Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo tickets now on sale

    Tickets to the RAM NCFR (March 21-24, 2019) range in price from $20 to $25 for adults depending on theperformance. Kids under2 are free, and kids 3-12 are $12.50. Parking is $7. Tickets for the entire rodeo series are $70. Groups of 10 or more receive $3.00 off per ticket per person. Seniors 55+ receive $3.00 off per ticket per person. For more information or to book your tickets, please visit RNCFR.com or Ticketmaster.com or call the box office at


    Run the Disney races through the Boys & Girls Club

    Most of the races in the Disney Princess Half Marathon, held Feb. 22-24, are sold out, but you can still register through the Boys & Girls Clubs of Osceola County. Runners pay the normal registration fee then pledge to raise funds for the Boys & Girls Club, who will help through the entire process including the setup of a fundraising page.

    The 5K, 10K, and Fairy Tale Challenge (10K + half marathon) are already sold out and the only way runners can get into the race is through a non-profit. To begin the registration go to https://secure.qgiv.com/event/2019bgccfrundisneyprincess.

    Diamond Resorts Invitational

    The world’s top pro female golfers will compete for $1.2 million in official prize money as the tournament begins the LPGA’s race to the 2019 CME Globe at the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions being played Jan. 17-20 at Tranquilo Golf Club at the Four Seasons Resort. Only winners from the past two LPGA seasons qualify and will play 72 holes of stroke play with no cut, and be joined by 45 sports and entertainment celebrities competing for their own $500,000 purse, including names like Mark Rypien, John Smoltz, Mark Mulder, Jerry Rice, Marcus Allen and Richard Dent, Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame pitchers Smoltz, Greg Maddux, and Tom Glavine, ESPN college football expert and former NFL quarterback Danny Kanell, baseball legends Reggie Jackson, Roger Clemens and Gaylord Perry  and celebrity entertainers Larry The Cable Guy, Jake Owen and Colt Ford.

    For ticket information go to https://golf.diamondresorts.com/tournament/tickets/

    Roger Jones Scholarship Fund

    The family of Roger Jones, the co-founder of the Great Florida Shootout and Kissimmee Klassic high school tournaments who passed away Sept. 6 after a bout with cancer, has started a scholarship fund in his honor. The application process for 2019 will begin Jan. 1 and the due date is March 30. Information on donating and applying for the scholarship can be found at www.rogerjones athleticscholarship.com.

        St. Cloud LL Challenger buddies

    St. Cloud Little League Challenger Division is looking for buddies to help its athletes. The league plays Saturdays from 9-11 a.m. and needs volunteers to help its challenged athletes bat, run the bases and stay focused while in the field. The league has many new players this season and one of the main goals is to let the parents be able to sit back and watch their child. For questions about volunteering contact Christy Elliott at christy9980@gmail.com or 407-963-2417 or go to https://www.facebook.com/St.CloudChallenger. School service hours are available.

        Osceola School District Legacy Program

    The School District of Osceola County has launched a Legacy Club to promote greater community engagement with schools.

    Individuals ages 60-64 will receive to $2 off admission to any district athletic, musical, arts, or theater performances.  Those over 65 will receive to free admission. To apply go online to osceolaschools.net/legacyclub.

First Tee youth golf clinics

    The First Tee of Central Florida is pleased to announce registration for the youth development organization’s 2019 Winter Golf & Life Skills Experience Clinics, offered beginning the week of Jan. 9 at Oaks National Golf Club (1500 The Oaks Blvd., Kissimmee, FL 34746). Classes for participants 7-12 years old will occur on Mondays from 4:45 – 6 p.m. The First Tee of Central Florida offers an online registration system, beginning Dec. 5, at http://www.thefirstteecfl.org/register/. To participate, registrants will need to pay the $25 annual membership fee for 2019 as well as the $50 nine-week program session fee; financial assistance is available. The First Tee of Central Florida provides educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values, and promote healthy habits through the game of golf.

       Senior softball

Osceola Senior Softball welcomes players ages 55-over. All skill levels are welcome. Until the fall season starts, pickup games will be held at the Denn John fields behind Valencia College on Mondays and Fridays at 9 a.m. For more information, call League President Mike Rodriguez at 772-359-8415 or email mrod156@hotmail.com. For general information on pickup games, call Jim Parker at 321-333-2012.