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Carroll Pink Out Game to be Held September 29

The 9th annual Dragon Pink Out Game will be held on Friday, September 29, when the Carroll Dragons take on the Flower Mound Jaguars at 7:30 p.m. at Dragon Stadium. The Pink Out game will be held right before the start of October, which is national breast cancer awareness month and a month that Carroll ISD will use to honor breast cancer survivors and raise awareness and funds to fight breast cancer. Pink Out is an event that was started by former CISD student Amy Moan, and continues today as a favorite tradition in Carroll ISD.

Carroll ISD is auctioning off the chance to watch the Pink Out Game from the Community Box in the Dragon Press Box. The winner and 14 of their friends will watch the Pink Out Carroll vs. Flower Mound on September 29 in the comfort of the air-conditioned suite and enjoy a catered dinner from Duff’s Famous Wings. The auction is now open for bids and will close on Monday, September 25 at 11:45 p.m.  Proceeds from the auction go directly to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Click here to start bidding.

Prior to kickoff of the Pink Out Game, there will be an on-field recognition for breast cancer survivors. Survivors from all branches of the Dragon community are invited to attend and be recognized on the field, along with receiving a free pink survivor t-shirt for the event. If you are a breast cancer survivor interested in participating, please email Hayley Herring at hayley.herring@southlakecarroll.edu. Additionally, Carroll ISD students will be passing donation buckets during the first half of the game, and the proceeds from this will donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Carroll ISD employees will also have the chance to donate to the Susan G. Komen Foundation and wear pink with jeans on Thursdays during the month of October.

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Increasing Awareness About Deadly Game

Protecting teenagers from societal dangers can be a difficult task for parents and educators. There are already many challenges to overcome such as bullying, eating disorders, alcohol and drugs, just to name a few, but now there’s a new danger in the form of an online game called the Blue Whale Challenge. The term “Blue Whale” comes from the phenomenon of beached whales, which is linked to suicide.

No one knows for sure where the game originated but some believe it may have gotten its start in Russia and now exists in several countries. The Blue Whale Challenge is an Internet game that goads vulnerable teenagers into role playing with deadly consequences. To play the game, teenagers are given a series of tasks assigned to players by administrators during a 50-day period, with the final challenge requiring the player to commit suicide.

The participants are told to record all of their tasks, which include waking up at odd hours, inflicting harm on one’s body, listening to psychedelic rock music etc. The Blue Whale Challenge also involves carving out shapes on one’s skin and other forms of self-mutilation. The game reportedly can be played with an app or other social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram etc.

Police Chief James Brandon says, “Parents should educate themselves about this latest threat to our children and talk to them about the dangers of playing this deadly game. Children who are vulnerable to peer pressure should be reassured that it’s okay to refuse to take part in any activity like this and if they hear the game being talked about they should immediately report it to an adult.”

If you, or a friend, or a family member are having serious thoughts of suicide, unrelated to the Blue Whale Challenge, you can contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. A skilled, trained crisis worker will answer the call and will be able to help. Suicide is not the answer. Talk to someone.

 

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TCC, Fort Worth ISD Students and Employees Receiving Free Vaqueros FC Tickets for May 20 Game

FORT WORTH, Texas (May 17, 2017) – High school and college students now have a reason to head to Farrington Field for a Fort Worth Vaqueros game.

 

Fort Worth ISD Night presented by Tarrant County College offers free admission to all students, faculty and employees of FWISD and TCC attending the May 20 match between the Vaqueros and Houston Dutch Lions. Saturday’s match at Farrington Field, 1501 University Drive, begins at 7:30 p.m.

 

All fans have to do is show a valid student or employee ID to gain admission. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit one ticket per person with valid ID. Parents and friends may purchase tickets for $10, with 50 percent of ticket proceeds being donated to the FWISD Foundation.

 

For more information on this promotion, please call 817-200-7355 or visit www.fortworthvaqueros.com.

 

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Get Your Game On at Southlake Tennis Center: Public Facility Welcomes All Players

There are many reasons to visit Southlake, such as shopping, dining and special events – but you can also bring your racquet and play a game or take a lesson at Southlake Tennis Center (STC). The public facility, largest in Northeast Tarrant County, is located in Bicentennial Park and has 19 courts available for use. The city-owned tennis center opened in October 1999 and maintains a full schedule every week with adult league play, junior programs for all ages and levels, private and group lessons, and tournaments. More than 2,500 players visit Southlake Tennis Center from outside the community each year.

Court Map STCSouthlake Tennis Center, recognized year-after-year for its dedication to the sport of tennis, is a perfect place to begin, continue or improve your game. In 2010, the 12 and under program was recognized as Texas Section Quick Start Facility of the Year. Southlake Tennis Center was one of the first facilities to embrace the use of different levels and colors of tennis balls to help early development and increase participation.

In addition, STC has earned support for their dedication to the game of tennis from the United States Tennis Association (USTA). They have been recognized as a 2011 USTA National Outstanding Facility and a 2015 USTA Texas Section Organization of the Year. Each award speaks volumes toward STC’s contributions to the community, the growth of tennis through programs, leagues and tournaments, and non-profit work.

The Director of Development for Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) education programs, Brian Parkkonen, saw the gem of Southlake Tennis Center firsthand and has now committed to having PTR Advanced Training hosted at STC.

“Seeing the quality of instruction so high at a public facility is unusual – all of the teaching comes from instructors with high tennis backgrounds at every level of the programs,” said Parkonnen.

This community tennis program has a dedication to providing a place to understand the game of tennis. With one of the most experienced staff in the Dallas Fort Worth area, awards such as PTR Facility of the Year recognize the prestige of the instruction and teaching, and development of multiple levels of programs to have a place for anyone who’d like to play.

Another popular program at Southlake Tennis Center is junior spring and summer camps. Weekly camps are available to players ages 4-18 with a level for everyone. The junior program tailors to meet the needs of each player, focusing on the skills that need to be acquired by age, with the help of the Quick Start format. This format includes modified racquets, balls, courts and scoring to “right-size” the game for children. Every Friday, STC hosts Match Day for everyone to get a chance to play a match with his or her age group. These opportunities allow junior players to gain technical skills at an earlier age and have fun learning the game!

Not only can someone visit Southlake Tennis Center to get more action on the court, but the pro shop offers top brands at a special discount price. The growing need for quality equipment is met at the shop. By fall of this year, expansion will begin to create a whole new shopping experience for those visiting Southlake Tennis Center. The existing building is simply not large enough to support the amount of current activity. The plans to double the size of the facility will bring many larger tennis events to Southlake. The need to expand the pro shop reflects the level of commitment Southlake Tennis Center has for all the variables of the game of tennis. But, although remodeling will be happening, the tennis center will continue to operate – courts will be open as always and the pro shop will operate out of a temporary building.

“Those outside of the Southlake community have the opportunity to come here and enjoy the feeling of a private club with the personal feel, programs, and pro shop but no monthly private club dues. Southlake Tennis Center has something for anyone to play tennis at any level,” explains Mia Gordon-Poorman, general manager of Southlake Tennis Center. “With so many people playing at every level, the tennis center is there to help every person find a place and a group to improve their tennis skills with.”

 

Contact Information:
450 W. Southlake Blvd Southlake, TX 76092
(817)-421-5605
www.southlaketennis.com

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**UPDATED Traffic Information, Free Parking, Shuttle Service – Dragons vs Longhorns Game Day!

**UPDATE**

Arrive Early

Fans Encouraged to Arrive Early
Carroll hosts Cedar Hill in a Class 6A Division II bi-district playoff at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Dragon Stadium. A sellout crowd is expected and fans are encouraged to arrive early. Cedar Hill is a two-time defending state champion and the two teams have met four times in the playoffs and the series is tied 2-2. Gates open at 6 p.m.

Free Shuttle Service

Free Shuttle Service Offered
Free shuttle service will be offered from Dawson Middle School to Dragon Stadium. This is an updated shuttle location from Tuesday afternoon. The shuttles will start running at 5:30 p.m. and the drop off/pickup spot will be on the southwest side of the stadium. One shuttle will be available during the game. Shuttles will start return service midway through the fourth quarter and will continue until one hour following the game. Parking for the shuttles will be in the back of Dawson and fans can enter the school from the north entrance off Kimball.

Dragon Stadium Parking Free

Parking at Dragon Stadium will be free. The Dragon Zone Auction parking area will not be available for the playoff game. Dragon Zone Auction parking is designed for regular season games only. Also, fans are encouraged to car pool to help provide more available parking spots.

Overflow Parking Available

Overflow Parking Available Around Stadium
Additional parking around Dragon Stadium will be available for home and visiting fans attending the game. Businesses on Kimball Avenue that have been approved for overflow parking include Trinity, Variosystems, Legends office buildings and St. John’s Church. Click here to view a map of the approved overflow parking available.

Dragon Stadium Tailgating Area
In order to maximize home-side parking, tailgating Dragon fans are encouraged to use the designated tailgate area. The tailgate area will include multiple rows located on the far east side of the home parking lot.

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It’s football playoff time! Are you ready? The Southlake Police Department is and we’re offering a few tips to help make your experience a safe and enjoyable one.

As you probably know, the first playoff game between the Southlake Carroll Dragons and the Cedar Hill Longhorns is this Friday evening November 13th at 7:30 p.m. at Dragon Stadium.

Playoff games are typically held in area college stadiums large enough to handle twenty thousand or more people. This year’s game is being held at Dragon Stadium, so large crowds and heavy traffic is expected and you will need to plan ahead.

The Southlake Police Department is preparing for the anticipated heavy traffic by adding additional officers to help make travel as smooth as possible. Drivers will need to follow officer’s instructions and traffic patterns, designated by strategically placed orange cones.

SLPD is urging everyone who plans to attend the game to plan ahead.

  • Allow yourself plenty of time and leave your home early
  • Watch for police officers directing traffic
  • Follow all additional traffic signs and strategically placed orange cones to help traffic move smoothly into and out of Dragon Stadium.

Watch for more information as game day approaches.

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Dragons vs Longhorns Game Day Traffic

It’s football playoff time! Are you ready? The Southlake Police Department is and we’re offering a few tips to help make your experience a safe and enjoyable one.

As you probably know, the first playoff game between the Southlake Carroll Dragons and the Cedar Hill Longhorns is this Friday evening November 13th at 7:30 p.m. at Dragon Stadium.

Playoff games are typically held in area college stadiums large enough to handle twenty thousand or more people. This year’s game is being held at Dragon Stadium, so large crowds and heavy traffic is expected and you will need to plan ahead.

The Southlake Police Department is preparing for the anticipated heavy traffic by adding additional officers to help make travel as smooth as possible. Drivers will need to follow officer’s instructions and traffic patterns, designated by strategically placed orange cones.

SLPD is urging everyone who plans to attend the game to plan ahead.

  • Allow yourself plenty of time and leave your home early
  • Watch for police officers directing traffic
  • Follow all additional traffic signs and strategically placed orange cones to help traffic move smoothly into and out of Dragon Stadium.

Watch for more information as game day approaches.

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