St. Lucie County Toy Run benefits our kids
Motorcycle enthusiasts are gearing up for the 8th annual Victory’s St. Lucie County Toy Run set for Sunday, December 14, 2014. Hundreds from throughout the Treasure Coast are expected to participate in the event, sponsored by Best Buy Victory.
Line-up starts 8:00 am at Best Buy Victory, 3525 S US 1, Ft Pierce. The run starts at 11:00 am and ends at the Fort Pierce P.A.L. Center, 903 S 21St St. After the run, there will be a bike and car show, live music, food, drinks, raffles and a 50/50 drawing.
Santa will pass out toys to previously selected children on December 19, 2014 at 5:30 pm in the lobby of main Police Department 920 S US 1, Ft Pierce just in time for Christmas.
PAL Board Member Jim Buchheit, owner of Best Buy Victory Motors has spearheaded the annual toy drive that has raised funds and collected toys for needy children in St. Lucie County. Each year support of the toy run continues to expand and has benefited local law enforcement agencies in their goal to spread a little holiday cheer.
If you are unable to join the festivities, but would like to make a donation or drop off a new, unwrapped toy contact the following drop off locations:
Best Buy Victory, 3525 S US 1, Ft Pierce
Fort Pierce P.A.L. Center, 903 S 21st St, Ft Pierce
Fort Pierce Police Department, 920 S US 1, Ft Pierce
The City of Ft Pierce City Hall, 100 N US 1, Ft Pierce
Fort Pierce PAL Cheerleaders place first and third in state competition
Two Fort Pierce PAL cheerleading squads competed in the 2014 Florida PAL Cheerleading Competition on December 6 and both walked away with trophies, one for first and the other for second place.
The competition was held at the Embry-Riddle ICI Center in Daytona Beach, Florida on December 6, 2014 brought cheerleaders from around the state and Georgia to pit their skills in the cheer, dance, and stunt categories for girls 15 and under and eight and under.
In their debut performance, the squad of 12 girls, age 15 and under, took top honors. They competed against six teams from Police Athletic League in Florida and including a squad from Marietta, GA. The team’s routine included complicated stunts, which is believed to have catapulted the to the top of the heap.
As for the squad of girls ages eight and under, this was the second time Fort Pierce PAL had a team to participate. This year’s squad placed third in their competition and that is quite and accomplishment since many of the members were new.
Fort Pierce PAL Pop Warner Jr. Pee Wee Cheerleaders place fourth in national competition
Out of three Fort Pierce PAL Pop Warner cheerleading squads, the Jr. Pee Wee team coached by Tunisha Hill was the only team to advance to the national competition. The competition held in Orlando on November 28, 2014 featured teams from throughout the United States.
The team’s fourth place ranking among the 12 Jr. Pee Wee teams competing for the national title, was a huge victory in the eyes of the cheerleaders because they had never brought home a trophy. The was the second time a cheer team coached by Hill won a trophy. Last year, Tiny Mite Cheerleaders competed in the 2013 State PAL Cheerleading competition and placed first in the eight and under category.