Warner Christian names athletic director
Warner Christian Academy has hired of Tom Seitz as athletic director to direct the school’s athletic programs.
Mr. Seitz has been involved in secondary school and college athletics for more than 30 years as a student athlete, coach and athletic director.
He is from Daytona Beach, where he played basketball at Mainland High School and Daytona Beach Community College.
He played basketball and coached at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta and earned a master’s degree in business administration from The Citadel.
He also served as athletic director at Santa Fe Christian Schools. While serving as the AD at Jacksonville University in Florida, Mr. Seitz transformed the NCAA Division I program expanding from 14 sports and 200 student athletes to 20 sports and 450 student athletes, including the start of football.
NASCAR taking 2022 Clash to Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum will be the site of the 2022 Clash NASCAR race.
This season-opening exhibition will be Feb. 6, 2022, and become the first NASCAR race held inside the iconic Los Angeles stadium since it opened in 1923. The Clash at the Coliseum will be a signature event as a part of the venue’s centennial celebration and mark the first time NASCAR’s prelude to the Daytona 500 will take place somewhere other than Daytona International Speedway.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Daytona State College sports teams have several games this week.
ERAU Men’s and Women’s Cross County Classic Invitational will be Friday, Sat. 25. Men start at 7:20 a.m. Women will start at 7:50 a.m. Daytona State University will participate in this invitational.
ERAU Volleyball will face Palm Beach Atlantic at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25.
Men’s soccer will face Tampa at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25.
Games are at the Embry-Riddle Sports Complex, 601 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach. For more information, visit erauathletic.com/tickets.
Daytona State College Men’s Soccer will face Louisburg College at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25 and Georgia Military College at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26.
DSC Women’s Soccer will face Eastern Florida State College at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25.
DSC games are played at the Main Campus at 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. For more information, visit daytonastate.edu.
High school football regular season
The Volusia County high school football season continues.
All games are at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, unless otherwise noted. Games may change, though, with the Covid-19 pandemic continuing. Here’s what’s scheduled:
•Atlantic Sharks vs. Wildwood Wildcats, 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, Daytona Stadium
•DeLand Bulldogs vs. Seabreeze Sandcrabs, Spec Martin Municipal Stadium, DeLand
•Deltona Wolves vs. Winter Springs Bears, Wolfpack Stadium, Deltona
•Father Lopez Green Wave vs. Providence School Stallions, Jacksonville
•Halifax Knights vs. Cocoa Beach Minutemen, Cocoa Beach
•Mainland Buccaneers vs. Seminole Stanford Seminoles, Daytona Stadium
•New Smyrna Beach Barracudas vs. Eustis Panthers, New Smyrna Beach Sports Complex
•Pine Ridge Panthers vs. Taylor Wildcats, Deltona
•Spruce Creek Hawks vs. Flagler Palm Coast Bulldogs, Palm Coast
•Trinity Christian Eagles vs. Keswick Christian Crusaders, Deltona
•University Titans vs. Lake Brantley Patriots, Orange City
DIS and MotoAmerica team for Daytona 200
MotoAmerica, home of AMA Superbike and North America’s premier motorcycle road racing series, will partner with Daytona International Speedway to host the Daytona 200 Saturday, March 12.
It will be the 80th running of the event that began on the Daytona Beach shoreline in 1937 before moving to the World Center of Racing in 1961.
Disc golf fundraiser
The first Touched by Type 1 Diabetes Awareness Disc Golf Tournament will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at River City Nature Park, 200 Barwick Road, DeBary,
Each player will receive a prize pack. The cost is $105 per team. Players are limited.
Player spots and sponsorship opportunities are based on a first-come, first served basis. To register, visit discgolfscene.com.
For more information or to become a sponsor or vendor, call Stella Everett at (407) 832-4245.
Registration open for the Little Literacy Heroes 5K
Registration is now open for the second annual Little Literacy Heroes 5K Sunday, Oct. 10 at One Daytona.
All proceeds benefit the Volusia County Imagination Library, which mails one free book each month to more than 3,400 children ages birth to 5 years old.
Registration is $30 for adults and $10 for children. Sign up at https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/DaytonaBeach/DPIL5k.
Sponsorships are still available. For more information, contact Serena Piper at (386) 317-3354 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Body building event at Ocean Center
The 11th Annual National Physique Committee will present the Daytona Beach Classic and the First International Federation of BodyBuilding and Fitness Pro League Daytona Pro & Pro
Masters Championships from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2 at the Ocean Center, at 101 N. Atlantic Ave.,Daytona Beach.
Tickets are $25 to $135. Admission is free for the expo.
For more information, visit oceancenter.com
Holly Hill chamber golf tourney Sept. 25
The 25th annual Holly Hill Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament will begin at 7 am.. Saturday Sept. 25, at Riviera Country Club, 500 Calle Grande St., Holly Hill.
Registration is at 7 a.m. and there is an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.
Entry fee is $400, which includes green fees, morning coffee, lunch, beverages and prizes.
To register or for more information, email email@example.com or call (386) 255-7311.
Pictona hosting groundbreaking ceremony
Pictona at Holly Hill will host a groundbreaking ceremony for an expansion, Pictona 2, at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2 at 1060 Ridgewood Ave.
The facility has 16 outside courts and eight covered courts. Pictona 2 will add 24 courts and a stadium with a championship
court, seating up to 1,200 people for tournaments, and up to 1,500 people for concerts and similar events.
The $5 million expansion also will include The Pictona Training Center, which will have office space, a concession stand and second story “skyboxes” for viewing events. The anticipated completion date is October 2022.
Rainer and Julie Martens partnered with the City of Holly Hill to fund the original facility as well as the expansion.
Golf tournament to benefit Marine Science Center
Tee off for turtles at a golf tournament that will benefit Volusia County’s Marine Science Center.
The tournament, sponsored by Paul Culver Construction, will begin with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start on Saturday, Oct. 9, at Cypress Head Golf Club, 6231 Palm Vista St., Port Orange. It will be played in the four-person scramble format.
Proceeds will benefit the Marine Science Center’s programs.
The entry fee, $100 per person, includes continental breakfast, range balls, golf, lunch and prizes. Register at CypressHeadGolf.com/Marine. For more information, contact Paul Culver at Paul@PaulCulverConstruction.com, call (386) 304-5545 or visit marinesciencecenter.com.
Memorial benefits junior golfers
The 19th Annual Jane Cerrone Memorial Golf Tournament will be 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at the LPGA International Jones Course, 1000 Champions Drive, Daytona Beach.
Registration and continental breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m.
Entry fee is $100 per person, which includes golf, breakfast, lunch, range balls, special events, prizes and commemorative tournament gift. There will be an optional 50/50 and raffle.
The tournament will benefit Junior Golf and First Tee programs in Volusia County.
Entry deadline is Monday, Nov. 8. For more information about golfing or sponsorships, call (386) 679-9372.
Daytona Beach youth flag football
Registration is open for Daytona Beach’s youth flag football league for boys and girls ages 6 to 10.
The last day to register is Thursday, Sept. 30, with practices beginning Monday, Oct. 4. The registration fee is $40 and includes a clinic, practices and games, which will be at the Derbyshire Sports Complex at 849 Derbyshire Road.
Games will begin Monday, Oct. 11, and continue through Thursday, Nov. 18. Team drafts are based on ages.
To register, visit codb.us/activities or call (386) 671-8337.
New Smyrna Beach Cudas swim teams win
The New Smyrna Beach Barracudas Girls and Boys Swim Teams were victorious against University High School Sept. 15.
Boys won 116-54 and girls won 110–56.
The season kicked off with the “internal” Red v Black Meet Aug 21, and the team is now mid-way through the season with further meets at Aqua Park with the Barracudas facing Flagler Palm Coast Sept. 22, Seabreeze Sept. 29 and Matanzas Oct. 6. All meets start at 4:30 p.m.
Tennis club meets
The Redneck Tennis Club for seniors 55 and older plays tennis at 7:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Detwiler Park, 701 Horton Ave., New Smyrna Beach.
New members welcome. Participants should bring racket and something to drink. All experience levels welcome. Free to play.
For more information, call (386) 663-4918 or (386) 847-8759.