IMG_1918 View the attached video about the Clearwater Threshers mascot PHINLEY who is in the quarterfinals of the best mascot in Minor League Baseball contest. Then, vote for PHINLEY at www.milb.com/mascotmania — thanks!
Today the students who will be leaving next week for the “People to People Ambassador Program” to Greece and Italy had an orientation picnic at Philippe Park. I was asked to speak to them about Greece and Italy and about being good representatives of the United States. ΚΑΛΟ ΤΑΞΙΔΗ — Have a good trip!
Congratulations to the USF Bulls women’s softball team. By beating Hofstra, the Bulls advance to the College World Series, which starts Thursday, in Oklahoma City. The team was recognized at Bright House Field this afternoon during the BIG EAST men’s baseball championship game.
Thanks to USTA-Florida which contributed $2000 to the City of Clearwater. The funds are through the USTA’s “Share the Love” campaign to provide tennis instruction for children under 10 years of age. Linda Curtis, executive director of the USTA-Florida foundation presented the check to me this morning.
The City of Clearwater’s Public Works Department had an open house on Wednesday. I stopped by to say hello and thank our employees who monitor and maintain the city’s infrastructure, including sewer, stormwater, and water systems working properly. Staff allowed me to work on the directional bore machine–above ground so as not to cause any damage.
Support Phinley the Clearwater Threshers mascot in the Minor League Baseball MASCOT MANIA contest. Visit www.milb.com/mascotmania to vote. The first round ends May 29th. Go Phinley!
Congratulations to Officer Sergio Fidelis of the Clearwater Police Department. He was honored as the Hispanic InterCultural Advocacy Institutes’s “hero” at today’s luncheon. — at Safety Harbor Resort and Spa.