Manatee Miles Sea Stroll to benefit United Way

Manatee Miles Sea Stroll to benefit United Way

MANATEE COUNTY -- Two days of early registration remain for the Manatee Miles Sea Turtle Stroll to benefit the United Way of Manatee County.

Participants walk or run a 5K or one-mile course along Coquina Beach. Registration is $25 for adults or $35 for one adult and up to four children. Two adults and up to four children is $50.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the walk/run will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday followed by children's games and activities.

President Philip Brown of United Way of Manatee said in a press release participants help Manatee County children graduate from high school on time, help residents create financial stability and help community members access health care.

Registration: eventbrite.com/e/manatee-miles-sea-turtle-stroll-tickets-15501497396 or call 941-748-1313.

Manatee property appraiser files for another term

MANATEE -- Manatee County Property Appraiser Charles Hackney has filed for re-election in 2016.

Hackney, a Republican, filed Wednesday.

Hackney was elected to the position in 1992 and brought more than 20 years of professional real estate appraisal experience to the office.

Vitale continues work for pediatric cancer research

SARASOTA -- The inaugural Dick Vitale Telethon brought local celebrities, guests and athletes to the Suncoast News Network studio in downtown Sarasota where the telethon was held Wednesday. The Hall of Fame ESPN Broadcaster and Lakewood Ranch resident is using community events such as the telethon and the Annual Dick Vitale Gala, held on May 15 this year, as a catalyst to raise money for pediatric cancer research through The V Foundation for Cancer Research.

The foundation was established in 1993 by ESPN and the late Jim Valvano, legendary North Carolina State basketball coach, ESPN commentator and Vitale's good friend.

All proceeds generated from the telethon will to go benefit The V Foundation.

-- Herald staff reports