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Charity golf tournament still looking for players

The annual Remington Walls charity golf tournament to benefit the American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders will take place May 1 at Lexington Oaks Golf Club in Wesley Chapel. The event is named after a 10-year-old boy who has the disease, which is characterized by severe food allergies. His parents created the event six years ago after their son was diagnosed with the incurable disease. So far, it has raised more than $75,000 for APFED.

"We've sold out every year and there is usually a waiting list," Remington's mother Stephanie Walls said. "We grew up here and we've made it into a family event. People have been overwhelmingly generous, but this year has been slow to see registrations."

The deadline to register is April 15 at an individual price of $75 per person or $280 per team. The price includes greens fees, cart fees, range balls and a buffet. Checks should be made payable to APFED and registrations can be mailed to 3359 Lake Padgett Drive, Land O'Lakes, FL 34639. The tournament will begin at 1 p.m.

For information, contact Mike Walls at (813) 996-9931. For information on sponsorships or donations, call Stephanie Walls at (813) 997-2151.

BOWLING: The American Cancer Society Relay for Life will hold a fundraising bowling extravaganza April 11 at the Lane Glo on old County Road 54 in New Port Richey.

The cost is $15 per adult and $10 per child, age 10 or under. The price includes three games, shoe rental, snacks and door prizes. Chance drawings will also be held. Interested parties can sponsor a lane and four bowlers for $100. The event will begin at 2 p.m. with bowling beginning at 2:15 p.m. For information, call Cyndi Kowalski at (727) 934-1669 or (727) 848-1489 for tickets and information.

BASKETBALL: The city of New Port Richey is hosting a basketball camp for kids on spring break from April 5-9 at the New Port Richey Recreation Center, 6630 Van Buren St. Camp "MVP" is for ages 8-12 and will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $60 and the registration deadline is Saturday. For more information, visit www.mvpbball.com or call coach Chris K. at (727) 644-8779.

HORSEBACK RIDING: The Pasco County Sheriff's Mounted Posse is holding its second annual Ride for Hospice on April 17 to benefit Gulfside Regional Hospice. The event will take place at Diamond B Ranch, 21309 Kettering Road, Dade City. It will include a two-hour trail ride through the ranch, pony rides, kids games, door prizes, a 50/50 raffle and lunch. Preregistration for children 15 and under and nonriders is a $15 pledge. For adults, ages 16 and up, the cost is $25. On the day of the event, the cost for all riders will be $25, and $15 for children who are not riding. Prizes will be given to the rider who raises the most money for Gulfside Regional Hospice. Nonriders will be able to go out on the trail in a limited number of wagon seats.

Preregistration will be held Saturday at Midway Farm and Ranch Supply on U.S. 41, just north of State Road 52. Registration will also be available on the morning of the event from 8 to 9:30 with the ride starting at 10 a.m. For more information about the Ride for Hospice, call (813) 220-8459 or go to www.pascoposse.com.

David Rice can be reached at davidrice83@gmail.com.

Charity golf tournament still looking for players 03/30/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 30, 2010 6:54pm]
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