Waterset welcomes locals every Thanksgiving morning for their Turkey Trot 5K and Kids Fun Run. The 2021 race raised over $25,000 in proceeds, benefiting three public schools near the Waterset community. This brings Waterset’s total donations through the Turkey Trot to over $110,000 in seven years.
It’s no secret that Waterset residents are passionate about giving back. Hundreds of residents gather each year for the Thanksgiving morning Turkey Trot, which benefits our local public schools. In 2020 alone, Waterset residents collected over 10,000 meals for Feeding Tampa Bay - in fact, over 5,000 meals in one single food drive! We see neighbors hosting charitable drives on a regular basis. 14-year-old Xander Pope is one of those neighbors.
For their tenth birthday, three Waterset residents, Lily Rose, Miley, and Tierney Smith, have dedicated themselves to raising $10,000 in ten days. The money will be given directly to a local charity, Christmas for Fosters.
Now, more than ever before, we’re seeing the true power of close-knit neighbors you can count on. Now, we are seeing those connections giving people the support, courage and hope they need. Here’s a glimpse.
Waterset residents and members of the surrounding area gathered together on July 4 to celebrate Independence Day and give back to the community. In lieu of admission, concert-goers brought non-perishable food donations to Feeding Tampa Bay. In total, over 1,200 meals were collected, all of which will go to families in need right here in Apollo Beach.
Three SouthShore public schools and a local running club will share more than $22,000 thanks to proceeds from the third annual Turkey Trot at Waterset by Newland. Waterset representatives handed out the donations at a recent lunch at The Landing, the master-planned community’s café.
As the year winds down and the holiday season comes to a close, we like to take time to reflect on the past year. 2018 was a big year for Waterset and we know 2019 will be just as exciting. Here is just a little taste of the excitement from the past year.
The Waterset Turkey Trot is back again and we’re planning to make it bigger and better than ever! This Thanksgiving morning, give back to our local public schools with our 5K and Kids Fun Run. Here are 5 tips to make your Turkey Trot successful.
Waterset is continuing its free Concerts for a Cause series this fall. The Concerts collect donations for Feeding Tampa Bay in the form of non-perishable food items. All of the donations go directly to a local Apollo Beach food bank. Concerts for a Cause are sponsored by Newland Communities.
On July 4, 2018, Waterset held their first Concert for a Cause, sponsored by Newland Communities. The charity-oriented concert collected over 1,000 meals that were donated to a local food bank through Feeding Tampa Bay.
Hundreds of concertgoers who attended Newland Communities’ annual Concerts for a Cause series and Fall Festivals at Waterset and Bexley made a difference in the fight against hunger by donating nearly 2,000 lbs. of non-perishable items and over $1,200 in cash to Feeding Tampa Bay.
2017 was an exciting year for Waterset. We saw the opening of the Waterset Charter School, the groundbreaking of the newest Waterset amenity, and we were named one of the top 50 master-planned communities in the country. In 2018, we plan to grow Waterset into an even bigger and better community for our residents to enjoy.
Waterset’s Fall Festival last month was a smashing success! On Saturday, October 21, we welcomed C’Nergy Band to the stage, plus we had food trucks, face painting, and pumpkin decorating! All together, we collected 600 meals for Feeding Tampa Bay!
Each one of us has the power to improve someone else’s life and community. That’s the mission behind Make a Difference Day, which will be held each year on the fourth Saturday in October. This year, it will be celebrated on October 22.
Newland Communities is gearing up for another season of its popular Concerts for a Cause. Beginning in mid-September, both FishHawk Ranch and Waterset communities will host concerts featuring area bands, such as Frequency, C’Nergy and Lovestruck Robot.
Dress for Success Tampa Bay has selected Waterset by Newland Communities as its latest donation location in Hillsborough County. Waterset residents and those in surrounding communities can now drop off gently worn professional attire and accessories, which are donated to local women in need.
The highly successful Fall Concerts for a Cause Series and Fall Festival. We are proud to report that together Waterset and FishHawk Ranch fall events gathered 9,600 pounds of food for Feeding America Tampa Bay.
August marked the start of the school year for Hillsborough County students and Doby Elementary’s annual “Back to School” breakfast. Waterset by Newland Communities surprised the students and parents with more than $2,000 in supplies to kick start the Doby’s new art program.
Apollo Beach is home to the East Bay Buccaneers – a little league football and cheerleading team with great community spirit. We recently heard that the team was having issues with their playing field. Being staunch Bucs fans ourselves, we couldn’t let our neighbor despair.