New Jersey Landscape Company Lawns by Yorkshire Sponsorship is a Slam Dunk for Miami Heat Forward Battier’s Take Charge Foundation

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Lawns by Yorkshire, New Jersey-based landscaping company, is major sponsor of the "South Beach Battioke" fundraising event for Miami Heat Forward Shane Battier's "Take Charge Foundation."

I’m honored to contribute to The Take Charge Foundation to help provide educational opportunities for these kids to succeed in life.”

Northern New Jersey-based award-winning Lawns by Yorkshire’s CEO Steven Jomides and his wife Andrea are partnering with Miami Heat Forward and all-time NCAA’s winningest player (133 wins) Shane Battier and his wife Heidi to support the Take Charge Foundation

Lawns by Yorkshire, a New Jersey based, award-winning, green and sustainable landscape and snow removal leader will kick off their sponsorship with the third annual celebrity karaoke event, “South Beach Battioke" at the Fillmore Theatre in Miami Beach, Monday, January 27, 2014.

“I have been fortunate to have gotten to know Shane this past year,” says Jomides. “He is one of America’s smartest and most inspiring pro athletes who has what it takes to truly make a difference in the lives of our at-risk youth. I’m honored to contribute to his foundation to help provide educational opportunities for these kids to succeed in life.”

The annual entertainment event features Miami Heat players Battier and fellow teammates donning crazy wigs and flashy outfits “singing for a cause” through special karaoke performances.

All proceeds from the event will be directly donated to the foundation which helps send South Florida students to college by awarding scholarships to deserving at-risk high school students.

Battier welcomes Lawns by Yorkshire as a key player in supporting the Take Charge Foundation and looks forward to building a long-lasting relationship for being an integral part of the foundation's future. “Heidi and I are extremely pleased that Lawns by Yorkshire teamed with us as a major sponsor of the South Beach Battioke to inspire a new generation of potential leaders through educational opportunities they wouldn’t ordinarily have access to,” says Battier.
Last year’s event raised $180,000, and included notable Miami Heat players such as Lebron James, Chris Bosh, Mike Miller, Chris Andersen and Heat President, Pat Riley. Making a special appearance this year will be “The Hangover” star, Ken Jeong, friend of Battier. We definitely have fun with it. In addition to the vocal performances by Shane and his Heat teammates, “South Beach Battioke” will feature a live auction to include Heat related items.

About Lawns by Yorkshire

Since 1988, Lawns by Yorkshire has provided green and sustainable landscape and snow and ice removal services including landscape maintenance, landscape installation, water management, irrigation and tree care throughout New Jersey and New York. Lawns by Yorkshire serves multiple markets including multi-family, HOAs, office parks, retail and shopping centers, hotel and hospitality, senior living, school and corporate campuses, municipalities, and industrial and sporting complexes. With a crew of more than 100 trained, certified, and knowledgeable employees engaged in a systems-oriented approach using new technologies, the company has been recognized as one of the nation's leaders in snow removal services serving some of the most complex facilities in the Northeastern U.S.

With his roots sown deeply into the community, Jomides has formed a corporate stewardship and scholarship program, including his partnership with the Take Charge, that donates a portion of his earnings back to helping the very communities he serves. Visit for more information.

About The Battier Take Charge Foundation

Shane and Heidi established The Battier Take Charge Foundation in January 2010 to encourage and inspire leadership qualities in young people. As a leader on and off the court, Shane believes in cultivating the quality of leadership in today’s youth. Through their philanthropic efforts the Battiers have donated to a number of organizations who focus on youth and education. For more information, go to


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