2017 6th Annual Athletes and Animals Bowling Fundraiser Preview

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Written by Nathan Wertheimer

Apopka, FL – For the past 6th years this has been an annual event to raise money for the Florida Special Olympics and Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando, which is hosted by Central Florida Stanley Steemer and WFTV 9 Family Connection. Plus, many more sponsors will be participating too. This event is taking place on Sunday, August 13, 2017, from 11am – 2pm, at Brunswick Wekiva Lane in Apopka.

At this time, there are no more available bowling lanes to register your team for this year’s event. However, there are other events taking place too . Next year it is recommended to sign-up in the late spring to register your team to bowl in this fundraiser. This is a fun popular community fundraising event.

Come cheer on the Special Olympics champion bowlers from Central Florida. These bowlers are practicing to make it to the State of Florida Special Olympics games. Also, come see WFTV on air personalities Chief Meteorologist Tom Terry verse Anchor Greg Warmoth battle it out on the bowling lanes. Who is going to take the trophy in this year’s bowling match? You’ll have to wait to find out. So come cheer them on.

Attendees can still participate without bowling in this fundraiser too. There is a silent auction on gift baskets filled with many goodies and services from a variety of area local businesses. Winners of the gift baskets will be announced at the end of the bowling awards. All winners must be present to accept their silent auction gift basket(s).

This is a pet friendly event. Attendees are welcome to bring their well-behaved dog into this bowling center. Please be aware that your dog must be friendly around other people and other pets too. Because of the loud noise from the bowling pins crashing, some pets don’t do well in this environment. Service dogs are always welcome to attend. Plus, there will also be a few dogs up for adoption at this event.

After all teams have completed there bowling games, awards are given out to the best bowlers. One must be present to receive their award and have your photo taken. The final amount of this fundraiser will be announced and money will be split evenly between Florida Special Olympics and Pet Alliance of Great Orlando. Last year this event raised $21,000 total. The event promoters plan to raise even more this year.

So come on down to this year’s event and have a great time. If you’re unable to make on this day, please make a donation today. They really could use your help. For more information go too http://steemteam.com/athletes-animals . If you like this article, then like it on our Otownfun WordPress account. For more great events and places please check us out at www.otownfun.com .

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Source of information from Gellner Enterprises LLC Stanley Steemer website

 

 

2017 Hope Now Back 2 School Bash in Orlando Preview

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Written by Nathan Wertheimer

Orlando, FL – Are you looking to get your kids ready back to school? If you said yes, than this is the place to be on Sunday, August 6, 2017, from 10am – 2pm, at Camping World Stadium in Orlando. Hope Now International and WFTV 9 Family Connection are sponsoring this FREE event. This event is on a first come, first serve on school supplies and services.

This event is located at Camping World Stadium at 1 Citrus Bowl Place, Orlando, FL 32805. Check your GPS for the best travel route to this location. There is free parking available on the property of Camping World Stadium. Look for parking attendants directing traffic.

The background of Hope Now International is a 100% all-volunteer organization, which has no paid staff members. Plus, is a non-profit organization with a 501c3 certified organization. The very first Back 2 School Bash was started in 1995 and has grown ever since then. Hope Now truly cares about the Central Florida community. Many other organizations, companies, and individuals, have donated school supplies to this worth cause. This is what makes this event so special.

If you plan on arriving early to this event before 10am, expect to wait in a long line. Most people arrive early to get a choice of a color and style backpack when entering the stadium gates. This event does not open any early than 10am. When entering the stadium gates there is a security checkpoint to enter for all attendees. Sorry, certain items are not allowed inside this stadium. Check with security for more information. Your child must be present to get free school supplies and services at this event.

This place is a one-stop shop to get your children ready for school. There are many health screenings such as dental checks, haircuts, eye screening, and physicals. All services are free. Please bring your patience while waiting in these lines. There are trained medical and licensed professionals that are providing these free services.

Plus, many other vendors will be on hand giving out free things as well. Stop by the WFTV booth and meet some on-air personalities. Also, check out the Orange County School District (OCSD) has a yellow mini-school bus golf cart that kids can have their photos taken with. This is one of the family favorites. Another vendor is FunSpot America, which will be on hand too giving out candy. Check out Brownie’s Plumbing and Septic Alligator will be on hand to your photo taken with. Plus, there will be much more to see and do at this event.

So if your kids are not prepared for school yet, then come out down to this event. When leaving this event please thank the event host and sponsors for all that they do. For more information go to www.hopenowinternational.com . If you like this article, then like it on our Otownfun WordPress account. For more great events and places please check us out at www.otownfun.com .

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Source of information from hopenowinternational.com

2017 Cupid Undie Run – Orlando Preview

Written by Nathan Wertheimer

Downtown Orlando, FL – Have you ever wanted to run in your undies? If you said, yes then come on down to Elixir for all the fun and excitement. Elixir is located at 9 West Washington Street, Orlando, FL 32801. This venue is held on Saturday, February 11, 2017, starting at 12pm. This is not a unique event. There are other cities in the US who participate like this event too.

There is very little free parking in downtown Orlando. It is best to find meter parking when available at the street side for a fee. Plus, there are several public and private parking garages available to park your vehicle. Or take other transportation down to this event.

Once you arrive at the Elixir, go to the back of the building where you will find a fenced off area and main entrance to venue. Cupid’s is a party plus a one mile run and or walk at your own pace along with more party. Wearing your undie is not a requirement. If your brave to wear your undie then go for it and have a great time. The run will start at Elixir and go around Lake Eola Park and back to Elixir. Law Enforcement is on hand to direct traffic. There are no prizes for those who come in first place. Just remember this is a fun run and walk event.

Here is the run down of this event. Doors open and the party starts at noon. Plus, bag check-in begins. Next, at 1pm is the awards ceremony. Then at 2pm is the undies run and or walk begins. The party still continues till 3:30pm where the open bar closes. Checked bags need to be retrieved by 4pm and Cupid’s undies run party official ends for the day.

This fundraising event is trying to raise $88,00 towards to fight neurofibromatosis. So get your office team together or just bring yourself and get down to this super fun event. What is Neurofibromatosis or NF? It s a group of three conditions in which tumors grow in the nervous system. The three types are neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2), and schwannomatosis.[1] In NF1 symptoms include light brown spots on the skin, freckles in the armpit and groin, small bumps within nerves, and scoliosis. In NF2 there may be hearing loss, cataracts at a young age, balance problems, flesh colored skin flaps, and muscle wasting.[2] The tumors are generally non cancerous. This information was found on Wikipedia. Many people come out to this worthy cause to help fight NF. There is still time to sign up early. However, walk up registration is available too.

For more information about this event, visit www.cupidundierun.org . If you like this article, then like it on our Otownfun WordPress account. For more great events and places please check us out at www.otownfun.com .

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Sources of Information from the http://www.cupidundierun.org  and http://www.wikipedia.org

 

2015 Canstruction Orlando Build Competition at The Orlando Fashion Square Mall

Orlando, FL —  Orlando is 1 in 125 cities in the United States that is participating in the Canstruction Build Competition. Canstruction® is a non-profit organization in which teams of architects, engineers, construction firms and students compete to create giant structures made entirely out of canned food. After the event all food is donated to the local food bank. Canstruction was founded in 1992 by the Society for Design Administrators and has since raised nearly 30 million pounds of food for local communities around the world. Canstruction is one of the largest internationally recognized food drives of its kind. The Canstruction build is now finished at the mall. Shoppers are welcome to check out this wonderful creations now thru October 11, 2015 at the Orlando Fashion Square Mall during regular business hours. For more information go to canstruction.org or orlandofashionsquare.com .

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