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Family-oriented triathlon in Land O'Lakes benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Athletes Who Care will host a Faces of Courage Triathlon at the Land O'Lakes Recreation Center at 7 a.m. Saturday.

In its sixth year, this will be a sprint triathlon in the run-bike-pool swim format. The sprint is a 5K run, 10.5-mile bike and 200-yard swim. The supersprint, which also includes kids and a parent/child format, is a mile run, 4-mile bike and 100-yard pool swim. Proceeds will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The cost is $85 for the sprint, $115 for the sprint relay, $55 for the supersprint and $85 for the parent/child format.

For more information, call (813) 230-7555 or e-mail Jamie Klingman at jamie@athletes whocare.org.

BASEBALL: The Pasco-Hernando Area Senior Baseball League is seeking players and teams for its Labor Day Classic tournament, and its fall season. The league has players ages 18 to 65. Games are played at Pasco-Hernando Community College in New Port Richey.

For the fall, the league plans to field eight teams that will play a 10-game schedule on Sundays beginning Sept. 13. A winter season is also scheduled.

Before the fall season starts, the league will host its inaugural Labor Day Classic on Sept. 5-7. Games will be played at PHCC, as well as Frank Tack Park and Jack Russell Stadium in Clearwater. Registration is limited to eight teams. The league will hold registration Sunday.

To register or to get more information, call (352) 683-1692 or inquire at conradbaseball@bellsouth.net.

SOFTBALL: The Brooksville Recreation Department is hosting its Men and Co-ed NSA Adult Slow-Pitch Softball League. Both leagues are for players 18 and older. The men's teams play Monday evenings and the coed teams on Thursday evenings starting Sept. 14.

Games will be played at Jerome Brown Community Center and cost is $30 per player or $170 per team. There is a mandatory coaches' meeting at 6 p.m. Sept. 3.

For more information, call (352) 540-3835.

HIKING: Gulfside Regional Hospice will host the third annual Hike for Hospice 5K at 9 a.m. Nov. 8 at the Wesley Chapel District Park, 7727 Boyette Road.

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Mike Alstott will be on hand to start the walk. Proceeds benefit Gulfside Regional Hospice. The cost is $25 for adults, and kids 10 and younger can walk for free. Hikers will receiver a T-shirt and snacks.

Visit firstgiving.com/hike forhospice to register, call Jennifer Kirkland toll-free at 1-800-561-4883 or e-mail hikefor hospice@grhospice.org.

For more information, call (727) 845-5707 or visit grhospice.org.

POKER: The Alzheimer's Family Organization will host its Texas hold'em competition at 6 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Aripeka Elks Lodge No. 2520, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson.

Tickets are $30 or two for $50. The overall winner takes home bragging rights for Pasco County, because no monetary prize can be given.

For more information, call (727) 848-8888.

SHUFFLEBOARD: The Betmar Shuffleboard Club in Zephyrhills will host the World Singles International Shuffleboard Association Tournament from Oct. 14-18 at the Betmar Community shuffleboard courts. The field will include 72 of the top tournament players from the United States, Canada, Germany, Japan, Australia, Portugal, Norway, Brazil and England. Spectators can attend at no cost.

For more information, e-mail Terry Rainwater at trainwater@tampabay.rr.com or visit the shuffler.org.

Submit upcoming events, registrations, info to communitysports@tampbay.com.

Family-oriented triathlon in Land O'Lakes benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 08/03/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 4, 2009 5:21pm]
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