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• Knoxville Power Squadron will begin a series of classes teaching fundamentals of boat operation including rules of the road, boat trailering, tying secure knots, recognizing watercraft, anchoring, and required equipment. Classes will begin May 4 at the Sea Ray showroom 115 Perimeter Park Road. Margaret at 865-980-2840 or Tom at 865-657-9190 can provide further info, including registration.

• The 11th annual Kenny Withers Sertoma Center Golf Challenge is Friday, May 14, at Landmark Golf Club at Avalon. Shotgun start is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Everybody who plays will receive a door prize. For more information, call 865-524-5555 extension 239.

• Hardin Valley Academy’s 1st HVA Athletic Gala has lined up Phillip Fulmer, former Tennessee Volunteers football head coach, as guest speaker beginning with a silent auction at 6 p.m., Friday, April 30, a Rothchild Catering & Conference Center, 8807 Kingston Pike. Hors d’ oeuvres, drinks and dancing also included beginning at 6 p.m., followed by dinner. Tickets are $40 per person (Complimentary HVAAC membership for 2010-2011 included in ticket price). Purchase tickets online at www.hvaac.org or from HVA front office. Proceeds benefit Hardin Valley Academy Athletic Council.

• Knoxville Christian School Benefit Golf Tournament will be a four-man scramble format with a shotgun start at 8 a.m., Saturday, April 24, at Avalon Landmark Golf Club in Lenoir City. Costs include a round of golf, a bucket of range balls, cart and a BBQ Buffet lunch at the clubhouse. Range balls available beginning at 7 a.m. Deadline entry April 16. For more info, Kelly Gibson, 865-966-7060.

• Bearden High School Foundation’s 8th Annual Bulldog Classic at Willow Creek Golf Course begins with a four-person scramble, after a noon lunch, at 1 p.m., Thursday, May 6. Honorary host is Bert Bertelkamp, former Tennessee Vols basketball guard and current Vol Network game analyst. To register a team, or be a sponsor: Robin Gold, rgold@knology.net or 865-470-9892

• Don Steffen Charity Golf Tournament to fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” begins with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start (scramble format) at Landmark at Avalon Golf Course, Saturday, May 1. Registration set for 11:30 a.m. and food will be served following the event. To pre-register, or to become a sponsor, call 865-986-4653. 

• “Throwback Night” for Farragut baseball is Thursday, April 29, at FHS’s John Heatherly Field versus Oak Ridge at 7:30 p.m. Bearden versus Karns begins things at 5 p.m. Teams wear old-style uniforms. Free admission. Food sold at greatly reduced prices. Proceeds benefit National Parkinson Foundation.



• The American Diabetes Association’s Knoxville Tour de Cure, Saturday June 5, is a one-day cycling event geared to all cyclists. Routes include a 12-mile family ride for the novice riders and children plus 25-mile, 62-mile and 100-mile ride through scenic backroads. The ride will start at H.T. Hackney Co in Lenoir City, as each route will loop back to the start/finish line where riders can recharge with a meal, massage, music and kids’ activities. Route fully supported with rest stops, SAG vehicles, bike mechanics, EMTs and a full time ambulance. For more information: Ben Bass at 865-524-7868 (extension 3342) or bbass@diabetes.org Additionally, if you have diabetes or want to support someone who does, consider joining the Red Rider Team.

• Introduction to Scuba Diving, offered through Pellissippi State at Ski/Scuba Center off Sutherland Avenue, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, May 15-16. For more info: 865-539-7167 or www.pstcc.edu/bcs

• Knoxville Track & Field Club has set up a Post Collegiate Scholarship Fund for local athletes striving for a high competitive level. Ten scholarships will be given per year for $500 each. Deadlines for application is Sept. 1. Scholarship announced Oct. 1. Athletes may only apply for scholarships once per year. To receive a scholarship, athletes must be a U.S. citizen and a Knoxville resident. Applications will be judged on merit based on an essay and application. All athletes receiving scholarship funding will be required to volunteer for at least one Knoxville Track Club event. To receive an application, visit KTC Web site at www.ktc.org. For more info: contact Kristy Altman, managing director, at 865-805-2008 or via e-mail at kaltmanruns@gmail.com.

• An intercultural soccer clinic for children with refugee status living in Knox County, the second annual “Knox Kicks” clinic, will be held April 24 at The University of Tennessee. For more info, contact Taylor Rotella at trotella@utk.edu or 865-804-0508.

• Oak Ridge Tennis Club wants to provide tennis playing opportunities to those in the Farragut-Oak Ridge area who are available on Friday mornings. This will be an open format and a coordinator, Jack Campbell, will be on hand at each session to organize and assure that participants get to play tennis that will be of interest to them. The first session will be at 9 a.m., May 14, at Jackson Square Courts in Oak Ridge - two blocks northeast of Methodist Medical Hospital along West Tennessee Avenue. There is no cost or commitment. Just attend when you can. If you are interested or have a question, give Campbell a call at 865-482-7568 or send an email to jackcacer@yahoo.com.

• Pat Summitt Golf Tournament benefiting Helen Ross McNabb Center is scheduled for shotgun starts at 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday, May 3, at Cherokee Country Club. Awards to be given after each round for low gross team, low net team, low gross individual, low net individual, closest to the pin and longest drive. Tournament features a select drive format (one best gross ball of foursome and one best net ball of foursome). Team registration closes Friday, April 23.  For more information: Nicole Randall at 865-329-9030 or Nicole.Randall@mcnabb.org.

• West Knox Lions Club’s 14th annual golf tournament begins at 1 p.m., Monday, April 26, at Centennial Golf Course off Edgemoor Road in Oak Ridge.  Early entry deadline is April 20. You may enter as a foursome or you can be placed on a team. Proceeds finance Lions charities. For more information, call Ed Snow at 865-675-2095 or Lloyd Delaney at 865-982-4759.

 

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