Overland Park, KS â€“ August 17, 2010 â€“ The staff of Global Connections, Inc. (GCI), one of the nationâ€™s most respected travel clubs, has again generously helped its local SPCA by raising money for abused and neglected animals in their area.
Employees from Globalâ€™s Clearwater, Florida office entered the 7th annual SPCA (Society for the Prevention & Cruelty to Animals) Pet Bowl fundraiser, registering as Team Beso Del Sol, representing Global Connectionâ€™s resort in Dunedin, Florida.
The Global Connections team exceeded their initial goal of $1,500, raising nearly $1,900, which landed them in first place for the most donations collected as a team. More than $20,000 was generated from the entire event, which was held at the Seminole Lanes in Seminole, Florida.
Added Team Organizer Kelli Brazier, GCIâ€™s Member Fulfillment Manager, â€œNot only do we get to encourage donations for a worthy cause close to our hearts, but we have fun in the process while working together as a team. It was wonderful to see how many people really care. A sincere thank you is extended to each of our sponsors!â€
Global participants included Kelli Brazier, Heather Love, Marcia McGinley, Nicole Wynne and James Haislop. The team included a total of 13 members as friends and supporters joined in the one-day bowling event.
All funds raised by the Pet Bowl will help the SPCA Tampa Bay continue to increase adoptions, provide emergency medical care for sick and injured strays, investigate suspected animal cruelty situations, educate the public on the humane care of pets, and help with other programs. The SPCA was formed 65 years ago and does not receive any State or Federal tax dollars.
As a leader in the growing travel industry, Global Connections provides its 150,000 members with a host of benefits and vacationing options to more than 700 North American resorts. Headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, GCI is the owner and developer of resorts in California, Colorado, Florida and Tennessee as well as condominium units in Florida, Hawaii, Missouri, Nevada, South Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin. Partner alliances with exchange and cruise organizations, along with owned and leased properties, provide on-demand locations in popular vacation destinations around the world for the companyâ€™s expanding member base. For additional information, visit http://www.exploregci.com/.