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Children's Charity Golf Invitational is Sept. 20

The 7th Annual Children's Charity Golf Invitational will take place on Sept. 20 at Southern Hills Plantation Club in Spring Hill. The tournament cost is $400 per team or $110 per individual.

Registration and breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. with the tournament at 10 a.m. and a shotgun start. Award presentations and a lunch buffet will follow.

"This year it will help benefit the Spring Hill Children's Bereavement Hospice and First Tee of Brooksville," organizer Richard Sanvanero said. "This is what Kiwanis is all about. There is so much need for us to help out because governments are peeling back social services all the time."

The deadline to register is Sept. 10. To register, visit

For more information, contact Richard Sanvanero at (352) 263-7829 or

BASEBALL: The Hernando County Education Foundation will host a Day with the Rays on Sept. 23 as the Toronto Blue Jays come to town for an end of the season clash. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the foundation and must be purchased directly through their website. Parking for cars with four or more people is free, kids will run the bases after the game and Rays bobbleheads will be presented to the first 10,000 kids under 14. Lower outfield tickets cost $20, with a deadline to purchase of Sept. 20. For tickets, visit For more information, call Frank Zito at (407) 697-0868 or email

TENNIS: The Nature Coast Tennis Foundation will be hosting the second annual Mattie Smouse Memorial Adult Doubles Tournament Sept. 28-30 at Delta Woods Park. Men's and women's doubles play with 3 divisions: A Division (7.5 or greater combined) B Division (6.0 to 7.0 combined) and C Division (just getting started or super seniors). If you need a partner, the NCTF can find you one. This event is open to the public for an entry fee of $25 per player. For information and registration forms, visit or call (352) 584-2778 or email

MORE TENNIS: The J. Ben Harrill Recreation Complex hosts coed group tennis lessons for age 7 and up every Thursday. The program is for both adults and children and focuses on tennis fundamentals. Participants are grouped by age and skill level with the latter being determined at the first lesson. Beginner classes run from 6-7 p.m. and intermediate from 7-8 p.m. The cost is $40 per month or $13 per class. For information, call (727) 942-7439.

SOCCER: A Youth Soccer Challenge, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Tarpon Springs Council 7621, will take place on Sept. 15 at the soccer fields of the East Lake Youth Sports Complex. This free event is open to all boys and girls ages 10-14. Registration is from 9-10 a.m. on the day of the event. For information, contact Joe Morris at (727) 942-7870.

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