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Texas hold'em competition in Pasco benefits the Alzheimer's Family Organization

The Alzheimer's Family Organization will host its Texas hold'em competition at 6 p.m. Sept. 12 at Aripeka Elks Lodge No. 2520, at 9135 Denton Ave. in Hudson.

This event took a brief hiatus last year, since the organization was not able to sell enough tickets. This year, the AFO has lowered ticket prices and changed the venue in hopes of rejuvenating the charity event.

"Well, we hope we can get this off the ground this year," AFO community services coordinator Kathy Montero said.

The event is co-sponsored by WJQB 106.3-FM and tickets cost $30 or two for $50.

In 2007, the event raised about $20,000. However, the winner of the contest takes home only "bragging rights" for Pasco County, since no monetary prize can be given.

For more information, call (727) 848-8888.

AIRSOFT: Games take place starting at 2:30 p.m. Saturdays, or occasionally at 5:30 p.m. Fridays, at 7839 Leota Lane in New Port Richey.

The cost is $10 per player per day. Gun rentals are available.

For information, call Ben Bush at (727) 534-8833.

RUNNING: The Arc Nature Coast will host the third annual Spring Lake 5K Run and 2-Mile Fun Walk at 8 a.m. May 23.

The run will be at 5283 Neff Lake Road in Brooksville and registration begins at 7 a.m. Cost is $25 for the 5K and $20 for the Fun Walk, and includes a T-shirt and scenic run through hills and an equestrian stable.

All proceeds will go the Arc Nature Coast, which helps serve people with disabilities and their families.

Register online by visiting www.active.com and searching for Spring Lake 5K. For more information, call (352) 544-2322, ext. 109, or e-mail info@thearc-naturecoast.org or visit www.thearc-naturecoast.org.

HOCKEY: The Sunshine Shoot-out Indoor Ball Hockey Tournament will be June 26-28 at Sportszone2, 7716 Rutilio Court in New Port Richey.

Teams can register for $550 and the tournament is open division for all teams to compete.

Games will be filmed as well, and prizes will be awarded to the overall team winner, the runner-up and the most valuable player, defenseman and goalie. The event is sponsored by Matt Garry Inc.

For more information, call Matt Garry at (813) 818-1312 or (727) 809-0775.

YOGA: The New Port Richey Recreation Center, at 6630 Van Buren St., holds fitness yoga classes every Tuesday from 9 to 10 a.m.

Cost is $7 per class and participants must bring their own mat.

For more information, call (727) 841-4560.

SHUFFLEBOARD: The Betmar Shuffleboard Club in Zephyrhills will host the World Singles International Shuffleboard Association Tournament from Oct. 14-18 at the Betmar Community shuffleboard courts.

The field will include 72 of the top tournament players from the United States, Canada, Germany, Japan, Australia, Portugal, Norway, Brazil and England. Spectators can attend at no cost.

For more information, e-mail Terry Rainwater at trainwater@tampabay.rr.com or visit www.theshuffler.org.

SOCCER: The First Hernando Youth Soccer Club will host the opening qualifier of the annual 3 vs. 3 Soccer Invitational on July 27 at Anderson Snow Park in Spring Hill. (It was postponed from April 18 because of a lack of participation.)

The tournament will set qualifiers for the regional event in Savannah, Ga.

There are boys and girls age groups from U6 to U18 along with adult men, women and coed divisions.

Registration fee is $155 per team, which includes a tournament T-shirt and guarantees at least four games per squad. The deadline to enter is June 20.

For more information or to register, visit www.3v3worldwide.com/schedule/Tampa/index_ E.html.

Submit upcoming events, registrations, info to communitysports@tampabay.com.

Texas hold'em competition in Pasco benefits the Alzheimer's Family Organization 05/12/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 13, 2009 9:46pm]
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