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I’M LOGAN IT Foundation Hosts Successful Flag Football Fundraiser for Charity

After completing the TACO Marine Project Boat fundraiser for the I’M LOGAN IT Foundation in November 2017, we’re excited to recap the most recent fundraising event that took place Dec. 30, 2017 in Clearwater, Florida.

More than 33 teams and dozens of friends and family came together to participate in the 6th annual I’M LOGAN IT Foundation Flag Football Fundraiser – raising more than $20,000 for charity in memory of Logan Kushner.

Through the Foundation since 2012, more than $300,000 has been donated to charity – supporting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and college scholarships for deserving students.

Congratulations to the winning teams in three divisions.

“MVP” in the Top Gun division.
“Sniper Gang” in the Competitive division.
“Gabagool” in the Weekend Warrior division.

Thank you to the many volunteers who supported the Foundation in a variety of tasks, including the field set up, team sign-in, scoring, managing the raffle and silent auction, preparing and serving the lunchtime barbecue, concessions and clean up. Without the volunteers, this event would not be possible.

Special thanks to Tim Sattinger and the referees for another fantastic job on the field, Ed Grube and Events Done Right – the best DJ and entertainment in Tampa Bay, and Fanny Scargle for wonderful photography – beautifully capturing the events of such a special day.

Also, we’d like to thank our many sponsors, including Sonny’s BBQ, the American Running Company, Bouchard Insurance, Capogna’s Dugout, Don’s Marine Salvage, Huntington Learning Center and Safety Harbor Montessori for all your tremendous support.

We hope to see everyone back at the end of 2018 for the 7th annual I’M LOGAN IT Flag Football Fundraiser on Saturday, December    29.

Ship Shape TV Work Party Continues Remodeling TACO Marine Project Boat

The TACO Marine Project Boat is nearly complete! On Tuesday, Jan. 16, representatives from TACO, Ship Shape TV and AA Boat Top & Canvas came together for a work party on Project Boat – plumbing the head, covering edges with Infinity Welt, installing batteries and coating the stainless-steel railing and hardtop frame with a metal protectant, to name a few.

One of the products used to plumb the head was sanitized PVC tubing. Hayden Greviskis from Ship Shape TV said it’s helpful to place the tubing in the sun for several minutes prior to installation. The sun warms the tubing, making it more pliable and easier to feed through the chase way.

For hiding material edges inside the cabin, John Adinolfe from AA Boat Tops & Canvas used a new product he designed called Infinity Welt, a ¾-inch welt cord wrapped inside Infinity woven vinyl material. Check out the video below where Adinolfe showcases the Infinity Welt applications.

Metal protectants are designed to coat structural hardware from the wear and tear of saltwater and other environmental factors. On a boat, it is recommended a metal protectant is applied every six to 12 months, said Mike Strickland, Ship Shape TV technician. Depending on the product used, a protectant can be applied to aluminum, polished aluminum, stainless steel, copper, brass or any other metal to prevent staining and discoloration.

To bring Project Boat’s wiring and plumbing up to date, a few holes were drilled inside various compartments. To protect the hull on the inside, TACO Marine Category Product Manager Jose Chao applied 50/50 epoxy primer to the newly-made holes – a combination of epoxy resin and hardener applied to a dry surface making it waterproof. For more information, watch the video below.

Now that the boat’s almost complete, it’s heading to the Pacer Group workshop for electrical wiring, followed by on-the-water tests with a representative from Yamaha Outboards. In a few short weeks, Project Boat winner Roger LeFranc will get the keys to his newly-remodeled Pursuit 2650 and, as he plans, will hit the fishing tournament circuit throughout Florida.

Stay tuned for more updates on the TACO Marine Project Boat. Discover more at tacomarineprojectboat.com and on the TACO Marine Facebook page. Find us on Twitter at @Taco_Marine, Instagram at @tacometals and on LinkedIn, Google+ and tacomarine.com.

IMPORTANT UPDATES About the I’M LOGAN IT Flag Football Fundraiser

Announcing two important updates for anyone participating in the 6th annual I’M LOGAN IT Foundation Flag Football Fundraiser Dec. 30, sponsored by TACO Marine.

  1. The location has changed to the Countryside Soccer Complex, 3060 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater, FL. 33761.
  2. Top Gun, Competitive and Weekend Warrior divisions are full. Any new teams interested in playing in these divisions can be added to the waitlist in case a spot opens. Individuals (free agents) who would like to participate can also sign up and we will help find a team for you to join.

More information can be found here.

We’re looking forward to an amazing ay of Fun, Friendship and Football!

Save the Date: I’M LOGAN IT Fundraiser Dec. 28 at Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza!

This holiday season, we’re proud to be a long-time sponsor of the I’M LOGAN IT Foundation, which supports the JDRF and college scholarships for deserving youth.

Coming up, the Foundation is hosting its 6th annual Flag Football Fundraiser in Clearwater, Florida. Leading up to the big day, the Foundation is also hosting a fundraising party Dec. 28 at Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza in Clearwater from 6 to 10 p.m.

Whether you dine-in or order carry-out, 20 percent of all tracked orders will be donated to the Foundation. Just tell your server you are dining to support the I’M LOGAN IT Foundation.

THAT’S NOT ALL!

The Greg Billings Band will be playing music and there will be an amazing auction and raffle! Some of the prizes include a beach vacation, golfing, original art, a Weber grill, private fishing trips and much more! Plus, registered flag football teams can pick up their I’M LOGAN IT t-shirts and Flag Football Fundraiser lunch tickets.

Whether you’re playing football or want to enjoy great music and food, please join us to help make a different. And keep on LOGAN IT!

For more information, please visit imloganit.com/news.

Announcing the I’M LOGAN IT Foundation Flag Football Fundraiser!

Since 2012, TACO Metals has been a proud supporter of the I’M LOGAN IT Foundation – created in memory of Logan Kushner, to honor and preserve his unique spirit and passion for life. The Foundation’s mission is to inspire good self-esteem in youth through acts of kindness, while also providing support to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and college scholarships for deserving youth. Over the past six years, the Foundation has raised nearly $300,000 – with all the money received going to charity.

On Dec. 30, the Foundation is hosting its 6th annual Flag Football Fundraiser. Team registration for this all-day event is open now through Dec. 23. It will again take place at the Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex in Clearwater, Florida, and is a day of “fun, friendship and football” for everyone. Come out and enjoy a half-time barbecue, music, raffle and silent auction.

REGISTER HERE

Last year’s tournament saw a record 40 teams and more than 300 individuals, ages 15 and older, participate. For more information about the I’M LOGAN IT Foundation and the Flag Football Fundraiser, please visit imloganit.com or e-mail info@imloganit.com.

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From all of us at TACO Metals, thank you to the sponsors, participants, volunteers and friends of the I’M LOGAN IT Foundation for all your support!