Tampa YMCA Group Vice President Cindy Sofarelli, center, is joined by Mosaic Company staff and close to 60 YMCA Camp Cristina afterschool participants while receiving a generous $50,000 donation from Mosaic on behalf of the organization’s afterschool and summer camp programs.

The year couldn’t have started better for Tampa YMCA Group Vice President Cindy Sofarelli, thanks to a generous donation by Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC, a Florida-based subsidiary of the Mosaic Company, the world’s leading producer of phosphate crop nutrients.
“I feel super fantastic about what Mosaic has just done on behalf of our organization and on behalf of our young members who will ultimately benefit from this support,” Sofarelli said.
Sofarelli was referring to Mosaic’s continued commitment to support the YMCA and its local facilities, by donating $10,000 per year for the next five years.
Gathered at the front entrance of Mosaic’s brand new 113,000 sq. ft., headquarters building located at 13380 Circa Crossing Dr. on FishHawk Blvd., which houses approximately 400 professional and administrative employees, the $50,000 check was presented to Sofarelli, who was joined by some administrative members of the YMCA, as well as a busload of YMCA Camp Cristina afterschool participants.
In appreciation for Mosaic’s long-term commitment toward YMCA youth development programs, the children expressed thanks by singing camp songs and presenting thank you cards to Mosaic staff.
Sofarelli explained that while a large portion of the money will be used for YMCA’s Camp Christina outdoor facility for afterschool and summer camp programs and to help children learn about Florida’s unique environmental resources, it will also fund programs at the FishHawk Ranch YMCA Express and the Campo Family YMCA in Valrico.     
“The support of local companies like Mosaic gives our kids opportunities that they otherwise could not have,” she said. “This kind of generosity is what makes all of our programs possible.”
Mosaic Community Affairs Manager Christine Smith mentioned that while over the past 10 years, the company has been keen to contribute its support toward the Tampa YMCA’s youth development programs in the greater Brandon area, this year’s donation is considerably higher.
“We are here to stay and are looking forward to be involved with the community,” Smith said. “We are also supporting other local organizations such as the FishHawk Sports Complex as well as a number of area schools including the two newly opened middle and elementary schools in our headquarters backyard.”
For more information about the Tampa YMCA, please visit www.tampaymca.org. For further information about Mosaic, visit the company’s Website at www.mosaicco.com or www.phosphateflorida.com.

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