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West Pasco Prowlers stage 'Madden NFL 11' video game tournament to raise money

Youngsters are caught up in the video game action in August 2009. A Games2U mobile unit will be at Buffalo Wild Wings on Sunday for a Madden tournament to benefit the West Pasco Prowlers. 

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Youngsters are caught up in the video game action in August 2009. A Games2U mobile unit will be at Buffalo Wild Wings on Sunday for a Madden tournament to benefit the West Pasco Prowlers. 

NEW PORT RICHEY — The West Pasco Prowlers will hold a tournament for players of the popular football game Madden NFL 11 to raise funds for the upcoming season. The event will be staged by Games2U, a company that provides mobile video game theaters, from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Buffalo Wild Wings at 10936 State Road 54.

"Right now we're hoping we can get enough people to come to the event," West Pasco Prowler board member John Laspada said. "If we do, then this could be a really fun way to raise money. We've got sponsors and some really good prizes. We just hope we can make it competitive."

The idea for the tournament came from coaches who hope the event can also serve as a registration date for football players interested in joining the Prowlers. Prizes will include a flat-screen television, an XBox 360 gaming system and a year of free wings at Buffalo Wild Wings.

The entry fee is $10 for single players or $20 per team if registered before the day of the event. Entry is $30 for teams on the day of the event. Registration is available at www.ourwpp.com. For information, call John Laspada at (727) 452-7856.

KARATE: Veterans Memorial Park in Hudson hosts Isshin-Ryu karate classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays for two age groups. Classes for kids ages 6-12 will take place from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. and will be broken down into 45-minute segments based on skill level. Ages 13 and up will be from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The cost is $35 per month. For information, call (727) 861-3033.

GYMNASTICS: Veterans Memorial Park also hosts gymnastics and dance classes on Fridays for ages 3 and up. The offerings include a dance class for 3- to 6-year-olds from 5 to 6 p.m.; gymnastics for ages 5 and up from 6 to 7:30 p.m.; and dance for ages 7 and up from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. The cost is $35 per month. For information, call (727) 861-3033.

AEROBICS: Veterans also hosts free aerobics classes for seniors on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Classes focus on stretching, toning and limited movement. For information, call (727) 861-3033.

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 rhyatt@pasco.k12.fl.us or call (727) 372-3176.

Contact David Rice at davidrice83@gmail.com.

West Pasco Prowlers stage 'Madden NFL 11' video game tournament to raise money 04/14/11 [Last modified: Thursday, April 14, 2011 8:30pm]
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