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Get more involved and be a part of United Way Suncoast by attending one of our upcoming events.


Next Upcoming Event:

ReadingPals Summer Reading Kits Project

May 7th, 11 am to 1 pm

Ferg’s Live, 490 Channelside Dr., Tampa, FL  33602

Join us to put together literacy kits for students to take home from school for the summer.  The kits will help them practice their reading skills and avoid the “summer slide” while they are out of school. Slots fill up fast, so register today at http://bit.ly/ReadingPalKits.

February 2017

ReadingPals Volunteer Orientation

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at

United Way Suncoast, 5201 W. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 600, Tampa, FL 33609

 

ReadingPals volunteers provide fun and educational after-school tutoring for Kindergarten through 3rd grade students throughout Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Sarasota counties.

For more information about ReadingPals, visit: http://unitedwaysuncoast.org/what-we-do/education/reading-pals/

ReadingPals Volunteer Orientation

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 from 3:00 pm to 5:00pm at

Northside Boys & Girls Club, 1035 Burlington Ave. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33705

 

ReadingPals volunteers provide fun and educational after-school tutoring for Kindergarten through 3rd grade students throughout Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Sarasota counties.

For more information about ReadingPals, visit: http://unitedwaysuncoast.org/what-we-do/education/reading-pals/

ReadingPals Volunteer Orientation

Thursday, February 9th, 2017 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at

United Way Suncoast, 5201 W. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 600, Tampa, FL 33609

ReadingPals volunteers provide fun and educational after-school tutoring for Kindergarten through 3rd grade students throughout Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Sarasota counties.

For more information about ReadingPals, visit: http://unitedwaysuncoast.org/what-we-do/education/reading-pals/

Voluntine’s Party

February 11, 10 am – 1 pm

Bring your valentine or come solo and meet new friends. Either way, you’ll have a blast at our first-ever Voluntine’s Party. United Way is partnering with Boards for Bros to put together skateboards and tag them with inspiring messages for kids in the community. We’ll also be landscaping and beautifying the park. The party includes music, fun activities and Boards for Bros will have instructors on-site giving skateboarding lessons. Plus, you’ll get lunch and time for socializing after the work is done, so don’t miss out.

United Way Suncoast Obstacle Course Race

SaturdayOCR2016
February 18, 2017
8AM – 3PM

Celery Fields
6893 Palmer Blvd
Sarasota, Florida 34240

JOIN US for the first-ever United Way Suncoast Obstacle Course Race.

Participants will enjoy 18 fun and challenging obstacles including a 6-foot wall climb, high wall scale, low crawl and much more. As this is our first year, we expect between 200 and 400 participants. (Total distance for the race will be ~3 miles.)

Our goal is not only to create a fun and engaging event for our community, but use the race as a way to highlight the obstacles so many people in our community face and how United Way Suncoast is helping them to overcome.

Proceeds will be used to fund programs and services right here in the Sarasota area to continue to fight for the education and financial stability of every person in our community. Programs like a new career training program at the United Way Suncoast Booker Middle School Resource Center where we have, in partnership with CareerEdge Funders Collaborative, successfully launched our first tuition-free Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) class. The class and certification earned will help motivate participants to increase their lifetime earning potential by building their job skills in careers desperately needed in our community.

Sound fun, but a little too challenging? Join the fun as a volunteer!

We’re looking for fun, energetic individuals to help make this race a success with a variety of opportunities available throughout the day. Sign up to volunteer today!

Become a Sponsor

Event details and schedule

4-person teams and individuals are invited to participate

Adults and children over 14 (with parent/guardian) are welcome

Individual tickets $70

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Packet Pickup Party
Friday, February 17, 2017, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Music Compound
1751 Cattlemen Rd
Sarasota, FL 34232

This is where you will pick-up your packet and get an overview of the Obstacle Course Race. You will also have a chance to meet other competitors and carb load as we will have complimentary food, beverages and entertainment. All packets must be picked up Friday, February 17, 2017 at Music Compound between 6-8pm.

Obstacle Course Race Event Schedule
Saturday, February 18, 2017 Race Day Information

Celery Fields
6893 Palmer Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34240

16 total waves of 30-40 participants every 15 minutes beginning at 9:00 am and ending at 12:45 pm.
9:00 am Wave 1 is a competitive wave for experienced athletes only.
5K (3 miles) of 18 various obstacles including wall climbs, mud crawls, hurdles and much more.

 

Arrival Information

Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your wave start time.

Parking Information

Event parking will be provided.
Turn onto Center Road to be directed to the event parking and for directions to the start of the race.

NO parking is allowed:
• in the public parking lots located on Palmer Road,
• along the side of Palmer Road
• along the side of Center Road

Waivers and ID
Participants age 14 – 17 must have a waiver signed by their parent/guardian.

What to bring
The desire to have a great time!

What to Wear
OCR T-Shirt

Awards/Prizes
All participants will receive a t-shirt, race bag, and finisher medals. Awards and prizes will be presented to the following beginning at 2:00 pm:

Overall Male
Overall Female
Masters 40+ Male
Masters 40+ Female
Overall Mixed Team (Coed)
Overall Male Team
Overall Female Team