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Unfavorable land conditions halt plans to build Palmetto ball fields

Unfavorable land conditions halt plans to build Palmetto ball fields

Palmetto, Florida -- Due to unfavorable land conditions and the expense to repair it, Manatee County officials are recommending halting plans to build new baseball fields for Palmetto's North River Little League.

Keep Manatee Beautiful to host 18th Annual Golf Tournament

Keep Manatee Beautiful to host 18th Annual Golf Tournament

 

Bradenton, Florida – Keep Manatee Beautiful is getting ready for its largest fundraiser of the year, its golf tournament.  The 18th annual event will be held May 18 at the Tara Golf & Country Club. 

Contests include Low Gross and Runner-Up, Low Net and Runner-Up, Closest to the Pin/Longest Drive Men’s and Women’s, Putting Contest, Dice Roll, Raffle and AMI Rotary Golf Ball Drop to win a 6-day golf vacation for four to St. Andrews, Scotland including tee times at the birthplace of golf and three other courses.   

Marauders return home for 19 games in May

Marauders return home for 19 games in May

Bradenton, Florida -- The Bradenton Marauders return home to McKechnie Field Tuesday night for the first of 19 home games in the month of May.

Included in those games are a number of promotions, including Wednesday night's "Plunder Your Hunger" night. Fans can eat off the all-you-can-eat-menu all game long.

Thursday night, the Marauders will host "Bark in the Park," where dogs can attend the game with their owners for an extra $2.

To learn more about May's promotions go to www.bradentonmarauders.com.

16th Annual Phil Galvano Golf Classic sells out

16th Annual Phil Galvano Golf Classic sells out

Bradenton, Florida -- The 16th Annual Phil Galvano Golf Classic isn't until May but it's already sold out and boasts the largest amount of sponsorships and donations ever!

 

Early registration is open for Manatee Miles fundraiser

Early registration is open for Manatee Miles fundraiser

Manatee County, Florida -- Early registration is open for Manatee Miles, a Manatee County Government fundraiser for United Way at Robinson Preserve on May 12.

Last November more than 100 people strolled through Robinson Preserve for Manatee County’s first ever benefit walk to raise money for United Way of Manatee County. Even more are expected this year as word spreads about the popular event.

Those participating in the non-competitive event may either register for a 5K or one-mile walk through Robinson.

Emmy award-winning actor to help Manatee County schools

Emmy award-winning actor to help Manatee County schools

Bradenton, Florida-- Emmy award-winning actor Armand Assante will participate in 16th Annual Phil Galvano Golf Classic, dedicated to raising money for Manatee County Public Schools.

The event is Friday, May 18 at the Legacy Golf Club in Lakewood Ranch.

Sponsorships are available at the $15,000, $10,000 and $2,500 levels.

The $15,000 "Eagle sponsors" will have lunch with Assante and a round of golf with Bill Galvano, a former member of the Florida House of Representatives, on May 17 at the Longboat Key Club and Resort.

Marauders host Country Night

Marauders host Country Night

Bradenton, Florida -- Grab your cowboy boots and best belt buckles. The Bradenton Marauders will host Country Night on Saturday, April 21.

The event will include line dancing, a country theme, and a post-game country music concert.

The game against the Ft. Myers Miracle starts at 6:30 p.m.