5 things you need to know happening in Florida on Thursday, July 18
8:26 AM, Jul 18, 2013
7:55 AM, Jul 19, 2013
TAMPA - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Thursday, July 17.
(1) United Way Suncoast donation
The estate of Katherine Kinnicutt will donate more than $2 million dollars to United Way Suncoast on Thursday.
Kinnicutt lived modestly in Safety Harbor and worked at Raymond James Financial for more than 25 years. She was inspired by the Raymond James' giving culture.
Upon her death in August 2012, it was discovered she left the vast majority of her estate to United Way Suncoast.
"United Way Suncoast is honored to be the recipient of such a generous gift," said Diana Baker, President and CEO of United Way Suncoast. "Katherine's contribution is a legacy that will serve tens of thousands of deserving people for many years."
The gift of $2,049,499.97 is the largest ever made to United Way Suncoast from an individual donor.
Tom James, CEO of Raymond James, will make the check presentation on behalf of Kinnicutt at the United Way offices in Tampa's West Shore district at 8:45 a.m.
(2) 33rd annual National Veteran Wheelchair Games
The 33rd annual National Veteran Wheelchair Games will conclude on Thursday.
Over 600 veterans have been competing in the world's largest annual multi-sport wheelchair event since Saturday. Athletes come from across the United States, Great Britain and Puerto Rico.
Today's events include at the Tampa Convention Center include boccia, softball, super "G", power soccer, basketball and quad rugby. The archery competition will take place at Raymond James Stadium.
Admission to all events are free and open to the public.