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    THE PLAYERS Giving Back Month concludes with Red Coat Ride Out




    Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. - THE PLAYERS volunteer leadership – the Red Coats –once again hit the road for what has become a Giving Back Month tradition: the Red Coat Ride Out.  This year, the Red Coats took a tour of the Operation New Hope facility before joining the UNF First Generation Scholars Luncheon; both organizations are recipients of Red Coat grants. The Red Coat Ride Out concluded a month of events that celebrated THE PLAYERS charitable outreach and total charitable donations as a result of the 2013 tournament.  

    Operation New Hope received a $10,000 grant from the Red Coats this year, and a surprise $10,000 donation from THE PLAYERS was revealed during the Red Coats visit. Operation New Hope, founded in 1999, is a faith-based, nonprofit community development corporation. Operation New Hope has maintained a two-pronged business model vital to sustaining broken urban communities: affordable housing; and successful workforce reintegration of ex-offenders. The $20,000 donation will support Operation New Hope’s Ready 4 Work program, designed to assist in curtailing prison recidivism and since its inception has assisted more than 2,500 participants.

    “This was an incredible day. To have such a distinguishe...   [Read More]




    Local Beer Superstore - Every Beer You Could Dream Of




    Jacksonville Fl - Out on the prowl, we came across a "Craft Beer Emporium" in the King St. Beer District called Beer 30. Beer 30, owned and operated locally, is a must visit.

    The store, currently boasts over 650 different kinds of craft beer that can be purchased as singles, 6 packs or cases. They also have a hand picked selection of wines for non beer drinkers. Warren Fryefield - co owner & beer enthusiast opened the shop in June, 2012. Warren got into the business because of his love for a good beer. Warren doesn't have a favorite beer, he has many - " Asking me what my favorite beer is like asking me which child is my favorite".

    Besides being know for having lots and... lots of beer, the store also has local craft beer like Bold City & Intuition for the "CHEAPEST IN TOWN - GUARANTEED"! They truly have something for everyone. If you are looking for local, regional or international craft beers, this is your new favorite shop. The most obscure beer they carry is Enistok imported from Iceland. Most popular beer choice are beers from Intuition and Bold City.

    Hours: Weekdays are 11-11, Saturday 10-12 & Sunday 12-6. Their address is 1...   [Read More]




    Intuition Ale Works Three-Year Anniversary Celebration




    Jacksonville Fl - Break out the birthday hats… Intuition Ale Works is turning THREE! The big anniversary celebration takes place Saturday, November 23rd but they will be celebrating the whole week leading up to that day. Read on for details about all of their events!

    Intuition will be releasing at least one new beer every day from Tues, Nov 19th until Fri, Nov 22nd! Each beer will ONLY be available the day it is released. Then, on Saturday the 23rd all the beers will be available in the brewery and tap room. They will have 20+ special release brews on tap for the big anniversary bash!

    Interested in trying all 20+ beers? With the Beer Passport you can win prizes for trying them all. Beer Passports will be available in the tap room starting Tuesday, November 19th. They will be serving up 7-ounce pours of all our brews. Every time you drink a brew that week Intuition give you a stamp on your passport to keep track of the beers you’ve tried. If you try all twenty beers by Saturday the 23rd you’ll get a voucher for a gallon growler and a fill of your favorite brew. PLUS you’ll be entered into a raffle to win $100 tap room dollars.

    FRI, NOV ...   [Read More]




    Engine 15 Brewing Company Is Expanding




    We am so pleased and honored to announce that Engine 15 Brewing Company will be opening a second and much bigger location!

    Engine 15 Brewing Company of Jacksonville Beach is expanding its brewing facilities with a new production brewery in the downtown Jacksonville neighborhood of LaVilla.

    “This new facility will allow us to grow our distribution while keeping our Jacksonville Beach location to serve our customers new and interesting beers and food.” Says Luciano Scremin, Co-owner and Brewmaster.

    The new production facility will increase beer production from the current capacity of approximately 1,000 barrels per year at the Jacksonville Beach location a total capacity of 10,000 barrels per year. The company will install a 20 barrel brewhouse and 60 barrel fermentation tanks, along with a large format bottling line. All of which are scheduled to come online in February of 2014."

    The brewery will also add a canning line in late 2014. The new location encompasses 1.3 acres and two buildings totaling 38,000 square feet under roof, which will allow ample space for a tap room and outdoor beer garden.

    “The Jacksonville Beach location will remain and be tasked with creating fun and interest...   [Read More]




    Transportation Solution from Jax Beach to Downtown - Jax Connector




    Jacksonville needs your help to bring The Connector to life. Help to connect the community through this no-risk funding campaign!

    Q: What is The Connector?

    This is simple. Together we can provide an easy, reliable, fast and affordable transportation solution to connect two thriving areas in Jacksonville. The Connector will provide private buses to both Downtown and the Beaches. Two luxury buses will run on a continuous schedule leaving each location, every hour on the hour, from 7 pm to 2 am Friday and Saturday nights with room for expansion. You'll be able to make reservations in advance through Jax Connector or by walking up. The cost will be $5 one-way and $8 round-trip payable via cash or charge. The ride will be a straight shot from point A to point B and trip duration is approximately a 30 minute ride.

    Q: I love Jacksonville, but will this work? And why do you need $100K?

    Private transportation systems are proven all over the world. This is our opportunity to step up when resources have not been provided at the growth rate of our community. That in mind, there are key barriers to implementation: cost and adoption. 

    Cost. We're hoping you can help on...   [Read More]



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