Marissa Gleockler, Vice President of Communications
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FORT PIERCE, FL: For over 12 years, Southern Eagle Distributing, the Busch Family Foundation and the Busch family have forged an indelible alliance with Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County. Their combined efforts have led to a remarkable contribution of over $500,000, which has laid the foundation upon which the organization can now build a brighter future for thousands of youth. This generosity has not only opened doors for countless youth but has also demonstrated the power of community partnerships to drive change.

The impact of this partnership extends far beyond monetary donations; it has materialized into concrete support that has transformed the Boys & Girls Clubs’ landscape. The infusion of technology, including laptops and 3D printers, has breathed new life into learning experiences for Club members. Moreover, the allocation of funds has enabled the establishment of pivotal programs such as workforce readiness initiatives like the Learn & Earn Food Truck. Such programs offer invaluable work experience to youth, assist in developing soft skills, and present future opportunities to the young leaders.

Philip Busch, President at Southern Eagle Distributing, stands as a beacon of mentorship within this partnership. His dedication has been integral to the success of programs like Youth of the Year, where he actively fosters leadership development and connects Club members to future workforce opportunities. He has also visited local schools alongside Boys & Girls Clubs leadership to mentor young students and introduce them to new career paths, instilling the values that Boys & Girls Clubs’ workforce readiness programs promote. This commitment to nurturing young talent echoes the true meaning of this partnership — to not merely give, but to guide and uplift.

Southern Eagle’s commitment to providing resources and enrichment is felt deeply during the holiday season when employees collect toys and donate food to Club members and their families. Over 200,000 pounds of donated food stand as a testament to the lasting impact these
initiatives bring.

The long-standing partnership culminating in over $500,000 given to Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County and their Club members is proof of Southern Eagle’s commitment to creating a brighter future for St. Lucie County. Through scholarships, vital resources, mentorship, and their dedication to local youth, Southern Eagle has not only supported the Clubs but has ignited a transformative ripple effect that promises to shape the lives of youth for years to come.