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ESPN The Weekend


About 150 miles south of Jacksonville in Orlando, ESPN will be celebrating its fourth-annual ESPN The Weekend extravaganza at Walt Disney World. The ROAR of the Jaguars will be participating for the fourth consecutive year and one of ESPN's special guests will be Jaguars running back Fred Taylor.

The ROAR cheerleaders participating are Tisha, Christie, Danielle, Joni, Liana, Courtney, Erin, and Michelle. ROAR cheerleading manager Christy Stechman Zynda knows that this is an event that is a must-do for the ROAR cheerleaders and the Jaguars every year.

"It is a wonderful opportunity for us to work with both Disney and ESPN on this event," said Zynda. "This will be our fourth year participating and we look forward to our performance and meeting all of the fans who will be in attendance this year."

From March 2-4, ESPN will take over Disney World with live telecasts and tapings of popular shows such as SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight and Cold Pizza. They will also have live radio broadcasts of hit shows Mike and Mike in the Morning and The Dan Patrick Show.

"I am honored to represent The Jacksonville Jaguars for a second year during this All-Star sports filled weekend," said ROAR cheerleader Liana Rothstein. "From welcoming families into the park, to dancing, and perfecting my spiral at the Sports Zone – this year will no doubt be as fun and rewarding as last year."

In addition to the radio and television broadcast, ESPN will host several interactive stations with ESPN Sports Zone, where fans can mingle with celebrities and play their favorite sports games.

The hosts for this year's festivities are Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and former Super Bowl champion Ben Roethlisberger and former San Antonio Spurs and two-time NBA Champion David Robinson.

More than 30 world-class athletes, representing MLB, NBA, NFL and the world of action sports are scheduled to appear. Among those joining Taylor from the NFL are Drew Brees (New Orleans Saints), Tony Gonzalez (Kansas City Chiefs) and Steve Smith (Carolina Panthers). The list of sports celebrities also includes Roger Clemens, Kurt Busch, Tim Hudson and Annika Sorenstam.

ESPN will have its share of celebrities in Orlando with Dan Patrick, Bill Walton, Stuart Scott and Linda Cohn topping the list.

The festivities will also include a live spring training baseball game on March 2nd with the host Atlanta Braves facing the Pittsburgh Pirates at Cracker Jack Stadium located at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista.

ESPN The Weekend is sponsored by Dicks' Sporting Goods and fans can sign up for the dream weekend at

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