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Junior Orange Bowl installs 2014-15 board of directors

Junior Orange Bowl installs 2014-15 board of directors

The Junior Orange Bowl conducted its annual Awards Reception and Board of Directors Installation on Tuesday, Mar. 18, at the Westin Colonnade in Coral Gables. Pete Tolmach was sworn in as the Junior Orange Bowl’s 44th president. The reception honored and celebrated the 65th annual Junior Orange Bowl Festival. More than 12 athletic and academic […]

Junior Orange Bowl Festival honors student photographers

The Junior Orange Bowl honored student photographers from grades 6-12 during the recent annual Photography Contest Reception. The reception was hosted at the Frost Art Museum at FIU and sponsored by Pitman Photo Supply. Students submitted photos in five categories: Black and White, Night Photography, Patterns, Zoo Miami, and Photoshop/Manipulate. The student with the best […]

Junior Orange Bowl Festival honors student photographers

The Junior Orange Bowl honored student photographers from grades 6-12 during the recent annual Photography Contest Reception. The reception was hosted at the Frost Art Museum at FIU and sponsored by Pitman Photo Supply. Students submitted photos in five categories: Black and White, Night Photography, Patterns, Zoo Miami, and Photoshop/Manipulate.The student with the best overall […]

JOB basketball teams to volunteer at Community Habilitation Center

As the 25th annual Junior Orange Bowl Basketball Classic tips off Friday morning, Dec. 27, at Reagan/Doral High School, basketball practice of a different sort will be the main focus of visiting high school teams from Bartow (FL) High School (Boys) and Mt. Lebanon (PA) High School (Girls). For the eighth year in a row, […]

Jr. Orange Bowl celebrates 65th parade in Coral Gables

Jr. Orange Bowl celebrates 65th parade in Coral Gables

Downtown Coral Gables once again played host to the annual Junior Orange Bowl Parade on Dec. 1. Members of the Tuskegee Airmen were the grand marshals as they led floats, bands, cheer and dance groups, motorcycles and cars, horse groups and many other local organizations down Miracle Mile in celebration of another Junior Orange Bowl […]

JUNIOR ORANGE BOWL TO CELEBRATE 65th PARADE ANNIVERSARY WITH “ILLUMINATION SPECTACULAR” ON DECEMBER 1

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 The Junior Orange Bowl is set to celebrate the 65th Parade through downtown Coral Gables on Sunday, December 1, at 6pm, which will commemorate this year’s theme “Illumination Spectacular”. The Junior Orange Bowl Parade is going back to its roots as a nighttime community event and this year’s anniversary celebration promises to be unforgettable. “With […]

Junior Orange Bowl plays host to inaugural fencing tournament

Junior Orange Bowl plays host to inaugural fencing tournament

The Junior Orange Bowl hosted its inaugural international fencing tournament during the weekend of Sept. 28 and 29 at Florida International University. Some 110 competitors including clubs located across the state of Florida, Mexico, Ecuador, Colombia and Puerto Rico gathered to compete in sabre, epee, and foil categories. The tournament also drew some of the […]

Andy Murray named ‘honorary chair’ of JOB International Tennis Championship

Andy Murray named ‘honorary chair’ of JOB International Tennis Championship

The Junior Orange Bowl has announced Andy Murray as the honorary chair of the 52nd International Tennis Championship. Murray won the Junior Orange Bowl Boys 12U Championship in 1999 and returns to be a part of one of the most prestigious tournaments on the amateur tour. Murray is the current world No. 3 ranked player […]

Jr. OB to open festival with Cross Country Invitational

Jr. OB to open festival with Cross Country Invitational

The Junior Orange Bowl 65th “Diamond Jubilee Anniversary” festival season gets off to a running start with the 13th annual Cross Country Invitational. This year’s invitational will be a two-day event at Larry and Penny Thompson Park in South Miami-Dade County on Oct. 3 and 4. Middle school races will take place on Thursday, Oct. […]

Junior Orange Bowl kicks off 65th anniversary festival year

The Junior Orange Bowl began its 65th anniversary in grand fashion recently with the organization’s Festival Kick Off at the Coral Gables Hyatt Regency. The newly crowned Junior Orange Bowl Royal Court — along with members, guests, community partners and honorees —gathered to celebrate 65 years of history and success in Coral Gables and to […]

Junior Orange Bowl kicks off 65th anniversary festival year

Junior Orange Bowl kicks off 65th anniversary festival year

The Junior Orange Bowl began its 65th anniversary in grand fashion recently with the organization’s Festival Kick Off at the Coral Gables Hyatt Regency. The newly crowned Junior Orange Bowl Royal Court — along with members, guests, community partners and honorees —gathered to celebrate 65 years of history and success in Coral Gables and to […]

Jr. OB Committee recognizes scholar athletes at luncheon

Jr. OB Committee recognizes scholar athletes at luncheon

The Junior Orange Bowl awarded six scholarships to student athletes at the annual Miami-Dade County Public Schools Scholar Athlete Luncheon, where one male and one female student from 37 Miami- Dade County Public Schools were recognized for their athletic and academic achievements. The Junior Orange Bowl awarded four scholarships to students who participated in the […]

Junior Orange Bowl accepting applications for Royal Court

The Junior Orange Bowl is getting ready for a night of glamour, fun and royalty. The search for three young ladies to represent the Junior Orange Bowl as goodwill ambassadors for the 2013-14 Festival Season has begun. The Royal Court Search is much more than a beauty pageant as the queen and princesses are chosen […]

Junior Orange Bowl installs 2013-14 board of directors

Junior Orange Bowl installs 2013-14 board of directors

The Junior Orange Bowl conducted its annual Awards Reception and Board of Directors Installation on Tuesday, Mar. 26, at the Biltmore Hotel. New Junior Orange Bowl president Robert Bueso, PhD, of The Valuation Group was sworn in as the organization’s 43rd president. The reception honored and celebrated the 2012-13 Junior Orange Bowl Festival. More than […]

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