Run, walk benefits schools LARGO – Gulf Coast Giving’s Upgrade2Success 5K-1M Run/Walk starts Saturday, March 16, 8 a.m., at Walsingham Park.
The event includes a visit from the Easter Bunny and an Easter egg hunt. Perks include race T-shirt, music, food, water stations, silent auction, raffle by bib number, giveaways, finisher medals and arts and crafts for the kids. Register online at www.GulfCoastGiving.org/run.
Proceeds will help select Pinellas County Schools obtain IT equipment and provide training for their staff and students. Early registration for the 5K Run/Walk is $20 until March 1and includes all race perks. Each registered adult can enter two children under 18 for free. Regular registration is $25 from March 2 through March 15. Gulf Coast Giving is a nonprofit organization that provides schools and nonprofit organizations with computer equipment and training.
Youth hoops league registration starts SEMINOLE – Registration is under way at the Seminole Recreation Center for the city’s annual youth basketball league. Boys and girls born from 1998 to 2003 are eligible to participate. The fee is $80 for recreation members and $120 for nonmembers. The season runs from February through May. A noncompetitive instructional basketball program for children born in 2004 or 2005 is also available. The fee is $40 for members and $120 for nonmembers.
The basketball program also needs volunteer basketball coaches. Coaches are required to have past playing experience and/or a working knowledge of the sport of basketball. All coaches will complete a volunteer coach’s application and receive a background screening. The city is also looking for team sponsors. Sponsorships are tax deductible. For more information, call Keith Tickner at 397-6085.
Gulf Beaches LL signups continue MADEIRA BEACH – Gulf Beaches Little League plans registration for baseball and softball through Jan. 21 at the Madeira Beach Recreation Center, 200 Rex Place.
The league is open to ages 6 to 18. Registration dates and times are:
• Saturday, Jan. 19, 2 to 4 p.m.
• Monday, Jan. 21, 6 to 8 p.m.
The fee is $90, which includes jersey and cap.
Call 753-8616 or visit www.eteamz.com/GBLL. Also, go to Gulf Beaches Little League on Facebook.
Cross Bayou LL has registration SEMINOLE – Cross Bayou Little League is conducting baseball and softball registration Saturday, Jan. 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the league complex located at 10150 98th St. N., across the street from Osceola High School. Boys and girls ages 4-18 are eligible to participate. The fee is $40 for T-ball and coach pitch, and $80 for player pitch. For more information, visit www.crossbayouLL.com or email crossbayouLL@gmail.com
Madeira plans T-ball signups MADEIRA BEACH – The Madeira Beach Recreation Department plans registration through the end of January for its T-ball league. Registration is open to boys and girls ages 4-7 at the Recreation Center, 200 Rex Place. The fee, which includes a jersey and hat, is $70 for city residents and $85 for nonresidents. Registration dates are:
• Saturday, Jan. 19, 10 a.m. to noon.
• Tuesday, Jan. 22, 6 to 8 p.m.
• Saturday, Jan. 26, 10 a.m. to noon.
Coaches and sponsors are also need for the teams. For further information, call Colin Shaw at 392-0665.
Hale named NCCAA Player of the Year CLEARWATER – The National Soccer Coaches Association of America has named Tori Hale of St. Pete Beach the National Christian College Athletic Association Division II Player of the Year. She is a junior biology major at Clearwater Christian College and is a member of the CCC Lady Cougars 2012 National Champions soccer team. Hale scored 26 goals and 10 assists in 20 games, leading her team to a 15-2-0 record. She was also named the women’s student athlete of the week this year and was the nation’s leading goal-scorer for NCCAA Division II, which includes her game-winning goal in the national championship game against defending champion, Baptist Bible College. She is a graduate of Keswick Christian School in St. Petersburg and is the daughter of Gregory and Verna Hale of St. Pete Beach.
Pinellas Heat seeks players The Pinellas Heat travel baseball team is looking for players ages 12 to 14. For more information, call Rick Serran at 698-8903.
Team USA plans baseball tryouts PINELLAS PARK –The Team USA 10-under travel baseball club plans open tryouts at Davis Field for motivated kids wanting to take their skills to another level.
Call 410-5037 or 452-3680 for tryout dates and more information.
Fast Pitch Softball registration starts PINELLAS PARK – Pinellas Fast Pitch Softball is conducting registration for spring softball at Youth Park. Girls ages 6-16 are eligible. The fee is $125. Call Candy at 686-0957 for more information.