Savannah Mall’s Bass Pro Shop Donates Fishing Equipment to Boy Scout Camps


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(SAVANNAH, GA)  Bass Pro Shop, located in the Savannah Mall, made a large donation of rods and reels to the Coastal Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America and the Coastal Conservation Association of Georgia.  Coastal Georgia Council District Executive, Nikki Bing and Coastal Conservation Association Operations Manager, Hillari Keese were on hand to accept the donated equipment at the Bass Pro Shop at Savannah Mall.

Local Boy Scouts Field Director, Micah Donaldson said, “We greatly appreciate this donation of equipment that will be used at our Scoutreach Fishing Derbies here in Savannah and at our two camps, Black Creek Scout Reservation in Sylvania and Camp Tolochee in Brunswick.  Our on-going partnerships with Bass Pro Shops and the Savannah branch of the Coastal Conservation Association of Georgia have been instrumental in helping us introduce our Scoutreach members to the great outdoors and the sport of fishing through our annual fishing derbies.”

Bass Pro Shop’s Operations Manager, Chris Finnegan said, ”Bass Pro Shops is donating 32,000 rods and reels across the US and Canada as part of ‘Gone Fishing,’ a nationwide Bass Pro Shop campaign to inspire kids to put down their digital devices and pick up a fishing pole and discover the great outdoors.”

About:  The Coastal Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America serves over 5,500 young men and women annually in coastal Georgia though traditional scouting, inner city Scout Reach programs and Explorer Post career exploration programs. Boy Scouts of America provides the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be ‘Prepared. For Life.’  For more information, or to join Boy Scouts, call 912-927-7272.  The council website address is

Originated in 1990, the Savannah Mall, located at 14045 Abercorn St., features anchor stores Bass Pro Shops, Dillard’s, Target, Burlington Coat Factory and A.C. Moore. The 960,000-square-foot, two-level mall is also home to Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, Gymboree, Game Stop, Champs, Hibbet Sporting Goods, Kay Jewelers, Shoe Dept., Zales Jewelers, Rue 21, Cato, Savannah Piano, Fitness Emporium, Relentless Records and Vapors Smoke Shop. Virginia College offers a variety of classes in areas such as cosmetology, medical billing, culinary arts, business, healthcare and more. The Savannah Mall’s Food Court features Chick-fil-A, Sbarro Italian Eatery, China Max, Sakkio Japan, Cajun Café, American Deli, Sarah Janes Kitchen and Subway. Other dining options at the mall include Ruby Tuesdays and Texas Roadhouse, along with Savannah Candy Co., Cold Stone Creamery and the Nuts About Savannah. The Savannah Mall has a double-decker carousel in the Food Court and soft play area on the lower level for children. For leasing information, contact Becky Orsi, marketing/specialty leasing manager at 912.927.9663 or For more information about the Savannah Mall, call 912.927.7467or visit Find the Savannah Mall on Twitter at at @savannahmall.


Enmarket and Healthy Savannah Select Four Nonprofit Organizations to Benefit from the 2016 Encourage Health Series


(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket and Healthy Savannah announce the four nonprofit organizations that will receive the $1000 grants during the 2016 Encourage Health Series will be the Coastal Georgia Council of Boy Scouts of America, Savannah AMBUCS, Savannah Tree Foundation and Urban Hope, Inc.

Boy Scouts of America
While 25 of 136 merit badges directly reward physical activity for participating in swimming, camping, cycling or another activity, the Coastal Georgia Council, Boy Scouts of America also reaches beyond the boys and encourages their families to get involved as well. The Boy Scout Oath outlines the ideals the organization strives to uphold and one of the lines reads, “to keep myself physically strong.”

Savannah AMBUCS
Savannah AMBUCS was selected because of their efforts to support healthy living through the adaptation of bikes for people with different abilities. By showing individuals how a three wheeled bike can work for them, the organization improves their physical, mental, and emotional well being.

The Savannah Tree Foundation
The Savannah Tree Foundation benefits individuals as well as the environment. Their mission is to plant, protect and preserve the trees of Chatham County. These trees benefit our overall health by providing fresh air, creating more walking friendly neighborhoods, cleaning out our waterways, and providing shade from the sun in the hot summer months.

Urban Hope, Inc.
Urban Hope, Inc. is focused on helping the inner city children in Savannah create better lives for themselves. Through the funding of the Encourage Health grant, Urban Hope plans to hold a free, eight-week summer yoga camp for their Kindergarten-Eigth graders. These yoga classes would promote physical and mental health and provide both instructors and children with a beneficial program.

“We had many deserving organizations participate in the Facebook contest this year,” said Matt Clements, Marketing Director at enmarket. “We believe these groups will help promote and further our enriching lives initiative through the various programs they have set up in our community.”

Any Savannah area registered 501c3 nonprofit organization with a mission to promote healthy living, active lifestyles or nutritional education, was encouraged to enter the Facebook competition.

In addition to the grant, all four recipients will be able to increase the support for their cause by being awarded an enmarket Dollar Day where they receive $1 for every car wash and donations from enmarket customers at the registers and charity table.

At the end of the series, one of the four selected nonprofit organizations will also receive an additional $1000 grand prize. Each organization will receive their own QR code to be scanned with purchases at any of the 61 enmarket stores. The organization with the highest number of scans will win the final check to be given out at the last Encourage Health presentation.

The Encourage Health Series will feature four presentations throughout the year, from the area’s most respected experts sharing insights on nutrition, fitness and general tips for healthy living. The series is sponsored by: enmarket, Healthy Savannah, Savannah Morning News, Savannah Magazine and GPB Savannah – WSVH 91.1/WWIO 89.9. For more information on the upcoming luncheon dates and speakers, visit

Founded as Interstate Stations in 1963 by Robert Demere, Enmark Stations, Inc., which recently rebranded as enmarket, is a family-run business committed to offering its customers top-notch service and superior products. The Savannah Chamber of Commerce honored enmarket with the Gulfstream Community Involvement Award, recognizing the company’s dedication to helping and supporting the community as a whole.

Today, the Savannah-based company, which celebrated its 50-year anniversary in 2013, operates 61 stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Most stores offer freshly prepared food and healthy snacks, and all stores offer high quality double filtered gasoline, beverages, lottery services and more. Enmarket customers can save up to $.10 per gallon by using the company’s Cash Card, a reloadable stored-value card that can be used directly at the pump. Coupons, promotions, and a location finder are available on the free mobile app. For more information on enmarket, please call 912-236-1331 or visit Follow enmarket on Twitter at @enmarkenjoy.

Matt Clements
Director of Marketing

Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR, Inc.

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2016 Encourage Health Series

Savannah Youth Emergency Shelter Benefits From Boy Scouts Fundraiser


(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter was presented a $11,941 check from the Coastal Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday, December 15. The donation is a portion of the monies raised during the Boy Scouts’ 2nd annual “Over the Edge” fundraiser.

The annual scouting event is open to anyone who is willing to rappel eleven stories from the Manger Building in Historic Downtown Savannah. This year’s rappelling took place on Halloween and all funds raised directly support the local Boy Scouts inner city scouting program and other area non-profits such as the youth shelter.

Park Place Outreach operates the only youth shelter in Savannah and Chatham County. The 12 bed shelter is open year round, 24 hours a day and is free of charge for young people in need.

“We are so fortunate to have meaningful partnerships with area organizations such as the Boy Scouts,” said Linda Hilts, Park Place Outreach’s Executive Director. “This donation directly supports young boys and girls in need and at risk here at home.”

Park Place Outreach Receives Check from Boy Scouts of America

CAPTION: (LEFT to RIGHT) Linda Hilts, Executive Director of Park Place Outreach; Jack Levine, Board President of Park Place Outreach; Tom Cardiff, Scout Executive of Coastal Georgia Council.

Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, located at 514 E. Henry St., provides support for troubled children and teens in Savannah and the surrounding area. Opened in 1984, the shelter, open 24 hours a day, offers youth, between the ages of 11 and 17, a safe and loving environment. Homeless, abused or runaway teenagers can self-admit themselves into this shelter. Whenever possible, the organization’s goal is to keep kids off the street and reunify families. Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter is an equal opportunity provider and employer. With the generous support of local organizations and individuals, the Park Place Outreach Shelter has helped over 6,000 individuals. For more information, please visit or find us on Facebook.

For more information, contact:
Linda Hilts, Executive Director
Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter
Facebook: Search for “Park Place Outreach”

Media inquiries, contact:
Marjorie Young
CarriageTrade PR