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Register for Optimist golf tourney
The Plant City Optimist Club/Plant City Recreation and Parks Department Golf Classic is going on 23 years strong and will be back later in September.
Registration for the Sept. 23 tournament, which will be held at Diamond Hill Golf Club, 13115 Sydney Dover Road, Dover, is underway. Golfers can sign up for the four-person scramble for $75 per player, and there will also be a putting contest, two long-drive holes, two closest-to-pin holes and a raffle with door prizes. Cash awards will be presented to the top three tournament finishers of the day. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. and the shotgun start is scheduled for 1 p.m.
The $75 fee covers 18 holes, golf cart rental, range balls, food and more. The tournament hosts are also seeking business sponsorships, which are tiered and come with various perks depending on the level purchased. Funds raised from the tournament will benefit the Optimist Club’s activities in the Plant City community, including events such as the Respect for Law program, athletic competitions, scholarships, the Citizen of the Year program and more.
Registration forms must be completed and submitted with payments by Sept. 18. They can be printed from ow.ly/1h3y30eLhow. For more information, call Walt Arnold at (813) 752-1602 or Jeb Hicks at (813) 727-1204.
Tri-Star Punt, Pass, Kick
Also coming soon to the Otis M. Andrews Sports Complex is the annual Optimist Football Tri-Star Punt, Pass and Kick Competition.
The PPK event, to be held from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Sept. 30, is free and open to all children age 6 through 15 as of Sept. 30. Boys and girls compete separately and those in the flag football program may compete after their 8:30 a.m. game or before their 9:45/11 a.m. game.
Registration may be done on site before the start of the competition. All participants must wear sneakers. Cleats, open-toed shoes, sandals and bare feet are not allowed. Competition winners will be announced at 11 a.m.
In the “Playing on Saturdays” feature in the 2017 Football Preview, it was not mentioned that former Durant linebacker Brandon Guido also joined a college football program after graduation. Guido signed with Stetson University.