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.
Martinis and Matisse an Art LotteryClearwater, FL (January 21, 2009) - The Martinis and Matisse an Art Lottery is this Saturday January 24, 2009 at the FrankCrum Building in Clearwater, FL over 80 artists will be displaying their works.
This year at this unique event, guest will view dozens of donated works of art while enjoying martinis, smooth jazz music, and fantastic food and desserts provide by area restaurants, Bonefish Grill, Bella Vino, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Salt Rock Grill, Rumba Island Bar & Grill, Guppy’s on the Beach, Marlin Darlin’, E & E Stakeout Grill, Island Way Grill, Mecca Café’, and Greektown Grille.
At the end of the evening, each piece of art will go home with a winner of the lottery style auction.
Clearwater FL, (January 20) - The Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Florida is hosting the “Fight for Kids” Award ceremony on Feb. 21, 2009. The event will recognize parents, throughout Florida, who have gotten very active in educating others about the truth behind behavioral and learning “disorders”. These parents have first-hand experience with their children having been diagnosed and labeled by psychiatry and what effect that had on their lives.
Tampa FL, January 17, 2009 - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today announced that they have named Raheem Morris head coach and Mark Dominik general manager.
Morris, who spent the past two seasons as the Buccaneers defensive backs coach, was promoted to defensive coordinator on December 25, 2008 before being named head coach. Overall, he has spent six seasons on the Buccaneers sideline in two stints with the club.
Morris has quickly risen through the Buccaneers coaching ranks during his time with the team, serving as defensive quality control coach in 2002,defensive assistant in 2003 and assistant defensive backs coach from 2004-2005 before taking over as defensive backs coach in 2007. During his first stint with the club, Morris worked closely with former Bucs defensive backs coach and current Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin in the development of one of the NFL’s top secondaries while also helping the Buccaneers capture their first ever world championship in Super Bowl XXXVII. In between stints in Tampa Bay, he spent 2006 as Kansas State’s defensive coordinator.
Tampa, FL (January 15, 2009) – The Glazer Family Foundation is donating $150,000 to the NFL Youth Education Towns (YETs) of Tampa Bay. The donation will help fund the recently completed Glazer Family Football Field at Mort Park.
“The Glazer Family Foundation is proud to continue its support of youth development throughout Tampa Bay,” said Bryan Glazer, Executive Vice President of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. “Enhancing the local educational and recreational facilities is essential to the growth of Bay area youth. This field is another way to help promote the importance of physical fitness and healthy living and will serve as a valuable resource to the local community.”
There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new field at a 4 p.m. along with a press conference on Jan. 29 at Mort Park, featuring NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.