Posted on 20 August 2014 by LeslieM

Fall Baseball Registration

Monday, August 25 thru Friday, Sept. 12

Middle School Athletic Complex, 501 SE 6 Ave., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Ages 4 to 15. Ages 8 & under: $50-residents/$60-non-residents. Ages 9 to 15: $65-residents/$75-non-residents. For information, call 954-480-4426 or 954-480-4427.

2014 Greater Pompano Beach Business Expo

Tuesday, August 26, 5 to 8 p.m.

Pompano Elks Lodge 700 NE 10 St., Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Find out about other local businesses, network, enjoy refreshments. There will also be raffles.

For more information, visit www.pompanobeachchamber.com.

Authors & Autographs

Sunday, August 31, 2 to 5 p.m.

Historic Butler House, 380 E. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Part of Sundays at The Butler House. Free Entrance. Over 25 local published authors will be autographing and selling their books. Also used book sale, ice cream social and concert by The Ron Nabors Duo. All donations support the programs of the Deerfield Beach Historical Society. 561-299-8684.

Walking Club

Begins Tuesday, Sept. 2, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Westside Park , 445 SW 2 St., Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Held Mondays through Fridays. Free walking club for the entire family. To participate, sign up inside Westside Park Rec. Ctr. Walk newly renovated walking path at own pace and come inside to log your miles each time to receive prizes for specific mile levels. For more information, call 954-480-4481.

Save the date: Relay For Life Committee Round Up

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Hampton Inn 660 W. Hillsboro Blvd Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

The Relay For Life of Deerfield Beach/Lighthouse Point & Hillsboro Beach seeks members of their communities who would like to serve on the planning committee. This community-based walk-a-thon celebrates cancer survivors, remembers those who we have lost to cancer and raises funds that primarily support cancer research. They have a few positions and welcome participation. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP by August 29 to Karen Hardy at karengle@yahoo.com or 954-242-5485. For more information, call 954-481-1221 or visit www.relayforlife.org/dblpfl

Fill the Boot

Monday, August 25, starting at 9 a.m.

Local 3080 Union Hall 304 NE 1 St. Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Members of the Metro Broward Professional Fire Fighters Association Local 3080, along with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) will host a special event to celebrate their 60-year partnership and kick off the firefighters’ annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to benefit children and adults affected by neuromuscular disease throughout the Metro Broward area. City officials, fire chiefs, firefighters, MDA staff and families will be in attendance. Jeff Atwater, Chief Financial Officer and Fire Marshall for the state of Florida will be among the speakers. Michael J. Ryan, Mayor of Sunrise, will also be sharing thoughts. Representatives from the cities of Sunrise, Tamarac, Coral Springs, Margate, Coconut Creek, Lighthouse Point, Lauderhill and Oakland Park confirmed their plans to attend. Hundreds of members of Local 3080 will fan out across the county with boots in hand for this year’s drive on August 26-Sept. 2.

Funds raised through the 2014 Fill the Boot events will help support MDA’s programs of worldwide research, specialized healthcare services and day-to-day support , which includes sending children affected by muscular dystrophy and related diseases to a weeklong, barrier-free MDA summer camp at Gold Coast Christian Camp in Lake Worth.

As the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s largest national sponsor, the IAFF fuels MDA’s mission to find treatments and cures for life-threatening muscle diseases. The IAFF is a major contributing sponsor of the MDA Show of Strength Telethon, and IAFF contributions from charity baseball games and other local events help support MDA’s efforts to raise awareness and provide professional and public education about neuromuscular diseases.

IAFF support for MDA began in 1954 when the organization committed by proclamation to support MDA until a cure is found, and the organization’s unwavering commitment to MDA has remained strong to this day. The IAFF raised $100,000 for MDA in 1955, and $1 million in 1970, and firefighters continue to raise the bar in their fundraising efforts. In 2013, more than 100,000 fire fighters participated in Fill the Boot events across the country and raised $26.2 million. To date the IAFF has raised $530 million for MDA.

For more information, visit www.mda.org.

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