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• 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 Visitors Bureau is hosting fifth annual “Lakeway to the Smokies” 5K Run and Fun Walk beginning at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 5, at Tellico Beach Recreation Area. This event offers a fast, relatively flat course with views of Fort Loudoun Lake. Pre-registration fee is $15 (postmarked by Sept. 30). Late registration including day of event is $20. High school and middle school track and cross country athletes who wear their school track uniform will pay a reduced registration fee of $10. To download a race form go to www.visitloudoncounty.com or contact the LCVB at 865-986-6822 for additional information. Directions: from Knoxville, take I-40 West to I-75 South. Take exit 81 to Hwy 321. Take a left on Hwy 321 and just after crossing Ft. Loudoun Dam, bear right onto Hwy 444 exit. Proceed straight at stop sign.

• University of Tennessee head baseball coach Todd Raleigh announces he and his team again plan to take an active role in fund-raising for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in conjunction with Light The Night Walk at Knoxville’s Volunteer Landing Thursday, Oct. 2. The cause is one that touches home for Raleigh, who lost his oldest brother, John Raleigh III, to Hodgkin’s Disease when John was 19. “This cause means a lot to me personally, and I know that many of our players feel the same way,” Raleigh said. “The support we received from the U-T family and East Tennessee community last year was amazing, so I’m confident that we can raise even more money this time around.” Fans can contribute toward the goal by visiting http://www.active.com/donate/ltnNashvi/UT_baseball_08 In addition to taking part in the Light The Night Walk, the Vols also plan to collect donations for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at their Orange & White World Series games this fall.

• East Tennessee's top anglers are invited to test their fishing skills and compete for some serious prize money next month. Top catch will win a $3,000 grand-prize in the Breath of Life Support Foundation's 1st Annual Bass Fishing Tournament at Tellico Canal Saturday, Oct. 11. The 1 Limit Bait Shop located in Farragut will handle pre-registrations from 4 to 7 p.m., Oct. 10, costing $100 per boat, which includes lunker fee. Anglers also can register the day of the event beginning at 5 a.m. for $125 per boat. Entire fee is tax deductible. Blast off is at first light and weigh-ins start at 3 p.m. along with a UT tailgate party and cookout. The mission of the Breath of Life Support Foundation, Inc. is to offer hope and encouragement to lung cancer patients and their families by providing financial support to cover needed expenses. Registration forms and additional information are available by contacting Randy White at goldstripetriton@comcast.net, by calling 865-548-3006 or visit the Web site at www.breathoflifesupport.org.

• Volley for the Cure, a professional/amateur mixed doubles tennis tournament benefitting Knoxville Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer cure/prevention, will be held from 9 a.m. until noon, Saturday, Sept. 27, at Fox Den Country Club. Fourteen male professional tennis players will be paired with 14 female amateur players in a round-robin tourney. Pros will included Steve Annacone, Ben Rodgers and Bobby Cameron, the latter two former No. 1 players at The University of Tennessee, and John Gibson. For more info on Volley for the Cure, contact Rob Cameron at 865-966-2644 or rcame59433@aol.com

• Covenant Health is now accepting applications for membership on two Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon teams. Team members will serve as ambassadors for Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon and role models for the community. Training is intense, so members are required to be in good physical condition and provide written permission from a physician. Applications for membership on team must be postmarked by Sept. 30, with organizers of Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon making final selections by late 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 encouraged to send photos and video along with short essay about why they want to compete on a team and make it their race to personal victory.

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

• 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 available at www.townoffarragut.org and Farragut Town Hall. For more info 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.

 

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