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Young Life Golf Tournament
The second annual Young Life Golf Tournament will be April 3 at River Hills Country Club, 3943 New River Hill Parkway in Valrico with registration and a Subway lunch at 11 a.m. Roll call follows at 12:45 p.m. with a shotgun start at 1. Awards and dinner, provided by Outback Steakhouse, are at 5:30. Proceeds from the best ball scramble will benefit Brandon Young Life.
Registration is $125 per person. Fee includes green fees, lunch and dinner, and prizes for hole-in-one, closest to the hole, a putting contest and longest drive. Also, there will be raffles and Pro Shop certificates awarded to first- and second-place winners for net and gross scores.
Sponsorships are still available.
Call: 335-3522 for more information. Mark R. Mahoney Memorial
The ninth annual Mark R. Mahoney Memorial Golf Tournament will be April 7 at the Golf Club at Cypress Creek in Ruskin with a 7:30 a.m. shotgun start. Proceeds from the scramble will benefit the Mark R. Mahoney Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Registration is $75 per person and starts a 6:30. Lunch will follow play. Fee includes green fees, cart, lunch, door prizes and trophies. Awards will be given to longest drive and closest to the pin. There also will be a memorabilia auction.
Call: 671-3764, e-mail markmahoneygolf@aol.com or visit www.markmahoney.net for more information. Kid's Community College Golf Tournament
The Kid's Community College Golf Tournament will be April 28 at the Bloomingdale Golf Club with check in and lunch at 11 a.m. and a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Kid's Community College Fortitude Fund. More information can be found at www.kidscc.org.
Registration is $100 per person ($125 after April 14). Fee includes green fees, cart and lunch. The scramble will feature raffles and a putting and longest drive contest.
Dress code is collared shirts, soft spikes only and no denim or cut off jeans.
Call: 714-6423 or e-mail kccbus@earthlink.net. Brandon Masonic Lodge Charity Golf Classic
The seventh annual Brandon Masonic Lodge Charity Golf Classis will be April 29 at the Golf Club of Cypress Creek, 1011 Cypress Village Blvd. in Ruskin. Registration, lunch and practice begin at 11:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Dinner will follow play. All proceeds go the Iris and Hubert Allen Scholarship Fund and the Egypt Shrine Hospital Transportation Fund.
Registration is $90 per person and includes lunch and dinner, three refreshment tickets, green fees, cart, golf shirt and prizes.
Call: 689-4221
Ralph Russo Memorial
The 2007 Ralph Russo Memorial Golf Tournament will be May 5 at the Golf Club at Cypress Creek in Ruskin. Players, door prizes and sponsors are needed.
Proceeds benefit the Ralph Russo Memorial Scholarship Fund for students attending the University of Tampa. Registration and lunch for the scramble begins at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Cost is $110 per person, $450 per foursome, which includes a hole sponsorship.
Tournament includes lunch and dinner, an awards ceremony and silent auction with prizes for longest drive, closest to the pin and putting, plus hole-in-one contents for a chance to win a car from Brandon Buick.
Deadline to register is April 15. Checks should be made payable to the Ralph Russo Memorial Golf Classic and mailed to 2707 Brianholly Drive, Valrico, Fla., 33594.
Call: 662-2887 or visit www.RalphRussoMemorial.org. SOCCER
Soccer Academy
Brandon Area Youth Soccer League will host a soccer academy for advanced players age 6-13 April 2-May 23 at J.C. Handley Filed, 3304 S. Kings Ave. The focus of the academy will be total skill development with games played Saturday mornings in April and May.
Registration forms are available at www.brandonsoccer.com or at BAYSL. Cost is $100 per child and includes two uniforms. Deadline to register is March 19.
Call: 684-5948 for more information. Spring soccer registration
The Brandon Area Youth Soccer League, 3304 S. Kings Ave., in Brandon is registering for its spring league. Cost is $45 per player and includes a team jersey. Season runs from March 31-May 20 with eight games.
Divisions include coed U5-U19, all girls U8-U19 and adult coed 20+. There are no mandatory practices required.
Non-BAYSL players will need their birth certificates and complete a registration and medical release form. Deadline is March10.
Registration is available at the BAYSL clubhouse or at www.brandonsoccer.com. Valrico Cyclones seek players
The Valrico Cyclones 11-and-under girls' team is still looking for one or two players.
Call: Coach Steve Galloway, 754-7832 or 763-3947. Brandon team seeks players
The Brandon FC has openings for two players on its Division 2 under-12 girls select team.
Call: Brandon Area Youth Soccer League, 684-5948, or Coach Jorge, 727-1421. Black Watch players needed
Black Watch Soccer Club (main fields at 31st Street and East Fowler Avenue in Tampa) has roster openings on several boys and girls teams. The club focuses on player development.
Call: coaching director Jim DiNoble at (727) 858-5253, or visit www.blackwatchsoccer.com. Women's recreational league
Players Club Soccer offers a women's recreational soccer program for all levels of experience. The pick-up league meets today at 7:30 p.m. at the Heather Lakes soccer complex behind the former Winn-Dixie store, at Providence and Lumsden roads in Brandon.
A $5 fee is required to help defray lights and maintenance costs.
Information: www.playersclubsoccer.com or call Karin, 263-3534. SWIMMING
Swim lessons
Registration is open for spring swimming lessons at the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center, 405 Beverly Blvd., in Brandon.
Lessons will be Monday and Wednesday mornings and Tuesday and Thursday afternoons beginning March5.
Call: 689-0908. YMCA swim lessons
The Campo Family YMCA, 3414 Culbreath Road, in Valrico will host Saturday swim lessons from March 10-April 28 and twice weekly lessons from April 2-25.
Call: 684-1371 for more information. Youth swim classes
A new session of swim classes for youth is available at the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center, 405 Beverly Blvd., in Brandon.
A stroke class and a pre-competitive class also will be offered, focusing on technique in the four competitive strokes. The pre-competitive class will develop increased endurance and stroke technique.
Participants' ages generally range from 5 to 11.
Call: Steve Rudacille, 689-0908. Adult swim classes
Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center, 405 Beverly Blvd., is offering a swim program for adults looking to improve their strokes and increase their endurance, while helping participants maintain their health and fitness.
Classes meet Mondays and Thursdays from 7 to 8 p.m. Cost is $45 per month. There is an annual $10 registration fee for nonmembers of the center.
Call: 689-0908 for more information. Masters swim program
Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center, 405 Beverly Blvd., in Brandon is looking for adult swimmers to join its masters swim program.
Whether looking to stay fit, improve swim skills or train for competitive swims coach Mio Vasic of the Bluewave swim team will provide a free evaluation and direct the program.
Cost to join program is $55, $47 for general BSAC members.
Call: Mio, 689-0908, Ext. 19. FOOTBALL
Lions football/cheer registration
The Brandon Lions youth football and cheerleading squads for ages 4 to 16 are registering participants April 14, May 19 and June 9 from 9 a.m. to noon at Evans Park.
March 24, from 10 a.m. to noon, registration will be at the Beef O'Brady's in Seffner.
May 10 registration will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at E.L. Bing Park.
Returning players and multi-children discounts are given.
Call: 643-0127 for information. Flag football
East Bay Flag Football League, a new club for children ages 6-14, will begin March 10 with play at Vance V. Vogel Park in Gibsonton.
Cost is $65 per player, which includes flag belt, jersey and t-shirt.
Call:516-3217 or go to www.ebffl.com for information. Adult players wanted
The Hillsborough Hurricanes seek players ages 18 and older. The Hurricanes play an eight-game season and are looking for players to fill all positions.
Call: Rich, 643-9318. SOFTBALL
Senior softball
The Brandon Senior Softball League needs male players age 60 and older and female players age 55 and older.
The league plays its games on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9:30 at J.C. Handley Park, 3104 S. Kings Ave., in Brandon.
Call: Gary Manack, 653-7249. Competitive senior softball
The Florida Crackers competitive senior softball team is seeking men age 60 and older for tournament play.
The team plays 12 tournaments a year.
Cost is $25 a month.
Call: Wilfred Haun at 689-4133. Eclipse U14 players needed
The Tampa Eclipse seeks players for tryouts for its under-14 fast-pitch softball team.
Call: Coach Jack Owens, 240-5642, or e-mail softball.hitter@hotmail.com. Brandon Angels form team
The Brandon Angels are a girls' fast-pitch travel softball team seeking players who will be 15 turning 16 this year and have travel-softball experience.
Call: Ronnie Suggs, 625-1436 or 654-4959. BASEBALL
Tampa Rhinos seek players
The Tampa Rhinos 13-under baseball team is seeking four players to add to its roster prior to the spring season.
Positions needed are second base, shortstop, catcher, center field and pitcher.
Call: Mike, 690-4043. Spoto Spartans seek sponsors
The Spoto High School baseball team seeks sponsors.
Corporate or private sponsorships in the form of outfield sign placement are available.
Information: 672-5405 or write to Spoto High School, Attn: Larry Benton, 8538 Eagle Palm Drive, Riverview, Fla. 33569. Bullets 9U team seeks players
The Bullets Baseball Blue 9-and-under team is seeking to add a few players.
Call: Mike or Laurie, 643-6056. Bullets 10U team seeks players
The Bullets Baseball Gold 10-and-under is looking for one or two experienced players.
Call: Lenny Moore at 643-6094 or e-mail valricomoores@aol.com for more information. MISCELLANEOUS
The Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center's Suntwister Gymnastic Program, 405 Beverly Blvd., in Brandon is accepting registration for gymnastic classes. The classes offer graded gymnastics for boys and girls ages 3 and older and cheerleader tumbling.
Call:689-0908 for more information. Kick-boxing class
The Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center, 405 Beverly Blvd., offers aerobic kick-boxing classes.
Fitness kick-boxing can burn up to 800 calories per hour. The class uses boxing and karate movements and is taught by Itamar Eylon, BSAC's martial-arts instructor.
Classes are offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 5:30 p.m. The charge is $8 per class.
Call: Itamar Eylon, 689-0908. Ice Sports Forum
For specific program information The Ice Sports Forum in Brandon offers, call 684-7825, Ext. 230.
For ice-skating lessons, call 684-7825, Ext. 252.
Information: www.theicesportsforum.com. BSAC martial arts
The Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center, 405 Beverly Blvd., in Brandon offers martial arts and self-defense classes.
Itamar Eylon, who holds a black belt in tae kwon do and is experienced in Brazilian jujitsu and krav maga, will be the instructor.
Call: 689-0908. Let's Twirl classes
Let's Twirl, home of the 2005 AAU state baton-twirling champions, is registering for classes, which will be Mondays at the FishHawk Ranch Welcome Center at 3:45 and 5 p.m. and Wednesdays at the Winthrop Pole Barn on Bloomingdale Avenue at 3:30 and 4:45 p.m.
Call: June Bryan, 653-2199. Judo classes
The Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a judo and jujitsu class at the Brandon Recreation Center, 510 E. Sadie St.
A youth class will be Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m. and a teenager and adult class from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Ed Maley will teach the class.
Call: 744-5617 or 654-4700.
Judo and jujitsu classes also are available at the Brandon YMCA Wednesday for ages 5 to 12, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; and for teenagers and adults, 7:30 to 9 p.m.
The Campo YMCA has classes Saturdays for ages 5 to 12, 9 to 10 a.m.; and for teenagers and adults, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Call: Brandon YMCA, 685-5402, or Campo YMCA, 684-1371. Water aerobics
The Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center, 405 Beverly Blvd., in Brandon offers water aerobics.
Classes are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:15 to 10 a.m. The cost to attend is $4 for nonmembers.
BSAC also offers several aerobics classes including cardio circuit, body sculpting and yoga.
Call: Lesley Monahan, BSAC, 689-0908, or visit www.MyBSAC.org. To submit sports information to The Brandon News, e-mail announcements to srupp@mediageneral.com or fax to 689-9545.
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