Participants to Receive Instruction in Coaching, Officiating and Scouting from NFL Executives, Game Officials and Industry Experts

The National Football League will host the first-ever WOMEN’S CAREERS IN FOOTBALL FORUM in conjunction with USA Football’s 2017 Women’s World Football Games during PRO BOWL WEEK in Orlando, Florida. The forum will help educate and prepare women for positions in football operations, including coaching, officiating and scouting, through panel discussions, presentations and on-field clinics and demonstrations.


“We are actively expanding opportunities for women by identifying and developing qualified individuals as part of the NFL’s inclusion efforts,” said NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations TROY VINCENT. “Hosting these events at Pro Bowl provides us the chance to celebrate women who play the game and to assist them by providing knowledge, tools and resources to pursue careers in the sport of professional football.”


As part of the NFL’s celebration of football at all levels during Pro Bowl Week in Orlando, USA Football’s Women’s World Football Games will take place at ESPN Wide World of Sports Jan. 25-29. The fourth-annual event will bring together more than 250 female tackle football players from around the world for five days of training, skills sessions and 11v11 competitions. For more information or to register for the 2017 Women’s World Football Games, visit


The Women’s Careers in Football Forum will coincide with the 2017 Games and provide the opportunity for participants to learn more about positions in football operations and administration from NFL executives, coaches, game officials and other industry experts. All attendees will be entered into the league’s Diverse Talent Community, an invite-only online recruitment platform that encourages quality, dynamic candidates with diverse backgrounds to join its ranks through a shared talent acquisition database for Human Resources across the NFL and its 32 clubs.


The Women’s Careers in Football Forum furthers the NFL’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Earlier this year the NFL hosted the first-ever NFL Women’s Summit: “In the Huddle to Advance Women in Sport” and the inaugural Women’s Career Development Symposium to engage aspiring executives. At the Women’s Summit in San Francisco, NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL announced the expansion of The Rooney Rule to include interviewing women for all open executive positions at the league office.


For more information about the Women’s Football Career Forum and Pro Bowl Week events, visit







  • The Magic look to follow up on Friday’s 109-90 win over the Los Angeles Lakers against the Memphis Grizzlies Monday night at 7 p.m. in the Amway Center. Following tonight’s matchup, Orlando hosts the Charlotte Hornets onWednesday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. The Magic will then play eight of their next 10 games on the road – a stretch that begins with trips to Indiana and New York, followed by home games against the Atlanta Hawks (Jan. 4 at 7 p.m.) and Houston Rockets (Jan. 6 at 7 p.m.) and concludes with a six-game road trip on the West Coast, Orlando’s longest of the season.

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Join the City of Orlando for the Holidays

There is no more festive time of the year to experience the City of Orlando than the holiday season. Throughout November and December, the City is offering a variety of family-friendly holiday events and activities for residents and visitors of all ages to enjoy, furthering the City’s continued commitment to provide a wide variety of amenities and entertainment for everyone.

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Seminole Towne Center, serving northern Seminole and western Volusia Counties, invites shoppers to start the season with 23 gift-giving hours of shopping during Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Providing early bird shoppers with a head start, Seminole Town Center will open on Thursday, November 24, from 6 p.m. – 1 a.m., and, again, on Black Friday, November 25, from 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. Extended hours will continue throughout the holiday shopping season. Continue reading

Toy soldiers parade down Main Street, U.S.A., at Magic Kingdom during "Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade." The festive processional is one of the happy highlights of Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, a night of holiday splendor with lively stage shows, a unique holiday parade, Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season nighttime fireworks, and snow flurries on Main Street, U.S.A. The special-ticket event takes place on select nights in November and December in Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Ryan Wendler, photographer)

Orlando’s Holiday Events Shine with Creativity

With candy cane hunts, a life-size chocolate Santa, Macy’s Holiday Parade and marching toy soldiers – imagination comes to life in an Orlando vacation this holiday season.  Starting as early as Nov. 7 and running through New Year’s Day, Orlando makes the most out of every Yuletide day. Visitors can discover insider tips on an Orlando holiday getaway alongside Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals at or download the new Visit Orlando App in the Apple App and Google Play stores.
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LEGOLAND Florida Resort Honors U.S. Veterans With Free Admission and Ticket Discount Nov. 1-20

 In appreciation of the service and sacrifice of U.S. veterans, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort is offering all non-active duty military personnel free admission Nov. 1-20, 2016, plus a 50 percent discount on tickets for up to six guests during the same period.
To receive free admission, U.S. veterans must present valid military ID or proof of veteran status at the theme park ticket windows on the day of their visit. This offer is not available online or by phone.
On Veterans Day (Friday, Nov. 11) only, LEGOLAND Florida Resort will further honor veterans with a 10 percent discount on retail purchases and food and beverage items. To receive the Nov. 11 discounts, veterans with valid ID can request a wristband and flyer at the ticket windows. The discount only will be honored for those wearing the wristband.
For the purposes of this promotion, U.S. veterans are defined as retired or non-active duty members of the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marines and U.S. Coast Guard in possession of valid military ID or other proof of veteran status. The discounts described above are exclusive and cannot be combined with any other offers, including annual pass discounts.
On Nov. 11, LEGOLAND Florida Resort reserves the right to limit or exclude certain items without prior notice. Complete details of limits or exclusions will be available in participating locations.
Meanwhile, don’t forget that active duty U.S. service members receive complimentary admission to LEGOLAND Florida Theme Park and LEGOLAND Water Park all year long! This offer is available only at the theme park ticket windows with valid military ID, and is not available online or by phone.
For additional details about discounts available to U.S. military personnel, please visit

Orlando Science Center Ninth Annual Neanderthal Ball, photo by Roberto Gonzalez

Orlando Science Center to Kick Off final Neanderthal Ball

“Celebrate Our Evolution” as Orlando Science Center recognizes a decade of philanthropy and success

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