Wounded Veteran Thanks His Mom With the Gift of a Lifetime

first_imgWalking again, Tyler wanted nothing more than to thank his mom for all she’s done for him.With the help of Dreams Resorts and Spas, Jeffries and nine other wounded warriors were able to gift their mothers with a dream vacation.The resort sent a video crew to Tyler’s home to surprise Pamela, surrounded by her family, with her much-deserved all expenses paid trip.The company is looking for other nominations for people who need a break. They are giving away 10 more vacations to deserving individuals. Submit your stories at www.dreamsresorts.com/giveaway.(WATCH the video below)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreSpecialist Tyler Jeffries, a veteran who lost both of his legs fighting in Afghanistan, didn’t even want to walk again. He thought there was nothing more in life for him, but his mother Pamela was by his side every day, encouraging him.Since he returned from combat, and throughout his recovery at Walter Reed Medical Center, and later at home, she has provided 24-hour care for him.last_img read more

Argos Clinch GSC Regular Season Championship After 3-0 Sweep of UAH

first_img Watch Live Preview UWF (24-8, 17-3 GSC) saw a motivated UAH club right out the gate, as the Chargers jumped out to a 10-4 lead in the first set. Corisha Smith sparked the comeback by recording eight kills and a .583 hitting percentage in the set to help UWF erase UAH’s lead. With the set tied at 19-19, the Argos and Chargers went back-and-forth until a pair of kills from Kathryn Torre ended the set and gave UWF a 1-0 lead. West Florida will now serve as host of the 2016 Gulf South Conference Tournament semifinals and finals, which is set to begin on Saturday. UWF will play the winner of Lee and Christian Brothers, who are set to play on Tuesday at 7:00 in Memphis, on Saturday at 12:30 for a semifinal matchup. After the mini-scare in the first set, UWF dominating in the second and third sets by hitting .500, going 30-for-54 on their attacks with only three attack errors. The UWF defense, led by Tori Martella, Monique StCyr and Sarah Hayman, contained UAH (15-15, 8-11 GSC) to just a .086 hitting percentage in the last two frames. UWF would win both the second and third by scores of 25-12. Martella, who owns UWF’s career digs record with 1820 career digs, broke the single-season digs record at West Florida with a 14-dig effort against the Chargers. Martella broke her own record, which she set last year, with her 14th dig of the day to give her 573 on the season. Martella’s dig total is the most in the GSC and second most in the South Region. Next Game: HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The University of West Florida volleyball team utilized a .447 attack percentage to clinch its seventh-ever Gulf South Conference Regular Season Championship after sweeping the Alabama Huntsville Chargers on the road on Sunday. Live Stats BOX SCORE Christian Brothers 11/19/2016 – 1:00 pm StCyr posted 42 assists in the match, good for her season-high in any three-set match this season. For information on all UWF athletics, visit GoArgos.com. Print Friendly Version Full Schedule Roster Smith also posted a three-set match season-high with an astounding 17 kills on the afternoon. Jordyn Poppen recorded her most impressive single-match performance of the season, tallying season-highs with 10 kills and a match-best .643 hitting percentage.Torre added in 12 kills and converted at a strong .524 clip. last_img read more

IMCA Modifieds return to Tri-State; Stocks, SportMods new this season at Pocola

first_imgPOCOLA, Okla. – IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds make a long-awaited return this season to Oklahoma’s Tri-State Speedway.The division will be joined by IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA SportMods on Saturday shows at the Pocola venue, now owned and promoted by Carey Menasco.“I’m a fan of IMCA and when my wife Nicole and I purchased this track we converted it back to that sanction,” said Menasco, formerly the promoter at Outlaw Motorsports Park. “There’s already been a lot of inter­est in what we’ve been doing out here. If we can get half the people who drive by on the weekend to see what’s going on to come to the races, we’ll be doing all right.” Former IMCA national champion William Gould has lent his expertise – and turned some laps – on the 3/8-mile oval. The racing surface was shortened and 350 truckloads of clay added in the process of reconfiguring the corners and banking. “It looks like it’s going to be fast,” Menasco promised. Fans will get their first chance to try out new concession stands and grandstand seating when Tri-State opens with the 36th annual Cecil Harlan Memorial Kegger on March 26-28.First local track points will be awarded April 4. Modified points earned at Pocola figure toward IMCA’s Jet Racing Central Region standings while Stock Car points apply in the EQ Cylinder Heads Southern Region. “We had a factory class that was fairly close to the IMCA Stock Car division. So many people called to say they wanted to race here for IMCA national, regional and state points that I decided to sanction that class a year sooner than I originally planned to,” explained Menasco. SportMods also make their debut at Pocola this season. IMCA Modifieds ran there from 1988-2001. “A lot of our drivers grew up around here and can remember it being IMCA,” Menasco said. “I learned a long time ago that I could not write a set of rules that would make everybody happy. I can enforce them better than I can write them.” “IMCA’s rules are simple, their divisions are economical and their point system is another plus,” he continued. “This is their 100th year. They’re obviously doing something right.”Season championship night at Pocola is Sept. 26. The 36th annual Spooker special is Oct. 14-17.last_img read more