Area parks hosting events
Global Sports Alliance Baseball’s Florida Gulf Coast League action is back in Plant City for back-to-back weekends of action, weather permitting.
The GSA’s Labor Day Classic will use fields at the Randy L. Larson Four-Plex, Mike Sansone Park, Ellis-Methvin Park, the MLK Complex and Snowden Park. on Saturday and Sunday and games have start times from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Next weekend, Florida Gulf Coast League play heats up at Mike Sansone Park and the Larson Four-Plex. Games start between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sept. 7 and 8.
The Larson Four-Plex also hosted the Puerto Rico National Women’s Softball Team last week for a series of practices. The team trained in Plant City on Aug. 20 and 22 to prepare for this week’s Olympic Qualifier Tournament in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Tampa YMCA looking for Turkey Gobble runners
The fifth annual Goody Goody Turkey Gobble is all planned out and the Tampa Metropolitan YMCA invites you to join in on the Thanksgiving Morning fun.
The 5K, 8K and one-mile run/walk events kick off at 7 a.m. Nov. 28 in front of Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Goody Goody will provide all participants with a free breakfast. The 5K and 8K runs are chip-timed and prizes will be awarded to top finishers in all age groups. Runners must be at least 10 years old to race.
All proceeds benefit the YMCA’s LiveStrong program for cancer survivors and their families.
The cost is $30 for the 5K ($35 after Oct. 31), $35 for the 8K ($40 after Oct. 31) and $15 for the one-mile run/walk. Register online at runsignup.com.