TAMPA, Fla. – (May 23, 2014) – The University Area Community Development Corporation, Inc.’s (UACDC) second annual DreamCatchers Summer Camp is being funded in the form of five generous grants, two in-kind donations and one raffle contribution.
UACDC was awarded grants in the
amounts of $5,000 from the DeBartolo Family Foundation, $1,000 from the
Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, which houses their District I
offices within the boundaries of the University Area, and $1,500 from
the new Walmart Supercenter located at Bearss and Nebraska avenues. Both Molina Health and Wells Fargo assisted with funding for last year’s
program and awarded grants for this year’s camp in the amount of $2,000
and $7,500, respectively. In addition to the grants, the Hillsborough
County Summer Food Program provided an in-kind donation of $11,000 to
cover the cost of each camper’s daily breakfast, lunch and snack and the New Tampa YMCA provided a $2,000 in-kind donation to go toward camper
activities. Carrollwood Area Business Association (CABA) also donated
$534 after selecting the UACDC as its quarterly charity recipient from
funds raised during on-going 50/50 raffles.
Summer Camp keeps our neighborhood children engaged in learning, which
is essential to their continued growth,” said UACDC’s Executive Director & CEO, Dan Jurman. “We are grateful to our community partners for
their continued support of the programs that serve the University Area
The camps provide a wide variety of activities
designed to keep children active through the summer, while maintaining
skills acquired during the recent school year. The all-inclusive camp
features swimming lessons, sports, arts and crafts, music lessons,
games, performing arts, lessons in technology and field trips to the
Museum of Science and Industry and Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo.
keeping with First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” initiative, a “Fit Kids” element has also been incorporated into the camp’s curriculum.
“Let’s Move” is about putting children on the path to a healthy future
and reversing the trend of childhood obesity in our country.
Registration for UACDC’s DreamCatchers Summer Camp is now open and the camp
accommodates fifty children between five and 12 years of age on a first
come, first served basis.
The eight-week, Monday through Friday
camp runs from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is divided into two sessions. The first four-week session begins June 16 and the second starts July 14.
There is a $10 registration fee and each session is $80. Reservations
are guaranteed when the first session is paid in full one week prior to
the start of the camp. Applications may be picked up at the UACDC’s main office located at 14013 North 22nd Street in Tampa. For more
information, please call 813-558-5212.
About University Area Community Development Corporation, Inc.
The University Area Community Development Corporation, Inc. (UACDC) is a
501(c)(3) public/private partnership whose mission is children and
family development, crime prevention and commerce growth. Its primary
focus is the redevelopment and sustainability of the at-risk areas
surrounding the Tampa campus of the University of South Florida. The
UACDC was named Nonprofit of the Year for Public and Societal Benefit by the Tampa Bay Business Journal in 2011 and 2012. It is headquartered in the University Area Community Center Complex, owned by Hillsborough
County and operated by the UACDC, which is located at 14013 North 22nd
Street in Tampa. For more information about UACDC, please visit
www.uacdc.org or call Dan Jurman at 813-558-5212, ext. 208.
About Carrollwood Area Business Association
Established in 1987, Carrollwood Area Business Association (CABA) is a Business
Professional Association specializing in hosting events for business
owners and employees to create relationships and networking
opportunities, a place to market their business and to provide community awareness. CABA offers weekly events for members as well as special
events throughout the year including Coffees, After 5s, Power Lunches,
Networking on the 9's and much more. Visit
www.usecaba.com for more information.
About DeBartolo Family Foundation
The DeBartolo Family Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation created by
the members of the Edward J. DeBartolo Jr., family to benefit local
communities. The Foundation annually awards scholarships to high school
students and provides grants to exceptional individuals and
organizations. For more information, visit the foundation’s website at
www.debartolofamilyfoundation.com or call the Foundation office at 813-964-8302.
About the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) is the primary law enforcement agency
for Hillsborough County, Florida and is responsible for law enforcement
services for the 888 square miles of unincorporated areas of the county
as well as operation of the two jail facilities, a work release center
and provides courthouse security for the 13th Judicial Circuit.
Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (
www.hcso.tampa.fl.us) is one of less than 20 public safety agencies in the nation to attain law enforcement, jail and medical accreditation.
About the Hillsborough County Summer Food Program
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is federally funded by the United
States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and is state-administered in
Florida by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
(FDACS), Division of Food, Nutrition and Wellness (FNW). The intent of
the SFSP is to bridge the gap in nutrition during the summer months by
serving nutritious meals to children 18 years and younger while school
is not in session.
About Molina Healthcare
Inc. (NYSE: MOH), a FORTUNE 500 company, provides quality and
cost-effective Medicaid-related solutions to meet the health care needs
of low-income families and individuals and to assist state agencies in
their administration of the Medicaid program. Molina Healthcare’s
licensed health plans in California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, New
Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin
currently serve approximately 2.1 million members, and its subsidiary,
Molina Medicaid Solutions, provides business processing and information
technology administrative services to Medicaid agencies in Idaho,
Louisiana, Maine, New Jersey, and West Virginia, and drug rebate
administration services in Florida. More information about Molina
Healthcare is available at
About the New Tampa YMCA
The Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA (
www.tampaymca.org) is a cause-driven, 4-star charity and one of the area’s leading
nonprofits, strengthening Hillsborough and East Pasco communities
through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
Across the association, 19 facilities engage more than 167,000 men,
women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to
nurture the potential of children and teens, improve our community’s
health and well-being and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. The Tampa Y has long-standing relationships and physical
presence not just to promise, but to deliver lasting personal and social change.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT)
helps people around the world save money and live better – anytime and
anywhere – in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices.
Each week, more than 245 million customers and members visit 11,302
stores under 71 banners in 27 countries and ecommerce websites in 10
countries. With fiscal year 2014 sales of over $473 billion, Walmart
employs more than 2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to
be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment
opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by
About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified,
community-based financial services company with $1.5 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo
provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and
commercial finance through more than 9,000 locations, 12,500 ATMs, and
the internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in 36 countries to
support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With more
than 265,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 25 on
Fortune’s 2013 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them