Stewardship

Stirling Properties Mixes Philanthropy & Fun

Inaugural Stirling Fest raises $60,000 for local nonprofits!

Aloha. Stirling Properties celebrated our inaugural Stirling Fest last Friday, a day of Hawaiian-style fun and philanthropy to raise money for charitable causes throughout the Gulf South region. The event, hosted by the Stirling Stewardship Committee, was a HUGE SUCCESS, raising over $60,000 for local nonprofit organizations!

Representing our motto of #BeTheChange: Helping others is a work of heart, every year, Stirling Properties selects charitable organizations to become the recipients of our annual company-wide fundraising efforts. Nonprofit groups are nominated and then voted on by Team Stirling members. This year, we are proud to have expanded our recipients to four worthy organizations—Special Olympics Louisiana, Camp N.O.R.A., Safe Harbor Northshore and Ronald McDonald House Charities Mobile! Representatives from each organization were in attendance to celebrate with us and receive a check for $15,000.

Celebrating our 7th year, the fundraising event was changed from an Olympics-style to more of a festival with music, games and tons of great prizes. Held at Digs Volleyball Complex in Covington, the Luau-themed day featured delicious food and beverages along with live music by in-house band Craig Marks the Spot and DJ El Camino (aka Michael Hecht of GNO, Inc.). Games and activities were held throughout the day including Beach Volleyball, Simon Says, Hula Hooping and Checkers.

The main event was a 4-team Cajun Huki Pull relay representing each of the designated nonprofits. Congratulations to Team Special Olympics, they took home the trophy for Beach Volleyball and the Huki Pull!

Mahalo. A special thanks to all of our sponsors, supporters, and Team Stirling for your generosity. Major sponsors include BXS Insurance, Berkadia Commercial Mortgage, Brasfield & Gorrie, Fishman Haygood LLP, IBERIABANK, Richard Price Contracting Co., BH Management, Hancock Whitney Bank, Capital One, Duplantis Design Group PC, Rotolo Consultants, Walker & Dunlop, Wells Fargo, Louisiana Landscape, Ogden Painting, Zito∙Russell Architects PC, Acadia Land Surveyor, Baker Donelson, Kent Design, Regal Construction, Robert Refrigeration, Stratum Engineering LLC, Armstrong Property Services, Associated Building Services LLC, Bellingrath Wealth Management, Champion Security, Cleco, Construction South Inc., Donahue Favret, E. Cornell Malone Corp., Eustis Mortgage, First Bank & Trust, First Guaranty, Gallo Mechanical, Greenleaf Lawson Architects, Jimmy Maurin, Jones Walker, Jones Swanson Huddell & Garrison LLC, Lemoine Company, Malone Roofing Services LLC, Metro Mechanical Inc., Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, PGIM Real Estate Finance, Pinnacle Elevators, Precision Metal Inc., Precision Waste Solutions LLC, Real Estate Tax Group, Resource Management LLC, Roger Ogden, SCS Electric Inc., Sun Interiors, Trimark Constructors LLC, VergesRome Architects, Vinson Guard Service Inc., WLS Lighting Solutions and Fidelity Bank.

And a big shout-out to the Stirling Stewardship Committee and the Stirling Fest Committee for all their hard work organizing the event and making it happen!

A hui hou (until we meet again)! #StirlingProud

Thank you to Big Easy Parking Lot Maintenance, Cosmich Simmons & Brown PLLC, Gulf South Electric, River Parish Disposal, Chris’ Paving, Coastal Environmental Services, Connelly Construction Group, Cost Segregation Services, Covington Electric Services Inc., Geiger Heating & Air, ITS Fire Alarm Security LLC, Jefferson Sprinkler, Larry Loyd Construction Co., Moran Construction Consultants LLC, Mullin Landscape Associates, PMAT Real Estate Investments, Premier Service Team LLC, Premium Parking, Professional Maintenance Services, Southeastern Waterproofing, Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company, Upchurch Services, CMC, Moradel Cleaning Services Inc., Angelos Landscaping, B&G Lawn Maintenance LLC, Cook Moore & Associates, Dale’s Paving Inc., NcNeer Electrical Contracting Inc., Unit Design Inc., CertaPro Painters of Lafayette, Delta Flooring, Dixie Office Products, Floor Trader, Huseman & Associates LLC, Mele Printing, Pat Brister, ACA Mechanical/Industrial LLC, Susan Bonnett, T.L. Construction LLC, Grass Unlimited, Acadiana Lighting & Signs, CJ Ladner Insurance Agency Inc., Multitech Office Machines and Sign Lite.

October 8, 2019|Blog, Corporate, Gulf South, Involvement, Stewardship|

Field of Dreams Comes To Fruition

Children’s Hospital & Brees Family Miracle Field

The Miracle League Northshore recently celebrated the ribbon cutting of its new Children’s Hospital & Brees Family Miracle Field located at Coquille Parks and Recreation in Covington, Louisiana!

The Miracle League works to provide disabled children and young adults, regardless of their level of disability, the opportunity to play league games and enjoy the emotional and physical benefits of being part of a team. The group promotes the health and well-being of children with disabilities, provides opportunities for non-disabled children to learn about and interact with children with disabilities, and develops community awareness and support for athletes with disabilities through organized sports leagues.

Previously, the children played on a natural-grass field, but the dirt and grass design was challenging and unsafe to maneuver from a wheelchair or with crutches used by many Miracle League participants. Coquille Parks and Recreation donated land, and after a years-long fundraising campaign, the group was able to raise enough money to build a brand new special-needs field.

The new Miracle Field is a specially constructed surface that uses a cushioned, synthetic turf to accommodate wheelchairs and other walking-assistance devices that, along with appropriate support facilities, is designed specifically for use by children with disabilities.

Children’s Hospital & Brees Family Miracle Field Home Run SponsorsStirling Properties is proud to have played a small role in this significant accomplishment. In 2016, we selected the Miracle League Northshore as one of the beneficiaries of our annual Stirling Olympics fundraiser, raising $28,000 to help fund the new playing field! Additionally, Team Stirling members—Griffin Lennox and Bradley Cook—have been active volunteers and ambassadors with The Miracle League since 2015. 

Lennox also serves as a “buddy” for participants with The Miracle League to help encourage learning and fun. “Stirling Properties is grateful to have had the chance to participate in such a rewarding project and see the Miracle Field finally come to fruition. Every child deserved the opportunity to play sports and have fun interacting with other children—and this new field offers a supportive environment to do that. Being able to work with The Miracle League over the last few years has been incredibly rewarding. The excitement and determination you see on our players’ faces are truly inspirational,” said Lennox.

Stirling Properties was one of the many supporters to help bring the project to fruition, but the two major sponsors, Children’s Hospital and the Drew Brees family, really knocked it out of the park! Together, they gave more than $400,000 of the $900,000 it cost to complete the facility.

Now, let the games begin! The inaugural spring baseball games have kicked off. Visit miracleleaguenorthshore.org to learn how you can get involved. Volunteers and financial support is needed for continued operation of the Miracle Field.

#StirlingProud

‘Tis the Season for Giving!

For it is in giving that we receive. –Francis of Assisi

Volunteers of America Christmas Project Donation

Team Stirling Properties once again teamed up with Volunteers of America to participate in the Christmas Wish “Angel” Project. For the 7th year, our company donated Christmas gifts and other essential items to local families in need across our Gulf South region.

The annual Christmas Wish Project helped bring joy and holiday cheer to families and individuals who might not have had a Christmas this year. Through Volunteers of America (VOA), participating families submitted “wish list” gift items for each individual. The wishes were noted on paper angels and hung on the company Christmas tree where Stirling Properties and employees could select and grant them. In all, 11 families and more than 60 children, adults and seniors received Christmas gifts.

Stirling Properties’ Stewardship Committee organized the company-wide events by partnering with Volunteers of America in Greater New OrleansGreater Baton Rouge and the Southeast to serve the New Orleans Northshore and Southshore, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, and Mobile communities.

In addition to donating gifts to the Christmas Wish Project, Stirling Properties hosted its fourth annual Northpark Christmas Bazaar, Bake Sale & Raffle on Thursday, November 29th. Local vendors, as well as employees of the Northpark office complex sold baked goodies, crafts, jewelry, ornaments, artwork, beauty products and many other great gift items.

The Christmas Bazaar raised $3,000 which was also donated in full to Volunteers of America to assist more families in our area with emergency holiday needs.

Volunteers of America Christmas Project Donation

Team Stirling Properties also held a ‘Tis The Season Day,’ where employees donated money for the opportunity to wear their favorite Stirling gear to work (or Saintsmas gear, of course!). The day raised $315 that will benefit the VOA Christmas Wish Project as well.

The Holiday Season is a time for gratitude, generosity and giving back to our region. Stirling Properties is committed to supporting the communities where we live and work, and we will continue to support local nonprofits, community groups and charitable organizations throughout the year and beyond.

Thank you to all of the vendors, donors and shoppers who made this project a huge success. On behalf or Stirling Properties, we wish you and yours a joyous Holiday Season and a Happy New Year!

For more information about Stirling’s Stewardship Committee, please visit our website or contact us by email at stewardship@stirlingprop.com.

December 26, 2018|Alabama, Blog, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Stewardship|

Stirling Properties Helps Send Local Athlete To 2018 Special Olympics USA Games

Special Olympics - Andy Gay

Craig Oser, Paul Mastio, Donna Taylor, Charlie Courville, Andy Gay, Kellie Brame, Grady Brame, Ashlynn Hemingway

Stirling Properties has made a donation to help send local athlete, Andy Gay, to the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games! Andy is from the Hammond area and will be competing in Bowling. He has been competing with Special Olympics Louisiana for 20 years, and this is his first time attending the USA Games. (Also, this will be his first time on an airplane!)

Andy stopped by our corporate office today in Covington to visit with Team Stirling and fill us in on his plans for the upcoming games.

“Going to USA Games is a once in a lifetime dream that I may never have the opportunity to do again. I feel very honored to have been chosen,” said Andy. “Thank you so much for your support. I hope to make you proud—and I hope to come back with a gold medal.”

Special Olympics - Andy Gay

Charlie Courville, Ashlynn Hemingway, Andy Gay, Kellie Brame

The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games will be held July 1-6 in Seattle, Washington. There are nearly 3,500 athletes, 1,000 coaches, and 10,000 volunteers and delegates from all over the world expected to attend and compete in the games this year. About 50,000 family, friends, and spectators are anticipated to attend.

Locally, 70 athletes, 28 unified partners, and 31 coaches and official delegates will join Andy in representing Louisiana. They are leaving this Saturday for Seattle. It costs participants approximately $1,000 each to attend. Stirling Properties is proud to provide $1,083.50 to cover Gay’s registration and travel expenses.

Team Stirling wishes Andy Gay the best of luck during the upcoming 2018 Special Olympics USA Games! We are rooting for you! Follow us on social media to keep up with Andy during the games.

#StirlingProud

Special Olympics Louisiana is a state-wide organization that changes lives by promoting understanding, acceptance and inclusion between people with and without intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Louisiana offers year-round programs for 14,880 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in all 64 parishes with the help of 15,000 volunteers. We have health, education, and leadership, family, training and sports programs for people beginning at age 2 and there is no upper age limit. There is no cost to participate in Special Olympics. Visit Special Olympics Louisiana at www.laso.org. Engage with us on: Twitter @SOLouisiana; fb.com/specialolympicslouisiana; youtube.com/SOLouisianaTV, and specialolympicslouisiana.wordpress.com.

June 26, 2018|Blog, Louisiana, Stewardship|
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