JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Children attending YMCA summer camps and playing on sports teams in the Arlington area will soon benefit from Fort Caroline field enhancements following a recent donation from Jacksonville-based Crowley Maritime Corp. A check will be presented by Crowley’s David Holden, director, human resources, to the YMCA during a ceremony scheduled for Sat., Jan. 12, at 10:00 a.m. on the field. Shortly thereafter, Crowley employees and other community volunteers will work together to lay new grass seed, install fencing, add an irrigation system and perform other tasks to improve the field’s safety and function.
The upgrades will allow more than 500 children each year to participate in outside YMCA activities, including nearly 225 children who attend summer camp programs, 60 who attend after-school care and 220 who participate in team sports, such as flag football and soccer. The field will also serve adult sports programs, including lacrosse, kickball and rugby.
The YMCA’s Fort Caroline field is a 31,050 square-foot property located at 8301 Fort Caroline Road.
"Crowley takes pride in this opportunity to make a difference in the Jacksonville community and for its children," said Holden. "Our employees have served the local area through a variety of philanthropic organizations, including volunteering for the Safe Harbor Maritime Academy, Second Harvest Food Bank, Heart for Children, Northeast Florida Hospice and so many more. This spirit of giving back has made a tremendous impact in Northeast Florida and beyond.”
Each year, Crowley employees give back to their local communities across the U.S. and throughout the Caribbean and Central America. These charitable efforts include mentoring students, fundraising, community beautification projects, and donations to charitable organizations. Crowley also has awarded more than 275 students from select educational institutions throughout the country with scholarships since 1984. The company has also donated more than $2 million over the years to support other educational programs.
Jacksonville-based Crowley Holdings Inc., a holding company of the 121-year-old Crowley Maritime Corporation, is a privately held family and employee-owned company. The company provides project solutions, transportation and logistics services in domestic and international markets by means of six operating lines of business: Puerto Rico/Caribbean Liner Services, Latin America Liner Services, Logistics Services, Petroleum Services, Marine Services and Technical Services. Offered within these operating lines of business are: liner container shipping, logistics, contract towing and transportation; ship assist and escort; energy support; salvage and emergency response through its TITAN Salvage subsidiary; vessel management; vessel construction and naval architecture through its Jensen Maritime subsidiary; government services, and petroleum and chemical transportation, distribution and sales. Additional information about Crowley, its subsidiaries and business units may be found on the Internet at www.crowley.com.