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• Farragut Dugout Club’s annual Farragut Baseball Golf Tournament begins with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 22, at Willow Creek Golf Club. The 18-hole event cost $90 per player, with hole sponsorships available for $225, including a round of golf. Deadline to register is Wednesday, Feb. 20. Various door prizes are available. For more information, call Chuck Griffin at 865-898-2286 or e-mail: cgriffin@bma1915.com

• While the Bearden High School boys and girls golf teams have struggled a bit this season, head coach John Heins said junior Jeff Slack “has been our most consistent player.” On the girls’ side, “Emily [Sills] is starting to play good.” The boys picked up its first match win of the season Aug. 24 at Green Meadow, beating Knoxville Cental and Maryville.

• The Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organiza-tion would like to remind the public that bicycle safety courses are being offered. The next Street Skills class will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sept. 23, at Cansler YMCA. The class covers helmet and bike fitting, fixing flat tires, emergency maneuvers and confidently fitting into traffic. This class combines classroom learning with on-bike exercises and a practice ride in traffic. The $25 registration fee includes the League Guide to Safe and Enjoyable Cycling, created by the League of American Bicyclists. This class is for adults and young adults, and is taught by certified League cycling instructors. The registration form is available online at www.knoxtrans.org.

• The inaugural Brett LeSueur Vision Fore the Future Charity Golf Tournament will tee-off at 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 30, at Centennial Golf Course in Oak Ridge. Cost is $75 per person, $300 per team. Sponsorship amounts run from $50 to $2,500, and cash donations are welcome. A buffet lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 865-483-2291 or 865-577-2126. Proceeds go to visually-impaired children and adults by providing equipment and services.

• Saving Little Hearts, whose mission is to assist children with congenital heart defects along with their families, is planning a miniature golf tournament Oct. 14 at Sir Goony’s Golf in Farragut. Corporate sponsorships are encouraged, and companies can be an event sponsor ($1,000) or simply sponsor a hole ($150 per hole). For more information about sponsorship or to compete, call 865-748-4605.

• The Knoxville Football Club is inviting boys soccer teams to register for the inaugural KFC Adidas Cup Boys Classic to be held Oct. 7-8 in Knoxville. The tournament is for competitive teams from the U-9 to U-19 age groups. Deadline for registration is Sept. 8. Games will be played at the US Cellular soccer complex off Lovell Road and at the Watt Road soccer complex. Details and application forms can be found at www.kfccrush.com.

• Knoxville’s Cheetahs Lacrosse for area girls will be having one-day-a-week open practice sessions Saturday mornings 8:30 to 11 a.m. this Fall at Mayor Bob Leonard Park on Watt Road, Field 3, in Farragut. The goal is to provide an introductory opportunity to learn about lacrosse. The sessions are open to girls fifth- through 11th-grade (under age 17). Some kids will be brand new, while others will be “seasoned” players. Fall Ball Saturday practices are designed to teach the basics and let kids sample the sport. Open practices, which started in August, begin with free catch and coach-player instruction sessions from 8:30 to 9 a.m; fundamentals from 9 to 9:30 and scrimmages from 9:30 to 11. A clinic is set Oct. 7-8 in West Knoxville. Trainers/instructors will include Cheetah coaching staff and several players from UT’s Women’s Lacrosse Club team. Visit the Web site www.knoxlacrosse.com or call 865-539-0432 for schedule and more information about girls’ lacrosse in Knoxville. Loaner equipment will be available.

• The Knoxville Ski and Outing Club has announced its calendar of events for the remainder of September; Sept. 15, Happy Hour at Adagio on Linksvue Drive in Gettysvue Center; Sept. 21, General Membership Meeting at Pelancho’s Mexican Restaurant at Downtown West (Social hour at 6:15 p.m. with meeting to follow). An October trip to the Chateau Morrisette in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Dan, Va., includes a tour of the winery, wine tasting and a Beach Music Concert featuring The Tams. Information on these activities can be found at www.knoxvilleskiclub.org Visitors and prospective members are welcome.

 

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