April 2022

Great Chance to Support The Volunteers in Our Community
Punta Gorda is a shining example of what volunteers, whether full-time residents or snow birds, continue to accomplish season after season, year after year. Our organization is fueled by many volunteers and one paid part-time administrative assistant. TEAM fundraising is directed primarily to the ongoing civic and community initiatives that have earned us a stellar reputation for more than 15 years.

It's Time to Shine. Be The One.
April 26-27 Noon - Noon
The Sarasota Community Foundation Giving Challenge comes but once every 2 years. Individual online donations of $25 - $100 will be matched through the generosity of the Patterson Foundation. Now more than ever, TEAM needs sufficient financial resources to support the community-wide service work of our volunteers. We endeavor to self-fund each program and initiative but that is not always possible. Our goal is $15,000 during this campaign. We need your support. Reach out and spread the word among family, friends and colleagues. Pledge during the 24-hour campaign by clicking the graphic.

Pedal and Play Rides Again!
Hundreds of Happy Cyclists
“What a fun ride!” proclaimed a smiling cyclist, as he crossed the Start/Finish line at TEAM Punta Gorda’s March 26, 2022, Pedal and Play in Paradise. From the look on the smiling faces of more than 400 riders in attendance, that observation mirrored the response of many others.

PG History Park in Bloom
Volunteers Made it Happen
Volunteer Alan Schulman is a man of many interests. Innovator, entrepreneur and benefactor of almost all that blooms in Punta Gorda, Schulman loves to plant and nurture flowering gardens. Learn more about the transformation of the Punta Gorda History Park gardens with stunning photos by volunteer Jim Austin.

Sold Out Weeks in Advance
2022 TEAM Golf Scramble
"It was another successful day on the course for players, guests, and volunteers. The March weather was perfect, and the enthusiasm was over the top," reports Betsy Spagnolo, event Chairperson. “Many have returned year after year, and we are so grateful. The support of our sponsors and players was overwhelming."

Century 21 Aztec & Associates Sponsor Loaner Bicycle
TEAM Punta Gorda CEO Nancy Johnson (center) is flanked by Free Loaner Bicycle Sponsors from Century 21 Aztec & Associates including, from left to right, Dave Merrill, Amanda Owensby, Patti Scheid, Johnson, Danyelle Cunningham, Stacy Harris and Rick Page (Broker). Organizations and individuals interested in sponsoring a bike should contact TEAM Punta Gorda at 941-637-8326.
We Paint Our Hearts Out in April
Don't Miss the May/June Issue for Follow Up and Photos
TEAM has two important painting projects scheduled. TEAM Chair Barry Simiscu and volunteer crew will paint a Punta Gorda Housing Authority owned home this week. This property furthers the city's commitment to provide affordable housing to those in need. Another group of volunteers, including the Charlotte High Navy Jr. ROTC, will paint the city-owned Bayfront Center (home to the YMCA and Learn to Sail tenants) three days later! This is a wonderful collaboration between TEAM and the city. Don't miss the report. Want to get involved? Give us a call at 941-637-8326.
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TEAM Punta Gorda is a volunteer-driven organization committed to making Punta Gorda a wonderful place to live, work, and play. We invite your time, talent, and treasure. Contact TEAM at 941-637-8326 or by email at team@teampuntagorda.org. Learn more at www.teampuntagorda.org. Please recognize and support these TEAM Platinum sponsors.