COMMUNITY OUTREACH

 
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scholarships & mentorship

The Council awards scholarships to students majoring in the Tourism Industry programs. Our members also have the opportunity to become mentors for students at the high school level who are enrolled in the Pro-Start programs for culinary arts or hotel lodging. We encourage students to ask our members about internships. 

CHARITY

Our charity involvement includes fund raising, hosting and volunteering for local and national charities. Annually we get involved with:

  • The March of Dimes Walk for Babies
  • Food Drives for local area charities
  • Breast Cancer Awareness
  • Catholic Charities Food Drive
 

ANNUAL NATIONAL TOURISM WEEK

We love to share our Hospitality with others by getting involved with our community. We actively support and participate in National Travel & Tourism Week activities, including the Award-Winning Bed Making Contest, Chef Contest, and our famous Amazing Race. 

Annual National Tourism Week activities in Gainesville include:

  • A Bed Making Contest
  • Server’s Competition
  • Eating Competition
  • Gainesville’s Amazing Race
  • Chef’s Competition
  • Mary Posen Spirit Award
  • UF Homecoming Parade Float