Pensacola, Florida
Tuesday August 14th 2018


Winners & Losers 9/3/15

Peter Nowak
The Pensacola businessman is funding “Officer Ernie,” an interactive educational tool that encourages children, ages four to eight, to pursue reading opportunities. Officer Ernie offers interactive reading lessons on a touch screen.  It will be located at the Fricker Center and the Theophalis May Neighborhood Resource Center.

City of Pensacola
Pensacola City Council approved a budget resolution to accept a $5.3 million settlement from BP stemming from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The council allocated $2 million to replenish the city’s Natural Disaster Fund, $2.3 million toward stormwater projects, and the balance to pay legal fees associated with the agreement.

DeWayne Crocker Jr.
The young Pensacola music minister, age 19, won BET’s “Sunday Best: Race to the Stage” competition, beating out more than 15,000 other competitors in the online contest. The victory earned Crocker one of 10 spots in “Race to the Stage” preliminary competition to be held in New York City.

Gulf Coast Kid’s House
The Better Business Bureau® Foundation of Northwest Florida gave Gulf Coast Kid’s House its Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics. In 2014, Gulf Coast Kid’s House provided services to over 2,600 child victims of abuse and neglect. The trained professionals under one roof investigate, prosecute, heal, and prevent cases of child sexual and physical abuse, and severe neglect.

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