Volusia Sports Briefs, August 19, 2022 | Sports
City Hosts Football Kick-Off Party at Daytona Stadium
The City of Daytona Beach will host its first football kickoff party on Saturday, August 20 at Daytona Stadium at 3917 LPGA Blvd.
Fans can enjoy a variety of activities from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., including country, pop and rock concerts and performances by local school marching bands.
Admission is free and concessions will be available.
To reserve a tailgating spot, vehicles cost $10 and recreational vehicles $20. Outside food will only be permitted in the tailgating area.
Marching bands, cheerleaders and mascots hail from:
• Atlantic Secondary School
• Bethune-Cookman University
• Campbell Middle School
• Father Lopez Catholic Secondary School
• Continental Secondary School
• New Smyrna Beach High School
• Seabreeze High School
• Trinity Christian Academy
There will be a regional qualifier for the Punt, Pass and Kick USA National Competition at 3 p.m. and is free for boys and girls ages 6-15. The age rating is as of December 31. The Daytona Beach competition is one of only two in Florida. . The other is in Panama City. To register visit, https://bit.ly/3BeRu9A.
The music concerts will be:
• Nerd Ranger at 11:00 a.m.
•Chris McNeil at 2:30 p.m.
• Robot Lovestruck at 5:30 p.m.
For more information, visit codb.us/footballparty or call (386) 671-8268.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Women’s Football will take on Ashland at 7 p.m. Thursday, August 25 at 601 S. Clyde Morris Blvd. Football Stadium, Daytona Beach.
ERAU Men’s Soccer will take on Flagler at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31 at the Soccer Stadium.
The Daytona Tortugas will face the Clearwater Threshers at 7:05 p.m. Friday, August 19 through Saturday, August 20 and 5:35 p.m. Sunday, August 21 at Jackie Robinson Ballpark, 105 E. Orange Ave., Daytona Beach.
Tickets start at $8 for youth and seniors and $10 for adult general admission.
For more information, visit milb.com/daytona/.
Registration for the surf contest
Registration is open for the second annual Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce Surf Contest scheduled for 8 a.m. Friday, August 26 at New Smyrna Beach.
The cost is $350 for members and $500 for non-members. Sponsorships are available.
For more information, email [email protected] or call (386) 428-2449, ext. 105.
Sunshine Slam teams announced
The matchups are scheduled for the 2022 Sunshine Slam, which takes place Nov. 21-22 at the Ocean Center, 101 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach.
The field for the event consists of Georgia, South Florida, Saint Joseph and UAB playing in the Beach bracket and Bucknell, Austin Peay, UAlbany and Presbyterian competing in the Ocean bracket. Three games, including the Beach Bracket Championship, will air nationally on CBS Sports Network. FloSports will broadcast five additional games, including the Ocean Bracket Championship and Beach and Ocean Brackets consolation games.
Tickets for the Sunshine Slam can be purchased in advance at TicketMaster.com or on the day of the competition at the Ocean Center ticket office.
The fall cycle stage will be at the speedway
Fall Cycle Scene, Daytona International Speedway’s annual Biketoberfest event, returns October 13-16.
There will be two-wheeled track action all weekend along with live entertainment. Experience the Championship Cup Series on Daytona’s 3.56-mile road course featuring the 39th Annual AMA Road Race of Champions along with the American Sportbike Racing Association and Bagger Racing League.
For more information, visit daytonainternationalspeedway.com or call 1-800-PITSHOP.
Men’s Softball League
A 50+ men’s softball league is being formed for the fall season which begins Sept. 8.
Games are played Tuesday and Thursday nights at Derbyshire Park in Daytona Beach.
For more information, call Joe Daly (954) 732-0992 or visit nsbseniorsoftball.com.
Inaugural opening of Humana Pictona
Pictona will host the Humana Pictona Open Pickleball Tournament October 20-23 at 1060 Ridgewood Ave. at Holly Hill.
Pictona expects more than 1,000 players from across the Southeast to compete in eight divisions in men’s and women’s singles, doubles and mixed, based on age, gender and skill level.
The tournament will also mark the opening of the Pictona expansion, which now has 49 courts and can accommodate up to 1,200 spectators.