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32 x January 19 - February 1, 2017 x

Girls on the Run Orlando ended its 2016 fall season with a run in the annual Track Shack Lake Eola 5K. The season included 70 area schools and 225 volunteer x January 19 - February 1, 2017 x 33 Dr. Phillips High School cheerleaders traveled to the State Fairgrounds in Tampa compiled by Lauren Salinero for the Universal Cheerleaders Association Central Florida Regional SOUTHWEST SPORTS Girls on the Run Orlando volunteer coach Layla West (front), track head coach for Bridgewater Middle School, snaps a selfie with her team. Dr. Phillips High School cheerleaders (front, l. to r.) Leah Humphreys, Morgan McKnight, Laura Wallace, Ayanis Young, Maddi Forte, Tatyana Washington, D’Kayla Cooper, (back, l. to r.) Bianca Tverberg, Jena Fite, Janeesa Clue, Natajah Williams and Ella Morrow win the small varsity division at the Universal Cheerleaders Association Central Florida Regional Competition. CONTINUED ON PAGE 34 Southwest Middle School track head coach Keith West (front), volunteer coach for Girls on the Run Orlando, embraces Pink Day during the school’s Spirit Week. coaches, many of whom teach at the schools that offer the program. More than 1,000 girls in third through eighth grades throughout Central Florida participate in GOTR annually. Though all of the volunteer coaches are appreciated and loved, Bridgewater and Southwest middle schools would like to recognize its track head coaches, Layla West and Keith West, respectively. The two not only donate their time to the program, but also plan to run as SoleMates in the Disney Princess Half Marathon to raise funds to help bring Girls on the Run to more schools in 2017. Tranquilo Golf Club at Four Seasons Resort Orlando hosted the second annual Diamond Resorts Invitational, benefiting Florida Hospital for Children. Thirty professionals, including Windermere residents John Cook and Lee Janzen, competed alongside 48 sports and entertainment celebrities for separate purses totaling $1.25 million. All three rounds were nationally televised live on the Golf Channel. Competitors played in threesomes, consisting of one Champions Tour professional and two celebrities. 50 MM#21942 Because Everything Dr.Phillips 8081 Turkey Lake Rd Suite 100 Orlando, FL 32819 Whole Foods Plaza (407) 354-3689 M-F 8a-10p | S 8a-8p | Su 10a-8p