Flowers for scholarships

Members of the Sea Isle City Garden Club raised more than $1,000 for the club's annual scholarship program, with a Flower Sale at Sea Isle's Public School May 19 during Sea Isle's Community Day.

Also at Community Day, members of Boy Scout Troop 76 won the First Bank of Sea Isle City's annual Community Partner Award, which came with a $2,000 prize.

Gym raises funds

Miracles Fitness in Rio Grande raised more than $400 for Cape May County's Coalition Against Rape and Abuse with a DIVA SPIN/Cycling Class May 11, just before Mother's Day.

Twenty-two people donated $10 to $20 each to take the class, consisting of one hour of cardio cycling and a half hour of body sculpting and core work, as songs by famous divas played. Local businesses, including Starbuck's & Joe Canal's, donated fruit, water and protein shakes. Miracles will host a Zumba Fitness Party for charity in June, said manager Nick Elisano. Call Miracles at 609-886-7070.

Walk For Life

Hope Pregnancy Center of Rio Grande and Ocean City raised $10,000 with its Walk For Life at the Cape May County Park in Cape May Court House May 19. About 70 people participated.

Hope offers free services for those facing unplanned pregnancies, including a hot line, pregnancy tests, counseling by trained volunteers and assorted mother and baby help. The organization said it handled more than 400 visits last year. For information call 609-886-7022, or E-mail:, or visit

Helping Marines

More than 360 athletes participated in the 5th Annual Tri-For-Our-Veterans Triathlon and Duathlon in Sea Isle City May 26. They raised $43,000 for the Injured Marines' Semper Fi Fund and VFW Post 1963, according to organizer Bridgette Summa.

"We are the only triathlon in the country that benefits the Semper Fi Fund, so it means a lot to our veterans and their families," Summa said.

Bowling fundraiser

A dozen Cape Bank employees and their family members went bowling at King Pin Lanes in Egg Harbor Township on May 11, raising more than $200 for Camp No Worries, a summer camp for children with cancer and their siblings at Camp Inawendiwin in Tabernacle, Burlington County.

The Cape Bank Charitable Foundation will match the money raised by Cape Bank's employees. For more information visit

Then a group of Cape Bank's Cape Cares employee volunteers helped at the Community Food Bank on May 12 for the Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

Volunteers honored

The Kiwanis Club of Atlantic City honored Gary Hill, of the Metropolitan Business and Citizens Association; Catherine Quinlan, of TD Bank; and Tim Glenn, of Glenn Insurance, with Alan Angelo Community Key Awards for volunteerism at a ceremony held on May 10.

Hill is the founder and past chairman of the MBCA Scholarship Foundation, as well as co-founder of the Schultz-Hill Foundation. He serves on many nonprofit boards of directors. Quinlan has been active in the Girl Scouts, serving as a leader for 18 years. She is also a member of many community and service groups. Glenn is a volunteer in Linwood, supporting the local sports activities with both his time and financial support, and is a member of several nonprofit organizations' boards of directors.

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