It is with great pride and delight, for The Graffiti Bridge to announce a generous donation this year. The Graffiti Bridge donated this lavish wall hanging to the Panhandle Charitable Open golf tournament.
The magnificent backing is brilliantly designed, and constructed from the the highest quality pallet wood. The “graffiti gems,” that make up the design of this brilliant piece are all hand carved from the paint making up layers of Pensacola history right off surface of The Graffiti Bridge.
For this years donation, the gems are arranged in the shape of a seahorse. Each gem is individually carved with painstaking attention to detail. The Graffiti Bridge is excited to be part of this fundraising extravaganza, and have put in a lot time to ensure our gift is perfect.
One of the organizations that will benefit from the funds raised by the Panhandle Charitable Open, is the Gulf Coast Kid House. (GCKH.)
The Gulf Coast Kid’s House believes children are our most precious resource. It´s hard to imagine someone harming a child, but it’s more prevalent then you may think. Child abuse is a community problem. No single agency or individual has the knowledge, skills or resources to provide all the assistance needed to help abused children and their families, and that is where GCKH comes in. They coordinate local law enforcement, and other local and state organizations to get these kids the help they need when they need it.
GCKH’s own Megan Chapman took a few moments out of her busy day to speak with me. “As a Pensacola girl myself, I thought the bridge would be a great addition to our marketing and brand awareness campaign.” Chapman told me over the phone.
“I came on board in early spring of 2016. Since April is Childhood Abuse Awareness Month, we painted the bridge blue to raise awareness of childhood abuse.” Chapman said. “After we painted the bridge, Joseph Seurkamp reached out to me from The Graffiti Bridge and asked if I would like him to help promote our mural over The Graffiti Bridge website and social media network.
"The Graffiti Bridge promoted our message, and we generated more traffic than we had with any other awareness campaign we had ever run. We are very grateful for all The Graffiti Bridge has done for us.” Chapman said.
These are the moments The Graffiti Bridge lives for. We heard about what GCKH was doing, and we wanted to do everything we could to help them out! Raising money for underprivileged children, and promoting those organizations that support them really makes us feel good about what we do. There is nothing more satisfying for us than to know that our beautiful pieces of art have been used to provide the help and services to those who need them the most.