Creating New Traditions

As one of LIFT Orlando’s most valuable partners, Florida Citrus Sports (FCS) is helping to engage our residents and the greater community by creating relationships and new traditions. It’s due to our partnership with FCS that we’re able to expand our reach further, and in more impactful ways than we imagined.

Partnership with Florida Citrus Sports helps to create new traditions for Central Florida’s future.

This month, FCS led several initiatives designed to support our shared goals and create a sense of community and building the neighborhood, in more ways than one. As a part of the College Football Playoff Foundation and their Extra Yard for Teachers Initiatives, eight local teachers were recognized on the field during the first quarter of the Camping World Kickoff game on Labor Day for their efforts and dedication to the children of the West Lakes community, future home of Pendana at West Lakes. These teachers included Toshia Blake and Sarah Lander from Orange Center Elementary, Sheena Garth-Clayton and Kristyn Newman from Legends Academy, Linda Benett and Jessica Thompson from Frontline Outreach, and William Bolt and Jessica Clark from Jones High School.

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