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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:

United Way Suncoast Obstacle Course Race

Saturday
February 3, 2018
7:30 AM – 11 AM

Celery Fields
6893 Palmer Blvd
Sarasota, Florida 34240

JOIN US for our second annual United Way Obstacle Course Race.

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Participants will enjoy more than a dozen challenging obstacles including a 6-foot wall climb, high wall scale, low crawl and much more. Total distance for the race is ~3 miles.

The race is not only a fun and engaging event for our community, but it’s also a metaphor for the obstacles so many people in our community face and how, with your help, United Way Suncoast is providing tools and support to help them achieve and overcome.

Proceeds will fund programs and services right here in the Sarasota/Manatee 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 tuition-free Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) classes. The class and certification earned 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. Email unitedway@uwsuncoast.org for more information.

Become a Sponsor

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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:
Friday, Feb. 2 from 4-7pm

Fleet Feet Sports Sarasota
711 S. Osprey Ave. #1
Sarasota, FL 34236

Obstacle Course Race Event Schedule
Saturday, February 3, 2018 Race Day Information

Celery Fields
6893 Palmer Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34240

Waves of 30-40 participants every 15 minutes beginning at 7:30 am and ending at noon.

Wave 1 and 2 are 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:

Overall Male
Overall Female
Masters 40+ Male
Masters 40+ Female

Presenting Sponsor

 

 

 

Media Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors


Supporter
Camp Gladiator
Life Time, Inc.
Safran Electrical and Power

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May 2017

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.

Brew Bus Brewing

May 10th – 6 pm-8 pm

Brew Bus Brewing, 4101 N. Florida Avenue, Tampa 33604

What better way to celebrate the midpoint of the work week than Happy Hour?  How about a Happy Hour that gives back to charity?  So ditch the kitchen and and join us at the Brew Bus for Give Back Wednesday (May 10th), where 20% of all house draft and food sales will go to United Way Suncoast.

CNA Graduation Ceremony (Sulphur Springs)

May 12, 2017  10:00 am
United Way Resource Center in Sulphur Springs
8412 N 12th St, Tampa, FL 33604

CareerEdge Funders Collaborative and United Way Suncoast will introduce 11 new Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) to the healthcare community on Friday, May 12th at 10:00 am.

This will be the second class to graduate from the United Way Suncoast Resource Center in Sulphur Springs.  To date, 18 individuals have successfully completed this course which is facilitated by Hillsborough Community College (HCC).

The CNA training is provided at no cost to the students.  It is provided through a joint initiative between CareerEdge Funders Collaborative, a workforce development non-profit, and United Way Suncoast as part of their shared mission to assist families in becoming financially stable and self sufficient.

The program is one of many services and opportunities provided through the United Way Resource Center at Sulphur Springs. Neighborhood-based outreach is a key component of United Way Suncoast’s mission to fight for the education and financial stability of every person in our community.

Tampa Bay Watch

May 13th, 9 am – 12 noon

EVENT IS FULL – Desoto Park, 2617 Corrine St., Tampa, FL  33605

Volunteers will be shoveling fossilized shell into mesh bags, transporting the bags via boat and placing oyster shell bags on the shoreline to create an oyster shell bar at McKay Bay.  The project includes manual labor with the bags weighing around 30 lbs. each.  Sign up at http://bit.ly/TampaBayWatch.

CNA Graduation at United Way Resource Center at Booker Middle School

4:00 PM Career Fair

6:30 PM Graduation Ceremony

Booker Middle School Cafeteria

2250 Myrtle Street

Sarasota, FL 34234

On Monday, May 15th at 6:30 pm, newly pinned nursing assistants will cross the graduation stage and will fulfill their dreams of becoming Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA).  The class of 11 will be the second cohort to graduate from the United Way Suncoast Resource Center’s CNA program at Booker Middle School. To date, 23 women have successfully completed the rigorous seven week program that is supported by CareerEdge Funders Collaborative and facilitated by the American Red Cross.

The CNA training is provided at no cost to the students.  It is provided through a joint initiative between CareerEdge Funders Collaborative, a workforce development non-profit, and United Way Suncoast as part of their shared mission to assist families in becoming financially stable and self sufficient.

The program is one of many services and opportunities provided through the United Way Resource Center at Booker Middle School. Neighborhood-based outreach is a key component of United Way Suncoast’s mission to fight for the education and financial stability of every person in our community.
CareerEdge has also organized a job fair with local healthcare employers to connect the students with potential CNA job opportunities.

The graduation and CNA job fair will be held on May 15, 2017 at the Booker Middle School Cafeteria, 2250 Myrtle Street Sarasota FL. 34234.  The graduation will be from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm and the job fair will begin at 4:00 pm. Family and friends of the graduates, as well as community members, are welcome to attend.  If local healthcare employers are interested in attending the healthcare job fair, please call (941)328-6983.  Join us in congratulating these new CNA’s in our community.

Cycle for a Cause

 

May 20th, noon

209 S. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL  33609

Break a sweat, get your ride on and give back.  For a special price of only $18, join this Saturday cycle class at Cyclebar in South Tampa.  You’ll be doing something good for yourself and helping others at the same time.

United Way Single Class:  $18

http://bit.ly/CycleBarUWSMay

Shop and Share at Lilly Pulitzer

May 27th, 10 am to 4 pm

Lilly Pulitzer, Saint Armands Circle, 443A John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34236

Spring is here and there’s no better time to shop for the beautiful Lilly Pulitzer outfit you’ve had your eye on.  Whether you are heading out for dinner and dancing, planning a cruise, or just having a get together at home, you’ll find the perfect ensemble.  Best of all, 10% of the proceeds from this event benefit United Way Suncoast, so be sure and add this date to your calendar.