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Venice H.S. Volleyball receives donation from local business
Venice H.S. Volleyball receives donation from local business

Venice, Florida - Neal Communities has donated $1,300 to the Venice High School Volleyball program. The funds will be used for equipment, software, and other needs of the team.

The Lakewood Ranch-based home builder is now actively building in three communities in Venice.

Pat Neal first became aware of the team's need from Bill Waddill, of the design firm Kimley-Horn and Associates. Waddill's daughter, Abigail, plays on the Venice freshman team.

"We like to support the causes that are important to our trade partners. They represent the people who live here and are active in their neighborhoods," explains Neal Communities' President, Pat Neal. "There's no better way to help a community than by supporting its schools and creating jobs. We are so glad to be a part of Venice life."

The prominent, Class 7A Venice volleyball program is consistently ranked near the top in the state. "We have lost only two home matches since 2001. This gym is the second hardest for visitors to play in the Country!" boasts Venice High Head Coach, Brian Wheatley.

"The coaches are phenomenal. They teach life lessons, not just the sport," says Tonya Price, mother of volleyball players Faith and Hope. "Whatever you do, do it 100%. And you build your winning with practice."

The 2011 volleyball season is Aug. 23 - Nov. 15.

Neal Communities is ranked #1 locally by MetroStudy and by Hanley Wood Market Intelligence based on number of home sales and ranked #94 nationally among home builders by BUILDER Magazine.

As the area's largest and most established locally owned and operated private builder, Neal Communities is continually striving for excellence in every aspect of the home building and development business.

Neal Signature Homes, John Neal Homes, Charlene Neal PureStyle, Waterscapes Pools & Spas, and First Continental Mortgage all contribute to the firm's continued, record-setting local success.

With over 8,000 homes built in Southwest Florida, Neal Communities' honors and accolades include 37 Parade of Homes 2011 Awards, 48 Aurora Awards, five Best in American Living Awards and hundreds of local and regional industry awards.

For more information, visit nealcommunities.com.