Hey loves!! I had the absolute BEST time in West Palm Beach. The 70 degree weather, turquoise water, and (seemingly) endless amount of baseball made my March nothing short of amazing. In case you didn’t know, I was in WPB to work for the Houston Astros during Spring Training. They just moved from Kissimmee to West Palm, and this was their inaugural season at their new complex – The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. The new stadium, which is now home to the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals, is absolutely STUNNING. It has a 360 degree concourse, amazing ballpark food, and is lined with palm trees. On their opening day, they had a ribbon cutting ceremony that I got to take part in. Me and Orbit helped roll out the ribbon, and dignitaries from both the Astros and Nationals organizations cut it and the ballpark was officially opened. Then, myself and the other Shooting Stars got to stand in the Astros lineup for the National Anthem (across from Bryce Harper, no less). Talk about a ‘pinch me’ moment. Here are some snaps of the awesome new facility!
Something cool I did while in Jupiter, Florida was visit Loggerhead Marinelife Center. The center is a nonprofit that focuses on saving and rehabilitating sea turtles as well as educating the public about these creatures. The center is a museum, gift shop, and hospital all in one. People can come to view the sea turtles and check out their progress. Each year, the hospital treats approximately 100 injured sea turtles and 1,000 hatchlings. The mission of the hospital is to rehabilitate and release the turtles immediately. Fortunately, I was able to make it to one of these incredible releases. Poppy, a sub-adult loggerhead turtle, was found in the St. Lucie power plant intake canal. The turtle was suffering from starvation and covered in barnacles. Over the course of 5 months, Poppy was nursed back to good health. On March 9th, I along with about 500 other people witnessed Poppy’s release back into the ocean. To lots of applause and cheering, Poppy made her return home.
Hey guys! I’ve finally returned to Tuscaloosa after spending some time in one of my favorite cities, Nashville, TN. I’m already excited to go back! My purpose for this little day trip was to receive my training for the Music City Bowl. This will be my second year working with the Music City Bowl, and I couldn’t be more excited! The Nashville Sports Council is a great group of people who put on phenomenal events each year, and fans definitely won’t be disappointed with this year’s bowl festivities. Follow my blog with Bloglovin