Sunbeam Properties Sponsors Summer Fun for More than 80 At-Risk Youth in Miramar
MIRAMAR, Fla. – This summer, more than 80 at risk-youth in Miramar had the opportunity to attend camp, thanks to a generous donation from Sunbeam Properties and the Miramar Park of Commerce, the largest locally owned and managed Business Park in South Florida.
Campers gathered for the end of summer party during a fun-filled day with activities, music, a pizza party and an animal show from the nonprofit Wild Animal World.
Hangin’ with 5-0 is a six-week summer program held annually in Miramar for students ages 11 to 15. Every summer, campers are identified by their school’s resource officer and guidance counselor to participate, enjoying field trips, sports and other activities throughout the camp session. Field trips included excursions to the movies, bowling alley, swimming pool, the everglades for airboat rides, Hollywood Beach, Galaxy Skateway roller skating rink, Miami Sea Aquarium, C.B. Smith Paradise Cover Water Park, and Kabooms Amusement and Party Center. Each day, breakfast and lunch also were served.
Six years ago, the Hangin’ with 5-0 program was scheduled to be eliminated due to budget cuts, but Sunbeam Properties stepped in to help save the program. “This program fulfills an unmet need in our community, and we’re so glad that our support has become a tradition over the years,” said Maridee Bell, vice president of Sunbeam Properties, developer of the Miramar Park of Commerce. “We are proud to sponsor a camp that fosters education and camaraderie while providing a safe and fun environment for local teens to enjoy.”
City of Miramar Police Officer and Miramar Police Athletic League Executive Director Scott Hadley oversees the Hangin’ with 5-0 program. “We thank Sunbeam Properties and the Miramar Park of Commerce for all they do to support us each year,” said Hadley. “Through this program, we’re able to give at-risk youth the opportunity to experience a summer they so need and deserve, while enabling them to learn, grow and live up to their full potential.”
In addition to Hangin’ with 5-0, Sunbeam Properties and Miramar Park of Commerce tenants support many community activities, including Habitat for Humanity. The Park also has been the site for supply drives for America’s Moms for Soldiers and a food drive for the United Way of Broward County, orchestrated by Sunbeam Properties.
About Miramar Park of Commerce
Since breaking ground in 1984, Sunbeam has developed the Miramar Park of Commerce into the largest locally owned and managed Business Park in South Florida, with over five million square feet of office/service, laboratory, pharmacy, light manufacturing and distribution space. The world class Park is home to more than 10,000 employees from more than 160 national and international companies including GE, Siemens, American Express, Tommy Hilfiger, Neiman Marcus, Humana, Quest Diagnostics, Toyota, Rolls Royce Commercial Marine, Stanley Black & Decker, Pepperidge Farm and Nissan. Flex/office space, corporate build-to-suits as well as a limited number of second-generation spaces are available in the Park. For more information, contact Ryan Goggins (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Maridee Bell (email@example.com) at 10212 USA Today Way, Miramar, FL 33025 or call 954-450-7900.