Friends of Parady
The Parady Cares Foundation partners with many social clubs and organizations throughout The Villages and tri-county area who support causes that our members are passionate about. As partners, we sponsor a variety of fundraising events ranging from “entertaining” casino nights to major golf tournaments. Thanks to the generosity and support of our members and community, the proceeds raised through event ticket sales, auctions and other efforts, net thousands of dollars for local, charitable organizations within our focus groups.
Villagers For Hospice is a non-profit 501(c)(3) fund-raising organization founded in 2001 by residents of The Villages. This special group, comprised of volunteers, has raised more than $3 million for the Villages Hospice House and adjacent Serenity Center. Their efforts will eventually furnish and support additional buildings on this property. To learn more about Villagers for Hospice click here.
Villages Golf Festival, hosted by Golf Management Solutions, supports The Junior Golf Foundation. The Foundation has a dedicated mission to make junior golf activities, programs, and events accessible to all interested junior golfers. They promote a lifelong interest in the game of golf. Click here to learn more about Golf Management Solutions.
The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is founded on the principles of integrity, respect, honesty, and caring for others. They are committed to providing professional law enforcement services. They care about our community and are continuously seeking out opportunities to partner with the public and to maintain an open dialogue with those they serve. Click here to learn more about Sumter County Sheriff’s Office.
Chapter 1036 of Vietnam Veterans of America is located in The Villages and partners with Parady Life & Annuity and the Parady Cares Foundation to host their Annual Charity Golf Tournament, the club’s largest fundraising event. Click here to learn more about Vietnam Veterans of America.
This club is open to any resident of The Villages who owns a convertible. They are very proud of the work they do for local charities. The Club recently donated $1,400 to the Marion Therapeutic Riding Association to support the MTRA’s mission of providing the benefits of therapeutic horseback riding to persons of all ages that are physically, mentally or emotionally challenged. Click here to learn more about The Villages Convertible Club.
The Villages Parrot Head Club proudly serves Parrot Heads in The Villages, Lady Lake and the surrounding area of Central Florida. They are a collection of folks who embrace the music and writings of Jimmy Buffett and believe in “leaving things just a little better than they found them … and having a BLAST while doing it.” Click here to learn more about The Villages Parrot Head Club.
The Villages Shrine Club is dedicated to helping children through their support of Shriners Hospitals for Children. The Annual Villages Shrine Club Charity Golf Tournament proudly presented by Parady Life & Annuity and Plaza Cadillac raises donations in support of their Tampa, Florida hospital. To learn more about the Villages Shrine Club click here.
The Tri-County OSU Alumni Club is located north of Orlando and south of Ocala in Central Florida. They were started roughly 10 years ago by a small group of alumni. They now have over 400 members. Click here to learn more about Tri-County OSU Alumni Club.
The Mid-Atlantic Club is open to all residents of The Villages, with a focus on those who have lived, at any time, in Maryland, Delaware, Washington, DC or Virginia. Click here to learn more about Mid Atlantic Club.
The Pittsburgh club is a not-for-profit organization whose goal is to promote social interaction among Village residents who lived in or near Pittsburgh at one time. Click here to learn more about Pittsburgh.
The Village Angels Club is a group of seniors fighting against the devastating effects of Autism. Each member of this group has been touched personally by Autism in some way. They create public awareness of Autism needs, provide logistical and emotional support for Autism patients and fundraise for Autism research. They also provide financial support to local schools for Autism programs. Click here to learn more about The Village Angels Club.
The purpose of Red Sox Nation in the Villages is to foster social and community interaction among Boston Red Sox fans. The club promotes interest in the Boston Red Sox team, encourages membership in the National Red Sox Nation, promotes and gets involved with youth sports in our community. They also support organizations and events that assist the needy in our community. Click here to learn more about the Red Sox Foundation.
Fernandina & Friends is a generous and committed social club that enjoys not only the entertainment, cultural trips and cruises, but also a tremendous spirit of giving. All of their charity events directly benefit organizations within the Villages and local communities. Click here to learn more about Friends of Fernandia club.
The mission of the Italian-American Club South is to celebrate their Italian culture and traditions while creating harmony within the Villages. They are proud and patriotic Americans of Italian heritage whose aim is to exhibit the best of Italian-Americans by honoring the legacy of Italian immigration to the United States. Click here to learn more about Italian American Club.
The New York State Club is where former metro New Yorkers gather to renew old friendships and find new friends. This is a social club where memories are shared and remembrances abound from people who know the meanings of traveling or commuting by subway, Long Island Railroad, Metro North, Long Island Expressway, Parkways, and more. Click here to learn more about the New York Club.
The Fernandina Flockers is a neighborhood social club. They hold monthly socials, driveways parties, golf outings, recreational events and many other activities. An example of one of their club groups is Lady Fernandina Flockers. These ladies meet monthly for a luncheon where they organize various club activities including projects for local charities such as Marion Therapeutic Riding Association and Camp Boggy Creek, and meals for families in The Ocala National Forest.
“It Takes a Village… to change the world” is a club that has been working with children and families since 2014. Their mission is to enrich the lives of children both locally and abroad. Locally, they have supported Wildwood Elementary School. Their mission abroad has involved partnering with ChildFund International in Ecuador and Guatemala.