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• Swimming for Smiles, a golf tournament to raise money for Ronald McDonald House and Locks of Love charities, will be held at Gettysvue Polo, Golf & Country Club at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 22. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Shotgun start is 10 a.m. Format is 4-player scramble. Cost is $600 per team (includes breakfast, lunch, greens fees, golf cart and prize entry). For more information, call 865-591-8801 to register a team or to become a sponsor. Deadline to register a team is Sept. 30. Part Two of the event involves free haircuts and styles for anyone wishing to donate 10 inches or more of hair to Locks of Love charities. Donations will be taken at Salon Christopher in the shopping center next to Gettysvue from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 22. For more information, contact the Salon directly at 865-691-7912 to schedule an appointment, specifying it is for the Locks of Love event.

• Only 250 tickets will be sold for the Farragut High School Football Booster Club Benefit Evening, where one lucky ticket-holder will win the grand prize of $5,000. The Benefit Evening begins at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 28, at Fox Den Country Club. The ticket price of $100 includes dinner for two, raffle, auction, door prizes, music and dancing. The Admirals’ varsity football team has a bye on that date, so come to the benefit and support the team. Buy tickets online at www.farragutfootball.com or call Heather Schoonmaker at 865-675-6625.

• The CBFO Pee Wee “Blue Machine” rolled to its third straight win in Knox County youth football league play Thursday, Sept. 13, with a 13-6 victory against Fulton at Safety City field. Fulton scored quickly in the first quarter but head coach Steve Brewer’s “Blue Machine” rallied in the second quarter with a touchdown run by Reagan Amos. Mathew Eggert followed with the extra point. “Fulton got a quick score on their first series, but our defense quickly shut them down,” Brewer said. In the third quarter Michael Travis ran for a touchdown behind what team officials call CBFO’s “Blue Wedge” offensive line. Danny Steadham added a long run. James Willett made an important tackle on a fourth down that resulted in a 10-yard loss for Fulton. Quarterback Thomas Hockenberry, doing double duty as linebacker, made a dramatic interception on Fulton’s last possession to ensure the win. Brewer’s CBFO team is undefeated in six games.

• Farragut High School Baseball Benefit Golf Tournament is Friday, Sept. 21, at Willow Creek Golf Course. Registration and range ball availability from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. Shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Tournament is four player scramble. Cost is $100 per player. Lunch, awards and door prizes following the round. For more information, contact Peter Bigarel at 865-805-2077 or pbigarel@chartertn.net

• With summer winding down, it’s time to start planning for the Annual Farragut Fall 5K Run and Pet Walk, organized by Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce. The race will begin at 8 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 22, at Mayor Bob Leonard Park. Pre-registration by mail closed Sept. 14. Visit www.farragutchamber.com or call 865-675-7057 to obtain an entry form. Day of race registration is from 7 to 7:30 a.m. Fee is $20. The 5K run is limited to runners and joggers only. This event, sanctioned by USATF, will be managed by Knoxville Track Club. Plaques will be awarded to the top male and female in Open, Second Open and Third Open (ages up to 39), top Master (40-49) and top Grand Masters (50-plus). The first overall m male and female will receive a cash prize. For more information, call Jonathan Patrick, 5K chairman, at 865-356-9902, or the Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce at 865-675-7057.

• The Episcopal School of Knoxville will host its Second Annual ES “5” K Run and Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 13. The 5K run and one-mile fun run will begin at 9 a.m. at the Cove Subdivision directly behind Pinnacle 18 Regal Cinemas in Turkey Creek. Registrations are now being accepted for the run, which costs $20 in advance. To register, pick up forms at either location of the Runner’s Market or New Balance athletic stores or at the school. Or, you can register online at www.active.com. Registration on race day begins at 7:45 a.m. at the starting point, and costs $25. Prizes will be awarded to an overall winner, first-place male and first-place female. For more information, call the school at 865-777-9032 or visit the Web site at www.esknoxville.org.

• 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. 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. For more information, call Anne LaGrow at 865-966-7057.

• Maryville College Women’s Basketball head coach Jeff Pardue invites the public to its inaugural golf tournament hosted by Royal Oaks Golf Course Saturday, Sept. 29. Coach Pardue, his staff, and his team are raising funds for their trip to Seattle, Wash. and Portland, Ore. this winter. The tournament will be a three-person team, scramble format. A complimentary lunch and registration begins at noon with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. To register your team and support the Lady Scots, call Pardue at 865-981-8291.

• Holder of two major PGA titles, John Daly once again headlines the pro golf talent featured at the Variety of Eastern Tennessee Fourth Annual Golf Tournament, to be held at Fox Den Country Club Monday, Sept. 24. Winner of the 1995 British Open and 1991 PGA Championship while being named PGA Tour “Rookie of the Year” in 1990, Daly returns to Fox Den for a second straight year. Daly will lead a clinic the morning of the tournament for all sponsors and their teams. The tournament begins at 10 a.m. Tourney sponsorships start at $5,000, and include a round of golf for a team of four, an opportunity to meet Daly, use his drive on a designated hole, take a foursome photo with Daly and receive a plaque for each member of the team. Proceeds will benefit Variety — The Children’s Charity of Eastern Tennessee, whose mission is to improve the lives of children in 13 countries where the charity has 50 chapters.

 

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