(Savannah, GA) - The Landings on Skidaway Island recently partnered with 17 year-old Savannah resident, Ben Adler, to put together a “Skidaway Getaway” for local military families. His idea for the Getaway was based on “Operation Rest & Relax”, a Hilton Head Island concept that helps servicemen reconnect with their spouses and children after tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Ben, a Senior at Savannah Country Day School, started working on his proposal in February, and then met with representatives of The Landings Club to get their support to hold the event at The Club. After that, he met with the catering and activity staff to set all the particulars up. Landings Club staff and residents loved the idea and worked with Ben to raise more than $2,000 in three weeks and to find volunteers to help make the event extraordinary.

On July 24, 2010, eighteen families – most of them with a loved one overseas – enjoyed a day at The Landings. The jumped into the Franklin Creek pool with its waterslide, took walks on the nature trails, swung at the driving range and enjoyed a catered lunch at The Landings Plantation Club.

Landings residents and Club staff were honored to meet the families of the deployed soldiers and to treat them to a special day in their community. “The families were glad to know that we appreciate the sacrifices their soldiers are making for us all,” said Ben.

“We want to continue this if possible,” said Ben, “hopefully it will be bigger and better next summer.”

About The Landings on Skidaway Island
The Landings on Skidaway Island is located less than ten miles south of historic Savannah, GA. Six golf courses frame the center of a private country club community set on a 6,500-acre barrier island. Residents enjoy elegant clubhouses, miles of walking and biking trails, tennis, deep water marinas and a variety of other coastal amenities. Named “one of the nation’s best residential communities” by the Urban Land Institute, and "The Best Neighborhood to Live In" and "Best Real Estate Development" by Savannah Magazine readers in 2010, homes range from $200,000 to $2 million plus; More information is available by calling (800) 841-7011 or visiting www.thelandings.com

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