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Community news: Bangers 4 Bank skateboarding competition offers cash prizes


Sign-up begins for Little Olympians event

Registration is under way for the fifth annual Little Olympians event at 10 a.m. Oct. 1 at the Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave. Children will compete in events including a bean bag throw, 50-yard dash, hurdles, Big Wheel race and more. Each participant will receive a medal and T-shirt. The cost is $10 per participant, and the event is for ages 3-6. The deadline to register is Sept. 24. For information, call Highland Recreation at (727) 518-3016 or visit


Skateboarding contest offers cash prizes

Cash prizes will be up for grabs in the all ages Bangers 4 Bank skateboarding competition at noon Saturday at Fossil Park and the Willis S. Johns Center, 6635 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N.

Skaters will be divided into beginner, intermediate and advanced categories. Beginner and intermediate skaters make two 50-second runs. Advanced skaters make one 50-second run and three 5- to 10-minute jams on obstacles.

Judges will look at difficulty of tricks, use of course, consistency and style. Helmets are required. Entry costs $15. For information call (727) 729-1941.


Fall Haul garage sale is gearing up now

Do you have some gently used items for kids tucked away? Vendor registration is taking place for the Largo Kids Fall Haul Community Garage Sale. It will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 1 inside the Southwest Recreation Complex, 13120 Vonn Road. Items are suitable for children 6-12 years old. For information, call (727) 518-3125 or visit


Surgeon to discuss relief for shoulder pain

The experts at St. Anthony's will discuss how to get shoulder pain relief during the lecture Shoulder Treatment for the Active Athlete at noon today in the auditorium at St. Anthony's Hospital, 1200 Seventh Ave. N. Michael J. Smith, an orthopedic surgeon, will discuss the causes of shoulder pain and treatment options that can help athletes get back to the activities they enjoy. After his talk, physical therapist Dawn Lynch will demonstrate shoulder stretches and exercises. Information, (727) 953-6993.

Community news: Bangers 4 Bank skateboarding competition offers cash prizes 09/13/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 2:49pm]
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