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Prospect Wire Summer Classic

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July 17-20, 2021

Lawnwood Baseball Complex - Fort Pierce, FL

57 teams will converge in Fort Pierce for another large Prospect Wire Baseball Tournament. Prospect Wire runs a variety of showcases, tournaments, combines, camps, and more. From these events, PW generates thousands of scouting reports. PW events stay away from the traditional cattle-call, cookie-cutter style and they pay attention to details to make sure your son, or your team has the best experience possible. The PW Events aren't just your run-of-the-mill events, each event is special and treated as such.

Hank Aaron Invitational

21 July Hank Aaron

July 17-30, 2021

Jackie Robinson Training Complex - Vero Beach, FL

Major League Baseball (MLB), the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA), USA Baseball and the Atlanta Braves have announced the re-branded Hank Aaron Invitational, which will add new elements to the effective approach of the former "Elite Development Invitational." The unique amateur development event will serve as a youth-oriented, on-field diversity initiative that aims to get high school-age players, with diverse backgrounds, to the next levels of the game.

Approximately 250 players (ages 13-18) from across the United States will receive elite-level training from former Major League players and coaches.

Babe Ruth Softball World Series 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U

21 July Babe Ruth

July 18-27, 2021

Pineapple Park - Jensen Beach, FL

The Babe Ruth Baseball/Softball program, using regulation competitive baseball and softball rules, teaches skills, mental and physical development, a respect for the rules of the game, and basic ideals of sportsmanship and fair play. In all aspects, Babe Ruth League, Inc. is committed to providing our participants the very best educational, sports experience possible. It is our fundamental belief that every child with a desire to play baseball or softball be afforded that opportunity.

Opening Ceremonies take place on July 20th at the Mid-Florida Event Center. Pool play games start on July 21st. For more information on schedules visit the event website.

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Florida Swimming Senior Championship

21 July Swimming

July 22-25, 2021

Indian River State College - Fort Pierce, FL

Expect to see over 400 athletes competing in this event. Florida Swimming serves the competitive swimming community by providing an environment where our members can achieve their greatest dreams, in and out of the pool.

Core Values: Safety, Integrity, Inclusion, Excellence, Supportive, Leadership

Vero Beach Octopus Ultra Run

21 July Vero Beach

July 24, 2021

Wabasso Causeway Park - Sebastian, FL

The idea behind the Octopus race is to have a centralized location, a base station, with 8 Octo-Arms out and back. The Vero Beach Octopus allows the new Ultra runners to complete their first Ultra distance of 26.3 miles on Octo-Arm one. Finishing all 8 Octo-Arms within 32 hours earns you the esteemed and well earned Octopus Buckle. Last year's race featured the southern parts of Vero Beach and St. Lucie. This year, the race will feature the northern beauty of Vero Beach and Sebastian. Enjoy the water, jungles, trails, roads and off the beat and path parks of Vero Beach...but don't expect comfort and joy and vacation...it's July 24th and you are in the Tropics.

World Series Softball 2021

21 July Babe Ruth

July 27-August 5, 2021

Pineapple Park - Jensen Beach, FL

Babe Ruth League, Inc., a non-profit, educational organization, named after one of the greatest baseball players of all time – George Herman “Babe” Ruth – has come a long way since its modest start over 60 years ago.

Opening Ceremonies take place on July 29th at the Mid-Florida Event Center. Pool play games start on July 30th. For more information on schedules visit the event website.

Ripken 2021 Babe Ruth League

21 July Ripkin

July 28-August 6, 2021

Sailfish Park - Stuart, FL

In 1982, Babe Ruth Baseball added yet another division to its program, the Bambino division for players ages 4-12. July 6, 1999 was the beginning of a new era for Babe Ruth League, Inc. The Bambino Division was renamed “Cal Ripken Baseball, a Division of Babe Ruth League, Inc.” Cal Ripken, Jr.’s visions and philosophies, molded by his father, Cal Ripken, Sr., directly parallel those of Babe Ruth League, Inc. Now, two of the most prolific legends and heroes in baseball, inspire in our youth participants their knowledge, spirit and pure passion for the game.

Opening Ceremonies take place on July 30th at the Mid-Florida Event Center. Pool play games start on July 31st. For more information on schedules visit the event website.

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Racquets for Recovery Benefits Local Non-profit

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In Photo: Ladies 3.5 tennis winners Carol Kushner, Kathy Gall, Maureen Holley, Brigite Babine, Sue Wittington, Nancy Pribble and Joyce Costopolous

Article & Photos by Jackie Holfelder

The Mark Garwood SHARE Foundation held its first Racquets For Recovery Tennis and Pickleball Tournament at North River Shores Tennis Club in Stuart on Saturday, May 22. All proceeds benefited the non-profit’s Phoenix Scholarship program.

Women’s doubles tennis and pickleball and men’s doubles tennis and pickleball games all saw spirited but good-natured competition as participants were reminded of the reason for the event by moving and emotional speakers.

Volunteers Dr. Juan Giachino and Fern Giachino roasted a succulent pig, which was part of a delicious picnic lunch enjoyed by over 175 participants and guests.

Jessie Ewing, the first of 32 recipients to be awarded a Phoenix Scholarship by the non-profit, shared with attendees it was not only being given the financial means to complete her education, but also the emotional support and unconditional love she has received through the Mark Garwood SHARE Foundation that have changed her life.

A video of Jessie’s remarks can be found at “racquetsforrecovery.org”.

Both Erica and John Garwood spoke of the tragic loss of their 24-year-old son, Mark, in 2014 and the subsequent community outreach goals for the Mark Garwood SHARE Foundation established in his memory.

The primary mission of the Mark Garwood SHARE Foundation is to provide educational scholarships to local men and women who are recovering from the devastating effects of substance abuse and who wish to initiate or resume their education.

The non-profit also directly supports Phoenix House, a women’s recovery residence; Bridge House, a transitional facility providing bed and board for men in recovery with no means of support; and Clean Start Backpacks, which contain essential hygiene items distributed to individuals just entering recovery.

To learn more about the work of the Foundation, visit www.markgarwoodsharefoundation.org.

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In Photo: Ladies Pickleball winners Kelly McCarthy, Kristi Becker, Sunnathai Immerman, Deb Londoli, Carla Miller and Donna Burton

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In Photo: Nancy and Walter Pribble (standing) Joyce Costopoulos, Brigite Babine and Sue Whittington 

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In Photo: Gail Honey, Diane Woods, Prilly Parker and Erica Garwood

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In Photo: Jamie and Jody Rotenizer of Pinnacle

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In Photo: Dr. Juan Giachino and Fernando Giachino 

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In Photo: Sam Steger, (standing) Jacob Ensor, Karen Steger and Ann Golibart

"BBBS Golf- A-Round: A New Way to Play"

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee Counties (BBBS) took a different approach with their Annual Golf Tournament this year. During the months of March and April, golfers along the Treasure Coast were able to golf at their own course with their chosen foursome, all while supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters.

"Though not the typical golf tournament, we adapted to a new format in Covid times. Foursomes came out and had a great time on their own schedules - one of our teams won the Ladies flight with some terrific scoring. Fluidity in different times helped raise a good amount for BBBS! Thanks to all that played!" says Chris Smith, BBBS Golf-A-Round Committee Member.

The Golf-A-Round not only exceeded funding that is normally generated at the traditional golf event, it also allowed golfers from the tri-county area to support the cause from the comfort of their own course and on their own schedule. All reservations about how the revamped event would be received were put to rest with the success of the event and the positive feedback received from the golfers.

“The participating golfers enjoyed a good competitive game on their home course. The week-long time frame provided some great flexibility in scheduling a tee time. Some of our career women were able to be included in the event for the first time.” said Bonnie Wilson, Golf-A-Round Committee Member.

Over 100 talented golfers participated in the Golf-A-Round, and one foursome in each of the three flights claimed the overall victory after all the verified scores were reported. From our Mixed Flight, we congratulate Donald Nuelle, Felicia Nuelle, Marilyn Sims, and Jeff Atkins who played the Legacy Course at PGA Village and finished with a score of -30. From our Women’s Flight, we congratulate Lorena Cook, Elizabeth Parker, Robin Bessin, and Sue McSorley who played the Moorings at Hawk’s Nest and finished with a score of -21. From our Men’s Flight, we congratulate Sandy Samson, John Gammino, Wayne Samson, and Richard Duch who played at the Vero Beach Country Club and finished with a score of -18.

We are so grateful to our BBBS Golf-A-Round Committee Members and event supporters for embracing this new format and making it such a success. We would also like to thank our BBBS Golf-A-Round Sponsors: Publix Super Markets Charities, Kendacar Foundation, Mr. Brad Lorimier, and the many other amazing individuals and organizations who helped make this a record breaking event.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is a non-profit organization whose mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

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High Schools Named to FHSAA's List of Spring Academic Team Champions

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The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) has announced its Academic Team Champions for the spring 2021 season. The Martin County School District is pleased to announce that South Fork High School (#2 overall) and Martin County High School (#3 overall) were the state's first and second highest-performing public schools in the Class 6A division this school year! Both schools competed against 36 eligible teams in this category. Jensen Beach High School placed twelfth in the Class 5A category, competing against 35 teams in this division.

The FHSAA Academic Team Champion recognition program honors teamwork not only in competition but in the classroom as well. The program recognizes teams in each of the FHSAA’s sanctioned and recognized sports, naming an Academic Team Champion in each classification. In order to qualify, a school’s individual sports team must have a grade point average of at least a 3.0 on an unweighted 4.0 scale. The teams’ grade point averages are then compared to all other schools in the state with similar enrollment sizes.

“Our student-athletes continue to demonstrate their dedication to excellence by being named among the state’s top-performing schools in their respective classes,” Superintendent John D. Millay shared. “This remarkable accomplishment is reflective of their commitment to setting themselves apart not only on the court or the playing field but in the classroom as well.”

Congratulations to the following schools and teams (bold indicates a top-ten finish, red signifies a top-five finish):

Jensen Beach High School
Baseball (#4/Class 4A), Flag Football (#14/Class 1A), Boys Lacrosse (#37/ Class 1A), Girls Lacrosse (#11/ Class 1A), Softball (#17/ Class 4A), Boys Tennis (#24/ Class 2A), Girls Tennis (#1/ Class 2A), Boys Track (#18/ Class 3A) and Girls Track (#2/ Class 3A).

Martin County High School
Baseball (#5/ Class 6A), Flag Football (#8/Class 2A), Boys Lacrosse (#20/ Class 2A), Girls Lacrosse (#11/ Class 2A), Softball (#9/ Class 6A), Boys Tennis (#4/ Class 3A), Girls Tennis (#16/Class 3A), Boys Track (#2/ Class 4A) and Girls Track (#2/ Class 4A).

South Fork High School
Baseball (#4/ Class 5A), Flag Football (#5/ Class 1A), Boys Lacrosse (#27/ Class 2A), Girls Lacrosse (#20/ Class 2A), Softball (#3/ Class 5A), Boys Tennis (#14/ Class 3A) Girls Tennis (#10/Class 3A), Boys Track (#5/Class 3A), and Girls Track (#6/Class 3A).

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Screaming Reels and Family Fun! ARC of Martin County Invites Anglers to 7th Annual KDW Fishing Tournament

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Martin County - Anglers of all ages are invited to fish the ARC of Martin County 7th Annual ARC KDW Offshore Fishing Tournament on Saturday, June 19th in Port Salerno, Florida. A perfect celebration for Father’s Day weekend while benefitting children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Fresh air, the outdoors, fishing, and FUN are the main ingredients this year as you join the ARC of Martin County (ARC) in celebration of their 7th Annual ARC KDW Fishing tournament in support of over 400 children and adults with intellectual & developmental disabilities (I/DD) across the Treasure Coast. In addition to Kingfish, Dolphin and Wahoo, newly added categories of Grouper and Snapper ensure diversity for anglers of all types! A Captain’s Meeting on Friday evening, June 18th will kick off the one-day tournament on Saturday, June 19th, with all activities based out of Pirate’s Cove Resort & Marina, in Port Salerno, FL.

Make it a vacation and stay awhile! In addition to being a proud sponsor of this year’s tournament, Pirate’s Cove Resort & Marina is offering a discounted room rate of only $79 per night to registered participants if booked between May 1 – June 1 (taxes/fees not included). No boat? No problem! Limited fishing spots will be available on Safari 1 Deep Sea Fishing for only $100 per angler that includes rod, reel, bait, tackle and 1 dinner ticket for the Awards Ceremony.

Team entry fees are $200 if registered by June 4th, or $250 after that date, which includes a bucket full of goodies per team and four tickets to a gourmet BBQ dinner at Saturday evening’s Awards Ceremony. Additional anglers can join in the fun for $50 each and family/friends are welcome to purchase additional Awards Dinner ticket for only $25 each. $7500 in total cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd will be awarded to the teams with the heaviest of each species, as well as a cash prize for top Junior Angler, and top Lady Angler.

Well supported by many area businesses, even nonparticipants are encouraged to check out the silent auction and raffle opportunities. Online bidding makes it easy to shop from the comfort of home!

The ARC of Martin County, (Advocates for the Rights of the Challenged) is a 501(c)(3) non-for-profit organization dedicated to empowering children and adults with I/DD through residential, vocational, educational, behavioral, and other healthcare services. “Our goal”, said ARC President & CEO Keith Muniz, “is to provide support, assistance and training that will enhance the abilities for children and adults with disabilities to thrive each day and achieve their fullest potential.”

“Without the support from our many partners, such as Publix Super Markets, PepsiCo-Frito Lay, Boars Head, US Sugar, H.E. Hill Foundation, and many other area businesses. we would not be able to provide many of the supports that we currently do that empower individuals with I/DD challenges to achieve their full potential," Muniz said.

For more information contact Tish Gelineau at the ARC of Martin County, 2001 S Kanner Hwy, Stuart, FL at 772-283-2525 or tgelineau@arcmc.org. or visit www.arcmc.org/events

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Under Armour Junior Tour Coming 2021

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Great News! Palm Beach and Martin Counties have been selected as a potential site for The Junior Tour powered by Under Armour beginning in the Spring of 2021.

There are two seasons per year, March-April and September-October consisting of 6 events each.

The League registration fee covers the following items per player:
• Entry into ALL 6 league, 9 hole matches
• Under Armour Junior Tour Polo Shirt
• Opportunity to earn points from each match to qualify for State & National Tournaments
• Opportunity to be the League Champion from each division and earn FREE entry into the National Tournament.

For more information, please visit https://www.uagolftour.com/ Interested? Please take a moment to fill out this survey.

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Sit Less, Swing Better Restore the Rhythm

Article by: Judy Alverez - First Tee

Is your swing feeling stiff? Are you sitting for several hours a day? Your shoulders could be part of the problem. The anatomical term for your shoulder blades is “scapulae”. Your upper arm bone – the humerus – connects to your scapula. They work together to help you make a full shoulder rotation and swing on plane. This interaction is called “scapulohumeral rhythm”.

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Sitting too much messes with this rhythm because it pulls your shoulders forward, disrupting the scapula muscles, causing them to tilt and become unstable. When this happens, your golf swing will be restricted and you may experience pain at your shoulder blades.

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