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Free Pasco golf tournament seeks to set world record

The April 13 tournament is in memory of Justin Inversso.

The April 13 tournament is in memory of Justin Inversso.

The World's Largest Free Memorial Golf Tournament in Memory of Justin Inversso will take place on April 6, with a playoff tournament set for April 13.

The tournament, formerly known as the Justin Inversso Memorial Tournament, has been renamed and been made into a free event, with the hopes of generating more excitement and setting a world record. The event, which honors the memory of a Dade City lifeguard killed by a 2011 lightning strike at Adventure Island, raises money for scholarships.

The tournament is made up of 24 players picked by each course and any other players who wish to participate. The winning foursome from each course qualifies for the playoff round, which will be held at Tampa Bay Golf and Country Club. Winners will be paid out by sponsors of the tournament.

The eight courses available are: The Abbey in St. Leo, Tampa Bay Golf and Country Club, Silverado, The Groves in Land O'Lakes, Hernando Oaks, Scotland Yards, Sherman Hills and Lake Bernadette.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For information or to become a sponsor, call (352) 636-0550 or visit

Cycling: The first cycling event in the new Gran Fondo National Championship Race Series will kick off Sunday in Dade City. A Gran Fondo is a cycling challenge that is a blend of competitive road racing and casual century rides. The event which will include 30, 60 and 100 mile journeys. The course will start and end at Pasco-Hernando Community College's Dade City campus, 36727 Blanton Road, and will partially follow the course that was part of Tampa's bid to host the Olympic games. Some proceeds will be donated to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office Explorer Post No. 916 to fund recreation activities for area youngsters.

The event is open to riders of all ages and experience levels. Register at or from 5:30 to 7 a.m. Sunday at PHCC. For information and pricing, visit

TENNIS: Registration is open for people 16 and up to join the co-ed singles division of the Adult Tennis League at J. Ben Harrill Recreation Center, 2830 Gulf Trace Blvd., Holiday. Registration must be completed by Monday for the league beginning on March 25. $10 per person per division. For information, call (727) 942-7439

GOLF: The third annual Veterans Elementary PTA Golf Tournament will be held April 20 at Lexington Oaks Golf Club. The proceeds will help the PTA purchase a playground shade covering, new technology, classroom supplies and equipment for the school.

This tournament is open to up to 144 participants of all skill levels, both men and women. Entries will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Early registration (before April 7) is $65, which includes 18 holes of golf with riding cart, dinner and various awards and prizes. After April 7, the price increases to $75 per player.

Registration and payment may be completed at or mailed to: Veterans Elementary School, attention: PTA, 26940 Progress Parkway, Wesley Chapel, FL 33544. Registration must be received by April 16. For information email

LACROSSE: Tampa Tribe is the Wesley Chapel Athletic Association's competitive travel lacrosse program designed to help dedicated lacrosse athletes compete at a higher level from May through December.

Players and families travel to a minimum of eight tournaments throughout Florida and surrounding states to take on some of the best teams in the south.

Registration will open to interested boys U11-U19 and girls in middle and high school on April 1. The cost for the season is $825 with player evaluations taking place April 1-2. For information, visit

To submit items on community sports events, contact David Rice at

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