July 2021Digital Newsletter

We’re halfway through 2021 and the fall college season is approaching fast. But before we start talking football, we need to talk Futbol (get it?). There’s plenty to be excited about this month, headlined by our newest event, the Florida Cup, kicking (😉) into high gear.

For the latest FCS news and more on how you can get involved and make an impact in your community, continue below or visit  FloridaCitrusSports.com.

News & Notes

2021 Florida Cup set to kickoff at 6 PM on July 25 & 28

​​​​​The semifinals will begin at 6 p.m. EDT on Sunday, July 25, with Arsenal taking on Inter Milan. The second semifinal between Everton and Millonarios FC will kick off 45 minutes following the conclusion of the first match.

On July 28, the 3rd Place Match will start at 6 p.m., with the Championship kicking off 45 minutes after the conclusion of the first match.

Get access to discounted tickets for both event days by clicking the button below and using the promo code: FCS

PROMO CODE: FCS

SAVE THE DATE: Feast on the 50 and Florida Blue Florida Classic

We’ve locked in dates for two of our major 2021 fall events!

Florida Citrus Sports members receive exclusive access to year-round events in Orlando. You can join our team by scheduling a time to speak with a rep by clicking here.

Feast on the 50 – Thursday, Oct 14 | Camping World Stadium
One of our most popular annual community events, Feast on the 50, returns to the turf of Camping World Stadium on October 14. Mark your calendars for a night full of food, family and fun! Learn more.

Florida Blue Florida Classic – Saturday, Nov. 20 | Camping World Stadium
The largest HBCU sports & entertainment event in the country returns bigger and better on November 20, 2021! Learn more.

FCS Board Members Faron Kelly and Craig Borkon honored at 2021 SPORTYS

Congratulations to Executive Board Members Faron Kelley and Craig Borkon who took home SPORTYS for Executive of the Year and Facility Operations, respectively!

The annual awards show, hosted by the Greater Orlando Sports Commission, honors sports business professionals whose contributions and impact are vital in making our community one of the country’s premier sports destinations.

Upcoming Events

Orlando Sports Business Panel

Tuesday, July 13 | 1:15 p.m. | Zoom Webinar

Join us for our latest sports business panel featuring three of Orlando’s most accomplished sports executives:

Scott Carr: Deputy Athletics Director, Brand Activation at UCF
Amanda Duffy: EVP at Orlando Pride
Shelly Wilkes: Senior VP, Marketing & Social Responsibility at Orlando Magic

Discussion topics will range from formative career experiences to the region’s growth as a sports tourism destination and will highlight the innovative ways Orlando’s top teams are navigating the “new normal” in the world of sports.

Florida Cup Semifinals Doubleheader

Sunday, July 25 | 6 p.m. | Camping World Stadium

The first night of action features an exciting set of matches, including a contest between 2020-21 Serie A champions Inter Milan and 2020 FA Cup winners Arsenal of the English Premier League. The evening’s other match will pit historic Everton, also of the Premier League, against Colombian powerhouse Millonarios FC. The single-day ticket grants admission to both games of the doubleheader.

Florida Cup Championship Doubleheader

Wednesday, July 28 | 6 p.m. | Camping World Stadium

The two semifinal winners will meet for the Florida Cup title, with the remaining two clubs facing off in the night’s other match. The single-day ticket grants admission to both games of the doubleheader.

Community Spotlight

Lake Lorna Doone Park Reopens After Renovations 

For generations, Lake Lorna Doone Park has been a jewel at the center of the West Lakes communities. This newly-renovated 12-acre park features a walking loop, fitness stations, a barrier-free playground, new basketball courts, a public splash pad, miniature golf putting, football field, pavilion, arts garden, fountain and more.

In 2019, Florida Citrus Sports and the City of Orlando broke ground on a $9 million upgrade to this historic facility, a total reconstruction that was completed this summer and now provides the assets necessary to inspire a healthy and active outdoor lifestyle for families all across Orlando, including the 22,000 residents who call the West Lakes home. 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.

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​​​​With the Florida Cup kicking off later this month and the college football season close behind, there’s no better time to volunteer with Florida Citrus Sports. Stay up-to-date on opportunities to get involved in the Orlando community by clicking the button below.

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