Community Spirit

AAMCO Gives Cars for Christmas

The AAMCO Transmissions dealers of Northeast Florida announced today that they are providing six cars to needy families through their 9th Annual AAMCO Transmissions “Cars for Christmas 2010” holiday campaign.

Florida Youth Program to Graduate 158 Teens Saturday

Florida Youth Program to Graduate 158 Teens Saturday

Florida’s Youth ChalleNGe Academy is run by the Florida Department of Military Affairs and the Florida National Guard. Designed on a military model, 16- to 19-year-old high school dropouts encounter a rigorous five-and-a-half month residential phase.  These teens are given a second chance to earn a high school diploma, but this is the first class in which the Academy has partnered with St. Johns River Community College to offer college credits to the students.

Jacksonville Giants Buy 1 Ticket, Get 1 Free This Sunday

Jacksonville Giants Buy 1 Ticket, Get 1 Free This Sunday

After a smash season-opening weekend, the Jacksonville Giants are headed into game three undefeated, and with added support.

The team welcomes Absolute Medical Clinic as its newest sponsor, and presenter of Hospitality & Medical Industry night this Sunday, December 12th.

Buy one ticket, get one free for all members of hospitality & medical industries, Sunday, December 12th, 2010, 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Jaguars Granted 24-hour Extension for Raiders Game

Jaguars Granted 24-hour Extension for Raiders Game

The Jaguars have requested and been granted a 24-hour extension to the NFL blackout deadline, which is 1:00 p.m. today for Sunday’s home game against the Oakland Raiders. The team has until 1:00 p.m. Friday to reach the blackout threshold in order for the game to be televised locally. There are approximately 1,700 tickets remaining to reach the blackout threshold.

Winn-Dixie Water Provides 7 Truckloads of Toys for Marines' Toys for Tots

Winn-Dixie Water Provides 7 Truckloads of Toys for Marines' Toys for Tots

Seven trucks were loaded with toys at the grocer’s Jacksonville warehouse for the Marines.  The toys were purchased through the sales of specially-packaged bottled water.  Ten cents from every 24-pack of bottled water sold was donated to purchase toys for the Marines.  The 24-packs of bottled water sell for $3.69 and are available in all of the Winn-Dixie’s 485 stores.

Jacksonville RollerGirls Double-Header “Naughty vs. Nice”

Saturday, December 11, 2010

  • Jax Ice & Sports Plex
  • 3605 Philips Hwy.
  • 904-357-0102
  • Free entry with donation of a new, unwrapped toy with $10 value.

“Naughty vs. Nice” features two Jacksonville RollerGirls home teams competing in the first bout followed by the all-star New Jax City Rollers taking on the men’s roller derby team, Magic City Misfits. Competition will be fierce but the ultimate goal is partnering with Toys for Tots to support children in need during the holidays. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the first bout will begin at 6:00 p.m. with the second bout following at 7:30 p.m. Bring a new, unwrapped toy worth $10 or more for complimentary entry. Tickets are $10.00 in advance or $12.00 at the door. Tickets can be purchased in advance from Skate Bomb in Jacksonville Beach, www.BrownPaperTickets.com, or from one of your local roller derby girls.

You Can Change a Child’s Life by Becoming a Foster Parent

Nearly 400 children currently live in foster homes in Duval, Nassau and Clay counties. Every week, about 20 children enter child welfare in the tri-county area. These children are removed from their homes for a planned, temporary period of time.

Some are placed with relatives, some are placed in group homes, and many are placed in foster homes where they will be cared for by loving, nurturing and supportive foster parents.