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Jul 26, 2012

Summer Campers Become Fresh From Florida Farmers With IGrow Buckets

Florida Citrus Sports and its recentpartnership with Fresh From Florida has shown to be very beneficial to the campers attending the annual FCSports Summer Camp. The summer camp is entering its 19th year, allowing Central Florida’s underprivileged youth a place filled with fun and learning in a safe environment. Thanks to Fresh From Florida, this year the campers have been learning something new — how to grow their own food. Fresh From Florida is providing all campers with IGrow buckets […]

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Dec 27, 2011

Florida State, Notre Dame Give Back To Central Florida

The Florida State Seminoles and Notre Dame Fighting Irish football teams met on friendly terms today at Give Kids the World Village as part of Orlando Bowl Week. The 147 families being hosted by Give Kids the World got a chance to meet players from both teams and take part in a variety of games and activities, including mini golf, basketball, line dancing and more. “This is just awesome,” said Elizabeth Faircloth, mother of one of the visiting families. “We […]

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Feb 03, 2011

FCSports Foundation Makes $200K Contribution To Take Stock In Children

Take Stock in Children of Orange County held its annual ceremony today, recognizing incoming and returning students at Valencia Community College’s West Campus on Thursday, February 3. The program celebrated the addition of 24 new seventh graders looking to make the most of the opportunity to advance their education. The Florida Citrus Sports Foundation — the TSIC program’s founding partner in Orange County — has made a $200,000 contribution for 2011. Take Stock in Children of Orange County held its […]

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Jul 29, 2010

Florida Citrus Sports Hosts Free NCAA Football Youth Clinic

On Wednesday, July 28, Florida Citrus Sports hosted a free youth football clinic in partnership with NCAA Football’s Youth Initiative.  Held in the shadow of the Citrus Bowl as installation of the new AstroTurf field continued, the clinic featured coaches and players from UCF, the University of West Georgia, and Jacksonville University, as well as local professional players from the Arena Football League’s Orlando Predators and the United Football League’s Florida Tuskers. Over 220 children, including attendees of the free […]

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Jul 27, 2009

Summer Camp Nears Close to 16th Year of Service

The Orlando Police Department G.R.E.A.T (Gang Resistance Education And Training) Program and Florida Citrus Sports partnered again this summer to sponsor a fantastic sports camp attended by over 250 disadvantaged youth ages 10-15.  Two three-week sessions offer students the opportunity to participate in various sporting events, enhance their computer skills, learn to swim and experience personal growth through a variety of enrichment activities.  The first session of camp has ended and session 2 is currently under way at Florida Citrus […]

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May 28, 2009

Florida Citrus Sports Foundation Makes $1 Million Donation to TSIC

Florida Citrus Sports Chief Executive Officer Steve Hogan announced today that the FCSports Foundation has made a $1 million donation to help local administrator Valencia Community College bring Take Stock in Children (TSIC) to Orange County.  FCSports, the founding partner, has committed to sponsor children for five years in the program at $200,000 per year. Take Stock in Children is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing scholarships and mentors to qualifying low-income, at-risk youth in Florida.  Since its inception in […]

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May 18, 2009

Florida Citrus Sports Foundation Awarded Disney Helping Kids Shine Grant

Walt Disney World Senior Vice President of Global Sports Enterprises Ken Potrock announced Friday that the Florida Citrus Sports (FCSports) Foundation has been awarded a Disney Helping Kids Shine grant in the amount of $25,000.  The grant, which will go towards FCSports� summer camp program for children from low-income families, was presented by Potrock to FCSports officials on Friday morning.   �We are so grateful to Disney for investing in the lives of these deserving young people,� said Foundation Director […]

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Sep 25, 2008

Florida Citrus Sports Raises $15,000 for the AHA in Tom Mickle’s Honor

Florida Citrus Sports, in an effort to honor its former executive director, shifted its efforts from the gridiron to the streets of Downtown Orlando when it participated in the American Heart Association’s annual “Start! Heart Walk” this past Saturday and raised more than $15,000. More than 35 members of FCSports (members and staff), host of the Capital One Bowl and Champs Sports Bowl, showed up in full force for the “Start! Heart Walk!” in an effort to help eradicate heart […]

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Jul 25, 2008

FCSports Donates $15,000 to Univ. of Iowa Flood Relief

Florida Citrus Sports is donating $15,000 to the University of Iowa Flood Relief Fund to assist in renovations needed as a result of over $231 million in flood damage at the university. Iowa is a member of the Big Ten Conference, an organization partnered with FCSports by way of both the Capital One and Champs Sports bowl games.The Hawkeyes played in the 2005 Capital One Bowl in Orlando against Louisiana State University, with Iowa winning on a dramatic touchdown in […]

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Jul 01, 2008

Shaq Makes Surprise Visit to FCSports Camp

The first session campers at Florida Citrus Sports’ Summer Camp got a big surprise — literally — when NBA legend Shaquille O’ Neal popped in unexpectedly on Monday.  O’Neal, who owns a home in Windermere, stopped by Monday to offer advice and encouragement to the FCSports campers.  In his brief stop, he reminded the children to stay out of trouble, stay in school, respect their parents and believe in themselves.  He jokingly added to “stay off of YouTube.” Before heading […]

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