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• Covenant Health is now accepting applications for membership on two Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon teams. Team members will serve as ambassadors for the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon and role models for the community, said Covenant Health fitness promotion coordinator Missy Kane. The training is intense, so members are required to be in good physical condition and provide written permission from a physician.

Applications for membership on the team must be postmarked by Sept. 30, with organizers of the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon making final selections by the end of October. For further details, an application form and information about the most recent Covenant Health Marathon Team, go to www.knoxvillemarathon.com or call 865-684-4294. Applicants are encouraged to send photos and video along with a short essay about why they want to compete on a team and make the marathon their race to personal victory.

• The University of Tennessee baseball team is hosting a fall skills camp Saturday, Oct. 11, at UT’s Lindsey Nelson Stadium. Camp is open to high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. For more information contact UT Baseball Office at 865-974-2057 or sparker@utk.edu.

• Commerce and Anderson County Bar Association will sponsor its annual Scholarship Golf Tournament at Centennial Golf Course in Oak Ridge Friday, Sept. 12. Check in, warm-up and lunch begins at noon. Tee-off at 1:30 p.m. Shotgun start for a chance to win a car on a designated Par 3. Tournament awards top four finishers, allows two mulligans, features advanced tee shots on holes No. 1 and No. 18, plus range balls, goodie bags, prizes and an awards ceremony. Cost is $105 per player, $420 per team. Player, corporate, team and hole sponsors all sought for the event. Registration forms are available at www.andersoncountychamber.org or call the Chamber at 865-457-2559. Complete and mail or fax to Anderson County Chamber of Commerce, 245 N. Main St., Ste. 200, Clinton, TN 37716, FAX 463-7480. Registration not complete until payment received. For more info, call Chamber office at 865-457-2559.

 • Town of Farragut will sponsor the 20th annual Farragut Golf Tournament Friday, Oct. 3, at The Landmark at Avalon Golf Club. Registration and a barbeque lunch will begin at the clubhouse at 11:30 a.m. Tournament will begin at 1:30 p.m. with a shotgun start. Tournament is open to the public; cost is $65 per player and includes green fee, golf cart, door prizes and lunch. Players can bring a foursome or pair or be paired with others. Prizes will be awarded to the first- place team, as well as to the player with the longest drive and closest to the pin. Deadline for tournament registration and payment is Friday, Sept. 26. Entry forms are available at www.townoffarragut.org and Farragut Town Hall. For more information or to have an entry form faxed, call Anne LaGrow at 865-966-7057.

• 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 Mountain road and leaving cars at Palmer Creek trailhead and walking the .6 of a mile to Balsam Mountain trail and spending the first night at Laurel Gap shelter for a total of 4.9 miles the first day. On Sunday route follows Mount Sterling Ridge Trail to Pretty Hollow Trail to Palmer Creek trail and back to cars for a total of 11.2 miles the second day. Rated difficult due to elevation gain the first day and length of the hike 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 information, 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.

• 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.

• 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.

 

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