Monday December 20, 2021

7 on 7 Coming to Cane Field

Two former NFL players teamed up with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office to give back to children. Pierre Garcon, who played for the Indianapolis Colts, and Eric Green, formerly of the Arizona Cardinals, helped Santa out by shopping for Christmas gifts on Thursday for the children of Belle Glade, South Bay and Pahokee. The players shopped with deputies and later delivered the toys to Belle Glade City Hall. But that’s not all Green has been up to this holiday season. The CHS football coach, along with other former NFL players and famous names, will host a 7 on 7 tournament in an old school vs new school battle. Green says he wants the veteran players to show the current players what it’s all about. The game will be this Thursday December 23 at 5pm at Cane Field.

Belle Glade Tax Preparer Convicted of Preparing False Tax Returns

A federal jury has found Raynaldo Ray Quiroga of LaBelle guilty of Hobbs Act robbery, brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, possessing stolen firearms, and possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, related to an armed robbery of a pawnshop in LaBelle in May. Quiroga faces a maximum penalty of life in federal prison.   According to evidence presented at trial, Quiroga, a seven-time convicted felon, entered Capital Pawn in LaBelle on the morning of May 19, 2021, falsely impersonating a law enforcement officer by wearing a green sheriff’s deputy uniform, a black tactical vest, a badge, and a duty belt, equipped with a firearm.  While in the shop, Quiroga brandished his firearm and zip-tied the store’s two employees, before stealing six guns and fleeing the scene.  Law enforcement agents quickly identified Quiroga as a suspect and later found multiple pieces of evidence at his residence and in his car connecting him to the robbery. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for March 21.

High School Gifts South Bay 5th Graders New Bikes

An inspiring story out of palm Beach County as a group of high school students remind us, that it is better to give than to receive. Wellington Community High School, along with Santa, traveled to Rosenwald Elementary School in South Bay, to spread holiday cheer. The High school students raised enough money to make sure that all 53 Rosenwald Elementary School Fifth Graders, got a brand-new bicycle. Santa and Mrs. Claus were there to pass out gifts, candy canes and a collection of hi-fives. This the 24th year that the 2 schools have come together in name of giving.

Golf Tournament to Benefit Glades Boys and Girls Clubs

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County is hosting the Great Futures Golf Classic to support seven clubs located in the Glades area. The fundraising event will help bring awareness to the need in the Belle Glade community. The Great Futures Golf Classic will be held Friday, Jan. 14, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wellington National Golf Club. The morning will begin with registration and breakfast followed by scramble play on the course. In addition to the golf tournament, there will also be an awards celebration with a barbecue lunch.