The inaugural season of the Adult Premiere Soccer League concluded on Sunday with co-ed champions Team Lightning being crowned along with men's league champions FC Grey. The league boasts 92 players divided into eight teams and continues to grow as they head into a fresh season beginning Nov. 11.
"It took four of us who are dedicated soccer fans a little more than a month to turn an idea into this league," league co-creator Colin Eke said. "We'd like to thank all of the players who made this thing a success and the sponsors who supplied our championship prizes. We're looking forward to seeing everyone next season as well as a lot of new faces."
The APSL offers co-ed as well as men's soccer and is considering expanding with a women's league. For information or to register, visit apsleague.com or call (813) 444-7529.
LACROSSE: The Tampa Tribe girls lacrosse competitive travel team traveled to Pineville, N.C., on Oct. 13 and 14, where the 16 players on the roster had a chance to shine in front of college recruiters at the Southern Showcase. Seven upperclassmen received letters from college coaches. It was a big day for the program, as the Tribe placed first in the high school division and players were seen by as many as 21 Division II and III coaches.
"After six years of building the Tribe program, we've reached a milestone by being able to provide this opportunity for our players to be seen and recruited by this many college coaches," assistant program director Rene Diaz said.
RUNNING: The Holiday Rotary Club is sponsoring its 4th annual "Run for Rotary." This USATF sanctioned 5K and 10K event will be held at 7:30 a.m. Nov. 10 at the J. Ben Harrill Recreation Complex. Registration fees are $20 for the 5K run and $25 for the 10K run. Included is a goody bag and Dri-Fit shirt. Spectators are welcome. Participants may register at active.com. For information, visit holidayrotary.org or contact the race director at (813) 841-1793 or [email protected]
GOLF: The Alzheimer's Family Organization will have its 12th annual Charity Golf Tournament on Nov. 10 at Seven Springs Country Club in New Port Richey. Registration will begin at 6:30 a.m., with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. The event will consist of 18 holes of golf in a four-person scramble format. Also included with the $80 fee is breakfast provided by IHOP, lunch provided by Argento's Italian Bistro, goody bags, raffles and door prizes.
Prizes will be awarded for the top three teams, the longest drive, closest-to-the-pin and a hole-in-one. A new car and other prizes will be provided by Ed Morse Auto Plaza. Players will also have a chance to win $5,000 or a Woody driver, sponsored by the National Cremation and Burial Society. Full Circle Financial will sponsor a putting contest for a chance to win $10,000.
The Alzheimer's Family Organization serves Citrus, Hernando, northern Hillsborough, Lake, Pasco, northern Pinellas and Sumter counties. For information, contact community service coordinator Kathy Montero at (727) 848-8888, toll-free 1-888-496-8004 or [email protected]
To submit information on community sports events, contact David Rice at [email protected]