Sports & Recreation

”Save Jax High School Tennis” Fundraiser Features Clinics with Pros

”Save Jax High School Tennis” Fundraiser Features Clinics with Pros

A full day of tennis play and exhibitions are scheduled for Saturday, August 13, 2011 at the San Jose Country Club when Jacksonville-area former touring ATP pros Brian Gottfried, Todd Martin and MaliVai Washington, along with Amer Delic, Wolfson High School tennis standout and current touring ATP pro, donate their time in a fundraising effort to “Save Jax High School Tennis.”

Expect Congested Waterways July Fourth Weekend

Expect Congested Waterways July Fourth Weekend

Nearly 1 million recreational vessels are registered in Florida, and thousands more are brought in by tourists each year to enjoy the state’s boating opportunities. Many thousands of these boats will be cruising the St. Johns River, the Intracoastal Waterway and the many popular lakes and rivers in the northeast and central part of the state while celebrating the July Fourth weekend.

Unfortunately, these busy holiday weekends too often end tragically for some boaters. And these tragedies are usually completely preventable.

‘Save Jax High School Tennis’ Fundraiser Features Clinics and Pros

‘Save Jax High School Tennis’ Fundraiser Features Clinics and Pros

A full day of tennis play and exhibitions are scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, at the San Jose Country Club when Jacksonville-area former touring ATP pros Brian Gottfried, Todd Martin and MaliVai Washington and Amer Delic, a Wolfson High School tennis standout and current touring ATP pro, donate their time in a fundraising effort to “Save Jax High School Tennis.”

Jacksonville United FC Helps to Save Cancelled Duval Countysports Programs

Jacksonville United FC will donate proceeds from their National Premiere Soccer League game against the Knoxville Force on June 25 to the Save Our Sports fundraising effort.  Proceeds from ticket sales and all donations made at the game will go toward funding boys’ and girls’ junior varsity high school soccer programs in Duval County.  The game will be played at 7 PM at Mandarin High School (4831 Greenland Road Jacksonville, FL 32258).

Despite Smoke, Baseball Must Go On

Despite Smoke, Baseball Must Go On

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Even though air quality monitors said Wednesday was on of the worst days in Jacksonville record-keeping, the Suns still played baseball against Mississippi Wednesday night.

A good seabreeze helped to clear out some of the smoke, though it still lingered throughout the game.

Many seats were empty, but Steve Vigue's was not. The Jacksonville native said he spends most of his day inside at a computer, so being out in the smoke tonight didn't bother him.

"Nah, I don't smoke. I've got good lungs," he said.

He goes to a handful of Suns games a year and said there's not much that would keep him away.

The Suns took a loss to the Mississippi Braves, 3 to 1 Wednesday, but will have another chance come smoke or shine Thursday at 7:05 p.m.

 

JSCA Inaugural World Cup Soccer Tournament

Adult soccer players throughout Northeast Florida are encouraged to register to play in the Jacksonville Sister Cities Association (JSCA) inaugural World Cup soccer tournament, which will begin July 23 at The Bolles School. The JSCA World Cup is a two-weekend tournament boasting “everything soccer” for all ages with an international flair. The tournament will feature soccer matches between area soccer players, with each team representing one of Jacksonville’s eight Sister Cities, all for a claim at the JSCA World Cup title.

Concussion Summit Educates Local Medical Community

This past weekend, June 4th, Brooks Rehabilitation hosted the 2011 Jacksonville Concussion Summit.  The event featured lectures by Robert Cantu, MD and Kevin Guskeiwicz, Ph.D., ATC on cutting edge knowledge and research on this most relevant topic.  Over 140 medical professionals were in attendance and participated in this summit.  The mission of the Jacksonville Sports Medicne Program who helped to produce this event is to make Jacksonville a safer place to play.  Sports concussions remain a hot topic and this event offered the latest research and insights into concussions for Physicians, Athletic Trainers and medical providers.  A special guest speaker was Florida Representative Ron Renuart, DO who sponsored recent concussion legislation in this past session.  This bill will help to educate parents and supporting youth in the safety of sports and will be re-introduced in the 2012 Legislative Session.