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• Youth ages 13 and under are invited to 27th annual Bob Watt Youth Fishing Rodeo from 9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, May 7, at Anchor Park, 11730 Turkey Creek Road, for a morning of fishing and competing for prizes in various categories. Registration will begin on site at 9 a.m. with fishing to follow from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Town of Farragut will provide bait (any type may be used). A limited number of fishing poles will be available for use. Event is free and will be held rain or shine. However, in case of severe weather, call 865-966-2420 for the status of the event. For more information, visit townoffarragut.org or contact Athletic & Park Coordinator Jay Smelser at jay.smelser@townoffarragut.org or 865-966-7057.

• 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 kay.watson@tnalz.org, or Janet Wood at 865-544-6288 or janet.wood@tnalz.org

• 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 rgold@knology.net.


• 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 nicole.randall@mcnabb.org.

• Town of Farragut Parks and Leisure Services Department invites community members ages 13 and up to participate in its 3rd Annual Kickball Tournament set 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 info, visit townoffarragut.org 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. 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.

• In an otherwise dismal weekend performance by his Tennessee Volunteers Baseball team April 29-May 1, freshman catcher Ethan Bennett, ex-Farragut Admirals star, ended a three-game series against Vanderbilt in Nashville with five hits (.455 average), including his first home run in Southeastern Conference play, along with an RBI double. Bennett’s Vols, however, were swept by the top-10 nationally ranked Commodores: 10-1 Friday, 10-1 Saturday and 19-3 Sunday.

• Harvey Broome Group, Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club, announces upcoming outings to include: Saturday-Sunday, May 7-8, backpack, Rock and Possum Creek Gorge Sections, Cumberland Trail. Contact Warren or Carol Devine, 865-483-7894 or wdevine@bellsouth.net.

• Fifth Annual University of Tennessee Police Department Memorial Golf Tournament starts at 1 p.m., Friday, May 20, at Three Ridges Golf Course. For more info, contact Capt. Jeff Severs at 865-974-3111 or by e-mail at jsevers@utk.edu.

 

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