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Recreation notebook: Super Bowl champ leads camp

Recreation notebook

WESLEY CHAPEL — NFL Super Bowl champ Ryan Pickett hosts a daylong football camp for athletes in grades 9 through 12 on July 10 at the Wesley Chapel District Park, 7727 Boyette Rd., Wesley Chapel. The camp is designed to provide high school athletes an elevated recruiting platform, and includes combine testing, instruction by NFL athletes, competition, skills video and a recruiting profile. For information or to register, visit therecruitingfactory.com/combines/football online.

BOWLING: The Pasco Association for Challenged Kids Inc., a nonprofit corporation that holds a summer camp ever year for kids with disabilities, hosts its annual Bowl-a-thon fundraiser from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at Lane Glo Bowl, 8631 Old CR 54, New Port Richey. The cost is $12 per person and includes two games, shoe rental, a T-shirt and a raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets are $1 each, 6 for $5 or 12 for $10. For information call (727) 372-9516 or email [email protected]

GOLF: The inaugural Golf Outing for the Pasco Federated Republican Women's Club (PFRWC) is Sunday at the Groves Golf and Country Club, 79224 Melogold Circle, Land O' Lakes. The event will include a shotgun-start scramble, putting contest and prizes. The cost to participate is $25 for non-members of the Groves and $5 for members. Checks can be made payable to the PFRWC. Half the profits from the event will be donated to the Guardian Ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay. For information or to register, call or email Fran Scerbo at (727) 597-3727 or [email protected]

SPEED: Oppedisano Performance Training has planned a three-week speed program designed to help athletes' speed performances. The camp starts at 9 a.m. Monday and is at Veterans Memorial Park, 14333 Hicks Rd., Hudson. Learn correct speed mechanics, first step "explosiveness," increased acceleration and improved reaction time. The cost is $160, or $65 per week. For information, call (727) 534-4510 or email [email protected]

JAZZERCISE: Hour-long jazzercise classes are at 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 10:15 a.m. Saturdays at the New Port Richey Rec Center, 6630 Van Buren St. Your first class is free. For the subsequent cost or other information, call (727) 560-2383.

SPORTS CAMPS: Pasco-Hernando State College hosts basketball, fastpitch softball, baseball and volleyball camps this summer at PHSC's West Campus, 10230 Ridge Rd., New Port Richey. The camps are directed by PHSC head coaches with assistant coaches and college athletes. Sessions include fundamental skills, individual player development and team competitions. Fees include registration, camp T-shirts and instruction. Basketball for boys and girls ages 7-16 is 8 a.m. to noon June 9-11 for $75. Fastpitch softball for girls ages 7-17 is from 9 a.m. to noon June 9-12 for $65. Basketball for boys ages 7-13 is from 9 a.m. to noon June 16-18 for $75. An individual skills volleyball camp for girls ages 8-18 is from 8 to 11:30 a.m. June 16-18. A specialty volleyball camp for girls ages 12-18 is from 5 to 8:30 p.m. June 16-18. The cost is $100 per volleyball camp or $175 for both. For registration forms and information, visit phsc.edu/athletics/summer-sports-camps.

FOOTBALL: Former Tampa All-Pro linebacker and Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks teaches football skills to first- through eighth-graders at the 2014 Fifth Third Bank Derrick Brooks Football ProCamp from 1-4 p.m. July 25 at Gulf High School, 5355 School Rd., Port Richey. The camp includes the opportunity to learn from and interact with Brooks, plus a T-shirt, camp photo with Brooks and his autograph, plus contests and prizes. The cost is $53. For information or to register, visit www.procamps.com/derrickbrooksgulf online.

MORE BOWLING: Ladies Oriental Shrine Cairo Court 97 of Zephyrhills hosts a bowling tournament from 1-3 p.m. June 28 at Pin Chasers, 6816 Gall Blvd., Zephyrhills. The cost is $12 per person and half the funds raised will be donated to Shriners' Hospitals for Children. For information, call (813) 782-1500 x104 or email [email protected]

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