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• 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 from 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.

• 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 21, 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.

• Residents from Echo Ridge have challenged Bearden High School’s junior varsity baseball team to a game of Beanbag Baseball beginning at 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 25. The game of Beanbag Baseball stays authentic to the logistics of real baseball in which players can hit a home run, strike out, advance to third — offering all of the same plays as real baseball. However, instead of players actually hitting a baseball, they toss a 4-ounce beanbag at an oversized game board with holes that represent the plays. Each player gets three pitches to make a play, and the game usually lasts seven innings. The Beanbag Baseball Championship will be held in the large atrium at Echo Ridge, located at 8458 Gleason Drive, in Knoxville. Popcorn, cracker jacks, peanuts and sodas will be served. The public is invited. For more information, or if you would like to capture photographs of residents and students competing in the championship game, call 865-769-0111.

• Golfers of all skill levels are invited to play in the Cadillac Invitational Golf Tournament for charity. This 18-hole best ball tournament will be held Monday, June 11, at Holston Hills Country Club in Knoxville. Proceeds benefit the National Kidney Foundation of East Tennessee. Golfers do not need a handicap to play in this tournament. There are two divisions this year —one for teams whose combined USGA Handicap index is 43.0 or more and one where handicaps are not needed. Winners of the handicapped division qualify for the four-day Cadillac Invitational National Finals tournament in January at TPC Sawgrass. Golfers will enjoy a luncheon, on-course snacks, soda and beer, great giveaways and a silent auction featuring golf getaways, dining packages and sports memorabilia. After golfing, participants will relax with food and drinks during an awards ceremony. Entry fee is $1,200 per four-person team. Call the National Kidney Foundation of East Tennessee at 865-688-5481 or visit www.kidneyetn.org to reserve your foursome. Proceeds benefit the National Kidney Foundation of East Tennessee.

• Bearden High School’s annual Alumni Baseball Game pitting Even Year graduates against Odd Year alumni begins at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 21, at BHS’s Phil Garner Field. Registration and batting practice begin at 9 a.m. For a $25 donation, participants will receive a T-shirt and lunch. All proceeds go to BHS Baseball. To RSVP, call Buddy Heins at 865-300-4100 or bheins@charter.net. Alumni Game committee members are Heins, Rusty Ensor, John Heins, Phil Guthe, Bunny Oakes, Bob Roundtree and Bill Trimble.

• A dedication ceremony for the port side anchor from de-commissioned U.S. Navy destroyer USS Farragut DLG6/DDG37 — located at Farragut High School’s Bill Clabo Field inside the east entrance gate since fall 2006 — will be held there beginning at 5 p.m., Friday, May 4. The public is invited. Various dignitaries and local officials are expected.

 

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