The loud buzz of racecars whizzing through a race course could be heard in Downtown St. Pete March 26th through 28th as the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg rolled into town yet again.
150 great names in golf tackled the tough Copperhead Course at the Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club – a challenging course, partly due to it’s “Snake Pit”, the 16th, 17th, and 18th, holes which are the fourth hardest holes on any PGA Tour course – as the Transitions Championship rolled into town March 18th through the 21st.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced on March 17th that they have signed S Sean Jones to a two-year contract.
CLEARWATER - Charlie Manuel, the manager of the Phillies, remarked earlier this year that the Phillies “owe the Yankees one.” On March 4th, exactly four months to the day the Yankees won the 2009 World Series, the Phillies had a chance to have their “payback” with their first spring training game of the year at Bright House Field in Clearwater.
Earlier this year, Philadelphia manager Charlie Manuel remarked to the media that his Phillies “owe the Yankees one.”
On a cold but sunny February day under skies as blue as the stripes on the American flag, Clearwater Little League Baseball ushered in its 2010 season with a combination of hoopla and enthusiasm that would make P.T. Barnum proud. Families, participants, volunteers, spectators and ballplayers all gathered on February 13 at Sid Lickton Sports Complex to make it a day to remember.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wide Receiver Micheal Spurlock was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 16 by the National Football League on December 29th. This marks the 26th time, including the third this season, that a Buccaneer has been named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week. He is also the third different return man for the Buccaneers to win the award this season.
On December 25th, Christmas Day, the Orlando Magic will team up with Warner Brothers and DC Comics to celebrate the holiday. When the Orlando Magic will face the Boston Celtics at 2:30 p.m. at Amway Arena, every single fan will receive the “super” Christmas present of a one-of-a-kind Dwight Howard t-shirt with a Superman cape. In addition to free t-shirts, all fans will receive Candy Cane Thuderstix.
The Official Legends Tour of the LPGA Open Championship came to the Innisbrook Golf Resort on the weekend of November 20th through the 22nd. The tour featured some of the greatest female golfers of all time competing for a $300,000 purse. Among the 100-plus members of the Legends Tour are 10 World Golf and LPGA Hall of Fame members.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Kick Return Specialist Clifton Smith and Wide Receiver Sammie Stroughter will sign autographs and visit with fans at Bucs and Bulls Heaven Tuesday, December 15 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
The Chicago Bliss will play against the Tampa Breeze in the Lingerie Football League’s (LFL) Friday Night Football at the St. Pete Times Forum on December 4th. The kick-off is at 9:00 p.m. “The LFL will deliver the ultimate fan experience being on-top of the action in a Friday night party setting, delivering the truest form of Fantasy Football,” according to an LFL press release.
21st Annual Say No To Drugs Holiday Classic 5K/10K 1mile race will take place on December 19th, 2009 at 8:00AM at the Harborview Center.
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One of the St. Pete/Clearwater area’s most popular events returns this weekend with more than 1,600 athletes testing the limits of fatigue and fortitude. Presented by Ford, the 2009 Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3 takes place Saturday, November 14, with participants swimming, biking and running 70.3 miles through Clearwater and its surrounding areas.
Pinellas County traffic will be impacted by the Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3 on Saturday, November 14th – race day.
Throughout the county, many lane and road closures for the Ironman races will begin at 5 a.m., however Clearwater Beach road closures will begin at 3 a.m., and drivers will not be permitted to travel south of the roundabout due to closures on Coronado Drive and South Gulfview Boulevard.