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Honor Flight, Pull! For Our Veterans Sporting Clay Tournament 2021

21 Jan Honor Flight Photo

Article by: MaryAnn Ketcham

Take your best shot! Join the excitement and thrill of a Sporting Clay Tournament supporting Southeast Honor Flight and POW-MIA-OREE (Prisoner of War-Missing in Action-Outdoor Remembrance Educational Events.)

Save the Date, Saturday, Feb. 27th, and aim for the South Florida Shooting Club located at 500 SW Long Drive in Palm City, beginning at 8 am. Admission includes a BBQ lunch, raffles, and an awards ceremony.

Sponsored by prominent St. Lucie County dermatologist and philanthropist Dr. Shamsher Singh, who recently presented a $10,000 check to the organization, the event honors the memory of Vietnam Veteran John Knox Bailey.

Bailey, the husband of Fort Pierce Mayor Linda Hudson, served in the U.S. Navy, working as part of the 'Brown Water' Navy that patrolled the waterways inside Vietnam. Honorably discharged in 1966 with a ranking of Seaman Apprentice E-2, the South Carolina native moved to the Treasure Coast.

"He rarely spoke of his military service," said Hudson. "But he credited his service as the basis for his many successes in life."

Like many other young Vietnam Veterans, Bailey returned home to a seemingly ungrateful populace and tended to keep his experiences to himself.

He retired from the US Postal Service in 2003 and was an avid fan of clay shooting.

Sadly, Bailey did not have the opportunity to experience an Honor Flight for which he qualified and where he would have received the heroes welcome he so vastly deserved.

Southeast Honor Flight is a 100% volunteer organization that currently flies Veterans from WWII, the Korean, and Vietnam Wars to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials dedicated to their service and sacrifice.

Funds raised ensure that local Veterans from St. Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach, Indian River, and Palm Beach Counties fly entirely free of charge.

Paired with a volunteer guardian, each Veteran can rest assured that someone is there to assist them throughout the day-long journey. The pairing is mutually gratifying for the guardian, who learns a bit of history through the Veteran's stories, and has the opportunity to establish a deep-seated friendship.

The POW-MIA-OREE component helps ensure that "No Soldier Will Ever Be Forgotten." Each year, this nonprofit organization live reads the names of Veterans interred in National Cemeteries. Custom Challenge Coins, later placed on the headstones, serve as keepsakes for the families.

Help honor our Nation's Veterans, present and past, with a sponsorship. Or, grab some fellow enthusiasts and sign-up for this unforgettable event.

Please visit, HonorFlightSELF.org for additional information.

Under Armour Rookie Pre-Season Tournament

21 Jan Baseball Factory

January 15-17, 2021

Lawnwood Baseball Complex
1302 Virginia Avenue Fort Pierce, FL 34950

Compete against top talent from across the country to better prepare for your spring season at Baseball Factory's All-America Pre-Season Rookie Tournament, powered by Under Armour. To be recognized as a Rookie Pre-Season All-American, your first step is attending an Under Armour Baseball Factory National Tryout.

For more information, please check the Baseball Factory website!

Florida Half Century Softball 50's Division January 16-17, 2021

21 Jan Half Century

Dick Bird South County Park
800 20th Ave SW, Vero Beach, FL 32962

Fran B. Adams North County Park
9450 Fellsmere Rd, Sebastian, FL 32958

Welcome to the Florida Half Century Amateur Softball Association (FHCASA). We are a not-for-profit association of softball players and teams spanning the state of Florida and dedicated to providing a place for more experienced softball players to continue to participate in the competitive world of softball.

Florida Half Century has been in existence for more than 25 years and are growing as our market increases.

They have 5 major age divisions, 50+ / 60+ / 65+ / 70+ / 74+, and they play 12 months per year with competitive divisions available for all those groups.

For more information, please check the Florida Half Century website!

Eye Of The Hurricane

21 Jan Eye of the Hurricane

January 16-17, 2021

Halpatiokee Regional Park
8303 SW Lost River Rd, Stuart, FL 34997

Eye Of The Hurricane (EOTH) is the newest lacrosse tradition in Florida, bringing together teams from across the country to compete in a weekend of lacrosse, sun and sand!

Eye of the Hurricane will provide athletes and families an opportunity to escape the cold and enjoy a weekend of competition and a legendary experience unlike any other tournament.

For more information, please visit the Eye of the Hurricane website!

Treasure Coast Umpire Placement Course

21 Jan Umpire

January 18-24, 2021

Lawnwoood Baseball Complex
1302 Virginia Ave, Fort Pierce, FL 34950

The Umpire Placement Course is an instructional, evaluation and league placement course held in Ft. Pierce, Florida at the Lawnwood Baseball Complex, from January 18-24, 2021. Since the inception of the Umpire Placement Course, our goals have been to enhance umpire career development and training, and place umpires into independent and summer collegiate baseball leagues. Whether you're an umpire school graduate, collegiate umpire, or seeking to further your development and learn the 3 umpire system, we can help achieve your goals. Currently in Minor League Baseball, 1 out of every 7 umpires in MiLB have umpired in the Northwoods League, with many more working in the American Association.

Begin your journey with us.

For more information, please visit the Umpire Training website!

U.S. Adult Baseball Spring Training Classic

12 Jan USAB

January 22-24, 2021

Jackie Robinson Training Complex
3901 26th St, Vero Beach, FL 32960

Lawnwood Baseball Complex
1302 Virginia Ave, Fort Pierce, FL 34950

Founded in the Fall of 2013, U.S. Adult Baseball provides National Tournaments, Rankings, and low cost Affiliation options for Men's Amateur Baseball teams throughout the country.

Teams participating in the Spring Training Classic can expect the following with regards to the game schedule. All teams will play 5 games (2 games Friday/2 games Saturday.

For more information, please visit the U.S. Adult Baseball website!

EDP Soccer League Playoffs

21 Jan EDP

January 30-31, 2021

Halpatiokee Regional Park
8303 SW Lost River Rd, Stuart, FL 34997

Elite Development Program Soccer enables soccer players to reach their full potential on and off the field, with an emphasis on going to college, by providing a full range of the highest quality soccer-related experiences and empowering each player to select the pathway best suited to their goals.

EDP Soccer works closely with member clubs to develop a positive, fair, and competitive environment based on cooperation and communication. We continually strive to be an extraordinary place to work and develop as professionals.

for more information, please visit the EDP Soccer website!

RS Aero South Florida Race Week

21 Jan US Sailing Ctr

January 30, 2021 - February 6, 2021

US Sailing Center of Martin County
1955 NE Indian River Dr, Jensen Beach, FL 34957

On the Treasure Coast, a handful of dedicated sailors committed to developing a community sailing center and was granted a charter from US SAILING. Bolstered with the endorsement of US SAILING, the United States Sailing Center - Martin County, opened for business in 1992 on the Jensen Beach Causeway's shores. The initial Sailing Center consisted of a modest tent, a camper, and a few donated boats.

The facility became designated by the United States Sailing Association as a US Sailing Center. This honor recognizes that USSCMC exceeds all the required standards set forth by U.S. Sailing and maintains an impressive commitment to high-quality public access to sailing through our educational resources and trained staff.

The Sailing Center moved in 2002 to a two-story waterside facility with unparalleled water views on Indian River Drive. Over the last 27 years, the fleet of OPTIs, O'Pen Skiffs, Lasers, Flying Scots, RS Fevas, 420's, Hobie Catamarans, Kayaks, Windsurfers, and Paddleboards have expanded exponentially, and the USSCMC hosts large-scale elite events like Junior Olympics on an annual basis.

For more information, please visit the US Sailing Martin County website!

FWC Approves Regulation Changes for Flounder Effective March 1

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At its December Commission meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved changes to the management of Florida’s flounder fishery.

A stock status update suggested that the flounder fishery statewide has been in a general declining trend in recent years and is likely overfished and undergoing overfishing on the Atlantic coast of Florida. Other south Atlantic and Gulf states have also reported declines in flounder populations and have been making their own regulation changes.

FWC has been working with stakeholders to gather input on this fishery through workshops, online commenting and more.

Changes effective March 1, 2021, include:
• Extending ALL FWC flounder regulations into federal waters.
• Increasing the minimum size limit from 12 inches to 14 inches total length (recreational and commercial).
• Reducing the recreational daily bag limit from 10 to five fish per person.
• Establishing an Oct. 15 – Nov. 30 recreational closed season.
• For commercial harvesters using allowable gear: Establishing a commercial trip and vessel limit of 150 fish from Dec. 1 – Oct. 14, and 50 fish from Oct. 15 – Nov. 30.
• Modifying the incidental bycatch limit for commercial harvesters using non-allowable gear from 50 pounds to 50 fish/trip.
• Creating a federal waters trawl bycatch limit of 150 flounder/trip from Dec. 1 – Oct. 14, and 50 fish/trip from Oct. 15 – Nov. 30.

Learn more about flounder regulations at MyFWC.com/Marine.

For the full Dec. 16-17 agenda, including links to background reports, go to MyFWC.com/About and click on “The Commission” and “Commission Meetings.”

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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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Stuart Surf Tide Chart Tables

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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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20 Sept Crane Watch

Our chapter conducted camps all summer at Crane Watch Club in Palm City.
Coach Bo Batchelor along with several volunteers, offered golf classes daily Monday - Friday to 95 students.
During the camp, students were introduced to playing the game of golf through fun and competitive games which had an emphasis on learning The First Tee Code of Conduct, Nine Core Values, golf skills and healthy habits, as well as appreciating the etiquette and rules of the game of golf.
Camps included daily warmups, golf specific workouts, skill focused drills, one on one instruction, and competitive games. Students braved the heat all summer, and a great time was had by all participants.

BIRTHDAY COMING UP? PLEASE SUPPORT JUNIOR GOLF

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20 Aug Birthday

South Florida golfers have no doubt taken notice of the "Golf Capital of the World" license plate proudly displayed on thousands of local automobiles. Many golfers do not know that the benefitting charity of this license plate is junior golf.

Created in 2002 by the Dade Amateur Golf Association, the Florida Junior Golf Council was formed for the benefit of Florida's junior golf programs. Through the efforts of the late Charlie DeLucca, the "Golf Capital of the World" license plate was passed into law by the Florida legislature and Governor Jeb Bush. All revenue generated supports junior golf programs. To date, over $8.7 million has been distributed to support junior golf.

The FJGC license plate grant program is designed to assist organizations that introduce young people to golf, through instruction and competition, teach the values and Rules of Golf, stress integrity, courtesy, self-discipline, and other life skills. Additionally, the grant program assists junior golf organizations that serve economically disadvantaged youth, children with special needs and the general population. The FJGC is planning to significantly increase the size of grants for the next year because of the impact of COVID-19 on junior golf programs.

"We are now seeing that junior golf programs have to offer smaller class sizes, pay for more coaches to ensure safety and spend unbudgeted funds on thermometers, sanitizer, masks and gloves," said Charlie DeLucca III, Executive Director of the First Tee of Miami and board member of the FJGC. "After speaking with several junior program executive directors and administrators it became obvious that the FJGC needed to step in and assist these important programs.

All Florida golfers recognize the license plate, but many do not understand the incredible impact it has on junior golf. (Pictured above: Chapter Executive Director Carl Mistretta with one of his two FJGC license plates.)

The easiest way to purchase the license plate is during your birthday month by renewing your tag registration. The plate can be purchased online or in person at the office of the tax collector or tag agency. And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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