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• Eastern TN Chapter of Alzheimer's Association is sponsoring a “take off” event at Gettysvue Golf and Country Club from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, May 12, as up to 3,000 golf balls fall from a helicopter over a specific hole on the driving range. Owner of the first ball in the hole, or closest to it, wins $2,500. For more info, contact Kay Watson at 865-544-6288 or, or Janet Wood at 865-544-6288 or

• Bearden High School Alumnus Bert Bertelkamp will serve as honorary host for 9th annual Bulldog Classic Golf Tournament, Thursday, May 12, at Willow Creek Golf Course. Format is a four-person scramble with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. To register for the tournament or to donate to Bearden Foundation, contact Robin Gold at 865-254-3762 or e-mail her at

• 2011 Pat Summitt Golf Tournament, benefiting Helen Ross McNabb Center, will be held Monday, May 2, at Cherokee Country Club. Foursome teams are invited to enter the tournament and attempt to win prizes each round plus a chance to play golf with Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball head coach Pat Summitt.  Tournament features a select drive format; including one best gross ball of foursome and one best net ball of foursome. Shotguns begin at 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Registration closes April 25. To register, call Nicole Randall, 865-329-9030, or

• Stewart Ellington of Farragut won yet another Breakthrough 5K Ribbon Run, this year among 280 local, area and out-of-state runners — plus dozens of one-mile fun walk participants — in the annual benefit to eradicate autism Saturday morning, April 16, on and around Parkside Drive. Ellington (15:52.6) was Overall Male Open winner. Other winners: Overall Female Open, Madeline Christian (19:38.1); Overall Female Master, Jearl Miles Clark (23:49.9); Overall Male Master, Daniel Chase (21:32.8); Overall Female Grandmaster, Liza Graves (23:50.8); Overall Male Grandmaster, Kurt Backstrom (22:14.7); Overall Female Veteran Winner, Jeanne Fair (30:15.7); Overall Male Veteran, Dave Wright (26:20.9); Female and Male, under 10, Lindsay Holliday (22:37.0) and Jake Allison (25:48.6); Female and Male, 11-14, Abigail Coughlin (25:58.4) and Carter Coughlin (19:42.2); 15-19, Katie Haynes (26:13.3) and Ajay Patel (20:57.7); 20-24, Alison Dorsey (27:00.2) and Zachary Rose (20:14.6); 25-29, Julie Bowman (24:12.9) and Carl Goins (18:22.9); 30-34, Hachurd Finney (22:02.3) and Toby Eastman (23:14.6); 35-39, Ginger Miller (23:57.8) and Kevin Carraher (18:58.8.); 40-44, Robin Auerbach (24.49.2) and Jeffrey Long (21:57.8); 45-49, Tracy Rafferty (26:18.4) and Bo Saulsbury (22:57.3); 50-54, Becky Tener (24:02.3) and Mike Clough (23:53.5); 55-59, Elizabeth Ritchie (30:44.9) and Dave Alderman (23:30.3); 60-64, Elsbeth Freeman (46:50.6) and Randy Corrado (27:28.2); 65-69, Pat Denton (30:37.5) and Bud Holland (29:09.8), and Male 75-plus, Robert Linn (43:09.4).

• Town of Farragut Parks and Leisure Services Department invites community members ages 13 and up to participate in its 3rd Annual Kickball Tournament scheduled to begin at 1 p.m., Sunday, June 5, at Mayor Bob Leonard Park off Watt Road. Registration ends Tuesday, May 31, and is limited to the first eight teams registered. 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. To register, or for more information, visit or contact Park & Athletic Coordinator Jay Smelser at 865-966-7057.

• The 27th Wellness Center Dogwood Classic 5K Run/Walk begins at 8 a.m., Saturday, April 30, at the west end of Cherokee Boulevard in Sequoyah Hills. Race start is 8 a.m. for all 5K participants. Registration is open until April 22 for all 5K participants. Optional packet pick-up will be available Friday, April 29, at The Wellness Center at Dowell Springs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Race day registration and packet pick-up will open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:45 a.m. in race tent adjacent to far west end parking lot of Cherokee Boulevard. For more info: Andrea’ Collins, 865-335-4292.

• American Cancer Society will host 2011 Relay For Life of West Knox at The Cove Park begins at 7 p.m., Friday, April 29, and continues throughout the evening and overnight until closing ceremonies at 6:30 a.m., Saturday, April 30. For more information, contact event chair Tracy Trovillo at 865-617-7946 or visit

• Three Westside high school baseball teams will get a chance to play in a Minor League Baseball Class AA park later this month in a special doubleheader. Eighth Annual Fighting Irish Spring Baseball Classic is scheduled Tuesday, April 26, at Smokies Park in Kodak. Pregame activities begin at 5 p.m. The first of two games begins at 5:45 with Webb School of Knoxville, defending Division II-A state champs, versus Grace Christian Academy. Ken Sparks, legendary head coach of Carson-Newman College Football, will speak between games. Game two, featuring Knoxville Catholic versus Bearden, begins around 7:45 p.m. Proceeds benefit Catholic Charities of East Tennessee Pregnancy and Adoption Services. For tickets, and more information, call 865-212-4942.

• In recognition of April as Parkinson’s Awareness Month Farragut High School Baseball and The Society of Friendly Fellows are combining forces for 2nd Annual National Parkinson Foundation Turn Back the Clock evening fundraiser doubleheader at FHS’s John Heatherly Field Thursday, April 28. First game is Oak Ridge versus Gibbs at 5 p.m., followed by Karns versus FHS at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. Donations can be sent to The Society of Friendly Fellows 342 Mapletree Drive, Knoxville Tennessee 37934. Write check to National Parkinson Foundation or go to and make donation on-line.

• Harvey Broome Group, Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club, announces upcoming outings to include: Saturday, April 23, day-hike, Rich Mountain Loop, GSMNP, contact Priscilla Watts at or call 865-966-4142. Saturday-Sunday, April 30-May 1, backpack, Piney River segment of Cumberland Trail; contact B.J. and Bob Perlack, or 865-675-7668. Saturday, April 30, Take-a-Hike, Appalachian Trail Indian Gap to Newfound Gap, GSMNP, contact Mac Post at 865-938-3116 or

• Twentieth Annual Knox Area Rescue Ministries Golf Classic, at beautiful Avalon Landmark Golf Club, begins with shotgun starts at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Thursday, April 28. For more information, contact Sue Renfro, KARM Marketing Manager, at Knox Area Rescue Ministries, P.O. Box 3310, Knoxville, TN 37927. Call 865-633-7626 or 865-456-5001. Fax: 865-673-6556, or go to website at

• Knox Area Rescue Ministries 2011 Golf Classic is Thursday, April 28, at Avalon Landmark Golf Club. Choice of two tee times: 8:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. For more info: Danita Lea, or 865-633-7625.

• Fifth Annual University of Tennessee Police Department Memorial Golf Tournament will be held beginning at 1 p.m., Friday, May 20, at Three Ridges Golf Course in Knoxville. For more information, contact Capt. Jeff Severs at 865-974-3111 or by e-mail at


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