Sunday, May 27, 2018
News Roundup

PHCC, HCC baseball teams to face off in Tampa

The Pasco-Hernando Community College baseball team will battle Hillsborough Community College in a showcase game at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, the spring training home of the New York Yankees, at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

"It's going to be a lot of fun, I know all the kids are looking forward to playing at the stadium," PHCC coach Steve Winterling said. "Hopefully between students, alumni, family and friends we can get a good number of people there, but we hope to see some people from the public out there too."

The game is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, email Winterling at [email protected]

RUNNING: RAP River Run is holding a registration signup party from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at Flex One Trinity, 1653 Davenport Drive. During the signup party, runners and walkers can register for the sixth annual RAP River Run to be held on June 8 at Sims Park in downtown New Port Richey for an early registration fee of $25, which rises to $30 after May 1. For more information on the race, visit RAPRiverRun.com. For more information on the signup event, which will offer a free running clinic focusing on proper running form, strength and flexibility drills, email Patricia Patterson at [email protected] marketing.com.

PADDLING: Paddling Pasco is hosting its inaugural Durney Key Challenge on April 28, a 2.3-mile paddling race course around stilt houses in open water. The course will include 10 challenges designed to test paddling skills and endurance. Check in on the island will be from 8:30-9:30 a.m. The Captains (rules) meeting is at 10 a.m. sharp on the island. The first wave of participants starts at 10:30 a.m. Race classes include under 20, 20 to 40 and over 40. Early registration is $25 with the cost rising to $30 after April 19. Interested participants can register online at saltspringsalliance.com. For more information, email

[email protected] or call (813) 335-1463.

ROWING: The 2013 Dan Voelker's Row and Drive event will take place on April 20 at Laird Park in Lake Padgett Estates from 9 a.m. to noon. Learn the basics of Olympic rowing and sculling with the Land O'Lakes rowing club. All proceeds and donations benefit HPH Hospice. For more information, call (813) 996-4718.

GOLF: The 57th Southern Amputee Golf Championship will be April 19-21 at Seven Springs Golf Club. The annual event is a way for amputees to use the game of golf as a vehicle for physical and mental rehabilitation.

The tournament creates a sense of camaraderie amongst people facing similar physical challenges. For more information about the tournament, call director Mike Hudson at (727) 207-3268.

MORE GOLF: The Mitchell Boy's Golf Team is hosting its 8th Annual Mustang Golf Scramble on April. 21 at Fox Hollow Golf Club in Trinity. Registration begins at noon with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m.

The price is $90 per player and includes the cart and greens fee, awards dinner immediately following the round, range balls, tee gifts, on course contests, and door prizes.

The cost of a prearranged foursome is $320. Singles are welcome and will be placed with others to form a group. Proceeds benefit the Mitchell High School golf team and checks should be made payable to "Mitchell Boy's Golf."

Interested participants can send checks to Rick Hyatt at 1827 Kinsmere Drive, Trinity, FL 34655 or to Mitchell High School, 2323 Little Road, New Port Richey, FL 34655 Attn.: Coach Hyatt. Deadline for entry is April 12. For more information, call (727) 372-3176 or email [email protected]

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