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East Point baseball gets boost from Pizzazz Painting: The East Point Little League in Seffner seeks donations for its program, and it already has received one huge gift of time and talent.

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Peter Atenza of Pizzazz Painting brought out a crew earlier this month and painted the league's concession stand and boardroom for free.

"These guys were super and worked from approximately 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. nonstop," said Edward Friscia, league president. "We had a field day planned for painting already, and after seeing these professional painters go to work, our volunteers would have been out there all weekend and still not be finished with the job.

"Peter Atenza paid his workers out of his pocket. That is the greatest act of volunteerism I have experienced with East Point so far."

The league continues to seek help for maintenance and improvements, and it also needs sponsors. E-mail Friscia at

Checks can be made out to East Point Little League and mailed in care of Friscia, 402 E Seventh Ave., Tampa, FL 33602.

FishHawk soccer continues registration: Online registration for FishHawk Soccer Club's Fall in-house youth recreational and TARSA programs is now open at through Sept. 18.

The in-house recreational program starts at the U5 age group and continues through U16. Due to the growing popularity of the program and limited space, some divisions may close early if capacity is reached.

The fall soccer season starts during the week of Nov. 7 and runs through Jan. 28. Registration fees for U5 through U7 (players born between Aug. 1, 2004, and July 31, 2007) are $115 and $140 for U8 through U16 (players born between Aug. 1, 1995, and July 31, 2004).

The TARSA program is a traveling, recreational league that is accepting boys and girls for its U12-U16 divisions (players born between Aug. 1, 1995, and July 31, 2000). TARSA registration fees are $175.

All registration fees include a uniform and end-of-season trophy.

In addition to registration, a free TARSA training clinic will be held from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 12 at the FishHawk Sports Complex, Randall fields (baseball side).

The league also seeks volunteer head coaches. Head coaches will receive a $35 volunteer rebate at the end of the season. For more information, e-mail or visit

Brandon sports notes 08/25/11 [Last modified: Thursday, August 25, 2011 4:30am]
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