The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 164 and American People Against Cop Killers (APACK) will host the inaugural Capt. Scott M. Bierwiler Coed Softball Tournament on April 25-26 at the Jerome Brown Community Center in Brooksville.
The event, organized by Detective Jason Jernigan, whose immediate superior was Bierwiler, will benefit the Bierwiler family. The 42-year-old Hernando sheriff's captain died after an early morning collision with a sport utility vehicle driven by 16-year-old Andrew Frank Morris on Feb. 19.
"We didn't have the fliers up that long and we were already getting a ton of calls," Michelle Jernigan said. "The response so far has been outstanding, but the unfortunate part of that is we can only accommodate 20 teams"
The cost per 14-player team for the 20-team field is $200 and the deadline to register is April 15. The tournament is double-elimination and trophies will be given to the champion team.
Proceeds specifically go to the Capt. Scott M. Bierwiler Memorial Trust fund set up through Washington Mutual Bank.
For information or register, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jason Jernigan at (352) 232-2983 or Michelle Jernigan at (352) 232-6097.
ROLLER HOCKEY: The Sunshine Shoot-out Indoor Ball Hockey Tournament will be June 26-28 at Sportszone2, 7716 Rutilio Court, New Port Richey.
Teams can register for $550 and the tournament is open division for all teams to compete.
Games will be filmed, as well, and prizes will be awarded to the overall team winner, the runner-up and the most valuable player, defenseman and goalie.
The event is sponsored by Matt Garry Inc.
For more information, call Matt Garry at (813) 818-1312 or (727) 809-0775.
KARATE: Grove Park Community Center in New Port Richey is hosting adult karate classes and a women's self-defense course both starting Monday.
Both classes will be Mondays, with adult karate from 6 to 6:45 p.m. and women's self-defense from 7 to 8.
Adult karate is $30 for the month or $8 per class, while women's self-defense is $60 for the course.
The deadline to register is today.
For more information, call (727) 834-3285.
BOWLING: Spring Hill Lanes held its 14th annual Irish Stew Tournament on March 22, with Bob Fritz and Nathan Downey coming out on top.
Fritz and Downey earned $120 for their pin total of 1,478.
SOCCER: The First Hernando Youth Soccer Club will be hosting the opening qualifier of the annual 3 vs. 3 Soccer Invitational on April 18 at Anderson Snow Park in Spring Hill.
The tournament will set qualifiers for the regional event in Savannah, Ga., and the 3 vs. 3 Summer Nationals in Kings Island, Ohio, in July.
There are boys and girls age groups from under-6 to under-18, along with adult men, women and coed divisions.
Registration fee is $155 per team and includes a tournament T-shirt for each participant and the guarantee of at least four games played per squad. Deadline to enter is April 11.
For more information or to register, visit www.3v3worldwide.com/schedule/Tampa/index_E. html.
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