The Florida Collegiate Summer League assembles 160 top college athletes each summer to play wooden-bat baseball in a competitive atmosphere intended to prepare them for careers in professional baseball. Four general-admission tickets unlock a plethora of best-available seating options at one of five home fields for your quad-pod pack of family members. Alternate nourishing bites from four hot dogs and bags of chips with hydrating drags from four icy soft drinks while viewing inspiring feats of athleticism such as grand slams, base burglary, and home-stretch backflips.
Before she was the personal makeup artist to Barack Obama during his campaign for the presidency, Jennifer Bradley was a stage and screen actress who struggled with acne-prone skin. To combat it, she started creating her own skincare formulas that were free of mineral oils, fragrances, and fillers. Those formulas soon became her business, Jennifer Bradley Corporation products, which she now wields as a makeup artist to the stars.
In addition to being touted in the pages of People and US Weekly, her makeup and skincare lines have graced the faces of Michelle Obama, Kelly Clarkson and Pamela Anderson. She regularly teaches clients how to become their own makeup masters during Makeup 101 classes, where she shows them how to cover age spots, contour cheekbones, and create a smoky eye that doesn't induce cravings for barbecue.
The teachers at Wine and Canvas believe anyone can be artist. In fact, they draw out skills from people who have never even held a paintbrush before. To do this, they guide participants step-by-step through the process of replicating a painting during three-hour classes held at different restaurants and bars throughout the city. To keep each class fresh, they regularly change up the selected masterpieces, which can be anything from the Eiffel Tower at night to an abstract rendering of trees. No matter what and where they teach, though, they always supply students with all the necessary accoutrements, including paints, canvases, aprons, and pronunciation guides for realistic French-accents. The one thing they don't supply is wine, allowing guests to choose for themselves what to drink at the venues' full bars.
These nights on the town are for adults only, but they do host kid-friendly cookie and canvas nights for children wanting to discover or flex their artistic chops.
The founders of EMAD Skateboards loved wakeskating on the water, but when bad weather struck, they decided to try electric skateboards as an alternative adrenaline rush. It didn't take long before they were hooked. But one thing was dampening the thrills: low-quality boards that couldn't go fast enough. The boarders had to take apart and rebuild each model to be faster and more powerful, so they decided to just build a better electric skateboard from the ground up.
And so became EMAD Skateboards. Drawing on their training in design, fabrication, and electrical engineering, the team came up with a line of of smartly designed electric skateboards with real power. Controlled by a handheld remote, the boards can reach top speeds of about 20 miles per hour so riders can add a heart-pumping new element to classic skateboard maneuvers.
Safe Haven Adventure Sports organizes action-packed excursions on lakes around Orlando. Out on the water, you can participate in various different activities, including tubing, water skiing, wake boarding, and knee boarding. The best part of these adventures, perhaps, is the fact that Safe Haven's staff members handle all the heavy lifting so you can relax. They lug the equipment and even launch the boat, meaning you don't have to rent your own or enlist the services of a dolphin to reach deeper waters. During adventures, participants are also encouraged to set new goals, even if those goals are simple. Afterward, the group can reconvene and bond over their experience and successes while on the water.
Combat City allies multiple airsoft stores and fields across Orlando into one cooperative organization. The City operates two competitive airsoft fields?one indoors and one out?where hundreds of players battle daily or just gather to discuss which BB pellets taste like rock candy. The participants often arm themselves with equipment from the numerous Combat City stores, from protective facemasks to the latest model airsoft rifles. And to give folks the competitive edge, staff members match visitors up with the right equipment for their needs or organize events such as birthday parties, which come with food, equipment, and BB pellets for up to eight players.