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Wake Forest cheer team in competition

The Wake Forest All Stars competitive cheer team will participate in one of the largest cheerleading invitation-only competitions April 27-29 in Orlando, Fla.

Wake Forest’s Alpha Wolves, a medium co-ed team, received its bid in February at the Cheersport National competition in Atlanta. This will be the team’s third consecutive visit to Worlds.

Golf for Promise benefits hospital

Golf for Promise is scheduled to begin at noon Monday, April 23, at UNC Finley Golf Course, 500 Finley Golf Course Road, Chapel Hill. Proceeds will benefit N.C. Children’s Hospital. Cost is $125 per person and includes cart, practice facility, lunch, awards ceremony, 18 holes, a $10 gift card to Golfsmith and a raffle. The format for the game is a four-person Texas scramble. For more information or to register, visit golfforpromise.kintera.org.

Softball tournament for community workers

The fifth annual Eastern Wake Public Safety charity softball tournament featuring emergency personnel from Wake Forest, Rolesville, Wendell, Knightdale, Zebulon and Knightdale, will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at The Factory Ball Fields, 1839 S. Main St., Wake Forest. The event will include a 50/50 raffle and a home run derby competition. Hamburgers, hot dogs and refreshments will be available. Proceeds will benefit the 200 Club of Wake County.

For the past 12 years, the 200 Club has provided immediate financial support for the spouses and children of police officers, sheriff’s deputies, firefighters and EMS crew members killed in the line of duty. For more information, call 919-787-8880 or go to 200clubwakecounty.org.

Foundation of Hope bike ride benefit

The Foundation of Hope for Research and Treatment of Mental Illness presents the eighth annual George Thanhauser Bike for Hope on Saturday, April 28, at Trek Bicycles on Durant Road in Raleigh. The event will include 50-mile, 32-mile and 15-mile rides starting at different times. To register, visit walkforhope.com and click on the “Bike Registration” button. Cost is $35 per biker in advance, $45 the day of the event. For more information, 919-781-9255.

Run to benefit police memorial

The Raleigh Police Memorial Foundation will hold the fourth annual Run for Our Heroes 5K race on Saturday, April 28. A ceremonial wreath-laying to honor the sacrifice and lives of the fallen officers will be held at 8:30 a.m. in Nash Square. The race/walk will begin at 9 on Dawson Street.

The McGruff Crime Dog 100-Yard Kids Dash will begin at 10 a.m. at Nash Square. The dash is for children ages 10 and younger. The entry fee is $5. A free social for event participants will follow the race at Napper Tandy’s Restaurant, 126 N. West St., Raleigh.

All proceeds will go to the foundation’s fund to build a memorial to the eight Raleigh police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty. Entry fee is $30. For more information, visit www.runforourheroes.org or call Kim Swinson at 919-996-1233. To register online and pay by credit card, visit www.SPORToften.com.

Golf tournament to benefit rescue

Second Chance Pet Adoptions, a no-kill animal rescue group, is holding the Putts Fore Mutts and Cats Golf Tournament from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 4, at the Lakeshore Golf Course in Durham. Cost is $75 per person and includes 18 holes of golf, cart, registration gift, continental breakfast, all beverages and lunch. The tournament will feature breakfast sponsored by Panera Bread of Apex and lunch sponsored by Care First Animal Hospital at Oberlin. Proceeds will support the ongoing efforts of Second Chance Pet Adoptions to rescue and find permanent, loving homes for the abandoned or homeless animals of Wake County and the surrounding areas. For tickets, to register or for more information, visit www.secondchanceputtsforemutts.com, email Sara McCormick at sara@secondchancenc.org or call 919-357-3636.

Fit to Lead 5K

The Raleigh Jaycees will hold its second annual Fit to Lead 5K at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 5, at WakeMed Soccer Park, 201 Soccer Park Drive, Cary. The 5k benefits the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar of North Carolina East. Participants can walk or run. HOBY NC East is a yearly event in which 200 rising high school juniors attend a three-day seminar to expand and explore their leadership potential.

To register, visit www.fittolead5k.org. Cost is $28 before Friday, April 27, and $33 after. A children’s Fun Run 1K will begin at 10:30 a.m. Cost is $10. For more information, visit east.hobync.org or www.raleighjaycees.org.

Basketball clinic in Creedmoor

A Greenups basketball clinic is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 5. The clinic will include age-specific drills and fundamentals for children ages 5-12. Cost is $35 and includes training, a presentation from a guest speaker, a camp T-shirt, a Certificate of Participation and an autograph from Anthony “Airport” Greenup #6. Fliers for the camp will be sent home to students who attend Creedmoor Elementary, Hawley Middle School, Mt. Energy Elementary School and will also be available at the Creedmoor City Hall. For more information or to register, visit www.cityofcreedmoor.org or www.greenupcamps.com. The deadline for registration is April 27.

Golf tournament to benefit food pantry

The St. Francis of Assisi Church Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament is scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday, May 21, at Wil-Mar Golf Club, 2300 Old Milburnie Road, Raleigh. Sign-in starts at 11:30 a.m. Proceeds will benefit Catholic Parish Outreach Food Pantry. Cost is $65 per player or $240 per team of four. For more information, call Nick Szews at 919-846-7701, email japowers@mac.com or visit www.cporaleigh.org/Golf.html.

Relay For Life

The overnight Northern Wake Relay For Life is scheduled for June 8-9 on the grounds of Richland Creek Community Church, 3229 Burlington Mills Road, Wake Forest. The opening ceremonies will begin at 7 p.m., and teams will start walking at 7:30 p.m. For more information, email Brian Pate at brianpate@fmrealty.com or visit www.northernwakerelay.com.

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