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Try thai chi for free at Ingram's Karate Center

Ingram's Karate Center of New Port Richey offers a free tai chi class at 6:20 p.m. July 7 at the center, at 4116 Little Road.

Participants will learn the "moving meditation" or "slow martial arts," which "can benefit all ages and fitness levels. Instructor Mary Caceres will integrate music and precise instruction during the session.

Afterward, Ingram's will add a tai chi class Monday and Friday nights. For more info, call Sheri Ingram-Angwin at (727) 372-7673.

FLAG FOOTBALL: The Pasco County Parks and Recreation Department will offer a four-on-four flag football league beginning Sept. 10 at the Holiday Recreation Complex at 2380 Gulf Trace Blvd.

The league will have a preseason, a 10-game schedule and a single-elimination tournament. The cost is $225 per team, and the registration deadline is Aug. 27. For more information, call (727) 934-4198 or (727) 942-7439.

SOFTBALL: Reaching Our Community's Kids (ROCK), a Christian-based sports program, will begin its adult co-ed softball league for ages 16 and older on July 7.

The league will consist of eight teams of 12 to 15 players, and the season will run through Aug. 23, with games played Mondays and/or Fridays. Four women must be playing at any given time, so each team should have a minimum of six women.

The registration fee is $17 per player, and each team will be responsible for its own uniforms, bats and softballs. The registration deadline is Tuesday, and team slots will be filled first-come, first-served.

A mandatory meeting for participants will be held at 7 p.m. on July 1 at Oasis World Outreach, 35636 State Road 54, Zephyrhills. For more information or to obtain a registration form, contact the ROCK sports office at (813) 715-7901.

MORE SOFTBALL: The Hernando County Recreation Department is hosting the Men's One-Pitch Softball Tournament on Aug. 9 at the Veteran's Memorial Park in Hernando.

The format will be double elimination and will cost $210 per team, which is due on or before Aug. 5. Teams must provide their own softballs and trophies will be awarded to first-, second- and third-place teams.

For more info, contact Fred Kranz at (352) 754-4031 or visit the Web site at www.hernando county.us.

BOWLING: Gulf Regional Hospice will host Bowling at the Tropics at Pinchasers, 6816 Gall Blvd. in Zephyrhills on July 12 from 1-4 p.m. The cost is $35 for adults and $15 for kids 12 and younger. Teams will be made up of six bowlers, or solo bowlers will be placed on teams.

All proceeds will benefit the hospice, and lane sponsorships are available for $200. For more information, call Jennifer York at (727) 845-5707 or e-mail at jennifer.york@grhospice.org.

TRIATHLON: Athletes Who Care hosts the Babes & Bums Sprint and Tri-Fever Family Mini on Aug. 9, starting at 7 a.m. at the Collier Parkway Recreation Center in Land O'Lakes.

The sprint triathlon will be a 5K run, 10.5 miles biking and 0.9 miles swimming, while Tri-Fever will be a mile run, 4 miles biking and a 100-yard swim. The sprint is open to ages 18 and older, while the Tri-Fever allows ages 7 and older.

The cost for the sprint is $55 for individuals or $85 for a relay team, and the Tri-Fever is $35 per person. For information, visit www.athleteswho care.com.

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

Try thai chi for free at Ingram's Karate Center 06/29/08 [Last modified: Monday, June 30, 2008 7:05pm]

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