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3-on-3 basketball tourney for kids, adults March 19 in Clearwater

Pasco-based MVP Basketball will hold a 3-on-3 tournament for kids and adults March 19 at the Countryside Recreation Center in Clearwater. Ages 11-17 will play from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and adults will play from 12:30 to 5 p.m.

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The price is $60 per team for ages 11-17, and $75 per team for adults. There will be a three-point shootout, prizes, games and trophies for winners and the runnersup.

The registration deadline is March 18. Participants may register at For information, call Chris Kolaxis (727) 644-8779.

RUN/BIKE/WALK: The Alzheimer's Family Organization will hold its 2011 Pasco Challenge today at Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park in New Port Richey. The event will include bike tours of 25K, 50K and 100K. There will be a 1-mile walk/fun run and 5K and 10K foot races. Registrations begin at 6:15 a.m. and will go until 7:45 a.m. Events will begin at 8 a.m. Money raised will benefit individuals with Alzheimer's disease and their families in Pasco County. For information call (727) 848-8888.

BIKE: Gearlink Racing of New Port Richey will host the second-annual Gearlink Cup on Sunday in downtown New Port Richey. The event draws more than 400 cyclists from around the state and will involve riders circumnavigating downtown in a Criterium style race. Cyclists compete for cash prizes and race points, as the event is a sanctioned Florida Road Cycling Association event. The race is spectator friendly and free of charge. For information about the Gearlink Cup, contact Bob Lecznar at (727) 967-5787 or Jared Zimlin at (727) 204-3461.

GOLF: The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation will hold its 17th-annual golf tournament at Emerald Greens Golf Resort in Carrollwood on March 28. The proceeds support scholarships for the children of Marines and Navy Corpsman. Registration for the golf tournament and a complimentary lunch will begin at 11 a.m. followed by an opening ceremony at 12:30 p.m. and a shotgun start immediately after. A dinner, awards ceremony and auction will take place at 6:30 p.m. For information call Maj. Gen. Gene Deegan at (813) 968-9635.

More gOLF: The Lutz-Land O'Lakes Lions Club will hold its Victory for Vision golf tournament on March 26 at The Groves Golf and Country Club in Land O'Lakes. Proceeds from the event will go to benefit Lions of Florida entities. The cost is $75 per golfer or $250 per foursome. The fee includes greens fees, a cart, range balls, goody bags, trophies and a lunch buffet. Space is limited with only 80 spots available. For information, call (813) 996-6856 or (813) 495-8134.

SHERIFF'S SHOOTOUT: Pasco Sheriff Bob White will host a Shotgun Shootout on April 30 at Tampa Bay Sporting Clays, Land O'Lakes, to benefit the Sand Soldiers of America. Cost is $150 a person, or $600 for a team of four; plus sponsorships available. For information call toll-free 1-800-854-2862 ext. 7757.

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