Press release from ICI Homes
On August 25, Christina Price, Marketing Manager for ICI Homes, presented a jumbo check to the Child Advocacy Center for $30,921. The donation was the result of the 2nd Annual Slacker Run, a fun .4k “race” held at Oakmont, a Gainesville community developed by ICI Homes.
The CAC provides a child-friendly facility for children and their families during child abuse investigations. By using a compassionate and collaborative approach, the CAC helps to facilitate healing and safety by giving children a safe place to talk about what happened to them, a multidisciplinary team of professionals to investigate their case, and advocates and therapists to help them with critical life-saving services for their family.
Proceeds from ticket sales, t-shirts, and VIP Slacker Passes as well as any additional donations collected throughout the event went to support the Child Advocacy Center’s mission of breaking the cycle of child abuse in Alachua County.
“After the first annual Slacker Run was changed to a virtual event in 2020, we were excited to see what we could do to raise money and awareness in 2021,” said Jocylyne Wagle, Sales Manager for ICI Homes. “We are so excited that we were able to exceed all expectations and raise $31,000 this year. We also had so many positive comments from attendees about the event. Many stated that they can’t wait until next year. We are looking forward to seeing what we can do to elevate the event and bring even more donations to the CAC in 2022.”
The Slacker Run was held on Saturday, August 14, at 11:00 a.m. The event featured live music by local band MPiRE, food trucks, a blow-up obstacle course for the kids, and much more. Adult runners were able to enjoy two free beers each, while underage runners cooled off with some Kona Ice. Free donuts were available for all.
A fan favorite in entertainment was ICI Homes sales associate Derrick Doke, who dressed up as Oakmont’s mascot, Ollie the Gopher Tortoise. Christina Price lead warm-up exercises in a Richard Simmons costume that guests loved. Booths from Oakmont’s builders, where future residents were able to learn about the community and available homes, also provided entertainment to event participants with attractions such as face painting.
The Oakmont community, which opened in 2014, features homes by six builders including the developer, ICI Homes, along with AR Homes by Arthur Rutenberg, Barry Bullard Homes, Jeffrey M. Wilde, Tommy Waters Custom Homes, and Tommy Williams Homes. Plans range in size from 1,500 square feet to 10,000 square feet. Single family homes start from the low $300s, and custom estate homes start from the low $400s to more than $2 million.
As a family-friendly community, Oakmont comes equipped with playground areas, a state of the art amenity center that includes a resort-style swimming pool with lap lanes, a multi-purpose field, and tennis courts. Additionally, the community is within walking distance of a new elementary school slated to open in September of 2021. Oakmont is only fifteen minutes away from the University of Florida, located at 11701 Southwest 30th Avenue in Gainesville, Florida. For more information, call (844) 886-4579 or visit www.OakmontFL.com.
About ICI Homes:
Headquartered in Daytona Beach, FL for over 40 years, ICI Homes has built thousands of homes in prestigious communities in many major Florida markets including Daytona Beach, Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, and Gainesville. Known as Florida’s Custom Home Builder, the company is widely recognized for its unique ability to customize any home with a focus on superior energy-wise standards of their luxury custom single-family, estate and townhomes. ICI Homes continues to win hundreds of awards for outstanding design features and was awarded the Platinum Builder Award by HBW in 2018 and 2019. ICI Homes is consistently ranked among the nation’s “Top 100 Builders” by Builder magazine and has been named “Builder of the Year” by the Florida Home Builders Association many times over.
For more information, visit ICIHomes.com.