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Sports Briefs, April 30, 2021 | Sports | #hospice | #elderly | #seniors


Special needs fishing tournament

The Halifax Sport Fishing Club will host its annual Special Needs Fishing Tournament from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 1, at the Dunlawton Pier under the bridge in Port Orange.

Participants sign up from 8:30 to 9 a.m.

The tournament is geared to help children and young adults with physical and mental handicaps have a fun day catching fish. Goody bags are given out to the first 75 who register. Fishing rods and bait are provided along with lunch and beverages. Club members will be there to assist. The event is free.

For more information, contact Helen Klenk at (386) 547-1813, email or visit

Lipton Cup Regatta

The 88th Lipton Cup Regatta will be Saturday, May 1 and Sunday, May 2, sponsored by the Smyrna Yacht Club.

The start of the Division II race will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, followed by the Division I race.

The Division II race will start at 11 a.m., Sunday, followed by the Division 1 race.

Boaters may also register in person at the club April 30 and May 1, at 1201 S. Riverside Drive.

For more information, visit or call (386) 427-4040.

Manatee golf tourney

The first Save the Manatee Golf Tournament will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 1, at Hidden Lakes Golf Club, 35 Fairgreen Ave., New Smyrna Beach.

The cost is $75 per golfer or $300 per foursome, which includes 18 holes of golf with cart, goody bags, lunch with barbecue and vegetarian options, prizes, awards, raffles and silent auction.

All proceeds benefit Save the Manatee Club’s manatee conservation efforts.

To register or for more information, visit

NASCAR names Boys & Girls Clubs official partner

NASCAR and Boys & Girls Clubs of America announced a multiyear partnership that will support the nonprofit’s mission of enabling and enriching the lives of young people.

As the Official Youth Community Partner of NASCAR, Boys & Girls Clubs will work with the racing industry to engage more than 4.6 million youth and teens across the country with NASCAR content and experiences.

The partnership will focus on STEM education, career development, and diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.

Golf tourney will benefit traumatic loss program

Halifax Health Hospice will host the second annual Rick Zimmer Jr. Memorial Golf tournament Saturday, May 15, at Cypress Head Golf Club in Port Orange.

Proceeds from the event will support Hospice’s Traumatic Loss Program.

The tournament is in memory of Rick Zimmer Jr., a son, husband, father and brother, who took his own life July 22, 2018. In 2019, his father, Rick Zimmer Sr., decided to start the tournament as a way to honor his son’s memory and create awareness of suicide prevention.

The golf tournament will be a four-person scramble with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. It is $75 per person, which includes a light breakfast, golf, range balls, lunch and a gift bag.

For information or to register, visit For sponsorship opportunities, email

LPGA Amateurs scramble

The Daytona chapter of the LPGA Amateurs played a scramble at Crane Lakes Golf Club Friday April 16, in Port Orange.

The end of year event was a way to say goodbye to the snow birds as they depart for their northern homes.

The winners were:

•Chip ins: Kelly Pirkle, Kathy Beck and Karen Basak-Carey

•Flight A First Place winners: Carol Kilian, Trish Vevera and Connie Karby with a score of 63.

•Flight A Second Place winners : Shauna Federico, Linn Merlitti, Karen Basak Carey and Marianne Schuettler with a score of 64.

•Flight B First Place winners: Ann Bowman, Teresa Sanders, Bec McDowell and Joan Mott with a score of 63

•Flight B Second Place winners: Mimi Lenio, Karen Koox, Kathy Beck and Joan Gray with a score of 64.

For more information, visit

Humane society sets annual golf tournament

Halifax Humane Society’s fourth annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors Golf Tournament will be from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at LPGA International Golf Club, 1000 Champions Drive Daytona Beach.

The tournament is a four-person scramble format.

Registration will start at 7 a.m. and play at 8 a.m. Single golfer green fee is $125, including unlimited range balls prior to the start, a cart and lunch.

Pre-registration is encouraged. Registration, raffle, mulligans, poker, and 50/50 are all available at

Sponsored by Subaru of Daytona, the goal is to raise $25,000 for helping animals.

Ormond Beach Middle School 5K

The Ormond Beach Middle School PTSA will host the second annual “Race into Summer” OBMS 5K Run/Walk from 8:30 to10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 22.

Running will be off campus on a route over the Granada Bridge along Riverside Drive and Halifax Drive in Ormond Beach.

The start and finish area will be at the Ormond Beach Regional Library at 30 S. Beach St. Bagels and coffee will be available prior to and after the race.

Funds raised by this event will benefit the students and staff of OBMS.

Entry fees through May 21 are $25 or $20 for OBMS students and local cross country and track teams, and $30 race day registration.

To register, visit

Men’s Senior Softball League

A 50 and older Men’s Senior Softball League is now forming with the season beginning May 4.

Games are played Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the New Smyrna Beach Sports Complex, 1800 Turnbull Bay Road, New Smyrna Beach.

For more information, call Joe Daly at (954) 732-0992 or


Tennis club meets

The Redneck Tennis Club for seniors 55 and older plays tennis at 7:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Detwiler Park, 701 Horton Ave., New Smyrna Beach.

New members welcome. Participants should bring racket and something to drink. All experience levels welcome. Free to play.

For more information, call (386) 663-4918 or (386) 847-8759.


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