Benefit game: Badge Bowl II flag football game is at 7 p.m. Saturday at Wharton High School, 20150 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. The game will match employees from Tampa Police Department and Tampa Fire Rescue. Proceeds from the game will go toward medical expenses of 9-year-old cancer patient Daniel Frydrych. Arrive at 5 p.m. to meet Buccaneers cheerleaders and police dogs. Food and activities, including face painting, raffles, a dunk tank, a moon walk and Museum of Science and Industry exhibits will be on hand. Admission is $5 for adults and 99 cents for children younger than 12. Call 994-9495.
Odessa challenge: Children ages 10-16 can compete in the free Odessa Punt, Pass and Kick Challenge from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 20 at Odessa Park on Chesapeake Drive. The contest will be based on points, and the player with the highest total will receive a trophy. Call 926-1141.
GTJGA membership: Golfers ages 6 through 18 can join the Greater Tampa Junior Golf Association. Membership in GTJGA allows players to participate in any of the 2003-04 season's nine tournaments throughout Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Polk counties.
GTJGA membership is $40, and each tournament is $20. Visit www.gtjga.com or call 930-6166.
Westchase charity tourney: Sponsors, donors and players are needed for Adoption Miracles charity golf tournament Nov. 22 at Westchase Golf Club, 11602 Westchase Golf Drive. Adoption Miracles is a nonprofit child-placing agency that assists birth and adoptive families.
Prize donations, such as gift certificates and golf gear, are needed. Sponsorships from $200 to $2,000 are available. Registration to play is $125 and includes lunch, dinner, drink tickets, range balls and a shirt. Registration has been extended until Saturday. All ages are welcome. Call 961-4566.
Girl Scouts challenge: The 13th annual Suncoast Golf Challenge hosted by Girl Scouts of Suncoast Council is Monday at Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club, 5811 Tampa Palms Blvd. The tournament is a four-person scramble with a shotgun start at noon. The prize for first place is a two-night stay at Pinehurst Resorts in North Carolina, site of the 2005 U.S. Open. Proceeds will benefit programs for girls in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando counties. Sponsors will receive a display of the company name and logo and a player slot.
Registration is $150 and includes lunch, dinner, awards and an auction. Call 281-4475, ext. 247.
Soroptimist tourney: Soroptimist International of Tampa will host a Charity Golf Tournament today at Northdale Golf Club, 4417 Northdale Blvd. Registration is at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Proceeds will benefit Camp Good Days Women's Oncology Program, the Centre for Girls and Soroptimist Women's Opportunity awards.
Registration is $75 and includes greens fees, cart, dinner, a gift bag and prizes. Call 244-3254.
Northwest Hillsborough: The Northwest Hillsborough Wizards 11U boys' baseball team is hosting an ongoing tryout for the spring 2004 season. Players must be 11 before Aug. 1, 2004, to be eligible. Call 855-4116.
Girls fast pitch: Tampa Wildcats RED Girls Fastpitch is seeking players for a new softball team. Players must be 11 or 12 by Jan. 1, 2004. Girls will learn the fast pitch game and play at a competitive level. Visit tampawildcats.com or call 240-7778.
Weekly exercise walk: The Florida Trail Association meets at 8 a.m. every Sunday for an exercise walk at Lettuce Lake Park, 6920 E Fletcher Ave. The walk is just more than a mile, as many times around as desired. All ages are welcome and the walk is free. Call 920-0702.
Westchase race: The Great West Chase 5K Run/Walk and Children's 1K Fun Run and Fall Fest '03 is Saturday. Proceeds will benefit the Upper Tampa Bay Library. The race starts at West Park Village and goes down Linebaugh Avenue and back around. Participants receive a T-shirt, goody bag, food and drink, and can attend the festival with music, food booths and crafts after the race.
Application fees are $20 for adults and $15 for children. Visit thegreatwestchase.com or call 920-9809 or 891-9429.
SADD run: Jesuit High School Students Against Destructive Decisions will host MADD Dash for SADD-Lap 2 5K run/walk race at 8 a.m. Sunday at Al Lopez Park, 4810 N Himes Ave. Proceeds will benefit Jesuit's SADD and MADD organizations and ZAP fitness center. Runners from area high schools including Wharton, Sickles, Leto and Chamberlain will participate, but registration is open to anyone. Cost is $15 and can be paid in advance or on race day. Call 961-9347.
Turkey Ride: Metropolitan Ministries and Tampa Police Officer Brent Meyers will present the annual Turkey Ride at Flatwoods Park Saturday. The 12-mile ride starts at 8 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. Participants can walk, run, jog, cycle or skate. Registration is at 8 a.m. at Kash n' Karry, 17605 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. The cost of registration is a donation of a turkey or two cans of yams, two cans of vegetables, two cans of cranberry sauce and one box or bag of stuffing mix. The donations will feed 9,400 poor and homeless families for the holiday season. Page Officer Meyers with a return phone number at 339-5527.
Epilepsy research: Register now for the second annual Epilepsy Research Foundation triathlon on Nov. 15 at the New Tampa Family YMCA, 16221 Compton Drive. The race will include a quarter-mile pool swim, a 10-mile bike ride and a 3.1-mile run. There will also be a children's race with varied lengths. More than $10,000 in prizes will be raffled off. After the race, food will be provided by Carrabba's, Firehouse Subs, Einstein's Bagels and Starbucks Coffee. Proceeds will benefit the Epilepsy Research Foundation and the New Tampa YMCA Youth Scholarship Program.
Registration is $50 for adults and $20 for kids. Call 975-1757.
Alonso club: Calling all wrestlers: The Nest Wrestling Club meets twice a week on Monday and Wednesday. All ages and skill levels from beginner to professional are welcome. The club practices Folkstyle and Freestyle on two full-sized mats. Coaches are welcome.
The club meets at Alonso High School, 8302 Montague St. Cost is $30 for insurance. Call 854-5482.
Silver Dollar: Boys and girls age 13 through 17 can join the Silver Dollar Shooters Club junior trap shooting weekend league. The club shoots Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m. Classes and coaching are free, but participants must pay for ammunition. Instruction and safety lessons are available. The club is at 12609 Silver Dollar Drive. Call 920-3231.
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