Community Spirit

Buddy Walk & 5K Run This Saturday, November 5

 

The Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville is excited to announce the 9th Annual Buddy Walk will take place Saturday, November 5, 2011 at the Jacksonville Beach Pavilion.  The 1-mile walk is the largest fundraiser of the year for the DSAJ and the local chapter’s goal is to raise $150,000.  This is also the second year for the Matrix 5K run, which will precede the walk @ 8am. 

Ripley’s Welcomes Law Enforcement Personnel at No Charge

 

Ripley’s Attractions of St Augustine, Florida will be hosting Law Enforcement Appreciation Days from November 1 through November 23. 

All Law Enforcement personnel currently employed in the state of Florida are invited to attend the following attractions at no charge during those dates: Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Museum, Ripley’s Red Sightseeing Trains and Ripley’s Bayfront Mini-Golf.  They may also purchase tickets to the Ripley’s Ghost Train Adventure for themselves and their guests at 50% off while also receiving discounts to over 100 shops and restaurants in the city with their Red Train sticker.   

Boorito is Back: Chipotle Hosts Halloween Fundraiser & Launches Short Film to Benefit Farm Aid

Boorito is Back: Chipotle Hosts Halloween Fundraiser & Launches Short Film to Benefit Farm Aid

 

Chipotle Mexican Grill  will raise up to $1 million to benefit family farmers through its annual “Boorito” Halloween fundraiser. Customers visiting any Chipotle restaurant in the US, Canada and the UK on Monday, October 31st from 6 p.m. to close dressed in a costume inspired by the family farm will be treated to a burrito, order of tacos, salad, or burrito bowl for only $2, and Chipotle will donate proceeds (up to $1 million) to Farm Aid and the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation.

Fundraisers to Save Our Sports Scheduled This Weekend

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - This weekend marks a huge push in the fight to "Save Our Sports" in Duval County Schools.

Slow pitch softball, wrestling, lacrosse and boys and girls soccer are the final programs that still need to raise money to save their seasons this school year.

County Athletic Director Jon Fox said earlier this week that those programs needed $20,000 to $25,000 more to survive.

Tonight, lacrosse boosters will hold their first fundraiser.  The event, called Keep Lax in Jax, is a dinner and silent auction.  The event begins at 6:00 p.m. at the Fireman's Union Hall. 

Saturday, a motorcycle ride will raise money for wrestling programs in Duval County.  The event will begin at Sandalwood High School at 11:00 a.m. and bikers will ride to Terry Parker High School.

Junior varsity soccer supporters will hold a benefit soccer tournament Sunday.

The Blood Alliance Teams up with The Donna Foundation

Donating with The Blood Alliance (TBA) during the month of October means you will be helping fund breast cancer research with one blood donation!   TBA is donating $1 to The Donna Foundation for each blood donation made at any of our donor centers throughout the month of October to honor National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  TBA is additionally donating $5 for every 50 online accumulated ePoints donated back by donors this month in our Hero Rewards Store located in eDonor at www.igiveblood.com.  Additionally, Comcast is also partnering with TBA to contribute a monetary gift to this cause.

High school students invited to create bear-awareness video for FWC contest

 

High school students interested in conserving the Florida black bear and raising public awareness about bears are invited to create a 1-minute video.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is extending the deadline in its 2011 Florida black bear public service announcement (PSA) contest. Launched in May, the FWC-sponsored contest now has a deadline of Nov. 18.