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Hockey tournament to benefit families of slain Tampa officers

NEW PORT RICHEY — Sportszone 2 will host the Fallen Officers and Firefighters Inline Hockey Tournament on Nov. 6 and 7. The tournament will benefit the families of Jeffrey Kocab and David Curtis, the two Tampa officers killed in the line of duty earlier this year.

"It started last year after (Tampa Police Cpl.) Mike Roberts was killed," Sportszone 2 owner Rob Gallahan said. "After this, Ken Petrillo came to me again and said we should do it again. We had just started thinking maybe we wouldn't have to do it this year 'cause it had been a good year, but then these two officers were killed. We have an account set up for donations, and we'll be doing our best to raise funds to help the families."

The event will include three divisions of play. Participants must be 16 or older and will have their choice between the competitive or recreational division. Law enforcement/firefighters will have their own division. There is no admission charge for spectators. Food, raffle tickets and T-shirts will be available.

Those interested in participating either as a team or individually can call Ken Petrillo at (727) 808-8453 or Rob Gallahan at (727) 919-4669 for information.

GOLF: Catholic Charities will hold its sixth annual golf tournament at the Dunes Golf Club at Seville on Oct. 27. The proceeds will go toward building the Arnold Andrews Service Center serving Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties. Registration will be at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m., followed by lunch. Prizes and auctions will be available. Each player costs $60 to register and must do so before Oct. 20. For information, call (352) 686-9897, ext. 25.

MORE GOLF: The Pasco Sheriff's Golf Classic will be Nov. 1 at Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club. Registration is available online at under the "Sheriff Bob White" drop-down menu. Registration is $150 per player or $600 per foursome. Price includes breakfast rolls and juice, 18 holes of golf on the north or south course, and a sit-down lunch at Lake Jovita's fine dining area. Proceeds will benefit the Pasco Sheriff's Youth Charities. For information call 1-800-854-2862, ext. 7732.

KARATE: The Holiday Recreation Complex is hosting Isshinryu karate classes on Mondays and Thursdays for ages 6 and up. The classes will take place from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. and are broken down into beginner, intermediate and adult classes. The cost is $45 per person each month and $35 for each additional family member. For information, call (727) 942-7439.

VOLLEYBALL: The Holiday Recreation Complex holds open volleyball nights on Tuesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. All ages are welcome to play but children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent. There is no charge to participate. For information, call (727) 942-7439.

ZUMBA: The Holiday Recreation Complex hosts Zumba fitness classes from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturdays. Classes are taught by a certified instructor and are for ages 15 and up. The cost is $5 per class. For information call (727) 942-7439.

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Hockey tournament to benefit families of slain Tampa officers 10/12/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 8:31pm]
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