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Pasco golf tournament to benefit veterans charities

Rolling Thunder Florida Chapter 11 will host its third-annual POW/MIA Awareness Golf Tournament on May 12 at The Eagles Golf Club in Odessa. The tournament will raise money for various charities that benefit veterans in the area. Last year, the tournament raised more than $14,000, which the organization hopes to surpass this year.

Registration and breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a scramble shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. An awards luncheon will follow play, with awards going to first, second and third places as well closest to the pin, hole-in-one and straightest drive contest winners. Registration is $75 for a single golfer and $290 per foursome. Interested participants are encouraged to pre-register.

For information, call golf chairman Eric Piatt (813) 448-7754 or visit www.RollingThunder

MORE GOLF: Imagine Charter School will hold its inaugural golf tournament on May 19 at Lexington Oaks Golf Club. Proceeds will go toward sending the eighth-grade class on an educational trip to Washington, D.C., in June. Check-in for the tournament begins at 11:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Cost is $75 per golfer, which includes greens fees, riding cart, contest prizes and a hamburger/hot dog buffet after the tournament. The field is limited to 144 players. To register, contact tournament director Debbie Campbell at (813) 766-2648 or

BASKETBALL: Nature Coast Technical High School will host a Youth Summer Basketball Camp from June 18-21 and again from Aug. 6-9. Youngsters from age 5 to those entering the seventh grade are welcome to participate. For information, contact Nature Coast's head basketball coach David Pisarcik at (727) 385-2194.

VOLLEYBALL: The J. Ben Harrill Recreation Complex has created a 4-on-4 summer volleyball league to help high school players stay on their game and get ready for tryouts. The league is for girls ages 14-18 who can provide a valid high school identification card. The games will be played at 6 p.m. Wednesdays starting June 6. The cost is $150 and a minimum of six players is required, maximum of eight. There will be no individual registrations, and teams must bring a coach 21 years of age or older. For information, call (727) 934-4198 or (727) 942-7439.

AEROBICS: Veterans Memorial Park in Hudson hosts free senior aerobics classes from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The class includes stretching, toning and other fun aerobic activities for seniors with limited movement. For information, call (727) 861-3033.

BASEBALL: Baseball coaching veteran Abner Barrios will polish the skills of young ball players during two weeks of baseball summer camp at the Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex from June 11-15 and June 18-22. The camp is open to kids ages 8-15 and will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. The cost $110 per child for one week or $185 per child for both weeks. Half day registrations are available as well for a price of $60 with the kids being let out at noon. For information, call (813) 929-1220, or call Barrios at (813) 469-8423.

To submit information on community sports events, contact David Rice at

Pasco golf tournament to benefit veterans charities 05/02/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 8:00pm]
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