Monday, May 21, 2018
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CPUSA soccer club's latest name has 'football' in it

Central Pasco United Soccer Association is now operating under the new name Greater Tampa Bay Football Club.

After starting out as Lake Padgett Soccer Club in the 1970s, the club changed its name to CPUSA in 1984 to better reflect the club's growth and expansion as it started to serve a larger demographic in Pasco County.

With the latest name change, it hopes to reflect the growth it has experienced over the past 30 years.

"The club has grown significantly in the past three years in particular, creating several new programs," GTBFC executive director Mark Rodrigues said.

"With the name change, our hope is to take the club to the next level in terms of also offering our programs and services to kids outside of Pasco County," he said. "Our roots are in Pasco County and we will continue to remember those roots, but with commuter road development in the past 10 years, it now takes approximately 20 minutes to travel from Tampa to Land O'Lakes so now we will open up to all of Tampa Bay."

GTBFC will host competitive soccer tryouts May 28- June 1 at Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex. For more information, visit gtbfc.com.

RUNNING: Hidden Creek Rec Park in Zephyrhills will host a 5K mud run at 8:30 a.m. June 22.

Proceeds go to the Young Marines youth program. Along the 5K route will be 30 obstacles, four slides and three tree climbs as part of a course that promises to challenge runners.

There will be an afterparty, where each participant receives a free beer, T-shirt and custom finisher medal. The cost before Friday is $45 per individual or $25 each for a group of four or more. After that, the cost rises to $55 per person and $35 each for a group of four or more.

For information or to register, visit hiddencreekrecpark.com or call (813) 714-2528.

TENNIS: USPTA-certified tennis instructor Christina Hill is hosting tennis camps at the New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatic Center and Mitchell High School for kids ages 6-14.

Camps at the rec center will take place from 8:30 a.m.-noon, June 17-21 and July 15-19. Camps will take place at Mitchell High School during the weeks of June 10-14, June 24-28, July 8-12, July 22-26 and Aug. 5-9.

Equipment is provided for campers, and players of all ability levels are welcome. The cost is $85 per week or $20 per day.

For information, call Hill at (727) 375-7678 or email [email protected]

VOLLEYBALL: Anclote High will host a youth volleyball camp from 9 a.m. to noon June 10-13. The cost is $65 for the camp, which serves boys and girls in grades 4 to 9. For information, contact Sharks coach Chris Vergnaud at (727) 246-3070 or [email protected]

GOLF: The 27th annual Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce golf tournament will take place Friday at Quail Hollow Country Club in Wesley Chapel.

The cost is $70 per golfer, which includes greens fee, cart and a barbecue dinner. Teams can register for $260 if prepaid.

For information, call (813) 909-2722 or visit centralpascochamber.com.

MORE GOLF: The third annual Support the Troops Golf Tournament will be held Saturday and Sunday at Scotland Yards Golf Club in Dade City.

The individual entry fee is $45 and the foursome entry fee is $180.

Each day will include dinner, green fees and a golf cart, a silent auction, door prizes and a raffle, and a hole-in-one contest with a $10,000 prize.

Support the Troops is a charity with a mission to send care packages containing toiletries, foodstuffs and snack items, cards and games, batteries, phone cards, and other items to U.S. troops stationed overseas.

For information or to register, call Sheldon Kamlet at (407) 221-5858.

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