Local Sports

Lifeguard championships continue through Aug. 12
Lifeguards from across the nation are in Daytona Beach for the United States Lifesaving Association (USLA) National Lifeguard Championships.

The four-day event is being held on the beach behind the Ocean Walk Shoppes in Daytona Beach.

The public is invited to watch the competitions from the beach.

Spectators should plan to arrive early. Parking is available at the Ocean Center parking garage for $1 per hour or $5 per day.

The Junior Lifeguard Championship were Aug. 9; the adult competitions are Aug. 10-12.

The beach flags final competition, sponsored by NASCAR and Daytona International Speedway, is set for 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11.

For more information, visit www.usla.org/nationals or call 386-239-7873.

Flagler NAACP hosting golf tourney
The Flagler County NAACP will sponsor the 16th Annual Jacqueline A. Browne Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday, Aug.12, at the Cypress Knoll Golf and Country Club, 53 Easthampton Blvd., Palm Coast.

The late Jacqueline A. Browne revitalized the once dormant branch in 2000 after being approached by individuals experiencing bias.

An educator, Browne was chairman of the Public Works Committee of the Palm Coast Service District Advisory, forerunner of Palm Coast becoming a city.

Honor for chair
Award-winning Flagler golfer Harry Davis will be honored at the tournament.

Davis has won numerous championships and has chaired the golf outing for the past 15 years, netting over $40,000 for the branch. Davis is recovering from an injury and cannot chair this year’s event.

The tournament committee will oversee the endeavor, which will be chaired by Ralph Lightfoot.
New and returning sponsors are invited to support the tournament.

Prizes and food
Registration begins 7 a.m., followed by the shotgun start at 8 a.m.

The fee for the four-person scramble is $75 and includes green and cart fees, door prizes, awards, a continental breakfast and luncheon.

Proceeds from the tournament will be used for the educational, social and economic development of local groups.

For further details, contact Ralph Lightfoot at 386-864-1510 or Bill and Carol Gorham at 386-446-9982.

Halifax Health – Hospice to present 5k Run & Walk
Halifax Health – Hospice’s 16thAnnual 5k Run & Walk will be held on Saturday, Sept. 9 at the Port Orange City Center Circle.

The event raises funds for the Family Caregiver Program, which provides one-on-one care for patients and entitles caregivers to respite time.

While competitive runners will be timed for placing and to receive points in the Daytona Running Series, the event also offers an opportunity for non-competitive runners, walkers, families and children to participate through the 5K walk/run and one-eighth-mile Kiddie Dash.

To register or learn more, visit www.halifaxhealth.org/hospice/5K.

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