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Play golf, help 'elect' Wesley Chapel honorary mayor

It's campaign season, so break out your golf clubs.

As part of her campaign to become honorary mayor of Wesley Chapel, Jan Roberts will hold a "Little Jan for Big Mayor" golf tournament at 7 a.m. Nov. 12, at Lexington Oaks Golf Club in Wesley Chapel. Proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay and the Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce.

The honorary mayor's race, sponsored by the chamber, goes to the candidate who raises the most money. The proceeds are split between the chamber and a charity of the candidate's choice.

Roberts, a Tampa native, has lived in the Wesley Chapel area for the past 12 years with her husband and two daughters. She works as director of partnership development and recruitment for Pasco County Big Brothers Big Sisters, and has been involved with numerous community organizations.

For information about the golf tournament or any of Roberts' planned events, e-mail her at or call (813) 997-6881.

KAYAK: Pasco County Parks and Recreation will host the Paddling Pasco Blueways Program, the first in a series of kayaking excursions in the Pasco Blueways Trail System, from Anclote River Park to Sunwest Park and the Cotee River. The trip will begin at 8 a.m. Sunday and travel approximately four miles, with a shuttle taking participants back to their cars. Participants must be at least 16 unless accompanied by a guardian, and must sign a participation agreement, provide their own kayak or canoe and follow the instructions of trip leaders. For information and to register for this free program, contact the Pasco County Parks and Recreation Department at (727) 834-3278 or (813) 929-2760.

RUNNING: The Pasco Pediatric Foundation will hold a 5K "Filthy Fun Run" on Nov. 19 at The Concourse in Spring Hill. With an obstacle course built into the race route, participants will crawl through mud, climb over walls and swing from tree limbs to reach the finish line. The race is open to adventure lovers ages 18 and older of all — or no — athletic ability. Participants can sign up for a wave starting every half-hour, the first at 8 a.m. and the last at 12:30 p.m., for a $50 entry fee.

A party featuring a band, DJ and catering from Buffalo Wild Wings will run throughout the event and is open to racers and spectators.

The event is being held in memory of longtime Pasco Pediatric Foundation supporter Dr. Jeffrey Baumrucker. Sponsorships are still available.

For details or to register for the event, visit or call at (727) 863-2266. The Concourse property is at 15325 Alric Pottberg Road in Spring Hill. Parking at the event will be free.

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

Play golf, help 'elect' Wesley Chapel honorary mayor 10/27/11 [Last modified: Thursday, October 27, 2011 9:11pm]
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