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• Eleni Georgiafandis, a freshman volleyball player/student at Bearden High School, has been chosen for the second year as a member of USA High Performance Select A1 National Volleyball Team.

• Hardin Valley Academy Band is hosting "Swing to the Beat" Golf Tournament, with shotgun start at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 14, at Dead Horse Lake Golf Course in Knoxville. Format is 4-person scramble. Prizes awarded for closest to pin and longest drive plus a Hole-in-One contest. Register at www.hardinvalleyband.org or call 865-742-2905 for more information.

• Mercy Health Partners Foundation, in conjunction with West Bikes, is sponsoring a family bike ride to benefit CARDIAC KIDS Program Saturday, May 28, 2011 beginning at 9 and 10 a.m., Saturday, May 28, at West Bikes Shop in Village Green Shopping Center, 11531 Kingston Pike in Farragut. Starting at 9 a.m. are 63- and 33-mile supported ride with rest stops, radio communications, maps and queues sheets. A 5 to 10-mile family-friendly bike ride on greenways and through area subdivisions begins at 10 a.m. For more information and to register for the bike rides, contact Brad Hood at 865-218-7152 or visit www.westbikes.com or www.active.com or www.mercy.com


• 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.

• Interested in softball? All West Knoxville eighth-grade girls who will be rising freshman next fall at Bearden High School are invited to a BHS tryout beginning at 5 p.m., Monday, May 16, at Bearden’s Kim Hazelwood Field. For those unable to attend that day, a make-up tryout starts at 5 p.m., Thursday, May 18, at Kim Hazelwood Field. For more information, call BHS varsity head coach Leonard Sams at 865-389-2245.

• All rising sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade girls interested in softball, and who are zoned to eventually attend Bearden High School, are invited to Bearden Middle School Softball tryouts starting at 7 p.m., Monday, May 16, at BHS’s Kim Hazelwood Field. A make-up tryout starts at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 18, at Kim Hazelwood Field. For more information, call BHS varsity head coach Leonard Sams at 865-389-2245.

• 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.

• 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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