The 26th Annual Turkey Trot 5K is set for Thanksgiving morning at Highlands Hammock State Park with an 8:00 a.m. start time. Entry fee is $25 and includes the custom dri-fit shirt thru Nov. 15.

After that date the fee increases to $30 with no guarantee on shirt size. Award divisions are ages 8 & under through 80+ for both male and female participants.

Those desiring an application may email to: or sign up on-line at: A check made payable to Friends of HHSP may be mailed to FHHSP, Inc. P.O. Box 403, Sebring, FL 33871

The race is an opportunity to run /walk off a few calories before enjoying your holiday feast. Come join the fun of Turkey Trot 5K which benefits the Highlands Hammock State Park.

Sun ‘n Lake Golf Demo Days

Sun ‘n Lake Golf Club is hosting several golf demo days. The first demo day will be Callaway Golf and is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday. Ping Golf demo day is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Taylormade, Cleveland and Naples Bay demo day will be on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All demo days will be held on the range at Sun ‘n Lake Golf Club. For more information, contact the Sun ‘n Lake pro shop at 863-385-4830, ext. 1.

Sign Up For Senior Softball

Sign up now for Sebring senior softball. If you were born in 1950 or before you are eligible for the over 70 league. Call John Kloet at 414-2926 or Bill Todd 385-5632.

To sign up for the 50 and over league call Gary Kindle at 835-2405. Starting time for 70 league is 10 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. The 50 and over league plays at noon on Tuesday and Thursday. Games to be played at Highland County Sports Complex.

After School Tennis

After school tennis classes are being offered at the Thakkar Tennis Center through Dec. 6. The classes are for age 4-18, are for any skill level and are taught by USPTA Certified Tennis Professional Horace Watkis.

Tiny tots, ages 4-6, meet each Tuesday from 3:15 to 4 p.m. for four weeks and the cost is $37. Future champs, ages 6-12, meet each Monday for four weeks from 4 to 5 p.m. and the cost is $45. Future champs can also choose another day of the week.

Pre-tournament Academy meets each Wednesday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and the cost is $60. High School team level meets each Thursday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and the cost is $60. For more information, contact Watkis at 863-414-2164 or 863-386-4282.

Highlands County Ryder Cup Qualifiers

The Highlands County Ryder Cup is coming up in December. Two qualifiers for amateurs will be held with five players and one alternate qualifying at each site.

The cost is $60 per player and the first qualifier is set for Saturday, Nov. 10, at Sebring Golf Club with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.

For more information, contact the Sun ‘n Lake Golf Club pro shop at 863-385-4180, ext. 1.

The second qualifier will be held on Saturday Nov. 17, at Sun ‘n Lake Golf Club with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Amateurs must be a resident of Highlands County to participate in this event.

The two-day Highlands County Ryder Cup, which pits the best amateurs against the local pros, will be played at Sun ‘n Lake Golf Club on Dec. 8-9.

For more information, contact the Sun ‘n Lake Golf Club pro shop at 863-385-4180, ext. 1.

George Davis Memorial Golf Tournament

The 8th annual George Davis Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, Nov. 17 at River Greens golf course. A four-person scramble format will be used with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. The $65 per person entry fee includes golf, cart, lunch, prizes and a lot of fun. Hole sponsorships are available for $100. The proceeds from the tournament will fund the River Greens Scholarship Fund.

The mission of the scholarship is to encourage are youth to play recreational golf and participate on their local high school golf teams. The Board of Directors would like to thank the community for your continued support to allow us to award scholarships to graduating seniors from Avon Park, Lake Placid, Sebring and Frostproof High Schools. For more information, contact David Greenslade at 863-446-1971 or River Greens at 863-453-5210.


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