ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – Runners will take their mark on Thursday, March 8, 2018, for this year’s Unified Track Meet scheduled for 3:00 PM. Here, participants with and without intellectual disabilities partner to form teams representing Fort Pierce Central, Fort Pierce Westwood, Port St. Lucie, St. Lucie West Centennial, and Treasure Coast High Schools. They will convene at Lawnwood Stadium in Fort Pierce, Florida to compete in track and field events including the 4×100 meter relay, 4×400 meter relay, 100 meter dash, and softball toss.
St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) Athletic Director Jill Willette explains that Thursday’s meet serves as a preliminary event in preparation for the Unified regional meet slated for April. “This Thursday is a wonderful opportunity for our teams to practice their events and have a great time as well as promote the mutual respect students have for one another,” she added.
About St. Lucie Public Schools
St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) ranks fifth in Florida and proudly serves as the highest-ranking District on the Treasure Coast with a graduation rate of 90.1 percent. As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS has the distinction of being recognized as one of St. Lucie County’s Best Places to Work. The mission of SLPS is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information, visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.
All students may enjoy FREE breakfast meals from now through the end of the school year.
Please encourage all students to partake in this program and enjoy a healthy breakfast.
Today is the day!
Northport and BBBS partnered to make this year the best Dr. Seuss birthday party ever! Thanks to all of our guests who too visited Northport to read and enjoy time with the children. Thank you to Tiffany Tredor and her fifth grade students who served as ambassadors. They made sure every guest was securely in place. Northport extends a delightful thank you to Big Brothers Big Sisters.
An all-star lineup promises to score big for the Southport Middle School (SPMS) National Junior Honor Society’s (NJHS) cancer awareness fundraising efforts. Impressed with the students’ efforts to fundraise, Southport’s lead basketball coach Kerry Parks pledged to help support NJHS’s efforts by donating additional proceeds from the Annual Hoops for Life Celebrity Charity Basketball Game scheduled for March 31, 2018 at SPMS.
According to his wife, Dean Yolanda Parks, “Coach has been working day and night to bring together an All-Star basketball game between Team Gridiron and Team TKO that includes former St. Lucie County football players Yamon Figurs, Albert Wilson, and Jamar Chaney.” Yamon Figurs graduated from Westwood and played in the NFL with the Baltimore Ravens. Albert Wilson graduated from PSLH and currently plays for the Kansas City Chiefs, and Jamar Chaney, current coach at Centennial High School, played for the Philadelphia Eagles. Other players on Team Gridiron include Damien Berry and Khalil Mach, who has donated signed pictures and basketball shoes that will be included in a charity benefit.
Athletes for Team TKO include James Mcgirt Jr., son of all-time great Buddy Mcgirt, Roy Jones Jr., and Orlando Rivera. James Mcgirt Jr. is one of the top middleweight boxers in the world. Roy Jones Jr. was pound for pound the best fighter in the world at one time and has won world titles from super welterweight to heavy weight, and Orlando “The Warrior” Rivera, is a 5X kickboxing champion and a top 10 boxer in the world.
There will be a special half-time performance by Kayylove & Schooly who will sing for guests during this spectacular event for cancer awareness. Allapattah Flats School Counselor Sheri Reichard and her family have been invited as special guests. All donations will continue to help raise cancer awareness as well as social awareness to spread love in our school and community.
Tickets can be purchased in advance at BIGWILLFIGHTFORLIFE.EVENTBRITE.COM for $10. Doors open at 12 pm. Tip-off is at 1 pm for the SPMS All Star Basketball Game. Immediately following the All Star Game, there will be a 2-Ball, Celebrity 3-point Contest and then the 5-on-5 Celebrity Basketball Game.