John Offerdahl Hosts 6th Annual Broward Health® Gridiron Grill-Off to Raise Funds for Charity

Created by five-time All-Pro Miami Dolphins Linebacker John Offerdahl, “John Offerdahl’s Broward Health® Gridiron Grill-Off Food & Wine Festival,” is celebrating its sixth anniversary with Adam Richman, author, actor and television personality on Saturday, November 14 from 1 – 4 p.m. at Pompano Beach Amphitheater. ENTER TO WIN TICKETS HERE: goodnewsfl.org/wingrilloff2015 Looking to reaffirm his faith and spirit of giving, John (the “Gridiron Griller”) formed the “John Offerdahl’s Broward Health® Gridiron Grill-Off Food & Wine Festival” in 2010, pairing Miami Dolphins legends with top South Florida chefs to compete in a culinary competition for charity. During the event, the chef and […]

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Women Gather For Prayer Summit at Bailey Concert Hall

In 1998, God called a woman by the name of Janet Broling to gather women for a day of prayer at Madison Square Garden in NYC.  She wrote a book about this experience called “What Can One Woman Do”. As God planned it, Angela Santiago, who now resides in South Florida, was part of the worship choir for that prayer summit. Prior to that, God kept putting her in the company of women warriors, women who lived a life of prayer, and women who needed prayer. “I sensed God was birthing in me a new prayer life,” said Santiago. “He […]

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Urban League of Broward Receives $350,000 Humana Communities Benefit Grant

The Urban League of Broward County (ULBC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering communities and changing lives in the areas of education, jobs, housing and health, is the recipient of this year’s $350,000 Humana Communities Benefit charitable grant in Fort Lauderdale, funded by the Humana Foundation. “The Humana Foundation honors outstanding nonprofit organizations using transformative strategies to help prevent diabetes and congestive heart failure in their community,” said Virginia Kelly Judd, Executive Director of the Humana Foundation. ULBC operates nearly 20 initiatives in Broward County, including prevention and intervention education about chronic diseases. They will use the grant to launch […]

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Bank of America Starlight Musicals Support Local Charities

The Bank of America Starlight Musicals Concert series, which ran June 19 –Aug. 7, 2015, at Holiday Park in Fort Lauderdale supported a number of local charities while providing family-friendly entertainment on Friday evenings throughout the summer. Franilvia Bencosme, Bank of America Small Business Banker, and Mike Fortin, Bank of America Senior Client Manager, are pictured donating pet food. Abandoned Pet Rescue collected close to $800 in cash and pet food donations throughout the eight-week series. Each week during the concert series, Bank of America featured a nonprofit organization to help raise awareness of their programs and $22,515 was raised […]

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Jesus Gone Viral –Acts 4:12 Day A Success

The official global launch of the first annual “Jesus Gone Viral-Acts 4:12 Day” and “Free Outreach Concert” that took place on Friday, August 28th, 2015 was an incredible experience. In spite of the weather and the threatened storm that did not come our way, a number of people came out to celebrate and lift up the name of Jesus. As the scripture makes it known in Acts 4:12 that there is salvation in no other name under heaven, that is reason to awaken awareness to this truth.  We thank all the gospel artists, attendees and sponsors as we begin planning […]

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See You at the Pole Unites Students in Prayer

On Thursday, September 24, thirty minutes before school commenced, thousands of Christian students across southeast Florida gathered at their public school’s flagpoles to pray. The initiative was connected to the larger national “See You at the Pole” prayer movement. This year marked the 25th anniversary of this student-initiated and student-led movement. What started as one school in Burleson, Texas, in 1990 has now spread across the entire nation. UNITED was this year’s theme, inspired from Acts 1:14, where we learn “they all met together and were constantly UNITED in prayer.” Like the early church, students were united in prayer, interceding for […]

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Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Annual Debutante Cotillion Was an Evening of Elegance

Debutantes exhibited outstanding qualities in scholarship, leadership, community service and finer womanhood at the recent Zeta Cotillion at the Westin Hotel in Fort Lauderdale. In addition to experiencing an evening of royal elegance, the event provided an average of $10,000 in annual college scholarships to participants. In 1954, the vision of the members Fort Lauderdale Chapter (Delta Eta Zeta) was to create a special cultural event for outstanding young women that would focus on their total development, and 62 years later the Cotillion continues to make this vision a reality. It was the first of its kind in Broward history. […]

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Walk for Life to Raise Funds for Hope Women’s Centers

  Close to 200 people from churches throughout Broward County will Walk for Life on Saturday, September 26 at Westminster Academy’s West Athletic Campus at 3701 NW 44 Street in Lauderdale Lakes. The Walk will raise funds to support Hope Women’s Centers, which provides pregnant women in crisis with free services such as testing, counseling, ultrasounds and referrals. The Scriptures tell us that, “Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you” (James 1:27 NLT). What better way is there to […]

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Cross-Country Team Utilizing High-Tech Sports Science

The King’s Academy Cross Country Team is benefitting from a strategic partnership with United Data Technologies to evaluate performance using technology typically only available to professional and college athletes. The schools is using the most advanced wearable health and fitness trackers available in the market that track heart rate, number of steps, calorie burn, skin temperature, perspiration rate, and sleep quality. The devices are wrist-worn and waterproof and capture all of the metrics listed above every 60 seconds. “Through our partnership with UDT, we are able to capture more than 100,000 data points for our athletes every day,” said TKA […]

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Crowds Roared Over “The Lion King” at the Overtown Youth Center

Viewers got more than they imagined when they attended the Overtown Youth Center’s (OYC) end-of-summer, Broadway-styled production of “The Lion King” on August 8 at the Miramar Cultural Center. Hundreds of students in OYC’s music, dance and arts department brought the Disney classic to the stage in a way that left audience members astounded. Latasha Rhodes, from The Miami Foundation, said, “I really enjoyed every bit of the performances. I was very captivated, mesmerized and in awe at the talent these children had. Every child, from elementary to high school, was excellent.” The audience lauded all of the OYC students […]

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