Coastal Community Connection
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Vaden Scholar Athlete Program
The Vaden Scholar Athlete Program provides a $500 scholarship every month to local students who excel academically and athletically and also put their talents to use for their community. We are proud to partner with WSAV to recognize and honor those talented students who truly go above and beyond for themselves and for others. That's the Vaden Way! For more information visit www.wsav.com.
We were honored to recognize Abigale Otto as our Vaden Scholar Athlete in February! Abigale is an accomplished student and determined athlete at Savannah Christian. She is a leader in the classroom, in the community and on the court. Abigale certainly has a great future ahead of her, and we look forward to watching her continue to excel!
In January, we recognized Emilye Eischeid as our Vaden Scholar Athlete! Emilye is a senior at St. Vincent's Academy where she maintains an incredible 4.0 GPA while participating in Cross Country and Soccer, holding leardership roles for both the National Latin Exam Medalists Math Team and High Environment Club and acting as an advocate for Chatham County Resource Conservation and Education Center. This Wonder Woman plans to attend the University of Florida to obtain her degree in Health Science. We look forward to seeing many great things from her in the future.
The Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival
Coastal Chevrolet attended The Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival where we gave away an awesome two-person tree stand. The Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival allows local vendors, businesses and non-profit organizations to showcase their products and services to thousands of people every year.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Coastal Chevrolet sponsored and participated in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Ellis Square. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, with the American Cancer Society, raises funds for breast cancer research, breast cancer survivors, and early detection and prevention.
Calvary Day School
Coastal Chevrolet has donated $500.00 to Calvary Day School to support their athletics program which encourages performance and excellence among their youth.
National AMBUCS™, Inc.
National AMBUCS™, Inc. is a non-profit service organization consisting of a diverse group of men and women who are dedicated to creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities.
Members fulfill our organization's mission by:
- Performing various forms of community service
- Providing AmTryke® therapeutic tricycles to individuals unable to operate a traditional bike
- Awarding scholarships to therapists
Currently, there more than 5,500 AMBUCS™ members spread throughout more than 130 chapters in over 30 states ? and we're growing!
AMBUCS members enjoy the following benefits:
Chapters provide fun, innovative service opportunities for people who want to improve their community. By working together, AMBUCS volunteers make their spare time go a long, long way.
When someone joins AMBUCS they join a group of individuals who are ready to make a difference. AMBUCS local and national service programs generate intense satisfaction and pride.
As members work together, they contribute to chapter activities and goals while learning new skills that can pay lasting dividends in their professional lives. They also have the opportunity to make valuable contacts and develop essential leadership skills.
So that members in every geographical area are represented nationally, AMBUCS chapters gather for regional conferences and meetings. Through their delegates, these chapters elect a member to represent them on the National Board of Directors. He or she then becomes their regional director.
National Conference and Election of National Officers
Once each year, the delegates and members of all chapters join together in one city for a national conference. At this conference the national president and national president-elect are elected. These members along with region directors and the immediate past national president constitute the AMBUCS National Board of Directors.
National Programs and Committees
At the beginning of the term of office, the National President appoints national committees, chaired by region directors and others, to study the problems and needs of the association and to propose programs that will strengthen chapters. These committees report to the National Board their recommendations. Once the board approves the programs, they are handed to the Executive Director. Her or she is then responsible for the distribution of information and promotion of the programs.
Savannah State University
Savannah State University Announces First-Ever Local Television Deal.
Savannah, GA - Savannah State University, in conjunction with marketing partner Innovation Sports and Entertainment, is proud to announce a university-first local television partnership with WGSA, that will make Savannah State Tigers' basketball games available over the air in Savannah. WGSA, Savannah's CW station, will carry three men's home basketball games and two women's home games, all presented by Coastal Chevrolet.
WGSA will begin their coverage of SSU basketball, presented by Coastal Chevrolet, with the men's game against Florida A&M on January 19 at 6 p.m. WGSA will also carry two women's and men's doubleheaders: the first on Saturday, February 9 versus South Carolina State and the second on Saturday, February 16 against North Carolina Central. On both doubleheader days, the broadcast will begin with the women's game at 4 p.m., followed by the men's game at 6 p.m., or 20 minutes after the conclusion of the women's game.
"We are thrilled for this new era of Savannah State basketball and our partnership with WGSA and Coastal Chevrolet," said Director of Athletics Sterling Steward. "We are eager to share the fun and energy of Savannah State home games with a local TV audience as we move our athletic program forward."
"At Coastal Chevrolet, we believe strongly in supporting our community and local education," said Coastal Chevrolet General Manager Mike Mitchell. "Savannah State basketball is on the way to big things and represents a commitment to success that makes Savannah and the Coastal Empire proud."
WGSA can be found on channel 35.1 over the air in Savannah, on channel 13/435 HD on Comcast systems locally, and on 34 on both DirectTV and DISH. ESPNU HD is carried on channel 396 on Comcast Digital cable, channel 208 on Direct TV and 141 on Dish Network.
Berwick Animal Hospital
Coastal Chevrolet welcomed Santa and the Berwick Animal Hospital on their Customer Appreciation Day. As a part of the Doggone Great Deals initiative, customers had the opportunity to have their precious pups photographed with St. Nick and donate goods to the local animal shelter. Look here for a few more photos from the day.
Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire
- Our Primary focus is on the victim and her process of recovery.
- Confidentiality is critical for the safety of our clients and the trust that they have in us, as advocates.
- Sexual assault is never the victim's fault. The rapist is the one who did the raping.
- Empowerment through giving support and information will help to strengthen the victim, so that she can follow through with the criminal justice process, function on her job, or just get on with her life in general. We cannot make everything ok, but we can focus on her power as the only witness to the crime and as a person who can regain her sense of herself.
- Every victim of sexual assault has the right and the choice of reporting and having a rape examination, regardless of the circumstances of her case. She also has a right to be heard and to heal at her own pace.
- Every victim is in a state of crisis and is experiencing trauma on some level. This is normal and it contributes to her confusion, her indecision, and her fear. She may also be greatly affected by the damage to her self-esteem and this can have a profound influence on interactions with the police, medical and court personnel.
- The victim needs the police and the police need her in order to prosecute. However, the relationship is not an equal one. The police represent authority and she may feel powerless and easily intimidated. As advocates, we can be the buffer between the victim and the police, helping her understand their role in the process.
- A victim's greatest fear is that she will not be believed. Considering how difficult it is to report a rape, the likelihood of anyone reporting falsely is very unusual. As advocates, we believe her from the beginning, knowing that if there is any falsehood, it will eventually surface. In cases of false reports, the victim often has other problems that should be addressed and referrals should be made to to other agencies.