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• Registration for Sugarwood Stingrays swim team is from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 9, at the Sugarwood Subdivision pool, for ages 18-and-under. All returning coaches and morning and evening practice available. You do not have to live in Sugarwood or be a pool member. For more information, call 865-966-7463 or www.sugarwoodstingrays.org.

• U.S. Kids Golf Foundation upcoming Knox-area tournaments begin at Gettysvue Polo Golf & Country Club June 4, Centennial Golf Course June 10 and Three Ridges Golf Course June 17. For more information, call tour director Nicole Noe at 865-406-1661, e-mail: nicolenoe@bellsouth.net or visit www.uskidsgolf.com

• Annual Bearden Bulldog Classic golf tournament at Willow Creek Golf Club in Farragut begins with a 1 p.m. shotgun start Thursday, May 7. Format is scramble. For more information, call Margaret Heins at 865-748-5396.

• Harvey Broome Group of the Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club upcoming outings include: Saturday, May 2, dayhike, Finley Cane Trail, near Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Rated easy. Pre-register with Priscilla Watts at 865-966-4142 or sigmtngirl@earthlink.net. Saturday, May 9, full moon hike on Cades Cove Loop Road, GSMNP. Pre-register with Linda Smithyman at lsmithymanhbg-@yahoo.com or 865-335-3559. Saturday and Sunday, May 16-17. backpack, Citico and Joyce Kilmer Slickrock Wildernesses. Difficulty: Moderate. Pre-register with Ron Shrieves: phone 865-922-3518; ronaldshrieves@comcast.net (e-mail preferred). Sunday, May 24, canoe and kayak wildlife float, Rankin Wildlife Management Area, Douglas Lake. Canoes not provided. For rentals, try Michael Sledjeski of the Rankin Bottoms Project; e-mail mtnsylva@msn.com, or one of the outfitters in the Knoxville area. Pre-register with Ron Shrieves: 865-922-3518; or ronaldshrieves@comcast.net (e-mail preferred).

• First Annual Hardin Valley Academy Hawks Classic Golf Tournament is Monday, June 1, at Willow Creek Golf Club in Farragut. Registration begins at 7 a.m., with tee times at 8 a.m. For more information, call 865-405-7137.

• 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.

• 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, 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.

• 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.

• 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 information, 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 information: 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 information, log onto www.championsforacause.org.

• 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: Mike Kelleher at mikekelleherusa@hot mail.com or call 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 call 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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