New Providence, Bahamas – Jimmy’s Wines & Spirits reprised its role as a major sponsor of the Annual Baark Golf Tournament this year. Now in its second year, the tournament was held at the Ocean Club Golf Course in honour of the Royal Bahamian Potcake. “Much like our Sands Beer, the potcake is Truly Bahamian,” noted Executive Sales and Marketing Manager Wellington Seymour “and so it made sense for Jimmy’s Wines & Spirits to come on board in support of this great event.”
In December, fifty-nine, two-person teams braved inclement weather to tee off for the opportunity to raise much-needed funding to support BAARK’s ongoing projects. “The goal of this Golf Tournament was to raise $100,000 to support the ongoing operations of the BAARK! Mobile Clinic,” noted BAARK Clinic Administrator Bonnie Young. “What started off as a rainy day turned into a glorious day and exceeded this year’s fundraising goal.”
In addition to offering golf enthusiasts a day of fierce but friendly competition on the greens, the day also gave participants a chance to see the organization’s Mobile Vet Clinic at work. “It was really important for us to be able to show our partners the great work that we do on a daily basis. We were able to perform as many as 19 spay & neuter surgeries during the tournament” she said.
Returning as a major highlight of the event were strategically placed refreshment stations that kept golfers hydrated with as much Sands Beer as they needed as well as a variety of Tito’s Handmade Vodka cocktails courtesy of the specialty Tito’s bar.
The company’s four-legged philanthropy did not stop there, however. Jimmy’s and its Tito’s Handmade Vodka brand made a significant donation to the Bahamas Humane Society – an organization with an established reputation as a protector, advocate, and educator on the rights of animals. The ten-thousand-dollar donation was presented during a special ceremony at the organization’s Nassau headquarters. “We depend heavily on donations like these,” said Percy Grant, Chief Inspector and Shelter Manager at the Bahamas Humane Society. “The support of partners like Jimmy’s Wines & Spirits means that we’re able to maintain our no-kill shelter which promotes the adoption and placement of otherwise unwanted animals into loving and protective homes.”
According to Grant, the funds supported the organization’s ‘Paws in the Air’ campaign. The program has helped the humane society address the high influx of animals they receive and rehabilitate. “This generous donation towards our Paws in the Air campaign allowed us to send thirty-five lucky potcakes to the wonderful people at Rylie’s Rescue in Philadelphia. These airlifts help tremendously with our mission to find every dog and cat a loving home of their own,” he explained. “Without the support of Jimmy’s and Tito’s this flight would not have been possible.”
With the start of the new year, Jimmys Wines & Spirits is already looking forward to new partnerships with these NGOs. “Part of our mandate as a Truly Bahamian company is to support causes and organizations that continue to do great work in the communities they serve” noted Seymour. “Both these organizations have and continue to prove that they are advocates for our four-legged friends and we are glad to assist in any way we can.”