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Free mouth guards for youth football players

Orthodontic Specialists of Florida, the American Association of Orthodontists and NFL legend Emmitt Smith are sponsoring an initiative to provide mouth guards to local youth football players.

These organizations will provide athletes with custom-fitted mouth guards during the month of August at all of the participating locations throughout Florida at no cost, while supplies last.

The Hernando County OSOF location is at 11121 Hearth Road, Spring Hill. The contact number is (352) 683-6116. Information is also available online at Florida4Braces.com.

FREE BASKETBALL CLINIC: There will be an On-Court Player Development Basketball Academy clinic at the Academy at the Lakes gymnasium, 2331 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes, from 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 25.

The invitation is extended to all adults and their children for an evening of basketball instruction. Along with this free skills clinic, participants will have an opportunity to listen to a special presentation about the opening of the academy.

Space and seating for the event is limited. RSVP by Aug. 21 by sending an e-mail to dzimroth@oncourtonline.com.

Call executive director David Zimroth at (813) 215-0148.

PUTTS & PIZZA: The Toscana Crossing Golf Course at the Heather is having a "Putts and Pizza" golf outing Sept. 4. Toscana Crossing is at 7406 St. Andrews Blvd., north of Weeki Wachee.

Golf begins with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. with a pizza buffet to follow. A cash bar will be available. The price for golf is $10 to ride a cart and $6 to walk. The buffet is an additional $7.

Call Barbara Phillips at (352) 596-5344.

PHCC GOLF FUNDRAISER: The inaugural golf tournament to benefit the Pasco-Hernando Community College Foundation will be Oct. 4 at the Quarry Course at Black Diamond Ranch, 2600 W Black Diamond Circle, Lecanto.

The event will be a scramble start. Sponsors, individual golfers and foursome slots are available. Players receive breakfast, lunch on the course, a barbecue and awards banquet, beverages, official tournament shirts, goodie bags and recognition on the PHCC website. Awards will be given to each player on the first-place team, and also for longest drive and closest to the pin.

The tournament will benefit the PHCC Foundation, which supports programs and activities at the college.

To register as a participant or sponsor, visit phcc.edu/foundation/golf or call (727) 816-3410. Registration deadline is Sept. 10.

SPRING HILL DIXIE: Spring Hill Dixie Softball will have registration for the fall season at Anderson Snow Park in the coming weeks.

League officials will accept sign-ups under the pavilion at the park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 28, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 1, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 4.

All potential players must turn 5 years old by April 30, 2011. There are divisions for children ages 5 to 18.

The cost to join is $70 per child or $55 for those in the age 8 and under groups. A copy of the child's birth certificate is necessary for registration. The fee covers uniforms (shirts and socks), insurance and trophies.

Call league registrar Ami Lamp at (352) 428-4169 or league director Glenn Primavera at (352) 442-1957, or visit shdixiesoftball.com.

HYL DIXIE: Hernando Youth League Dixie Baseball/Softball will have registration this month for the fall season at Ernie Wever Youth Park.

On Saturday and Aug. 28, league officials will accept sign-ups at the park. Volunteers will be there from 10 a.m. to noon both Saturdays.

Registration can also be completed at Looper Sports Connection, 7631 Horse Lake Road, Brooksville, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

All potential players must turn 5 years old by April 30, 2011. Participants cannot turn 15 years old before Nov. 23. The cost for joining is $45 per child and $40 for additional siblings. A copy of the child's birth certificate is necessary for registration.

Visit hylbaseball.com.

COTEE MAN TRIATHLON: The third annual Cotee man Triathlon will be Aug. 28 at the New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatics Center, 6630 Van Buren St., New Port Richey.

This event is sanctioned by USA Triathlon, the governing body of triathlons in the United States. The event features a 150-yard pool swim, a 9-mile bike course and a 3.1-mile run. It is designed for beginners who have never competed in a triathlon as well as more experienced triathletes who are looking for a sprint distance event.

Visit coteemantriathlon.com or call Rob Marlowe at (727) 847-2424.

NATURE COAST TENNIS: The Nature Coast Tennis Foundation will have its first Adult Doubles Tournament on Sept. 25 and 26 at Delta Woods Park in Spring Hill.

The tournament includes male, female and mixed doubles divisions. The entry fee is $25 per player for one event and $40 for two. The format is best-of-three sets and double elimination. The fee includes lunch provided by Chick-fil-A and awards for the division winners.

Visit nctf.usta.com or call Karen Lund at (352) 585-3733.

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

Free mouth guards for youth football players 08/18/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 5:39pm]

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