TAMPA - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Tuesday, October 22.
(1) Concussion dangers presentation
Florida Hospital is hosting a presentation titled "Rising Dangers of Concussions: What Every Coach and Parent Should Know" in Wesley Chapel on Tuesday night.
Dr. Jonathan Phillips, a Family and Sports Medicine specialist, will discuss the serious health problems that can develop when concussions are not immediately recognized and properly managed.
He will explain concussion signs and symptoms and what coaches, parents and athletes should do once one has occurred.
The presentation occurs from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel at 2600 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard. A number of former NFL players are scheduled to attend the event.
Reservations are required as space is limited. To register, call (813) 929-5432 or visit cts.vresp.com/c/?FloridaHospitalWesle/66de618fd4/50823aab36/d3d52f1474 .
(2) US 301 construction open house
The Florida Department of Transportation is holding an open house Tuesday night on the ongoing construction improvements to US 301.
When completed, the road will have two through lanes in each direction between Harney Road and Jackson Road. There will also be raised medians and new sidewalks on both sides of the road.
There is one major change drivers will see: left turns will no longer be permitted onto US 301 from the Temple Terrace Youth Complex as well as a number of side roads.
The $21 million construction project is expected to be completed by early 2016.
The open house is taking place from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Florida Department of Transportation's Auditorium located at 11201 N. McKinley Drive in Tampa.
(3) Schrader's Little Cooperstown
A world-class baseball exhibit opens in the St. Petersburg Museum of History on Tuesday.
Schrader's Little Cooperstown features more than 4,600 baseballs, documents, story boards and video screens. It is the largest private collection of autographed baseballs in the world.
The exhibit has artifacts from baseball legends like Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Joe DiMaggio and "Shoeless" Joe Jackson. There are also items from the Negro Leagues and the Women's Professional Baseball League.
The Little Cooperstown exhibit is scheduled to stay at the museum for the next 20 years.
A special ribbon-cutting opening day ceremony for the exhibit takes place at 10:00 a.m.
On loan from collectors Dennis and Mary Schrader, the Little Cooperstown exhibit will enjoy a 20-year run at the St. Petersburg Museum of History.
To learn more about the Schrader's Little Cooperstown, visit www.spmoh.com/visit/exhibits/baseball/ . The St. Petersburg Museum of History is located at 335 2nd Avenue NE in St. Petersburg.
(4) Schenecker Fund fundraiser
Liberty Middle School students will begin a fundraiser on Tuesday for the Calyx and Beau Schenecker Memorial Fund.
Calyx was enrolled in the IB program at King High School and Beau was a student at Liberty when they were murdered in January 2011.
The children's father set up the Memorial Fund to honor them. The fund provides scholarships for promising leaders, athletes, and artists in the Tampa Bay area. In the past two years over $21,000 in scholarships have been granted.
Liberty Middle students will sell cookie dough today through Friday, November 8.
Students in the National Junior Honor Society and Future Business Leaders of America will be visiting classrooms starting at 9:00 a.m. to hand out packets that explain the purpose of the fundraiser.
(5) Mega Millions lottery change
The Florida Lottery wants to inform lottery players of a change with the Mega Million lottery that takes effect with Tuesday's drawing.
The game will now include a higher minimum grand prize, better odds of winning prizes and faster growing jackpots.
The new Mega Millions jackpots will start at $15 million, up from $12 million. Jackpots will grow by at least $5 when no one matches all six numbers drawn. The second prize for matching 5 numbers (but not the Mega Ball) will also increase from $250,000 to $1 million.
The new format will have 75 white balls and just 15 gold Mega Balls used for drawings. With the change in the number of balls being used, the overall odds to win a prize will are now only 1 in 14.71.
Mega Millions drawings occur at 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Fridays. Players can purchase tickets until 10 p.m. ET.
For more information, visit www.megamillions.com .
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