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Sheriff's Posse saddles up to benefit hospice

Riders at Ride for Hospice in 2010 raised $10,000 for Gulfside Regional Hospice. This year’s ride will be held on April 16.

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Riders at Ride for Hospice in 2010 raised $10,000 for Gulfside Regional Hospice. This year’s ride will be held on April 16.

DADE CITY — Here's your chance to saddle up for a good cause.

The Pasco Sheriff's Mounted Posse will hold its third annual Ride for Hospice on April 16 to benefit the Gulfside Regional Hospice. The event will include a three-hour trail ride through the Diamond B Ranch, pony rides, kids' games, live music, horseshoe tournament and lunch. The cost is a minimum $25 pledge to hospice.

All riders must provide their own horse, and must bring proof of a current negative Coggins test. People without horses may catch a ride on one of the wagons hitting the trail.

Registration will run from 8 to 9:30 a.m. April 16, with the ride starting at 10 a.m. Children under 16 must wear a helmet, safe riding attire and be accompanied by a parent or guardian on the ride.

For more information, call (813) 220-8459 or visit or

GOLF: The Mitchell High School golf team will host its sixth annual golf tournament on May 1 at Fox Hollow Golf Club. The four-person scramble format will have a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. with registration taking place at noon. The cost is $90 per player (or $320 for a foursome) and includes 18 holes of golf with cart, range balls, tee gifts, on course contests, and an awards dinner immediately following the round. Proceeds will benefit the Mustangs' boys' golf team. Checks may be made payable to Mitchell Boys Golf and mailed to Rick Hyatt at 1827 Kinsmere Drive, Trinity, FL 34655. For information, e-mail or call (727) 372-3176.

MORE GOLF: The Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Zephyrhills will host the sixth annual Zephyrhills Scramble at Silverado Golf in Country Club at 1 p.m. May 6. The cost is $100 per player and will include monetary prizes. For information, call the chamber office at (813) 782-1913 or e-mail

FISHING: The Pasco-Hernando Community College Foundation's fifth annual Catch and Release Fishing Tournament will take place on April 15 at Catches Waterfront Grille in New Port Richey. The tournament will start at 8 a.m. with an awards ceremony immediately afterwards. All angler teams will be given use of a boat, a U.S. Coast Guard licensed professional guide, breakfast, boxed lunches and beverages, bait and tackle, official tournament shirts, goodie bags, entrance to the awards party, and recognition on the PHCC website. The deadline to register is Friday. For information or to register an angler team or partner as a sponsor, visit or call (727) 816-3410.

FOOTBALL & CHEERLEADING: The New Port Richey Buccaneers Pasco Police Athletic League will hold football and cheerleading registration for the upcoming season from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Registration is for kids ages 5-15 and will be at the football field at Grand Boulevard and Gulf Drive. The registration fee includes a personalized game jersey and use of game pants and equipment for football; and includes shoes, socks, practice and game uniform for the cheerleaders.

Cheerleading coaches are needed. For information, visit or e-mail

Sheriff's Posse saddles up to benefit hospice 04/06/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 6, 2011 7:03pm]
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