The City of Sanford Recreation Department is offering a 2010 Fall Instructional Baseball Clinic for boys and girls ages 7-to-12 in two groups, Minors (7-8-9) and Majors (10-11-12) on or before April 30, 2011.
The clinic will take place every Saturday at Chase Park on Celery Avenue from 9 a.m. to noon, starting September 18 and running until October 23.
Registration is taken Monday-through-Friday from 8 a.m.-to-5 p.m. at the Downtown Sanford Recreation Department (First floor of City Hall), 300 North Park Avenue. For more information, call 407-688-5120; or at the Chase Park Youth Sports Complex, 1500 Celery Avenue, Duane LaFollette, Supervisor, at 407-302-1021 or Email at Duane.Lafollette@sanfordfl.gov
The final Special Saturday Registration at Chase Park is today from 10 a.m.-to-2 p.m.
Saturday will be the September edition of Fan Appreciation Night at New Smyrna Speedway featuring $5 General Admission, $1 Hot Dogs, two 50-Lap features and Spectator Racing.
The Sportsman and Super Stocks go for 50 laps each, while the Strictly Stocks and E-Modifieds will run 25-lap features, and don’t forget at intermission time it will be Spectator Racing in a 5-lap Dash for Cash.
Pit gates open at 4 p.m., grandstands open at 6 p.m. and racing will begin at 7:30 p.m.
General Admission this week $5 and Kids 11 & under are FREE when accompanied by a paid adult.
The track is located at the corner of SR. 44 and CR 415, between New Smyrna, DeLand and Daytona.
For more information on New Smyrna Speedway, please visit the website at _ www.NewSmyrnaSpeedway.org _ or contact the FASCAR Offices at (386) 427-4129.
SANFORD FALL SOFTBALL
The City of Sanford Recreation Department Fall Church Softball League will begin its season Monday.
At 6:30 p.m., Central Baptist will take on Westview Baptist and at 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church challenges Cornerstone Christian.
Everyone is invited free of charge to come out and cheer on the teams at Pinehurst Park, located on West 24th Street, off 17-92 past the Hungry Howie’s Pizza.
The City of Sanford Recreation Department and Mayfair Country Club will be honoring the life and contributions of Sanford’s late City Commissioner Jack T. Bridges with a golf tournament.
Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the youth programs the Sanford Recreation Department administers each year.
The tournament will be played at the Mayfair Country Club (3536 Country Club Drive) on Friday, Sept. 17. Check in for the four-person team scramble will be at 7:30 a.m. and play begins at 8:30 a.m. with a ‘shotgun’ start.
The cost is $50 per person and includes the green fees, golf cart, bag drop service, range balls, locker facilities and lunch. Mulligans can be purchased at three for $10.
Prizes will be awarded for the winning foursome, the longest drive and the shot closest to the pin. All golfers will receive a “Goody Bag.”
Registration deadline is Monday, Sept. 13.
Bridges, who passed away in March, graduated from Seminole High School, earned his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Florida and immediately served in the U.S. Army as an officer.
He was an esteemed lawyer and served his community as Sanford’s District 4 commissioner from April 2007 until his passing.
To register or receive an entry form, please call 407-688-5129 or 407-688-5120 or visit the city’s website at SanfordFL.gov and check under the events section.
The City of Sanford Recreation Department and Central Florida Soap Box Derby will begin the 2010-2011 Rally Derby Schedule on Saturday, September 25.
Race day will feature a Double Elimination race in the morning and a Single Elimination race in the afternoon for each of the three divisions _ Stock, Super Stock and Masters.
Check in will be at 7 a.m., with racing beginning at 8 a.m.
Cost to enter will be $55 for one racer or $100 for a family (2 or more siblings). Registration will end on Wednesday, September 22 at 5 p.m.
For more information or to download a registration form, please check out the websites at www.AASBD.com or www.centralfloridasoapboxderby.com or to talk to a live person call the Sanford Recreation Department at 407-688-5120 or Eric Griffin at 407-353-6228 or e-mail at _ email@example.com.
Races are open to children ages 8 to 16 with a limited number of loaner cars available for new participants.
Everyone, especially interested non-racers, is invited to attend any of the family friendly events, free of charge, at the beautiful Derby Park facility located on the west side of Sanford on Oregon Avenue, north off of CR-46A (25th Street or H. E. Thomas Parkway) or east off of Rinehart Road, just south of the GreeneWay entry. The track is near Bentley Elementary.
REGISTER TO BE UCF COIN TOSS KID
You don’t have to play for the Knights to get on the field before a UCF football game at Bright House Networks Stadium this fall. Parents can register their child (ages 6-13) for a chance to be an official Fifth Third Bank Coin Toss Kid a UCF Knights home game!
One lucky kid will be chosen before each of the six home games to join the team captains and referee at midfield for the official coin flip.
The winner chosen for each home game will receive recognition on the video board, four game tickets, four pre-game field passes, one parking pass and a gift courtesy of Fifth Third Bank.
To register your kid for this contest, or to read the complete contest rules, logon to UCFAthletics.com and click on the Fifth Third Bank Coin Toss Kid icon on the main football page.
WANTED: BLACK BEAR AGENT
Do you like bears and working outdoors? Do you like to help people learn to live with wildlife? Can you stomach handling bear carcasses? Would you like to earn a little money doing this and more?
If you answered “yes” to all of the above, you may be just the person the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission wants. The agency wants to contract with a bear agent to help biologists in Seminole and Orange counties respond to bear issues by educating the public about bears, assisting with bear trapping and relocation, and handling bear carcass disposal.
Experience working with animals is necessary, working with wildlife is a plus, and you must be professional and good with people. Potential agents must be willing to work flexible hours and have a vehicle able to tow a small trailer and haul carcasses.
For more information contact Susan Carroll-Douglas at 352-732-1225 or susan.carroll-douglas@MyFWC.com.