Fun in the Sun Expo SENIORS vs. SENIORS in Margate So, maybe you watched the Winter Olympics last month and got motivated to get up, get out
In the outdoor sports and recreational mecca that is South Florida, the sun shines as invitingly on those who have disabilities as those who do not. For those who do — those who’ve suffered strokes or other traumatic injuries — March 31 is the day to get out and be a part of it all. That’s the day the fourth-annual Adaptive Sports and Recreation Expo gives them the opportunity — for some, the rare opportunity — to enjoy such activities as wheelchair basketball, hand cycling, disc golf, remote-control airplanes, fishing, and adaptive soccer, sailing, water skiing and scuba diving. From 11am-3pm at Markham Park in Sunrise, the free event is designed to boost the physical and mental health of people who’ve suffered strokes, lost the use of limbs or are coping with traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. The expo, attended by more than 300 last year, also includes Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Kids Play Zone, as well as resources designed to provide adaptive equipment for a variety of sports, activities and lifestyle management. Registration is required for the adaptive scuba diving, adaptive water-skiing and remote-control airplanes. Markham Park is at 16001 W. State Road 84. For more information, call at 954-357-8868 or visit mhs.net/calendar/rehab/adaptive-sports-expo
Welcome to Burger Heaven OK, if you love burgers — no, we mean if you LOVE burgers — you just may want to stop eating altogether sometime before March 23. We’re not talking about going on a diet. We’re talking about getting in training — because it’s time for Riverwalk Burger Battle™ IX. A smorgasbord for burgerlovers, the event is also a challenge for top local restaurants and burger joints whose chefs show off their culinary creativity and grilling skills for about
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1,200 people along theNew River at downtown Fort Lauderdale’s Huizenga Plaza. A $45 general admission ticket includes unlimited burger-tasting, a French-Fry Bar and three drink tickets. At $125, VIP tickets throw in an open bar, speciality bites and other amenities. The battle also includes a burger-eating contest, live music and plenty of adult beverages. A trophy will be awarded to the winning eatery by a team of industry judges, and guests will select a Fan Favorite. For many chefs, this is serious business. One recent winner said he worked on his prize gourmet creation for a month. Now, that’s a burger fit for a king. For more information, call 954-468-1541, ext.208, or visit www.goriverwalk.com
and be something more than just an armchair athlete. Well, here’s something just for you — the Margate Senior Games. Held March 5-9 at various locations throughout the city, the 39th annual event is open to anyone age 60 and older. Unless you just want to watch others compete though, you’ve got to hustle — entries are only accepted until March 1. Endorsed by the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, the event pits hundreds of seniors in individual and team sports competitions, including horseshoes, shuffleboard, golf-putting, pickleball, Pinochle, mixed doubles tennis, basketball free throw, petanque and bocce ball. Indoor games such as Wii Bowling, Wii Table Tennis, billiards, poker, dominos and bowling will also be featured. Gold, silver and bronze medals will be presented at a March 12 awards ceremony at the Northwest Focal Point Senior Center, which hosts the event with the Margate Parks and Recreation Department. Entry applications and a schedule of events are available at www.margatefl.com; the parks department, 6199 NW 10 St.; and the senior center, 6009 NW 10 St.
Published on Feb 21, 2018
Published on Feb 21, 2018
March 2018 issue of Broward Family Life Magazine featuring local events, businesses, and content pertaining to Broward County. Find local Sp...