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Walk, run or bike at Chasco Fiesta to help Alzheimer's patients

It's time to remember for "those who can't remember" during the Chasco Fiesta.

The Alzheimer's Family Organization and Bright House Networks will host the Eighth Annual Rally to Remember Chasco Challenge on Saturday at Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park in New Port Richey. All proceeds go to people "who can't remember": patients with Alzheimer's and their families in Pasco County.

"This started, originally, as a noncompetitive mile walk," said John Greco, marketing director of AFO. "We have gone to include certain events such as an in-line skate run. Though without volunteers, we wouldn't be able to do what we do. They are a big part of how we can bring the events to the public."

Greco said AFO has six major fundraising events yearly, and already has 50 volunteers for the Chasco Challenge, which raised about $16,000 in 2007.

This year, there will be a half-marathon, a mile fun run, 5K and 10K foot races, and 25K, 50K and 100K bike tours. The routes start at the Starkey Park bike trail and run onto the Suncoast Trail.

Registration begins at 7 a.m. and is $30, or $15 for ages 16 and younger, which includes a T-shirt and refreshments.

For information, call Greco toll-free at 1-888-486-8004.

Fishing: Skanska USA is sponsoring the second annual Catch and Release Fishing Tournament to benefit PHCC.

The Captain's Party and Silent Auction, sponsored by Hampton Inn & Suites of Wesley Chapel, will be at 6 p.m. April 10 at Heritage Springs Golf & Country Club, 11345 Robert Trent Jones Parkway, Trinity.

The fishing tournament is at 8 a.m. April 11 at Hooters, 5336 Treadway Drive in Port Richey. To purchase tickets for the Captain's Party, register an angler team or partner as a sponsor, visit www.phcc.edu/gofish.

For information, contact Lynn Rothman at (727) 816-3448 or rothmal@phcc.edu, or Arla Altman at (727) 816-3410 or altmana@phcc.edu.

Pro wrestling: Every Tuesday at 8:30 p.m., Club Bourbon Street at 4331 U.S. Highway 19 in New Port Richey hosts Florida Championship Wrestling. Cover is $7.

Florida Championship Wrestling is the only official World Wrestling Entertainment developmental league in the United States and it has been in existence for more than four decades. Officially sanctioned and recently reorganized by the WWE, FCW is the proving grounds for future WWE superstars and developed the likes of John Cena and Dave Batista.

For information, visit www.fcwwrestling.com.

Running: Genesis Health & Fitness is taking registrations for the first 5K/10K Charity Run-Walk for Jericho Road Ministries: Mary's House on April 12.

The event will begin at 8 a.m. at the entrance to River Country on U.S. 19. The entry fee is $25. The money raised will benefit Jericho Road Ministries, which established and operates Mary's House as a shelter for homeless women. Participants are asked to recruit sponsors to pledge money to be donated in their name. Refreshments and awards will be given at Genesis Health & Fitness immediately after the event. For information or to register, call (352) 597-9383.

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Walk, run or bike at Chasco Fiesta to help Alzheimer's patients 03/31/08 [Last modified: Monday, March 31, 2008 8:47pm]
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