Racing Party at the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse

 Kicking off the annual, multi-day event at the Foyt Winery & Museum in Fredericksburg, Texas, the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse launches the inaugural 36 hours of Foyt.

Named after A.J. Foyt’s dominating win at the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 36 Heures Du Foyt event will provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at Foyt Winery & Museum, situated directly in the path of totality for the 2024 total solar eclipse.

Most people who have seen a total eclipse have described it as the most spectacular natural event they have ever witnessed. It starts as the moon slowly obscures more and more of the sun. As the eclipse deepens, the world around you takes on a strange tint, and shadows become sharp and detailed. When just a thin crescent of light can be seen through your eclipse glasses, daylight begins to fade, and rippling “shadow bands” might be seen on the ground. And then “totality,” as the soft wisps of the solar corona surround a huge hole where the sun used to be. You might notice a temperature drop and birds flying home to their nests. You’re standing in a strange twilight while a “sunset” glows all around you. Finally, totality ends, and the events occur in reverse order.

Interesting Facts:

– In April 2024, Central Texas will be in the direct path of a total solar eclipse for the first time in 146 years.

– According to, Foyt Winery is located in one of the best locations to view this eclipse.

– Another coast-to-coast eclipse will come to America in 2045, entering California and exiting through Florida.

The county forecasts an overwhelming influx of tourists for four days, causing all local resources to halt. Predictions include a complete gridlock, no water, food, cellular signal loss, and no emergency service response available. To mitigate these challenges, they decided to turn the eclipse into a 3-day luxury glamping trip.

For three days, guests will be pampered through incredible comfort, sights, sounds, and taste.

Arriving on Saturday and escorted to your luxury motor coach, all amenities await. Closed to the public, you’ll have free roam of Foyt Winery and Museum to take in the vibe that only the Texas Hill Country provides.

A prized local chef will be staying onsite to prepare an incredible menu of delectable meals daily, paired with all the ultra-premium Foyt wine you can drink. Live music will keep the party going while gaming areas throughout the property provide fun for your friends, new and old. Enjoy onsite golf tournaments while nightly dance parties and relaxing bonfires where acoustic storytelling sets by musicians help you wine down the day.

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U.S. Polo Assn. Sponsors SI The Party, Celebrating the Big Game in Vegas

U.S. Polo Assn., the official brand of the United States Polo Association (USPA), was excited to sponsor Sports Illustrated: SI The Party Presented by Captain Morgan with VIP-driven experiences and iconic performances at Wynn Las Vegas’ famed XS Nightclub. Headlined by The Chainsmokers, Kygo, and other special guests, SI The Party featured one of the Big Game weekend’s most buzzed-about lineups ever.

The multi-billion-dollar global U.S. Polo Assn. brand presented exciting, sport-inspired activations at the party, as well as co-branded staff apparel and accessories with the iconic double horsemen logo, and party giveaways like hats and buttons. One of the most exciting activations was a beautiful, life-size, 3-D photobooth backdrop featuring the best images from championship polo games, where fans and celebs alike had fun posing with polo props as if they were competing on the polo field themselves.

It was a packed house at XS Nightclub filled with global influencers and some of the world’s biggest celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Justin and Hailey Bieber, Brittany Mahomes, Miles Teller, Trevor Lawrence, Tiffany Haddish, Dylan Sprouse and DIPLO, as well as sports icons such as Brooks Koepka, Aly Raisman, Tony Parker, and many more – all showing up to party with U.S. Polo Assn.

“U.S. Polo Assn. was thrilled to be part of such an iconic party this year to celebrate the Big Game in Las Vegas and to partner again with Sports Illustrated as we did previously on the SI Sports Awards,” said J. Michael Prince, President and CEO of USPA Global, the company that manages and oversees the U.S. Polo Assn. brand. “As a sport-inspired, global brand, this partnership for the Big Game is one that’s a great match with the DNA of U.S. Polo Assn.”

Produced by Authentic Entertainment and Medium Rare, the sports and music spectacle brought musical performances and immersive activations and an ultra-luxe, VIP experience to fans in Vegas for the Big Game. XS Nightclub at Wynn Las Vegas, one of the most exclusive and top-rated nightclubs in the world, was reimagined with enhanced production and oversized activations for all attendees to enjoy.

“It was a blast seeing the crowd enjoy our sport-focused U.S. Polo Assn. activations, wear our iconic brand, participate in the VIP experience and party to The Chainsmokers and Kygo,” added Stefanie Coroalles, Vice President of Global Brand Marketing for USPA Global.

Sports Illustrated is synonymous with the celebration of sports; fans around the world and SI The Party was no exception. The star-studded event to celebrate the Big Game Weekend invited fans to mingle with the who’s who of the sports and entertainment worlds.

“SI, Authentic Brands and Medium Rare are thankful to have U.S. Polo Assn. on board as our generous sponsor this year, for the very first time,” said Tatum Mannion, Executive Director of Partnerships, Medium Rare. “It’s fantastic to have another industry-leading sports partner that has the same goal as we do, to inspire fans and consumers to enjoy the fusion of sports, music and entertainment in one of the most exciting locations in the world, as we revved up for an incredible Big Game Weekend in Las Vegas this year.”

About U.S. Polo Assn.

U.S. Polo Assn. is the official brand of the United States Polo Association (USPA), the governing body for the sport of polo in the United States and one of the country’s oldest sport governing bodies, founded in 1890. With a multi-billion-dollar global footprint and worldwide distribution through over 1,200 U.S. Polo Assn. retail stores, as well as thousands of additional points of distribution, U.S. Polo Assn. offers apparel, accessories and footwear for men, women, and children in more than 190 countries worldwide. A recent, multi-year deal with ESPN to broadcast the premier polo championships in the world, sponsored by U.S. Polo Assn., has made the thrilling sport accessible to millions of households globally for the very first time.

U.S. Polo Assn. has consistently been named one of the top global sports licensors alongside the NFL, NBA, and MLB, according to License Global. In addition, the sport-inspired brand is being recognized around the world with awards for global growth, expansion, licensing and digital presence. Due to its tremendous success as a global brand, particularly in the last five years, U.S. Polo Assn. has been featured in Forbes, Modern Retail and GQ as well as on Yahoo Finance and Bloomberg, among many other noteworthy media sources around the world. For more information, visit and follow @uspoloassn.

About Sports Illustrated

Sports Illustrated (SI) is an unparalleled and influential leader recognized for shaping modern culture and uniting athletes, teams, and fans worldwide. SI’s award-winning media enterprise brings powerful storytelling to life across platforms ranging from Emmy-winning video to the monthly print magazine with a 60-year heritage. Sports Illustrated also shares its unique and authentic perspective year-round through marquee events, immersive activations, long-form television, film, and audio content as well as select lifestyle products. For more information, visit Follow Sports Illustrated on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

About Medium Rare

Lauded events, experiential, and management company, Medium Rare works at the intersection of Sports & Entertainment, partnering with well-known athletes and brands to create iconic media properties. The group’s world-class production is balanced by its growing management division, overseeing careers, tours, and partnership deals for some of the most celebrated artists and athletes. For more info, visit

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Charity Tea Party Collects Basic Necessities for the Low-Income Families of Tampa Bay

 On Saturday, January 24, the Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV) Center hosted its monthly “Charity Tea Party” in partnership with Feed Our Children (FOC) Ministries to collect in-kind donations for the underprivileged community of Tampa Bay. Donated items included non-perishable foods and hygiene products benefitting FOC Ministries. Guests enjoyed an afternoon tea while contributing back to the community.

Feed Our Children Ministries is a nonprofit that has been serving the Tampa Bay community since 1986, lead by Pastor Moses Brown. They help to provide clothing, food, and hygiene items to the less fortunate. Ms. Michelle Coote, a volunteer of FOC Ministries, spoke to guests at the Charity Tea. “People don’t realize that there are families out there that don’t have the most basic items needed to live,” said Ms. Coote. “I’ve gone into homes that had completely empty cabinets and no towels for the shower. This is why we rely on our community to give back and help to supply the less fortunate with these often undervalued basic necessities.”

A recent census shows that there are about six hundred thousand teens and children who reside in the Tampa Bay area. Out of this, 15 percent are living in poverty. That equates to about 1 in 7 children who don’t have access to many basic necessities of life.

“The monthly Charity Tea is one of the ways we give back to the community,” said Tracy Hawkins, manager of the Center. “By partnering with local nonprofits and helping to supply them with what they need to serve their community, we are working together to make a difference. At this center, we operate in alignment with the following statement from Humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard, who said, ‘A community that pulls together can make a better society for all.’”

If you’d like to learn more about how you can contribute to FOC Ministries, please visit

About the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center:

The Clearwater Community Volunteers Center, established by the Church of Scientology in 2018, is a home for the benefit of all Tampa Bay nonprofit organizations. Built on the success of the Clearwater Community Volunteers, who host the signature Winter Wonderland and Easter Egg Hunt in Clearwater, the Center was created to serve the needs of local nonprofits. The Center is fully equipped to host meetings, seminars, events and gatherings, all at no cost to the nonprofit community. Please email for more information about the Center and its facilities.

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The big Ducati party has begun: the gates of World Ducati Week are open


Finally, after a four-year absence, the World Ducati Week returns to welcome fans of the world of two wheels for a weekend of thrills, passion and fun. The gates of the Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli” opened at 8am this morning to let in the first Ducatisti already waiting with their bikes in front of the entrance.

Claudio Domenicali, Ducati CEO: “It is a great thrill to see all these enthusiasts arrive in Misano to celebrate with us the return of World Ducati Week, a truly unique event that combines the two souls of Ducati: the technological one, which pushes innovation and performance and the relational one, promoting the pleasure of being together and having fun. For this eleventh edition there are so many unique experiences available to Ducatisti, from the closed room of a new model for 2023 to the Ducati MotoE show that will race in the championship from next year. We also brought a piece of Borgo Panigale to the circuit, with the experience dedicated to the Centro Stile that illustrates how Ducati bikes take shape from the very first step. Personally, I’m very happy to take part in the parade to Riccione tonight, it’s always a moment that makes me feel even more part of the great Ducati family, and obviously I’m looking forward to seeing the Lenovo Race of Champions tomorrow.”

The 88 participants in the World President Meeting, the meeting of presidents of Ducati Official Clubs from all over the world, who began their journey to WDW on 17 July starting from Rome for an on-the-road motorcycle trip of 1,200 km, also arrived at WDW2022. After the long itinerary, the group was welcomed by the Republic of San Marino for a gala dinner in the beautiful Piazza Sant’Agata.

In the Adventure area, off-road enthusiasts were able to watch the spectacular performance of Danilo Petrucci, Jack Miller, Antoine Meo and Eduard Boulanger riding the DesertX. Petrucci and Boulanger, Stéphane Peterhansel’s co-driver in the Dakar in the Audi RS Q e-tron and expert off-road motorcyclist, also met the public to talk about their experience riding the new Ducati with 21″ front wheel, perfect for tackling even the most challenging off-road routes. In the same area it is possible to admire the Audi RS Q e-tron of the Dakar, next to the DesertX with a special Audi-inspired livery.

Also in the Adventure Area, the E-MTB race was held on Ducati TK-01RRs, which saw nine riders challenge each other in an electrifying competition on a dirt track specially prepared for the occasion. Victory in the final went to Federico Caricasulo, Supersport rider with Althea Racing, just a few seconds ahead of Oli Bayliss, son of the legendary Troy. On the third step of the podium was Régis Laconi, one of Ducati’s historic Superbike riders. 

Autograph sessions with Ducati riders of the past and meetings with Ducati legends are the protagonists of the International Village, the meeting point for Ducatisti from all over the world where activities and experiences organized by Ducati branches and DOCs find their home.

There are already many fans who are having fun with FantaWDW, the web-app game to create your own team of riders on which to make a prediction of victory for the Lenovo Race of Champions. By scanning the QR Codes hidden in the circuit, you earn credits that can be spent to enter your team. After the legendary challenge between the Ducati riders, the ranking of the players who participated in FantaWDW will be available on the Ducati website and on the screens on the circuit.

In conjunction with the opening of WDW2022, a new Ducati dealership was inaugurated within the Misano circuit, a special garage for the sale of motorcycles, clothing and accessories that aims to become the point of reference for assistance to all fans of the racing world attending the Misano World Circuit and beyond. Bull Bikes, already a dealer for the provinces of Rimini, Brescia, Modena and Reggio Emilia, is responsible for the development of the project. The new Ducati dealership will remain open for all the days of the event.

The complete program with t he calendar of all WDW events is available on the Ducati website.

In the dedicated section of the website it is still possible to buy tickets to t ake part in the eleventh edition of WDW, which also include the evening main events: The Scrambler Beach Party on Friday night with DJ Set by Benny Benassi and the Saturday night show with the riders on stage and followed by the music of Meduza.

On the occasion of World Ducati Week, the Telegram channel @DucatiOfficial has been intro duced. Subscribers to the channel will be updated on logistical details, time schedules, event programme and much more. To register, simply click the link in the dedicated banner on the Ducati website or frame the QR code on the flyers in the Welcome Kit or the QR Codes present at the check-in points and in the circuit.

#LetsRideAsOne # WDW2022

New National Political Party: Unicorn Party

 On Wednesday, March 23, 2022, the eleven founding members of the Unicorn Party met to vote on the formation of a new national party in the United States. During the meeting, founding members voted to nominate Jasmine Sherman for presidential candidate and Jared Budlong for Alabama Governor.

The Unicorn Party is an independent political party that is directly focused on the equity and inclusion of the people. “Uni” is Latin for “one,” which is meant to echo the tone of solidarity and is demonstrated by the mythical creature’s single horn. Inclusion has been the position through the formation of this party. The nature of this project is inclusive and promotes dignity and welfare for all who reside within our country. It was founded based on the idea that we will stand as a united front as we work together harmoniously to create equality for everyone. The unicorn’s single horn is a symbolic reminder that we can work towards one common goal. America has long since gone without a human rights centered political party, and we are it.

“I am so tired of going along to get along. I am so tired of being held back by everyone else’s fears. As a marginalized member of this society, it’s not OK for us to continue waiting for non-marginalized people to be brave enough to take the steps we need to get us the change that we need,” said Jasmine Sherman. “This party was started to address the systemic issues that we see every day in this nation. It is time for us to be the change we are tired of waiting for.”

For more information about the Unicorn Party, please visit or email


Emma Brescia, Communications Director

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