Winter Park team in World Series
Twelve girls, three coaches and their families will be representing the Babe Ruth Softball League in the Regional Championships in Greenville, N.C., playing against the best teams in the U.S. The Winter Park team has already been invited to the World Series in Alachua, Fla., in August. Help support the team by making a donation and becoming a sponsor! Also, Winter Park's 12U Boys team is moving on to the regionals. Visit www.indiegogo.com/winterpark12U to donate.
Summer of Dreams kicks off second year
Fifth Third Bank’s Summer of Dreams has spirit! That spirit was reflected by the pom-poms in the air for the “pep rally” kick-off at the downtown branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida (BGCCF). Supporters and sponsors gathered to kick off the second year of Summer of Dreams — a program providing homeless students in Central Florida up to 10 weeks of free summer camp, two meals per day, mentoring and school supplies, as well as financial counseling for their parents. Visit www.TheSummerofDreams.com or call 407-657-4818.
Holocaust survivor honored for her volunteering
One of Central Florida’s most active volunteers, Helen Greenspun is being honored by the USA network’s Characters Unite campaign, which identifies leaders in addressing social injustices and bridging cultural divides. As a Holocaust survivor from Poland, her life’s purpose has been to raise awareness and be a voice for those who did not survive. For more information, visit charactersunite.com
Local student honored for academic achievements
Jonathan Hill of Maitland, a senior at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, is listed on the honor roll with distinction.
Winter Park families can apply to host international students
Ayusa is looking for American families in the Winter Park area interested in hosting international high school students for the 2012-2013 school year. Visit www.ayusa.org or contact Ellen Barr at 407-310-8330.
Officer saves a life while off-duty
While on vacation in South Florida, Driver’s Mart Hero and Orlando Police Officer Izzy Hernandez rescued a small boy who was drowning in a lagoon. Hernandez performed rescue breathing on the unresponsive child and thanks to his quick actions, the 5-year-old made a full recovery. David Hicks (pictured), also a Driver’s Mart Hero, is among a group of dedicated adult volunteers who promote and support youth sports in Central Florida. As a volunteer board member for the Central Florida Kraze/Krush Soccer Club, he has raised more than $60,000 for scholarships to help families in need participate in the sports league.
A&H museum accepting applications for artist program
The Art and History Museums – Maitland (A&H) announces a call to artists to participate in its 2012-2013 Artist-in-Action (AIA) program. This program provides non-residential studio space to an established or emerging artist for the professional practice and research of fine art. The deadline for applications is Aug. 1. Visit www.ArtandHistory.org to apply.
Artistic workshops available for all ages
Enjoy a summer of art and history exploration at the Art & History Museums – Maitland (A&H). The A&H continues its lineup of classes for adults and children this summer. To register, call 407-539-2181 or visit www.ArtandHistory.org
Road to Recovery program looking for volunteers
The American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program is currently recruiting volunteers to drive local cancer patients to and from their chemotherapy and radiation treatments in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties. For more information, contact your local American Cancer Society office at 1-877-901-2862. If you are a cancer patient seeking more information about the Road to Recovery program, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org
Summer interns learn about real estate industry
Kelly Price & Company is happy to introduce its summer interns, Ben Fry and Hannah Marshall. In it’s ninth year, the paid summer internship program features two up-and-coming high school students who have been carefully selected to learn the ropes of the real estate industry. For specific information, contact 407-645-4321 or visit www.KellyPriceAndCompany.com
Ethos is hiring for new Winter Park location
Ethos Vegan Kitchen is moving to the corner of Fairbanks and New York Avenue this month. Aside from improved parking, the vegan restaurant will be expanding their hours and menu, and migrating to a table service format. They are hiring for various positions. Visit www.ethosvegankitchen.com for more information.
Schools in Orange and Seminole counties need volunteers
Junior Achievement (JA) of Central Florida needs volunteers for the upcoming fall semester to teach JA classes in Orange County and Seminole County elementary, middle and high schools. Training is held monthly at Junior Achievement’s office at 2121 Camden Road. For more information, contact Rachel Whitmire at 407-898-2121, ext. 30, or [email protected]
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