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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 Orientation

11 am – 1 pm

St. Petersburg Library

3745 9th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33713

Children who are read to are more likely to become good readers. And children who read at grade level by the fourth grade are four times more likely to graduate from high school.

Become a ReadingPal.

ReadingPals is a United Way program where volunteers provide positive reinforcement and personal attention to a child (kindergarten through 3rd grade) who would benefit from a little extra reading support. We aim to not only improve children’s reading skills, but also impart a love of reading.

As a ReadingPal volunteer, you will:

      • Commit to regularly meet one hour a week with the same child as a ReadingPal Tutor.

There 6 after-school sites to choose from across Hillsborough and Pinellas counties.

For more information and to submit interest in becoming a ReadingPal, contact Nicole Brown at nbrown@uwsuncoast.org or 813-274-0998.

Additional info

Our ReadingPals program partners with Hillsborough County Schools and Boys & Girls Club. To volunteer with these sites, you must also be registered with these organizations.

Boys & Girls Club Volunteer Application

Hillsborough County School District Volunteer Application

February 2018

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.

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

Click to Register

Packet Pickup: Date and Location to be announced

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

Media Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

 

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Allstate Insurance – Christopher Costello

Silver Sponsors

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