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• Farragut High School Baseball Pancake Breakfast is from 8 to 10 a.m., Saturday, April 11, at Aubrey’s restaurant, Campbell Station. Tickets are available at the door for $5.

• Great South Athletic Conference announces Maryville College’s William Alexander, a junior, and Jimmy Fulton, a sophomore, both former Bearden High School standouts, have been honored as recent GSAC men’s tennis performers of the week.

• Third annual 5K Breakthrough Run for Autism and One-Mile Fun Run starts at 8 a.m., Saturday, April 18, at Regal Cinemas Pinnacle Stadium 18 at Turkey Creek in Farragut. Anyone with disabilities who would like to participate can register as a Breakthrough Buddy. If desired, a volunteer will accompany the buddy on the course. Runners may pre-register or sign up the morning of the race from 7 to 7:30 a.m. To register or for more information, go to Breakthrough Corporation’s Web site, www.breakthroughknoxville.com, or call Breakthrough at 865-247-0065.

• Youth ages 13 and under are invited to the 25th annual Bob Watt Youth Fishing Rodeo Saturday, April 25, at Anchor Park, 11730 Turkey Creek Road, for an afternoon of fishing and competing for prizes in various categories. Registration will begin on site at 4 p.m. with fishing to follow from 5 to 7 p.m. Town of Farragut will provide bait (any type may be used). Limited number of fishing poles will be available for use on a first come, first serve basis; participants are encouraged to bring their own poles. Fishing rodeo will be held rain or shine; however, in the case of severe inclement weather, call 865-966-2420 for the status of the event. For more information, visit www.townoffarragut.org or contact special events and program coordinator Anne LaGrow at anne.lagrow@townoffarragut.org

• Town of Farragut Parks and Leisure Services Department’s first-ever Spring Kickball Tournament begins at 1 p.m., Sunday, June 7, at Mayor Bob Leonard Park off Watt Road. Play will begin at 1 p.m. Open to participants 13 years of age and older consisting of coed teams and limited to first eight teams registered. Registration ends Tuesday, June 2, or until the first eight teams are registered. For more info, including a registration form, visit www.townoffarragut.org or contact Sue Stuhl at 865-966-7057 or sue.stuhl@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 or by fax to 865-675-2096.

• City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation spring tennis and softball leagues, canoe tours and bicycle rentals are just around the corner. Openings exist for teams in three adult softball leagues: Men’s ASA, Men’s 50-plua ASA and Co-Ed ASA. For more information: www.eteamz.com/cokathletics or call 865-215-1418. For more info on tennis leagues, call 865-522-3303 or visit www.cityofknoxville.org/recreation.

• MS Walk 2009 to benefit Mid-South Chapter of National Multiple Sclerosis Society begins at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 25, in World’s Fair Park. On-site registration begins at 9 a.m. To register ahead, or volunteer, call 1-800-FIGHT-MS then press 2, visit www.msmidsouth.org or e-mail events@msmidsouth.org

• Fifth annual Swing Big for Students Golf Tournament is May 5 at Egwani Farms in Rockford. A fund-raiser for Pellissippi State Foun-dation, the tournament generates money for programs that directly impact students. Shotguns starts are 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Call Pat Myers at 865-539-7242, or you can e-mail orpmyers@pstcc.edu or www.pstcc.edu for registration form.

• Angela Floyd School for the Dancer offering a free exercise program for ages 55 and up Fridays from 11 a.m. to noon. Call 865-675-9894.

• Humana’s The First Tee of Knoxville Open, a fund-raising golf tournament, will be hosted by Fox Den Country Club Monday, April 27. Registration at 10:30 a.m. Shotgun Start 1 p.m. (four-player scramble). For more info, or a registration form, call Samuel B. Newgent at 865-689-6445. Complete and send registration form by April 15 to: The First Tee of Knoxville, 5311 Beverly Park Circle, Knoxville, TN 37918. Or fax form to 865-689-6425.

• Champions For A Cause, a non-profit (501(c)-3) organization with the mission to raise money for breast cancer research, education and outreach, is kicking off this year with a long haul motorcycle event, Cruisin’ for a Cause, starting Sunday, May 3. Led by Tennessee Lady Vols basketball assistant coach Holly Warlick and Nikki Caldwell, UCLA head coach, the Cruisin’ Crew and an entourage of supporters will begin a 1,500-mile round-trip along the Natchez Trace. It ends with a welcome home party in Knoxville’s Market Square Sunday, May 9. For more information, log onto www.championsforacause.org.

• The First Tee of Knoxville, a non-profit, tax-exempt initiative of the World Golf Foundation to promote benefits of youth golf, will host a youth clinic at Fox Den Country Club from 3 to 5 p.m., Sunday, April 26, for kids ages 6 to 14. Call Samuel B. Newgent at 865-689-6445.

• CBFO football, ages 7-to-14, is seeking a cheerleading commissioner and cheerleading coaches for the upcoming season. If interested, call CBFO football commissioner Brad Burkett at 865-936-1111.

• CBFO football sign-ups are underway for ages 7 to 14. Call commissioner Brad Burkett at 865-936-1111.

• FC Alliancetaking registrations for its 10-week (March-May) Pre Academy Soccer Skills Program for 5-8 year olds. Contact program director Mike Kelleher at mikekelleherusa@hotmail.com or 865-235-4850.

• Town of Farragut is now accepting registrations for spring sand volleyball leagues at Mayor Bob Leonard Park, 301 Watt Road, to include a Competitive Coed League, Recreational Coed League and Intermediate Coed League, with teams consisting of four to six players. Registration also open for a new Open Competitive Two-Person League. Registration forms are available at Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, on the Town’s Web site at www.townoffarragut.org or by calling Ben Darnell at 865-966-7057.

• Farragut Flames 10 and Under Baseball Travel Team needs two players. Limited out-of-twon travel. Players cannot have 11th birthday before May 1. Call Roger Freeman at 865-414-2476 or Brent Chambers at 865-607-0197.

 

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