From left, students Darren Sheldon, Beau Makarewicz and
Michael Turk worked the Palmer College booth at a Daytona
Cubs game last spring. They handed out Clinic information and
other items, and answered questions from visitors to their table.
All three students have since graduated.
For five months of the year, Jackie Robinson Ballpark, home of
the Daytona Cubs, is the place to be in the Daytona Beach area.
Named after the pioneering Jackie Robinson, the ballpark doubles
as a museum to the legendary ballplayer and is the site of
his first professional baseball game. As the Florida State League
affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, the team boasts the league’s best
attendance and it’s safe to say that the surrounding community
has embraced the ball club.
“I think we’re a great place for families to have fun at an affordable
price,” said recently promoted Daytona Cubs General
Manager Brady Ballard. “We’re also a great venue for businesses
and organizations to partner with and expose area residents to
their products and services.”
Palmer’s Florida Campus recently concluded its fifth straight
year of partnering with the Cubs. Palmer sponsors the Cub’s
Family Section, a no-alcohol seating area designed for families
with young children. However, the relationship doesn’t end
there. On a regular basis throughout the season, the Palmer
College Clinics host a display table at the ballpark to educate
the public about chiropractic and promote the availability of
the Outpatient Clinic.
The College also has outings for Palmer students, employees
and their families at the historic park located on scenic City
Island. An added benefit is that Palmer College is featured in all
print and electronic advertising at the ballpark. Also the annual
“Palmer Paints the Towne” road race begins and ends at the
ballpark located in the heart of Daytona Beach. Finally, Cubs
players have the option of visiting the Clinic for complimentary
“It’s an absolutely wonderful relationship where thousands of
people get acquainted with Palmer College in an unbeatable
setting,” said Marketing and Public Relations Communications
Specialist Ted Nikolla.