Sports & Recreation

FWC Considers Extending Alligator Hunting Hours

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) directed staff to advertise a rule amendment to extend alligator hunting hours. Commissioners will vote on it at their June meeting.

JaxParks Launches New Tennis Program for Youth 10 and Under

The Department of Recreation and Community Services (JaxParks) has teamed up with the Jacksonville Youth Tennis Association to launch QuickStart Tennis programs at three area tennis facilities. The program, which focuses on teaching youth ages10 and under the fundamentals of tennis, will run from March 28 through May 12 at the following tennis facilities:

THE PLAYERS Championship Tickets Now on Sale

THE PLAYERS Championship Tickets Now on Sale

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Tickets are now on sale for the area's, and one of the nation's, premier golf tournaments.

The 2011 PLAYERS Championship will be played May 9-15 at its usual spot at the TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course.

Tickets are now on sale at the TPC clubhouse, area Publix stores, online from the PGA Tour and over the phone through Ticketmaster at 888-401-8000.

Publix stores in Duval, Nassau, Clay, St. Johns and Flagler counties in Florida and Camden and Glynn counties in Georgia are selling the following tickets:

  • Good Any One Day (Monday-Wednesday) Practice Round, $20
  • Daily Grounds (Thursday-Sunday), $50
  • Daily Parking Pass(Thursday-Sunday), $20
  • Weekly Grounds (Monday-Sunday), $135
  • Weekly Parking Pass(Thursday-Sunday), $75

Tickets for clubhouse and hospitality access are available online and at the clubhouse.

Eighth Annual NEFAR Charity Bass Fishing Tournament Set For April 30

Eighth Annual NEFAR Charity Bass Fishing Tournament Set For April 30

For the eighth consecutive year, the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors (NEFAR) will raise funds for the Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center in Palatka through a catch-and-release Charity Bass Fishing Tournament on April 30. NEFAR donates one hundred percent of all proceeds raised to Haven Hospice and has donated more than $124,000 during the past seven years.

Jacksonville Car & Truck Show

Jacksonville Car & Truck Show

The hottest new and exotic automobiles will steer towards North Florida when the Jacksonville International Car and Truck Show returns February 18-20, 2011  at the Prime Osborn Convention Center. 

Jacksonville Suns Announce 2011 Manager and Field Staff

Coming off Back-2-Back Southern League Championships in 2009 and 2010, the Jacksonville Suns have announced that Andrew Barkett will join the Florida Marlins organization to manage the Suns in 2011. Returning to the Suns are Hitting Coach Corey Hart and Pitching Coach John Duffy along with Athletic Trainer Dustin Luepker.

Gate River Run Entry Forms Now Available

The official Gate River Run entry forms and training schedules are now available for the 34th running of Jacksonville’s premier running tradition on Saturday, March 12, 2011, announced Race Director Doug Alred.  More than 20,000 people annually take to the streets in Jacksonville’s largest participatory sporting event, which includes four popular races through some of Jacksonville’s most scenic neighborhoods.  Gate River Run is the largest 15K in the country.