Don Campbell loved to cook from an early age. When he was 10 years old, he fed his family and developed his culinary skills. As an adult, Don kept an open table and would feed up to 40 children from the neighborhood at a time. After an earthquake struck Haiti in 2010, he and his wife, Kristen, were inspired to help people recuperate and sustain their lives. Gathering all $9,000 from their life-savings account, the couple partnered with a food-aid organization and founded Feeding Children Everywhere. Just 90 days later, they shipped the first 250,000 meals into Haiti.
Today, Feeding Children Everywhere mobilizes volunteers—from small groups to groups of thousands—who assemble nutritious meals for undernourished children. Since its inception, the organization has delivered more than five million meals around the world and filled the pantries of US public schools through its Love Local program.
World-renowned and highly regarded, The Princeton Review helps prepare students for getting into college, law school, and grad school through a fleet of exam-prep classes. During the informative sessions—which cover such tests as the SAT, ACT, LSAT, and GRE—handpicked, rigorously trained teachers coach students to relinquish anxiety over upcoming tests. They conduct math reviews, reading sessions, and writing exercises that pair pupils with weighted pens. In addition to leading group classes, the teachers offer in-person and online private-tutoring services, which are customized to each pupil's learning needs.
A CBS veteran, comic Jason Hunter draws on experience as an opening act for such comedians as Bob Saget, Dave Attell, and Pablo Francisco to lob laughs with his own style of brazen, fearless comedy described by his Bonkerz bio as “self-evaluation humor.” Jason tackles topics such as his own marriage and pop culture head on with a shameless approach that conquers subjects without fear, apprehension, or worry that a league of overprotective moms might be loitering in the audience. As a headliner, Jason’s jokes have graced the screen on FOX, CBS’ Comedy Night School, and the film A Guy Walks into a Bar.
Four times a week, the Sanford Orlando Kennel Club unleashes its greyhound dogs for live, competitive contests with up to 16 races per day. Spectators can nosh trackside on savory American fare or wander the grandstand or clubhouse between heats while gazing at the tidy midfield and lush foliage framing the track. A full card of simulcast racing compliments the live action. On monitors throughout the club, nationwide greyhound, thoroughbred, and harness races beam in stretch runs and photo finishes. Once a week, amateur poker players assemble at tables overlooking the track, hoping to win a slot at a monthly or regional tournament, or to get the rare opportunity to play cards with a dog.
The Sanford Orlando Kennel Club nurtures their canine athletes long after retirement with the Adopt a Greyhound program. The initiative places dogs into loving homes with the help of four area adoption agencies, who also find school-bus-driver vacancies for retired stock-car drivers.
A one-stop schooling emporium, Spark! fosters left- and right-side brainpower with a sundry slate of award-winning art classes. Under the benevolent guidance of certified and Montessori-trained class masters, kids cultivate fallow imaginations with elementary art classes in drawing, crafting, and cartooning, unearthing their innate artistic prowess and penchant for sketching sharks wearing sunglasses. Beginning and intermediate lessons in drawing edify teens and grownups alongside tutorials in abstract painting, chromatics, and the curative powers of color. Relaxing 90-minute Sip and Sketch classes allow adults, couples, and Renaissance-themed motorcycle gangs to sip on the libation of their choice while leisurely sketching still-life objects and figures. Students hone their sketching skills in a sun-soaked classroom swathed in vibrant shades and sensibly furnished with art-making implements and modular tables.
High-tech golf learning center utilizing high speed video and motion sensing technology to analyze all aspects of the golfers swing. This, coupled with, the ability to review lessons via Internet access and compare your swing to over 200 PGA, Champions and LPGA tour professionals.