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• A baseball tournament for high school summer teams and 15-to-18-year-old summer teams is set May 24-27 and May 31-June 3 at Christian Academy of Knoxville High School. Format is four-game round-robin. Entry fee is $350. For more information, call 865-603-5368.

• Girls on the Run of Greater Knoxville presents its 2nd annual Celebrate Your Life…Run! 5K race beginning at 3 p.m., Sunday, May 6. Girls ages 8-12, along with their families, friends and the general public are invited to participate in the race at Victor Ashe Park, located at 4901 Bradshaw Road in Northwest Knoxville. The unique non-competitive race’s goal is not for girls to finish first but rather to encourage a lifetime of healthy living and self-respect. Entry fee is $15 for adults and children who pre-register online at the Girls on the Run Web site at www.gotrknoxville.org. On the day of the race, registration will be $20 for everyone. Girls on the Run is a unique 12-week learning program for girls in grades 3-5. Certified instructors combine training for a 5K run/walk event with a psychology-based curriculum designed to teach specific social and character development skills. Workouts and warm-ups are designed to build character and enhance self-esteem. For more information about the Celebrate Your Life…Run! Girls on the Run 5K Race, call Girls on the Run at 865-712-9979 or visit www.gotrknoxville.org..

• Join U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. (R-Tenn) as he serves as guest of honor at the second annual T Up for Trauma golf tournament Saturday, May 5 at Egwani Farms Golf Course in Rockford near McGhee -Tyson Airport. The tournament will raise money to enhance the care for trauma victims at The University of Tennessee Medical Center, the region’s only Level I Trauma Center. The tournament, which includes breakfast, lunch and a silent auction for golfers to enjoy, is presented by University General Surgeons, P.C., along with Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, P.C. The Benefits Group and First Tennessee. Tournament starts at 8:30 a.m., with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. Cost is $175 per person or $600 per foursome. To register, call Jolyne Thoreson, tournament coordinator, at 865-680-9432. For more information about the University of Tennessee Medical Center, visit online at www.utmedicalcenter.org.

• 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.

• The Bearden High School Foundation Annual Golf Tournament will be held at Willow Creek Golf Club Thursday, May 3. Lunch is served at noon followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Teams can register for the tournament by contacting Buddy Heins at 865-966-5100. Cost for teams is $500 for a four-person team. Hole sponsorships are available for $500. The tournament benefits Bearden High School Foundation. For more information contact Buddy Heins at 865-966-4100.

• The annual Pat Summitt Golf Tournament benefiting the Helen Ross McNabb Center will be held Monday, May 7, at Cherokee Country Club. Awards will be given in each round for the best gross individual, best gross team, best low net team, closest to the pin and longest drive. Team and event sponsorships are available. For more information or to register, go to www.mcnabb.org.

• More than 2,000 walkers representing local corporations, families, schools, and other organizations are expected to turn out for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s annual Walk to Cure Diabetes on Saturday, May 12, at World’s Fair Park. The chapter’s goal is to raise more than $600,000 for research to find a cure for diabetes and its complications. Live entertainment, food, inflatable rides, face-painting, and fun. On-site registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. For more information, visit the JDRF web site at www.jdrf.org or call 865-544-0768.

• Farragut High School Baseball Camp runs 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, June 4, to Thursday, June 7, at FHS’s John Heatherly Field. Registration is from 8:15 to 9 a.m., June 4. Cost is $70 per camper —$60 if more than one from a family. Instruction by FHS coaches and players. A glove is required — bringing a bat is optional. For more information, call FHS varsity head baseball coach Tommy Pharr at 865-777-4067.

 

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