Published On: Fri, Jul 15th, 2016

Boca Beat 7-15

  • Boca Beat LogoBoca Raton will once again be in the center of the soccer world. Two Olympic teams (Argentina and Colombia) will play at FAU Stadium next week before heading to Rio for the 2016 Summer Games that are set to kickoff August 5th. Olympic men’s soccer teams from Argentina and Colombia will play at Florida Atlantic University. Argentina will arrive in Boca Raton on Monday and stay through July 25th. The team will play against the Olympic team from Colombia at 7PM on July 21st at FAU Stadium and on on July 24th versus Haiti’s national team at 5PM.
  • The 5th Annual Boca Raton burger Battle is set to take place this weekend, July 16 at 7pm at Sanborn Square. Tickets can still be purchased at www.bocaburgerbattle.com
  • The USA National Miss Scholarship Organization was in Boca Raton this week as they pageant is being held at the Boca Raton Resort. The girls were welcomed to Boca Raton by Councilmember Robert Weinroth, on behalf of Mayor Susan Haynie, at Mizner Park on July 12.
  • Congratulations to Terry Fedele, wife of Boca Raton Regional Hospital President & CEO, Jerry Fedele, on being named Chair of the FAU Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing’s Advisory Board.
  • Florida’s gross domestic product* grew 3.1% in 2015, beating the national growth rate of 2.4% and making the Sunshine State the third-fastest among all large states
  • On Saturday, July 9th volunteers from Office Depot in collaboration with 100+ Women Who Care – South Florida, delivered indispensable advice and tips to a group of young women and young men who have aged out of the foster care system and need a little more help and guidance on the path to Independent Living.
  • Rumors have it that Councilman Scott Singer will be running against Mayor Susan Haynie for the 2017 Mayoral Elections
  • The second annual Boca Raton Mayor Ball is Oct. 8 at Broken Sound Country Club, honoring Christine E. Lynn, Boca Raton Resort & Club and Boca Helping Hands with coveted George E. Long Awards. The event is co-chaired by Rotary Club of Downtown Boca Raton members Jon A. Kaye, immediate Club past president who served as the founding chair of the inaugural 2015 Mayor’s Ball and Club member Constance J. Scott.
  • Good Morning America news anchor Amy Robach and her husband Andrew Shue will be the keynote speakers at the 13th Annual Go Pink luncheon to benefit Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation in the fight against breast cancer. Save the date: October 21, 2016.
  • The Fourth Annual Hope Bash Boca is 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at Boca West Country Club. For sponsorship opportunities and additional event information, visit placeofhoperinker.org. Tickets will be available for purchase online late summer.
  • Office Depot will hold a shareholder’s meeting 9 a.m. July 13 at the Boca Marriott Hotel, the first after the breakup of the proposed merger with Staples.

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