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BSAC birthday: The Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center will celebrate its 50th year of serving the community April 20. Established in May of 1963, the center now serves more than 800 children daily through its sports, after school and early childhood programs.

The center also houses Team TRIDENT, a physical education and academic program for intellectually disabled adults and youth.

The daylong event begins at 9 a.m. and will include the center's 2013 summer camp open house, a commemoration ceremony with several local dignitaries in attendance, sports demonstrations from Team Colwill Diving, Ten and Under Tennis, Strikers Pride Soccer and Pat Thomas' Fit New Focus Living Sport Fit BOOT Camp.

For information, contact Lori Bukaweski at (813) 361-7450 or

Family golf tournament: The inaugural Larry Peacock Parent Child Championship golf tournament will be held Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at the Bloomingdale Golfers Club, 4113 Great Golfers Place. The tournament is open to parents or grandparents to play with their children or grandchildren of all ages. The tournament will be divided by ages: children 13 and under; children 14-28; and children ages 29 and older.

Range balls will be provided for warm up prior to the start of the tournament. Players will receive two drink tickets. Several food stations will also be available. The event will also include contests, raffle prizes and awards. The cost is $65 per golfer. Proceeds benefit All Children's Hospital. To register online, visit For more information, contact Jake Peacock or (813) 283-8981.

Freedom Plaza Invitational: Freedom Plaza golf and tennis director Frank Hinton hosts an invitational tournament for area golf leagues that regularly play at Freedom Fairways Saturday with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. The entry fee is $20 and includes lunch. For information call the pro shop. (813) 633-4653.

Junior Women's tournament: The Plant City Junior Women's Club holds its inaugural charity golf tournament April 6 at Walden Lake Golf and Country Club, 2001 Clubhouse Drive.

This event will be held to raise funds for the club's Plant City Shoe Project. There will be trophies, prizes and a 50-50 drawing. For information contact Stephanie Eisenbach, president and Shoe Project chairperson at (813) 468-0230 or

Brandon Ballet golf tournament: Brandon Ballet holds a four-person golf scramble April 28 at River Hills Golf and Country Club, 3943 New River Hills Parkway.

Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Prizes will be provided for first, second and third as well as longest drive and closest to the pin. A post-tournament dinner will be served.

Sponsorships remain available and all proceeds go to Brandon Ballet

Cost is $85 per individual or $320 per group if you register before April 19. For information, contact Monica Frost at (813) 545-6688.

Sickle Cell Classic: The Sickle Cell Association of Hillsborough County will host an Old School Celebrity Golf Classic April 20 at Heritage Isles Golf and Country Club, 10630 Plantation Bay Drive.

The four-person scramble begins with registration at 7 a.m., a shotgun start at 8 a.m. and an awards luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Pairings will be provided for individual golfers. Awards will be presented for first, second and third along with closest to the pin and longest drive. The cost is $85 per golfer.

Former NFL and USFL defensive back Luther Bradley will host the tournament, and sponsorship opportunities remain available. For information, go to

Brandon resident wins car: Larry Ott recently won the Brandon Foundation's 2013 Charity Golf Classic car giveaway and received a new Hyundai from Brandon Hyundai.

Ott purchased the ticket at the foundation's WinterFest. Brandon Hyundai was the title sponsor of the foundation's 2013 charity golf classic.

Brandon area sports news 03/23/13 [Last modified: Friday, March 22, 2013 2:47pm]
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