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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Invictus Games Orlando 2016 features wounded veterans competing in different events, including swimming, at ESPN Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World.
Thing is, the ESPN venue didn’t have a pool, so two temporary ones were built for the games.
Effective immediately, the stadium formerly known as the Orlando Citrus Bowl, will be known as 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.
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.
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.
Orlando Pride, Central Florida’s first female professional soccer team, kicks off their inaugural season on April 23 against the Houston Dash.
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:
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.
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.
This morning it was announced that World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) will present WrestleMania 33 at the Orlando Citrus Bowl on April 2, 2017.
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.
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.
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.