The City of Sarasota announced the 10th Street boat ramp will be closed from 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, May 23 through noon on Thursday, May 25 while the Centennial Park parking lot is resurfaced. All boat ramps at 10th Street will be closed during this 36-hour period.
“In order to repave and restripe the parking lot, which is needed, the area has to be closed for approximately two days,” said Neil Gaines, project manager, in a press release. “We encourage boaters to use the ramp at Ken Thompson Park during that time.”
Repaving the parking lot will conclude the capital improvement project at Centennial Park. During the past three months, all four boat docks were removed and replaced while maintaining public access to the boat ramps.
Minor league baseball: Shortstop Cole Tucker was named the Florida State League Player of the Week for May 8-14.
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During the period, Tucker hit .435 with three doubles, two triples and three home runs. He posted a seven-RBI game to tie the Bradenton franchise record on May 12. Tucker is the third Marauder to earn the weekly player honor this season. He joins catcher Kevin Krause (April 6-16) and pitcher Mitch Keller (May 1-7).
Crew: Sarasota Crew club qualified 10 boats (and 50 rowers) over the weekend for the USRowing Youth National Championships at Nathan Benderson Park, June 9-11. The boats qualified at the USRowing Southeast Youth Rowing Championship at Lake Lanier outside of Atlanta on May 13-14. Club members won seven of the 24 events and had 27 boats in the finals. Sarasota Crew competed with 40 other club teams from across the Southeast.
Cheerleading: The Bradenton Christian School’s varsity cheerleading squad kicks off its Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade fundraising campaign on Saturday. Optimus Carwash at 5150 Cortez Road West will donate half of its earnings between 8 and 10 a.m. to the squad.
The Panthers cheerleading squad has been selected to take part in the annual holiday parade in New York City. However, in order to do so, the group must raise more than 40,000 by early September.
Camps: Manatee County has scheduled its summer slate of youth adventure camps. All camps are for county youth ages 9 to 12 and run from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parents should call 941-742-5923. The cost for each camp is $150. There are three, weeklong session options for the Freshwater Fishing Fun camp at Jiggs Landing: June 5-9, July 10-14 and July 24-28. The Right on Target Archery Camp at Rye Preserve runs June 12-16. The Sun and Fun Saltwater Fishing Camp at Emerson Point Preserve offers two session options: June 19-23 and July 17-21.