|Marty the Marauder has got some big dates ahead at McKechnie Field.|
First, the announcement it will host the 2014 Florida State League All-Star Game, bound to be a big bash for B’town.
Then the news its Independence Day celebration is July 2 with country music’s David Nail performing after the Marauders 5:30 p.m. game with Fort Myers.
Finally, 2012 Cy Young winner David Price makes his first rehab start Friday when Tampa Bay Rays’ affiliate Charlotte Stone Crabs play the Marauders.
Game time is 5 p.m.
• Palmetto High School’s 74th annual FFA Award recipients were: Kathleen McClure, Farm Bureau Leadership; Aubrey Rife, Star Green Hand Award; Austin Hamblin, Star Agri-Business Award; Kara Varnadore, Jack Gay Leadership Award; Darrylin Cannon, Blue and Gold Spirit Award; Kristie Teachey, FFA Pride Award; Shea Hartford, Agriculture Scholar Award; Tyler Harper, Outstanding Beef Showmanship; Colin Kirker, Outstanding Swine Showmanship; Hannah Farabee, Outstanding Goat Showmanship; Jackie Ervin, Bradenton Kiwanis Award; Caleb Summeralls, Work Horse Award; Sam Jackson, Callon Keen Sr. Award; Chrissy White, Leona Keen Award; Rebecca Keefer, Susan Keen Award; Kelly Lowimore, Horticulture Crop In Honor of B.L. Groover; Avery Kotlarczyk, Jack Gay Dairy Award; Kaitlyn Richman, Outstanding Rabbit Showmanship; Deven Penaloza, Outstanding Poultry Showmanship; Shelby Falsetti, Jeanette Gay Horticulture Award; Bill Tillett, Mosaic; Audrey May, John P. O’Conner Award and CattleWomen Award; Sierra Oliver, Cattle Men Award; Tabetha Lex, Conservation Award.
• The Carl Weeks Retirement Tour makes a stop June 28 at the Palmetto Boys & Girls Club. The Boys & Girls Club of Manatee president, who’s riding off into the sunset in August after 42 years with the organization, will be honored by Denver Bronco Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie’s DRC Foundation and his father, Stanley Cromartie.
The event is in conjunction with the DRC Foundation’s Summer Basketball Camp Championship Friday awards ceremony at the Palmetto club.
Read more Friday in Vin's People on Bradenton.com.