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MEAC/SWAC Challenge Kicks Off College Football Season -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Sept. 5, 2012 – Nearly 20,000 football fans touched down in Central Florida during Labor Day weekend for the 8th annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney. Televised live on ESPN, the gridiron battle at the Florida Citrus Bowl saw the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats (MEAC) score a 38-28 victory over the Alabama State Hornets …

Local Teens Score Advice at ESPN 101 Career Panel -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug. 30, 2012 – More than 750 local high school juniors and seniors recently got a glimpse at what could be their futures as prominent sports personalities and executives shared insights and real-world advice on how to land careers that tap into their potential. Edgewater High School set the stage for …

United Way Campaign Gets Help from Cast Members -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – As the largest corporate contributor to Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW), Walt Disney World Resort often gets attention for its generous charitable giving–our Cast Members donate nearly $3 million annually to the organization and we serve as the host and sponsor of the annual Chef’s Gala event. What is …

Students Gain Leadership Skills from Service Academy Grads -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – The US Air Force Academy Way of Life Alumni Group hosted the Service Academy Graduates Super Reunion II at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resort August 8-11, 2012. The Super Reunion II conference honored service academy graduates who broke race and color barriers in their professional career and community. The …

Disney Receives Gold Autism Award -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug. 15 – Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts was awarded the Gold Autism Award earlier this month by The United Kingdom Autism Foundation for its efforts supporting and accommodating autistic guests. The Gold Autism Award, accepted by Greg Hale, Chief Safety Officer and Vice President of Worldwide Standards and Auditing, …

MEAC/SWAC Challenge Presented by Disney Inspires Careers -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug. 24, 2012— While football is at the center of the upcoming MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney, the annual event is more than just a game for two Disney Cast Members. It was the spark that inspired them to follow their dreams and land careers at Walt Disney World. A passion …

Designed by Kids, Built by Volunteers -

ROCKLEDGE, Fla., Aug. 13, 2012 — Inspired by Disney Cruise Line’s nautical theme, local children were able to help draw and design their dream playground as part of a healthier living initiative in the City of Rockledge. Children, community residents and the ROC Foundation (Rockledge Recreation Open-Space and Conservation Foundation) met with organizers from Disney …

Disney Helps Write Story of New Library -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug 15, 2012 – Walt Disney World donated $150,000 to the Osceola Board of County Commissioners for its public library project in Celebration, giving residents of West Osceola access to a greater number of books, computers and other public resources. The library, already under construction and expected to open early next …

Disney Cast Members Donate Record 3.1 Million School Supplies, 13,000 Backpacks to Central Florida Students -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug. 9, 2012 – School superintendents from Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake and Polk counties today joined Disney VoluntEARS and Mickey Mouse to celebrate a record 3.1 million supplies and 13,000 backpacks that are on the way to students across Central Florida. The supplies, all donated by Disney Cast Members and Walt …

Family Day at Disney in Support of Education -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug. 5, 2012 – Disney’s Back-to-School Supply Drive was in full swing this weekend as Cast Members brought their spouses, siblings and children to help sort thousands of items that will soon be delivered to schools across Central Florida. This year’s “Family Day” is part of the Back-to-School initiative that started in …

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