Orlando Magic Youth Foundation Spotlight: University of Central Florida Foundation

Orlando Magic Youth Foundation Spotlight:

University of Central Florida Foundation

By Josh Cohen, OrlandoMagic.com

ORLANDO — For those who have experienced college life, you know how strenuous being a student can sometimes be.

At the University of Central Florida, however, there is help for many young adults trying to overcome all the stress and complexities that come with being a college student. The First Generation Program, which provides disadvantaged students with all the necessary tools to succeed at UCF and beyond, has proven to be a huge boost for many aspiring professionals. Continue reading “Orlando Magic Youth Foundation Spotlight: University of Central Florida Foundation”


U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), a member of the Senate Subcommittee on Science and Space, today met with Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Director Bob Cabana to discuss the center’s current activities and recently released 20 year master plan. Rubio stressed the importance of expanding space exploration opportunities in Florida.

Following the meeting, Rubio issued the following statement:

“Since our space program began, Florida has been America’s spaceport, and we must continue playing a central role in 21st century space exploration. Of course, space exploration in this century must look significantly different than it did in the last one, with innovators in the commercial space industry carrying more of the load.

“I appreciated Director Cabana’s time today to discuss the center’s future. It’s important that NASA and the commercial space industry coexist in a way that benefits our nation’s space and science goals, as well as Florida’s long-standing role as a hub of space-related job creation.

“The main concern I raised with Director Cabana is how we can get commercial space companies to launch from Florida so they can utilize the infrastructure and workforce that make Florida a unique, and ideal, place to conduct launches. My hope is that NASA’s management plans for Kennedy do not put Florida at a competitive disadvantage, or deter or hamper commercial space entities from making full use of the facility and other potential launch sites in Florida. He assured me that would not be the case, but this is something I’ll continue exploring in consultations with the different stakeholders.

“The competition for commercial space industry activity is furious among states like Florida, Texas and Georgia. Florida has many decades of proven experience as a space launch hub, but we must keep working aggressively to keep it that way.”


Official FIFA World Cup Account Launches on Instagram

The official FIFA World Cup™ appFIFA has launched its official FIFAWorldCup account on Instagram to share the best imagery from Brazil and for football supporters across the globe to share their World Cup celebrations on social media.

Continue reading “Official FIFA World Cup Account Launches on Instagram”

Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge Grand Opening Brings Community Together

unnamedMayor Teresa Jacobs recently joined the community for the

Back to Nature Refuge Grand Opening celebration.  


The recent grand opening of the Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge and Education Center raised $15,000 to care for and rehabilitate injured and orphaned wildlife, a service Back to Nature has been providing for 25 years. Continue reading “Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge Grand Opening Brings Community Together”

The Fantasy Soccer Revolution is Here: Fantasygol.com

Fantasygolcom TeamFantasygol.com is a website that allows individuals to play fantasy soccer for free or for real money on a daily and weekly basis. We are the only site in the world exclusively dedicated to soccer in which real profits can be made. Continue reading “The Fantasy Soccer Revolution is Here: Fantasygol.com”

CRICKET WIRELESS JOINS SOLAR BEARS AS PRESENTING SPONSOR OF THE 2014-15 SEASON Partnership Includes Center Ice and Hometown Hero Sponsorship

Partnership Includes Center Ice and Hometown Hero Sponsorship

Orlando, FL – The Orlando Solar Bears, proud affiliate of the NHL’s Minnesota Wild and Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL’s Iowa Wild and Toronto Marlies, announced today that the new Cricket Wireless (formerly AIO Wireless) will be the presenting sponsor of the 2014-15 Orlando Solar Bears All-Star season. Cricket Wireless also joins Coors Light, Florida Hospital, Walgreens, and Auto Justice Attorney Michael T. Gibson, P.A., as Solar Bears Center Ice Sponsors.  Continue reading “CRICKET WIRELESS JOINS SOLAR BEARS AS PRESENTING SPONSOR OF THE 2014-15 SEASON Partnership Includes Center Ice and Hometown Hero Sponsorship”

Tickets On Sale for 10th Annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge Presented by Disney

2014-MEAC-SWAC-Challenge-Secondary-MarkLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., June 10, 2014 – College football fans have a new reason to cheer: tickets are now on sale for the 10th annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge Presented by Disney. The Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) football matchup will take place at the University of Central Florida (UCF) on Sunday, Aug. 31.

Tickets for the game – which features the North Carolina A&T Aggies of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and the Alabama A&M Bulldogs of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) – can be purchased by logging on to www.meacswacchallenge.com or calling 800-745-3000.

Set to be televised on ESPN during college football season’s opening weekend – on Aug. 31 at 11:45 a.m. EDT – the 2014 MEAC/SWAC Challenge will mark the first meeting between the two universities and is expected to attract more than 20,000 fans to the game.

“With its celebration of diversity, football and HBCU heritage, we always look forward to the MEAC/SWAC Challenge,” said Nancy Gidusko, director of Corporate Citizenship for the Walt Disney World Resort. “But as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the weekend’s events here in Central Florida, this year promises to be even more fantastic.”

The MEAC/SWAC Challenge Presented by Disney is more than a gridiron spectacle – it’s an HBCU tradition that celebrates the contributions of historically black institutions and their alumni. The four days of events include a high school career seminar, band showcase, a Legends’ Reception and the Sunday game.

The game will be played for the first time at Bright House Networks Stadium on the UCF campus, while the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium undergoes renovations. For the past six years, Disney has sponsored the event as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to diversity, education and community. Since its inception, the game has showcased 13 different HBCU institutions.

Travel options to attend the MEAC/SWAC Challenge in Orlando are being offered by Anthony Travel, the event’s official travel provider. Travel packages will include discounted hotel accommodations, game tickets and specially-priced theme park tickets. For more information, visit www.AnthonyTravel.com/MEACSWAC or call 888-632-6951.

For more information about the MEAC/SWAC Challenge, or to join the event’s following on Facebook and Twitter, visit the event’s official website at www.meacswacchallenge.com.


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