International Gator Day

International Gator Day is designed as a day when Gators come together to volunteer. Each year on the third Saturday of May, Gators worldwide join forces to positively impact their communities. Gator Clubs from Key West to New York to Seattle to Japan and beyond participate in this day of service. This annual event enlists the strength and size of the Gator Nation to help organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, food banks and clean-up/beautification projects. 2014 marks the 16th year of International Gator Day!

 

2014 Event

On Saturday, May 17, Gator Clubs® from around the world will unite to utilize the size and spirit of the Gator Nation to positively impact local communities.

Our club volunteered at the 5 S.T.A.R. Veterans Center (40 Acme Street, Jacksonville, 32211) from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., where we'll host a cookout for them. If you plan to participate in IGD, please use this form to RSVP so we have a count for food purchase.

Here's some information about the center:

Mission
The 5 S.T.A.R Veterans Center is a nonprofit corporation committed to making a positive impact in the community by assisting those men and women who, when answering the call to duty, protected the freedom of that same community by serving their nation. 

Our mission is to ensure a positive impact in North Florida by offering safe/secure transitional housing to displaced veterans, in an attempt to alleviate veteran homelessness. Our military residents are treated with the dignity, compassion and respect they deserve, while providing a structured "Passport to Independence" program to re-integrate these heroes back into the society, whose freedoms they fought to protect. 

Many of our young population, some right out of high school, hear the call to duty, and continue to act on that conviction today. Isn't it now our "duty" to offer these American heroes a chance to excel in life and become a viable member of society?

Come out and join the Gator Club of Jacksonville to show the world we are All Strong for our Community.


Gator Club of Jacksonville | PO Box 47018 | Jacksonville, FL 32247 | 904.387.6808 | info@jaxgatorclub.com

2012 International Gator Day Photos