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Honorary Mayor's Golf Tournament
The Honorary Mayor's Golf Tournament, in support of Riverview honorary mayor candidate Mike Wick, will be April 15 at 1 p.m. at Summerfield Crossings Golf Club, 13050 Summerfield Blvd. in Riverview.
The tournament will benefit Shriners Hospital for Children and the Riverview Chamber of Commerce.
Registration is $75 per person and includes lunch, dinner, cart, green fees, awards, goodie bag, range balls, one raffle and two drink tickets.
Awards will be given for longest drive, closest to the pin and a putting contest, among others; additional raffles and Mulligans available.
Information: 244-1544. March of Dimes Golf Tournament
The March of Dimes Golf Tournament will be April 19 at Walden Lake Golf and Country Club with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. The best-ball scramble will feature prizes for longest drive, longest putt, hole-in-one and closet to the pin.
Registration costs $60 per person and includes lunch, green fees, cart, range balls and gift.
Entry fee is payable by check to Tampa EAC through April 10 and by cash only after April 11. Submit completed registration form and payment to James Harold, G2-13, 604-9398 or 610-4985, no later than April 16.
Call: 604-9398. Zack Tucker Golf Scramble
The second annual Zack Tucker Golf Scramble will be April 20 at Bloomingdale Golfers Club, 4113 Great Golfers Place, in Valrico with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the newly created foundation, Giving Hope Through Faith Foundation, founded in honor of the late Zack Tucker, who died of cancer last year.
The foundation was established to help Tampa Bay-area families who are experiencing the hardships brought on by cancer.
Registration is $150 per player, which includes green fees, range balls, a boxed lunch, entrance to the dinner auction and on-course soda and water.
Information: 685-6773, or visit www.givinghopethroughfaith.org. Golf Fore Scholarships
The fifth annual golf tournament sponsored by the Krewe of Southshore Marauders will be April 21 with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start at Renaissance Golf Club in Sun City Center.
The scramble will raise money for scholarship funds for East Bay High School in Riverview.
Registration is $85 per person and includes green fees, cart, lunch and prizes. Mulligans and raffle tickets are available.
Mail checks payable to KSSM Foundation to M. Grady, 801 Apollo Beach Blvd., Apollo Beach, FL 33572.
Call: 641-7003.
Kid's Community College Golf Tournament
The Kid's Community College Golf Tournament will be April 28 at the Bloomingdale Golfers 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. 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, 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 [email protected] Brandon Masonic Lodge Charity Golf Classic
The seventh annual Brandon Masonic Lodge Charity Golf Classic 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, $540 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. There will also be a hole in one contest 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. FOOTBALL/CHEER
The Brandon Broncos Youth Football and Cheerleading squads will host open registration every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 3104 S. Kings Ave.
Information: 495-9697, or www.brandonbroncos.com. Rams football/cheer registration
The Valrico Rams Youth Football and Cheerleading will hold open registration April 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sadie Park in Brandon.
Call: 716-0822 for information. 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.
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 is a new club for children ages 6-14 seeking players at Vance V. Vogel Park in Gibsonton.
Cost is $65 per player, which includes flag belt, jersey and T-shirt.
Information: 516-3217, or www.ebffl.com. SOCCER
Super Y soccer
Brandon Area Youth Soccer League will host tryouts for the Super Y League summer soccer season, which is designed specifically for the elite level player. It is organized on a divisional level, not limited by geographical area, thus ensuring a higher level of play.
Only the top teams within a limited geographical area are selected to participate in the Super Y League; BAYSL is partnering with Blackwatch and the Lakeland Lazers.
Tryouts are as follows: U13 and U14 boys and girls April 18-19 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. U16 and U17 boys and girls April 18-19 from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Fees are approximately $300 per player, which does not include travel or meals.
Regular season play will begin in May and won't conflict with FYSA State Cup.
Information: www.brandonsoccer.com, or 684-5948. Three on three
The Brandon Area Youth Soccer League will host the second annual National 3 V 3 Live soccer tournament May 12 at JC Handly Park, 3104 South Kings Ave., Brandon.
Entry fee is $150 per team with up to six people on a team. The age groups are 6 to adult, with a minimum of four scheduled games.
Registration deadline is May 3.
Information: www.brandonsoccer.com, or call the field office at 684-5948. Summer camp
Wildcat Soccer Camp will be June 4-11 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in Dover for boys and girls ages 10-18.
The cost is $100 and will be conducted by Scott Ware, Wharton High boys' soccer coach.
Information: 340-5285, or e-mail [email protected] Women's recreational league
Players Club Soccer offers a women's recreational soccer program for all levels of experience. The pick-up league meets Wednesdays 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.
Call: Karin, 263-3534, or visit www.playersclubsoccer.com. SWIMMING
Swim lessons
Registration is open for spring swimming lessons at the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center, 405 Beverly Blvd., Brandon. Lessons are Monday and Wednesday mornings and Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.
Call: 689-0908. 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., Brandon 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.
Information: call 689-0908. Masters swim program
Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center, 405 Beverly Blvd., 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. 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, 689-4133. MISCELLANEOUS
YMCA summer classes
Tampa Metropolitan YMCA announced its 2007 summer class schedule featuring activities for youth and teens including full- and half-day programs, sports programs, dance, outdoor activities and gymnastics. Programs run May 29-Aug. 17.
For information, call your area Y; financial assistance is available.
Brandon Family: 685-5402.
Lithia: 651-4200.
Riverview, Camp Cristina: 677-8400.
Valrico, Campo: 684-1371. 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.
Information: call 689-0908. Kick-boxing class
The Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center, 405 Beverly Blvd., in Brandon 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 Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 5:30 p.m. The charge is $8 per class.
Call: Itamar Eylon, 689-0908. Ice Sports Forum
For specific program information regarding programs 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., 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 that 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., Brandon offers water aerobics.
Classes are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 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 [email protected] or fax to 689-9545.

Scott e. Rupp can be reached at 657-4510 or by e-mail at [email protected]

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