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Innisbrook Resort golf tournament to benefit charities

Former NFL stars, LPGA players and other celebrities will compete in the seventh annual Gulf Coast Injury Center Invitational at Innisbrook Resort.

The event, set to take place Thursday and Friday, has joined forces with the NFL Alumni/Jan Stephenson Celebrity Weekend and Concert to raise money for local charities.

Innisbrook's Copperhead course will host the golf tournament Friday while the resort itself will hold the dinner and concert the night before.

Tickets for the VIP Party and Concert will be available to the public by way of a raffle at the Gulf Coast Injury Center on Tuesday or at a cost of $150 per person. The raffle is for two tickets to the VIP party and concert. Raffle tickets are $5 each or three for $10 and can be purchased by calling (727) 834-5479.

For information about the event and details on sponsorship opportunities, call Mike Vandiver at (727) 849-8844 or Kathy Lindemann at (727) 465-3862.

FISHING: The second annual Scales for Tails fishing event is scheduled today and Saturday in New Port Richey and will benefit the SPCA Suncoast.

The catch and release tournament will be from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and will include three categories: redfish, trout and the race to 10, in which the winner is the first to catch 10 specified species or closest to it.

The cost is $65 per angler. Prizes will be given to the winners and all anglers can enjoy the free Catches for Critters Benefit from 7 to 9 tonight at Catches Waterfront Grill in Port Richey. The cost is $20 for non-participants.

For those interested in entering the tournament, call Kelly Payne at (727) 457-3647 or visit

GOLF, 5K: Zephyrhills High School is celebrating its centennial with events on Oct. 16 at Scotland Yards Golf Club.

The celebration will include a 5K walk and a golf tournament. The walk will have registration at 6:30 a.m. and begin at 7:30 a.m.

The golf tournament will hold registration at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. The four-person scramble golf tournament will cost $50 per person; the walk is $20 per person.

For information, call Scotland Yards Golf Club at (352) 567-7600.

MORE GOLF FOR A CAUSE: The Ridgewood High School boys basketball program is having a golf tournament fundraiser on Oct. 31 at the Links Golf Club in Hudson. There will be an 8 a.m. shotgun start with a scramble format. The cost is $55 per player. There will be contests, prizes and lunch provided. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

For information or a registration form, call Mike Bua at (727) 774-3900 or e-mail him at

BOATING: Hernando-Pasco Hospice will hold its Row and Paddle for Hospice fundraiser on Oct. 23 at Lake Saxon Park in Land O'Lakes. Participants can bring rowing shells, paddle boats, canoes or kayaks to participate in races on Lake Saxon.

Participants must be 15 or older and have paid the $5 early registration fee by Oct. 16.

The cost will increase to $10 on the day of the event. All proceeds benefit the hospice. Registration will take place at 7:30 a.m. with the races beginning at 8:30 a.m.

For information, call (813) 996-4718 or e-mail

David Rice can be reached at

Innisbrook Resort golf tournament to benefit charities 09/30/10 [Last modified: Thursday, September 30, 2010 7:19pm]
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