April 2021Digital Newsletter

Spring has sprung and the 2021-22 season is underway here at Florida Citrus Sports!

From the stadium upgrades to exciting additions to our annual event calendar like the Florida Cup, there’s so much to look forward to as we count down to this year’s Cheez-It Bowl and the 75th anniversary of the Vrbo Citrus Bowl.

For the latest FCS news and more on how you can get involved, continue below or visit  FloridaCitrusSports.com.

News & Notes

Meet Florida Cup CEO Ricardo Villar

Last month we introduced you to the Florida Cup. Now meet the face behind the Sunshine State’s largest annual international soccer tournament. Check out the video below and get to know our newest teammate, Florida Cup CEO Ricardo Villar.

FCS Board Member Justin Kinsey named 40 under 40

Congratulations to board member Justin Kinsey on being named to Orlando Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 List for 2021.

Known professionally for a growing list of accolades in the parking and transportation industry, Justin also works tirelessly to improve and enrich our community — an effort we’ve been privileged and honored to witness firsthand. Learn more.

Upcoming Events

Orlando Sports Business Panel

April 15 |  11:15 a.m. | Zoom

During the pandemic, the need to adapt for the sports and entertainment industry came abruptly. Learn how several Orlando executives worked through the challenges and set themselves up to be successful in 2020, 2021, and beyond.

Yoga at the Stadium

April 21  |  6 p.m. | Camping World Stadium

Join us on the field at Camping Word Stadium for a one-hour session with local instructor Carolyn Barry, followed by a complimentary socially-distanced happy hour. This event is free for Florida Citrus Sports members and $10 for nonmembers.

Community Spotlight

Central Florida’s largest Boys & Girls Club opens in West Lakes

This month, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida cut the ribbon on the area’s largest facility right here in the West Lakes community!

The 30,000-square foot Jacqueline Bradley and Clarence Otis Family Branch sits adjacent to Orange Center Elementary, across the street from Pendana at West Lakes. The complex will support more than 250 children at no cost to their families and includes technology and music labs, a college and career center, a full-sized gymnasium and more. Learn more.

Barker Park Farmers Market

Every Saturday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., the West Lakes community hosts a community farmers market at nearby Barker Park. This resident-run market features fresh produce, prepared foods and other must-have items from locally-owned businesses. Learn more.

Share Your Citrus Bowl Memory

The 2022 Vrbo Citrus Bowl on New Year’s Day will mark 75 years since Catawba and Maryville met in the inaugural Tangerine Bowl. As we look back on the game’s legacy of impact in Central Florida, we want to hear your memories!

Got a play or a game you’ll never forget? A lifelong friend you met in the Zonies? A core memory from the tailgate lots or a halftime show? We want to know! Click below to learn more and submit your memories, and you could be featured as we celebrate this fall!


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