Super Bowl for folks with Special Needs

Press Release – No Limitations, a local organization that provides athletic and social opportunities for the special needs community in Central Texas, and D1 Waco, the home of athletic based training for adults and scholastics located in Waco’s elite state of the art training facility, team up for the 4th time to host the 2020 No Limitations Super Bowl IV. The No Limitations flag football and cheer league opens up volunteer opportunities to the community, local high schools, Baylor University, and other various organizations. The entire community is invited to attend the event. The season kicked off in early January with a Meet the Stars event, “Where athletes with special needs are seated at the table and the community comes out to get their autographs,” said Kevin Engelbrecht, GM of D1 Waco. “We treat them like the stars they really are.”

To wrap up a successful season, No Limitations will have their very own 2020 Super Bowl IV, hosted by D1 Waco. No Limitations was founded in 2014 and hosted its first Super Bowl in 2016. In 2017, a perfect partnership was formed with D1 Training – Waco.

On Saturday, February 15, four games will be played on the facility’s artificial turf featuring over 100 football players, cheerleaders, and celebrity quarterbacks from the community. The event will begin with a pre-game at 12pm and will offer food, fun, and games for the entire family. Kick-off for the first game will be at 12:30pm.

Special Guests include:

  • Title Sponsor: Red River Athletic Conference, Commissioner Tony Stigliano
  • Leon ISD State Championship Cheer Squad
  • Baylor University Spirit Squad & Mascots
  • Austin Underwood of Austin’s Underdawgs
  • Joy Pruitt with Waco Rocks
  • Baylor Helping Hands
  • Baylor Delta Phi
  • Challenger League Baseball
  • Troop No Limitations
  • Elite Therapy Center

…and more to be announced in coming days!

What: 2020 No Limitations SuperBowl IV

When:  Saturday, February 15, 2020

Where:  D1 Training – Waco (5100 Franklin Ave Suite B, Waco, TX 76710)

Time: Pregame 12pm, Kick-off 12:30

Cost: Free

For more information contact Coleen Heaton, Executive Director, No Limitations, Inc., ​254.723.3828 , nolimitationswaco@gmail.com

Better Living for Texans: Oh-so-lively citrus fruit

By Lindsey Breunig

In 2020, the Better Living for Texans posts will continue, and we are excited to announce that monthly posts will start focusing on a seasonal fruit or vegetable.  Material shared will include the nutritional value/benefits, how to select and store, cook and use, and other fun facts regarding the chosen fruit or vegetable! Have a request? Feel free to share and let us know!

Per USDA dietary guidelines it is recommended we consume 1 – 2 Cups of fruit daily. Fruit may be fresh, canned, frozen, or dried, and may be whole, cut-up, or pureed, it all counts! In general 1 cup of fruit or 100% fruit juice, or ½ cup of dried fruit can be considered as 1 cup from the Fruit Group.  Like vegetables, we want a variety of color on our plate and in our diet, one way to vary your plate is by choosing fruits that are in season! As we transition into the winter months one may traditionally label winter colors as “darker” and “warmer,” but today’s highlighted fruit is not the case! Winter season is “when you’ll find the bright greens, eye-popping yellows, and oh-so-lively oranges.” Let’s bring out the bright colors and talk about citrus fruits!

Citrus includes but is not limited to oranges. Other types of citrus fruits are lemons, limes, mandarins (tangerines), grapefruit, and kumquats. (source) When shopping for citrus look for a peel that is smooth in texture versus a thicker bumpy peel. Avoid citrus that has soft or mushy spots. Citrus fruits come from a tree and do not continue to ripen once they are picked. For juicy citrus choose a heavier a fruit, and for good flavor take a whiff and know a sweet fragrance often means good flavor. For continued best quality of the fruit, store in the refrigerator’s crisping drawer. Citrus will keep in the fridge for several weeks compared to a few days to a week if stored on the counter. (Source). Citrus fruits are high in vitamin C and folate. Vitamin C is important for growth and repair of all body tissues, helps heal cuts and wounds, and keeps teeth and gums healthy. When it comes to citrus fruits there are a range of options available.

Orange juice is a common staple for many, but one must use caution to ensure it is not the only source of fruit. Juice should make up half or less of total recommended fruit or vegetable intake. Whole or cut-up fruit will provide dietary fiber and reduce sugar intake when compared to juice. Think about how many oranges it takes to make a cup of juice – about 3 oranges! Though naturally occurring, the sugar from one orange compared to a cup of juice adds up quick!  If you don’t mind the flavor, try cutting your juice with water to reduce sugar. Additionally, when selecting juice, read the nutritional label on the back to verify there are 0g of Added Sugars.

Precut fruit can be convenient and a great snack option, but often has a higher price tag. Luckily during citrus season mandarin (tangerine) oranges are often on sale and make for a great snack.  Trying to find the best deal? Always compare the unit price to see the best deal. See the example below, what would you choose?

 Inspired to add more citrus into your winter cooking? Check out some of these great recipes!


Lindsey Breunig is a graduate of Baylor University and currently works as the Better Living for Texans Educator for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. She is originally from Grapevine, TX and now calls Waco home. Here in Waco she loves to venture out to Cameron Park, visit the local Farmers Market, and try out the awesome eateries in Waco. If you see her and hear a loud bark, that’s her pup Lucy just saying hello.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — SNAP. To learn more about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or to apply for benefits, visit www.yourtexasbenefits.com

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