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• Farragut High School Swim and Dive team will hold the inaugural Jim Riner Memorial Car Wash from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 16, at TnBank, 11200 Kingston Pike. Proceeds benefit Prom of the Stars, which the late Mr. Riner started.

• Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce 2008 Farragut Fall 5K Run, Fun Walk & Pet Parade begins at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 27, on Watt Road adjacent to Mayor Bob Leonard Park. Pre-registration cost is $15, and can be paid by charging (call 865-675-7057) or make check payable to: Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce and mail to: Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce/P.O. Box 22461/Farragut, TN, 37933. Pre-registration ends Friday, Sept. 19. Day-of-race registration is from 7 to 7:30 a.m., Sept. 27. Cost is $20. Starting on Watt Road, race goes through Sedgefield subdivision and back to the park. Plaques and/or medallions awarded to top three finishers in various gender/age categories. Cash award goes to first overall male and first overall female. Knoxville Track Club will manage event. Proceeds to support Chamber and its education grants, plus Young-Williams Animal Center. For more information, call the Chamber office, Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 865-675-7057.

• Loudon County Habitat for Humanity will host a golf tournament Friday, Sept. 5, at Toqua Golf Course in Tellico Village. The event will be a four-player scramble with handicap, and is open to mixed- or single- gender teams. The $300 team entry fee includes morning refreshments, lunch and prizes. Proceeds from the tournament will help Habitat for Humanity build homes in Loudon County. Team registration form is available on the Loudon County Habitat Web site at www.loudoncountyhabitat.org, or by calling Larry Butcher at 865-458-8941 or Dee Prickett at 865-458-1023. Sponsorships also are available.

• Hardin Valley Academy Athletic Council currently is running a Discount Card sale. All HVA athletic teams are selling the card, raising money for their particular sport. The card offers discounts at various local eateries throughout the fiscal year. A “Blitz Night” is planned for Monday, Aug. 18, to sell any remaining cards that a team has not sold by their deadline of Aug. 14. All of the cards had been distributed to all student athletes of the fall and winter season sports and several spring sports. Another fund-raiser HVAAC currently is running is the sale of media guide ads. The Council decided to produce a media guide for each of the three sport seasons – fall, winter, and spring. Each media guide will showcase the sports during their specific season. For more information, contact Donna Barnett at 865-531-2930.

• Tori Etheridge of Farragut was a key player on the Tennessee White Lightning ’95 softball team that won two state championships and earned a trip to the USA/ASA (A) Nationals in Montgomery, Ala. Going undefeated in the Smokey Mt. Classic in Johnson City, the team was on a roll. They later won state championships in the ISA Fastpitch Softball Association and the SEAA Fastpitch Softball Association. Coming home with a final 50-23 record, White Lightning later placed second in an ASA National Qualifier in Bowling Green, Ky., and 3rd in the ASA State Tournament in Chattanooga, earning a berth to play in Montgomery. Seventy teams traveled from all over the United States, including California, Texas, Oregon, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Jersey and Washington state, to compete.

• Russell Biven Summer Clayfest Tournament is Saturday, Aug. 16, at Birds and Clays, in Washburn. Flight times are 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. All proceeds go to Helen Ross McNabb Center. Registration is $120 per player or $600 per five-person team. Space is limited and registration closes Aug. 14. Lunch will be provided. In addition to awards for top scores are a wobble trap and long bird contest, door prizes and other activities. Spaces are limited. Registration forms and more info available at www.mcnabbcenter.org or by calling Nicole Randall at 865-329-9030.

• The inaugural THE MAN RUN for Prostate Cancer Awareness is an event for adults and kids, featuring a 5K run/1-mile fun run/walk. The 5K run is set for 8 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 6, at Tyson Park. Fun run/walk starts at 8:30 a.m. Online registration available at www.active.com. Individual and team entries welcome. For more information, e-mail cancerinstitute@utmck.edu or call Cancer Institute at UT Medical Center at 865-305-8577.

• CBFO Football has four coaching positions available for experienced coaches. For more information, call commissioner Brad Burkett at 865-936-1111 or 865-288-3415.

• CBFO Volleyball Fall Registration is now open to all girls 3rd-grade through rising high school senior. Cost is $80 per player. Registration forms and schedules can be found at Pak Mail, 11803 Kingston Pike in Farragut. Deadline for registration is noon, Aug. 15. For more information, e-mail Nan or Susanne at cbfovolleyball@charter.net.   

• Tennessee Valley Fair once again will host the annual Cheerleading Competition beginning at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Homer Hamilton Theatre at Chilhowee Park in Knoxville. Competition is open to all official squads from elementary, junior and senior high schools. Entry deadline is Aug. 18 and limited to first 35 entries received. For more information, call fair office at 865-215-1473.

 

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