Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City welcomes back The 75th Annual Maxwell Football Club Awards to take place on Friday, March 2.  Stanford University Quarterback Andrew Luck is slated to accept the prestigious 75th Annual Maxwell Award, during the Club’s National Awards Dinner banquet at 7:30pm that eveningTickets are priced from $300 per person to $3,500 for a table of 12 and can be purchased on the Club's website at www.maxwellfootballclub.org or by calling 215-643-3833.

“Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City is proud to host the 75th Annual Maxwell Football Club Awards and celebrate the incredible achievements of such gifted athletes,” said John Smith, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City and former Maxwell Award recipient. “We are extremely honored to be part of this highly-regarded ceremony and look forward to providing top-notch hospitality to all attendees and guests throughout the weekend.”

The Maxwell Football Club is a member of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA). The NCFAA was founded in 1997 as a coalition of the major collegiate football awards to protect, preserve and enhance the integrity, influence and prestige of the game's predominant awards. The NCFAA encourages professionalism and the highest standards for the administration of its member awards and the selection of their candidates and recipients. For more information, visit the association's official website, ncfaa.org.

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The Maxwell Football Club is the oldest football club of its kind in America and has presented the Maxwell Award since 1937 when Clint Frank of Yale University was named as the first winner of the trophy. Notable past winners of the award include Chuck Bednarik (Penn), Davey O'Brien (TCU), Glenn Davis (Army), Charlie Trippi (Georgia), John Lattner (Notre Dame), Tommy McDonald (Oklahoma), Roger Staubach (Navy), John Cappeletti (Penn State), Tony Dorsett (Pitt), Hugh Green (Pitt), Herschel Walker (Georgia), Barry Sanders (Oklahoma State), Peyton Manning (Tennessee), Drew Brees (Purdue), Eli Manning (Ole Miss), Tim Tebow (Florida) and Cam Newton (Auburn).

The Maxwell Football Club also has a long history of community involvement in supporting the growth of football at the high school level through coach and player education, scholarships, safety programs and other educational outreach endeavors. Ron Jaworski serves as the Club's President and Mark Wolpert is the organizations Executive Director. Information on the Club's programs, events and membership options can be found at www.maxwellfootballclub.org or by calling 215-643-3833.

A free and open to the public conference will be held to present the award winners on Friday, March 2, 2012 at 11:30am in the Concert Venue at Harrah’s Resort

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey will team up with Seton Hall University School of Law’s Investor Advocacy Project and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation for a free seminar on sound investment practices. 

The event, which is open to the public, is hosted by Stockton’s School of Business, the Stockton Center on Successful Aging (SCOSA) and the Stockton Center for Economic Literacy.  It will take place from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey’s Campus Center Board of Trustees Room.  Free ample parking is available in parking lots 2 or 3 at the campus here. 

“In today’s economy, smart investing practices are more essential than ever before,” said Stockton Associate Professor of Business Studies Marilyn Vito.  “People need to learn the principles of proper investing, how to determine if they have been victimized by investment fraud, legal options and other key considerations.  This seminar aims to de-mystify investing and help people take control of their investment strategies.”

The event is free and open to the public, although pre-registration is required.  Please call (609) 652-4534 for more information or to register.

 The Wildwoods Convention Center will again host the annual Cheer Tech National Cheerleading and Dance Championships inside the Oceanfront Arena on Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11.

This entertaining and exciting two-day event will include recreation, high school, college, open and all-star divisions, featuring teams from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and Delaware. All teams will compete on a 54’ by 42’ spring floor and perform amazing aerial and acrobatic feats in hopes of winning the judges’ votes. All performances will be choreographed to music and sound effects, and winning teams will be awarded trophies and banners.

Competition begins at 9 a.m. daily. Daily admission price is $15 for adults, $10 for children 10 and under, and FREE for children 3 and under.

Cheer Tech will also return to the Wildwoods Convention Center on Saturday, April 14 for the Elite Cheer Championship ‘Shore Show Down’, and on Sunday, April 15 for the ‘Beast of the East’ Cheerleading Competition.  

For additional information, call 1-866-52-CHEER or visit www.CheerTech.net. For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 800-992-9732.            

St. Lucia's award-winning plantation resort in the old colonial town of Soufrière threw its support this week behind a gala celebrating its country's independence.

The Fond Doux Holiday Plantation resort signed on as a sponsor of St. Lucia's 33rd Anniversary of Independence Gala set for this Saturday, February 25 at Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn, New York.

"It's a distinct honor to join the Saint Lucia Foundation, our nationals in New York, the government and the private sector to support our island's independence celebrations," said Mrs. Eroline Lamontagne, the resort's co-owner.