Concern for Community

At Glades Electric Cooperative, we are proud of our ongoing commitment to the community as we abide by the principle of Concern for Community, one of the seven cooperative principles. We sponsor a variety of school athletic teams, community events, educational initiatives, and contribute to community organizations.  We are proud to serve the people in our beautiful Florida Heartland not only by providing electricity to homes and businesses, but also through financial support of community endeavors.  It’s just one more way we are proud to be Neighbors Working for Neighbors.

 5th Annual Powered for a Cause Golf Tournament – April 6, 2019

 

The 2019 First Place Team

On Saturday, April 6, 2019, we held our 5th Annual Powered for a Cause Golf Tournament to benefit The Miracle League of Highlands County.  We had 60 players participate and raised over $3,000 for the Miracle League!  Special thanks to our Platinum Sponsors: Bernie Little Distributors, Inc., GRESCO, and Seminole Electric.

 

Danny Bass has played at the Miracle League field every year since its construction 12 years ago. The field allows him to walk around the bases in his Pacer gait trainer, which motivates him to keep walking.

The Miracle League of Highlands County provides an opportunity for those with cognitive and/or physical challenges to play Miracle League baseball and participate in other recreational opportunities. The league is for children and adults ages 3 and up. Miracle League baseball is a noncompetitive league. Everyone bats, scores, plays in the field, and all games end in a tie. Players are given a buddy or “Angel in the Outfield” to assist with batting, running, and fielding the balls. There is no cost to families except transportation to the Miracle League field at the Lake June ball fields in Lake Placid.