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Around Hillsborough

By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times,
published July 8, 2001

SOCCER: MLS Camps, the official camp of Major League Soccer, will have two five-day camps in Pinellas County.

The first is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at the Lakewood Soccer Complex. It costs $92 for participants ages 5-10, $135 for players 11 and older. For information call Sue Tompkin (727) 864-2709.

The second camp is from 6 to 9 p.m. July 30-Aug. 3 at St. Petersburg College, Clearwater campus. It costs $105 per participant ages 6-18. For information call Allan Beaver (727) 536-9443.

Participants will receive an evaluation, Lego gift, soccer ball, T-shirt and companion ticket to an MLS game. Parents and coaches can attend a free coaching clinic during the week.

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Riverview High will hold a fall sports information meeting at 7:30 p.m. July 30 in the auditorium after 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.

SOFTBALL: The Tampa Bay Nighthawks are seeking players for starting positions. Players who celebrate their 50th birthday in 2001 are eligible to play. Call Tony Edwards 991-7408 or 558-5976.

SUMMER CAMPS: The Hillsborough County parks and recreation department will offer a series of camps this summer at Leto High. The weeklong camps will feature a different sport each week, and each camp has a limited registration.

The camps will be held from 9-3 p.m. each day and are open to children 9-17 except volleyball, which is 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: Monday: volleyball; July 16: soccer and July 23: tennis.

BASKETBALL: Enrollment is being accepted for the final session of the Bloomingdale Bulls Basketball Camp. The session will be Monday-Friday for boys 12-17. The camp will be held from 2-5 p.m. at the Bloomingdale High gym. Fee is $80. 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 Monday-Friday for athletes entering grades 3-9 and runs from 1-4:30 p.m. Session IV, for students from grades 8-12, is on the same days from 6-9 p.m. The fee is $90 with the additional session costing $80. For more information call coach Tommy Tonelli 631-4710 Ext. 234.

GOLF: The Tampa YMCA Urban Junior Golf First Tee program is looking for volunteers. For information, call Urban Junior Golf at 984-8655 or

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