The inaugural “Chip for Charity-Baytowne Boat Giveaway” recently wrapped up, with one lucky owner of a new boat and a check presentation to a local charity.



The event was a summer-long event co-hosted by local business owner Russ Scott/Baytowne Adventure Zone and Sales Manager Phil Foss/Sunrise Marine, who wanted to attract locals and visitors to the Village of Baytowne Wharf while raising money for a local charity. Horizons was the charity chosen as the partner.



“This charity happens to have a special place in my heart,” said Scott, “My son is autistic and benefitted from the services at Horizons as a child. As he enters adulthood, I know he will be looking to Horizons for other services that will assist him with gainful employment, and living a more independent life.”



The giveaway was open to anyone over the age of 18 who hit a hole in one in the bucket of the prize — a 2012 Chaparral H20 18S from Sunrise Marine. At the end of summer, the winner was drawn by a Horizons client and announced as Barrett Hopper, of Cumming, Ga., who had entered with two hole-in-one entries among nearly 300 other entrants.



Horizons is an affiliated chapter of The Arc, a non-profit organization that provides programs and services for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities in Okaloosa, Walton and South Santa Rosa Counties.