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Tampa Bay Youth Sports Expo set for April 23

Youth sports expo set for April 23: The Skills Center has added Bucs coach Raheem Morris to its lineup for the inaugural Tampa Bay Youth Sports Expo, set for April 23 at the Tampa Convention Center. The keynote speaker will be Nick Bollettieri, who has coached 10 No. 1 tennis players in the world including Andre Agassi, Maria Sharapova, and Venus and Serena Williams. He will share his approach to building athletes on and off the court. The interactive event also will offer kids a chance to connect with Bucs, Rays and FC Tampa Bay players during skills clinics and demonstrations. In addition to football, baseball and soccer, other zones will feature top trainers and professional athletes in hockey, tennis, golf, cheer/dance, volleyball and more. Meanwhile parents, coaches and youth program administrators will have the opportunity to attend a series of educational workshops. Admission is $5 to $15. For more information, visit

Lacrosse tournament at FishHawk complex: The FishHawk Coyotes play host to the U.S. Lacrosse Gulf Coast chapter/Coyote Invitational on Saturday. The tournament will be held at the FishHawk Sports Complex and includes recreation, youth and middle school divisions for girls and boys teams. It's expected to draw more than 30 teams and 700 players. For more information, visit

Students to meet faculty on the court: The second annual Beef 'O' Brady's Student/Faculty Basketball Game is May 6 and will pit Bloomingdale High faculty members against students. The game will benefit Lyrics For Life and pediatric cancer research. Tickets for the event are $5, and there also will be halftime shooting contests for prizes and raffle prizes. Last year, the students overcame a 22-point deficit to defeat the faculty while raising more than $1,300.

Tampa Bay Youth Sports Expo set for April 23 04/14/11 [Last modified: Thursday, April 14, 2011 4:30am]
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