Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota Aug. 13-19

Water park fun, two longtime attractions that are open for business, and more.

08/13/2020 By Kay Kipling

Regatta News

Nathan Benderson Park to Host National Dragon Boat Championship in 2021

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the U.S. Dragon Boat Federation is hopeful that people will still travel internationally for the competition.

08/06/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Coronavirus

Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix Postponed Until 2021

Next year’s race is scheduled for June 25-27, 2021.

05/11/2020 By Staff

Things To Do

Learn to Row at Nathan Benderson Park

The four-day course starts May 16.

05/06/2020 By Ilene Denton

Run For It

‘Go the Social Distance’ in a New Series of Virtual Races at Nathan Benderson Park

Compete for prizes in one mile, 5K, 10K and half-marathon races, all at your own pace and place.

04/22/2020 By Ilene Denton

Ready Player One!

Stuck at Home Playing Video Games? Here's a Few to Try

I used to think video games were a waste of time. Now, maybe not.

04/15/2020 By Kay Kipling

Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes of Our April IMG Academy Feature Story

Our photographer captures athletes warming up during the academy's NFL draft preparation program.

04/09/2020 Photography by Everett Dennison

Stardust Memories, Pickleball Dreams

A Former Navy Rear Admiral Is Behind Plans for the Nation’s Largest Pickleball Academy

Pickleball is having its moment, and Brian and Valerie McCarthy intend to seize it.

04/01/2020 By David Hackett

The IMG Effect

Every Year, Elite College Football Players Descend on IMG Academy

Bradenton’s prestigious sports academy draws the best in young football players as they prepare for the NFL.

04/01/2020 By David Hackett

Baseball

Major League Baseball Suspends Spring Training, Delays Season Opening

The Baltimore Orioles, Pittsburgh Pirates and Atlanta Braves voiced their support of the league's decision.

03/12/2020 By Megan McDonald

Going pro

Café Evergreen Wants You to Eat Like a Superstar Athlete

With its new Food Is Fuel program, the Nokomis restaurant is offering discounts to students to help them boost their athletic and academic performance.

03/09/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

The Ballpark Food Hall of Fame

What to Eat at Ed Smith Stadium, LECOM Park and CoolToday Park

These days, going to a spring training game means indulging in gourmet cuisine.

03/04/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Play Ball!

For Baseball Fans, Spring Training is the Happiest Time of the Year

Take us out to the ball game.

03/04/2020 By Ilene Denton

Scouting Report

Eight Players to Watch This Spring Training Season

These players are going places.

03/01/2020 By Ilene Denton

Fielder's Choice

It’s All About the Green for Matt Taylor, CoolToday Park’s Head Groundskeeper

Taylor has been named the best groundskeeper in the Southern League five times.

03/01/2020 By David Hackett

Play Ball!

CoolToday Park, Florida's Newest Spring Training Facility, Is Generating Plenty of Buzz

The only MLB spring training park in the nation to be open year-round, CoolToday is already hosting public events throughout the year.

03/01/2020 By Ilene Denton

Fan-Tastic

For the Feduccia Family, There’s No Team Like the Orioles

"It’s peace and harmony; the ball park is the one place where everybody gets along."

03/01/2020 By Ilene Denton

Play Ball!

Ed Smith Stadium Is the Friendliest Park in Florida's Grapefruit League

It’s a banner year for the Baltimore Orioles as they celebrate 10 years of spring training at the stadium.

03/01/2020 By Ilene Denton

The Booster

Baseball Is a Religion for Pirates Bradenton Booster Club Prez Mike Roteman

The Pirates Bradenton Booster Club is the only one in Major League Baseball that uses an all-volunteer group to serve as ushers, greeters and program hawkers.

03/01/2020 By Ilene Denton

Play Ball!

LECOM Park Has Plenty of Old-School Charm

“LECOM Park is unique in terms of the history,” says Bradenton Marauders general manager Craig Warzecha. “It really has the perfect blend of old-school baseball charm with modern amenities.”

03/01/2020 By Ilene Denton