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Pillars in Progress: The High 5 Commitment to Community Partnership

By |2021-06-03T19:21:03+00:00November 22nd, 2020|BSAC Community, BSAC Mission, BSAC News, Featured|

In the last eight months, little has remained the same in the way we live, learn, and play. Yet, the anxiety and apprehension most of us feel has begun to fade slightly. The upside isn’t about taking unnecessary risks in advancing the spread of the Coronavirus; it’s about advancing a greater sense of balance in the cause of life itself for individuals and families throughout our region.

At High 5, that’s what we do.

Since 1963, we’ve been a family-first sports and aquatics facility that’s gone above and beyond the norm to make

BSAC (High 5) Selected as Finalist for Non-Profit of the Year!

By |2021-06-03T19:24:58+00:00June 17th, 2020|BSAC Community, BSAC Events, BSAC News, Featured|

The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce announced the finalists for its 2020 Business Excellence Awards this past week, and drum roll, please… BSAC/High 5 has been tapped as a finalist for their prestigious Non-Profit of the Year Award.

“This is a tremendous honor for our organization,” said CEO Chuck Burgess. “There are so many hard working, impactful and deserving non-profits in our area, and to be considered one of the best is a testament to our board team, leadership and staff teams, volunteers, donors, sponsors, partners and families

Virtual Swim League and Junior Olympic Games Swim Event – Coming to High 5!

By |2021-06-03T19:29:20+00:00June 5th, 2020|Aquatics, BlueWave, BSAC Events, BSAC News, Featured|

BSAC Director of Swimming, Rich Rogers, and the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) have successfully secured the rights to host a global Virtual Swim League (VSL), this summer at the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center. Swimmers can compete in this event by way of the “Virtual Swim League” (VSL); structured by Coach Rich and the AAU. BSAC will hold three (3) VSL events throughout June and early July.

The season will end with BSAC hosting a swim event for the Junior Olympic Games. This will be a “blended” event—held onsite and virtually.

“This event

Food Drive Challenge

By |2021-06-03T19:33:04+00:00April 16th, 2020|BSAC Events, BSAC News, Featured|

BSAC would like to thank everyone who participated in BSAC’s Community Partnership with the Rotary Club of Brandon Food Drive supporting ECHO!  The Food Drive was a huge success and would have not been possible without each of your donations!  BSAC collected over 1,370 lbs. of food and supplies for ECHO’s families!  The Rotary Club of Brandon collected over 2,000 lbs. along with $3000 donated in monetary gifts!  Families and Individuals in our community will benefit greatly from this food drive and will now have access to food and

TRIDENT Treasure Gala – February 15 2020

By |2021-05-25T16:17:03+00:00February 5th, 2020|BSAC News, BSAC Programs, BSAC Sponsors, BSAC Stories, Events, Featured, Fundraiser, TRIDENT|

Dear Friends of BSAC,

BSAC would like to thank you for your interest in our upcoming fundraiser, The Trident Treasure Gala, which will take place Saturday, February 15, 2020, at The Regent in Riverview. We anticipate an outstanding evening with more than 425 guests in attendance.

The Trident Treasure Gala will be our signature event of the year. Guests and sponsors will enjoy a sit-down dinner and open bar, all while dressed in their favorite pirate attire! Guests will also be able to bid on unique items in our silent and live auctions.

BSAC Partners with Livingstone Academy

By |2020-02-12T18:00:46+00:00January 31st, 2020|Adult Programs, BSAC Childcare, BSAC Community, BSAC Events, BSAC Family, BSAC Members, BSAC Mission, BSAC News, BSAC Partners, BSAC Programs, BSAC Sponsors, BSAC Sports, BSAC Stories, Facility Rental, Featured, Staff, Tennis For Fun!, TRIDENT|

BSAC and Livingstone Academy have long been leaders for special needs education in Hillsborough County. Now, they join forces in a new partnership, filling a gap in much-needed services for special needs students and adults.

Chuck Burgess (CEO of BSAC) and Chris Pello (CEO Livingstone Schools) met in Leadership Brandon through the Chamber of Commerce in 2014. They quickly built a professional relationship after discovering their common interest in serving the special needs community. As Livingstone Schools continued to grow, so did their need for more space. Livingstone Schools opened its fourth

BSAC After-School Experience Newsletter January 31, 2020

By |2020-02-05T18:15:22+00:00January 31st, 2020|Activities at Barrington, Activities at Bevis, Activities at Brooker, Activities at BSAC (All-Stars), Activities at Fishhawk Creek, Activities at Kingswood, Activities at Mann Middle, Activities at Stowers, Activities Lithia Springs, After-school, All-Stars Newsletter, BSAC Childcare, BSAC Community, BSAC News, BSAC Programs, Early Learning, Featured, Field Trips, Holiday Camps, VPK|

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Leadership Team Retreat

By |2020-01-14T21:20:47+00:00January 14th, 2020|Aquatics, BSAC Community, BSAC Events, BSAC Family, BSAC Members, BSAC Mission, BSAC News, BSAC Partners, BSAC Programs, BSAC Stories, Featured, Staff|

The BSAC Leadership Team recently met for a two-day retreat in preparation for our best year yet! All departments came together for team bonding exercises, communication strategies, and of course, a little fun. New and veteran employees alike gained valuable coaching and training in addition to insight into the organization’s long-term vision.

On the first day, our team brought out their competitive sides at CQ Tactical. Leaders split up into groups to create team names and strategize winning methods for laser tag and an escape room. Everyone worked together towards a common

Welcome, New BSAC Team Members!

By |2020-01-14T19:08:34+00:00January 14th, 2020|Activities at Brooker, Activities at BSAC (All-Stars), Activities at Fishhawk Creek, Activities at Stowers, After-school, BSAC Childcare, BSAC Community, BSAC Events, BSAC Mission, BSAC News, BSAC Partners, BSAC Programs, BSAC Stories, Featured, Staff|

We are delighted to welcome seven new after-school mentors to the BSAC team! They were carefully selected from a large pool of candidates for their positive attitudes and a strong passion for making a difference. You can learn more about them by reading their bios below. If you or someone you know would be an excellent fit for the BSAC team, please click here to apply!

Originally from Miami, Jose Guerrero will be a BASE mentor at Brooker Elementary! In his spare time, he enjoys playing sports, exploring the outdoors, and taking