PORT RICHEY — Pasco-Hernando Community College's fourth annual catch-and-release fishing tournament is scheduled for April 23 at Catches Waterfront Grille off U.S. 19.
The event will begin at 8 a.m. and is open to anyone regardless of experience.
The tournament's species categories are snook, trout and redfish, with prizes awarded to the first-, second- and third-place teams in total inches. Prizes also will be given for the biggest fish in each category.
"It's been a phenomenal event for us with everyone having a great time out on the water," Arla Altman, executive director of the PHCC Foundation, said. "This is our signature fundraising event for the year. We use the proceeds towards scholarships and several other programs, so it's very important for the school."
The cost is $750 per individual or $2,500 for a four-person angler team. That price includes boat, fishing guide, breakfast, boxed lunch, beverages, bait and tackle, tournament shirts, goodie bags, entrance to the awards party at Catches and recognition on PHCC's Web site.
The event benefits the PHCC Foundation, which helps fund programs and activities at the college. The registration deadline is Wednesday. To register, visit phcc.edu/gofish or call (727) 816-3410.
BASKETBALL: The Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex hosts a 3-on-3 double elimination basketball tournament on April 17 for ages 16 to 20. Teams can have four players to allow for a substitute. Teams will play halfcourt games, with the winner being the first to score 16 or the leader after 30 minutes, whichever comes first. The registration deadline is Monday and the cost is $50 per team. For information, call (813) 929-1220, or sign up at the complex.
MORE BASKETBALL: Top Notch Combines will host two events on April 17 at the Harbour Island Athletic Club in Tampa.
The first will be for high school basketball players looking for college exposure. The event is intended to aid athletes in receiving a college basketball scholarship. The combine will consist of a 20-yard dash, vertical jump, dribbling maze, shooting course and defensive agility station. All results and player information will be distributed to 100 colleges throughout the United States. This event is open to both boys and girls. The cost is $75 in advance or $100 the day of the event.
The second event is for any male athlete 18 years and older who is looking to play basketball professionally. Athletes will be tested in the vertical jump and game performance. All games will be videotaped and sent to teams in the American Basketball Association and International club teams. The cost is $125 in advance or $150 the day of event.
For information on either event, visit tntcombine.com or call Bobby at (727) 514-1458.
FOOTBALL: The City of Largo Athletics Division will host a free football clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 24 at the Ridgecrest YMCA in Largo. Athletes ages 6 to 16 will learn on-field skills and drills from recreation staff and local high school coaches. Free T-shirts will be given to the first 100 registered participants. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Visit LargoSports.com or call (727) 518-3022 for more information.
LACROSSE: Tampa Tribe Lacrosse will host its annual Lacrosse Camp & Clinic from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 2 at Wesley Chapel District Park. The camp is open to boys ages 8 to 18 and girls in the eighth through 12th grades. Cost is $50. For information visit tampatribe.org or call Frank Britton at (813) 997-3365 or Ed Nagel at (813) 241-5284.
GOLF: The Mitchell High School boys golf team will host its annual tournament fundraiser at 1 p.m. on May 16 at Crescent Oaks Country Club, 3300 Crescent Oaks Blvd. in Tarpon Springs. The cost of $75 includes green fees with cart, range, balls, on-course contests and an awards dinner immediately following the round. For information or to register, contact Coach Rick Hyatt at email@example.com.
MORE GOLF: A tournament to benefit the Red Apple Adult Training Center is scheduled for 8 a.m. May 2 at Meadow Oaks Golf and Country Club, 13125 Fairwinds Road in Hudson. Longhorn Steakhouse will provide a lunch buffet. Cost is $100. Players may RSVP by April 19, or register at 7:30 a.m. the day of the event. To register or be a sponsor, call Terry (727) 237-4299.
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