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• Bearden High School Foundation’s Sixth Annual Bulldog Classic beginning with lunch at noon, and tee times at 1 p.m., Friday, May 9, at Willow Creek Golf Course. Format is four-person scramble. Proceeds benefit BHS Foundation for general education and scholarship opportunities. Prices include green and cart fees for 18 holes, lunch, door prizes and awards ceremony. For questions about hole sponsoring costs or any other information, contact Buddy Heins at 854-300-4100 or e-mail: bheins@meritconstruction.com

• Concord Sailing Center, 11600 Northshore Drive at Concord Yacht Club, is holding learn to sail instruction for beginner, advanced and intermediate levels for ages 8-15 who can swim at least 50 yards without life jacket. Instruction is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 2-6, June 9-13 for intermediate and advanced sailors; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 16-20, June 23-27 for beginners and intermediate sailors. Limited number of beginners allowed in first two weeks on a first come-first serve basis. Sailing clothing, including shoes, required. For more information, call 865-207-8570, 865-691-0656 or e-mail: www.concordyachtclub.org

• Early Bird Fall 2008 CBFO Football signups continue for ages 7 through 14 as of Sept. 1, 2008, who will enter eighth-grade or below this coming fall (tackle football program), while children ages 5 and 6 as of Sept. 1, 2008 can play in Flag Football League only. Signup at 11609 Northshore Drive (football practice fields) are from 6:30 to 9 p.m., May 19-20 and June 2-3. Signups will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 10, and 2-5 p.m. May 18. Cost for tackle football is $140 due at sign-up before May 1. Registration will begin again May 10 until July 10 costing $175 per player. Players residing outside of Knox County and senior midgets (13-14-year-olds) will pay an additional $30 fee. Flag Football cost is $50 per child regardless of sign-up date. Forms can be picked up at Pak-Mail in the Ingles shopping center in Farragut. For more information, call 865-675-CBFO or 865-455-2536 for more dates and times after June 3.

• Sophomore Jessie Howard, former Farragut High School softball standout (Class of 2006), had six of Carson-Newman's 29 hits as the nation’s 18th-ranked NCAA Division II Lady Eagles swept a doubleheader from King College Monday, April 14, helping C-N sets a new school record for wins in a season at 44 (44-6). Howard finished the 2008 regular season as South Atlantic Conference leader in stolen bases percentage per game at .920.

• Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding in Lenoir City is participating in Knoxville Open Golf tournament by selling tickets to the annual event at Fox Den Country Club, held June 19-22 this year. Knox Area Golf Charities is collaborating with local non-profit groups to sell $25 weekly (general admission) tickets. Tickets are $25 each or buy three and get one free. To purchase tickets, contact STAR at 865-988-4711 or devdir@rideatstar.org. For ticket sales through Water Angel Ministries, call 865-524-5194 or e-mail Stephanie Mitchum: thewaterangels@gmail.com

• Knox County Parks and Recreation, along with City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department and Legacy Parks Foundation, will host the inaugural Get Out & Swap! Event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, May 17, in The Butcher Shop parking lot at World’s Fair Park, as part of the Get Outdoors Festival. Get Out and Swap! is free for buyers so come out and browse a wide selection of outdoor recreational items. Cost for sellers is $10 to rent a space for those who pre-register, and $15 a space the day of the event. Pre-registration will end May 15. Space is limited. For information, call Park-Rec office at 865-215-6600.

• Hardin Valley Academy’s “Meet the Coaches” night, where all HVA Hawks head coaches will gather, begins at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 29, at First Baptist Church, Concord off Kingston Pike in Farragut. All rising seventh- through ninth-grade students who want to participate in athletics must have a well-child physical from a doctor.

• American Cancer Society’s Golf Classic will be held May 12 at Willow Creek Golf Club. Tee times are 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Fee is $600 per four-person team. For more info, call 865-584-1668 or visit www.cancer.org

• Concord Park Little Champs golf championship for ages 11 and under begins with tee times at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 26. Format is 9-hole stroke play. Cost is $15 per player. Players may have a caddie. Five divisions offered: boys age 7 and under, ages 8-9 and ages 10-11; girls ages 8 and under and ages 9-11. To register, call Concord Park at 865-966-9103.

• Full membership and tourney registration for the 2008 season on the Toyota TGA Junior Tour is open to junior golfers ages 4-18. For more info, call 615-790-3336 or e-mail: tnjrgolf@golfhousetennessee.com.

• Town of Farragut’s “Break the Chill” Sand Volleyball tourney begins at 8:30 p.m, Saturday, May 10, at Mayor Bob Leonard Park off Watt Road. Registration/payment deadline is 5 p.m., Tuesday, May 6. For more info, visit www.townoffarragut.org. Entry forms and payment may be returned in person or by mail to Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, Farragut, TN 37934.

• The First Tee is offering Life Skills Instruction Clinics to beginning golfers ages 8-17 in April and May at Concord Park Golf Course. If you participated in clinics in 2007, register in a second year session. New students register in a first year session. Fee is $5 per clinic. For more info, or to register, call 865-966-9103.

• Upcoming TTA hike is April 26, GSMNP/White Oak Sinks via Chestnut Top Trail. Start at Townsend “Wye” parking lot entrance to the park. Wear sturdy hiking boots, bring lunch and water. Meet at 9 a.m. at Townsend Wye. For more info, contact Keith Mertz at keithmertz@hotmail.com or 865-982-7368.

 

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