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Sports Notes

Paxton golf tournament

The Paxton Golf tournament is scheduled for noon, Monday, Sept. 17 at Hasentree Country Club, 7213 Hasentree Club Drive, Wake Forest.

Proceeds will support families fighting childhood cancer. Cost is $600 for a team of four, and $150 for individual players. Lunch will be provided. For more information or to register, visit www.fightlikepaxton.com.

Blue 5K race at country club

The annual Blue 5K is scheduled for 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Prestonwood Country Club.

Following the race, awards and food will be available. Kid Zone activities, including bounce houses, a giant slide, mini-golf and face painting, will also be available.

All race participants will receive a T-shirt. To register, visit www.saschampionship.com.

Registration is divided into competitive and noncompetitive divisions. Now through Sept. 30, competitive division registration costs $30 for adults, $20 for youth 17 and younger and $70 for families. Noncompetitive registration is $25 for adults, $15 for youth and $55 for families. Costs will increase $5 after Oct. 1. For more information, visit www.bcbsnc.com/5k or call 919-531-4653.

Adult baseball registration

Raleigh Parks and Recreation Adult Baseball registration is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, in the Administration Building at Jaycee Park, 2401 Wade Ave., Raleigh. To sign up, complete the registration form and make payment of $450 per team. For more information, call (919) 831-6836.

Wake Forest men’s hoops registration

Registration has begun for the Wake Forest Parks and Recreation Department three-on-three men’s basketball leagues. The leagues are split into 35-and-older and 35-and-younger age groups. Registration forms are available at Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest, and online at www.wakeforestnc.gov/parksrecreation.aspx. Play for the teams will begin in September. The entry fee for each league is $100 per team.

Registration for Dream League Basketball, an adaptive league designed for children with special needs ages 5-17, is also being offered. League play is scheduled to begin in September with games being played on Saturday mornings through October.

A participant’s eligibility is determined by his or her age on Jan. 1, 2012. A birth certificate is required for new participants. The fee is $40 for Wake Forest residents and $80 for nonresidents.

The last day to register for any of these teams is Friday, Aug. 17.

For more information, contact Edward Austin at 919-435-9562 or eaustin@wakeforestnc.gov.

Third annual Five-O Memorial Bicycle Ride

The third annual Five-O Memorial rides are scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 25, starting at Trek Raleigh, 10911 Raven Ridge Road, Raleigh. The event will include 50K and 100K rides along open roads in North Raleigh with rest stops and support vehicles along the route. Lunch will be provided.

To register, visit SportOften.com or www.RPDmemorial.org. Registration is $35 per cyclist in advance and $40 the day of the event.

Registration and gift pickup for the 100K bicycle ride will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the ride at 8. Registration and gift pickup for the 50K ride will begin at 8:30 a.m. and ride will start at 9.

Proceeds will benefit the Raleigh Police Memorial Foundation. For more information, call 919-369-7491 or email dennis@rpdmemorial.org.

North Hills 5K

The sixth annual North Hills 5K walk/run will start at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Trinity Baptist Church, 4815 Six Forks Road, Raleigh.

Proceeds will benefit North Raleigh Ministries’ Backpack Buddies program, which provides children with a backpack full of nutritious food each weekend. For more information, call Spencer Good at 919-787-3740 or email sgood@northhills5k.com.

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