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Golf fundraiser to benefit Pasco women's health center

Nine years or older? Time to play some pickleball.

JIM DAMASKE | Times

Nine years or older? Time to play some pickleball.

Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel Foundation will host its inaugural "Slice of Life" golf tournament on Feb. 25 to benefit the Center for Women's Health, which will open this spring adjacent to the hospital. The tournament will take place at Tampa Palms Country Club and will include plenty of events.

"This is the first fundraiser we've had," said Connie Bladon, executive director of the Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel Foundation. "We are opening in March and this will help us pay for women who can't afford to have mammograms. It's all for the nonprofit side of the facility. We're not putting a target amount on what we want to raise, but an important part of this is awareness of the foundation, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel and what the hospital offers the community."

Registration for the tournament will take place at 10:30 a.m. on the day of the tournament. Play will begin at noon with a shotgun start. The cost for a foursome is $500; or $150 for an individual player. The price includes greens fees, cart, boxed lunch, dinner and prizes. For information, call (813) 929-5497 or e-mail Bladon at Connie.Bladon@ahss.org.

FISHING: The annual Anclote Kids Fishing Tournament will take place on Feb. 23 at Anclote Gulf Pier.

The contest is open to kids ages 5-16, broken down into three age classifications, and will reward the angler who catches the most fish and the longest fish. This is a free event. Registration will take place from 9 to 10 a.m., with the tournament running from 10 a.m. to noon.

Bait will be provided, but children must bring their own fishing gear and be accompanied by an adult. For information, call the J. Ben Harrill Recreation Complex at (727) 942-7439.

BASKETBALL: Registration is under way for the Florida Fastbreak Time to Hoop Spring Fest basketball programs for boys and girls ages 5-18.

Middle and high school teams welcome. Sign up at the Sports Authority, 9560 U.S. 19 in Port Richey, from 5 to 9 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays or 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 10. Cost is $65 per player, payable to Florida Fastbreak.

For information call (727) 845-3482 or visit www.floridafastbreak.com.

TINY TOTS: The J. Ben Harrill Recreation Complex in Holiday hosts Tiny Tots Sports Time from 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays. Kids ages 1-5 can learn about different sports and improve their skills at running, throwing, kicking and playing games. Free. For information, call (727) 942-7439.

FLOOR HOCKEY: Registration is open for Bumblebee Floor Hockey, which begins Feb. 5 for kids ages 3-5 at Veterans Memorial Park in Hudson. Games will take place from 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays at a cost of $10 for four weeks. For information, call (727) 861-3033.

RIFLE COURSE: The Hernando Sportsman's Club will host a two-day National Rifle Association muzzle loading rifle course from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday that includes classroom instruction and shooting time on a range. Lessons include the NRA's safe gun handling; parts; loading; shooting; cleaning; and shooting from a standing position and shooting from a crossed stick position. All students will receive the NRA muzzle loading rifle handbook. The cost of the course is $100.

For information, visit www.hernandosportsmansclub.com or call (352) 597-9931 to pre-register.

To submit information on community sports events, contact David Rice at davidrice83@gmail.com.

PICKLEBALL: Veterans Memorial Park in Hudson hosts open pickleball nights from 6-9 p.m. Mondays. The sessions are open to players age 9 and up at a cost of $2 per person. A pickleball ambassador from the United States Pickleball Association is on hand for the sessions. For information, email Lee Boerckel at lee@pickletheworld.com or call (727) 861-3033.

Golf fundraiser to benefit Pasco women's health center 01/15/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 5:09pm]
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