Sunday, December 17, 2017
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Dade City golf tournament to raise money for little girl's transplant

Triple-S Golf Ranch in Dade City will host a charity golf event for area resident Chelsey Jean Alford Hoyle on Dec. 9.

Chelsey, who turns 1 on Dec. 5, was born without a bile duct and began experiencing liver problems and fluid buildups soon after birth. She is awaiting a liver transplant in Gainesville.

The golf event to raise money for her medical expenses begins with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Entry fee is $180 for a foursome, with cash prizes going to the top three teams. There will also be raffles, a longest drive competition and a putting contest.

Donations can be made at Wells Fargo Bank, 14210 Seventh St., Dade City, to Kaylee Alford, who is Chelsey's mother. For information, call (352) 567-6622.

PICKLEBALL: Veterans Memorial Park in Hudson hosts open pickleball nights from 6-9 p.m. Mondays. The sessions are open to players age 9 and up at a cost of $2 per person. A pickleball ambassador from the United States Pickleball Association is on hand for the sessions. For information, email Lee Boerckel at [email protected] or call (727) 861-3033.

KARATE: The James Irvin Civic Center offers Trim No Shin karate classes for ages 5 and up on Mondays and Wednesdays. Trim No Shin is a style of karate and weaponry that blends Okinawan tradition with American practicality. Techniques are centered around practical self defense that work regardless of age, gender or size. Class times vary according to age and skill level. The cost is $20 per month. For information, call (352) 521-4166.

FUN CAMP: The Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex will host Winter Fun Camp for kids ages 6-11 from Dec. 26-28 and Jan. 2-4 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Camp includes a field trip each week and the cost is $40 for one week or $60 for both weeks. For information, call (813) 929-1220.

RUNNING: The sixth annual 5K Reindeer Run will take place Saturday at Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club. The race begins at 8 a.m. and is professionally chip-timed. Register at active.com or visit the Lake Jovita Fitness Center. For information, call Suzanne Hollins at (352) 588-2233, ext. 316.

To submit information on community sports events, contact David Rice at [email protected]

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