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Food Trucks and Fun to Benefit USA Cares

 

Jacksonville, FL – December 1, 2014 – Food Trucks and Winter Fun are coming to the Jacksonville Ice and Sportsplex as they host the 1st Annual Food Truck Winterfest on Saturday, December 6th from 12pm – 8:30pm. 

 

Kick-Off the Holiday Season with Food and Fun for the entire family. Ice Skating, Rock Climbing Walls and Bounce Houses are just a few of the Winterfest Activities to help you work up an appetite. Ten of the most popular First Coast Food Trucks will be in attendance to excite your palate with everything from BBQ to Cannoli’s. There will be Holiday Arts and Crafts for the Kids and Santa Clause will be on hand to Ice Skate and take photos with the Family. Jacksonville Ice and Sportsplex is the only area ice rink where it snows inside every day!

 

“We wanted to do something to give back to our military families,” says Mark Scheff, General Manager of the Jacksonville Ice and Sportsplex.   

 

A portion of the proceeds from the Food Truck Rally will be donated to USA Cares – a National non-profit organization providing financial and advocacy support to post-9/11 military, veterans, and their families.

 

USA Cares focuses on four core programs:  Combat Injured, Jobs Assistance, Emergency Assistance, and Housing. USA Cares assists All Branches of service with privacy and dignity.  Jamie Giusti, Field Officer for USA Cares for the State of Florida says, “This is our first big event. We are looking forward to raising awareness for our organization and we are hoping this is a tradition that continues for many years.”  For more information go to USACares.org.

 

This year’s Winterfest will also offer a free clinic hosted by The First Coast Basketball Academy. This newly formed organization is brought to you by Eric Spoelstra, The Head Coach of The Miami Heat. Along with Coach Mark Ivy and his local coaching staff they will change the way basketball is taught in Jacksonville. The Free Clinics will be held from 11:00 am – 2:00pm.

 

So grab your family, bring your appetite, your hats, gloves and maybe a chair and spend the day at Winterfest at the Jacksonville Ice and Sportsplex at the corner of I-95 and Emerson.  Parking is free.  For more information about this great event, go to Jaxiceandsportsplex.com or call 904-399-3223

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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
 
The 14th annual Shoot for a Cure Sporting Clays Tournament will take place on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at WW Sporting Clays located on the Westside of Jacksonville.
 
The festivities begin with lunch on the grounds of the club featuring various auction opportunities, followed by a 90-target round of sporting clay concluding with an awards presentation.
 
This event appeals to outdoorsmen & women as well as dedicated shooters.
 
The Details
Thursday, February 26, 2015
WW Sporting Clays • 1445 Otis Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32220
The Schedule
10:30 am…………...Shooters begin to arrive for networking
11 am ..................... Registration
11:30 am ................ Lunch
1 pm ...................... Shotgun Start
Upon completion .... Awards Ceremony & Reception with Prize Drawing
 
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world's leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis (CF) and funds more CF research than any other organization. By supporting Shoot for a Cure, you will help further CF research and ensure that we get closer to reaching our mission of curing this disease.
 
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(Elkton, Fla.,)- The First Tee started in 1997, with a home office located at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Florida. In just under 20 years The First Tee has expanded to about 200 chapters across the United States and four international locations.

The purpose of The First Tee is to give young people of all backgrounds and opportunity to develop, through golf and character education, life-enhancing values such as honesty, integrity and sportsmanship. The organizations accomplishes this goal by teaching participants about The First Tee Nine Core Values, and Nine Healthy Habits. There are over 300 children actively participating in The First Tee programming, which includes golf and life-skills classes.

One of the main goals of The First Tee of North Florida is to give every child the opportunity to play the sport of golf. The easiest way to support this goal is to become a First Tee of North Florida Ambassador Member. The cost of the membership helps to maintain this goal that no child gets denied access to The First Tee program for an inability to pay.

Some of the benefits of becoming an Ambassador Member are a foursome golf certificate for The Official Golf Course of The World Golf Village King and Bear, The Official Golf Course of The World Golf Village Slammer and Squire TPC Sawgrass Dye’s Valley Course, all at a discounted price. These are just a few of the benefits that come with being an Ambassador Member of The First Tee of North Florida.

Ambassador Membership costs $125 for an individual membership and $175 for a joint membership. 

For more information: http://www.thefirstteenorthflorida.org/Club/Scripts/public/public.asp

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1 in 8 Americans has Alzheimer’s disease, but they aren’t the only ones affected. 15 million family members provide the majority of in-home care for their loved ones with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.


It’s a tough job, not just because the hours are long, but because the disease is complicated. Each stage of Alzheimer’s causes changes in behavior and care needs, so caregivers are always in need of new information and resources.

That’s why the Department of Health and Human Services created alzheimers.gov—one user-friendly online place with all the best information available from government and leading Alzheimer’s organizations.

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