Nonprofit seeks warm clothing for children
Clothes To Kids, a nonprofit that provides new and gently used clothes to children, is in need of donations of warmer clothes. The items needed most are boys' pants (sizes 3-16), girls- pants (sizes 7 and 10), young men's jeans (sizes 18-36), uniform pants (sizes 4-18) and gently used tennis shoes of all sizes. Donations of new or freshly laundered used clothes are accepted from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at several locations, including the agency's Clearwater office at 1059 N Hercules Ave. The agency also accepts cash donations, which can be mailed to P.O. Box 6123, Clearwater, FL 33758-6123. For more information, go to www.ClothesToKids.org.
Tennis match will be for good cause
A tennis match between radio host Bubba the Love Sponge Clem and lawyer Kevin Hayslett at 9 a.m. Sunday will help raise money for charity. It's part of Sheriff Jim Coats' Sixth Annual Clearwater Women's Open, a United States Tennis Association event that attracts rising female tennis stars. A donation of $5 to watch the special match is recommended. Proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast and the Pinellas County Sheriff's Police Athletic League. Events today and Sunday will take place at the Henry L. McMullen Tennis Complex, 1000 Edenville Ave. Visit www.clearwateropen.com for a full schedule.
Golfers in old-style gear to play today
A golfing group devoted to old-style flat caps, knickers and argyle socks will play a round at the Dunedin Golf Club today. Part of the traveling KnickNAC Tour, the game's golfers will dress in memory of golf champion Payne Stewart. Visitors are welcome to watch the round, which will begin at 1 p.m.
Register now for the Mutt Strutt
Registration is under way for the 18th annual Mutt Strutt, which will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 20 at Honeymoon Island State Park in Dunedin. The event, with proceeds benefiting the Humane Society of Pinellas, includes the Mutt Strutt — a pet/owner walk-a-thon along the Osprey Trail — games for both canines and their owners and 50 animal-friendly vendors. To download a registration form for the Mutt Strutt, visit www.humanesocietyof pinellas.org.
Group launches literacy program
The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast has launched a summer literacy program. Working with the Pinellas County school system on the curriculum, facilitators and books, the camp will run for 10 weeks this summer, from June 10 to Aug. 20. The goal is to send 200 children to the camp, and with a cost of $1,000 per child, the organization needs support from community groups, businesses and individuals. For more information regarding sponsorships or donations, visit www.bgcsuncoast.org or call (727) 524-2427.