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FREE Football Camp with NFL player Drayton Florence

Drayton FlorenceDrayton Florence of Ocala, NFL Football player with the Carolina Panthers, will hold a Youth Football Camp in Ocala, Florida on July 12th at the Webb Field. 

This FREE, no-contact camp will be held from 6 to 10 pm and is open to boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 18. For additional information please call (352) 577-2333.

Register Online Here

Only the first 250 registrants will be accepted!


Looking for a BreakSpot?

childhungerWith school letting out next week, summertime BreakSpot’s are getting ready to kick in to gear; providing breakfast, lunch and snacks for FREE to children 18 and under. Florida alone in 2012 served 10,092,594 meals at over 3,000 sites. According to Feeding America:

“Good nutrition, particularly in the first three years of life, is important in establishing and maintaining a good foundation that has implications on a child’s future physical and mental health, academic achievement, and economic productivity. Unfortunately, food insecurity is an obstacle that threatens that critical foundation.”

Please help us spread the word about this program. If you need to find a BreakSpot nearby, simply dial 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 898-211 and we will get you connected. Visiting another part of the state over the summer? No sweat, 2-1-1 and Summer BreakSpot’s are both available statewide.



Want to make a difference to end hunger? Volunteer with an agency working to alleviate hunger and homelessness in Marion County.





Fight Summer Brain Drain!

books“… the best predictor of summer loss or summer gain is whether or not a child reads during the summer. And the best predictor of whether a child reads is whether or not he or she has access to books.” – Allington, Richard L. and McGill-Franzen, Anne. “Bridging the Summer Reading Gap,” Scholastic Instructor (2003, May/June).

This summer Marion County is arming our children with books to battle Summer Brain Drain! Did you know  (more…)

School’s Out for Summer

Ocala Rec and ParksWhile that may be wishful thinking, it is time to sign up for summer camps! With Spring Break Camps wrapping up this week, some camps are opening for enrollment next week for the summer. 2-1-1 is your one stop shop to learn about Summer Feeding Programs as well as Summer Camps. The children of Marion County are going to be on break, but most of the parents won’t be. We will be updating this page as agencies release their summer camp information, so bookmark this page and check back weekly. Summer Break Feeding spots will be released when school lets out for summer, so check back with us in late May for the location closest to you.

Ocala Police Department: Police and Children Connecting Camp starts sign up this (more…)

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