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• Lacrosse skills and drills, along with conditioning and leadership, will be taught by the coaches and players of Farragut High School Lacrosse from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 10, through Friday, Sept. 14, at the FHS Lacrosse field (behind Farragut Middle School) for boys grades 4-8 and 9-12. Cost is $75 for each returning player with his own stick (register by Sept. 1 to be in team tournament); $90 for each new player (will receive a new lacrosse stick and ball). New players must register by Aug. 27. Snacks and drinks provided, plus special nightly drawings and hardest shot contest. For more info or to make reservations, call Cathy Edrada at 865-675-2778.

• The Episcopal School of Knoxville is hosting a sporting clay-shooting event called “Shooting for Scholarships” beginning at 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 26, at the Chilhowee Sportsman’s Club in Maryville. Entry fee is $145 per shooter, which includes ammunition. Contestants will shoot at 12 stations. Prizes will be given for first- and second-place and as door prizes. Guests will enjoy hors d’oeurves and drinks. To register or for more information, contact Harrison Stuart at 865-218-4497, or e-mail him at stuart@esknoxville.org

• The 7th Annual Sacred Heart Cathedral School Fall Golf Classic will be held Thursday, Sept. 6, at Egwani Farms Golf Course. There are many ways to “chip in,” including volunteer opportunities, product donations, cart and hole sponsorships and playing in the event. This is an 18-hole, four person scramble. Entry fee is $125 per person and includes green and cart fees, breakfast, lunch, goodie bags, prizes, beverages, snacks and awards. Contact event chairs Rick Davis at 865-805-9343 or Anita Poore at 865-558-4153 for more information.

• Team East Tennessee is scouting for athletes for the 2008 U.S. Transplant Games, sponsored by Novartis and the National Kidney Foundation. An Olympic-style competition for recipients of life-saving transplants of all kinds, the Games will be held July 11-16, 2008 in Pittsburgh, Pa. Anyone who has had a successful organ transplant — including kidney, liver, heart, lung, pancreas, and bone marrow — for a year can qualify to become a member of the team. They can compete in sports, which include but not be limited to cycling, bowling, golf, racquetball, swimming, and track and field. To become involved call Danae Miley, team manager, at 865-688-5481 (Knoxville) or e-mail danae@kidneyetn.org. Next team meeting is 6 p.m., Friday Aug. 24, at the National Kidney Foundation of East Tennessee office at 4450 Walker Blvd., Suite 2.

• The 11-U Tennessee Homers are having their tryouts for the 2008 season. Those interested cannot turn age 12 before May 1, 2008. Children who qualify and are interested can have their parent/guardian call 865-922-5662 for more information.

• Impact USA, one of Knoxville’s premiere soccer clubs, has announced a free Mini Soccer Camp program for boys and girls ages 6 to 10. The camp will run from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday and Tuesday evenings at the Impact Soccer Complex, 2809 Ball Camp Byington Road across from Smoky Mountain Tennis Academy. There are no fees or obligations to attend. For more information, contact: Rex Mummy at 865-455-7388 or e-mail: soccerex0717@comcast.net or John Schneider at 865-936-4950 or e-mail: jon1919@comcast.net

• Join Farragut Family YMCA Saturday, Sept. 29, at Mayor Bob Leonard Park off Watt Road for the Third Annual YMCA “Can You Dig It?” Volleyball Tournament. It is 6-on-6 coed play that requires two females on the court at all times. All participants must be 16 years old to participate. Space is limited to the first 16 teams that register. Teams may participate either in the recreation or competitive division. Teams that register prior to Sept. 17 contribute $150; otherwise it will be $200 per team if space remains. You may register at the Farragut Family YMCA at 10709 Kingston Pike. For more information, call 865-777-9622.

• Tee it up for the 19th Annual Town of Farragut Golf Tournament, Friday, Oct. 2, at The Landmark at Avalon Golf Club, Lenoir City, two miles west of Farragut off Highway 70 West. Registration and lunch begin at 11:30 a.m., with shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. Registration cost is $65 per player, which includes green fees, golf cart, lunch and entry in prize drawings. Bring a foursome or pair, or be paired with others. Deadline to register and pay is Friday, Sept. 28. Businesses can donate items with company logo to be given as prizes (such as golf balls, umbrellas, gift certificates) For more information, call Anne LaGrow at 865-966-7057.

• Horse lovers, mark your calendars now for the All State Trailers Neigh & Bray Summer Classic Horse Show scheduled from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Walters State Smoky Mountain Expo Center in White Pine. All breeds are welcome to participate; western, English and gaited horse classes are available for children and adults. Additional classes include driving, long ears, special needs, hunter hack, open trail, halter, and mules. An array of game classes will also be available. A complete class schedule is available for viewing and printing online at www.horsehavenoftn.com. Pre-registration is already underway. Registration on the day of the show will begin at 7:30 a.m.. with the first class starting at 9 a.m. For info and early registration, visit online at www.horsehavenoftn.com or call 865-609-4030.

 

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