Daytona Tortugas

The Daytona Tortugas will face the Palm Beach Cardinals at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, to Saturday, June 19, and 5:35 p.m. Sunday, June 20, at Jackie Robinson Ballpark, 105 E. Orange Ave,Daytona Beach.

For tickets and Covid-19 protocols, visit or call (386) 257-3172.

Fishing club looks at bottom feeders

The Halifax Sport Fishing Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 17, at 3431 S. Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange.

The seminar will feature Capt. Mark Gibson of Nauti Diver Charters of Port Orange. Capt. Gibson is a veteran with more than 30 years’ experience fishing. He has been running charters since 2008.

Capt. Gibson will be speaking on nearshore and offshore bottom fishing. He will talk about using live bait and dead bait to successfully catch bottom fish.

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

For more information, call Scott Ibison, programs director, at (386) 589-6468, visit or email

Tickets on sale for Daytona 500

Tickets are now on sale for the 2022 Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.

The race will be Feb. 20 and will feature the Great American Race and many other activities. All tickets, packages, camping, hospitality and event upgrades are available.

For tickets or more information, visit or call (800) 748-7467.

A Cause Before The Cure Golf Tournament

Help A Diabetic Child Foundation will host A Cause Before the Cure Golf Tournament Friday, June 18, at DeBary Golf & Country Club, 300 Plantation Club Drive.

All proceeds will help under-served children, who have Type 1 diabetes and cannot afford insulin and diabetes medical supplies.

The cost is $75 per person. Food and refreshments will be available.

Sponsorships are available from $500 to $10,000.

Also, Charity Golf International’s World Long Drive Golf Professional will entertain participants on a Par 5 hole with 400-yard drives and trick shots. Each team will have the opportunity to play their Pro’s shot to improve their score.

Registration is at 12:30 p.m. followed by a shot gun start at 1 p.m. To register, visit For more information, email or call (239) 821-5051.

Mayor's golf tournament

The Port Orange Mayor’s Golf Tournament will be at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 19, at Cypress Head Golf Club, 6231 Palm Vista St, Port Orange .

It will be a scramble format tournament with proceeds benefiting the Parks & Recreation Youth Scholarship Fund.

The cost is $80 per person. For more information or to register, visit

Derbyshire field will be dedicated to local leader

A ceremony to name the new multipurpose playing field at the Derbyshire Park & Sports Complex in honor of longtime community activist Norma J. Bland will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 12.

Ms. Bland, who was born and raised in Daytona Beach, was a resident of the Derbyshire neighborhood. She worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life for all city residents and had a passion for social activism.

She co-founded the Citizens Coalition to Improve Race Relations, worked on the Volusia County-Daytona Beach NAACP executive committee and served on the Committee for Civic Engagement. She died due to Covid-19.

The multi-use playing field in the southwest corner of the 38-acre complex was built last year and is part of Phase III of the Derbyshire Park & Sports Complex’s master plan.

The $285,000 project was funded in part by a $169,000 grant from the Daytona Beach Racing and Recreational Facilities District.

Reel in the Fun

The City of Ormond Beach Department of Leisure Services will host Reel in the Fun free catch and release children's fishing tournament at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 19, at Nepture and Ocean Shore boulevards.

Check in will start at 8 a.m. Pre-registation is required by June 16. The event is open to Omond Beach residents only. Teams may consist of two children ages 4 to 12 and one adult.

First place fishing pole prizes provided by Ike Leary, Granada Pier Bait & Tackle.

To register or for more information, call (386) 676-3250.

First Coast Challenge

Members of the LPGA Amateur Golf Associations from Daytona Beach and Jacksonville met May 22 for the First Coast Challenge.

The match play event was hosted by the Daytona chapter at Grand Haven Golf Club in Palm Coast.

The Jacksonville chapter won with 200 points verses Daytona with 178 points. Other winners included closest to the pin:

•Hole #5 -Kimmie Wise 13’7”

•Hole #8 -Molly Brethour 2’6”

•Hole #14- Pat Larsen 8’

•Hole #17 - BJ Mott 5”10”

The Daytona Beach chapter has 155 members and continues to welcome new members at all golf skill levels.

For more information, visit

ERAU tennis camps

Registration is open for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Summer Tennis Camps in July.

Camps meet from 9 a.m, to noon July 12-16 and July 19 to 23 at Crotty Center Tennis Complex, 1 Aerospace Blvd., Daytona Beach.

Players are placed by age and ability. Rackets are available to borrow. Camp focuses on tennis skills, court play, conditioning and sportsmanship.

The cost is $150 per camper per week. Need based scholarships are available for kindergarten to eighth grade.

For more information or to register, contact Liz Paschal at (386) 366-2556 or

Support 'Cudas track, field and cross country

The 'Cudas XC and Track and Field Booster Club will host a cornhole fundraiser to benefit the cross country and track and field teams.

The event will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 11, at the Crimson House, 219 N. Orange St., New Smyrna Beach, weather permitting.

There are several ways to support:

•Compete: Show off your skills and sign up to participate individually or as a team for $20 per player. To sign up, email with the name or names of players. Pre-pay is available through Venmo -- @CudasXC.

•Donate: Baskets are being gathered with specialty items, which will be raffled. Be sure to include a business card.

The funds derived from this event will be used for uniforms, equipment and travel-related expenses in the 2021-22 school year.

Tennis club meets

The Redneck Tennis Club for seniors 55 and older plays tennis at 7:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Detwiler Park, 701 Horton Ave., New Smyrna Beach.

New members welcome. Participants should bring racket and something to drink. All experience levels welcome. Free to play.

For more information, call (386) 663-4918 or (386) 847-8759.

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