Orange Bowl YFA
The Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance, presented by Sports Authority, visited five sites as part of its Park of the Week program. The program recognizes select youth football parks across South Florida each Saturday during the fall.
This past Park of the Week schedule included visits to Miami Xtreme Youth Football League members North Miami Beach Sun Devils, South Kendall Gators and Kendall Hammocks Warriors as well as National Youth Football League members Washington Park Buccaneers and Fort Lauderdale Hurricanes. At each stop during its Park of the Week program, Orange Bowl Committee members, ambassadors and staff distribute promotional items and discounts from Orange Bowl YFA sponsors and present each park with a commemorative plaque and a financial contribution for park improvements.
Now in its 14th season, the Orange Bowl YFA, presented by Sports Authority, serves more than 16,000 young football players and cheerleaders in nine football leagues across eight South Florida counties and has invested approximately $5 million in youth sports in South Florida since 1999. In addition to its continued support of the Orange Bowl YFA, the Orange Bowl supports locally-based festivals and events, including those that provide participatory opportunities to youth from throughout the world, such as Junior Orange Bowl, Orange Bowl Sailing Regatta Series, Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships and Orange Bowl Paddle Championships.
For 78 years, the Orange Bowl has been one of South Florida’s leading civic organizations, driving tourism and economic development as well as supporting scholarships and community athletic facilities. Inspiring thousands of student athletes every year, the Orange Bowl’s activities help foster youth confidence, celebrate student achievement, engage the community and enhance the South Florida economy.
For information about the Orange Bowl Committee and the Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance, presented by Sports Authority, visit www.orangebowl.org.
The stellar team from Salvadore Park in Coral Gables, representing South Miami-Dade County, was runner-up in the USTA Florida Section Adult Mixed Doubles 9.0 Tournament at the Florida Tennis Center in Daytona Beach.
South Miami-Dade County defeated Broward 2-1 to reach the finals. 9.0 Hillsborough County (Harbour Island Athletic Club, Tampa) defeated South Miami-Dade County 2-1 in the finals.
The runners-up are Julio Cesar Ugarte, Susie Valls, Patricia R. Ugarte, Kristina E. Wilson, Martin Escobedo, Claire Novy, Sid Doshi, Patricio A. Madariaga, Emmie Blanco-Puga, Corinne Grana, Michele Drucker, Rodney C. De Paz, Kevin A. Johnson, Jonathan Drucker, Sheri Adler, Miriam Radillo. 50 freestyle: 1. Camila Schafer (Gull) 27.27.
Caron Schiffman, 57, of Miami was runner-up in the women’s division of the Tradewinds Triathlon (.25s-10b-3r) at Tradewinds Park in Coconut Creek.
She completed the 0.25-mile swim, 10-mile bike and 3-mile run in 1 hour 5 minutes and 41 seconds.
Top local finishers: Female: 15-19: 1. Sarah Acosta, Hialeah, 1:10:09. 30-34: 3. Ana Sanchez, Miami, 1:16:59. 35-39: 3. Dianet Torres, Miami, 1:15:24. 45-49: 3. Robin Goldberg, Aventura, 1:14:17. 50-54: 1. Leonora Gonzalez, Homestead, 1:09:19.
Male: 10-14: 1. Jordan Landman, Aventura, 1:15:34. 20-24: 3. Daniel Del Rio, Miami, 1:05:21. 30-34: 2. Tiago Choze, Miami, 58:24; 3. Juan Cuellar, Miami, 59:03. 55-59: 2. Gary Curson, Surfside, 1:05:10; 3. Pablo Gonzalez, Doral, 1:08:23. 65-69: 1. Tim Regier, Miami, 1:07:18.