The Wesley Chapel Athletic Association will host the second annual I Lacrosse My Heart event, a showcase of women's lacrosse, on Oct. 21 at Wesley Chapel District Park.
The highlight event will be an exhibition match between the women's teams of Saint Leo University and Florida Southern University, followed by a two-hour lacrosse instructional clinic by the college coaches and players. The exhibition costs $5 to watch; clinic participants will need to purchase a $10 wrist band to take part. All gate and clinic proceeds will go to St. Joseph's Children's Hospital.
"I don't know if it was the economy this year or what, but we had to cancel the tournament portion of the event, but we still have the exhibition and the clinic," Wesley Chapel Lacrosse administrator Renee Diaz said. "We're hoping to get the tournament back next year, but for those who come, they'll see some great college women's lacrosse."
Representatives from St. Joseph's will be on hand to educate players about women's heart health as well as Parent Heart Watch, the national voice for sudden cardiac arrest awareness. For information, visit www.wclacrosse.org.
GOLF: The 26th annual Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce golf tournament will take place on Oct. 5 at Quail Hollow Golf Club in Wesley Chapel. Registration for the shotgun scramble tournament will take place at noon with the tournament teeing off at 1:30 p.m. The cost is $68 per golfer or $280 per foursome. The fee includes greens fees and a cart. For information, visit www.centralpascochamber.com or call (813) 909-2722.
MORE GOLF: The Rotary Club of Zephyrhills Daybreak will host its 20th annual Fall Businessman's Break Away Golf Tournament on Friday at Scotland Yards. Registration will take place at noon with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The cost to enter is $80 and includes green fees, cart, dinner and prizes. For information, call Chris Robin at (813) 715-0565 or Theresa Sommers at (813) 788-3369.
EVEN MORE GOLF: Habitat for Humanity will host the 2012 Habitat Business Challenge Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday at Silverado Golf and Country Club in Zephyrhills. The four player scramble will begin with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The entry fee is $250 per business team with registration limited to the first 30 teams. Teams are made up of three chosen golfers and a high school golfer who will be bid for at a mixer party on Friday evening. Proceeds will benefit the Habitat for Humanity of East and Central Pasco and local high school golf teams. For information, visit www.habitatpasco.org. To register, call the Silverado Golf and Country Club pro shop at (813) 788-1225.
PADDLERS TOOLKIT: The Florida Paddling Trails Association will provide Environmental Toolkit Training starting at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 13 at Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park. There will be about three and a half hours of classroom training on interacting with nature, protecting Florida's environment and bringing the right gear. After lunch there will be a paddle which will last several hours. To sign up, visit www.floridapaddlingtrails.com. Contact Hank Brooks at [email protected]
To submit information on community sports events, contact David Rice at [email protected]
POKER RUN: Firefighters Fire + Iron Motorcycle Club, Station 43, will host a poker run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 14 to raise money for the Children's Burn Foundation of Florida. Preregister Oct. 12 or 13 at the Cotee River Bike Fest at Sims Park in downtown New Port Richey or sign up Oct. 14 at the first stop, Harley Davidson at 5817 State Road 54, New Port Richey. The event will end at the Cotee River Bike Fest with live music and silent auction on biker clothing, equipment and supplies. For information, call Tom Carpinone at (727) 457-1201.
POKER RUN: Firefighters Fire + Iron Motorcycle Club, Station 43, will host a poker run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 14 to raise money for the Children's Burn Foundation of Florida. Preregister Oct. 12 or 13 at the Cotee River Bike Fest at Sims Park in downtown New Port Richey; or sign up Oct. 14 at the first stop, Harley Davidson at 5817 State Road 54, New Port Richey. Event will end at the Cotee River Bike Fest with live music and silent auction on biker clothing, equipment and supplies. For information, call Tom Carpinone at (727) 457-1201.