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• Tenth Annual Phillip Fulmer Golf Classic benefitting Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley is Friday, April 24, at Willow Creek Golf Club in Farragut. Tee times are 8:15 a.m. and 2 p.m. For more info: www.fulmergolf classic.com

• Farragut High School boys hoops in-squad honors for ’08-09 were named during team’s annual banquet Sunday, April 5, in Two Rivers Church, including Coaches Award, Landon Hunley; Admirals Award, Wayman McLaughlin; John Heatherly Award, Reese Browning; Lynn E. Sexton Award, Nate Clark.

• Loudon County Habitat for Humanity will host a women’s golf tournament at Rarity Pointe Golf Course Monday, May 11, to raise money for a Habitat home built by women volunteers this spring in Loudon. Download team registration forms and sponsorship information from www.loudoncountyhabitat.org or call 865-640-5578.

• The American Lung Association presents the 2009 Golf Tour Book. This year’s “Lung Book” provides reduced rates at more than 400 golf courses, practice ranges and indoor facilities in Tennessee, Kentucky and several other states. Tennessee golfers pay just $25 each for these special golf savings books. Golf Tour Books can be ordered by phone by calling 1-800-586-4872, or purchased on-line at www.alatn.org. They may also be ordered by sending a check made payable to American Lung Association to the golf book processing center: American Lung Association, P.O. Box 9067, Louisville, KY, 40209.

• Martial Arts instructor Robert Butturini won the Absolute Cagefighter Lightweight Title by defeating reigning Champion Jay Manegello March 14 at 2:30 into the second round. Butturini said he will compete in one more amateur match, at The Cotton Eyed Joe May 28, then pursue a pro career in Mixed Martial Arts.

• Jessie Howard, Carson-Newman College standout softball shortstop and former Farragut Lady Admirals All-state infielder, has been named the South Atlantic Conference Player of the Week (April 6-12), league officials announced Monday, April 13. Howard batted .357 (5-for-14) for the week in leading C-N to a 4-0 record with sweeps of Tusculum and Newberry. Her bases-clearing double helped beat Newberry 7-2 in game two, while an inside-the-park home run and a two-run triple keyed an 11-3 win against Tusculum. The junior also was 4-of-4 on stolen bases.

• Farragut High School football’s annual Blue versus Gray game that officially ends spring practice is Saturday, May 2, on Bill Clabo Field. Activities start at 10 a.m. Tickets are $10, which includes admission, lunch and a chance to win a $50 gift card.

• Tennessee Team Hustle Basketball, a Blue Star Travel team, recently garnered key wins. The 13u Girls Elite were champs at Super Regionals in South Carolina, which qualifies them to compete at AAU Division I Nationals. Local players include Bianca André, a Farragut Middle School student, while Catherine Holland, Erin Kenny and Paige Denton attend West Valley. Team is coached by Mike Scruggs. The 14u Girls Elite earned second-place at sub-state, which qualifies them to play AAU State in May. Local players include Jai-Jai McLaughlin, starting point guard on Bearden High School’s District 4-AAA and Region 2-AAA champs in 2009. Coach is Rodney Nelson.

• Willow Creek Golf Club, Farragut, will host 14th Annual TEE IT UP! Golf Tournament benefiting Cerebral Palsy Center, beginning with a 1 p.m. shotgun start Monday, May 19. For more info, visit Web site at www.cpcenter.org or call Tracey Bise at 865-523-0491.

• Concord Hills Recreation Association/Swim Team will hold sign-ups for the Swim Clinic at Concord Hills pool from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 25, and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, May 9. Swim clinic will run for two weeks from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., beginning Monday, May 11, through Friday, May 22. Concord Hills pool is located at 10729 Farragut Hills Blvd. in Farragut. Swim team sign ups also will be held on clinic sign-up dates. You do not need to be a resident of Concord Hills to participate in either the swim clinic or swim team. For more info, call Dawn Lindsay at 865-675-5963 or delindsay@aol.com.

• 25th Annual BlueCross Dogwood Classic 5K Run/Walk begins at 8 a.m., Saturday, April 25, at west end of Cherokee Boulevard in Sequoyah Hills. Late registration and race-day registration fee is $20. Registration fee for walkers is $12. For more info, contact Kristy Altman at 865-805-2008.

• 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 information, including a registration form, visit www.townoffarragut.org or contact Parks & Leisure Services Director Sue Stuhl at 865-966-7057 or sue.stuhl@townoffarragut.org. Return entry forms and payment in person or by mail to Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, Farragut, TN 37934 or by fax to 865-675-2096.

• 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 Foundation, the tournament generates money for programs that directly impact students. Shotguns starts are 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. For more info, call Pat Myers at 865-539-7242, or e-mail orpmyers@pstcc.edu or www.pstcc.edu for registration form.

• Angela Floyd School for the Dancer offers a free exercise program for ages 55 and up Fridays from 11 a.m. to noon. For more info: 865-675-9894.

• 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. For more info, 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 children ages 6 to 14. For more info, 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. For more info, call Brad Burkett at 865-936-1111.

• FC Alliance taking registrations for its 10-week (March-May) Pre Academy Soccer Skills Program for 5-8 year olds. For more info, contact Mike Kelleher at mikekelleherusa@hot mail.com or 865-235-4850.

• Town of Farragut is now accepting registrations for summer and fall sand volleyball leagues at Mayor Bob Leonard Park, 301 Watt Road, to include a Competitive Coed League, Recreational Coed League and Intermediate Coed League. Registration also open for a new Open Competitive Two-Person League. Registration forms are available at Farragut Town Hall located at 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 is looking for two players. Travel out of town limited. Players cannot have their 11th birthday before May 1. For more info, call Roger Freeman at 865-414-2476 or Brent Chambers at 865-607-0197.

 

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