Sports & Recreation

Saturday: "Save Jax High School Tennis" Fundraiser Features Clinics with Pros

Saturday: "Save Jax High School Tennis" Fundraiser Features Clinics with Pros

A full day of tennis play and exhibitions are scheduled for Saturday, August 13, 2011 at the San Jose Country Club when Jacksonville-area former touring ATP pros Brian Gottfried, Todd Martin and MaliVai Washington, along with Amer Delic, Wolfson High School tennis standout and current touring ATP pro, donate their time in a fundraising effort to “Save Jax High School Tennis.”

Father, Son go on Jet Ski Journey for Daniel Kids

Father, Son go on Jet Ski Journey for Daniel Kids

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – A local father and son are embarking on a unique journey to give back to the community. Larry Walshaw and his son, Darren, will be going on a “Jet Ski Journey 4 Daniel Kids” to raise money and awareness for Daniel, Florida’s oldest child-service agency.

The Walshaws will be riding jet skis round-trip from Jacksonville to Miami on the Intracoastal. They will leave Jacksonville on August 4 at 9:00 a.m., from Nippers Beach Grille, the official launch sponsor, stopping along the way at specific waypoints, until they reach Miami on August 6. They will then turn around and arrive back home in Jacksonville on August 9.  Individuals and companies will be able to sponsor their 750-mile journey with flat donation amounts, with proceeds benefiting Daniel.

Upcoming Beach Marine Gone Fishin’ Tournament Benefits the Hook the Future Foundation

The annual Beach Marine Gone Fishin’ Tournament, August 19 - 21, 2011, will feature the Donovan Heating and Air Redfish Division and the Fish Bites Flounder Division with all proceeds benefiting the Hook the Future Foundation. The grand prize winner will be the captain who weighs in the heaviest aggregate of one Redfish and one Flounder. The winner receives a one-week stay and a half-day fishing charter in Nosara, Costa Rica, provided by Nosara Paradise Rentals and Fishing Nosara.

”Save Jax High School Tennis” Fundraiser Features Clinics with Pros

”Save Jax High School Tennis” Fundraiser Features Clinics with Pros

A full day of tennis play and exhibitions are scheduled for Saturday, August 13, 2011 at the San Jose Country Club when Jacksonville-area former touring ATP pros Brian Gottfried, Todd Martin and MaliVai Washington, along with Amer Delic, Wolfson High School tennis standout and current touring ATP pro, donate their time in a fundraising effort to “Save Jax High School Tennis.”

Life jackets: They Only Work if You Wear Them

Last year, 79 people died in boating accidents in Florida; 49 of them drowned.


“If people would simply wear life jackets, many lives would be saved each year,” said Maj. Paul Ouellette, regional commander for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Northeast Region.

Tips for Boaters this Weekend

As boaters take to the waterways this Independence Day weekend, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) boating experts have some tips to help keep people safe.

Expect Congested Waterways July Fourth Weekend

Expect Congested Waterways July Fourth Weekend

Nearly 1 million recreational vessels are registered in Florida, and thousands more are brought in by tourists each year to enjoy the state’s boating opportunities. Many thousands of these boats will be cruising the St. Johns River, the Intracoastal Waterway and the many popular lakes and rivers in the northeast and central part of the state while celebrating the July Fourth weekend.

Unfortunately, these busy holiday weekends too often end tragically for some boaters. And these tragedies are usually completely preventable.