Tuesday, November 21, 2017
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VSI Tampa Bay FC, the team that hopes to play its home games in Plant City, captured its first win in franchise history with a 1-0 victory over the Los Angeles Blues in California.

Brazilian midfielder Antonio Neto produced the game winner in the United Soccer League game with a goal in the 70th minute of play.

Quick transitions and combinations out of the back helped move the ball forward and gave fellow Brazilian Douglas Dos Santos the opportunity to assist Neto.

VSI Tampa Bay FC looks to close out its three-game road trip against the Portland Timbers Reserves on Sunday.

The Plant City City Commission will vote Monday about a proposed lease agreement between VSI and the city that would bring the team's home games to Plant City Stadium.

Junior Women's tournament: The Plant City Junior Women's Club holds its inaugural charity golf tournament Saturday at Walden Lake Golf and Country Club, 2001 Clubhouse Drive.

This event will be held to raise funds for the club's Plant City Shoe Project. There will be trophies, prizes and a 50-50 drawing. For information, contact Stephanie Eisenbach, president and Shoe Project chairwoman, at (813) 468-0230 or [email protected]

Beer and golf: World of Beer, Reeves Import Motorcars and Puma Cobra Golf will host the fourth annual Globetrotter Golf Tournament April 12 at Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club. Check-in will begin at 11 a.m. followed by a complimentary lunch and a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. The cost for the golf tournament is $150 per person, which includes the Thursday night Beer festival and Food Pairing at the Tampa Palms Country Club. Golfers will enjoy one of the Tampa Bay area's most challenging golf courses plus will sample fine craft and import beers along the way. Register at globetrottergolf.com.

Brandon Ballet golf tournament: Brandon Ballet holds a four-person golf scramble April 28 at River Hills Golf and Country Club, 3943 New River Hills Parkway.

Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Prizes will be provided for first, second and third as well as longest drive and closest to the pin. A post-tournament dinner will be served.

Sponsorships remain available and all proceeds go to Brandon Ballet.

The cost is $85 per individual or $320 per group if you register before April 19. For information, contact Monica Frost at (813) 545-6688.

Sickle Cell Classic: The Sickle Cell Association of Hillsborough County will host an Old School Celebrity Golf Classic April 20 at Heritage Isles Golf and Country Club, 10630 Plantation Bay Drive.

The four-person scramble begins with registration at 7 a.m., a shotgun start at 8 a.m. and an awards luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Pairings will be provided for individual golfers. Awards will be presented for first, second and third along with closest to the pin and longest drive. The cost is $85 per golfer.

Former NFL and USFL defensive back Luther Bradley will host the tournament, and sponsorship opportunities remain available. For more information, go online to oldschoolcelebritygc.com.

Columbia golf tourney: The 18th Annual Cesar Gonzmart Memorial Gourmet Golf Tournament will be held May 3 at the Claw at the University of South Florida. Food and beverages will be served at 10 different holes including: the Columbia Restaurant's original Cuban sandwich, the 1905 salad, paella "a la Valencia," shrimp "al ajillo," meatloaf sandwich, Cha Cha Coconuts' barbecue chicken sandwich and a fajita bar from Moe's Southwest Grill.

The cost is $150 per person, including cart and greens fees and a golf shirt. To register, or to sign up as a sponsor, call (813) 248-3000, ext. 24. Space is limited to 128 players.

Holy Innocents tourney: Holy Innocents Episcopal Church will hold a golf tournament May 18 at Bloomingdale Golfers Club, 4113 Great Golfer's Place. The best ball scramble costs $240 for foursomes and $65 for individuals. The price includes: cart, range balls, gift bag, prizes and a meal. Interested players and sponsors can contact Steve Purifoy at [email protected] or (813) 495-4307.

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