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The Hunziker Twins

Brian and Afton Hunziker were expecting twin little boys.  Prior to their birth, they received the news that their sons had Twin Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS).  This occurs when one twin donates blood and amniotic fluid to the other twin.  One will get too much, and one will not get enough.  Afton was monitored closely

4 Sep 2015 posted by sandestinfound

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Kyleigh Poppelreiter

Recently one of our employees heard a story on the radio about a local little girl with an amazing family who has undergone 3 open heart surgeries among several other emergency operations.  We reached out to the family, and they shared their incredible story with us.  Kyleigh is a beautiful two year old little girl. 

4 Sep 2015 posted by sandestinfound

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Catholic Charities

Sandestin Foundation for Kids has recently partnered with the local chapter of Catholic Charities to do some amazing work in our surrounding areas.  The foundation was made aware of some critical needs of families across the panhandle of Florida.  Catholic Charities has food banks set up in the major cities such as Pensacola, Fort Walton

4 Sep 2015 posted by sandestinfound

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Special Olympics Florida – Walton County

In April, the Special Olympics in Walton County hosted the first annual “Duck Olympics” in Seaside, FL.  People had the opportunity to adopt a rubber duck for $5 and then enter it in a race in a giant lazy river.  There were 5,000 ducks available and people won incredible prizes such as a Yolo Board,

4 Sep 2015 posted by sandestinfound

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Launch Party for shopsandestin.com

On June 11th, Sandestin hosted a launch party for the new website, shopsandestin.com, where our guests can shop for their coveted retail items from the comfort of their homes.  The event had live music, food and cocktails and was a huge success!  10% of all of the proceeds from that event, both in the stores

4 Sep 2015 posted by sandestinfound

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The Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort recently held the 13th annual Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic.  The event hosted close to 80 boats in the 5-day event.  Because of the beautiful backdrop and the large potential purse money, the event brought in thousands of people and gave an amazing opportunity for the foundation to raise awareness

4 Sep 2015 posted by sandestinfound

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Sandestin Wine Festival

In the last newsletter we told you about Sandestin Foundation for Kids volunteering at the Sandestin Wine Festival.  We are happy to announce that we received a donation of $10,000 for our efforts during the event.  We also hosted a Silent Auction with 100% of the proceeds going to the Foundation.  Thank you to all

4 Sep 2015 posted by sandestinfound

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The Gift of Clean Clothes in Panama

The Sandestin Foundation for Kids recently donated the funds to purchase two desperately needed washing machines for Casa Hogar Trisker, an orphanage in Panama. The orphanage is a home to over 50 children who run, play and bring in as much dirt as any other little boy or girl. Originally there were three washing machines at Trisker

25 Mar 2015 posted by sandestinfound

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Rachel Schicker

Rachel and her twin brother, EJ, were born via an emergency C-section due to a placenta abruption, which caused Rachel and EJ to lose oxygen while drowning in blood. The doctors had a 30 minute window to save the babies and their mom, who was also losing a lot of blood. Due to the work

24 Mar 2015 posted by sandestinfound