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Sports Calendar for 3/17

March 17, 2017
Cape Coral Daily Breeze


Travel Basketball Team Tryouts - Youth travel basketball team seeks to fill openings on its 9th grade girls team for the upcoming 2017 season; call for tryout times and location. Info: Russell DeVerteuil 239-247-2086.

Saturday, April 8

Big Surf XIX Youth Fishing Tournament - Chadwick Park, Englewood Beach; 9-11 a.m.; open to youth ages 3-16; participation is free; fun day of education, learning techniques, equipment, fish habitats; bring hat, bait, rod & tackle; food & awards afterwards; preregistration required online. Info: 941-681-3742; Web:

General Info

Cape Coral Bass Club - Meeting first Tuesday each month, 7:30 p.m., Nemo's Sports Cafe, 42 Mid Cape Terrace, Cape Coral; men, women, children who love to bass fish welcome; tournaments held locally and out of town. Info: Jim Lewis 945-7188; Web:

Cape Coral Tarpon Hunters Club - Meeting third Thursday (March through September) each month, 7 p.m., Cape Coral Yacht Club; 40th anniversary year; club catches and releases all tarpon; social and competitive club, hosts rookie seminars, tournaments for youth and adults. Info: Gary Jackson (239) 898-2980; Web:

Caloosahatchee Marching & Chowder Society - Meeting third Tuesday every month, 6:30 p.m., Cape Coral Yacht Club. Web:

Sailing Singles Club - Happy Hour gathering first Friday each month, 5 p.m., general meeting third Thursday each month, 7 p.m.; daysails & weekenders being planned; learn to sail with us; new members and captains with sailboats welcome. Info:

Cape Coral Sailing Club - Meeting fourth Wednesday each month, 7:30 p.m., Cape Coral Yacht Club, 5819 Driftwood Pkwy.; adults interested in boating (sail or power), cruising or armchair are welcome. Info: Ron Miniter 945-7761.

Moose & Friends Golf League - Hunters Run Golf Course; inviting men & women, locals & snowbirds, to join 9-hole golf league playing 7 a.m. on Tuesdays; friendly, low pressure, low cost; call or just show up to play any Tuesday. Info: Jack Hanlon 239-542-1905; Email:

Saturday, March 25

Scope For Hope 5K, 2-Mile Walk & Kids' Fun Run - CenturyLink Sports Complex, Fort Myers; 8 a.m.; registration & check-in 7 a.m.; online registration through March 1 $30 adult 5K & 2-mile, 17-under 5K & 2-mile $15 through March 1, raceday registration $40; proceeds benefit SWF cancer patients through 21st Century C.A.R.E. Info: 239-332-4786; Web:

March 25, April 22

Free Fishing Seminar Series - Old Pine Island Marine & Tackle, 3187 Stringfellow Rd., St. James City; 10 a.m.-noon on March 25, April 22; info on inshore, offshore, fly fishing, proper gear, tackle, bait, rigs and more by area fishing guides; water, snacks & prizes provided (bring a lawn chair). Info: 239-283-2548; Web:

Thursday, March 30

Cape Coral 50-Plus Softball Registration - Registering players all skill levels for the new season starting April 27, Tuesdays & Thursdays at Cape Coral Sports Complex; entry fee $50 (deadline March 20) for 20-game season; new players must attend a practice at 5 p.m. before games or 9-11 a.m. Saturdays at BMX Park. Info: 239-292-2923.

March 31-April 1

9th Madisen's Match Tennis Exhibition - The Landings Yacht, Golf & Tennis Club, Fort Myers; meet and mix with tennis pros Mardy Fish, Robby Ginepri, Tom Gullikson, Mikael Pernfors, Luke and Murphy Jensen and Katy Rinaldi; kickoff gala (Friday) with live entertainment, silent and live auctions, four-course dinner; (Saturday) Legends Tennis Fantasy Camp, lunch, celebrity tennis pro-am, pro tennis exhibition; proceeds benefit Madisen's Match patients with brain tumors. Web:

Sunday, April 9

Florida Gulf Coast Dutch Lions Women's Pro Soccer Tryouts - North Fort Myers Community Park; 4 p.m. April 9; $50 per player, ages 15-35; seeking players with the highest high school, collegiate and amateur experience; technical skills, tactics, mentality and physical abilities evaluated. Info: 239-728-4882; Web:

Saturday, April 15

21st LCEC United Way Fishing Tournament - D&D Matlacha Bait & Tackle, 3922 Pine Island Road; 7 a.m. start, 3:30 p.m. weigh-in; minimum two anglers per boat targeting snook, trout, snapper & redfish; entry fee $65 per angler, $50 per student with ID ($75 & $55 after April 12); captain's meeting April 14 at D&D Matlacha Bait & Tackle; lots of prizes and giveaways. Info: DanaNicloy 239-656-2122; Email:; Web:

Thursday, April 20

Florida SouthWestern State Golf Outing - The Club at the Strand, Naples; 1 p.m. shotgun start, foursome scramble format; registration, lunch, putting contest 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., awards dinner 5:30 p.m.; entry fee $650 per player ($2,500 foursome), multiple sponsorship levels from $300-$10,000 available; proceeds benefit FSW athletics programs. Info: 239-489-9210; Email:

Monday, April 24

Duffy's Charitable Golf Outing - Stoneybrook Golf Club, Estero; 9 a.m. start; foursome scramble format, prizes to first-place teams in three flights; entry fee $600 per foursome at any Duffy's location; proceeds benefit LARC, Inc. Info: Angela Katz 239-334-6285, ext. 229; Web:

Friday, May 5

8th Tri-Town Classic Golf Tournament & Charitable Awards - Stonybrook Country Club, Estero; check-in & lunch 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. shotgun start, foursome scramble format; charitable awards follows at Duffy's, Estero; entry fee $130 per player ($520 foursome), sponsorships available, proceeds benefit area children. Info: 239-841-9186; Web: https//

Saturday, May 13

12th Turtle Trot 5K - Lovers Key State Park, 8700 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach; 8 a.m.; registration & check-in 7 a.m.; online registration $35 adult before May 12, youth $25 through May 12, raceday registration $40; proceeds benefit Friends of Lovers Key, Inc. Info: 239-332-4786; Web:

Saturday, May 20

Cape Cops 5K - Cape Coral Yacht Club, 5819 Driftwood Pkwy.; 7:30 a.m.; registration & check-in 6:30 a.m.; register by mail postmarked no later than May 12; online registration $25 adult before May 19, 18-under $15 through May 19, raceday registration $35; proceeds benefit families of fallen & injured officers. Info: 239-332-4786; Web:

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