Legendary Marine event raised funds for Path of Grace

Special to GateHouse Media Florida
Legendary Marine presents check to Path of Grace. [CONTRIBUTED PHOT

DESTIN — Legendary Marine, whose parent company is OneWater Marine, recently held a Pontoon Boat Demo Days event to raise funds for Path of Grace in Destin. Legendary Marine Destin Salesman Bill McKissick came up with the idea for the event. He was a frequent participant in the well-established BMW’s Susan G. Komen “Drive for the Cure,” which is an annual fundraising event that gives people the chance to drive new BMW’s while contributing to a great cause. Legendary Marine’s event mimicked that.

For each person who took a sea trial in a new Barletta Saltwater Pontoon Boats, Legendary Marine made a donation. For any boat sold as a result of the event, an additional donation of $500 was made.

Barletta Saltwater Pontoon Boats graciously matched all monies raised during this event. Through demo rides and additional donations, a total of $4,780 was raised for Path of Grace.

“Path of Grace’s mission to help women recover from the grips of drug and alcohol addiction is an excellent cause. I am all for helping people that want to help themselves. I love seeing excellent companies that Barletta Boat Company partners with doing community work. Legendary Marine is a terrific example of a great company giving back. Barletta is happy to participate in this worthy fundraising event,” Bill Fenech, president and co-owner Barletta Boat Company.

Path of Grace’s program teaches women recovering from addictions how to lead a life filled with self-respect, sincerity, and responsibility. “We deeply appreciate the funds raised in this amazing event! The support from the community has such a positive impact at Path of Grace. We are very grateful.” Eddie Mansfield, managing director.