Suwannee Valley Players at the Chief Theater

The Big Lick Gives committee is pleased to offer support for the Suwannee ValleyPlayers, Incorporated. We admire the impact that Suwannee Valley Players hasmade in preserving the performing arts at the historic Cheif Theater. In August of 2023, our committee donated in support of continuing the tradition of performing arts in Chiefland.

Soldiers Freedom Outdoors

The Big Lick Gives committee is pleased to offer support for the Soldiers FreedomOutdoors Inc. We admire the contribution that Soldiers Freedom Outdoors has made in providing a space for veterans and their families to begin the journey towardhealing through equine therapy. In August of 2023, the Big Lick Gives committee voted to donate to... Continue Reading →

Beauty’s Haven Farm & Equine Rescue

The Big Lick Gives committee is pleased to offer support for Beauty’s Haven Farm &Equine Rescue, Inc. We admire the contribution that Beauty’s Haven has made byproviding a second chance at a good life for horses that have been neglected, abused, or abandoned. In August of 2023, the Big Lick Gives committee voted to donate... Continue Reading →

Rafter Cross Youth Rodeo

We admire the contribution that Rafter Cross Cowboy Church is making to providea space for our local youth to build community, sportsmanship, and tangibleranch skills through the Youth Rodeo program. In May of 2023, Big Lick Gives donated to sponsor the Youth Rodeo.

Just Neighbors- Realife Florida Youth Camp

In the summer, Just Neighbors, a local not-for-profit organization, charters a bus and take low-income children from Williston to Realife Florida Youth Camp from July 24-28th each year. Last year they took 42, in 2023 the goal is 50 children. It’s completely free to the kids and their families and they look forward to it... Continue Reading →

Florida Thoroughbred Charities

In April the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association hosted a charity auction and fundraiser for the Florida Thoroughbred Charities, their not-for-profit organization that supports the retraining, rehoming, and adoption of retired Thoroughbreds. Big Lick Gives donated in support of this cause for their event. Learn more about Florida Thoroughbred Charities here!

Williston Youth Athletics Association

Big Lick Gives pledged to match funds raised by the Williston Sportsmen Society up to $10,000 for the Williston Youth Athletics Association (WYAA). The WYAA was founded to help support our local youth in athletics, leadership, and character development. The Williston Sportsmen Society raised over $20,000, at their charity dinner event held at Ethridge Cattle... Continue Reading →

Mary Sue Harris Scholarship Fund

Mary Sue was co-owner of Harris Training Center in Morriston, FL with her husband Robby Harris. She worked with the thoroughbred horses every day up until the month cancer took her in 2016. She loved going and watching her family barrel race, so the Mary Sue Harris Memorial Barrel Race was formed to keep her... Continue Reading →

Special Olympics Equine Programs in Levy & Marion Counties

The mission of Special Olympics Florida is to provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for people with intellectual disabilities who wish to participate, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other... Continue Reading →

Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation- Second Chances at the Lowell Correctional Institution

Founded in 1983, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s mission is clear and simply stated: To save Thoroughbred horses no longer able to compete on the racetrack from possible neglect, abuse and slaughter. The TRF Second Chances Program is a unique and pioneering program where inmates build life skills while participating in a vocational training program as they provide supervised care... Continue Reading →

Equestrian Aid Foundation Disaster Relief Fund

The Equestrian Aid Foundation provides emergency financial grants to members of the equestrian community throughout the United States who are struggling to overcome catastrophic illness, injury, or other unforeseen crises. We are a grassroots network of horsemen helping horsemen. The Equestrian Aid Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund exists to assist equestrian communities in crisis due to... Continue Reading →

Southern Redhead Farms Rescue

 Southern Redhead Farms Rescue, Inc. is organized for the purpose of equine rescue, rehabilitation, and re-homing. Far too many horses,  mules, donkeys, and other equines are sent to “kill-pens” for various reasons and then shipped out of country to become dog food.  It is the stated purpose of Southern Redhead Farms Rescue, Inc. to ensure... Continue Reading →

1 Boy 4 Change

The mission of "1 Boy 4 Change" is to be an agent and catalyst of change - change in the way we see ourselves, our community, and our world - by "paying it forward", raising awareness, and providing assistance and hope for individuals and families with disabilities. Currently, with two projects active, 1 Boy 4... Continue Reading →

Stirrups N Strides

The mission of Stirrups N Strides is to provide therapeutic horseback riding and driving to anyone with physical, mental, and emotional challenges, and to improve the quality of life for these individuals with the opportunity for emotional, educational, and physical growth through horsemanship and competition. In November of 2022, Big Lick Gives donated in support... Continue Reading →

Horses N’ Heroes

Horses N' Heroes is dedicated to providing an equine learning and mentoring experience for young girls who come from families with extreme financial constraints. There is no fee for participation in the program. These girls are given the opportunity to bond with horses and through that experience, they gain self-esteem. The girls also learn about responsibility, teamwork, kind-heartedness, commitment, and... Continue Reading →

Friends of Florida State Forests- Operation Outdoor Freedom in the Goethe

Supported by the Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and led by the Florida Forest Service, Operation Outdoor Freedom provides recreational and rehabilitative opportunities to wounded veterans on state forests, agricultural lands, and private lands throughout Florida at no cost. Since its inception in 2009, Operation Outdoor Freedom has hosted more than 500 events and served approximately... Continue Reading →

Williston Middle High School Baseball

The Williston Middle Highschool Baseball program provided junior high and high school students the opportunity to participate in a school athletics program where they can develop the skill of sportsmanship, leadership, and teamwork. Big Lick Gives donated to the Williston Middle High School Baseball Boosters to support their spring 2022 season.

The Ocala Farm Ministry

The Ocala Farm Ministry is a division of the Race Track Chaplaincy Of America (RTCA) serving the spiritual, emotional, physical, social, and educational needs of the Central Florida horse community. The Ocala Farm Ministry supports youth sports programs, after-school tutoring in the community center, support for families in need, and many more community efforts in... Continue Reading →

Horse Farms Forever

As a part of the Ocala equestrian community for over 10 years, All-In Removal understands the importance of protecting the Farmland Preservation Area. It is the vision and mission of Horse Farms Forever® to inspire the conservation of horse farms through education, awareness, and idea exchange to preserve natural pasture land focusing on horses and their... Continue Reading →

Tri-County Pregnancy Center

The Tri-County Pregnancy Center is a ministry designed to reach women who are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy.  The center is committed to assisting families by providing emotional support and practical assistance.  They are not a medical facility and do not offer medical advice, but provide support to women in need, including the following:     •   ... Continue Reading →

Tomorrow’s Equestrian Center

About Tomorrow's Equestrian Center (TEC): TEC is a non-profit, therapeutic riding program providing services to the North Central Florida area, including Marion County, Levy County, Citrus County, and Alachua County. The program is offered at a nominal fee, or free to those unable to pay.  Its mission is to provide recreational and therapeutic riding to... Continue Reading →

The Childrens Table

Bill Brown- Founder of The Children's Table The Children's Table was founded by Verna and Bill Brown with food from their home garden in Bronson, FL, and has grown into an organization that provides millions of pounds of food each year to people in need. Since 1996 they have served 53 Florida counties and provided... Continue Reading →

Just Neighbors

Just Neighbors is a new local non-for-profit organization founded by Mike Lightner that helps make home ownership accessible for underprivileged individuals. New homes are constructed and are purchased by individuals or families at an affordable rate with a fixed low mortgage for 10 years. Big Lick Gives donated to Just Neighbors in May of 2022... Continue Reading →

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