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ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex will Host Orlando City Soccer in 2014 – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Nov. 12, 2013 – As soccer continues to rise in popularity around the globe, Central Florida’s local team will be moving a little further south to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Beginning in March 2014, the complex will host the Orlando City Soccer Club, serving as a one-year temporary ...
Baby Zebra Adds its Stripes to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Savanna – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Nov. 1, 2013 – Sporting black and white stripes, there’s a new addition to the savanna at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. In October, the team welcomed a rare, baby Hartmann’s Mountain zebra. The filly and her mother are bonding well and doing fine after the yearlong gestation.  Disney’s animal care team, ...
Disney Recognized for Energy Conservation – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Oct. 30, 2013 - Imagine saving enough electricity to power Space Mountain for 35 years. That’s what Walt Disney World Resort did in 2013, earning Sustainable Florida’s 2013 large business best practice award. Sustainable Florida is a nonprofit organization committed to conserving Florida’s vast natural and economic resources. The award is given each ...
Disney Sponsors Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Fund Awards – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Oct. 26, 2013 – Making a difference for high-achieving college students, the Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Fund recently awarded scholarships to 14 local college students during an awards ceremony at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. More than 300 community leaders and supporters celebrated the students who were selected by a volunteer committee for ...
Golden Dragon Awards at Disney’s Contemporary Resort Celebrates Diversity – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Oct. 19, 2013 – Courage, diversity and service were the themes during the fourth annual Golden Dragon Awards event at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Organized by the Asian American Chamber of Central Florida, the awards recognize the region’s champions of diversity and service. The Golden Dragon Award is the chamber’s highest honor and recognizes ...
Disney Engineers Coach College Bowl Team To Victory – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Oct. 16, 2013 – Students coached by Disney engineers took home the top honors from the 14th annual College Bowl during the HENAAC conference in New Orleans. One highlight from the annual conference held by Great Minds in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) was the team’s creation of a fantastical ...
Disney Sponsors HBIF Success Stories Luncheon in Tampa – TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 1, 2013 – The Hispanic Business Initiative Fund (HBIF) recently hosted their annual Success Stories Luncheon in Tampa. The signature fundraising event brought more than 300 government, business and community leaders together to celebrate the achievements of a select group of Hispanic-owned small businesses.   Sponsored in part by Walt Disney Parks and ...
Disney Hosts Annual Central Florida Urban League Cornerstone Awards and Gala – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., October 5, 2013 – More than 400 community and business leaders gathered at Disney’s Contemporary Resort for the annual Central Florida Urban League Cornerstone Awards and Gala. The event recognizes business leaders and companies for contributions that align with the Central Florida Urban League’s four areas of empowerment: youth development, economic ...
Disney sponsors KidZone at Come Out With Pride festival – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Oct. 7, 2013 - Several Walt Disney World Resort Cast Members attended the annual Come Out with Pride Orlando event at Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando. Disney sponsored the KidZone during the festival as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion. Come Out with Pride is organized by the ...
Disney VoluntEARS Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Local Classrooms – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Oct. 1, 2013 – Kids around Central Florida are learning more about Hispanic culture thanks to some Disney VoluntEARs and a new bilingual book to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month. Written in English with some Spanish words, Rubia and the Three Osos combines humor and music to retell the story of Goldilocks and the Three ...

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