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Southern Region speed skating championships coming to Spinnations

Top speed skaters from Florida and six other states will gather May 18-19 to compete in the Southern Region In-Line Speed Skating Championships at Spinnations in Port Richey.

Spinnations Skating Center

Top speed skaters from Florida and six other states will gather May 18-19 to compete in the Southern Region In-Line Speed Skating Championships at Spinnations in Port Richey.

PORT RICHEY — Nearly 200 speed skaters will compete in more than 180 races when the Southern Region In-Line Speed Skating Championships return this month to Spinnations Skating Center.

The competition runs May 18-19, with doors opening at 8 a.m. both days at the roller skating center at 8345 Congress St. Admission is $5 per day.

Relays and metered races for all divisions, from Tiny Tot to Grand Veterans, will compete May 18. The Novice Divisions will skate their races on May 19.

The seven-state Southern Region includes South Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky as well as Florida. Fans will see teams who have entered their best skaters in an effort to qualify for the In-Line Speed Nationals to be held in Albuquerque, N.M.

The event is sponsored by the Pasco County Tourist Development Council. For information visit www.soregskate.com or call (305) 978-6277 or (727) 207-4071.

GOLF: The third annual Support The Troops Golf Tournament will be held May 18-19 at Scotland Yards Golf Club in Dade City. The individual entry fee is $45 and the foursome entry fee is $180. Each day will include dinner, green fees and a golf cart, a silent auction, door prizes and a raffle, and a hole-in-one contest with a $10,000 prize. Support the Troops is a charity with a mission to send care packages containing toiletries, foodstuffs and snack items, cards and games, batteries, phone cards, and other appreciated and needed goodies to U.S. troops stationed overseas. For information about the tournament or to register to play, contact Sheldon Kamlet at (407) 221-5858.

MORE GOLF: Beacon Woods Golf Course professional Ray Cisbani will host a six-week program for interested golfers that includes four lessons and two scramble tournaments. The lessons will take place in weeks 1, 2, 4 and 5 with the scramble tournaments taking place on weeks 3 and 6. The program starts on May 22 and runs through June 26 with events beginning at 5 p.m. The cost is $80 per golfer. For information, email jdalomba@caresfl.org.

FISHING: The seventh annual Pasco-Hernando Community College Foundation Catch and Release Fishing Tournament will be held at 8 a.m. Friday at Catches Waterfront Grille in Port Richey. Registration includes a boat, a U.S. Coast Guard licensed professional guide, breakfast, boxed lunches and beverages, bait and tackle, official tournament gear, goodie bag, entrance to the awards party and recognition on the PHCC website. No experience is necessary and the event is all-inclusive. The event raises funds to benefit the PHCC Foundation Inc. , which supports scholarships, diverse academic programs, libraries, faculty and staff development and instructional equipment at the college. To register an angler team or partner as a sponsor, visit www.phcc.edu/gofish or call (727) 816-3410.

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

Southern Region speed skating championships coming to Spinnations 05/07/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 4:39pm]
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