The 2009 Pasco Sheriff's Golf Classic is scheduled for Nov. 2 at Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club. The cost to participate is $150 per person or $600 per foursome. Included in the price will be breakfast rolls and juice, 18 holes of golf, followed by a catered lunch at Lake Jovita's fine dining area.
Proceeds from the Sheriff's Golf Classic funds valuable youth programs. In the past, those programs have included the Pasco Police Athletic League, Youth Services Program, Explorer's Post, Safety Town, the anti-drug awareness program D.A.R.E., and Gang Resistance Education and Training (GREAT).
The tournament is being held at Lake Jovita for the fifth year in a row. Interested participants need to pay the entry fee and turn in registration forms by Oct. 30. Online registration is available at www.PascoSheriff.com or call 1-800-854-2862, ext. 3376 for information.
MORE GOLF: The Port Richey Rotary will hold its annual golf tournament at 1 p.m. Oct. 31. The scramble format tournament will be held at River Ridge Golf Club and costs $60 per person. Registration will be held at noon and the proceeds will benefit several charities. For information or to sign up, call Joe Maceda at (727) 457-7762.
AND EVEN MORE GOLF: Catholic Charities' fifth annual golf tournament is Oct. 30 at the Dunes Golf Club at Seville, with proceeds going toward building the Arnold Andrews Northern Counties Service Center for Pasco, Hernando and Citrus. Registration begins at 11 a.m., buffet lunch at 11:30 a.m. and shotgun start at 1 p.m. There will be games, prizes, a raffle-style auction and special prizes for a hole-in-one. Cost is $60 per player. For information call (352) 686-9897 ext. 25.
FLAG FOOTBALL: i9 sports is now conducting open registration for its Winter Flag Football League. Everyone plays and there are no tryouts. Registration is open to boys and girls ages 4-15, with fields located in Land O'Lakes, Hudson and New Port Richey. The season will run from early January through mid March. Register online at www.i9sports.com or call Jimmy Barbarise 813-532-1507.
CYCLOCROSS: Cyclocross, racing that includes riding a bike and quickly dismounting to carry it through extreme terrain, is coming to Little Everglades Ranch in Dade City on Nov. 8. The ranch will host a race that will test racers' skills with elevation changes and fast downhill sections. For information on the race, call (813) 713-1462.
OFFICIALS WANTED: The West Central Official's Association is looking for officials for basketball and softball for the 2009-10 season. For information on basketball call Joe Wajerski at (352) 442-3104; for softball call Ed McGinley at (727) 809-0330.
SOCCER: United Soccer League will once again host its USL Soccerfest at Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex and Ed Radice Sports Complex in Tampa. The Soccerfest involves the best youth teams from around the country including those in USL's Super Y League, which will play its 11th annual final at the event. The tournament runs from Nov. 19-24 and involves an open Five-a-Side Frenzy in which any player, regardless of skill level, can compete. Registration for the five-man team event is open with limited space. For information, visit www.uslsoccerfest.com or call (813) 963-3909.
TABLE TENNIS: The Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex is looking for serious table tennis players, ages 16 and up. Free play sessions run from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and from 6 to 8:45 p.m. Fridays. Participants need a paddle and a 3-star ball to participate. For information, call (813) 929-1220.
VOLLEYBALL: The Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex offers open play volleyball nights for players age 16 and older from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays. For information, call (813) 929-1220.