The Emerald Coast Chapter of the American Business Women's Association (ABWA) donates proceeds from the Boat Poker Run to education and to scholarships for local men and women. In 2006, $16,000 was presented at the May 2nd meeting at Hurlburt Soundside Club by Education Chair Desley Parker.

Desley Parker is pictured here with some of the recipients (front row):
Tamara Kelty, Teresa Kleckner, Ashley Thornberry and Sareena Hilton. (Back row): Brittany Tate, Nicole Delgado, Leigh Ann McLemore, Steve Seals, Whitney Ezell, Yuleshia Perry, Stefanie Wind and Angelica Wiggins.

Not pictured: Courtney McCowen, Leslie McLean, Kelly McGinnity, and Rebecca Stone


Below is a list of the winners' schools: 
Choctawatchee High School
Angelica Wiggins
Ashley Thornberry
Teresa Kleckner
Steve Seals

Fort Walton Beach
Yulishia Perry
Sareena Hilton
Rebecca Stone
Leslie McLean
Kelly McGinnity
Whitney Ezell
Brittany Tate
Stefanie Wind

College Students
Nicole Delgado
Tamara Kelty
Courtney McCowen
Leigh Ann McLemore

American Business Women's Association
Emerald Coast Chapter #1579
P.O. Box 731 
Fort Walton Beach, FL  32549