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• East Tennessee Technology Access Center is holding its 11th Annual Al Wilson-Mack French Golf Tournament beginning with tee time at 10 a.m., Aug. 25, at Centennial Golf Course in Oak Ridge. ETTAC is still accepting entries until July 31. Proceeds would help to purchase assistive technology devices and provide services for people with disabilities in 24 counties of East Tennessee. To reserve a spot, call 865-219-0130. Al Wilson, former Tennessee Volunteers All-American linebacker and All-Pro with NFL’s Denver Broncos, will chair and play in the tournament, starting with breakfast. Des Mahoney, golf instructor at Centennial, will provide golfing tips and exercises at before tee time.

• Knoxville Fire 9U baseball team is looking for one or two elite players for Fall 2009. Team is comprised mostly of players from Farragut or who have played in the Farragut Baseball, Inc. leagues. If interested, call 865-308-0899. Child must still be age 9 on May 1, 2010 to be eligible. 

• Farragut High School softball is holding tryouts at the program's home, Bellamy Field, from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, July 23. For more information, call coach David Moore at 865-274-6257.

• A Farragut girls fastpitch softball team that would represent the Farragut middle school area, grades 6-8, is holding tryouts for fall and spring seasons, 2009-2010. For more information, call 865-919-8504 or 865-223-2310.

• Harvey Broome Group of Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club announces upcoming outings. Saturday-Sunday, July 25-26: Backpack, Lower Snowbird Creek (N.C.). Lower Snowbird Creek has three waterfalls rated excellent and Sassafras Creek has another. Creek is in a valley that rivals the Joyce Kilmer Wilderness. Trails are generally easy walking. Hike is from the Junction outside Robbinsville, NC, via Sassafras Falls and Upper Falls and probably camp near Big Falls, with time for exploring and maybe swimming at each of the falls. Hiking distance is about 11 miles total (with optional added miles hiking up to Upper Falls). Hike rated easy. Drive time is 90 miles each way. Pre-register with Will Skelton at 865-523-2272, 865-742-7327 or whshome@bellsouth.net. Sunday, July 26: dayhike, Elkmont Section, Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Will hike the Little River trail, Cucumber Gap trail and a bit of Jake's Creek trail, a five-mile relatively easy loop in the Elkmont area. Drive time 50 miles each way. Pre-register with Linda Smithyman at lsmithymanhbg@yahoo.com or 865-335-3559.

• Inaugural Tennessee State Church Golf Championships will be held Saturday, July 25, in Hendersonville at the prestigious Country Hills Golf Course. Prizes will be awarded for first-, second- and third-place teams, longest drive, shortest drive, closest to the pin as well as a large cash prize if any player scores a hole-in-one. A putting tournament also is featured. Entry fee is $85 per player ($340 per team) and only churches physically located in Tennessee are eligible. Registration begins at 11 a.m. CDT, Saturday. Lunch served starting at 11:30 a.m. Shotgun start is 1 p.m. For more information, log onto www.thefireplacefellowship.com, call 615-230-8378 or e-mail letsplaygolf@thefireplacefellowship.com

• New 12-U girls travel fastpitch softball team is holding open tryouts for all positions. Local travel to begin this summer and fall. For more information, call 865-680-8500 or 865-696-2775.

• Missy Kane, Covenant Health fitness expert, and Legacy Parks Foundation are hosting a series of summer hikes on local greenways. Staff from Covenant Health's new BodyWorks community exercise program will offer advice and information. Cost is $10/hike or $45 for series, with proceeds benefiting Legacy Parks Foundation. For more information, call 865-541-4500.

• CBFO Volleyball accepting registrations for fall season for boys and girls, rising third- through 12th-graders. Registrations and schedules may be picked up at UPS store, 11130 Kingston Pike, Suite No. 1 or e-mail cbfovolleyball@charter.net to receive a form by e-mail. Deadline is Aug. 21. Spots filled first-come, first-served.

• Area girls in grades four through 12 can participate in any or all of several lacrosse clinics this fall. No prior lacrosse experience is required. All athletes welcome. More info at team's Web site: www.knoxlacrosse.com or call coach Kurt Sichelstiel at 865-539-0432.

• 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.

• CBFO football sign-ups are underway for ages 7 to 14. Rosters for 8-year-old and 11-year-old teams almost are full. For more information, call commissioner Brad Burkett at 865-936-1111.

• Town of Farragut is accepting fall sand volleyball league registrations at Mayor Bob Leonard Park, 301 Watt Road. Registration forms at Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, or go to Town Web site: www.townofarragut.org

 

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