Pensacola, Florida
Saturday December 16th 2017

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Winners & Losers 8/4/16

Winners
Four Seasons Catering & Eatery
This restaurant is the first business in downtown Pensacola to offer free drinks to Pokémon Go players. Charles Mielke and Kelly Greene, owners of Four Seasons, are convinced that giving away bottled water is a good way to keep everyone hydrated and healthy, while promoting their restaurant to people who may not have previous been aware of the restaurant and what they have to offer.

Perdido Key Rotary
This small club was successful in securing a $2,500 grant from the Rotary Foundation to help “Jane’s Closet” at Gulf Coast Kid’s House. GCKH is a child advocacy center assisting victims of child abuse in Escambia County and the Closet serves as a home for new and gently used items donated from the community and available to child clients and their family members.

Kevin Hasselberg
The Pensacola Ice Flyers, the 2016 Southern Professional Hockey League President’s Cup Champions, announced Hasselberg has been named the fourth head coach in franchise history. He is a native of Brooks, Alberta, and comes to the Ice Flyers after spending the past five seasons as the head coach and general manager of the Battlefords North Stars in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. With Hasselberg behind the bench, the North Stars amassed a record of 174-84-24 while winning two division championships and a SJHL regular season championship.

Losers
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
The Florida congresswoman stepped down as Democratic National Party chair. She got booed in front of her home-state delegation during a breakfast at her party’s national convention and pushed off the convention stage entirely. The spiral began when leaked internal party emails raised questions about her impartiality in the presidential primary between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. The emails are believed to have been obtained by Russian hackers.

Alan Grayson
Another Democratic congressman from Florida had almost as bad a week as Wasserman Schultz. Rep. Alan Grayson, who is in a tight U.S. Senate primary race against Rep. Patrick Murphy, had to deal with domestic-abuse allegations by his ex-wife. The allegations led to two progressive groups, Democracy for America and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, withdrawing their endorsements of Grayson.

Jeff Popick
The father of one of “USA Freedom Kids” announced that he plans to sue the Donald Trump campaign for dropping the dance team from several Trump rallies. The three girls from Naples, Fla. performed at Trump’s rally in Pensacola a lip-synced dance routine done to an updated version of “Over There.” Popick said campaign staffers promised him that the girls could have a merchandise table at the Pensacola rally, but that failed to happen. A Youtube video of their performance became fodder for several late-night shows.