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Pasco softball players to take field in cancer fundraiser

The Sunlake Seahawks will host their fourth-annual "K-Out Cancer Pink Out" softball game on Tuesday against the Land O'Lakes Gators. This is the first year these teams are playing each other during this annual fundraiser, and each will wear some kind of pink to raise awareness and show support for those fighting cancer. Everyone attending is encouraged to wear pink as well.

The event kicks off with the junior varsity game at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity match up at 7 p.m. at Sunlake, 3023 Sunlake Blvd. The cost is $3.

The team will also hold a bake sale featuring "sweet treats" for Valentine's Day and a silent auction (donations are still needed). All proceeds will go toward the Seahawks' "Relay for Life" team donation to the American Cancer Society.

For information, to donate to the silent auction or to make a donation in honor or memory of someone, call (813) 949-3620 or (813) 748-6987. The Seahawks softball coaches are Coach Jami Finan, varsity, and Coach Denise Garcia, JV, at (813) 346-1000.

SOFTBALL: Pasco County Parks and Recreation and Alli Gators Bar and Grill are holding the Pasco Superdraft co-ed softball tournament on March 9. The restaurant at Little Road and State Road 54 will hold a draft similar to a NFL or NBA style draft. Check in at 6 p.m., draft beginning at 7 p.m. The tournament will be March 11 at Jack Mitchell Park. The cost is $15 per person in advance, or $25 the week of the tournament. Registration is available at the J. Ben Harrill Recreation Complex. For information, call (727) 942-7439.

TENNIS: The J. Ben Harrill Recreation Complex hosts group tennis lessons every Thursday for beginners and intermediate players. Beginners have class from 6 to 7 p.m. and intermediate players from 7 to 8 p.m. The lessons are open to ages 7 and up and focus on fundamentals. The cost is $40 per month or $13 per class. For information, call (727) 942-7439.

RUNNING: Dances with Dirt, an extreme test of endurance and determination, will come to Dade City March 24 at Withlacoochee River Park. The event includes a variety of race formats for individuals and teams including a half marathon, full marathon, 10K, 50K and 50-mile relay. Cost varies by race type but prices are only set until Feb. 22. For information, visit

ADULT SPORTS: The Samuel W. Pasco Recreation Complex in Zephyrhills is hosting adult 4-vs.-4 flag football, 7-vs.-7 flag football (adds blocking) and 4-vs.-4 soccer. Athletes 18 and older can participate in the Play Pasco leagues on a recreational or competitive level. Play takes place Thursday nights beginning Feb. 23. For information, call (727) 992-3010 or visit to register.

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

Pasco softball players to take field in cancer fundraiser 02/09/12 [Last modified: Thursday, February 9, 2012 4:15pm]
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