Orlando's Stan Van Gundy and Minnesota's Kevin Michael named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month
NEW YORK, Feb. 2, 2009 – The Orlando Magic’s Stan Van Gundy and the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Kevin McHale today were named the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month, respectively, for games played in January.
Van Gundy guided the Magic to the best winning percentage for Eastern Conference teams in January (.769) by virtue of its 10-3 mark for the month. Orlando bested the Spurs, Lakers and Nuggets on the road as well as the Cavaliers at home. The victories in San Antonio and Los Angeles helped Orlando to record its first season-series sweeps in franchise history over those teams. Orlando outscored its January opponents by 10.2 ppg.
Emmy Awarding Winning Smucker's® Stars on Ice®
Is “On the Edge” And Coming To Tampa, FL Headlined by Olympic Silver Medalist Sasha Cohen & Special Guest 2006 World Champion Kimmie Meissner America’s Premier Figure Skating Production Is “On the Edge” At St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, FL on March 1st @ 3:00 PM A Portion of SMUCKER’S® STARS ON ICE® Proceeds To Benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Tampa, FL (February 2, 2009) – America’s premier figure skating production, Smucker’s Stars on Ice, expands its boundaries as it returns for the 23rd season. The all-new production “On the Edge” promises to keep fans on the edge of their seats as the best skaters in the world show their amazing moves on the ice. Olympic Silver Medalist Sasha Cohen returns for her second season with Olympic, World, and National Champions to show fans what it takes to have the heart of a champion. Smucker’s Stars on Ice will visit St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, FL on Sunday, March 1, 2009 for a 3:00 PM performance.
Orlando's Jameer Nelson set to Compete in Playstation® Skills Challenge New Jersey’s Harris, Orlando’s Nelson, San Antonio’s Parker and Chicago’s Rose to Vie for Title
NEW YORK, Feb. 2, 2009 – A new PlayStation® Skills Challenge champion will be crowned as the New Jersey Nets’ Devin Harris, the Orlando Magic’s Jameer Nelson, the San Antonio Spurs’ Tony Parker and the Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose will take the floor on Feb. 14, as part of NBA All-Star Saturday Night at US Airways Center in Phoenix.
The PlayStation® Skills Challenge was introduced at NBA All-Star 2003 in Atlanta and consists of four players competing in a two-round timed “obstacle course” consisting of dribbling, passing and shooting stations. All players must observe basic NBA ball-handling rules while completing the course. The two players with the fastest times from the first round advance to the finals with the order of competition determined by inverse order of the first round times. At the discretion of the referee, television instant replay may be consulted for clarification of rules compliance.
CLEARWATER, FL January 28, 2009 - The 3rd Annual Knology Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival will be held Friday, Feb. 20, Saturday, Feb. 21 and Sunday, Feb. 22, Coachman Park, 301 Drew St.
A kick-off party featuring live blues music by Julie Black will be held in downtown Clearwater in the Cleveland Street District Thursday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m.
Come for three seafood- and blues-filled days featuring artists Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, John Nemeth, Jonny Lang, Elvin Bishop, Walker Smith Group, Lil' Malcolm & The House Rockers, Nervous Turkey, Tommy McCracken, Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials, The Nelms/Chavers Band, Kenny Neal, and Marica Ball.
Experience the finest Gulf Coast cuisine, including jumbo shrimp, crab cakes, oysters, crawfish, gumbo and more. This event is free and gates open at 4:30 p.m. Friday, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, and noon Sunday. There is limited reserved seating available for purchase at Ticketmaster.
For more information:
call (727) 562-4700 (remember to dial 727 first if you are in the 813 area code) or visit www.ClearwaterSeaBlues.com
Clearwater FL, (January 30, 2009) – Super Bowl XLIII Photos by Wayne Cathel of Belleair Images
Kick off is Sunday February 1, 2009 at 6pm at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa FL. There will be plenty of football action between the NFL Pittsburgh Steelers and the Arizona Cardinals. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will be performing at half time, and this year's new Super Bowl commercials are sure to be memorable, starting at $3 million for a 30 second spot.
Jason Witten Named the Home Depot NFL Neighborhood MVP. Witten Honored With $25,000 Donation To The S.C.O.R.E. Foundation For His Commitment To Fighting Domestic Violence
Tampa FL (January 28, 2009) – The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement retailer and ‘official home improvement sponsor’ of the National Football League, today announced Jason Witten as The Home Depot NFL Neighborhood MVP for the 2008 season. The Home Depot NFL Neighborhood MVP is a national program that recognizes players who are making a positive impact in their local communities through charitable programs and contributions.
Witten was chosen for the award through an online consumer voting contest, which received more than 250,000 votes nationwide. He was one of 17 NFL players honored through the program this year and one of eight program finalists. Warrick Dunn was honored as The Home Depot NFL Neighborhood MVP for the 2007 season.
Witten and the seven Neighborhood MVP finalists rolled up their sleeves today and worked alongside community and The Home Depot associate volunteers to build a state-of-the-art KaBOOM! playground for kids in East Tampa in just one day. In a break in the action, the players were recognized for their good works and Witten was announced the program MVP. A $25,000 donation was presented to Witten’s foundation.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (January 27, 2009) -- Twenty student teams selected by NASA from colleges and universities around the country are spending the winter building sophisticated rockets they will launch high over Alabama during NASA's 2008-2009 University Student Launch Initiative in April.
The annual rocketry challenge will be held April 18 at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL. Student teams will bring their rockets to the NASA center, where professional engineers will conduct formal design reviews of the vehicles before the students take part in a final, all-day launch.
The initiative, managed by Marshall's Academic Affairs Office, is designed to inspire young people to pursue careers in fields critical to NASA's mission: science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
DADE CITY, FL (January 16, 2009) – Gulfside Regional Hospice’s Thrift Shoppe in Dade City, located at 37925 Sky Ridge Cir., has been selected for the 2008 Best of Dade City Award in the Thrift Shops category by the U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA).
The USLBA Best of Local Business Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USLBA identifies companies that they believe achieve exceptional marketing success in their local community and business community. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.
Family1 Films brings one of the most beloved stories of all time to theaters January 30th, 2009
Los Angeles, CA ( January 26, 2009) – Inspired by the classic novel by Marjory Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit is an enchanting combination of live-action drama and animated adventure that tells the story of a lonely boy who wins over his distant father and strict grandmother with the help of a velveteen rabbit and other toys he befriends in the attic. Featuring the voice talents of Golden Globe® winner Jane Seymour (Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, Somewhere in Time) as Mom with Emmy Award® winner Tom Skerritt (Top Gun, A River Runs Through It) as Horse and Oscar® winner Ellen Burstyn (The Spitfire Grill, Requiem for a Dream) as Swan, and directed by Michael Landon Jr. (Love Comes Softly, Redemption of Sarah Cain), The Velveteen Rabbit is a heartwarming “…adventure for the whole family” (The Dove Foundation). Family1 Films will be releasing The Velveteen Rabbit exclusively in select Carmike Cinemas January 30th. The Velveteen Rabbit will also be released to DVD March 17th in major national retailers by Anchor Bay Entertainment and in Christian retailers by Thomas Nelson. For more information go to http://www.thevelveteenrabbitmovie.com/.
Tampa FL, (January 23, 2009) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today announced that season ticket prices for the upcoming 2009 National Football League campaign will remain the same as the 2008 season.
General season ticket prices for the 2009 season at Raymond James Stadium will be $99, $89, $85, $75, $65, $55, $50, and $42 per game. The $42.00 general season ticket price remains one of the lowest-priced tickets in the NFL. Club seat season pricing will also remain the same for 2009.
Fans are reminded that season ticket packages will reflect just nine games at Raymond James Stadium because of Tampa Bay’s game against New England in London on October 25, 2009.