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Around Hillsborough

By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times,
published June 10, 2001

CROSS COUNTRY: Former South Florida and current Florida State cross country coach Bob Braman will hold a running clinic Tuesday at Gulf High, 5355 School Road, New Port Richey, the only Tampa Bay area location for his statewide series of lectures.

There are no sign-ups required for the clinic, which runs from 3 to 7 p.m. The session is free to all middle school, high school and college-age runners, and video-tape analysis of running technique will be available.

For more information, call Gulf assistant coach Woody Harrell at (727) 943-8058. A complete list of clinics is available at

SUMMER CAMPS: The Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation Department will offer a series of camps this summer at Leto High. The week-long camps will feature a different sport each week, and each camp has a limited registration.

The camps will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day and are open to kids ages 9-17 except volleyball, which is open for kids 12-17. Each camper must bring a lunch.

The $5 cost per camp will be donated to the scholarship foundation of the Friends of the County Parks. Advanced registration is required. For more information or registration forms, call Tina at 554-5002, Bill at 554-5004 or Paul at 903-2257.

The camp schedule is: June 18 -- basketball; June 25 -- baseball; July 9 -- volleyball; July 16 -- soccer and July 23 -- tennis.

BASKETBALL: Enrollment is being accepted for the Bloomingdale Bulls Basketball Camp. The camp is divided into two sessions for different age groups: June 25-29 for boys and girls ages 8-11 and July 9-13 for boys ages 12-17. The camp will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Bloomingdale High School gym. Fee is $80. For details, call coach Jack Sutter at 744-8018, ext. 525.

The Wharton Wildcats Basketball Camp is open for registration. Four sessions will be held for athletes entering grades 3-9.

Sessions I and II run from 2:30 to 6 p.m. on June 18-22 and June 25-29. Session III will be held July 9-13 and runs from 1 to 4:30 pm. Session IV, for students from eighth grade to 12, is on the same dates from 6 to 9 p.m.

The fee is $90 with each additional session costing $80. For more information, call coach Tommy Tonelli at (813) 631-4710 Ext. 234.

GOLF: The Tampa YMCA Urban Junior Golf First Tee program is looking for volunteers. High school students, who must be at least 16, can credit their volunteer hours toward service requirements.

The volunteers will assist in working summer camps and tournaments. Camps will be held at four locations: Terrace Hill Golf Club, Rogers Park Golf Course, Heritage Harbor and MacDill Air Force Base Golf Courses.

For information, call Urban Junior Golf at (813) 984-8655 or

The 2001 Summer Golf Series will benefit patient services programs.

Tournaments will be a two-person scramble format at Countryway Golf Club, 11111 Waters Ave., Tampa. Entry fee includes lunch, drinks, prizes and awards. Tournaments are scheduled for June 14, July 12, Aug. 9 and Sept. 13.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.

Cost is $40 per person per tournament or $160 (prepaid) for all five tournaments. Hole sponsorships are available for $125 for the series.

For sponsorship information, call Bill Flood at (813) 926-9197. For tournament information, call (813) 962-4448, (800) 780-5864 or e-mail

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