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Hittin' the Road for Hospice benefit is June 22

NEW PORT RICHEY — Rev your engines: Gulfside Regional Hospice will host its inaugural Hittin' the Road for Hospice benefit on June 22.

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The event, which provides a scenic ride through Pasco County for motorcyclists and car drivers, starts at 8 a.m. at Gulfside's New Port Richey Thrift Shoppe at 6117 State Road 54 in New Port Richey (corner of Madison Street in the Elfers Shopping Plaza). Kickstands go up at 10.

After driving through Pasco collecting cards, riders will be invited to join a 1 p.m. celebration at Quail Hollow Golf and Country Club, 6225 Old Pasco Road in Wesley Chapel, with music, a bike show presented by Born to Ride magazine, vendors and prizes.

"We are excited for Gulfside Regional Hospice's new special event," said Linda Ward, Gulfside's president and CEO. "Motorcycle riders are known for their passionate support of local charities but this is the first motorcycle poker run to support hospice care in Pasco County. It will be incredible to witness all of the motorcycles and cars driving around to help our patients and their families."

Riders can preregister for $15 a person at hittintheroad, or pay $20 per drive, $10 per passenger on the day of the event. All proceeds will help Gulfside Regional Hospice to support patient care and bereavement program for Pasco County residents.

For information about the event or sponsorships, call toll-free, 1-800-561-4883 or visit

GOLF: Pasco County Branch 5630 of the NAACP will host its annual golf tournament on June 1 at the Silverado Country Club at Silver Oaks in Zephyrhills. Shotgun start is 8 a.m. Proceeds will help fund scholarships for graduating Pasco County seniors.

Cost is $65 per person, four-person scramble format. This fee includes playing fees, carts, prizes and lunch. Hole sponsorships are $100 and signs will be posted around the course. A catered lunch of barbecue chicken and ribs along with potatoes, green beans, rolls and tea will be served.

Door prizes are being solicited, and supporting businesses will be recognized at the awards ceremony. For registration forms or for information, contact Willie Broner at (813) 355-3089 or Lorenzo Coffie at (352) 521-0247.

THREE SPORTS CAMPS: Fivay High School will host three youth sports camps next month, starting with a volleyball camp at 1 p.m. June 9 for players ages 8-16. Cost is $50. A girls soccer camp runs from 9 a.m. to noon June 12-14 for children ages 7 to 13. And a boys and girls basketball camp runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 17-20, for $60. The school is at 12115 Chicago Ave., Hudson. Visit

VOLLEYBALL CAMPS: Pasco-Hernando Community College will host two girls volleyball camps from June 17-19 at its west campus, 10230 Ridge Road. The individual skills camp will be from 8 to 11:30 a.m. for girls ages 8 to 18. The specialty camp will be from 5-8:30 p.m. for ages 12 to 18 and will focus on training for setting, hitting or defense. Cost is $100 each or $175 for both camps. Registration is available at For information, contact head coach Kim Whitney at or (727) 816-3341.

Hittin' the Road for Hospice benefit is June 22 05/18/13 [Last modified: Friday, May 17, 2013 6:39pm]
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