Dataw’s 14th Santa Claus Luncheon
Continuing a holiday tradition of helping others, the residents of the Dataw Island Club are collecting toys for more than 65 children during the 14th annual Santa Claus Open Day, held Sunday, December 6, 2015. The toys are being given to 65+ children of deployed military personnel assigned to VMFA AW 224, VMFA 312 and a number of individual augments (marines who are picked out of their units to go on deployment with another unit based on need). The Santa Claus Open Day will feature a toy drive for the children and Santa’s luncheon for the military families.
“This is a long standing tradition at Dataw Island,” said Ted Bartlett, Dataw Island General Manager. “We are very proud of our members who are taking part in the recent Santa Claus Open Day and helping to provide Christmas toys for the children of Beaufort-area armed service personnel. Hosting charity outings such as this is a positive way to help the community and to assist those who are sacrificing for our freedoms.”
Dataw Island is a gated golf community fifteen minutes outside of downtown Beaufort. The island features two recently renovated Tom Fazio and Arthur Hills golf courses, a tennis center, a Community Center with workout /massage facilities, two restaurants and croquet lawns. The community has also been ranked the number one best retirement destination in South Carolina for the past six months of 2015 by www.bestretirementdestinations.com.