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Fishing tournament May 7 will benefit HPH Hospice

The third annual Hogan Law Firm Charity Fishing Tournament to benefit HPH Hospice will cast off from Bayport on May 7.

The event begins at 7 a.m., and fishing will end at 3 p.m. An awards banquet and silent auction will follow immediately.

The registration fee is $100 per angler for those with their own boat, bait and tackle, and $500 for individuals who need a boat, operator and bait. Anglers receive a gift bag, tournament shirt and three meals for the day.

Last year's tournament included 50 anglers and raised more than $20,000 for HPH Hospice.

This event is sponsored in part by Sonny's Bar-B-Q, Surge Suppression Inc., Sunshine Drugs Inc., Topline Auto, Coastal Engineering Associates, Black Bear Bike, Oak Hill Hospital, Cortez Community Bank, Creative Environmental Solutions Inc., Woodruff & Co. P.A. and Silverthorn Country Club.

For information, call the Hogan Law Firm at (352) 799-8423 or send an e-mail to

MLB HIT, PITCH & RUN: Two Hernando County sites will host the Aquafina Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run Competition for local youth.

The Hernando County Family YMCA will have its event at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Y, 1300 Mariner Blvd. in Spring Hill, while the city of Brooksville will have its competition at 1 p.m. Sunday at Tom Varn Park in Brooksville.

The event is free to participants, but officials ask entrants to arrive early to register. Participants must bring a copy of their birth certificates and fill out registration/waiver forms before the start of competition.

Competitors are divided into four age divisions: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14. The winners can advance through four levels of competition, including team championships at Major League Baseball parks and the national finals at the 2011 MLB All Star Game.

For information about the YMCA event, call Jennifer Huden at (352) 688-9622 or visit For information about the Tom Varn Park event, call Tina Nichols at (352) 540-3835.

HERNANDO BAR GOLF: The Hernando County Bar Association will have its annual golf tournament at 1 p.m. May 5 at Southern Hills Plantation Club in Brooksville.

The entry fee is $75 per person or $275 per foursome. The format is a scramble with a shotgun start. At check-in, a gift bag will be presented to each participant, along with soft drink vouchers for use on the course. A buffet-style dinner will be provided after the tournament, at which time awards will be presented and a raffle and silent auction will be held.

Proceeds benefit the association's scholarship fund, which allows the organization to award scholarships each year to local students attending Pasco-Hernando Community College.

For information, call Amanda Germann at (352) 596-0526 or send e-mail to

JEROME BROWN OPEN GYM: The gymnasium at the Jerome Brown Community Center, off Darby Lane in Brooksville, will be open for youth basketball play from 2 to 5 p.m. every Sunday, beginning this weekend.

The open gym is intended to promote sportsmanship, fun and exercise and is intended for ages 12 to 18.

The Brooksville Parks and Recreation Department is also seeking adult volunteers to supervise and resolve basketball play disputes.

For information, call (352) 540-3830 or visit

KIWANIS SUPERKIDS TRIATHLON: The third annual Kiwanis SuperKids Triathlon will take place May 21 at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park.

Limited to the first 200 participants, the event has three age groups: 5-8, 9-12 and 13-18. Everyone who participates will receive an award. There will be swimming, biking and running. Helmets are required for biking.

Sign-in is from 5 to 7 p.m. May 20. Bring bikes for inspection and overnight securing. The triathlon will begin at 7:15 a.m. the next morning.

For information, visit

HYL FOOTBALL: The Hernando Youth League is beginning football registration for the 2011 season.

Teams are available for kids ages 5 to 15. Registration will be on the following Saturdays at Ernie Wever Park, off U.S. 98, north of Brooksville: May 7, May 21 and June 11.

Registration forms are available online at Forms must be presented at time of signup. The cost is $125, and space is limited.

For information, call Rick Hankins at (352) 346-0000 or e-mail

JEROME BROWN GOLF: World Woods Golf Club, north of Brooksville, is hosting the Jerome Brown Golf Classic on June 4, sponsored by Bright House Networks.

Proceeds will benefit the Jerome Brown Youth Foundation. For an entry fee of $65 per golfer, participants get 18 holes, a cart, lunch and a cap. The format is a four-person scramble.

Registration is at 11:30 a.m., with lunch at noon. The shotgun start will be at 1 p.m.

For information, call Dianna Rusk Yoder at (352) 796-2526.

BRITISH SOCCER CAMP: The First Hernando Youth Soccer Club has teamed up with Challenger Sports, a soccer club in the United States and Canada, to host a weeklong British soccer camp July 18 to 22 at Anderson Snow Park in Spring Hill.

Each child will work with a member of the team of more than 1,000 British coaches being flown to the United States exclusively to work with these programs. Challenger Sports will have more than 3,000 camps this summer and coach more than 120,000 children between the ages of 3 and 19.

Space is limited, and parents are encouraged to register their kids as soon as possible. To attend for a half day from 9 a.m. to noon, the cost is $117 for the week for ages 5 to 18. For a full day, the fee is $165 for ages 10 to 18. Goalkeepers ages 10 to 18 can attend from 5 to 8 p.m. for a cost of $117.

Each camper will receive a T-shirt, soccer ball, poster and personalized skills evaluation.

For information, call Robert Andreu at (813) 283-4523, or send e-mail to To register, visit

KIWANIS GOLF: Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks is hosting the 41st annual Brooksville Kiwanis Golf Invitational on June 1.

The cost is $75 per golfer, which includes golf, cart, dinner and prizes. The shotgun start is set for 1 p.m. The format of the tournament is a four-man scramble. First-come, first-served. The registration deadline is May 20.

Cash prizes, door prizes and closest to the pin and longest drive prizes will be awarded. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

For information, call Barbara Hitzemann at (352) 442-3412 or visit

To notify us of community sports achievements or coming events, contact Derek J. LaRiviere at or (352) 584-6337.

Fishing tournament May 7 will benefit HPH Hospice 04/27/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 4:54pm]
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