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• The 14th Annual Herman Gettelfinger Bass Tournament is scheduled Saturday, April 14, on Fort Loudoun Lake. The event will begin at Tellico Canal Ramp and the ease off is at safe light. All proceeds benefit Helen Ross McNabb Center. First-place payout is $10,000 (guaranteed). Tournament registration fee is $200 per boat (two-man team) and will include lunch for all participants. Tim Irwin will be weigh-in master of ceremonies. Pre-event registration is from 3 to 7 p.m., Friday, April 13, at the Tellico Canal Ramp Pavilion. For more information or to register, contact Emily Ledford at 865-329-9030 or e-mail: eledford@mcnabb.org.

• Bearden and Farragut boys soccer alumni will rekindle the Bulldogs-Admirals rivalry while honoring the memory of a special member of the FHS boys soccer staff. The Brook Culbreth Memorial 1st Alumni Soccer Game begins at 4 p.m., Saturday, April 14, at Bill Clabo Field. Pre-game warm-up begins at 3 p.m., with a dinner to follow after the game. Cost for all Farragut and Bearden alumni is $15, which includes a player T-shirt and dinner ticket. Parents and all fans are invited to catch up with old friends by purchasing a game ticket for $5 and a dinner ticket for $7 — or a combination ticket for $10. As part of the establishment of the Brooke Culbreth Scholarship Fund, personal and corporate donations are encouraged. Checks can be written to The Brooke Culbreth Memorial Fund and sent to: Dee Dee Underwood/713 Lake Vista Lane/Knoxville, TN 37934. All proceeds go directly to establish a soccer scholarship fund in Brooke’s memory. Registration forms are available at Soccer USA in Farragut, the Farragut Web site: www.farraguttn.com or by contacting Underwood at 865-384-6837 or dunderwood@hopbailey.com.

• Fort Sanders Health and Fitness Center welcomes children and teenagers to experience the fitness and fun of its 10-week summer sports camps to learn all about basketball, karate, speed, agility and quickness and tennis – plus explore a variety of sports and fitness opportunities that will keep kids on their toes and building healthy habits to last a lifetime. Camps run 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, June 25-Aug. 3. Instruction is taught at all skill levels while promoting self-confidence, balance, coordination, and teamwork. games that combine all skills. Offered Fitness center members weekly cost is $120 per child, $225 for two children and $320 for three. Members’ daily cost is $30, $55 and $75, respectively. For non-members, weekly cost is $150 per child, $285 for two and $405 for three. Daily non-member cost is $35, $65 and $90, respectively. Refund and late pick-up policies: cancellation seven-plus days before camp: full refund; cancellation six days or less before camp, full refund if spot can be filled; half-refund if spot cannot be filled. If camp is underway, no refund — credit only. Changes to camp selections must be made seven-plus days prior to start of camp. No refunds for sick days, but credit may be given to another camp if spots are available. There will be a $5 charge for every minute past pick-up time. Submit completed registration form and full payment in person at Fort Sanders Health and Fitness Center, 270 Fort Sanders West Blvd. Knoxville, TN 37922. For more information, call 865-531-5000 or visit: www.fshfc.com.

• Tennessee Trails Association will lead a hike to Albright Grove, via Maddron Bald trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Saturday, April 14. Come view the virgin forest on Albright Grove Loop trail where some of trees are enormous. Trail prize awarded to the first hiker to ID the “kissing trees,” the “heart-shaped” quartz, and the “great white rock.” Hike is seven miles, rated moderate, with an initial elevation gain of 1,600 feet. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Asheville Highway Food Lion [From exit 394 ramp off I-40, go left (east) out Asheville Highway, U.S. Highway 11 E/25W/70, 1 mile to signal light; turn left, then right into Food Lion lot (not visible from highway intersection). Park along front edge, to left of entry]. For more information and to register, contact Robert or Patty Paul at 865-983-1985 or e-mail: paulr@monroe.k12.tn.us.

• A fun-filled day of free golf activities will be held during PGA Play Golf America Day at the Fairways & Greens Golf Center in Knoxville, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 28. The event is designed to provide free expert instruction to golfers of all ages and skill levels, introduce new golfers to the game and provide equipment testing from the best brands in golf today. Highlighting the day will be free instruction and golf clinics conducted by more than 10 PGA professionals from throughout the Tennessee Section PGA, including First Swing Clinics for beginners and more. These golf professionals will also provide 10-minute tune-ups, and conduct demonstrations on all facets of the game regardless of skill level. Attendees will be able to test drivers on the range, wedges at the chipping area and putters on the practice green. PGA Play Golf America Day event will also feature representatives from The PGA Trade-In Network. This is a structured system where golfers can trade in golf clubs for credit towards the purchase of new equipment from the Fairways & Greens golf shop. Toyota TGA Junior Tour will conduct a Rules Seminar from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the par 3 course. The tour is open to all abilities from the ages of 4 to 18. For more information, call the club at 865-777-4653.

• Knox County Sheriff’s Office is hosting its third D.A.R.E. Bass Tournament. The tournament is a fund-raiser for the Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program, better known as the D.A.R.E. Program. Tournament is scheduled to begin promptly at 7 a.m., Saturday, April 2, on Fort Loudoun and Tellico lakes. Tournament will use the canal ramp at Fort Loudoun/Tellico. It will end at 3 p.m. with the weigh-in. Lunch will be provided for those who participate, and can be purchased for those who are observers. Entry fee is $60. per boat; cash prizes will be awarded for first-, second- and third-place catches. For more information, contact Officer Jim Jones, tournament director, at 865-659-7789.

• Several Farragut girls recently competed in the Junior High Neighbor Volleyball Tournament in Asheville, N.C. The SMJVC 13-1 team competed against 15 other teams losing only one game and placing first in the Gold division. Team members are Kendall Knisley, Whitney Tate, Mackenzie Pearson, Christine Guerrette, Gracie Eakin, Paula Savage, Meghan Glintenkamp, Kayla Hartman, Kasey McMaster, Brighton Hatfield, Paige Muirhead, Shannon Bohnenberger, coaches Larry Israel and Brent Carter and cheerleader — also youngest member — Alex Carter

• Harold Long, longtime Knoxville resident and martial arts pioneer (1930-1998), will be honored Friday and Saturday, April 13-14, at a memorial tournament and reception. The inaugural Harold Long Memorial Tournament will take place at Carter High School in Strawberry Plains Saturday, April 14, and is open to all practitioners of Isshin-ryu karate. Joe Laney, who studied directly under Long and was awarded Master status by him, runs Steel Hand Dojo in Knoxville and is co-hosting the Tournament with the Long family. Long, a former U.S. Marine and Korean War veteran whose Knoxville karate schools (dojos) operated from 1960 until his retirement in 1995, introduced Okinawan Isshin-ryu karate — a physically and mentally demanding martial art — to thousands of American students. As founder of the International Isshin-ryu Karate Association, Long’s influence has shaped the most fundamental underpinnings of martial arts education and competition worldwide. With the support of his wife, Doris, and three sons, Richard, Michael and Gary, Long opened the first Harold Long School of Karate at the Navy and Marine Corps Reserve Center off Alcoa Highway

 

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