AIDS Walk Sarasota-Manatee 2017

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On Saturday, December 2, 2017, Community AIDS Network (CAN) will host its annual AIDS Walk Sarasota-Manatee to raise awareness and funds for HIV. Several hundred people are expected to participate in the annual AIDS Walk. This year’s walk celebrates the many people in Florida and beyond who have fought and will continue to fight the spread of HIV.

 

AIDS Walk Sarasota-Manatee will begin at 8 a.m. in beautiful J.D. Hamel Park in downtown Sarasota, continue over the Ringling Bridge, and lead back to the park for shared testimonials, free food, and raffle prizes.  The cost to walk is only $10 and participants can register through midnight on November 27, 2017 at www.cccsrq.org/aids-walk-sarasota-manatee-2017  or on the day of the event.

 

CAN will be providing free, confidential rapid HIV tests and education about living with HIV. School teams, local businesses, families, and even friendly pets are all invited to participate in this important community event. Suncoast News Network (SNN) will have a walking team and Anchor, Nicole Sommavilla along with Chief Meteorologist, Justin Mosely will be at the walk to participate in the opening ceremonies.

 

For more information about participation, sponsorship opportunities, and the mission of CAN, please visit www.cccsrq.org/aids-walk-sarasota-manatee-2017 or call Jessly Santiago at (941) 366-0461 ext. 14402. CAN will be offering free booths to vendors at the walk. Call Jessly to make your reservation.

The Amazing Race Orlando

By : Jamie Hyman
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One of Orlando’s most fun…but hairraising events returns on Saturday, May 21….its the 2nd installment of the Amazing Race Orlando.
Just like the race this past September, on the morning of May 21, 18 teams of 2 will leave from a secret location on a journey that will have them running throughout downtown Orlando and doing some very frustraiting tasks all in hopes of being crowned the winning team.

Each team must commit to raising at least $1,500 in donations (as a team) for The Center before being allowed to run the race and all race participants must be at least 18 years of age.

A New Goal: The Orlando Pride brings women into the city’s soccer craze

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“Everybody knows our team. You see magnets of our teams on people’s cars, and it’s great to see people embracing our team. People come up to me on the street and say they’re coming to the home opener and they know us. It’s great to always feel that vibe from the city,” Orlando Pride attacking midfielder Lianne Sanderson says.

Deemed as the “Soccer Capital of the South”, Orlando’s soccer community has been present and growing since October 2010, when Phil Rawlins first announced that he had acquired the Orlando City Soccer Club with his hopes of expanding it into the MLS within three to five years. Six year later, and not only has that happened, but Orlando is adding women’s soccer to its list of growing professional sports teams: the Orlando Pride, Florida’s first National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) team. The response so far has been predictably effusive.

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Orlando Derby Girls’ LGBT-inclusiveness puts them on track to compete internationally

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Orlando Psycho City Derby Girls are skating their way to high-stakes competition. On Jan. 22, the league was accepted alongside nine other teams – ranging in location from across the country in Hood River, Oregon to across the world in New Zealand –into an apprentice program for the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association, the international governing body of a sport considered by many to be the fastest-growing in the world.

Completion of the apprentice program typically takes from six months to a year. If the league is then accepted into WFTDA, it will play against the best teams in the country and even the world.

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Altamonte Springs hosts LGBT Women’s World Series

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Seminole County is hosting the 2015 ASANA Softball World Series, culminating in the championship game on Oct. 24 at the Seminole County Softball Complex in Altamonte Springs. The tournament, with 57 participating teams from across the US, started Oct. 19.

Amateur Sports Alliance of North America and the Central Florida Softball League have worked with the Central Florida Sports Commission, the Florida Sports Foundation, Seminole County’s Tourist Development Council,and Seminole County’s Department of Leisure Services Department, to make this event possible, they said in a press release. It is expected to draw 2,000 female athletes as well as their friends and families to the area. 

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Ball players brave cool temperatures at Gasparilla Classic

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Tampa – More than 50 teams braved cold morning temperatures when they participated in the annual Gasparilla Softball Classic held at softball complexes throughout Tampa Bay on Valentine’s Day weekend. With lows near 40s, players started the tournament in jackets and sweatshirts. But afternoon temperatures reached the low 70s.

Teams from Knoxville, Tenn., Philadelphia, Orlando, Tampa and Atlanta all placed in each of the three divisions.

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Orlando, Tampa teams sweep Meltdown

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Orlando – Teams from Orlando and Tampa Bay fared extremely well at the 15th annual Orlando Meltdown Softball Tournament held the weekend of Jan. 17. Teams representing each are took first in all four divisions.

According to tournament director Kyle Gaither, more than 700 players from across the country participated in the annual tournament held at the Lake Fairview Softball Complex and the Seminole County Softball Complex.

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SMART Ride 2012 raises more than $860K

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In its 9th year, SMART Ride has raised more than $860,000 that will be divided among seven HIV/AIDS support agencies across Florida.

See a gallery of photos from 2012 SMART Ride!

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