HotelPlanner Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix Brings Smiles and Support to Children First

July 18, 2018

A toddler with a picture book in hand
Teacher and girl in classroom
Just in time for the HotelPlanner Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix Festival Kickoff, Powerboat P1 CEO, Azam Rangoonwala and Scott Free Racing team member Kim Kildahl paid a special visit to some of our preschoolers! They read to the children and taught them about boats before heading outside to see Scott free Racing’s Boatfloater powerboat.
This was Rangoonwala’s 2nd annual pre-race visit. The Rangoonwala Family Foundation recently provided funds for upgraded playground equipment. In addition to building relationships like these with local children’s charities, the Powerboat Festival, which benefits Suncoast Charities for Children, provides annual grants to the Suncoast Foundation that enable Children First to lease their Venice campus for just $1 per year! The space and savings allows us to serve even more economically vulnerable children and families by providing them with high-quality education, care, nutrition, health and family support services at little or no cost. This allows children the opportunity to succeed and families a chance to build brighter futures!