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By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published June 23, 2001


The Florida Marlins will hold one more tryout camps today for players ages 15-18.

The camp will be at the University of Tampa. Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the camp will last until approximately 1 p.m. American Legion players must have a letter from their coach allowing them to participate.

For more information, call (800) 333-4408, Ext. 3549.

Tae Kwon Do

The Tampa Bay Sports Commission is looking for volunteers to work during the tae kwon do U.S. Junior Olympic championships July 2-7 at the Tampa Convention Center.

The event will involve 5,000 of the top tae kwon do athletes from age 6-17 from throughout the country. Volunteer duties range from athlete registration and timekeeping to athlete escorts and hosts.

Volunteers will be asked to work five-hour shifts and will receive a T-shirt, meals for morning and evening shifts and parking. For information, call (813) 350-6557.


The Tampa Bay Nighthawks are seeking players who can challenge for a starting position. Players who will celebrate their 50th birthday during 2001 are eligible to play.

Interested players should call Tony Edwards at (813) 991-7408 or (813) 558-5976.


Enrollment is being accepted for the final session of the Bloomingdale Bulls Basketball Camp. The session will be 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.

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The Wharton Wildcats Basketball Camp is open for registration, with two sessions left.

Session III will be held July 9-13 for athletes entering grades 3-9 and runs from 1 to 4:30 pm. Session IV, for students from eighth grade to 12th, 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.

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: baseball; July 9 -- volleyball; July 16 -- soccer and July 23 -- tennis.


Riverview High will hold a fall sports information meeting at 7:30 p.m. July 30 in the auditorium, immediately following the ninth-grade orientation.

Fall sports coaches will be available to answer questions, and paperwork will be available. Tryouts and practices for all fall sports begin Aug. 6.

For more information, call 671-5045.

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