July 2017 Around Town

James Taylor at The Star

You don’t want to miss out on seeing this legendary singer/songwriter James Taylor & His All-Star Band with special guest Bonnie Raitt and her band. They are coming to Ford Center on Monday, July 31, 2017. This will mark the first concert at Ford Center, which opened in August 2016.  Tickets are on sale to the public at Ticketmaster.com.

Frisco Freedom Fest

Frisco Freedom Fest 2017 is Tuesday, July 4. Don’t miss your once-in-a-year chance to celebrate our nation’s birthday with fantastic food, great music and aaahhh-worthy fireworks! This is the fireworks display not to miss!

Lebanon Trail High School 
Students Win Grand Prize 
for National Competition

Inspired students from Frisco ISD recently gathered at Park Place Lexus Plano to share their passion in science, technology, engineering and math as the grand prize winner in the high school category for the Lexus Eco Challenge. The “Second Chance Band” from Lebanon Trail High School was the top winner among the 30 finalists in the national competition. To address landfills filling up with trash across the United States and the increase of ocean trash pollution, “Second Chance Band” made an impact in their community and worldwide with a unique upcycling project using trash and other discarded objects to create instruments.  The team’s focus was to educate the community of landfill stress and demonstrate the value for trash through a culture of upcycling and re-purposing. During their research, the team learned how different instruments are made and the materials required. They found that these materials could all be found in a landfill. vThe team collected old instruments and upcycled trash to build and refurbish all different types of instruments including flutes, violins, guitars, trumpets and percussion. The Grand Prize-winning team earned $30,000. The team divides the grand prize: a $7,000 grant for the school, a $3,000 grant for the team’s teacher advisor, and $20,000 in scholarships for the students to share. This prize money, in addition to $10,000 the school previously was awarded, brings the total prize money to $40,000.

Cowboys Fit is Open!

The wait is over. One of the most state of the art and equipped gyms is now open; and in our very backyard. Cowboys Fit held it’s ribbon cutting event last month with our new Mayor Cheney alongside the Jones’ family. This facility will offer members a three story, 60,000 ft facility that holds cutting edge fitness equipment and recovery innovations used by the likes of The Dallas Cowboys players which allow each person to train like a professional athlete. The space includes a rooftop pool, nutrition bar and cryotherapy stations to recover. It’s a place you have to see for yourself. Currently, Cowboys Fit memberships are $88 per month for individuals, $138/month for couples. These can be purchased online at CowboysFit.com.