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• Baptist Health System Foundation’s 5th Annual Baptist Turkey Trot begins at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 17, at Baptist West and Baptist Hospital for Women on Parkside Drive. An extra attraction, labeled by race spokespersons as a “golden treat,” involved three former U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist — All inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame. Turkey Trot race chair Dick Davies and former NBA players George Wilson and Joe Caldwell were members of the 1964 Olympic Basketball team in Tokyo that beat the Soviet Union. The threesome will be on hand to participate and later sign autographs and share stories with fans of all ages. The racecourse begins on the Baptist Hospital West and Baptist Hospital for Women campus and runs out Parkside Drive through the Turkey Creek shopping development. Prizes will be awarded to individuals and teams. Turkey Creek sponsors will provide goody bag items, gift certificates, silent auction and food samples from our vendor area. Entertainment plus food and beverages will also be provided. There is a “Little Gobbler” play area for children that includes face painting, crafts, inflatables and a “Little Gobbler” fun run/100 yard dash, where all children receive a ribbon. Funds raised will benefit the Coronary Artery Risk Detection in Appalachian Communities Project with a special allocation to the Metropolitan Drug Commission.

• Farragut resident Jeff Woody completed his first 100-mile run at the “San Diego 100,” placing 17th of 105 runners at the October event. “Myself and our two daughters, ages 21 and 23, went along acting as ‘Crew and Pacers’ making it a family event,” said Woody’s wife, Diana. Woody is also a member of Knoxville Track Club, Atomic City Cycling Club and “900 Mile Club,” having hiked or run every trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

• Fellowship of Christian Athletes presents The 2007 TeamFCA Fall Fund-raising Banquet beginning at 7 p.m., Nov. 12, at the Knoxville Convention Center. Featured speaker will be Tom Osborne, legendary former Nebraska head football coach with three national titles. Anyone interested in being a table host or corporate sponsor, call 865-524-6076 for more info.

• Roane State Community College is launching an instructional basketball league for children. League will be divided into K-8th-grade levels. Cost for one family are $25 for the first child, $20 for a second child and $15 for any additional children. Each team will practice one night a week for one hour, and league games will be held one time per week. Games and practices will be held in the Roane State gymnasium. To register, call 865-882-4509, sign up online at www.roanestate.edu/communityservices or e-mail fugatejj@roanestate.edu or fugatejj@roanestate.edu. A reversible jersey will be provided for children to keep.

• Nick Moore, former Farragut High School standout runningback (Class of 2006) now a sophomore at Maryville College, rushed for 196 yards on 28 carries despite his team’s 27-23 loss to Methodist University Saturday, Oct. 27, at MC. For the season the 5-foot-8, 162-pound Moore has rushed 74 times for 453 net yards and two touchdowns, a 64.7 yards per game average, playing in seven of the Scots’ eight games (5-3 record). As a receiver, Moore has two catches for four yards.

 

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