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'Ball drop' at golf event will help disadvantaged kids during holidays


Golf event is to help kids at holidays

The Largo Police and Fire departments will partner with Charity Works Inc. to provide gifts to disadvantaged children this holiday season.

Each year, the departments take children on a holiday shopping spree. It's expected more children will be in need this year because of the economic climate, said Largo Police spokesman Lt. Mike Loux.

To raise funds for the outing, Charity Works will hold a "ball drop" from a helicopter as part of its charity golf outing at the Belleair Country Club at 5 p.m. Nov. 19. Golf balls will be dropped from the helicopter and the one that lands closest to a designated hole will win. The numbered golf balls are $10 each.

The grand prize, valued at $20,000, is ownership in a Lake Tahoe vacation resort or a $2,000 cash prize. Attending will be famed boxing trainer Angelo Dundee, former hockey star and Lightning founder Phil Esposito and local sports broadcasting legend Dick Crippen. For information, call Chris Renfrow from Charity Works at (727) 447-2064 or visit the Web site at

Free yoga and tai chi classes are Saturday

A Therapy Above, Centers For Natural Medicine, 1590 Seminole Blvd., Largo, offers the following free Saturday classes.

• 10 to 11 a.m., Yoga with Kris.

• 11 a.m. to noon, Breathe and Stretch with Dr. Dory.

• Noon to 1 p.m., Mixed Tai Chi and Qi Gong with Dr. Simon.

Class size is limited to 20. To register, call (727) 518-2268.

Digestive disorders are discussion topics

A diagnostic clinic physician will discuss "Diverticulitis and Diverticulosis" 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Cypress Palms, 400 Lake Ave., Largo.

For details, call (727) 584-7706.

Spooktacular event is fitting for the family

Plan on a ghoulishly good time at this year's Halloween Spooktacular event at Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive.

The family-friendly event takes place from 4 to 10 p.m. Oct. 24. Join thousands of families as they walk the free trick-or-treat trail and enjoy rides, games, music and concessions.

Entertainment includes Guitar Hero, mechanical bull riding, bounce houses and rock climbing. Kids of all ages cab participate in the Pumpkin Picasso contest. Event wristbands can be purchased at all Largo recreation facilities. The cost is $5 for recreation card holders and $6 without a card. Shuttles will run from Largo High and the Pinellas County School Board office.

For information, call (727)587-6740, ext. 5014, or visit

'Ball drop' at golf event will help disadvantaged kids during holidays 10/06/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 6, 2009 5:29pm]
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