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When it comes to youth sports, South Florida is one of the best areas to live in the entire country. Schools and organizations like JTAA keep kids on the field (and court) year-round. For parents in South Florida wondering about the benefits of getting their kids into youth sports here are just a few important reasons why we think you should.

Youth Sports Develop Self-Esteem

A high-five, pat on the back, thumbs up, or even a nod of approval – these are simple gestures that can help build confidence in kids. You’ll often see these signals come from teammates and coaches when they want to recognize someone for a job well done. Youth sports educate kids on both their capabilities and their limitations, and they do so in an organic way that can’t be

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The Delray Beach Tennis Center is hosting the 29th annual Chris Evert/Raymond James Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic on November 9-11th.

The event will benefit Chris Evert Charities in partnership with the Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida and The Drug Abuse Foundation of Palm Beach County.

Last year, the eent brought in $800,000 for at-risk children; $24 million since its founding year.

Past celebrity players have included: Former President George H.W. Bush, Matthew Perry, Chevy Chase, Regis Philbin, Jon Lovitz, Brooke Shields, Chuck Norris, Stone Phillips, John Oates, Olivia Newton-John, Don Johnson, Dr. Phil, Gavin Rossdale, Dan Brown, Scott Foley, and many, many more.

Sports celebrities that have joined in the fun include: Lindsay Davenport,

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 South Florida’s Palm Beach County is a slice of heaven where you can exercise outside, essentially, any time of year.  However, this time of year is almost too good to be true not to escape the gym and get outside. Nature is a perfect playground.

According to a study in the journal “Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise”, people are as much as 40 percent more likely to exercise regularly in the summer than in the winter.  Most of the heart benefiting effort comes from leg muscles and glutes.  Imagine the challenge of running beach sand.  Sounds a bit tougher than the treadmill at the gym.

 Don’t bother with old school sit-ups to work your core muscles.  Concentrate the exercise routine on stability.  Surfing, kayaking, kite surfing or standup

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The YMCA has announced that Emmitt Smith will be the keynote speaker at the 10th Annual Prayer Breakfast this December.

Smith became NFL’s all-time leading rusher during his fifteen seasons as a professional football player during the 1990s and 2000s. He is a three-time Super Bowl Champion, and NFL Hall of Famer, and of course- winner of season 3 Dancing with the Stars.

The YMCA’s Prayer Breakfast is held annually to ignite inspiration within the community in support of the organization’s mission- to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the ability to learn, grow, and thrive. The Y has a goal of never turning away an individual or family for needed programs or services because of their inability to pay.

The event

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The first annual Concorso Ferrari Palm Beach takes place this Saturday on the green of Abacoa Golf Club, where 60 historic, classic, and modern models of these rare Italian sports cars will be on display for the public.

Open to Ferrari Club of America members only, and limited to the first 60 Ferraris registered, this competition of sporty-yet-stunning supercars honors POST, the Pediatric Oncology Support Team headquartered at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach.

The event is open to the public at no charge, and lunch is available for purchase at the Abacoa Golf Club Clubhouse. The Concorso field will open at 7:30 am and all cars must be in position no later than 9:00 am. The event closes at 2:55 pm with an awards presentation followed by

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This year, some of the best high-academic baseball players in the country will flock to Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida to showcase their talent in front of more than 70 collegiate recruiters.

From Air Force to Yale, college coaches in attendance will be scouting for promising young baseball players at the only Headfirst Honor Roll Camp in the Southeast area of the United States.

The morning will include offensive and defensive showcases, batting practice, objective measurements, and three live games. The Headfirst Honor Roll team- all of which are either current or former high-academic athletes themselves- will offer insight, guidance, and advice.

Video footage of the camp will be distributed to coaches in attendance, and will be tagged

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Florida Atlantic University’s rock climbing center has opened an outdoor climbing center.  It is located at the north end of the campus in Boca Raton, 777 Glades Road.  It is open to the public Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons. 

Rock climbing is an activity in which partakers climb up, down or across natural rock formations or artificial rock walls. The goal is to reach the summit of a natural or artificial formation. The idea is to reach this point of an outlined predetermine route without falling.

Rock climbing is a physically and mentally challenging sport.  A climber must possess strength, agility, stamina, as well as balance. Focus and mental control are essential for a successful climb.  Sport climbing focuses on the physical

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The Stuart (Martin County) skies will be occupied with thundering sounding jets and flying stunt planes as part of the annual Stuart Air Show. The 3-day air show will take place at the Witham Field Airport in Stuart this November 2 – 4, 2018.

The show will exceed your expectations. This is more than an air show- it’s an interactive experience for the family to enjoy.  Come and watch these unbelievable planes perform high altitude stunts and death-defying maneuvers at lightning speeds.

On Friday night, the planes and skydivers will perform an evening of aerobatics, doing flips and turns as they make their way down to the ground. A firework display will also light the sky and kick off the weekend festivals. On Saturday and Sunday only, you’ll be able

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In the United States, heart disease is the #1 cause of death, while stroke is the #4 cause. This includes both men and women, young and old, no matter your ethnicity. These are scary numbers, but I have great news! Not only is death from heart disease 80% preventable, but there’s a big way you can help encourage others in Palm Beach County to live a healthier life and support medical research and education at the same time- join the Heart Walk!

On November 17th, 2018, The American Heart Association Heart Walk will take place at Meyer Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, and your friends at Waterfront Properties & Club Communities would like to invite you to join in on the fun for a cause!

Leading up to the Palm Beach County Heart Walk, participate in

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There’s one physical activity that has stood the test of time as an effective workout- running. Founded by runners, the Palm Beach Roadrunners is a diverse organization with members of all ages and abilities joined together by their shared belief in the power of running to improve health, fitness, and overall well-being.

Whether you’re a couch potato who wants to live a more active lifestyle, or a serious marathon competitor, Palm Beach Roadrunners has more than 3,000 members of all types. They serve the Palm Beach County community and have weekly serious runs, fun runs, early runs, late runs, and everything in between in Downtown West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Lake Worth, Singer Island, Palm Beach, Juno Beach, Wellington, and Delray.

Each year, the

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