Press Releases

Basketball Players Wanted
Newsome High School boys basketball coach Jon Mackey is offering two weeks of basketball camp at the Newsome High School gym. The dates are Monday-Thursday, June 14-17 for week one and Monday-Thursday, June 21-24, fro week two. The morning sessions are from 9 a.m.-12 Noon for grades fourth-sixth (as of this fall), and the afternoon sessions are from 1-4 p.m. for grades seventh-ninth. All campers will receive a camp shirt. Each camp session is limited to the first 35 campers who sign up. You may attend more than one week. The cost is $75 and checks can be made payable to “Newsome High School.” Send the form, your money, camper’s name, grade this fall, home phone, e-mail address, adult shirt size and which session he or she is attending, along with the consent and release forms to:  Coach Mackey, Newsome H.S., 16550 FishHawk Blvd., Lithia, Fl. 33547.  I
f you have any questions, call Mackey at 740-4600,  ext. 525, or e-mail  Jon.Mackey@sdhc.k12.fl.us.

Cowboys Announce Crawfish Boil
The Brandon Cowboys Football and Cheer Association will host its First Annual Cowboys Crawfish Boil on Saturday, June 5, from 3 p.m.-close (or when crawfish are gone) at the Clubhouse Sports Café, 1265 Kingsway Rd., Brandon.
For more information, call 643-1492.

Free Activities at Resource Center
The Brandon Family Support & Resource Center, 1277 Kingsway Rd., welcomes the community with many free events, such as the Youth Spanish Class, with registration on Monday, June 28. Class begins Monday, July 12, 4:30–5:30 p.m.; the Coffee & Careers Employability Workshop on Thursday, June 24, 3 p.m. Registration is required; and the Community Swap on Saturday, June 26, from 8:30–10:30 a.m. Bring gently used, unwanted items and trade for other items.
For more information, visit www.familysupporthc.org or call 740-4634.

Republicans Meet
The FishHawk Republican Club will hold meetings on the last Monday of the month – June 28, July 26, August 30, September 27, October 25 and November 29 – starting at 6:45 p.m. at the FishHawk Osprey Club Theater, 5721 Osprey Ridge Dr., Lithia.
For more information, call Kelly Clem-Rickon at 598-5643 or Chris Shalosky at 857-6973 or visit www.fishhawkrepublicans.com.
2Caption: The FishHawk Republican Club meets monthly at the FishHawk Osprey Club Theater in Lithia.

Nominations Sought For Treasures of Tampa Bay Awards
Keep Hillsborough County Beautiful, Inc. is looking for nominations for its Treasures of Tampa Bay Awards Luncheon & Silent Auction. All Hillsborough County residents are eligible to apply for the individuals, groups and businesses categories. Nomination forms must be received by Friday, July 9. Recipients will be announced at the awards luncheon on Friday, August 6, at the Rusty Pelican, 2425 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa.
To receive a nomination form or to donate an item for the silent auction, please call 960-5121 or visit www.khcbonline.org.

Republicans Encouraged to Save the Date
Hillsborough County Republican Party, 1602 Oakfield Dr., Ste. 207, Brandon, announces the monthly 2010 Summer Dinner Series, beginning Friday, June 25, with Attorney General Bill McCollum, with a cocktail party at 6:30 p.m. at the Dr. Blaise F. Alfano Conference Center, 11606 N. McKinley Dr., Tampa.
Tickets may be purchased by visiting www.hcrp.org, by e-mailing Deborah.cox-roush@hcrp.org or calling 434-5285.

Volunteer Videographer Needed
Brandon Ballet is looking for a volunteer who is fun and creative to design a 30-second PSA video to be run on Bright House Networks such as A&E, CNN, VH1 and Lifetime.
All interested individuals can contact Amber Wisniewski at 684-4282 or e-mail dance@brandonballet.org for more information. All interested need to submit a work sample via dance@brandonballet.org.

2010 Summer Fest
There are still inside/outside vendor spaces  as The Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce invites local businesses/restaurants to join us for our 2010 Summer Fest, taking place at The Barn Theatre at Winthrop located on Bloomingdale Ave., Riverview on Sunday, June 20. 1 p.m.-5 p.m. 2010 Summer Fest is open to the public and parking is free. There will be a children’s play area with bounce houses, face painting and games.   Please see a list of event sponsors on the Chamber website www.riverviewchamber.com and read the Osprey for more news on the event. To register, or for more information, contact the Chamber office at (813) 234-5944.

Music Showcase and Customers Give Back
Each month Music Showcase and its customers give back to a different charitable organization, with June being A Kid’s Place. Music Showcase will be collecting huggable bears, outside toys, clothes, hygiene products, ethnic hygiene products, diapers, baby items, etc. Customers are rewarded for their donation with a $0.25 coupon for each item dropped off that customers can use in the store.
For more information, please contact Deborah Evans at 685-5998 or debbie@musicshowcaseonline.com.

Sold Out Coming to Grace Community
Grace Community United Methodist Church at FishHawk, 5708 Lithia Pinecrest Rd., Lithia, will host Sold Out, a touring Christian musical troupe based in Jacksonville, on Sunday, June 20, at 7 p.m. All members of the community are invited to this free event. Reservations or tickets are not required.
For more information, visit www.gracecommunityumc.org or call 661-8858. For more information about Sold Out, visit www.soldoutontour.org.

Bell Shoals’ Spring Jubilee a Success
Located at 2102 Bell Shoals Rd. in Brandon, Bell Shoals Baptist Academy’s (BSBA) Seventh Annual Spring Jubilee was a success thanks to staff, parent donations and local businesses, including Joel’s Pizza Palace, Robeks, Tom and Pat’s Hawaiian Ice, PBJ Food Vending and Jaymer-Que. Proceeds from this event go into the academy’s tuition assistance fund to help those families that desire a Christian education for their child but need some economic support. Over the past six years, BSBA has raised more than $146, 000 through this family fun-filled event, helping some 90 families.
For more information, call 689-9183.

County’s Sizzlin’ Summer Program Open
Kids can spend a fun-filled summer at the Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department’s (PRC) Sizzlin’ Summer Program, starting Monday, June 14, at 42 recreation sites throughout Hillsborough County. Registration is still being accepted where camps are not yet full.
Call 635-3500 or visit www.hillsboroughcounty.org for additional information.

County Receives Largest Family Self-Sufficiency Grant in Florida
Hillsborough County’s Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program has received a Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) grant award from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in the amount of $190,035. The grant represents the largest FSS allocation awarded to any public housing agency in the state of Florida this year and will fund one existing and two new FSS coordinator positions.
For more information, call 903-3400 or visit www.hillsboroughcounty.org/hss/section8/.

County Offers Summer Food Service
Hillsborough County will participate in the Summer Food Service Program from Tuesday, June 15 –Friday, August 13, to provide free nutritious lunches and afternoon snacks to children at almost 100 sites throughout Hillsborough County.
For more information, call 272-5220, ext 357.

Animal Services Announces Stamps for Shelter Pets
Hillsborough County Animal Services will celebrate with many other animal rescue organizations as the Postal Service offers the new Animal Rescue: Adopt a Shelter Pet stamps. The new $0.44 stamp is part of the USPS’s annual social awareness campaign and features photos of five cats and five dogs who were all adopted from shelters. In nationwide support, Halo: Purely for Pets, a holistic pet care company co-owned by Ellen DeGeneres, is giving shelter pets around the country a first-class meal, donating 1 million meals to animal shelters around the country.
For more information, call 744-5660 or visit www.hillsboroughcounty.org/animalservices.