+ Braden River High to hold Pirate Bowl
The Braden River High football team will hold its fourth annual Pirate Bowl May 17, at Pirate Stadium.
Admission is $2 for children 18 and under and $5 for adults, and includes bounce houses, corn hole, music and other activities.
The event begins at 6 p.m., and the Pirates will take the field for an intra-squad scrimmage at 7 p.m.
+ Sports performance testing upcoming
The Out-of-Door Academy cross-country and lacrosse coach Amy Whittington will hold sports performance testing May 25, at ODA.
Whittington, who also works for IMG Academy and is a master presenter and coach for its IGNITE360 brand, will be testing football, baseball and lacrosse.
IGNITE360 is an integrated, customized, performance-training test that puts athletes through a thorough analysis of physical, mental and athletic ability. Each athlete will receive a score out of 360. A customized training plan can then be determined.
Cost is $65 per athlete, ages 10 and up. Baseball will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. followed by football (10:30 to 11:30 a.m.) and lacrosse (11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.).
For information, contact Whittington at firstname.lastname@example.org or 907-6845.
EMB wildcat level flag football team
The East Manatee Bulldogs wildcat level flag football team finished the regular season with a perfect 7-0 record.
The Bulldogs defeated the South Pasco Predator Navy squad 22-0 to earn a berth in the playoffs. Chase Tench hauled in a pair of touchdown receptions of 35 and 40 yards from quarterback Cody Staton to lead the way offensively. Staton also connected with Nima Gore and Eric Burgess for a pair of two-point conversions. Jake Seaman added a 3-yard touchdown run.
Staton, Michael Silver and Andrew Osborne each had an interception to lead the way defensively.
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5 —The number of runs Newton has driven in during the last two games.
4 — The number of hits Newton notched in the Lady Mustangs’ regional tournament run.
2 — The number of consecutive games in which Newton has hit a home run.
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10 Hollywood Glam Party
7:45 pm - 6:00 am
12 La Leche League/Breastfeeding Support
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
13 Fifth Annual CYD Gingerbread Festival
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
13 CYD Gingerbread Festival
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
14 Free Spirograph Art Event For The Kids
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
14 Green Tara Empowerment
14 Cat Depot: Leashwalking
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
17 Financing Our Foodshed with Carol Peppe Hewitt
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
During each of the last eight years, the Out-of-Door Academy families have collected food for Gocio Elementary families.
Forty Carrots hosts grandparents
Forty Carrots Family Center invited students’ grandparents to attend Grandparents’ Day Nov. 25.
The Rotary Club of Sarasota Keys is seeking volunteers from now through Dec. 24, to help man its Salvation Army kettle bell during the holiday season.