GOLF: Tee off on Bucs turf
There haven’t been many long drives recently at Raymond James Stadium, but that will change when the traveling golf experience known as Stadiumlinks returns to Tampa. The event transforms the field into a temporary course. Golfers tee off from spots around the stadium at nine holes on the playing field. Scores are determined by driving accuracy. $74 and up for a limited time, two golfers minimum. Tee times from 7-9 p.m. Saturday. 4201 N Dale Mabry Highway. Registration and more information at stadiumlinks.com/locations/tampa.
SKATE BOARDING: Party for the skatepark
Celebrate the one-year anniversary of the St. Petersburg Regional Skatepark. The event includes demonstrations, bowl jams and best-trick skateboard and BMX competitions open to all ages (no pros) with $1,225 in cash and prizes. Best-trick registration is limited. There also will be vendors, music and food trucks. Free. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. 600 12th St. S. (727) 729-1941. stpeteskateparkalliance.org.
Tampa Bay Rays: The Rays host the Minnesota Twins for a four-game series Thursday (7:10 p.m.), Friday (7:10), Saturday (1:10 p.m.) and Sunday (1:10). Saturday’s promotion is a free Tommy Pham bobblehead. $20 and up. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. (888) 326-7297. mpv.tickets.com. TV: Fox Sports Sun; radio: 620-AM, 95.3-FM.
Florida State League: The first 1,000 fans 21 and older get a free Coors Light cooler bag when the Clearwater Beach Dogs take on the Dunedin Blue Jays. Who are the Beach Dogs? They are the Threshers’ alternate identity. On the last Friday home game of the month, the team takes the field uniformed as the Beach Dogs. Stay after the game for a concert by the Journey tribute band Never Stop Believin’. $6-$10. 5:30 p.m. Friday. Spectrum Field, 601 N Old Coachman Road, Clearwater. (727) 467-4457. For complete schedules and events for the Threshers, Blue Jays and Tampa Tarpons, visit milb.com.
First Step Foundation Run: The second annual 5K run through the park with food, music and goodie bags. Benefits recovery for people with substance abuse problems. $35-$40. 8 a.m. Saturday. Al Lopez Park, 4810 N Himes Ave., Tampa. tampagov.net.
North Tampa Bicycle Ride to Odessa: Meet at the West Village Commons Parking lot, park on the east side next to West Village Drive. Bicycle from Carrollwood Village to the rural lanes and lakes of Odessa and then back. Enjoy breakfast at a local café after 25- to 30-mile ride at 11 to 13 mph. Helmets required. Free. 7:30 a.m. Sunday. West Village Commons, 5356 Ehrlich Road, Tampa. (859) 964-9193.