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RAP River Run fundraiser set for June 11

NEW PORT RICHEY — The fourth annual RAP River Run will be held on June 11 at Sims Park. The event will feature a 5K run/walk and 1-mile run.

All proceeds will benefit the Runaway Alternatives Project House in New Port Richey, an organization that provides shelter to kids ages 10 to 17 who are homeless, runaways or in need of short-term out-of-home respite.

Cost for 5K is $20, or $25 after June 1; cost for the 1-mile run is $15, or $20 after June 1.

Families of four or more that register before Tuesday will receive a discount. For information about the RAP River Run, visit or contact event chairwoman Amanda Murphy at (727) 359-2007.

TENNIS: Jeanette Marcus, assistant tennis director at Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club in Dade City, is seeking adult tennis players for doubles and singles match play sessions on soft court Har-Tru surface. The price is $5 per person for a Tuesday morning session, $10 per person for Friday afternoon session and $10 per person for a Sunday afternoon session. There is no need to be a member of USTA or the country club, and there are openings for advanced, beginner and intermediate levels. For information, contact Jeanette Marcus at (813) 417-0061 or e-mail her at

BASEBALL: Pasco-Hernando Community College baseball coach Steve Winterling and his staff will hold a baseball camp for kids ages 7-13 from June 6 to 8. Camp participants will be grouped by age and ability. The cost is $75, which includes a camp T-shirt. Each camp session will run from 8:30 a.m. to noon on the west campus of PHCC in New Port Richey, where the baseball field is located. For information, contact Steve Winterling at (727) 816-3362 or e-mail him at

MORE BASEBALL: The Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex will host a baseball camp for players ages 8-14 from June 6-10 and again on June 13-17. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will be coached by Abner Barrios. The cost per child is $105 for one week or $190 for both weeks. Half-day camps from 9 a.m. to noon can be purchased for $60 per child. For information, call coach Barrios at (813) 469-8423.

BASKETBALL: The Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex will host boys and girls basketball camps from 1 to 4 p.m. June 6-10. The camp is open to kids ages 7-15 and costs $75 per child. The camp will be coached by Danny Delgardo, head basketball coach at Trinity College. For information, call (813) 929-1220.

MORE BASKETBALL: The J. Ben Harrill Recreation Complex will host Champions Basketball Program, a three-session camp designed for young players with disabilities to learn basketball and play the game. Games will take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays beginning June 11. Space will be limited to the first 30 participants, with a waiting list being used thereafter. Advanced registration is $30 per participant. For information, call (727) 942-7439.

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RAP River Run fundraiser set for June 11 05/24/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 8:37pm]
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