Monday, May 6, 2013
The event will take place Saturday, May 11 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Wok Chi, the new casual Chinese restaurant opening in Regency Square in Brandon, is hosting a Grand Opening Community Celebration to benefit the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center Saturday, May 11 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the BSAC Children’s Summer Camp programs. “We are very excited to be partnering with the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center,” said Rahul Chaubal, vice president of operations of Wok Chi. “The center has been impacting lives of families throughout the Tampa Bay area daily for the past 50 years, and we applaud their efforts in providing children with meaningful athletic programs.” Tickets are available for $15 per adult and $10 for children 12 and under. Guests will enjoy wok-seared stir-fry, authentic…
Saturday, April 20, 2013
The Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center will celebrate its roots today, April 20, with a special morning celebration followed by summer camp registration, Square 1 Burgers, special activities and a public swim.
It's a 50-year milestone for the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center, as both the past and the present will be celebrated at a public ceremony today, April 20, followd by a public swim and summer-camp registration. Sports demonstrations and complementary sliders, provided by Square 1 Burgers & Bar, are on today's agenda as well. (See program below.) Charter members will be recognized, including Beverly Knox, Ted Pitts, Marie Wood and the Noriega family. Also noted as charter members are Harry Vildibill and Janet and Sue Moucha, according to BSAC officials. Reached in an interview yesterday, Knox, 82, talked about her long-time association with BSAC, which started as a club founded by Dr. Robert G. Greenwell a half-century ago. "I really …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center is offering soccer clinics with professional Brazilian soccer player Edmar "Dismas" Amaral.
Children of all ages will learn the basics of soccer during a series of clinics at the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center, 405 Beverly Blvd., Brandon. According to blogger Lori Bukaweski, associate executive director of BSAC, Brazilian soccer player Edmar "Dismas" Amaral will coach the Strikers Pride Soccer Academy, focusing on technique, goal keeping, striking and team building. To find out more, read Bukaweski's blog. If you have special interest, opinion or expertise, we invite you to blog on Brandon Patch. Just click here to start blogging.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Proceeds from the fifth annual "Saddles N' Spurs casino night fundraiser will help support programming and scholarship opportunities at the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center. The 2013 event is March 2 at Winthrop.
A very serious mission underlies the very serious — and fun — programming that for decades has engaged the Greater Brandon community in sports and fitness activities at the Brandon Sports & Aquatics Center on Beverly Boulevard. As Chuck Burgess, the executive director of the facility, described that mission: “We don’t want any kids to be left out.” With that in mind comes the fifth annual Saddles & Spurs Casino Night for the not-for-profit BSAC, scheduled for March 2, from 7 to 11 p.m., at the Barn Theatre at Winthrop. The fundraising event is billed as "an evening of great fun and casino games," with "a fantastic silent auction, fabulous food and great friends." Cost to attend the Casino Night Fundraiser is $35 per person and $60 per …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Chris Colwill, who mastered his childhood diving techniques at the Brandon Sports & Aquatic Center, has agreed to head the center's Blue Wave diving program. The Olympian will be at BSAC on Oct. 13 and 20 to conduct free dive clinics.
Officials from the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center have announced that two-time Olympic diver Chris Colwill has been hired to develop the new Blue Wave diving program. A resident of south Brandon, Colwill, 27, trained at BSAC from his early youth through his high school years at Tampa Preparatory School. He went on to attend the University of Georgia where he was the 2006 National Collegiate Athletic Association Diver of the Year, and earned medals at the NCAA Championships, Southeastern Conference Championships, U.S. Open, Canadian Cup and FINA World Championships. He participated in both the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and the 2012 London Games. “I am truly excited to be back home, get back to my roots and help kids get better at …
Sunday, September 9, 2012
The Dash & Splash family fun day and adult and kid swimming races is scheduled to kick off 7:30 a.m. at the Brandon Sports & Aquatic Center in Brandon.
The Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center is set to kick off its first "Dash & Splash" aquathon today, Sept. 9, at 7:30 a.m. Swimmers of all levels are invited to participate, with all entrants receiving a medal and a T-shirt. Following the adult and kid swims the center will host a post-race party featuring family activities and food. The Brandon Sports Aqautic Center is at 405 Beverly Blvd. in Brandon. Costs are as follows:
Thursday, August 30, 2012
At the Zadar Marathon Swim in Croatia, Niko Milosavljevic, 13, placed third overall in the Men's Division. Milosavljevic is a student at Mulrennan Middle School and swims with the Blue Wave team at the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center in Brandon.
Niko Milosavljevic, a swimmer for the Blue Wave swim team at The Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center, this month placed third overall at the Zadar Marathon Swim in Croatia. Milosavljevic swam from the island of Preko to the island of Zadar and completed the 3-mile swim in 57 minutes and 34 seconds. A 13-year-old student at Mulrennan Middle School in the Greater Brandon community of Valrico, Milosavljevic finished third overall in the Men’s Division. This year marked the 40th anniversary of the Zadar Marathon Swim. For more information about the Blue Wave swim team, and about the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center, call: 813- 689-0908.
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Brandon will be cheering Aug. 6 for Chris Colwill, who mastered his childhood diving techniques at the Brandon Sports & Aquatic Center, where he visited earlier this month for a heartfelt sendoff to the London Summer Olympics 2012.
"Everybody back in Brandon, Florida, I love you guys." So ends a 5-minute YouTube video clip featuring the highlights of the U.S. Diving Trials that landed Chris Colwill a trip to the 2012 London Summer Olympics. Colwill, the son of Debbie and Chuck Colwill, a longtime member of the Rotary Club of Brandon, will be diving for Team USA and capturing the hearts of swimmers throughout the years from the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center, where Colwill spent his childhood training. Colwill is set to compete in the men's 3-meter springboard diving competition stariting today, Aug. 6. According to the NBC Olympics site online, today’s preliminary round is set for 2 p.m. Aug 6. The semifinal round is scheduled for 5 a.m. Aug. 7, followed by the…
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
The Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center will hold Bunco for BSAC night on Thursday as it hopes to raise funds for improvements.
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Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Developed in 18th century England and brought to America as a gambling activity 100 years later, the dice game Bunco is now used predominantly as a social game amongst women — and now as a fundraiser for the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center. The proceeds from the Thursday, Nov. 3, event will go toward a new pool entry ramp for senior citizens, expectant moms and intellectually disabled students. Susan Gagain, director of finance and development for the BSAC, is putting together a Bunco event for the first time and is confident it can serve as a fun way to raise funds. "It's great because it's a mindless game like Yahtzee where we can just have fun," Gagain said. "One of the women with the Brandon South Rotary Club just put this same event…