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Salt Springs Alliance kayak race takes registrations

The Salt Springs Alliance will hold its annual kayak race on May 14 as part of the 2011 Cotee River Seafood Festival. The Kayak Race and Fun Paddle covers about 6 miles from Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park to Sims Park.

The registration fee is $15 for a single and $25 for tandem. Race awards will be provided for first-, second- and third-place in the following categories: kayaks 15 feet and under, kayaks over 15 feet, and for tandem kayaks. Preregistration is required and closes on May 7. Registration forms can be obtained online at Interested participants can request a registration form through Kayaks can be reserved and rented from Makai Kayak at (727) 534-1336, but this must be done ahead of time.

GOLF: The Higher Degree Council of the Loyal Order of Moose is holding a golf tournament to raise funds for the Sheriff's Boys Ranch "Camp Carath" on May 14 at Magnolia Valley Golf Course in New Port Richey. The tournament is open to all men and women, members and nonmembers. Tee time is 8:30 a.m. Check-in time is 7:45 a.m. The cost is $50 per person and includes golf, cart, prizes for first three places, plus pin and long drive for men and women. The cutoff date for registrations is Monday. For more information, contact Dawn McIntyre at (727) 849-4380.

FISHING: The 20th annual Anclote Kids Fishing Tournament will be held Saturday at Anclote Gulf Park in Holiday. The event is for children ages 5 to 16. Children must be accompanied by an adult and should bring their own fishing gear, although some bait will be available. Registration begins at 8 a.m. for ages 13-16; 9:30 a.m. for ages 9-12; and 11 a.m. for ages 5-8. There is a $2 parking fee. For information, call (727) 934-4198 or (727) 942-7439.

FOOTBALL: The Salvation Army Tackle Football league will hold registration for returning players on Saturday, and for new players on May 7. Registration both days is from 8 a.m. to noon at the Salvation Army gym, 7745 Ridge Road, Port Richey. Cost is $150 and a copy of the player's birth certificate is required. For information, call Bobby Riordan at (727) 815-8539 ext. 109.

VOLLEYBALL: The J. Ben Harrill Recreation Complex hosts open volleyball for adults from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Bring your team or join somebody else's. For information, call (727) 942-7439.

RUNNING: The West Pasco Bar Association, as part of its Law Week activities, will host the 2011 Law Week 5K walk and run from the New Port Richey Aquatic & Recreation Center on May 7. The race time is 7 a.m. Athletes will receive T-shirts and a complimentary breakfast courtesy of IHOP. The race will be chip timed on a USATF-certified 5K course through downtown New Port Richey, starting and ending at the New Port Richey Recreation Center. Proceeds from the event will be used by the West Pasco Bar Association for scholarships for Pasco County seniors seeking to further their studies in law or law enforcement. For more information and registration, visit or contact the race director, Rob Marlowe, at (727) 847-2424.

SOCCER: Wesley Chapel Soccer's first Spring League for all players ages 6-12 will be taking place at Wesley Chapel District Park. The eight-game season is intended to provide players an opportunity to continue to play soccer in a fun, less structured format. Teams will be coached by well-screened experienced coaches with games beginning on Friday. For information or to register, visit

CHEERLEADING: BAAM Athletics All-Star Cheerleading will conduct tryouts for the 2011-12 season at the training center at 7814 Leo Kidd Ave., Port Richey. Children ages 5 through 11 should attend Tuesday through Friday and children 12 to 18 are scheduled for May 9-12. The hours are 6 to 8 p.m., and the fee to try out is $20. No experience is required and everyone makes a team. For more information, call (727) 364-5010 or visit the website at

Salt Springs Alliance kayak race takes registrations 04/27/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 8:21pm]
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