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Golf Classic to benefit Sanderson

Sanderson High School’s 12th annual Golf Classic will begin at 8:30 a.m. Monday, April 30, at Wildwood Green, 3000 Ballybunion Way, Raleigh. Proceeds will support educational opportunities for Academy of Finance students. Cost is $75 per player and includes lunch, green fees and prizes. To register by Monday, April 16, or for more information, email Dwight Findlay at dfindlay@wcpss.net or call 919-881-4818.

Run for Our Heroes for 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 $25 before Monday, April 16, and $30 after. 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.

Co-riders for trip to D.C.

World War II Marine combat veteran Samuel Winstead, who is riding his bicycle on a 360-mile Ride for Peace, is looking for riders to join his anti-war journey. The bike ride leaves Sunday, April 29, from Raleigh. Winstead, who is 86, plans to arrive at the mall in Washington, D.C., on May 5. For an application, visit www.ncveteransforpeace.org. Applications are due by Friday, April 20.5k Bunn Fun Run/Walk

The third annual 5K Bunn Fun Run/Walk is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Quail Corners Shopping Center. Registration begins at 1 p.m. the day of the event. The event will support neuroblastoma cancer research in memory of William Bunn. For more information or a registration form, visit WideOpencf.com.

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.

The 2012 Golf for Promise junior classic is scheduled for April 21-22 at the UNC Finley Golf course. Format is 36 holes/stroke play. There are divisions for high school boys, middle school boys and girls ages 12-18. Cost is $120. To register, visit www.ncjuniorgolf.org.

Foundation of Hope bike rides

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.

Putts fore mutts and cats golf tournament

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.

Greenups basketball clinic

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

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.

Northern Wake 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 Brian.Pate@fmrealty.com or visit www.northernwakerelay.com.