Smithfield: Sports

Sports Notes

Lancaster-Four Oaks Bank Classic set

The annual Neal Lancaster-Four Oaks Bank Charity Classic golf tournament will be held Oct. 4 at the Country Club of Johnston County. Proceeds from the event will benefit the JCC Foundation, which provides scholarships and funds for staff development and other projects. Since its inception 19 years ago, the event has raised more than $785,000 to support JCC. The tournament features 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. tee times on Friday, Oct. 4. A dinner, sponsored by Outback Steakhouse, silent auction and reverse raffle will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3. PGA golf professional and Smithfield native Neal Lancaster is the founding sponsor and will appear along with Clarence Rose, a professional golfer from Goldsboro. For info or additional sponsorship opportunities, call the JCC Foundation at 919-209-2222.

Johnston Horse Show Series dates named

Johnston County Horse Show Series events will be held Oct. 26 and Nov. 23 at the Johnston County Livestock Arena near Smithfield. Rings open at 8:30 for all events. Johnston County HUNTER Horse Series shows are May 11, June 8, Sept. 7 and Nov. 9 at the Johnston County Livestock Arena. For more information, or


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