Keeping Up With The Kids
YMCA Summer Camp
It’s not too soon to start thinking about summer camp for the kids! The Englewood YMCA offers day camps open to everyone born between 8/31/2008 and 5/31/2016. At one of the many specialty camps available, campers will enjoy climbing the alpine tower, rock wall, high ropes course and low ropes course while improving their teamwork and communication skills. There will also be theme-based enriching activities, group games, sports and wellness activities and pool time. Campers spend time at the Englewood YMCA, 701 Medical Blvd. and Sky Academy, 871 S. River Road. Visit: www.swflymca.org/ and click on Youth and Summer Camp. For more information, contact Tyler Lehman at 475•1234 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LBHS Athletes of the Month
The Lemon Bay High School Athletic Department extends congratulations to the January 2021 Athletes of the Month, seniors Brooke Knapp and Trayton White.
Brooke Knapp, on the Girls Weightlifting team, began the month by winning the Lemon Bay Invite (against lifters from nine other schools including Venice, Charlotte and Port Charlotte) while setting a school record for her weight class. Her combined lift of 260 lbs broke a school record that had stood for six years in the 110-pound weight class. Brooke then proceeded to claim both the individual district title (the second of her career) and regional title. She also led the team to the second district and then first regional title in school history in impressive fashion. To put this in perspective: at the district meet, the Mantas scored 96 points while the other five teams competing could only manage 96 points combined! At regionals, the Lady Mantas scored 61 points, equaling the score of second place Frostproof (31 points) and third place Labelle (30 points), and defeated the other 22 teams in the region. Brooke is a very strong leader for the team and is currently ranked second in the state and placed third in the state competition on February 12 in Live Oak.
Trayton White, on the Boys Soccer team, is a striker in his third year on the varsity team. He is certainly one of the team leaders. Trayton is a major presence in Mantas’ attack and has been on a hot streak since scoring a hat trick against DeSoto on Senior night. If the team makes a deep run in the playoffs, it will certainly be on the back of Trayton!
Honorable Mention for the month of January: Girls Basketball: Taylor Orris, (Fr.) Girls Soccer: Sophia Cherniak (Jr,) Heather Knight (Sr) and Izabella Ferjiani (Sr.) Girls Weightlifting: Lily Crady (Sr,) Aydria Urshan (Sr,) Cassandra Heeg (Soph) and Lauren Ragazzone (Sr.) Boys Basketball: Donnie Harvey (Sr.) Wrestling: Chase Alden (Soph,) Ben Arnett (Soph,) Louis Baldor (Sr,) Justin Brady (Jr) and Lance Schyck (Jr.) Boys Soccer: Michael Greggs (Jr) and Alex Johnson (Sr.) On behalf of the entire athletic department at Lemon Bay High School, thank you for your support of the Manta Rays! School website: www.lemonbayhigh.com. Facebook: www.facebook.com/mantaathletics Twitter: @mantaathletics
Kids’ Easter Drive-Thru
The Florida Department of Health in Charlotte County has partnered with Sonshine Baptist Church and Safe Kids Southwest Florida to bring the community some Easter festivities. The event will include a food pantry and Easter goodie bags. Bicycle helmets will be given out and fitted for each child. Car seat safety checks will also be done at the event. Even the Easter Bunny will be on the scene for all the boys and girls to see and wave to as they pass by him. The drive-thru event will be Saturday, March 27, 10 am to 1 pm, at Sonshine Baptist Church, 23105 Veterans Blvd, Pt. Charlotte. The event is free, but space is limited. Please reserve your spot today by emailing Farrah.Fishman@flheath.gov or calling 624•7200, ext. 7273. This is a drive-thru event only and CDC guidelines will be followed.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 24, 2019
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Is there any registration for the Back To School bash or any requirements from the parents to bring??
Hi Danielle, please bring proof of address in the Englewood area scholl district (utility bill, drivers license...) For more information, you can call the YMCA: 941-475-1234
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