8th Annual P.A.R.O.T. Bowling Tournament at Sawgrass Lanes

Join in on the latest special event by the Parks and Recreation Foundation of Tamarac, better known as P.A.R.O.T.! The fun happens on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Sawgrass Lanes, 8501 N. University Drive, Tamarac. Cost of $45/adult bowler includes 2 hours of bowling, shoes, wings, pizza, beverages, raffles, and prizes. All proceeds benefit the Foundation, a 501c3 whose mission is to enhance Tamarac Parks and Recreation programs and facilities through partnership and fundraising. Pre-register by October 1st as a team in order to receive a commemorative T-shirt. Sponsorships available.  Please call (954) 597-3632 for more information and to register or complete and submit the registration form.


P.A.R.O.T. Awards Libio, Carr, Boos Scholarships

On August 5, 2019, the Parks and Recreation Foundation of Tamarac awarded $1,000 scholarships to two (2) deserving City of Tamarac Summer Camp staff for the 4th consecutive year. This year, Alexandria Domingo and Destiny Rochester were awarded(pictured left are Destiny Rochester-L and Alexandria Domingo-R). Alexandria will be entering the Masters Degree Program in Exceptional Student Education at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus. Destiny will be entering her sophomore year at Harvard University.

The Libio, Carr, Boos Scholarships were created by P.A.R.O.T. in 2016 to honor Vincenzo Libio, Morgan Carr, and Kevin Boos who died in an automobile accident on September 9, 2015 in Tallahassee. These three individuals lived their lives representative of the mission of the Parks and Recreation Foundation! Vincenzo and Morgan were long-time City of Tamarac camp counselors serving as great role models for the kids. Kevin was a long-time volunteer with City of Tamarac sports programs, and also serving as a great role model for all participants.

In addition to academic achievements, the scholarship award winners are scored on their extracurricular activity and community service involvement.

On behalf of P.A.R.O.T., congratulations to Alexandria and Destiny and thank you to the families of Vincenzo, Morgan, and Kevin for their continued involvement in the City of Tamarac.


Parks and Recreation Foundation  Sponsors Camp for Youth Football League

The Parks and Recreation Foundation recently sponsored a two-night clinic for the Tamarac Cougars Youth Football League. P.A.R.O.T. provided sponsorship in the amount of $4,500 toward the cost of the clinic while the City of Tamarac provided additional funds towards the clinic and the cost of camp shirts. The clinic provided instruction on safety in football, stressing the Heads Up concept for tackling and blocking that has been shown to mitigate the number concussions. Without the support of P.A.R.O.T. the City of Tamarac would not have been able to fund this important training for the youth football participants.

As reported by the President of the Tamarac Youth Football League: First I would like to share Thank You for having our Youth Football teams participate in the Football Clinic. Out of the 275 football players we have registered a little over 200 kids showed up and participated each day. Between activities and lessons that they learned between both days it was a great experience. The high performers received awards at the end of the training and that just sealed the deal for them. The trainers split the kids up by age so that each of them would receive their needed attention. Our coaches participated, as well, and they themselves learned a few drills to utilize during our day to day practices. Thank you so much for this opportunity, it was great appreciated.

Michelle Thomas, President – Tamarac Youth Football


8th Annual P.A.R.O.T. Golf Tournament Scheduled for Friday, May 3, 2019

at Woodmont Country Club

Please join the Parks and Recreation Foundation of Tamarac for their 8th Annual P.A.R.O.T. Golf Tournament on Friday, may 3, 2019 at Woodmont Country Club, 7801 N.W. 80th Avenue, Tamarac, FL.

“Fore” more info, please see the flier. Make note early bird registration ends 4/2/19.


2018 Summer Camp Staff Memorial Scholarship Recipients, L’nique Noel and Destiny Rochester

Memorial Scholarship Awards

Congratulations are in order for L’nique Noel and Destiny Rochester, the 2018 Memorial Scholarship Recipients for summer camp staff. L’nique is a student at Savanah State University and Destiny will be attending Harvard University in the fall. Each recipient received $1,000 towards their college expenses at a special awards ceremony on August 6, 2018, at Tamarac Park where both of these outstanding young ladies work for the Tamarac Summer Camp program.

The Libio-Carr-Boos Scholarships are in memory of three outstanding individuals who the City of Tamarac were lucky enough to have as summer camp staff members and youth program volunteers. The Parks and Recreation Foundation of Tamarac has funded three $1,000 scholarships annually, honoring Cenzo, Morgan and Kevin. Two of the scholarships are awarded to current year Tamarac summer camp staff attending college and one is awarded to a graduating Taravella High School student.


Operation Swim

The Operation Swim even held on Saturday, May 19, 2018, was sponsored by P.A.R.O.T. The event featured water activities, learn to swim techniques, survival basics, and more.


Scoreboard Dedication

Dedication of a the new scoreboard at the Caporella Aquatic Center was held during the a spring Splash Bash event. The Splash Bash was held on Saturday, April 7th, from Noon to 4:00 p.m. with the scoreboard taking place at 12:30 p.m. The Parks and Recreation Foundation of Tamarac purchased and donated the scoreboard which will be used during swim meetings, by the Tamarac Swim Team, and during other special events.


2018 Golf Tournament

Please make plans to join us on Friday, May 4, 2018 at Woodlands County Club, 4600 Woodlands Blvd., Tamarac, FL. Registration at 11:00 a.m. with a Shotgun Start at 12:00 p.m. Festivities Rain or Shine!

  • Scramble Format
  • Prizes will be awarded for winning teams; prizes will also be awarded for men’s and women’s longest drive and closest to the pin
  • Raffle prizes, putting contest, Hole in One contest, & much more
  • Tournament registration fee includes Light Lunch, Goodie Bag, Golf Shirt, and Dinner
  • Sponsorship opportunities start at $150 for Tee & Green Hole Sponsors
  • ALL proceeds benefit the P.A.R.O.T. Foundation
  • Early Bird Registration $110 by 3/30/18
  • Cost: $125/player
  • Credit cards accepted

For tournament information or registration, please contact Linda Probert at 954-597-3632.

The P.A.R.O.T. Foundation is a 501(c)3 whose mission is to enhance Tamarac Parks and Recreation facilities and programs through partnerships and fundraising.The funds raised will provide funding for youth program scholarships, playground equipment, and parks and recreation events.