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      Second Annual Rooney’s Bowling Bash Set

      For Saturday, Sept. 14 At Bowlero Jupiter

        Rooney’s Golf Foundation’s (RGF) Second Annual   number of over 130 participants. It is a family-friendly and     Rooney’s Golf Foundation has donated more than
      Bowling Bash will be held at Bowlero Jupiter (350   affordable afternoon with bowling, food, giveaways and   $956,748.41 to local Palm Beach County charities since
      Maplewood Drive, Jupiter) on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 12   prizes and a bonus in helping local charities. We hope to   2001. These funds are raised through golf tournaments,
      p.m. All ages are welcome and no experience is necessary!   see you there!”                          5K run/walks, poker tournaments, bowling and luncheon
      The day’s events will include bowling, lunch, awards for     The  day  begins  with  a 11:30 a.m.  registration  and   events. The 18th Annual RGF Fall Golf Tournament is
      top team and best player, plus incredible raffles. Proceeds   practice round. Bowling tournament begins at noon   scheduled for Monday, Oct. 28 at Trump National Jupiter.
      from the Bowling Bash will benefit the Autism Project of   sharp. The lunch buffet and nonalcoholic beverages will   The Sixth Annual “Overcomer” Luncheon will be Thursday,
      Palm Beach County, Greyed A Greyhounds, PBC Police   be conveniently located near the RGF designated lanes   Nov. 21, at The Club at Ibis. RGF will be benefiting from
      Athletic League and Potentia Academy.              throughout the tournament which will conclude at 3 p.m.   the 12th Annual Butch Smith Poker Classic on Sunday,
        Alexis Barbish-Sommer, RGF executive director said,   Special trophies and raffle prizes will be awarded at the   Jan. 26, 2020 at Palm Beach Kennel Club. The 13th Annual
      “What better way to spend a hot September afternoon in   end of the event.                           Rooney’s 5K Run/Walk will be Saturday, April 11, 2020
      air conditioning with your family and friends helping raise     Register to play or donate at  at Palm Beach Kennel Club. The Fifth Annual Rooney’s
      money for four amazing local charities. We are excited to be   RooneysBowlingBash. To participate as a sponsor or for more   Spring Golf Tournament will be Wednesday, May 6, 2020
      back at Bowlero in Jupiter! This being our second year for   information, please contact Alexis Barbish-Sommer at (561)   at Abacoa Golf Club.
      the Rooney’s Bowling Bash, we hope to break last year’s   683-2222, Ext. 146 or visit
      The River Center Hooks Another Successful Tournament!

        The Junior Angler Fishing                          In hopes of accommodating all interested participants,   Palm Beach County, Bass Pro Shop, West Palm Beach
      Tournament returned for its                        both fresh and saltwater photo submissions were accepted.   Fishing Club, D.O.A. Lures, Dick’s Sporting Goods,
      sixth year this summer with                        Some kids enjoyed fishing from the lake in their backyard   Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and
      42 anglers participating in the                    for a trophy bass, while others preferred heading offshore   the Loxahatchee River District.
      five-week competition. This                        in hopes of reeling in snappers. It was important for our     The River Center is located at 805 N. U.S. Highway
      tournament spans multiple                          tournament to cater to each angler’s preferences. The   1 in Jupiter at Burt Reynolds Park. Hours of operation:
      weeks to allow anglers time                        excitement of the tournament culminated in a family fish   Sept. 1 to May 31, Tuesday and Wednesday, 12 p.m. to
      to catch as many fish as                           fry at the River Center on Aug. 9, where the winners were   4 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.;
      possible. Points are awarded                       announced, and prizes awarded. A hearty congratulations   June 1 to Aug. 31, Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4
      not only for the number                            goes out to the grand prize winner, Cameron Burlage who   p.m. This unique environmental center presents some of
      of fish caught, but also for                       managed to reel in and photograph more than 416 fish and   the largest aquatic exhibits in the area with an interactive
      the number of different                            caught 45 different species!                      exploration of the river, diverse wildlife and its majestic
      species represented in the                           With such tremendous turnout and interest in the   environmental value. In addition, guests learn where their
      submissions. The more fish you catch and the more species   tournament, the River Center hopes to continue building   water comes from, how it is consumed and recycled back
      you catch, the better your chances are to win! These innovative   on this accomplishment. We are already looking forward   into the community. There are multimedia and live aquatic
      guidelines encourage contestants to spend time throughout the   to next year’s competitive and educational summer   exhibits, and a touch tank teeming with aquatic life. For
      summer exploring the diversity of habitats and fish species in   adventure. The River Center would like to thank our   more information about the River Center, please call (561)
      our Palm Beach and Martin Counties, all while honing their   2019 sponsors for their support of our junior anglers:   743-7123 or visit
      fishing skills. Our participants reeled in over 3,000 fish!   Fishing Headquarters, Marine Industries Association of
      Jupiter Senior Softball Program Seeks More Players

        Summer may be over but the fun doesn’t end for the     The league  features  several divisions  that  allow
      many Jupiter Senior Softball enthusiasts whose love of   games for more competitive players as well as for those
      the game has them turning out for games every Monday,   desiring a more relaxed style of play with an emphasis on
      Wednesday and Friday morning, year-round.          enjoyment of the games. Registration can be made online
        Games follow batting practice at 8:30 a.m. at Jupiter   at For more information
      Community Park, 3373 Church St.                    contact Dave Summers at (561) 800-8230.
        New players are always needed and urged to register
      now to help fill teams for a Fall League and the 2020
      Winter League that runs from January 2020 through
      March. The softball program is open to men 55 and older
      and players of all skill levels are welcome.
        There is no upper age limit but most participants are
      in their 60s and 70s, and some in their 80s.
        The slow-pitch softball program began in 1988 and is
      sponsored by the Jupiter Senior Softball Association in
      cooperation with the Town of Jupiter. A majority of the
      players are retirees plus others with flexible hours that
      allow them time to participate. A promotional flyer urges
      those interested to “Come Play in Paradise,” a reference                                             Their faces say it best, that any day at the ballpark is a good
      to the state’s sunny climate that is conducive to games                                              one. They are, front row, left to right: Gene Holmes, Pete
      throughout the year.                                                                                 Furio, Mike Manasia, Sid Dinerstein, Gary Brann and Glenn
                                                         Paul Straubinger makes contact.                   Spacht. Back row, Pete Forgatch.

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