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14th Annual "Fashion for Compassion"

The 14th annual “Fashion for Compassion” charity fashion show and auction, benefiting the Friends of Caroline Hospice, was held yesterday at the Dataw Island Club.

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Dataw members battle it out in the “Battle for Life” cancer fundraisers

Dataw Island Club members are battling it out on the golf course, tennis courts, croquet lawn and even through a battle of the bands in an effort to fight an even bigger battle, the “Battle for Life.” The 15th annual Battle for Life cancer fundraiser is a volunteer-driven event that has become an institution on the Island. Since 2002, about 300 Dataw members each year have been dedicated to supporting the Beaufort Memorial Hospital Foundation to benefit the Keyserling Cancer Center, an innovative cancer treatment facility located right here in Beaufort, SC. The Center reports that without donations like the ones from Dataw, the entire Cancer Center would not have been possible. “Nearly 10% of all contribution received by the BMH Foundation over the past 30 years have come from the Dataw community” reads the 2014-2015 BMH Keyserling Foundation report Giving Well; Recognizing Our Supporters. Dataw Island Members are happy to continue this support, some through participating in one of the sporting events, while others are creating hospitality baskets for patients receiving treatments at Keyserling. The events comprise a golf tournament with a huge raffle, a tennis tournament and their almost-famous “Partee,” and even a croquet tournament. Now in its fourth year, the croquet component has added a lot of sporting fun for those who may not necessarily be athletes – the skills tests are quick to learn and the top ten competitors go head to head in an exciting shoot-out finale. “Dataw is a giving, active community that is always ready to help,” said Bruce Stevenson, Croquet Club of Dataw Island president. “Beaufort Memorial Hospital and Keyserling are favorite benefits that we have fun supporting. Helping enterprises that help others is what it is all about." This year, a new addition to the series is a Battle of the Bands, in which four local bands performed and members “voted” for their favorite band by stuffing their donation jars. The band with the most money at the end of the evening won big – not only earning bragging rights and half of their “take,” but they also won knowing that they were able to raise the most money for the Battle for Life, as the other half of the funds will be donated to the Beaufort Memorial Hospital Foundation along with the rest of the event donations. Battle of the Bands competitors included The Debbie McDaniel Band, the Sometimes Later Band, The Rose Family Band and 503, a group of high school seniors who walked away the winners Sunday night. Dataw member Celeste Nalwasky, this year’s chair of the golf tournament, says that the support from Dataw members is nothing short of amazing. “Dataw members are very supportive of Beaufort-area non-profits and civic groups,” Nawalsky said. “You can hardly blink around here without walking past a neighbor on their way to volunteer one place or another.” She also noted that this particular event is close to home for many members, saying that “Cancer is now so wides

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Dataw hosts second annual “First Responder Appreciation” Cook-out and golf outing

Beaufort, SC -- Multiple fire trucks, ambulances and sheriff vehicles visited Dataw Island today, but there was no emergency situation; this trip was for a complimentary luncheon and a golf outing in appreciation for their work for our community.

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Real Estate Scorecard Bestows Dataw Island in South Carolina with 2017 Bliss Award for “Best South C

Real Estate Scorecard provides in-depth research and candid insight into the overall happiness and satisfaction of over 390 master planned communities in the Southeast. Each year, they honor the 'best' with a Bliss Award in fifteen categories including Happiest Community in America.

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Santa Claus Open Now "Famous" Among Military Moms

Ho, ho, ho! Santa Claus made an early visit to children of deployed military personnel from the VMFA-115 (marine fighter attack) squadron from the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS).

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Veterans Week Activities Begin at Dataw Island

Dataw Island will again host a multitude of Veteran’s Day events, highlighted by the Veterans Purple Heart Classic and a special presentation of a Quilt of Valor. The celebrations kicked off today with Dataw residents lining the streets with hundreds of American flags. Tomorrow’s celebration tees off before dawn with Chris Fearn’s Golf Marathon, benefitting Salute Military Golf Association (SMGA). Fearn will golf from pre-dawn until dark on Monday, in a pledge-format golf fundraiser for wounded veterans, several of whom will be present to cheer him on. Last year Fearn raised $19,000 in this one day, and he hopes to best that amount.

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Dataw Island Hosts Volunteer Expo

Today, Dataw Island hosted the Inaugural Volunteer Expo for local organizations to come and recruit additional help. Representatives from 28 local non-profit organizations set up in the Carolina Ballroom to welcome a crowd of about 200 “Datawites,” who tend to be a very philanthropic group by nature. For many Dataw residents community service defines life, and our Beaufort-area not-for-profit organizations are often the beneficiaries of this philanthropy. Whether it’s protecting the turtles, providing healthcare to the indigent, supplying food to the poor, keeping Hunting Island a special place to visit, reading to kids, or any of many other acts of generosity and community action, these organizations and the special people on the front lines make our community a wonderful place to live. The Volunteer Expo was designed to help connect these organizations with additional volunteers and to help members find suiting organizations in which to get involved. “People can get tired of doing the same thing after a while,” said attendee Cathy Crocker, who also served on the planning committee. “This is a great way for the organizations to recruit new people, and for our members to find new opportunities.” Jennifer Jenkins, who was representing the Port Royal Sound Foundation Maritime Center, agreed. “We are always looking for more volunteers, and there are not many opportunities like this Expo. We were thrilled to be invited!” The event was coordinated by – you guessed it – a group of volunteers. Dataw Island members Cathy Crocker, Roberta Reynes, Woody Rutter, and Betty Huntley and their committee would like to thank all of the organizations for participating and for the great services they provide.

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Chris Fearn to again hold Golf Marathon

Benefiting our nation's wounded veterans, Chris Fearn will for the third year host his golf marathon...

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