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Alzheimer's support group seeks help in organizing golf tournament

Paddlers explore the sheltered bays of Pasco’s Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park.


Paddlers explore the sheltered bays of Pasco’s Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park.

For 10 years, the Alzheimer's Family Organization has held an annual charity golf tournament to help individuals with the disease and their families. Last year, more than $24,000 was raised, but now the organization is seeking new committee members to help organize the event.

"We do fundraising events to help fund our program in the seven counties that we cover," said Kathy Montero, the organization's community service coordinator. "We do educational events and a lot of other things, but we aren't government-funded at all. All the funds go directly to our organization.

"Our events are very successful, and it's a great way to get involved in a hands-on way that can affect those suffering from Alzheimer's," she addd. "The golf tournament is one of our best events, and the volunteers and committee members put the entire event together."

The Florida Department of Elder Affairs has determined that more than 100,000 people suffer from Alzheimer's in Hillsborough, Pasco, Citrus, Hernando, Sumter, Lake and Pinellas counties, all of which are served by the Alzheimer's Family Organization.

For information on how to become involved with the tournament, which will be held at Seven Springs Golf and Country Club, call (727) 848-8888.

BASEBALL: Premier Baseball Prospects will hold tryouts for youths age 15 to 18 on June 25 and 26 at the baseball fields at 2501 East Yukon St. in Tampa. The teams showcase players to college and professional coaches. Players will be coached by former professional players, college coaches and scouts. There is a registration fee of $25, which will be credited to players if they are chosen for a team. For information, call Duaine Claywell at (727) 808-0001 or Roberto Rojas at (813) 802-7196.

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The Baseball Developmental Institute will host a three-week hitting camp starting June 20. The camp will be held at 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and is for athletes ages 9-20. The focus will be on proper hitting mechanics and power development. The cost is $125. Participants can register at 11801 State Road 52, No. 1, Hudson. For information, call (727) 534-4510 or e-mail

SPEED: Oppedisano Performance Training is offering four-week speed and agility camps starting June 13 and running into mid-July. These camps are for serious athletes, regardless of sport, who are looking to get faster. The cost is $175. For information, contact Rob Oppedisano at (727) 534-4510 or e-mail

BASKETBALL: Oppedisano also will offer a four-week basketball developmental program at the New Port Richey Recreation Center. Athletes ages 12-20 will be taught fundamentals and advanced techniques depending on skill level. The program will be at 6 p.m. Tuesdays beginning June 21. The cost is $50 per athlete. For information, contact Rob Oppedisano at or (727) 534-4510.

CAMP: The Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex will host a summer sports camp led by county-certified physical education teachers from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through June 10 and June 13-17. The camp is open to kids ages 7-12 and is $65 per week. Register early, as space is limited. For information, call Karen Turman at (813) 468-1047 or the recreation complex at (813) 929-1220.

TENNIS: The QuickStart Tournament for boys and girls 10 and younger will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 16-17 at the Quail Ridge Country Club, off State Road 52 at the Suncoast Parkway. Cost is $15. Registration deadline is 8 p.m. June 14. Contact Belinda Wellman at (727) 237-4529 or e-mail

MORE TENNIS: Impact Training will host weekly summer tennis and fitness camps for kids of all ages at Quail Ridge Country Club. Camps for beginner and intermediate boys and girls will run from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at a cost of $85 per week (discount available for second child). Sessions for advanced high school and competitive players will be available from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., at a cost of $99 for morning sessions or $140 for both. For information contact Brent Wellman at (727) 919-2011, e-mail or

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KAYAKING: The Salt Springs Alliance will host another Sunset Kayak DIP (Designated Interpretive Paddle) at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. This 4-mile trip through the Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park to Durney Key is for experienced kayakers. Launch from the park at 9120 Old Post Road, Port Richey. Cost is $5 for nonmembers of the alliance; free for members. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. Bring a flashlight or battery lantern. To rent a kayak, call Makai Kayak in advance at (727) 534-1336. To RSVP for the event, call (727) 816-1890 or e-mail For information about the alliance,

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