Jupiter Racing Venue Earns Prestigious Prize

Palm Beach International Raceway

Palm Beach International Raceway

Palm Beach International Raceway received big honors in the Big Easy during the 88th-annual International Association of Venue Managers trade show and networking conference.

The raceway in Jupiter was named one of three finalists in the Stadiums category on July 29 in New Orleans, and its chief executive officer was there to pick up the prize.

“On behalf of my entire staff in South Florida, I am truly honored to have Palm Beach International Raceway named among the best venues in the country, and I congratulate all the finalists and winners,” said Jason Rittenberry, of Abacoa.

The other two finalists included BC Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, and the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The Stadiums category recognizes excellence in four criteria: community service; professional development; safety; and operations. The annual conference is one of the largest of its kind in the country, and upward of 1,600 professionals and exhibitors attend.

For information about Palm Beach International Raceway, call 561-622-1400.

Fourth of July Festivities on Tap at Abacoa


Roger Dean Stadium

Roger Dean Stadium

Abacoa will ring in America’s birthday with two days of red-white-and-blue activities, live music and American’s favorite pastime during its Mega Bash and Fourth of July party in Town Center.

On Wednesday, Mega Bash will feature bounce houses and rock-climbing walls for children, an array of food and drinks from Abacoa’s popular restaurants and bars, a game between the Jupiter Hammerheads and the St. Lucie Mets, a post-game fireworks show and an on-field Billy Joel tribute band, Piano Man. The fun kicks off at 4:30 p.m.

On Thursday, Lazy Bonez, an ’80s rock ’n’ roll tribute band, will entertain the crowd in the amphitheater prior to the Hammerheads game, at 6:05 p.m. Other activities include a hot-dog-eating contest, games and fun for the entire family, and a Foreigner tribute band, 4NR2. The evening will culminate with another fireworks extravaganza and Independence Day recognition.

Event sponsors include Abacoa and Roger Dean Stadium and the town of Jupiter. Tickets range from $7.50 to $9.50. For information, call 561-775-1818.

Gamers Heading to Abacoa for Ali’s Alliance Casino Night 2013

Abacoa signage-featuredOn June 8, Ali’s Alliance, with support from Square D Marketing, will welcome guests to Ali’s Silver City Casino & Saloon in Abacoa for its annual nighttime fundraiser, Casino Night.

The evening of food, entertainment and games, including blackjack, craps, slots and roulette, will benefit the nonprofit organization whose mission is to connect cancer patients and their caregivers with support groups. The event will take place from 6 to 10:30 p.m. in the golf club of the community of Jupiter homes for sale. There will be music, dancing, passed hors d’oeuvres, a buffet dinner and a cash bar. In addition, a silent auction will be set up at the beginning of the night.

Ali’s Alliance, founded by David Cowan in honor of his late wife, Alison, who died from cancer, aims to compile a comprehensive database of cancer resources searchable by ZIP code. One of the charity’s primary partners is Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies in Port Saint Lucie, and it is signing up other partners every week.

Tickets cost $50 and include 3,000 gaming chips. For an extra $25, guests can enter the Texas Hold’em poker tournament with the chance to win $2,500 in prizes.

Ali’s Alliance recently had its other fundraising event of the season, its Afternoon Tea & Haute Couture Floral Millinery Pageant, at Turtle Creek in Tequesta.

For information, call 561-715-7427 or visit Ali’s Alliance.