Giving Back To Our Community
Reinvesting Back Into Our Community
Friday Night Dance Parties
Have you ever seen a Badger boogie? When we're not providing friendly, professional A/C, plumbing, appliance and electrical service, you can find our team twisting, shaking and shimmying at 107.9 WSRZ's Friday Night Dance Parties!
Badger Bob's Services is a proud sponsor of the free monthly dance parties. These fun events take place at different venues throughout the Suncoast and are hosted by David Jones of 107.9's Jones and Company. Fun Fact: Friday Night Dance Party is the longest-running dance party series in Florida, going strong every month for over 10 years! Learn more .
Pints for Play / Suncoast Bloodbank
Live Here. Give Here. Save Here. Badger Bob's Services was proud to be a sponsor for the 11th Annual Pints for Play blood drive, co-hosted by SunCoast Blood Bank and Jones & Company from 107.9 WSRZ. The 2019 event was held at The District at University Parkway and collected 505 units of life-saving blood. With each unit capable of saving up to three lives, the 5,800+ units from all 11 years of the Pints for Play event can help account for up to 17,400 local lives saved.
"SunCoast Blood Bank was thrilled by the response to this year's Pints for Play," said Jane Giroux, Director of Community Development for SunCoast Blood Bank. "So much goes on behind the scenes at the blood bank and WSRZ to pull off a 13-hour commercial-free blood drive. Jones & Company have not only put SunCoast on the map, they have put us in the hearts of our community. The impact of this event is immeasurable. The blood donated at Pints for Play is on the shelves of our local hospitals now and saving lives every day."
Manasota Air Conditioning Contractors Association (MACCA)
Badger Bob's Services is a longstanding member of the Manasota Air Conditioning Contractors Association (MACCA).
MACCA is the not-for profit Trade Association that represents professional air conditioning contractors for Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte counties in the State of Florida. MACCA's goal is to promote quality and professionalism in the HVACR industry, offer educational opportunities to our members / staff and to provide advocacy for our industry.
The organization is continuously looking for ways to improve the air conditioning industry through education and communication. It is one that recognizes that the contributions of its members are the sole success of the organization. It is a partnership of industry contractors, manufacturers, wholesalers and industry affiliate members who commit to providing business management tools for Air Conditioning Contractors and other Industry Professionals. Keith Martin, Managing Partner of Badger Bob's Services, along with Armando Diaz, Operations Manager with Badger Bob's Services both sit on the board.
The Payton Wright Foundation
Badger Bob's is a longtime supporter of the Payton Wright Foundation. All families, no matter what their situation prior to diagnosis, face severe financial burdens when they have a child with brain cancer. Treatments are expensive and may only be available some distance from home. Parents have to take time off work to attend appointments and care for their child, and special equipment is often needed. The Payton Wright Foundation provides assistance by paying for gas cards, monthly rent, mortgage and utility bills.
American Cancer Society/ Making Strides
In addition to sponsoring, the Badger Bob's team is expanding its normal contributions and has registered a team for the 2023 event. The Making Strides movement raises lifesaving funds that support breast cancer patients, survivors, thrivers, and caregivers through every step of the journey. We've enhanced digital offerings available to anyone across the nation, including one-on-one breast cancer patient support services and the use of video chat to safely connect patients, caregivers, and family members with valuable services and resources through our website, in addition to a 24/7 helpline.
My Hometown Fest
Badger Bob's has been sponsoring My Hometown Fest for a few years now. By attending My Hometown Fest, you do more than just enjoy a fun day filled with great food, craft beer and spirits, music and fun activities for the entire family, you also help hundreds of area children and their families with speech, language and hearing disabilities. All proceeds from My Hometown Fest go to support local charities Sertoma Club of Greater Sarasota & Sertoma Kids, Inc.
As the presenting sponsor for the annual St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - Science and Medicine Country Cares radiothon on 92.1 CTQ, Badger Bob's very own Keith Martin can be heard on the air encouraging listeners to join a special group of monthly donors committed to saving children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
Suncoast Charities / Thunder by the Bay
Suncoast Charities for Children is where fun meets philanthropy here on Florida's Gulf Coast. Their team specializes in bringing people together to share stories and raise awareness through celebration while making a real impact for those in our community who need it most. The funds raised from their annual special events and festivals help support each of the local agencies below, ensuring over 8,000 children, teens, adults and their families have access to critical, life-changing programs and services.
Badger Bob's is proud to be a sponsor of the iconic three-day Thunder by the Bay Festival featuring continuous live music, over 90 vendors, great food, bike shows, a charity ride, on-site camping, and much more for the entire family to enjoy. It is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Suncoast Charities for Children, which provides funding support to seven local non-profits supporting over 8,000 children, teens and adults with special needs. Over the past 25 years, over $2.6 Million has been raised for charity.