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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees’ first football academy arrives at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex next month. The prestigious three-day academy is open to all skill levels but is expected to attract some of the most highly-ranked high school football players in America from June 27-30.
Some of the high schools participating in the Passing Academy and 7on7 Tournament are Cocoa, Oviedo, Admiral Farragu Academy, Archbishop Carroll, Orange Park, Dr. Phillips, Leesburg and Cardinal Newman. Teams from as far away as California are scheduled to compete, along with teams from throughout the southeast.
Young football athletes will receive elite-level instruction from Brees and other marquee NFL players and coaches. The academy participants will learn insider tips related to virtually every facet of the passing game, from the proper throwing motion to throwing on the run to taking command of the huddle, from one of the NFL’s elite quarterbacks.
Additionally, the athletes will have the unique opportunity to immediately put what they have learned to the test by taking part in two days of intensely-competitive 7-on-7 competition, a format which has been widely credited with helping accelerate the development of several current young NFL starting quarterbacks.
The Walt Disney World Marathon weekend opened yesterday for registration and the 10k sold out in 7 hours. Yes, 7 hours, which was faster than the Disneyland Marathon and I believe a record. Not sure what it is…
Four Theme Parks and 48.6 magical miles!
Runners can enter one (or any combination) of the runs that have been scheduled, for a truly magical experience through the parks. They have opened up the event this year to include an all new event, The Dopey Challenge.
The 2014 Disney Marathon Weekend, Jan. 8-12, will expand to five days and will include a 10K, along with the Family Fun Run 5K, the Disney Half Marathon, the Disney Marathon and Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge. That creates the opportunity for an unparalleled proposition in the running industry: The Dopey Challenge – running all four timed events in successive days (48.6 miles) for the chance to earn an unprecedented six medals.
Schedule of Events
Spring has sprung—although a lot of areas across the U.S. aren’t exactly feeling it yet—and while Walt Disney World Resort is smack in the middle of the Spring Break craze, we’re already looking ahead to what’s next.
Memorial Day will fall on Monday, May 27, this year. It’s a great time of year to visit the Parks, with perfectly balanced spring/summer weather. Plus, many kids across the nation are still in school, so the crowd levels haven’t yet peaked. So what kinds of Memorial holiday happenings can you expect to unofficially kick off summer fun at the Disney Parks? Well, while there are no specific Memorial Day holiday observances at Walt Disney World, the Parks will offer extended weekend hours, and some Resort events will make the holiday extra memorable.
Are you a huge Disney fan? Have you always dreamed of being able to work for the mouse? Well, this may be your chance! The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida is currently hosting an online job fair now through April 7, 2013. The Walt Disney Company has variety of open positions that they are hoping to fill throughout the Walt Disney World Resort, including all four theme parks, both water parks, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Downtown Disney and 25 resort hotels.
There are both full-time and part-time positions available at the job fair. Some positions being offered include openings for food & beverage, attractions, lifeguards, bus drivers and more. There are some great perks to being a Walt Disney World Resort cast member. Presently, all Disney World cast members receive complimentary theme park admission as well as discounts at select merchandise, dining, and recreation locations. Full-time cast members may be eligible to receive medical, dental and vision benefits. However, these benefits are subject to change at any time. The Walt Disney Company is an equal opportunity employer, drawing creativity from diversity.
Does this sound like the perfect job for you? You can apply here. Prospective applicants must complete an online application followed by a web-based interview, which will take approximately one hour of your time. After your web based interview, Disney will display a message to inform you of any next steps.
Here are some tips Disney suggests to prepare for your web based interview:
- Find an area that is quiet and free from interruptions
- Allow 40 minutes to complete the interview
- Use a computer with a reliable, high-speed internet connection
Good luck to all of you applying for these positions! Please let us know if you are selected as one of Disney’s newest Cast Members!
Are you thinking about your next visit to the Walt Disney World Resort? Siera, authorized Disney vacation planner with Destinations in Florida, can help you plan your next getaway. Just be sure to let her know that Chip sent you!
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No, it’s not a galaxy far, far away. It’s Atlanta Braves spring training at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Last weeks Braves-Mets game saw the first mash-up of Disney, Star Wars and Major League Baseball spring training at Walt Disney World Resort.
To catch all the fun, check out the photo gallery below.