All-star bowl game Sunday

The fourth annual SPIRAL Tropical Bowl, an FBS College Football All-Star game, will be at 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at Daytona Stadium on LPGA Boulevard.

The bowl game roster gives NFL and CFL scouts a chance to evaluate and get to know the best college football players from the top FBS schools across the nation. Players hail from top schools such as Penn State, Notre Dame, University of Georgia and local Florida schools, such as from Florida State, University, Miami, USF and FAU. More than 200 players have gone to the NFL & CFL from the games.

FloFootball.com will broadcast the game to more than 100,000 subscribers.

Tickets are $30 and available at the gate. Parking is $5. For more information, visit tropicalbowl.com.

5-time Rolex 24 champ to serve as grand marshal

Scott Pruett, a five-time Rolex 24 at Daytona champion, will serve as Grand Marshal for the 57th anniversary Rolex 24 at Daytona Jan. 26-27, giving the “drivers, start your engines” command.

The Rolex 24, which kicks off IMSA’s 50th anniversary season and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, will showcase an international field of drivers in sports cars around the twists and turns of Daytona International Speedway’s 3.56-mile road course.

Mr. Pruett has raced in many forms of motorsports, including NASCAR, open wheel, sports car and karting. He retired from competition following the 2018 Rolex 24 as the all-time leader in IMSA with 60 victories and seven championships.

Rookie Day for fishing club

The Halifax Sport Fishing Club will host its Annual Rookie Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19.

Every hour there will be a different guest speaker covering inshore, offshore, surf and kayak fishing. There also will be cast netting with hands on demonstrations. Lunch will be available for a donation.

From 9 a.m. to noon there will be the “Kids Can Fish, Too, Clinic. The childrens event will be a carnival style clinic with games and prizes. Children will receive a free rod and reel compliments of Fish Florida. Sign-ups are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome.

Both events are free at 3431 S. Ridgewood Ave, Port Orange. For a a reservation, contact David Rittweger for Rookie Day at (386) 334-9038 or at programs@hsfc.com and Heather Scherer for the childrens clinic at kidscanfishtoo@hsfc.com.

Club prepares for fishing tourney season

The Halifax Sport Fishing Club is ready for the 2019 Tournament Season.

There will be some changes along with some new sponsors.

The first tournament of the year will be the Surf Fishing Tournament March 2.

The 19th annual Offshore Challenge will be March 30 to April 13 in which participants fish any two-days during that period.

The 31st annual Lady Angler will be May 18 and the ninth annual Summer Slam will be Aug. 3.

For more information, contact Jesse Jones, Tournament Director, at (386) 453-6489 or tournaments@hsfc.com.

Women's pro tennis

The USTA Pro Circuit Women's Tennis Tournament will be from Jan. 14-20 at 1 Deuce Court, Daytona Beach.

It's free to watch top players Monday through Friday, Jan. 14-18, and $10 to watch the finals singles and doubles tournament Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 19-20.

For more information, call the Florida Tennis Center at (386) 671-8901.

Softball league forming

A 50 and older men's senior softball league is now forming in New Smyrna Beach.

Games are played Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the New Smyrna Beach Sports Complex.

For more information, call Tom Coriale at (386) 308-3654 or visit nsbseniorsoftball.com.

Just Glow with it 5K

The Rotary Club of Downtown Ormond Beach is hosting a 5K fun run after dark, Saturday, Jan. 19, to raise funds for its charities.

The race start/stop will be at the Harvard Avenue beach approach. Registration begins at 4:45 p.m. with the race starting about an hour later. Children 10 and younger run for free. An after party will be at Beach Bucket. Entry is $30 through Jan. 18 and $40 day of race. Sign up at runsignup.com/Race/FL/OrmondBeach/JustGlowwithIt5K.

Sponsorship opportunities also are available ranging from $100 to $1,000. For sponsorship or other questions, email Rick.Durgin@aciestechnologies.com.

Legion golf tourney

The American Legion Auxiliary 264 of Ormond Beach will host its annual golf tournament at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at River Bend Golf Course, 730 Airport Road, Ormond Beach.

Registration will start at 7:30 a.m.

Golfers can sign up at the post, 156 New Britain Ave., Ormond Beach.

Door prizes, course beverages and buffet meal are included in the $60 per golfer entry fee. Green fees must be paid Jan. 12. For more information, call (386) 672-7678.

Pickleball clinic

The Town of Ponce Inlet Cultural Services Department will host a free pickleball clinic from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at Pollard Park, 4680 S. Peninsula Drive.

Limited to the first 20 registrations.

For more information or to register, call (386) 236-2163.

Chef featured at fishing club meeting

The Halifax Sport Fishing Club will begin the 2019 Seminar Series with Chef Slavek from Down the Hatch Restaurant Thursday, Jan. 17, at 3431 S. Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange.

Chef Slavek has been with the “Hatch” for 18 years. He is originally from the Czech Republic and received his culinary training in Italy. His presentation will include a discussion and demonstration of various techniques for preparing and grilling seafood.

A brief business meeting will be at 7 p.m. and the seminar will start at 7:30 p.m. All seminars are free and open to the public.

For information, contact David Rittweger, Programs Director, at (386) 334-9038 or programs@hsfc.com.

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