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Sports Notes: A movie, cheer clinic, lacrosse, after-school program

'Blind Side' on the field: The Brandon Cowboys Youth Football and Cheerleading Association screens The Blind Side tonight at its home field, 3099 Kingsway Ave.

The organization has rented a 20-foot screen for its family movie night. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children 3 or older. The concession stand will be open for drinks and snacks.

Proceeds will go toward new uniforms and equipment.

Last call to join the Bucs cheerleaders: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleaders will host their 14th annual Junior Cheer/Dance Clinic for girls ages 6 to 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 7-8.

The clinic provides girls with a fun and motivational experience as well as the opportunity to perform with the Bucs cheerleaders during the halftime show Oct. 16 when the team takes on the New Orleans Saints at Raymond James Stadium.

Along with the two-day clinic and game-day performance, participants will receive an official Tampa Bay Buccaneers Junior Cheerleader uniform and pompoms, an autographed poster of the Bucs cheerleaders and an instructional DVD.

No cheer or dance experience is necessary.

For information, call (813) 870-2700, ext. 2430, or visit the team's official website, All registrations will take place online through today.

Lacrosse registration: The FishHawk Coyotes lacrosse program will conduct early registration for its spring season Oct. 24-31. Open registration will start Nov. 1. It's first come, first served until the team limits are reached. Registration will close Nov. 22 and a waiting list will be kept.

Register on the Coyotes website, For information, call Brian Lemon at (813)689-2070 or e-mail

After-school activities: Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation now offers Rec2Six, a new weekday afternoon program for children in kindergarten through fifth grade.

The program runs from 2 to 6 p.m. at 18 recreation centers. The weekly rate is $38. Reduced rates of $30 and $20 per week are available with a school reduced or free lunch letter.

Rec2Six aims to improve a child's quantity and quality of physical activity, motor skills and peer interaction. The program also measures fitness improvements throughout the year and provides seasonal sports, fitness activities, art programs and special activities.

Area centers offering the program are Apollo Beach, 664 Golf & Sea Blvd., Apollo Beach, (813) 671-7635; Bloomingdale West, 3940 Canoga Park Drive, Brandon, (813) 744-5907; Keysville, 9390 Edison Road, Lithia, (813) 757-3717; Mango, 11717 Clay Pit Road, Seffner, (813) 635- 7489; Progress Village, 8701 Progress Blvd., Tampa, (813) 671-7633; and Providence West, 5417 Providence Road, Riverview, (813) 635-7452.

Sports Notes: A movie, cheer clinic, lacrosse, after-school program 09/29/11 [Last modified: Thursday, September 29, 2011 4:31am]
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