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Dade City Little League opens division to kids with mental, physical challenges

DADE CITY — Dade City Little League will include a new division this season: the Challenger Division, open to children with physical and mental challenges.

Registration is open from 6 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. For each participant, parents will need to provide a proof of age certificate and three or more documents that show the parents' address.

For information about the league or registration, call Stephanie Polk at (813) 714-6083 or e-mail

MORE BASEBALL: The West Pasco Little League will hold registration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Plummer Field on Pine Hill Road. The cost is $95 for the first child and $70 for each additional child. Parents must accompany the child with a proof of residency and a birth certificate. For information, call Dianne DeVault (727) 868-3091 or visit

GOLF: The West Pasco Habitat for Humanity will host a golf tournament at 1 p.m. Jan. 21 at Seven Springs Golf and Country Club in New Port Richey. The cost of entry is $75 per player and includes greens fee, shared cart, post tournament lunch and awards reception. For information, call the Habitat for Humanity office at (727) 859-9038 or visit

RUNNING: The fifth annual 5K Long Run at the Ranch will take place on Jan. 29 beginning at 8:30 a.m. The race begins and ends at John Long Middle School. Free T-shirts will be given to those who register in advance. All participants will get prizes; the winners will get trophies. For information, visit or call Don Howard at (813) 404-6350.

BASKETBALL: The Wesley Chapel Athletic Association is holding registration through Jan. 30 for its basketball season. The season begins with a mandatory player evaluation in February, followed by team practices, before the 10-game season begins in March. Registration fees range from $120-$130 depending on the player's age group. Age groups range from U9 to U16, plus a U7 co-ed division. There is also a mandatory $10 county fee. For information or to register, visit or call (813) 994-6633.

CHEERLEADING: All American Youth Activities will host spring cheerleading classes for children age 5 and up at various Pasco County locations including Veterans Memorial Park, the Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex and the J. Ben Harrill Recreation Complex in Holiday. The classes are $7 per week and operate on a pay-as-you-go basis. Cheerleading classes emphasize the fundamentals of cheerleading while teaching students routines and skills necessary for school tryouts. For information on classes and registrations to be held in January, contact AAYA at (813) 885-2292 or visit

DANCE: All American Youth Activities will offer dance classes for children ages 5 and up at the same Pasco facilities where it hosts cheerleading classes. The cost is $7 per class and is collected on a pay-as-you-go basis. Students will learn elements of hip-hop and modern jazz dancing and do not need to have any prior dancing experience. Classes will improve rhythm, timing, coordination and teamwork and will be taught in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. For information on classes and registrations to be held in January, contact AAYA at (813) 885-2292 or visit

David Rice can be reached at

Dade City Little League opens division to kids with mental, physical challenges 01/13/11 [Last modified: Thursday, January 13, 2011 8:32pm]
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