Jake's Wayback Burgers of Lutz has partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of Tampa Bay to collect toys and books for children beginning today and running through Nov. 21.
"Giving back to the community is very important to us," said John Eucalitto, president of Jake's franchising. "We are dedicated to our customers and we're excited to help support children in the local community."
Jake's will be celebrating Universal Children's Day on Nov. 20 by allowing all children age 12 and under to eat for free. They will be accepting in store donations throughout the week. For more information, visit www.waybackburgers.com.
FOOTBALL: The South Pasco Predators pee wee football team became the most successful team in the organization's history as they finished the regular season with a perfect 9-0 record. They followed with a first round playoff win to advance to the Pop Warner Divisional Championship game for the first time in the organization's 12-year history. There they lost 28-7 to Longhorns Orange from Orlando.
WALK: Gulfside Regional Hospice will hold its fourth annual Hike for Hospice event today at Wesley Chapel District Park. Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Mike Alstott will be in attendance to kick the event off and sign autographs. Registration will take place at 7:30 a.m. with the hike commencing at 9 a.m. The cost is $25 per adult, $15 for kids ages 11-18 and $5 for children under the age of 11. All proceeds will go to hospice care for patients in Pasco County. Hikers will receive a morning snack, beverages and a T-shirt when they register. To sign up or make a donation, log onto www.firstgiving.com/hikeforhospice or call Brenda Gillham at 1-800-561-4883.
FITNESS: The Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex hosts women's boot camps with certified personal fitness trainer Karen Duffy on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:30 a.m. Participants who pay for ten classes in advance get two for free. The cost is $8 per class and the sessions are for women ages 16 and up only. Participants are encouraged to bring a mat or towel. For more information, call (813) 929-1220 or visit www.karriesbootcamp.com.
DANCING: The J. Ben Harrill Recreation Complex in Holiday is currently looking for interest in its upcoming ballroom dancing classes. The classes would serve as an introductory course to dancing styles similar to what can be seen on the popular television show, Dancing with the Stars. Interested dancers should contact the recreation center for more information by calling (727) 942-7439.
BADMINTON: The J. Ben Harrill Recreation Complex hosts open badminton sessions on Tuesdays, 10-12 a.m. and Thursdays, 6-9 p.m. The sessions are free of charge and open to all ages. For more information, call the center at (727) 942-7439.