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Tampa Bay runners to pound the streets in Haiti benefit

The Haitian Education Project in collaboration with the Tampa Bay for Haiti Coalition and Starbucks in Wesley Chapel will host the Run for Haiti, a 5k run Saturday at Al Lopez Park in Tampa.

The run will start at 8 a.m. with all proceeds benefiting the relief efforts in Haiti. Registration is $25; on-site registration starts at 6:30 a.m. Food, ribbons and T-shirts will be provided.

For information on the groups involved and how to register, visit For information on the event, call Lynn Gray at (813) 453-7885 or Rose Woodard at (352) 437-4941.

SOCCER: The annual Score at the Shore soccer tournament will take place from Feb. 13-15 at 25 fields in the Tampa Bay and area. The two Pasco venues are Wesley Chapel District Park and the Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex. The tournament is showcase of young soccer talent on the U-12 to U18/19 level. The event is heavily attended by college recruiters and is considered to be one of the best youth tournaments of the year. For information on Score at the Shore, visit

RUNNING: Withlacoochee River Park in Dade City will host Dances with Dirt Green Swamp, a run/walk through a wilderness course that will include a 50-mile relay, 50-mile race, 50K ultras and full or half triathlons. The event will take place Feb. 13 and is a team competition. Teams and individuals can still register. Prices vary based on event. For course descriptions, photos, prices and more information, visit

GOLF: The Eager Beavers, a Tampa-based organization devoted to fighting breast cancer, will hold a golf tournament Feb. 19 at Pebble Creek Country Club in New Tampa. The event starts at noon with lunch, then play begins at 1 p.m. with a shotgun start. The cost is $75 and the proceeds go to the Moffitt House at the American Cancer Center and the Susan Komen three-day walk for cancer. The organization is still looking for interested sponsors. For information, visit or call (813) 948-7243.

MORE GOLF: The Pasco County Senior Men's Golf Association is looking for interested golfers to join their nonprofit organization. Members play monthly at some of the best golf courses in Pasco County, including Fox Hollow, Wentworth and Southern Woods. For information, call Bruce McNally at (727) 868-4489 or e-mail

BASKETBALL: Pasco County Parks and Recreation will hold its 2010 iHoops Skills Challenge at 11 a.m. Feb. 20 at Veterans Memorial Park, 14333 Hicks Road, in Hudson. This national basketball skills competition provides boys and girls, ages 9 to 14, a free opportunity to showcase their basketball abilities, such as dribbling, lay-ups, jump shots and free throws, in a time-based, half-court obstacle course. For information call (727) 861-3033.

YOUTH SPORTS: i9 sports is holding open registration for its flag football, soccer, basketball and cheerleading seasons throughout Pasco County. I9 is a noncompetitive youth sports organization that is open to all kids regardless of ability or gender. For information, call (813) 532-1507 or visit

Information on local recreation sports can be sent to David Rice at

Tampa Bay runners to pound the streets in Haiti benefit 02/04/10 [Last modified: Thursday, February 4, 2010 6:55pm]
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