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Navy Federal 5K – April 11

Posted on: January 28th, 2015 by brent

Pensacola, FL Event Details

Take a much-deserved break from your routine and come join hundreds of avid runners and walkers from the Pensacola area at the
Navy Federal 5K Run/Walk.

Whether you enjoy the thrill of competition or are just looking for a fun family adventure, you don’t want to miss this 6th annual event. The Navy Federal 5K Run/Walk starts and finishes in downtown Pensacola with a course that meanders through town.

This race also offers runners post-race refreshments, entertainment and random prizes!

Date and Location


Race Date
Saturday, April 11, 2015

Start Time
8:00 am

Seville Quarter, 130 East Government Street Pensacola, FL 32502

Starts at Seville Quarter, runs onto Bayfront
Parkway, down to Palafox Pier and finishes at
Seville Quarter.

Course map coming soon!

Strollers are permitted. Sorry, no pets.

Packet Pick Up

NFCU Employees–Friday Registration and Packet Pick up
Friday, April 10, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Brian L. McDonnell Center at Heritage Oaks in Building 3.

Friday Registration and Packet Pick up
Friday, April 10, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Seville Quarter, 130 East Government Street Pensacola, FL 32502.

Race Day Registration and Packet Pick up
Saturday, April 11, from 7:00 am to 7:45 am

Picking Up for Your Family and Friends
We do allow runners to pick up bibs and t-shirts for their friends. Please note that t-shirts cannot be mailed. You will not need to show us your ID or copies of their ID to pick up for them.

There is a new course this year! (Course map coming soon!)




Entry Fees

Category Early
(Until March 31)
(Starts April 1)
Race Day
(April 12)
Adult $18 $23 $25
(5-13 y.o.)
$15 $15 $15
NFCU Employee $15 $20 $25
Active Duty/
Retired Military
$15 $20 $25

Race Beneficiary

The Fisher House of the Emerald Coast, Inc.

In recognition of the special sacrifices of wounded or ill servicemembers and their families, the Fisher House Foundation donates “comfort homes” so that families may face medical crises together.

Fisher House of the Emerald Coast is located on Eglin Air Force Base in Northwest Florida and provides a “home away from home” so that our military families can be together during treatment for serious illness or physical/occupational therapy.
The House is within steps of the Eglin Air Force Base Hospital and Veteran’s Clinic.

Now more than ever, we owe these brave men and women and their families our gratitude.

Help honor those who are currently serving, and those who came before them, by joining the growing family of Northwest Florida residents that support our troops. By contributing to the operation and maintenance of the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast, you will have such a positive impact. We urgently need, and welcome, your individual and corporate donations.

Learn More »

Go Red For Women – Feb. 6

Posted on: January 27th, 2015 by brent

National Wear Red day is February 6, 2015.  Heart disease is not just a man’s disease. Each year, 1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke.

80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented.

Heart disease and stroke kill more women than men.

More than 275 women’s lives have been saved each day since Go Red For Women began in 2004.

When it comes to beating heart disease and stroke, change can be the cure.

Macy’s has raised more than $50 million. Thanks to their support, more than 275 lives are saved every day.

Make a change at

Cardiovascular diseases cause one in three women’s deaths each year, killing approximately one woman every minute.

Heart disease is No.1 killer of women.

Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death for African-American women.

Hispanic women are likely to develop heart disease 10 years earlier than Caucasian women.

The symptoms of heart attack can be different in women vs. men, and are often misunderstood – even by some physicians.

Go Red For Women is about much more than wearing red on National Wear Red Day. It’s about making a change at

Ways to Go Red:

Get Your Numbers: Ask your doctor to check your blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose.
Own Your Lifestyle: Stop smoking, lose weight, be physically active and eat healthy.
Raise Your Voice: Advocate for more women-related research and education.
Educate Your Family: Make healthy food choices for you & your family. Teach your kids the importance of staying active.
Donate: Show your support with a donation of time or money.

Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association’s national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women because it’s not just a man’s disease. In fact, more women than men die every year from heart disease and stroke. The good news is that 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. Go Red For Women advocates for more research and swifter action for women’s heart health. The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement is nationally sponsored by Macy’s, with additional support from our cause supporters. For more information, please visit or call 1-888-MY-HEART (1-888-694-3278).

Pensacon 2015

Posted on: January 27th, 2015 by brent

Pensacon is an all-inclusive convention incorporating many genres including Pop Culture, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror, Comics, Anime, Gaming and more!

Pensacon has announced over 80 special appearances by actors, artists, authors, cosplayers, and more. You can meet the cast from “Star Trek,” ”Harry Potter,” “Doctor Who,” “Hellraiser,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Star Wars,” “Power Rangers,” and dozens more. These special guests will be there to sign autographs, meet fans and discuss their work.

Pensacon is happening at the Pensacola Bay Center and the Crowne Plaza Grand Hotel February 27-March 1, 2015.

Weekend passes and single day passes are on sale now at!

Heart Ball 2015

Posted on: January 27th, 2015 by brent

Info Below:
2015 Heart Ball
Saturday, February 21, 2015
6:30pm – 11:30pm

Hilton Pensacola Beach
12 Via De Luna Drive
Pensacola Beach, Florida 32561

General Inquiries
Jennifer Johnson
(800) 257-6941 x6085

Last year, our Heart Ball events raised close to $73 million with support from over 100,000 individuals and corporations nation-wide to fund our life saving mission of fighting heart disease and stroke – our leading health threats. Tens of thousands of donors just like you attended their local Heart Ball to not only fight this disease but to help bring us closer to achieving our impact goal of improving the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20% and by reducing the deaths from cardiovascular disease & stroke by 20%. Thank you for making our mission yours; one day your generosity could save your life or the life of a loved one.

The Heart Ball has promoted the American Heart Association’s mission on a local level, and thanks to our donors’ support, we’ve seen inspiring advances in the fight against heart- and stroke-related illnesses. But this year, we won’t just inspire change.
We’ll ignite it.

Together, we can spark awareness, compassion and a deeper understanding of the nation’s deadliest killer. We will ignite that spark to inspire others and unite our community toward a happier, healthier future. But we can’t rekindle that movement alone.
Will you join us?

By attending, you have the opportunity to become a critical part of our mission.

Covenant Hospice Art of Fashion March 11th

Posted on: January 26th, 2015 by Candy

Its the 10th Annual Art of Fashion on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at New World Landing. Art of Fashion is a Kentucky Derby themed luncheon, fashion show and auction of art, health, beauty and fashion products and services to benefit Covenant Hospice’s unfunded and non-reimbursed programs such as children’s support, bereavement services and indigent care. Don’t forget your hat…a prize goes to the best one!

Proceeds from the Art of Fashion support Covenant Hospice’s mission to increase quality time, because every moment is a memory in the making.

Get your tickets and learn more about the amazing things Covenant Hospice does here:

Toxic Charity author in Pensacola February 5th

Posted on: January 24th, 2015 by Candy


Robert Lupton, author of the book, Toxic Charity, will be in Pensacola February 5th to discuss ways (in three sessions) we can better assist some of those less fortunate in a way that will actually help instead of hurt. It’s a charity with dignity approach to outreach –.  you can learn more about the project at their Facebook page

Info (in short) 3 sessions:

Renewing the City: 10 – N at 2 E Wright St (Develepers, Bankers, Business Owners)

Toxic Charity Non Profits  2p – 4p  Trinity Presbyterian on Bayou (non profits general public)

Toxic Charity Churches  6p – 8p  First Baptist Fellowship Hall on Baptist (pastors and general public)


 “Renewing the City: One Neighborhood At A Time”

10am–12 noon-Wesley Abbey (Perry Home) 2 E. Wright St., 32501

For Developers and Bankers; Government, Housing & CRA Officials; Neighborhood Associations and Business Owners

Applying the concepts of FCS Urban Ministries and its leader, Robert Lupton, to community development efforts

in the most needy parts of Pensacola/Escambia County

Contact: Brunie Emmanuel –, 261-1251


“Toxic Charity: How Nonprofits Hurt Those They Help

(And How to Reverse It)”

2pm-4pm – Trinity Presbyterian Church Sanctuary -3400 Bayou Blvd., 32503

For Nonprofits and the General Public

Applying the concepts of FCS (, and its founder, Robert Lupton, to the Missions of area non-profits that serve those in poverty

Contact: Jean Silva –, 434-7371


“Toxic Charity: How Churches Hurt Those They Help

(And How to Reverse It)”

6-8 pm- First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 500 N. Palafox St., 32501

For Pastors, Church Members, Faith-based Social Service Providers,

and the General Public

Applying the concepts of FCS (, and its founder,

Robert Lupton, to the Mission of the Church

Contact: Don Minton –, 433-5631


Robert Lupton, author of Toxic Charity and other books is coming to Pensacola

Contact Jean Silva at United Ministries for more information – 438-6655

Copies of Toxic Charity are available for $8



Summary of Toxic Charity 6/16/14, 5:07 PM

Toxic Charity


“The poor, no matter how destitute, have enormous untapped

capacity; find it, be inspired by it, and build upon it.” – from Toxic Charity by

Robert D. Lupton


Robert Lupton is an urban activist and community developer who has four

decades of experience transforming poverty stricken neighborhoods. He is the founder

of FCS Urban Ministries (Focused Community Strategies) in Atlanta. Lupton has

authored several books about serving the poor including, “Toxic Charity.”


The premise of “Toxic Charity is that very few people benefit from “modern

charity.” Lupton makes the case for charitable models that empower, not sabotage, the

people they are intended to help. He believes that “one-way” charity sets the table for

an unhealthy, counterproductive relationship of dependence between the “giver” and

those on the receiving end. As a result those who receive charity are not empowered by

the process, but in fact lose dignity and motivation.


The FCS approach focuses on a single neglected neighborhood for an extended

period of time until health returns. Though not all FCS programs are exclusively single community focused, all share the same commitment to community development. They

do this through the practice of empowerment: “Never do for others what they can do for

themselves,” as well as neighboring: practicing the belief that poor and privileged need

each other, building upon neighborhood strengths, attracting “strategic neighbors” to

move in, emphasizing neighborhood leadership and a commitment to mixed-income

housing development. The ultimate goal is creating avenues for distressed

neighborhoods to become self-sustainable.


Community Development Fundamentals: Community development is a discipline, a

school of thought, a unique approach to transforming under resourced neighborhoods

or villages. It’s a methodology designed to transform the poor, their families and their

communities in sustainable and holistic ways. The following are some of the principles

that guide this effort:


. Focus on community

. Focus on assets

. Focus on “front-burner” issues

. Focus on investing

. Focus on leadership development

. Focus on pace — don’t get ahead of the people




Examples of FCS Urban Ministries:

Georgia Avenue Community Ministry; uses the need for food to edify its members,

especially through its unique nationally recognized Georgia Avenue Food Cooperative

program, which empowers, creates relationships and provides food security, as well as

fighting homelessness.


Charis Community Housing; strategy stems from a belief that many of the

problems associated with economic poverty originated after the economically

poor were isolated geographically. Therefore, we seek to break this isolation and

create wholesome, viable, sustainable mixed-income communities featuring

multiple types of housing, including affordable, market-rate/workforce housing,

and rental housing.


FCS Community Economic Development: Equipping individuals and families

to strengthen themselves economically, CED impacts the lives of low-income

families by increasing their purchasing capacity and placing economic power

back into the hands of the community. CED currently runs four business in the

South Atlanta neighborhood: The South Atlanta Marketplace, Community

Grounds Cafe, Refugee Beads, and the South Atlan

Jake Owen’s Daughter Take First Pony Ride

Posted on: January 22nd, 2015 by Chris

Jake Owen used Twitter to show off a photo of his daughter Pearl riding her first pony. He tweeted: “My little girl likes country music and horses.”

Pensacola Chocolate Fest

Posted on: January 22nd, 2015 by Candy


Please join the Gulf Coast Kid’s House Board of Directors for Chocolate Fest 2015.  We will present our 12th annual chocolate lover’s extravaganza on Saturday, April 25th at Cordova Mall.

This chocolate is for a cause.  By participating in the 12th Annual Chocolate Fest, you are helping to raise funds that ensure child victims of abuse and neglect receive timely, effective and streamlined treatment.  At Gulf Coast Kid’s House, we facilitate a collaborative response to the abuse cases; ensuring that medical exams, recorded interviews, prosecution, and mental health counseling occur in one child-friendly facility.  This “one-stop” concept greatly reduces the trauma children experience and leads to better case outcomes.  In 2014, GCKH provided services to approximately 2,300 child victims of abuse and neglect.  Please consider joining us for Chocolate Fest 2015.  This annual event brings much needed awareness and support to GCKH and child abuse issues.

GCKH serves a critical role in our community, giving abused children a safe, child-centered place to report the abuse they have suffered and providing timely, effective assistance designed to address the specific trauma each child has experienced. Through this coordinated effort, children and families experience reduced trauma and better case coordination, leading to better case outcomes.

For more information about the mission and services of Gulf Coast Kid’s House, please visit our website!

Register here to Get Hyped for Halftime

Posted on: January 19th, 2015 by brent

Cat Country 98.7 and Pepsi want to give you everything you need to get hyped for half time! Prizes include food and drinks for 20 people from Mr. Sharks and Pepsi delivered by Brent and Candy from the Cat Pak Morning Show before game time and a 50-inch Toshiba LED TV from Buddy’s Home Furnishings. Register below or

  • January 21st from 4:30-5:30pm at Raceway on Nine Mile Rd,
  • January 28th from 4:30-5:30pm at Local Yokel in Milton,
  • or until January 30th at Mr. Sharks or Buddy’s Home Furnishings on Mobile Highway or Nine Mile Road.


Rules: rules-Pepsi_Halftime2015

City of Champions – Feb. 5

Posted on: January 15th, 2015 by brent

On Thursday February 5th, the Levin Papantonio Law Firm and the Blue Wahoos will present a charity dinner event at the Pensacola Bay Center to celebrate and honor the area’s major league baseball players, manager, and staff. The gala event will also raise funds for local non-profit organization —
the Pensacola Sports Museum.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and take photos with Pensacola’s star athletes at a cocktail reception and dinner. The dinner will be followed with remarks from Buck Showalter, manager of the Baltimore Orioles, and Don Sutton, MLB Hall of Fame member.

Be a part of Pensacola’s championship history. Sponsorships are available, email or download the sponsorship form.

Learn more about the Pensacola Sports Museum and “City of Champions”: Shirley Cronley, president of the board for the Pensacola Sports Museum and Bill Hamilton, athletic director at Pensacola State College and board member, visited “Across the Gulf Coast” with Cox Gulf Coast to talk about plans for the sports museum and the upcoming “City of Champions” event