Day: Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Where: Veterans Farm
5559 Long Branch Rd, Jacksonville, fl 32234
The Veterans Farm, www.veteransfarm.com , invites you to our Veterans Farm Fellowship Program graduation. We will be graduating a group of combat veterans that have gone through our intensive farm training program.
See and celebrate for the first time ever as The Veterans Farm and The Work Vessels for Veterans donate working farms to our veteran graduates.
Blake Grosdidier, age 24 and a former combat Marine, will receive a 5-acre farm and equipment. Navy veteran Shaun Ranking and his wife Gail will be given 2-acre of land and equipment for their new farm.
Adam Ennis, former combat Marine, and his wife Jenny Ennis graduate and will go on to start an organization to serve and to feed Jacksonville’s homeless.
For more information please call Adam Burke, Founder and CEO, The Veterans Farm, at 352-217-1662.
US Army Airborne Retired
Join the American Lung Association as their Fight for Air Run/Walk goes back in time to the years of big hair and rock 'n' roll! The run is 80s themed and will be playing all of the hits and have a best dressed competition for PETS and their owners to show their love for the 80s! Costumes are not required but prizes will be given to the best puppy dressed! Adult Runner/Walker and Team with the best 80s inspired attire will also receive an award.
The 5K (3.1 miles) course is only for runners/walkers. This is to avoid injury to our pets or runner/walkers. Pets are not allowed to participate in the 5K course.
The 1 mile fun run is for runner/walkers and PETS!
We will have 80s music,food,fun activities for the kids and a fantastic view of the St. Johns River!
Until May 13th-$20.00
May 14th until August 16th-$30.00
Day of event walk ups- August 17th -$40.00
Adults will receive tech t-shirts and PETS ARE FREE!
Children ages 5-12 are $20.00 at all times! They also receive a t-shirt with registration fee.
Children ages 4 and under are FREE but will not receive a t-shirt.
THE 4TH AND 1 FOOTBALL CAMP
SPONSORED BY THE JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
Today, the Jacksonville Jaguars along with 4th and 1, Inc. announced an exciting opportunity for 40 area high school student-athletes.
The 4th and 1 Football Camp, will be held on the campus of Jacksonville University during the week of June 16-21, 2013. 4th and 1 is a free football and life skills camp for student-athletes. The camp’s unique model balances football training with intensive ACT classes and life skills workshops. For six days, student-athletes will live on the Jacksonville University campus and gain exposure to college life. Participants are exposed to college admissions counseling, business skills training, life skills courses, and motivational speakers. The innovative curriculum includes daily yoga instruction, résumé writing workshops, and a dinner etiquette course. With the support of nearly 40 volunteer coaches and instructors, 4th and 1 delivers a host of life-changing experiences to its student-athletes. The camp is sponsored through a grant from the Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation.
4th and 1 was founded in 2010 by current Cleveland Browns coach, Daron Roberts. Roberts, an African-American graduate of Harvard Law School created the camp in his hometown of Mt. Pleasant, Texas while he served as assistant secondary coach with the Detroit Lions. Since the inaugural camp in East Texas, 4th and 1 has expanded its operations into Michigan (East Lansing). The Jacksonville camp will serve as the third location. To date, nearly 200 student-athletes have experienced the program.
“The game of football teaches the importance studying, teamwork, self-initiative, respect and determination that youth will need throughout their lives,” noted Jaguars Foundation President Peter Racine. “4th and 1 instills the importance of mastering these skills during these critical high school years as these youth prepare for college.”
“We are thankful to the Jacksonville Jaguars for the opportunity to provide a camp that seeks to elevate the aspirations of these students. Our goal is to supplement the dreams of our student-athletes with tangible action plans for realizing their hopes,” Roberts commented.
“Our day will begin at 5:30am and end at 10pm every day of the camp,” added Camp Director, Alfonso Longoria. “Our young men will walk away from 4th and 1 with a greater sense of confidence in their ability to become change agents in their communities.”
The 40 Jacksonville area student–athletes, from the Duval County Public Schools, will be chosen through a highly competitive application process. Duval County Public Schools’ high school coaches and counselors will nominate candidates for the 40 slots and student-athletes will be notified in early May of their status. The group will include student-athletes who are underrepresented on college campuses, students who will be the first in their families to attend college, and those that might not have thought about going to college as a viable option in their future. 4th and 1, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization.
For more information, contact Hilary Roberts at Hilary.Roberts@4thand1.org.