Special Olympics Florida Hosts Golf Championship at Walt Disney World Sept 9-10

Special Olympics Florida 2016 State Summer Games Come to ESPN Wide World of Sports

This weekend, Special Olympics Florida will host its State Golf Championship at Walt Disney World famed courses.

The tournament will take place at Disney’s Palm, Magnolia, and Oak Trail Golf Courses on September 9 and 10. All events are open to the public and free to attend.

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Six Finalists for Central Florida’s New Pro Baseball Team Name Revealed

Florida State League Baseball coming to Kissimmee for 2017 Season

Central Florida residents have one more chance to play a role in naming the area’s new Minor League Baseball team.

The top six finalists for the “Name the Team” contest were unveiled recently, and the organization is asking fans to vote for their favorite.

In alphabetical order, they are:

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Florida State League Baseball Coming to Kissimmee for 2017 Season

Florida State League Baseball coming to Kissimmee for 2017 Season

With the Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros announcing earlier this year they would no longer be holding their spring training in Central Florida, many wondered if baseball would be gone for good.

Fans of the sport can rest easy, as it was announced the Brevard County Manatees, Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, will relocate to Osceola County Stadium beginning in the spring of 2017.

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Miami Dolphins to Play Atlanta Falcons in Orlando Aug 25

Miami Dolphins play the Atlanta Falcons in a preseason game on August 25, 2016 at Camping World Stadium.

Get ready for some NFL in Orlando when the Miami Dolphins play the Atlanta Falcons in a preseason game on August 25, 2016 at Camping World Stadium.

The Falcons-Dolphins match will mark the first time since 1997 that the NFL has played a preseason game in Orlando, and it’s largely due to the extensive renovations the stadium has undergone in recent years.

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137TH Silver Spurs Rodeo Returns to Kissimmee June 10-12

Silver Spurs Rodeo at Silver Spurs Arena

Silver Spurs Rodeo is a family tradition in Kissimmee, and it returns for its 137th edition the weekend of June 10 through 12.

Silver Spurs Rodeo is the largest rodeo east of the Mississippi, and is the work of the Silver Spurs Riding Club, an all-volunteer organization started in 1941 by Osceola County ranchers. They began the rodeo in 1944, selling war bonds as admission to raise funds for our military.

The rodeo is still going strong, and offers competitions of various talents, including Bull Riding, Bronc Riding, Barrel Racing, Steer Wrestling, and Team Roping.

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NFL Pro Bowl Coming to Orlando in 2017

2017 NFL Pro Bowl will take place at Camping World Stadium in Orlando

It was announced this week that the 2017 NFL Pro Bowl will take place at Camping World Stadium in Orlando on Sunday, January 29. The deal will keep the Pro Bowl here for two years, with the NFL and Florida Citrus Sports both having an option clause on a third year.

The 2017 Pro Bowl will feature a return to the traditional AFC vs. NFC game format following three years using a revised, “unconferenced” format. The NFL’s best will once again be in the spotlight as 88 players – 44 from the AFC and 44 from the NFC – are determined by the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches.

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Special Olympics Florida 2016 State Summer Games Come to ESPN Wide World of Sports

Special Olympics Florida 2016 State Summer Games Come to ESPN Wide World of Sports

This weekend, cheer on the athletes of Special Olympics Florida when the 2016 State Summer Games come to ESPN Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World May 20-21.

Watch the athletes compete in games such as Bocce, Cycling, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, and Volleyball, and admission is free for all events.

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Invictus Games Orlando 2016 Kick Off With Star-Studded Opening Ceremony

Invictus Games Orlando 2016 Opening Ceremony

Last night, a sold-out audience celebrated the commencement of the Invictus Games Orlando 2016, with an awe-inspiring Opening Ceremony at ESPN Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World.

At the center of the celebration was a focus on the moving stories and invincible spirit of the almost 500 competitors from 14 nations.

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Watch the Invictus Games Swimming Pool Being Built at ESPN Wide World of Sports

The Invictus Games Orlando 2016 features wounded veterans competing in different events, including swimming, at ESPN Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World.

Invictus Games Orlando 2016 - pool venue construction

Thing is, the ESPN venue didn’t have a pool, so two temporary ones were built for the games.

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Orlando Citrus Bowl Gets New Name: Camping World Stadium

Effective immediately, the stadium formerly known as the Orlando Citrus Bowl, will be known as Camping World Stadium.

Camping World Stadium

This is thanks to a new, long-term exclusive agreement with the brand as the stadium’s new naming rights partner for the next ten years. This will help the stadium operate, as well as attract new events.

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Invictus Games Orlando 2016 Announce Opening and Closing Ceremonies Guests

The Invictus Games Orlando 2016, presented by Jaguar Land Rover, has announced a star-studded lineup for the event’s Opening Ceremony on May 8, 2016.

Invictus Games Orlando 2016

It will include musical performances by British sensation Laura Wright and international star James Blunt, an appearance by actor Morgan Freeman, and other surprise guests.

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Orlando Pride Hosts #FilledWithPride Kickoff Week Starting April 18

Orlando Pride, Central Florida’s first female professional soccer team, kicks off their inaugural season on April 23 against the Houston Dash.

Orlando Pride

In their bid to play to a sold-out stadium, the team is hosting a week of #FilledWithPride events prior to the first game.

Here is the schedule of events:

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Invictus Games Orlando 2016 Tickets on Sale Now

Last summer, we announced the Invictus Games would be held in Orlando in May 2016, and we’re happy to announce tickets for the event are now on sale.

Invictus Games Orlando 2016

The Invictus Games Orlando 2016 will take place on May 8-12 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World, and will feature athletes from around the world.

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WWE WrestleMania Returns to Orlando in 2017

This morning it was announced that World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) will present WrestleMania 33 at the Orlando Citrus Bowl on April 2, 2017.

WWE chairman and CEO Vince McMahon

This will mark the second time the WWE has held the event in Orlando. The Citrus Bowl was also the site of WrestleMania XXIV (24) in 2008, where Big Show famously fought boxer Floyd Mayweather.

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Out and About: Silver Spurs Rodeo is Fun for the Family

On Friday night (Feb 19), I took my kids to the Silver Spurs Rodeo at the Silver Spurs Arena at Osceola Heritage Park. This is a great family event and I do recommend getting there earlier, rather than later. It was a nearly sold out event on Friday.

2016 Silver Spurs Rodeo - Rodeo Queens

Cowboy / cowgirl clothing is not required, but if you need to add some to your wardrobe, there are vendors there selling hats, belts and buckles, among other things.

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