The Hernando Storm AAU basketball team will hold tryouts for seventh- and eighth-grade players on March 18.
Storm players have an opportunity to see how they match up against some of the best middle school players in the area.
Tryouts will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., Brooksville.
For information, call Kevin Anderson at (352) 340-4274 or (352) 340-8991 or Michael Bennett at (352) 585-6596.
MUD ENDEAVOR 5K: The second annual Mud Endeavor will take place March 23 at 7182 Remington Road, near the Croom Motorcycle Area, east of Brooksville.
Mud Endeavor organizer Randy Yoho says the 5K course will feature hilly terrain; specially constructed obstacles for the event, including three water slides, and "lots of mud."
The event is open to the public and will include live music, a costume contest and a post-race party. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
For more information, visit mudendeavor.com or call Yoho at (352) 588-0323.
HUMANE SOCIETY GOLF TOURNAMENT: Southern Hills Plantation Golf Club in Brooksville will host the fourth annual Cause Fore Paws golf tournament April 9 to benefit the Humane Society of the Nature Coast.
A shotgun start for the best-ball scramble is set for 9 a.m., with check-in at 8 a.m. The entry fee is $75 per golfer, which includes prizes and a buffet barbecue lunch. The registration deadline is March 29.
Sponsorships also are available for pets and their human companions. Proceeds will be used to care for homeless pets in Hernando, Citrus, Pasco and Sumter counties.
For information, call the Humane Society office at (352) 796-2711 or visit humanerescue.org.
PARROTT FOOTBALL GOLF CLASSIC: The Parrott Middle School football program will have its Parrott Football Golf Classic on May 23 at Southern Hills Plantation Club in Brooksville.
Proceeds will go to the Parrott football team for the fall season. Registration fee is $75 per golfer or $300 per foursome. Platinum ($3,000), gold ($2,000), drink cart ($500) and hole ($125) sponsorships are available. Donations will also be accepted.
The entry fee includes greens fees, prizes and lunch. The shotgun start will be at 1 p.m., with a barbecue lunch provided at noon. Rick Matthews GMC-Buick is sponsoring four hole-in-one prizes, including money, golf clubs, rounds of golf and a vacation package. There will also be a closest-to-the-pin contest, a longest drive contest, a 50-50 raffle and door prizes.
For information, contact James Ellis at (352) 279-0055, Dionne Brinson at (352) 279-5982 or Clarissa Parks at (352) 282-6687.
SUPPORT OUR TROOPS GOLF TOURNAMENT: The Gifts from Home Support Our Troops Golf Tournament will be April 14 at Rivard Golf Club, off U.S. 41 south of Brooksville.
All proceeds go to Gifts from Home, which sends items to troops overseas in an effort to raise morale. The organization's funding comes from individual donations and fundraising events.
Registration fee is $35 per golfer or $140 per foursome. The cost includes greens fees, prizes and food.
The shotgun start will be at 8 a.m. There will be a closest-to-the-pin contest, a longest drive contest, a 50-50 raffle and a yard sale.
Entry forms may be picked up at Rivard.
For more information, contact Larry or Linda Kidwell at (352) 684-4185 or [email protected]
FIREARMS CLASSES AND BENEFIT EVENT: The Hernando Sportsman's Club, on U.S. 19 north of Weeki Wachee, is offering firearms safety classes over the next few months.
The next class dates will be April 3, April 20, May 1, May 18 and Jun. 5. Special "ladies only" classes will be on Saturday and June 15. All classes run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The course covers lessons about the basics of firearm safety around the home and the fundamentals of pistol shooting. The class includes practice time on the range.
Completion of the class provides the required documentation to apply for a Florida concealed carry permit.
Advance registration is required; fee is $60 per person.
For information, call (352) 597-9931 or visit hernandosportsmansclub.com.
The club is also hosting a 4-H Benefit Trap Tournament on March 23, with proceeds going to the youth of the Hernando Sportsman's 4-H Club.
The tournament will consist of four rounds of 25 shots each. Trophies will be awarded in three categories: youth, adult and senior. The winner will be determined by most targets hit.
The cost is $40 per shooter, $35 if registered by Saturday. Lunch will be provided for all participants.
Sign-up will begin at 8 a.m., with shooting starting at 9 a.m. Shooters are required to bring their own shotgun and ammo and are encouraged to bring a lawn chair. For information, call (352) 797-0409.
SUNCOAST SELECT BASEBALL: The Suncoast Select 16U baseball team is looking for elite-level players to fill its roster for the summer season.
The Select team plays a competitive schedule starting in May and continuing through the fall. The current roster features players from Hernando, Pasco and Citrus counties.
Interested players must visit suncoastselect.wix.com/custom and click on "Contact us" to fill out the short form. A coach will be in contact within two days.
For information, call Izzy Fontanez at (352) 428-0035 or send email to [email protected]
HOGAN LAW FIRM FISHING TOURNAMENT: The fifth annual Hogan Law Firm Charity Fishing Tournament to benefit HPH Hospice casts off from Bayport on April 27.
The event begins at 7 a.m., with fishing ending at 3 p.m. An awards banquet and silent auction will follow.
Registration is $100 per angler for individuals with their own boat, bait and tackle. Participants registering by Friday will receive a $25 discount. All anglers will receive a gift bag, tournament shirt and three meals for the day.
Last year's tournament included 50 registrants and raised more than $19,000 to benefit HPH Hospice.
For more information, including sponsorship opportunities, call the Hogan Law Firm at (352)799-8423 or visit online at HLF-FishingTournament.com.
DISTANCE RUNNING EVENT: Jim Harnett is hosting the Croom Fools Trail Run, a long-distance running event in Hernando County, on April 6.
The run will be in the Withlacoochee State Forest. The event is a series of three races, including a 50-mile Fools Run, a 50-kilometer "I'm Not a Fool" Run, and a 16-mile run. The main trail for the event is a 16-mile loop.
For more information, visit naturallyhernando.org or call the county tourism office at (352) 754-4405.
TENNIS CLINICS: Ace Performance Tennis is offering Quick Start Drills on Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Delta Woods Park in Spring Hill.
The cost is $10 per class. Drills and games are designed for beginning players using the U.S. Tennis Association-approved strategies for 60-foot court players. Participants will learn to play tennis quickly with age- and size-appropriate equipment and modified courts.
Ace Performance Tennis is also offering Ladies Night Out from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. each Monday at Delta Woods Park.
The cost is $10 per class. Women of beginning and intermediate skill levels will learn to play in a fun social setting.
For more information, call John or Louise Downey at (352) 666-0658 or visit louisedowney.usptapro.com.
Contact Derek J. LaRiviere at [email protected] or (352) 584-6337.