Thursday, February 23, 2012

Delaney scoring points as NBA Ambassador

Bob Delaney, Navy Admiral Hall Pittman with Afghan coaches.

Lakewood Ranch resident Bob Delaney just returned from Afghanistan where the NBA Cares Ambassador and an AAU coaching delegation worked with 150 Afghan coaches and administrators at the Afghan Olympic facility in Kabul. It was part of a sports diplomacy program designed to help develop community-based youth sports programs across Afghanistan."It was a tremendous experience," the former NBA referee said. "They were enthusiastic, appreciative and taught me a great deal. Their generosity was overwhelming."

Get a jump on St. Patrick’s Day at the Foundation for Dreams St. Patrick’s Day 5K/1-Mile Fun Walk March 17 in Palmetto’s Sutton Park. Registration is 7 a.m.For details call 941-746-5659. Or visit

Nate March is the Bradenton Marauders new radio broadcaster. The M’s open April 5 at McKechnie Field against Port St. Lucie.

Lakewood Ranch varsity cheer coach Melissa Koehlinger will hold a parents pre-tryout meeting 5:30 p.m. March 1 in the school library.
Call her at 941-727-6100, ext. 2103.

That wily ol’ stork just visited the Ferraro’s Pizza family. Mariana and Orlando Pacheco named son Orlando’s baby sister Giuliana.

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