The Wesley Chapel High School football team is holding a meeting for all prospective players on July 31 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at Wesley Chapel's gym and there will be important handout information for the upcoming season. Fees and athletic forms can be turned in at the meeting and parents are encouraged to come. There will be a Nike bus there to buy cleats at a discount and Beef O'Brady wings and refreshments will be served afterwards. For more information, contact coach John Castelamare at (813) 794-8761.
KARATE: During the 2008 Amateur Athletic Union National Championships in Albany, N.Y., Ingram's Karate Center of New Port Richey proved to be one of the top schools in the country after bringing home 32 medals. The event saw 6-year-old Rocco Black, a first-time competitor, win the bronze medal in kumite (sparring) and Lucas Cortes, Anthony Lombardi and Mariss Ruland each won gold in their division for kumite. Ingram's students took home eight gold medals in all. For more information, contact Sheri Ingram-Angwin (727) 271-0214.
MORE KARATE: Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex hosts karate classes every Monday and Wednesday, with instruction led by Marty Betts.
Kids ages 6-12 go from 7-7:45 p.m., while 13 and older go from 8-9 p.m. The cost is $35 for the first person, then $25 for each additional family member. For more information, call (813) 929-1220.
MORE FOOTBALL: The Hudson Cobras Pasco Police Athletic League is hosting the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Saturday July 26 from 9 a.m.-noon at Arthur Engle Field, 11611 Denton Ave. Age groups include: 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15.
The Cobras will also hosting the 2008 Jamboree for all 10 leagues in the PPAL program on Saturday August 9. For more information, call Shirley Ambrogio at 727-992-0162
GOLF: The inaugural Wesley Chapel Vipers golf tournament is being held Saturday at 8 a.m. with shotgun start at Pebble Creek Country Club. The $50 entrance fee includes lunch, range balls, a gift bag and green and cart fees. Prizes awarded for best score, closest to the pin, longest drive and longest putt. A special guest appearance by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleaders is scheduled. For more information, contact Debi Ramos, Wesley Chapel Vipers Event Coordinator at 813-746-9102 or 646-369-4912 or visit online at wesleychapelvipers.com.
SOCCER: The Wesley Chapel Soccer Club has expanded to 21 teams for the 2008-09 season and still has room for a few more players. Teams with openings include the U9 boys and girls, U10 boys and girls, and the U17 boys. Contact director of coaching Bryn Lloyd at (813) 470-9971 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOWLING: Pins and Pals Summer Camp is held at Royal Lanes off U.S. 41. Campers get three hours of instructions each day from 9 a.m. until noon.
The program includes a personalized T-shirt, lunch, one-on-one instruction with certified USBC/YABA coaches and a custom-fitted bowling ball. The camp costs $150 for the week.
Campers may opt for just the instruction and no bowling ball for $110 for the week. Two sessions still have openings: July 14-18 and Aug. 4-8.
For more information, call (813) 949-3606.
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