Area parks hosting events
Next weekend, in addition to the United Youth Football League national championships starting up, there’s one other tournament coming to Plant City.
Pro-Am 50 Softball, a league for players age 50 and up, is hosting a tournament on Dec. 7 and 8 at the Randy L. Larson Softball Four-Plex. Games start between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. both days. If you can’t make it out to the Four-Plex to watch the games live, the league will have full game videos available on its YouTube channel, youtube.com/channel/UCgOr9OZemaA_uBFNC3HDTCQ.
Sign up for fishing, try out for football
Registration for the annual Fall Youth Fishing Derby is now open.
The Fall Youth Fishing Derby comes back to the pond behind Plant City Stadium and the Randy L. Larson Softball Four-Plex bright and early Dec. 7. The annual free event is for anglers age 5-15 and runs from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Participants are asked to bring their own fishing equipment, bait and buckets for the catch-and-release event, though past winners have often walked away with brand new gear to go with their trophies.
You can pre-register online at plantcitygov.com or at the PCRPD office by Dec. 5, or sign up on-site from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. on derby day. For more information, contact program manager Deborah Haldane at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 813-659-4255.
Pro-Active Sports Academe will host tryouts for its 7-on-7 football team on Saturday and Sunday for athletes in grades 6-12.
Saturday’s tryouts will be held at the track at Marshall Middle School, 18 S. Maryland Ave., from 12-2 p.m. Sunday’s tryouts will be held at Evans Park, 1104 N. Kingsway Road, Seffner, from 2-4 p.m. The tryout fee is $25 per athlete and coach Gerold Dickens requests that all interested athletes “bring cleats and a mind to work.”
For more information about the tryouts or Pro-Active Sports Academe, call Dickens at 813-770-8367 or follow him on Twitter at @PA_AllDay1.