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FC JAX Destroyers and Children’s Miracle Network to Host “A Night to Remember”

FC JAX Destroyers and Children’s Miracle Network to Host “A Night to Remember”
The FC JAX Destroyers and the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals are pleased to announce a joint effort in hosting a community event on July 21 that is sure to be a night to remember.

The FC JAX Destroyers’ July 21st match against the Central Florida Kraze will feature Jacksonville local Haley Richardson, the 2011 Florida Champion representative for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in the coin toss to begin the game. Richardson was treated at Wolfson Children’s Hospital for Osteosercoma and was selected as the state representative for her bravery battling and overcoming the cancer. Miracle Children will also be present and sing the national anthem as well as serve as the ball boys and girls during the game.

Annual School Supply Drive About to Kickoff

Annual School Supply Drive About to Kickoff

Stuff the Bus, the annual First Coast News drive to collect school supplies for those in need is almost here.  In partnership with The Salvation Army, Publix, Community First Credit Union and The United Way, we encourage those who can help to do so by dropping off school suply donations.

St. Vincent’s HealthCare Foundation Announces Celebrity Chef for Food and Wine Tasting Event

St. Vincent’s HealthCare Foundation Announces Celebrity Chef for Food and Wine Tasting Event

Often hailed as the “Father of Wine Country Cuisine,” Chef John Ash will be featured St. Vincent’s HealthCare Foundation’s 10th anniversary Delicious Destinations Celebrity Chef by the Sea Champagne Reception and Luncheon on Thursday, September 8 at 11:30 am at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club.

John Ash is a renowned chef, author, and food and wine educator. His restaurant, John Ash & Company, in Santa Rosa, California, uses local, seasonal ingredients to create dishes that complement the wines produced in the region. John has co-hosted a food and wine radio talk show for 23 years, and has also hosted his own TV show on the Food Network. He is an adjunct instructor at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in the Napa Valley, and was voted “Cooking School Teacher of the Year” by the International Association of Culinary Professionals in 2008.

”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.”

Innovative Internships Open Job Opportunities For Floridians Overcoming Mental Illness

Floridians who have been treated for mental illnesses will have the opportunity to be employed by private businesses under a new partnership between the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) and the Florida Department of Education’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR).


Twenty-five paid internships will be available within the next few months for persons who are ready to go to work as part of their treatment and recovery from serious mental illnesses. Typically the unemployment rate of adults with significant mental health issues is extremely high – around 80 percent.

TODAY: Save Our Sports in Duval County Telethon

TODAY: Save Our Sports in Duval County Telethon

The Save Our Sports In Duval County Campaign is designed to raise the funds needed to re-implement the high school sports that have been cut due to budget constraints by the Duval County Public School (DCPS) system for the next school year.

On June 29, Sports Talk Radio 1010XL in partnership with DCPS, and several local sports organizations will be holding a telethon to solicit donations to save the twelve high school sports that have been cut - boys and girls junior varsity soccer, boys and girls lacrosse, boys and girls tennis, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls golf, wrestling, and slow pitch softball. 

If you'd like to donate, please call (904) 647-5418

Operation Troop Donation at Old Navy

Old Navy is honoring the men and women who serve in the military by partnering with Operation Care and Comfort to collect everyday items for troop care packages.  Operation Care and Comfort is an all volunteer organization which provides care packages to our deployed troops and supports military families.