8 x September 6 — 19, 2018 x www.SouthwestOrlandoBulletin.com The National Basketball Association released its 2018-19 schedule. Orlando Magic will open its 30th year anniversary season Oct. 17 at the Amway Center against the Miami Heat. The team will play a total of 21 home games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday this season. The schedule also features 14 back-to-back contests. It will play “host” to two games for the NBA Mexico City Games 2018 at the Arena Cuidad de Mexico, taking on Chicago on Dec. 13 and Utah on Dec. 15. Orlando Magic’s final home game will be April 5 against Atlanta. The team will close its regular season at Charlotte on April 10. For more information, visit orlandomagic.com. High school water polo players Luke Carey, Alec Johnson and Max Meisenheimer were awarded All-American status by the National Interscholastic Coaches Association. They recently SOUTHWEST SPORTS represented Orlando at the Junior Olympics National Championships, playing for the Orlando Thunder. Carey and Johnson attend Olympia High School as a senior and junior, compiled by Lauren Salinero (L. to r.) Luke Carey, Max Meisenheimer and Alec Johnson, All- American water polo players and Southwestarea residents, represent Orlando at the Junior Olympics National Championships. respectively. Meisenheimer is a senior at Dr. Phillips High School. The Orlando Solar Bears entered into a three-year affiliation agreement with the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League. The Solar Bears will serve as the Lightning’s primary East Coast Hockey League affiliate, starting with the 2018-19 season. The Lightning will play a preseason game against the Florida Panthers at Amway Center on Sept. 27. Tickets for the game are on sale at ticketmaster.com. “We are incredibly excited for this new partnership affiliation with the Tampa Bay Lightning,” said Alex Martins, CEO of Orlando Magic, owners of the Solar Bears. “The Lightning is a first-class organization with tremendous values and vision, and we feel very fortunate to have this opportunity to be a part of their hockey family.” The Hemophilia Foundation of Greater Florida’s annual Orlando Creepy Crawl 5K and Vampire
Mile is an even scarier proposition for runners and walkers this year. On Oct. 27, the event will begin at 5 p.m., finishing up just as the skies begin to turn dark over Lake Baldwin at Baldwin Park, 4990 New Broad St. in Orlando. Runners and walkers are invited to register for this hair-raising 5K and mile walk to help raise money for the HFGF bleeding disorders community. Costumes are encouraged. Ninety-one percent of fundraising dollars from this event will go toward supporting programs for Florida’s bleeding disorders community, including the medically supervised Camp Spirit, family support weekends, scholarships, advocacy efforts, health educational programs and financial emergency assistance. Awards will be presented for top team and individual fundraisers, most spirited teams, best Halloween costumes, and top male and female runners in various age groups. The 5K will be officially timed for runners. For more information and to register, visit hemophiliaflorida.org/orlando. www.SouthwestOrlandoBulletin.com x September 6 — 19, 2018 x 9 also won the first and second places in the veterans features event. Trent took fourth in the boys features event at nationals. The First Tee of Central Florida officials announced registration details for the youth development organization’s Fall Golf & Life Skills Experience Clinics. Participants are encouraged to register for the clinics, which will be offered at MetroWest Golf Club, located at 2100 S. Hiawassee Road in Orlando. The Golf & Life Skills Experience series of clinics will meet once a week, beginning the week of Sept. 10. Sessions for participants ages 7-12 will be held Tuesdays from 5-6:30 p.m., and the cost for the nine-week program is $50. New participants also will need to pay a $25 annual membership fee for 2018. To view the schedule or register, visit www.thefirsttee.org/register. Orlando Watersports Complex won its fourth consecutive national title at the 2018 Nautique Wake Park National Championships held at Quarry Cable Park in Crystal Lake, Illinois. Among the competitive wake sports team members were Southwest residents Brandon Harris and Josh Harris; and MetroWest residents Gavin, and Jason, Shannon and Trent Stuckey. Team OWC had the largest representation at nationals, which had a great impact on its first-place finish. The Stuckey family played a huge part in getting Orlando riders involved by promoting the qualifiers and nationals. In the amateur wake skate event, Gavin Stuckey received second place, and Trent Stuckey took third. In the advanced event, Gavin won the third-place medal. Shannon Stuckey was a finalist in the open women’s division. Jason and Shannon Stuckey As an added security measure, Orange County Public Schools is not allowing book bags inside stadiums during athletic events. School principals notified parents through a phone message advising them of the changes, and students were notified during morning announcements. Cheerleaders and band members will leave their items in the band room or classroom, and visiting schools may leave their book bags on the bus. Any individual that must carry a book bag for medical reasons will be handled on a case-by-case basis. OCPS appreciates the support of its students, parents and the community in keeping everyone safe. Although we try to ensure that all information presented above is the most current, correct and dependable available, we do rely on others for the source of our news. Therefore, the Southwest Orlando Bulletin and Cornerstone Publishing & Multi-Media LLC cannot be held responsible for the validity of the information presented here, nor does mentioning it constitute an endorsement. Sports information is welcome and may be mailed to P.O. Box 851, Windermere, FL 34786; or emailed to Lauren@kearneypublishing.com. ª Visit our site today to: • Find a Home with real time MLS property search; • Request a Free and Fast Home Valuation; • Use the Mortgage Calculator to prepare for monthly expenses; • Request a Free Buyer or Seller’s Guide; • Learn about the Rent-to-Own Program; • Stay current with local real estate trends; • And so much more!