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National Public Lands Day 2018: Get free admission to national parks Saturday

Want to experience the great outdoors this weekend? You're in luck: Hundreds of parks across the country are offering free admission Saturday, Sept. 22, for National Public Lands Day.

According to the National Park Service, the event, held each year on September's fourth Saturday, "celebrates the connection between people and green space in their community, inspires environmental stewardship, and encourages use of open space for education, recreation and general health." The event is marking its 25th anniversary this year.

>> See a list of participating parks here

Although participating parks will waive admission fees Saturday, they may still charge for concessions, camping, tours or other services, KGUN reported.

Several parks also will be holding volunteer projects. If you'd like to participate, "you will receive a fee-free day coupon to be used on a future date," the National Park Service said.

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Park-goers are encouraged to share photos on social media with the hashtags #NPLD, #FindYourPark and #NPSVolunteer.

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Hall of Fame Game 2018: What time, what channel, how to watch Bears vs. Ravens in NFL preseason opener

The 2018 NFL preseason officially starts Thursday, August 2 with the Hall of Fame game between the Baltimore Ravens and Chicago Bears. 

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The Hall of Fame game will be broadcast on NBC at 8 p.m. at the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio.

Oddsmakers are projecting a low-score, but tight game, Forbes reported

The Ravens are a 2.5-point favorite to win the first preseason game.

The 2018 Hall of Fame class will officially be inducted Thursday, WJZ reported. The class includes legends Ray Lewis, Brian Urlacher and Randy Moss, among others.

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OVERCHUCK LAWFIRM’S 11TH ANNUAL CITY SKIP DAY

When: Friday, August 17th, 2018

Where: Wall St Plaza 

Time: 12 PM ‘till the beer runs out!

It’s Overchuck Law Firm’s City Skip Day! Mark your calendar for Friday, August 17th and get your excuses ready so you don’t miss out on a day full of fun, friends, and drinks!

BACK TO SCHOOL BASH 2018

FOR MANY LOCAL FAMILIES, BACK TO SCHOOL CAN BE A FINANCIAL BURDEN AND MANY STUDENTS DON’T HAVE THE TOOLS THEY NEED TO START THE SCHOOL YEAR. 

 

POWER 95.3, 9 Family Connection and Hope Now Foundation want to help thousands of local students receive health screenings, backpacks and resources they need at the Back to School Bash on Sunday, July 29th at the Amway Center from 10am-2pm. 

 

You can sponsor a student for just $20! Help us make sure they have the tools they need for a successful school year! 

CLICK HERE TO DONATE: http://www.hopenowinternational.org/donate.cfm 

The 2018 event is not just about backpacks; there's fun, face painting and performances. There will also be free dental, vision and hearing screenings, as well as free haircuts!

Join us on Sunday, July 29th at the Amway Center from 10am-2pm for the Back To School Bash 2018!

LeBron James Los Angeles mural defaced

Apparently not everyone is happy that LeBron James is joining the Los Angeles Lakers. Fans of King James put up a King of LA mural, but a fan of the team offered $300 to someone who would destroy it, Sports Illustrated reported.

An unidentified person took the person who put up the bounty, only identified as Lakers Fanbase, up on the offer, according to SI.

>>Read: LeBron James to sign four-year, $154 million deal with Los Angeles Lakers

Photos of the graffiti-covered mural hit social media, saying “a LeBron-hating Laker fanatic put out a contract to get this mural of #LeBronJames vandalized today in California. Dude need to get extra security around town. The hate is real,” according to Bleacher Report.

The graffiti included “we don’t want you” and 3-6 referring to James’ record in the NBA finals, according to Bleacher Report.

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The mural was fixed shortly after the vandalism, CBS Sports reported.

Ichiro dons fake mustache, hoodie to sit in Mariners' dugout

A mysterious man was sitting in the Seattle Mariners’ dugout Thursday night, sporting a bushy mustache and wearing a hoodie. 

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And shades -- shades reminiscent of Bobby Valentine’s failed disguise in 1999 when he was ejected from a game and tried to sneak back into the dugout.

The mystery man was no stranger to Mariners fans -- Ichiro Suzuki, now an executive in the Seattle front office.

Suzuki sneaked into the Seattle dugout Thursday to watch the first inning of the Mariners’ game at Yankee Stadium against the New York Yankees, The New York Post reported.

"He was perfect. I never would have known it was him,'' Valentine texted to the The Associated Press.

Officially, Suzuki, 44, is not allowed to be in the dugout during games, ESPN reported. He was removed from the Mariners’ roster in May and moved into the front office as a special assistant to the team chairman, the AP reported.

AP photographer Bill Kostroun spotted Suzuki hiding in the dugout during the first inning. He had exited the dugout by the second inning as the Mariners lost 4-3 to the Yankees.Perhaps Suzuki had dropped a hint when he moved into his new position.

"During the game I will be doing the same preparations I've been doing the entire time. Nothing is going to change for me that I did as a player," Suzuki said. "But I can't say for certain that maybe I won't put on a beard and glasses and be like Bobby Valentine and be in the dugout."

Valentine, who was managing the New York Mets in 1999, was ejected from a game in the 12th inning. He later put on a fake mustache and sunglasses and attempted to sit in the dugout.

Valentine was caught and was suspended for two games. He also was fined $5,000.

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