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• Harvey Broome Group of the Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club upcoming outings include Sept. 20-21, backpack, Cataloochee section of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, one of the most remote spots in the Smokies.

Begins by driving down the one way 14 mile long Balsam Mt road and leaving cars at Palmer Creek trailhead and walking the .6 of a mile to the Balsam Mountain trail and spending our first night at the Laurel Gap shelter for a total of 4.9 miles the first day. On Sunday we will follow Mount Sterling Ridge trail to Pretty Hollow Trail to Palmer Creek trail and back to our car for a total of 11.2 miles the second day. Rated Difficult due to elevation gain the first day and the length of the hike on the second day. Pre-register with Steve Harvey: sharvey86@aol.com or call 865-271-7227.

• Farragut High School Lacrosse Camp for boys entering grades 4 through high school senior from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Sept. 15-18, at FHS Lacrosse Field behind Farragut Middle School. Cost is $75 for returning player with stick and $90 for new player (price includes stick and ball). Camp will feature skills, drills, conditioning and leadership taught by FHS coaches and players. Such skills are fundamentals of stick handling, throwing, catching and shooting. Included is Hardest Shot contest, with radar gun used to gauge speed. Proceeds benefit Farragut High School Lacrosse program. Returning players must register. Sessions will include individual skills, team skills and team games. For more info, contact Carole Englert with questions at caenglert@aol.com or call 865-675-6203. Registration forms will be available at www.KnoxvilleLacrosse.com To fax registration: 865-966-1159.

• Teleri Hughes gave the American Junior Golf Association Knoxville Junior Open a Farragut Middle School flavor. Teleri, 13, an eighth-grader who plays for the FMS girls golf team, shot 90-89-83 during the three-day tourney Aug 5-7 at Loudon’s Tennessee National. Teleri qualified for that tournament at Avalon by winning a playoff for the third qualifier position, shooting an 85.

• Baneberry Golf Club and Resort will host a golf tournament Friday, Sept. 12, to help raise money for Knox County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard and Drill Team. Tournament begins at 1 p.m., with entry fee $400 for the four person scramble. Registration forms available on KCSO Web site at www.knoxsheriff.org. Players can register on the day of event. Proceeds would be used to send Honor Guard to Washington, D.C. in May 2009 to honor fallen officers during National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial week.

• City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department will host a free Youth Baseball and Softball Camp from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Aug. 30, in Caswell Park, 620 Winona St. Children ages 6 to12 years will have the opportunity to work on baseball and softball fundamentals under the instruction of University of Tennessee baseball and softball coaches and players. Registration forms may be turned in on the day of the clinic and are available at www.cityofknoxville.org/recreation/ under the “News” heading. For additional information on this camp, visit www.eteamz.com/cokathletics or call 865-215-1418.

• 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. 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.

• 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.

 

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