, specialty construction, historical restoration, remodels, property repairs and rebuilds due to fire, flood, water, wind, hail, and hurricane damage. VCGFL holds leading industry awards including the Roofing Alliance MVP Award, Coatings Pro Contractor Award, Pro Remodeler Forty Under 40 Award, Qualified Remodeler Top 500 Remodelers Award, Qualified Remodeler Master Design Award, Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association S.T.A.R. Spotlight Trophy for the Advancement of Roofing Awards in Sustainability and Community Service. CEO Stephen Shanton is a proud member of the prestigious Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC). Entrepreneur Magazine hails “YEC Consists of Some of the Most Well-Respected Minds in Entrepreneurship.” With offices in Boca Raton, Ft. Myers, Naples, Orlando, Panama City Beach, Stuart, Tampa, San Juan, and Nassau, VCGFL is committed to operational excellence and exceptional customer service. VCGFL carries the industry’s leading accreditations and is an exclusive certified National Storm Damage Center Preferred Contractor, Windstorm Insurance Network WIND Certified Umpire®, WIND Certified Appraiser®, WIND Certified Fellow®, Certified Member of the United Association of Storm Restoration Contractors, Platinum Preferred Certified Contractor with the National Insurance Restoration Council. VCGFL is a proud member of Insurance Appraisal and Umpire Association (IAUA), Restoration Industry Association (RIA), Property Liability and Resource Bureau (PLRB), Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association (FRSA), Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) Industry Members Association (EIMA), National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). VCGFL is a registered U.S. Federal Government Contractor and holds leading certifications including Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor, Mule-Hide Legacy Contractor, Certified CertainTeed Contractor and Duro-Last Certified Contractor status. For more information call 866-459-8351 or visit us online at www.VCGFL.com.
About Team EVOLVE
Team Evolve is an obstacle course race team and training program under the direction of Coach JT Thompson. At Team Evolve, we provide a one-of-a kind-team environment that focuses on both individuality and teamwork, which fundamentally transforms each person, both on and off the field. The team has been featured in several media stories and has participated in several fundraising events to give back to the community. Learn more at https://www.evolvewithjt.com/teamevolve.
About Heart of the Bride for Orphans
Heart of the Bride was established in 1998 as a non-profit organization dedicated to helping provide for the needs of orphans around the world. Our mission is to share from our abundance with those greatest in need. We provide services to orphans and widows around the world by constructing orphanages and other facilities, delivering food and other resources, providing life training, and fostering relationships to improve the likelihood for self-sufficient lives through Christian leadership, discipleship, and ministry. Heart of the Bride is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) – proof that HOB meets the highest standards of financial and ethical accountability. Learn more at www.HeartOfTheBride.org.
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