Girl Scouts Offers Free Sports, Health, and Wellness Expo
Girls in grades two through eight and their families are invited to a free Sports, Health, and Wellness Expo hosted by Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida on Saturday, January 20 from 2 – 5pm. The event will take place at SKY Academy, 881 S. River Road. Participants will enjoy an afternoon of mini-clinics, demonstrations, hands-on activities, and giveaways, led by local experts. Participating organizations include SKY Academy, Charlotte Stone Crabs, Englewood Community Hospital, Dance with Janice, Kona Ice, Lemon Bay Yoga Studio, Restorative Medical Center, Rhonda’s Retreat Fitness, Revolutionary Martial Arts, and i9 Sports, and Macaroni Kid. Girl Scouts staff will be on hand to talk about Girl Scout programs, including athletic and healthy living badges, and membership information. All girls must be accompanied by an adult and should wear closed-toed shoes and sunscreen. While walk-ins are welcome, pre-registration is encouraged. Contact Meghan Campbell at 921-5358 ext. 405, or firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information or to RSVP.
LBHS Athletes of the Month
Congratulations to the Lemon Bay High School December 2017 Athletes of the Month, basketball players Francesca Gallucci and Tyler Caron! Girls Basketball Senior, Francesca Gallucci, scored a career high 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in a 56-51 win against DeSoto on December 14. Francesca, a team captain, is leading the team in scoring and rebounding for the season and has averaged double figures in points and rebounds for the month of December. Boys Basketball Senior, Tyler Caron, was named to the all-tournament team for the LBHS Provo Holiday shootout. The senior captain scored 25 points and had 15 rebounds and two slam dunks in a win against Lennard High School. Other nominees during the month of December were Girls Basketball: Chloe Straub (Soph.), Lauren Maheu (Sr.) and Jenny Parsons (Sr.); Girls Soccer: Erica Mulvaney (Sr.), Madison Raggazone (Sr.), Zelo Melo (Soph.), Taylor Mason (Fr.) and Lauren Ragazzone (Fr.); Girls Weighlifting: Macayla Marinola (Jr.) and Hannah Kane (Sr.); Wrestling: Bryce Taranto (Fr.) and Boys Soccer: Bryce Dean (Sr.). The entire athletic department at Lemon Bay High School thanks you for your support of the Manta Rays! School Website: www.lemonbayhigh.com
EPAS Scholarships Available
The Englewood Performing Arts Series (EPAS) is offering scholarships to Lemon Bay High School seniors, as well as graduates who are current college students. To be eligible, applicants must be pursuing a major in the performing arts or in teaching the performing arts. This may include either music or theater. The deadline for submitting applications is February 1 for high school students and February 15 for students currently enrolled in college. Applications are available at the Lemon Bay High School Guidance Office or by writing to Elizabeth Simmons, EPAS Scholarship Committee, Post Office Box 1304, Englewood, FL 34295-1304. For additional information, please e-mail the Englewood Performing Arts Association at email@example.com or call the Englewood Performing Arts office at 473•2787.
Golf Scholarship for Michael
Matt Licata (Head Golf Pro) at Rotonda Golf & Country Club delivered a heartfelt gift to a child and family in dire need during the holidays. Through donations and tons of support, RG&CC presented Michael Retz with a 2018 Golf Membership with access to all 5 courses and free dinners for him and his family to be used anytime at The Hills Restaurant. Wilson is also providing Michael with a free set of Junior Golf Clubs and the Arnold Palmer Invitational will be sending him and his family tickets for any day of their event as well. In October, after finding a brain tumor, Michael was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer. Surgery could only remove 90% of the tumor due to location. Michael’s doctors have given him 12-18 months to live. He is receiving radiation and chemotherapy treatments daily in Tampa. Kudos to Rotonda Golf & Country Club and may Michael enjoy many golf outings!
Youth Baseball Sign-ups
Registration is now underway for Englewood Little League baseball. There are leagues available from T-Ball for ages 4-6 to Junior, age 13-14. Play takes place at the Englewood Sports Complex, 1300 S River Rd. Registration deadline is February 17 and League play runs from March 10 – May 12. Register online at englewoodareayouthbaseball.com. Questions? Call 474•5845.
100 Men In 100 Days.
Big Brothers Big Sisters serving Sarasota, Manatee, DeSoto, Highlands, Hardee, Charlotte, Lee, Hendry and Collier counties launches its “100 Men in 100 Days” campaign to encourage men to become a Big Brother and volunteer with the organization. The recruitment campaign comes at a good time, as there are 200 boys waiting to be matched with a positive male role model. The campaign kicks off today and run until April 18. Research shows that having the positive influence of a “Big” makes a real difference in the life of a child. “Littles” experience improvements in academic performance, behavior and relationships at home and elsewhere, according to independent studies. In the Decisions to Win program, 95% of the seniors who participated in the program graduated from high school. “Littles” have also demonstrated better success in school with 90% improving or maintaining their academic performance. Mentoring is one of the most rewarding, enjoyable and simple things a volunteer can do. For as little as one hour a week, volunteers can add joy to the life of a child, and ultimately, contribute greatly to his or her potential. For more info, visit bbbssun.org.