compiled by Lauren Salinero
Bikes and Life sponsored its second annual Bikes and Life Bernard Hinault Charity Tour. Five-time Tour de France winner Bernard “The Badger” Hinault joined cyclists for a 62-mile group ride that started and finished at The Faine House. The ride was followed by a cycling expo, during which Hinault was available for autographs.
Proceeds from all registration fees went to support Souffles d’Espoir, a nonprofit founded by Hinault to support the fight against cancer, as well as to teens and young adults formerly in foster care and currently residing at The Faine House. Former NFL athlete, avid cyclist and a founder of Bikes and Life Jeff Faine started The Faine House with the help of Children’s Home Society of Florida to provide transitional housing and support for young adults who transition out of foster care without being adopted.
For more information, visit www.thefainehouse.org on the web.
(L. to r.) Ryan Hull, Nick Brown, Ignacio Arcaya, Nicholas Diebel, Davis Hingtgen, Brad Hull and coach Marvin Snyder of Bishop Moore Catholic School’s men’s golf team win the Class 2A District 10 Championship.
The Bishop Moore Catholic School men’s golf team broke its own school record (290) by shooting 284 to win the Class 2A District 10 Championship at Dubsdread Golf Club, a par 70 course. Thirty-three golfers from eight Central Florida high schools competed in the match. Co-medalists were Ignacio Arcaya and Davis Hingtgen with scores of 68. Ignacio won the playoff for first place with a birdie on the first hole. Nicholas Diebel took third place with a score of 71.
Residents who want to get groovy can join in 3.1 miles of peace, love and goodwill at the Hippie Dash 5K & Flower Child Fun Run in Gulfport on April 1, 2017.
Participants are encouraged to dress in their grooviest threads for a chance to win a righteous prize. Vintage VW bugs will be on display, free beer will be served at the finish line, awards will be given for best outfits, and a disc jockey will spin Woodstock’s best music selections. Those who are unable to travel can sign up to run the race virtually and still earn official bling and a T-shirt.
For more information and to register, visit www.racersignup.com/hippie-dash/ on the web.
The 2016 Dr Pepper Atlantic Coast Conference Football Championship will be held at Orlando’s Camping World Stadium. The 12th annual title game between ACC’s Atlantic and Coastal Division champions is scheduled for Dec. 3.
“We’re thrilled to bring more big-time college football to Orlando,” said Steve Hogan, CEO of Florida Citrus Sports. “The Atlantic Coast Conference has been a tremendous partner of ours for decades, and we are grateful for the opportunity to bring their showcase football event to Camping World Stadium.”
Tickets are available through Ticketmaster. As in the past, the Atlantic champion and Coastal champion will each have an allotment that will be sold by the respective institution once they have clinched their division championship.
Team members from the UF Health Cancer Center — Orlando Health in Lake Mary march down Rinehart Road for Hope Hike.
UF Health Cancer Center — Orlando Health celebrated National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with its annual Hope Hike from Orlando City Hall. Hundreds of Hope Hikers walked 1.2 miles down Orange Avenue to UF Health Cancer Center — Orlando Health. Hikes also took place at other Orlando Health hospitals in Seminole and Orange counties.
The walks are intended to raise awareness of the fight against breast cancer. In 2016, it is estimated that 16,770 Florida women will be diagnosed with this disease.
Gift of Swimming is holding its ninth annual 5K Run for The Gift on Nov. 12. The community event provides the ability for at-risk children to learn potentially life-saving swimming survival skills as all proceeds directly benefit children. Last year’s run raised more than $25,000, and this year’s goal is $30,000. Since its inception 12 years ago, The Gift of Swimming has provided swimming lessons to more than 3,400 children.
The post-race party will include an awards ceremony, sponsored by SeaWorld Orlando. Runners will have an opportunity to win tickets to SeaWorld and Aquatica, as well as a chance to interact with some of the animals from SeaWorld’s Animal Meet & Greet.
The 5K will kick off at 7 a.m., followed by the Kid’s Fun Run at 8:15 a.m. and awards ceremony at 8:30 a.m. For more information and to register, visit giftofswimming.wix.com/20165k on the web.
Toll Brothers Central Florida is hosting its second annual Toll Brothers Golf Classic at Eagle Creek Golf Club on Nov. 4. The event is presented by Fast Signs South Orlando and will benefit Covenant House, a local nonprofit organization that serves runaway, homeless and at-risk youth, as well as help support its annual Sleep Out: Executive Edition.
Dr. Phillips High School’s women’s cross country team earned three of the top-five finishes and placed third in the team standings at the Metro West Conference Championship. Out of 68 runners, junior Isabela Bartczak became the individual Metro West Champion with a time of 19:21, the third-fastest finish of her career and a full 22 seconds faster than the runner-up. Junior Sarah Zamot placed fourth at 20:34, and junior Hannah Waddell placed fifth at 20:40. Other runners included freshman Roxanne Deisseroth, 23:05, and senior Valeria Reyes, 23:34.
The men’s cross country team had four of its five scoring runners place in the top 25 at the Metro West Conference Championship, earning a third-place finish out of seven teams. Out of 82 runners, Bo Ivey placed seventh at 17:51, followed by Josh Matzner, 17th at 18:32; Jacob Matzner, 20th at 18:42; Anthony Venturini, 22nd at 18:46; and Matt Merriman, 33rd at 19:30.
The DPHS women’s golf team placed third at the Regional Championship with a team score of 362. Juniors Jennifer Jung and Emma Hallson led the group with rounds of 82 and 83, respectively. Freshman Skai Guity scored 90, and sophomore Kate Goodin came in at 107. The men’s golf team placed seventh at the Regional Championship. Justin Isenhour with an 85, was followed by Joey Hodges, 90; Matt Bloom, 96; and Jon Fishman, 97.
For the 11th time in the program’s history and the first since 2011, the Panthers’ women’s volleyball team won the District Championship with a solid four-set victory. Maredis Colon had 17 kills, Gregna Fuentes had 36 assists, and Fabiola Ribas had 24 digs.
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