Proceeds generated by Florida Citrus Sports events benefit charities and educational institutions, including the primary beneficiary, the Florida Citrus Sports Foundation MVPs. The Foundation is committed to enhancing the quality of life for disadvantaged youth and families in Central Florida. This is accomplished through the Foundation’s charitable contributions to organizations dedicated to improving the lives, health and education of children in our community.
FCSports has been giving back to Central Florida for over 60 years, and the FCSports Foundation MVPs and associated programs are the organization's main charitable arm.
Approximately 300 economically-disadvantaged children in 6th, 7th and 8th grades participate in one of two FREE summer camp sessions. Camps focus on academics, athletics, attitude and achievement in a safe and productive environment. Also, camps stimulate confidence and teamwork in participants while teaching valuable life skills. In each session campers participate in:
2013 Summer Camp will take place across two sessions: Session 1 is June 17- July 3 and Session 2 is July 15 - August 2.
Summer Camp Applications Are Now Being Accepted
Take Stock in Children
Florida Citrus Sports is the Founding Partner of Take Stock in Children in Orange County. Take Stock in Children is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing scholarships, mentors and hope to Florida’s underprivileged youth. The program offers students a comprehensive plan of success for selected students. Students must sign a contract to stay in school, maintain good grades and meet with a mentor once a week. In turn, Take Stock in Children provides each student a fully paid tuition scholarship to attend college or a vocational school. Every student in the program receives:
Day for Kids at Walt Disney World®
Physically, emotionally and financially disadvantaged children enjoy an afternoon of food, fun and festivities at a Walt Disney World® attraction while interacting with the players participating in the Capital One Bowl.
Russell Athletic Bowl Give Kids The World Village Visit
Players from participating teams in the Russell Athletic Bowl spend a morning with terminally ill children and their families at Give Kids The World Village in Kissimmee, Fla.,
Dream Ticket Clearinghouse
Each year, the Florida Citrus Sports Foundation distributes more than 15,000 athletic event tickets free of charge to disadvantaged families through its Dream Ticket Clearinghouse. The program has evolved and expanded over the years as professional and college teams throughout Central Florida have become involved and donated tickets to this great charity effort.
The Orlando MINI Open presented by Roetzel & Andress and UnitedHealthcare is the primary fundraising event for the FCSports Foundation MVPs. We need your help to raise $50,000 so we can continue to give back to the Orlando community.
Guests at the Orlando MINI Open will enjoy a spirited game of miniature golf, organized in the style of the U.S. Open, with leaderboards and hospitality areas. Foursomes are $500 and proceeds directly benefit the Foundation MVPs and our efforts in Central Florida.
The event will also feature a silent auction and raffle. With your help, we can reach our goal and continue to provide opportunities to young people in our community who might not otherwise get the chance.