Teaching children a lifelong hobby, instilling appreciation for our marine environment and providing fun, family outings are the objectives for the Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Cape Canaveral this Saturday.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will offer a free Kids’ Fishing Clinic for children between the ages of 5 and 15 on Saturday at Port Canaveral Cruise Terminal No. 3, 220 Christopher Columbus Dr., from 9 a.m. to noon. Advance registration is not required.
This free clinic enables young people to learn the basics of environmental stewardship, fishing ethics, angling skills and safety. In addition, environmental displays will offer participants a unique chance to experience Florida’s marine life firsthand.
Kids’ Fishing Clinics strive to achieve several goals, but the main objective is to create responsible marine-resource stewards by teaching children about the vulnerability of Florida’s marine ecosystems. In addition, organizers hope to teach fundamental saltwater fishing skills and provide participants a positive fishing experience.
Fishing equipment and bait will be provided for kids to use during the clinic, but organizers encourage children who own fishing tackle to bring it. A limited number of rods and reels will be given away to participants upon completion of the clinic.
If conditions allow, participants will have the opportunity to practice their new skills and fish from the pier. This event is a photo catch-and-release activity, and an adult must accompany all participants.
Individuals or companies interested in helping sponsor this event or volunteering at the clinic should call Skip Harris at 321-258-0578 or the FWC’s Nancy Fisher at 850-487-0554.
To find out more on taking a kid fishing, go to MyFWC.com/Fishing.
Here is the schedule for this week in the City of Sanford Recreation Services Department 2012 Adult Slowpitch Softball Spring Season at Pinehurst Park.
The schedule for the Fun League that plays on Wednesday has Drive Time playing the CPH Engineers at 6:30 p.m.; The West End Trading Company taking on the Scientific Glass at 7:30 p.m.; and Wet Spot tackling Park Avenue Pub at 8:30 p.m.
The tentative schedule (efforts are being made to set up make-up games on other nights) for the Thursday Night Recreational League will have Speed playing Where Do You Want It at 6:30 p.m. and Just Us Scrubs playing a doubleheader against DBK Construction Group (Scientific Glass) at 7:30 p.m. and A Complete Sign Company at 8:30 p.m. The West End Trading Company and The Aerosim Flight School-Mile Highs will have byes.
There also is a tentative 6-game make-up day set for Saturday (June 30).
Everyone is invited free of charge to come out and cheer on the teams at Pinehurst Park, located on West 24th Street, five blocks west after turning off of 17-92 at the Hungry Howie’s Pizza.
FCSL KIDS CLUB
Membership in the Florida Collegiate Summer League Kids' Club is only $20 ($10 per additional child) and will provide youth with free admission to the ball park, a membership card, team newsletter, t-shirt, a birthday card, invitations to exclusive team and Kids' Club events and much, much more!
Along with these benefits, Kids' Club members will be provided the exclusive opportunity to be bat boys/girls as well as take part in pregame on field activities.
For more information on the Kids' Club visit www.floridaleague.com or call 321-206-9174.
Tune into the 3N2 Baseball Show every Thursday Night from 7 p.m.-to-8 p.m. on 740AM The Game.
The 3N2 Baseball Show focuses in on high school, collegiate, and Major League Baseball activity throughout Florida.
Central Florida listeners can hear us on 740AM The Game and those who are out of market can find us online or using the IHeartRadio App.
There will be a special 50-Lap feature for the Sportsman at Orlando SpeedWorld this Friday night.
Also on the schedule will be the Modifieds, Super Stocks, Strictly Stocks, Legends and Bandoleros.
Pit Gates open at 4 p.m. and Grandstands at 6 p.m.
Racing begins at 8 p.m.
General Admission will be $15 for Adults; $13 for Seniors and Military; and FREE for Kids 11 & under.
SpeedWorld is located 17 miles east of Orlando between Orlando and Titusville on Highway 50 at the 520 Cocoa Cutoff.
For more information on Orlando SpeedWorld, please visit the website: www.OrlandoSpeedworld.org or contact the FASCAR Offices at 407-568-1367.
The next Pro-Late Model Challenge 100-Lap race is this Saturday night at New Smyrna Speedway.
The schedule for week will also feature the E-Modifieds, Super Stocks and Strictly Stocks.
Pit Gates open at 3 p.m. and the grandstands at 6 p.m.
Racing will begin at 7:30 p.m.
General Admission will be $20 for Adults; $18 for Seniors and Military; and FREE for Kids 11 & under.
The track is located at the corner of SR. 44 and CR 415, between New Smyrna, DeLand and Daytona.
For more information call the track office at 386-427-4129 or visit the website at www.newsmyrnaspeedway.org.
The Chaz Lytle Baseball Camp will be holding Youth Baseball Camps at the Orlando Baseball Lessons Facility in Longwood:
* July 24-26 from 8 a.m.-to-noon for ages 7-through-12.
* July 31-August 2 from 8 a.m.-to-noon for ages 12-and-up (High School Prep Workout).
The cost for each camp will be $105.
For more information check out the website at _ www.orlandobaseballlessons.com
Sanford junior golfers ages 11-to-18 are invited to compete in an upcoming AJGT tournament.
The AJGT Crown Buick Invitational will be held in New Orleans the week of July 16–17.
The 2-day, 36-hole tournament is ranked by the National Junior Golf Scoreboard and hosted by the Arrowhead Junior Golf Tour. Includes two days of green fees, tee gifts and Trophies in four age divisions.
Recommended accommodations are available at the Sleep Inn. Please call 504-309-5700 for reservations.
The tournament extended registration deadline is Friday. July 13 at Noon.
To enter the event, please call 1-318-402-2446 or enter online at www.arrowheadjgt.com.
The ASA/USA Softball National Identification Program, powered by Softball Factory, will take place in Clermont on Wednesday, July 11, at the National Training Center (NTC).
All athletes ages 13-18 are encouraged to attend. Players are asked to report to the field at noon for registration, and the event is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. The registration fee is $99. Please go to http://www.softball-factory.com/national-identification-program/ to enroll or call 855-822-5115 to speak with a Softball Factory representative.
During this event with Softball Factory, the Official Scouting Partner of ASA/USA Softball, players will take part in a workout where they will perform for Softball Factory coaches who will evaluate them on speed, pitching, hitting and defense.
Select players from the event will qualify for Softball Factory player development programs such as the Softball Factory World Series, the Maryland Select Training, and the Ronald McDonald Softball Tournament. These events have been created to help players in their development as they move forward towards college. In addition, Softball Factory will provide players with tools to help families navigate the college recruiting process.
After the event, all player evaluations will be submitted to ASA/USA Softball for consideration in their Junior National Team selection pool. This is a great opportunity for players to get on the selection committee’s radar as they plan ahead for future USA Softball Junior National Teams.
Softball Factory is a division of Baseball Factory, an organization that has been helping players reach their dream of playing at the college level for over 18 years. Baseball Factory is now helping softball players reach those same goals.
Baseball Factory has assisted players in attaining an astonishing $1 billion in college scholarships. With a professional staff of former college softball coaches and players, Softball Factory has the softball experts that can help players find the right fit at the next level.
Free junior tennis clinics and tournaments will again be offered by Lake County Junior Golf at Mission Inn Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills by Professionals Cesar Villarroel and Gene Jacobson.
Health and Fitness education is also included in the program.
Clinics are held each Saturday with tournaments beginning on Saturday, July 14.
The program is for boys and girls ages 10 to 18 who are Lake County residents. Non- Lake County residents may pay a fee to reserve a space. Space is limited.
Call 352-324-2024 ex 22 for information and application.
Due to an overwhelming response in registration for the 2012 Summer Volleyball Camp, UCF head volleyball coach Todd Dagenais announced Tuesday that additional court space was added for the July 10-13 All-Skills Camp. However, online registrations are coming in at a record rate and the remaining camp space is expected to fill in the next 8-12 days.
People wishing to enroll their campers for the summer program are encouraged to visit www.centralfloridavolleyballcamps.com and register online, or call Camp Co-Director Arturo Rivera at 407-242-6603 directly to reserve their spot. Campers can select the option of staying overnight or commuting daily to the camp held entirely in the UCF Venue.
Dagenais recently announced the addition of ESPN broadcaster and volleyball analysis Kelli Tennant to the coaching lineup for this year's camp program. Tennant most recently served as volleyball color analysis in the NCAA Regional Finals in Hawaii, and also worked as a sportscaster for MSG Varsity network.
In addition to the All-Skills program, Dagenais will host a Position Specific Clinic on July 14 and an Elite College Prep Camp from July 15-18.
"The position specific camp is a great opportunity for outside hitters, liberos, middle hitters, and setters, to learn all the small details of their position from UCF staff and players," said Dagenais. “Encouraging campers to stay the extra day and train with the Knights, those campers also attending the All-Skills and Elite camps will be given a discounted rate on the Position Specific Clinics."
Rounding out the on-campus portion of the summer camp program will be the 2012 Elite College Prep Camp from July 15-18. Enrollment is limited to only 56 campers and will be staffed by college coaches and players, as well as international professional players and coaches.
For those high school teams that may be looking for a very unique and personal training opportunity, Dagenais will be holding a limited number of Satellite Camps throughout June, July, and August.
High School coaches and administrators are encouraged to call Arturo Rivera directly for additional information and open dates on the satellite camps.
Have you ever thought about how to get your child to the next level in their baseball career?
The Florida League will offer this once in a lifetime opportunity for your children to receive top notch instruction in hitting, pitching, fielding, and base running for baseball players ages 6 to 14. College summer league baseball is where the top collegiate baseball players play during the summer in order to gain more experience or get closer to accomplishing the dream of reaching the top level of professional baseball. Sessions will take place at each of the participating ballparks on different nights throughout the season. The Sanford River Rats, Orlando Freedom, and DeLand Suns will all be hosting pregame clinics throughout the season on the following nights:
Sanford River Rats _ July 23, July 25, July 31 and August 1. $25 per clinic or $100 for all five dates. Clinics run from 5 p.m.-to-7 p.m.
Orlando Freedom _ June 26, July 10, July 25 and July 31. $25 per clinic or $100 for all five dates. Clinics run from 5 p.m.-to-7 p.m.
DeLand Suns _ June 25, July 8 and July 29. All three dates for $50. Clinics run from 2 p.m.-to-5 p.m.
For more information on clinics please visit www.floridaleague.com or call 321-206-9174.
UCF FOOTBALL TICKETS
For as little as $140, UCF football fans can purchase season tickets to watch the Knights host their first SEC opponent and compete for one final Conference USA championship.
Fans who purchase season tickets this year will secure the best available seats – and lock in the same prices – for the 2013 season, when the Knights will move to the BIG EAST Conference and begin hosting marquee teams such as USF, Boise State, Louisville, Rutgers and Cincinnati.
Several season ticket and parking packages are available, and ticket prices are lower than they were last season for many sections. Flexible payment plans allow fans to spread the cost of their tickets over four interest-free installments.
For complete season-ticket details and a seating chart, call the UCF Ticket Office at (407) 823-1000 or visit http://UCFAthletics.com. Single-game ticket information will be available at a later date.
Fans who want to enjoy UCF football in the comfort and style of Bright House Networks Stadium’s club level should visit http://ucfgoldenknightsclub.com or call (407) 823-2205 for more information.
The Knights are slated to host FIU (Sept. 15) and Missouri (Sept. 29), along with East Carolina (Oct. 4), Southern Miss (Oct. 13), SMU (Nov. 3) and UAB (Nov. 24). The contest with Missouri marks the first time in school history UCF will host a school from the Southeastern Conference, as the Tigers will move from the Big 12 to the SEC this summer.
UCF asks all current season-ticket holders to renew by the April 30 deadline to retain their current seats, and they have the first right to request changes to their seat locations.
2012 UCF Season Ticket Plans:
- West Sideline Sections (106-115) - $210*
- West Sideline Sections (206-214) - $210*
- West Corner Sections (116, 215) - $180
- East Sideline Sections (127-131, 228) - $180*
- East Sideline Sections (125-126, 132-133) - $180
- East Sideline Sections (226-227, 229-230) - $180
- Young Alumni Section (231) - $140**
- Fan (2) Pack Sections (124-125, 224-225) - $300***
- Fan (4) Pack Sections (124-125, 224-225) - $540***
- Endzone/Corner Sections (117-124) - $140
- Endzone/Corner Sections (216-220, 224-225) - $140
* - Requires Golden Knights Club Donation
** - Must Have Graduated in 2008 or Later
*** - Includes Tickets, Garage C Parking, Seat Cushions, T-Shirts