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Golf tournament will benefit homeless pets

Southern Hills Plantation Golf Club in Brooksville is hosting the third annual Cause Fore Paws golf tournament on April 3 to benefit the Humane Society of the Nature Coast.

A shotgun start for this best-ball scramble is set for 9 a.m., with check-in starting at 8 a.m.

Entry fee to play on the Pete Dye-designed course is $75 per golfer, which includes prizes and a buffet barbecue lunch.

Individual hole sponsorships also are available for pets and their human companions. All proceeds will be used to care for homeless pets in Hernando, Citrus, Pasco and Sumter Counties. For information, call (352)797-0962.

PASCO CHALLENGE: The 2012 Pasco Challenge will take place at 8 a.m. Saturday at Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park. Competitive events include 5K, 10K and half marathon races. Non-competitive events include a one mile run/walk and 25K, 50K and 100K bike tours.

Registration will be held from 6:15 to 7:45 a.m. The cost is $30 for adults and $15 for children, except for the half marathon, which is $40.

Registration is available at www.active.com or by calling (727) 848-8888.

RUNNING: The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at the University of South Florida is partnering with Oakstead Elementary to hold the second annual Spring Sprint for Autism 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run on March 17.

Last year's inaugural race attracted more than 600 runners in addition to hundreds of spectators and volunteers.

This certified, chip-timed race starts near the Shoppes at Sunlake Centre on Sunlake Boulevard and finishes in the Sunlake High School football stadium in Land O'Lakes where there will be a DJ, food, giveaways and awards for race winners.

Packet pick up will be from 4 to 6:30 p.m. March 16. For event information, contact Christine Rover at (813) 974-9264 or by e-mail at crover@usf.edu.

VOLLEYBALL: The Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex is home to a competitive volleyball team for homeschooled children from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. The team, coached by Della Powell, is free to join and open to ages 12-18.

Participants need to possess basic passing skills. Practices consist of conditioning, drills and scrimmages. For information, call the complex at (813) 929-1220 or Powell directly at (813) 785-6634.

YOGA: The Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex will host an eight-week adaptive yoga camp for special needs children ages 3 to 22.

The program will follow the basic principles of yoga as well as enhance bilateral integration skills, motor coordination skills, core strengthening, flexibility, attention/focus, organization of activity level, hand-eye coordination, balance, following multi-step directions, and peer and social interaction.

This camp will be led by licensed, insured and experienced occupational therapists who have been trained in adaptive yoga for children with special needs. The camp will take place from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays in April and May and cost $250 per four-week session.

For information call occupational therapist Angela Hill at (813) 469-2021. To register, call the recreation complex at (813) 929-1220.

To submit information on community sports events, contact David Rice at davidrice83 @gmail.com.

Golf tournament will benefit homeless pets 03/08/12 [Last modified: Thursday, March 8, 2012 4:01pm]

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