David M. Carmines Foundation Overview
Several months after we lost David in 2001, we began acting on our promise to create something in his memory. From my long association with the Island Recreation Association and executive director Frank Soule came the concept of producing a Festival of outdoor activities. We started with kayaking and have subsequently added tennis, golf, fishing, and bocce. The objective from the beginning has been two fold – host events that celebrate the outdoors and recreation and in so doing raise money in support of recreation, cancer patient support and cancer research.
The support we have received from the community of Hilton Head has been entirely gratifying. As we approach our 8th annual event we have raised over $200,000 and have donated to all our beneficiaries; the Island Recreation Association Scholarship Endowment Fund, The American Cancer Society, and the M D Anderson Cancer Clinic. We think David would be proud of our efforts/results to date.