Saturday, April 20, is Earth Day and the Highlands Hammock State Park is celebrating with a 5K walk/run. The park will feature a new trail and will begin at 7:30 a.m. The event will have awards in each age group.

The event is $20 if you sign up before April 15th and will increase to $25 after April 15th. Participants will receive a Highlands Hammock State Park Tee shirt that are available in various colors to celebrate Earth Day. There is a special kids rate of $12 but does not include a tee shirt.

For more information please contact the race director, Chet Brojek, at cbrojek@comcast.net. To register online please visit http://endurancesportstiming.com/race-calendar/

Please make checks payable to Central Florida Striders.

Blue Streak Golf Classic

The 36th Annual Blue Streak Golf Tournament that supports Sebring High School Athletics is set for Saturday, April 27 at Sun ‘n Lake Golf Club.

The major sponsor is the Sebring Firemen Inc. Shotgun start is at 8:30 a.m. and is a four-person scramble format. Make your own team.

Entry Fee: $70.00 per person and includes: One Mulligan, lunch, beverages, prizes, cart, range balls, and a lot of fun. Total team handicap determines flight.

Mail or fax entries to: Terry Quarles at Sebring High School Attention: Blue Streak Golf, 3514 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870. Email quarlest@highlands.k12.fl.us. Fax 863-471-5507.

After School Tennis Classes

After school tennis classes are being offered at the Thakkar Tennis Center at the Country Club of Sebring. The classes run through April 26, and are for youngsters ages 4-18 and are run by USPTA certified professional Horace Watkis.

The four-week sessions which include one session a week, are for any skill level. For more information, call Watkis at 863-414-2164 or 863-386-4282. Email is horacewatkis@hotmail.com.

Tiny Tots, ages 4-6, are on Tuesday’s from 3:15 to 4 p.m. and the cost is $37. Future Champs, ages 6-12, are any day of the week from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and the cost is $45.

Pre-Tournament Academy is Wednesday’s from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and the cost is $60. High School Team level is Thursday’s from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and the cost is $60.

For more information, call Watkis at 863-414-2164 or 863-386-4282. Email is horacewatkis@hotmail.com.

NU-HOPE Golf Tournament

The 22nd Annual NU-HOPE Elder Care Services Golf Tournament, presented by MIDFLORIDA Credit Union, will be held on Saturday at the Sun ‘n Lake Golf Club.

This event is a four-person scramble with handicapped flights. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. An award ceremony and lunch will follow.

Registration is $70 per player adding up to be $280 per team. Sponsorship packages are also available.

Entries or to enter a team, to become a sponsor or to donate please stop by NU-HOPE at 6414 US Hwy 27 S or contact Laurie Murphy at 863-382-2134 No later than Wednesday April 10th.

South Florida Awards Day

The South Florida State College Athletic Department will be hosting their 2019 Awards Day on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 in the University Center auditorium and lobby.

The athletic department will be recognizing all student athletes for their contributions to the 2018-19 athletic season at 5 p.m. in the auditorium, followed by a reception in the lobby with snacks and drinks.

All fans, parents, friends, and SFSC employees are welcome to attend. There is no charge to attend this event, nor are reservations required.

We hope to see you on April 30 and thank you all for your support of Panther Athletics.

Tennis Lessons For Youngsters

Less Work, More Play Tennis is a program designed to help kids of all ages learn the sport of tennis in a fun environment. Also, it introduces the families to the USTA (United States Tennis Association), where they learn how kids can compete all over the state of Florida and the United States.

Certified Coach Tosin, ranked 2nd in the state in Doubles and in the Top 50 in men’s singles, will provide all the tools and fundamentals so that each child can use the application of L.A.W. (Learn, Apply, Win!). Classes are held at Golf Hammock Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons. For more information, contact Tosin at 863-510-7315 for more information.

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