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Junior Olympian organizes charity kick-a-thon in Trinity to benefit St. Jude's

TRINITY — Junior Olympic gold medalist Lorelei Chamberlain logged more than 300 hours of community service last year, but she isn't stopping there. The 14-year-old tae kwon do champion is staging her own charity event with the Martial Arts for St. Jude Kick-a-thon to run from noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 8 at Trinity Tae Kwon Do. All proceeds will benefit St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.

"Our goal is to do what we can to help find new treatments for childhood cancer and other catastrophic diseases," Chamberlain said. "St. Jude's does life-saving work and I want to help them any way I can."

The event will feature students of Trinity Tae Kwon Do demonstrating their martial arts expertise alongside Chamberlain. For information, call Lorelei's father, James Chamberlain, at (352) 642-4523 or e-mail jdc352@gmail.com.

GOLF: Golfing for a Cure, a four-person golf scramble to benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, will be held Oct. 8 at The Abbey Course at Saint Leo University. The event will begin at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start. A lunch of hotdogs and hamburgers will follow. The entry fee is $30 and includes golf, cart, lunch and contests. Pasco Motors in Dade City will give a GMC Terrain all-terrain vehicle for a hole-in-one on a designated hole. Cash prizes will be awarded to first- through third-place teams, plus contest winners, compliments of Covanta Energy. All proceeds from the golf scramble will benefit Relay for Life in San Antonio. For information or an entry form, call (352) 588-4037 or e-mail cjhedman@aol.com. Entry is limited to the first 100 players or 25 teams.

MORE GOLF: The second annual Pasco-Hernando Community College Foundation Golf Tournament will take place Oct. 31 at the Black Diamond Golf Club's Quarry Course in Lecanto. The deadline to register is Oct. 14 and will cost $1,200 per foursome or $300 per single golfer. Registration includes greens and cart fees, breakfast, lunch on the course, beverages and a barbecue-style awards banquet. Breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. with shotgun start at 10 a.m. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For information, visit phcc.edu/foundation/golf, e-mail foundation@phcc.edu or call (727) 816-3410.

LACROSSE: The Wesley Chapel Athletic Association will host the "I Lacrosse My Heart" all girls charity lacrosse tournament Oct. 29 and 30 at Wesley Chapel District Park. The tournament will feature a scrimmage between the new women's college lacrosse teams of Saint Leo and Florida Southern. The event will feature clinics taught by college coaches and players. Middle and high school age players who wish to attend will take part in a four-game minimum seven-vs.-seven tournament at a cost of $10. The association will contribute 25 percent of the net profits to St. Joseph's Children's Hospital. For information or to register, visit wclacrosse.org or e-mail WCLaxTourneys@wclacrosse.org.

KARATE: The Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex hosts karate classes on Mondays and Wednesdays for ages 6 and older. Classes are taught by martial arts instructor Marty Betts and cost $35 per month for the first child and $25 for each additional family member. Ages 6-12 will have class from 7 to 7:45 p.m. and ages 13 and up from 8 to 9 p.m. For information, call (813) 929-1220.

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

Junior Olympian organizes charity kick-a-thon in Trinity to benefit St. Jude's 09/14/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 7:50pm]
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