Sports & Recreation

Jaguars.com to host 2011 Draft Challenge

Jaguars.com to host 2011 Draft Challenge

Fans will have the opportunity to test their knowledge of the top players in the 2011 Draft by participating in the jaguars.com 2011 Draft Challenge. 

Free StandUp Paddle Demo

Free StandUp Paddle Demo

Global Surf Industries is hosting a free StandUp Paddle (SUP) Demo and lesson this Sunday, April 17th at Anastasia State Park.  Reps will be on hand to talk about the product, as well offer tips and help everyone get out in the water.

Alison Krauss and Union Station to perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Alison Krauss and Union Station to perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas will bring their Paper Airplane Summer Tour 2011 to St Augustine at St Augustine Amphitheatre on Friday, August 19. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, April 8 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the box office and online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Summer Ballet Camps At Abella's School of Dance

Camps are a great way for children to spend the summer and improve their ballet skills at the same time. This summer, Abella’s School of Dance, will give your child  the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of ballet, jazz tumbling, conditioning, choreography, and musical and dance history.

Silent Surfers

Silent Surfers

The Florida Surfing Association has yet again found a way to open a new door for another group in society!  Come out to their new surf event on May 21, a “Silent Surfing” surf program for those challenged without hearing.   At 9:00 A.M. on that Saturday in Hanna Park – Lot 8 they will introduce the deaf into the world of surfing.   Everyone is invited and we believe this is the first program in the world of its kind.

No NFL Season, Would AFL Be Enough Football?

No NFL Season, Would AFL Be Enough Football?

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Wearing face paint and giving the news a fake name is a good way to remain incognito.

And that's probably the best course of action one Jacksonville Sharks fan could have taken after his strong words about the Jaguars.

"There are so many more fans at the Sharks games because the Jaguars suck, let's put it that way," said the fan, who only said his name is Tag.

Tempering his emotion a bit was another rabid Sharks fan who says while the games are fun, this can't match the Jags.

"For the time being this will take care of my need for football," said Tom O'Donnell. "But in the long term no, the Jags are the bomb, but the Sharks are a good fun game."

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Bob Hayes Invitational Draws Thousands

Bob Hayes Invitational Draws Thousands

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- For the past four decades, the Bob Hayes Invitational has been the premier expo for young athletes in Florida.

It's T'Nayah Mitchelles second year in the competition. "Last year I did hurdles, and I came in 5th place. This year I came in first," she said.

With 5,000 competitors at the meet, Mitchelle says the environment at the Hayes Invitational pushes her to succeed.

"Usually we just go against teams from Orange Park, and now it's teams from Jacksonville, Miami. It's real competitive," she said.

Head Northwestern Track Coach Carter Williams agrees. "It's the bread and butter of this entire community," he said of the meet.

Watching his students get so excited about this meet, Williams says he's also nervous this could be the last year it's around.