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Yachty Gras Boat Parade Scheduled For January 31st
The St Johns River is normally quiet this time of year, however, 2014 will be different with a brand new event, called Yachty Gras. Downtown will have decorated boats for the first time ever, with The Yachty Gras Boat parade and celebration starting at 7 p.m. Friday, January 31st. Come Join the Jacksonville Sail and Power Squadron for a lighted boat parade on the St. Johns River where captains and crews will showcase their vessels decorated with lights and beads in true Mardi Gras fashion.
The evening will conclude with a spectacular fireworks display over our majestic river! Lisa Almeida, The owner of The Freedom Boat Club says, “The boaters love to do these kinds of events because it is a great for families, and the community. It can bring people of all ages together downtown, and it showcases our beautiful river and gives us a chance to celebrate The St. Johns. The Mardi Gras-themed parade sets sail from Metropolitan Park, and it will travel in front of the Hyatt, and pass along the Jacksonville Landing.
The participating vessels will make two laps of the route. The Yachty Gras parade will begin at Metropolitan Park, travel along the Northbank past The Jacksonville Landing, to the Acosta Bridge, and will circle to the Southbank... [Read More]
THE PLAYERS Championship launches 2014 Birdies for Charity program
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. – THE PLAYERS Championship is pleased to announce that its Birdies for Charity program will return for the 2014 tournament, running from January 6 – May 7. The program gives local non-profit organizations the chance to fundraise while fans have the chance to win a prize by guessing the number of birdies that will be made during THE PLAYERS 2014. THE PLAYERS returns to THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass, May 6-11.
Any Northeast Florida charitable organization, recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3), is eligible to participate in Birdies for Charity. Charities encourage individuals to make a donation (minimum $20) to their organization via the Birdies for Charity program and each donation is accompanied by a birdies guess for a chance to win $5,000, sponsored by TPC Sawgrass. There will be one winner. In the event of a tie, the individual who provides the correct answers to tie-breaker question(s) will be awarded the grand prize. In 2013, there were 1,603 birdies made during the tournament with 44 balls in the water at No. 17. Participating charities also have the opportunity to raise bonus dollars from a $250,000 bonus pool based on their performance during the program. For official rules, see www.birdiesf... [Read More]
Indoor Speedway Coming To Jacksonville This Spring
Jacksonville Fl - Get ready to start your engines! Autobahn Indoor Speedway will open soon in Jacksonville, Florida, bringing the excitement and fun of real racing to everyone. The new speedway, which is located just off Interstate-95 and Butler Blvd. plans to open on in April of 2014.
According to Autobahn's Managing Partner, David Larson, "Indoor kart racing has been popular in Europe for many years and has recently found a strong following on the west coast of the United States. Autobahn Indoor Speedway is extremely excited to be bringing the first European style indoor electric kart racing facility to the Jacksonville area.
At Autobahn Indoor Speedway, everyone can be a race driver and feel the rush of being behind the wheel of Italian made adult racing karts that approach speeds of 50 MPH. If you are new to racing, rest assured, because the experienced and friendly staff will teach you some basic racing techniques to help you to feel confident and to be competitive during your first race. There are even Junior Karts (with a little slower speeds) suitable for the younger crowd if they are at least 48" tall.
Since the speedway is indoors, the weather not a factor. The indoor faci... [Read More]
NYE 2014 Jacksonville Events
Every year we put together the best list of events for NYE, here ya go - party responsibly!!
333NYE @ MOCA
For four years now, The Contemporaries have been throwing the biggest New Year's Eve bash in the city. This year's fete will be bigger than ever. Revel the night away on the dance floor, try your luck gambling, enjoy festive drinks and eats and experience the best ball drop countdown in the city, all at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville. Black tie optional. Hors d'oeuvres, beverages & entertainment are complimentary with admission. December 31, 2013 // 10 p.m. - 2 a.m. All Guests must be 21 or older.
Jacksonville Scene Party @ River City Brewing
Bring in the cheer as we celebrate and ring in the new year at River City Brewing Company! The best deal around town, the best view of the fireworks at Midnight with the best crowd! Kiss the year away from 9 PM to 2 AM for a special Jacksonville Scene price of just $65!!!! New Year’s Eve Ticket Includes: -Open Bar that includes: Beer, Wine and well liquor until 1:30 AM!!!! -Light food and appetizers -Champagne toast at Midnight -DJ -Prime view of the downtown fireworks must be 21 and up with valid picture ID. All tick... [Read More]
Muschamp Hires Roper as Gators' New Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach
GAINESVILLE, Fla. Via Gator Zone - Kurt Roper was one of five finalists this season for the Broyles Award, given annually to the nation's top assistant coach.
Gators coach Will Muschamp and Florida fans would like nothing more than for Roper to repeat as a finalist in 2014.
Muschamp made it official Thursday morning, announcing he has hired Roper as the Gators' new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
"I'm excited to have Coach Roper join our staff," Muschamp said. "He has a diverse, up-tempo background on offense and does a good job of adapting to what the players do best. The most important thing though is he has always remained balanced.
"He has had success calling plays in the SEC and has tutored three NFL quarterbacks. He has had players produce at every offensive position and he is one of the most well-respected coaches in the country."
Roper has spent the last six years as offensive coordinator at Duke under Blue Devils coach David Cutcliffe, a longtime mentor. Roper has worked with Cutcliffe every season but one since 1996 when he joined Tennessee's staff as a graduate assistant and Cutcliffe was the Vols' offensive coordinator.
R... [Read More]
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