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Local sports briefs

Firecracker 5k Run/Walk

— The 20th annual Firecracker 5k Run/Walk will be July 4 at Highlands Hammock State Park at 7:30 a.m. Cost is $20 through June 27 and $30 through July 3. The event will benefit the cross country program at Avon Park High School. There will be no race day registration. For information, contact Chet Brojek at 385-4736 or cbrojek@comcast.net.

APHS football camp

— Avon Park High School will hold a football camp from June 16-20. Cost is $30 per camper and fee includes snack, lunch, and Red Devils football T-shirt. On the final day of camp, there will be a Punt, Pass, and Kick compeition, followed by a pool party and awards ceremony. All campers will be registered in a contest to win Tampa Bay Rays tickets. For more information, contact Wade Jackson at 452-4311 or via email at jacksonm@southflorida.edu.

Summer golf clinics

Debby McNall will be giving golf lessons this summer. Junior Clinics cost $10 and will held at 9 a.m. on Fridays. The Ladies “hit and giggle” will be on Wednesday evenings and cost $20. Private and group lessons are available as well. For more information, contact McNall at 257-1108.

Summer Sunrise 5k Series

— The inaugural Summer Sunrise 5k Series will be held on June 28, July 12, and Aug. 16 at Highlands Hammock State Park. Each race starts at 7 a.m., and trophies will be awarded to the fastest runners across five age divisions. The entry fee is $40 through June 5 and $50 on race morning. Individual races cost $12 but runners will not be eligible for series awards or shirt. For more entry forms, contact Chet Brojek at cbrojek@comcast.net or 385-4736.

Heartland Football Camp

— The Mary Toney Sports Foundation will hold its 2014 Heartland Football Camp at the Highlands County Sports Complex on June 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $20 per camper and includes instruction, insurance, lunch, T-shirt, awards, and gifts. For more information, contact LaVaar Scott (214-3880), Mike Avirett (381-4098), or Princeton Harris (381-8898) for more information.

Sun ‘n Lake golf camp

— The Sun ‘n Lake Golf Club will hold sic weekly junior golf camps throughout the summer for kids ages 5-12. Cost per camper is $125 and fee includes breakfast and lunch. Camps are held Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to noon. Camp dates are June 9-13, 16-20, 23-27 and July 7-11, 14-18, 21-25. Call the golf shop at 385-4830 ext. 1 to register.

LPAA sports camp

— The Lake Placid Athletic Association will be holding a an athletic day camp that runs from June 16 through Aug. 2. Cost is $10 per day for each camper, but discounts are available. Camp includes a myriad of activities as well as lunch and breakfast. For more information, contact Jackie Coyne at jackiecoyne00@yahoo.com or 412-583-8371.

Choices “Golf Fore Life”

­— Choices Pregnancy Care Centers will hold its 10th annual golf tournament at the Sebring Municipal Golf Course on June 21. The four-person scramble begins with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Cost is $60 per person and fee includes golf, one mulligan, one raffle ticket, cart, lunch, and prizes. Teams that register before June 8 will be entered in a special drawing. Call 386-0307 for more information.

SFSC/SHS summer baseball camp

— South Florida State College and Sebring High School will hold a summer baseball camp from June 23-July 26 at Firemen’s Field. Camp is open to youngsters aged 5-13 and costs $80 for the week. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, contact Rick Hitt at 784-7036 or Jasone DeWitt at 528-4933.

Wrestling fundraiser

The Highlands Eagles Wrestling Club is looking to take an elite group of young men to a national tournament at the Dixney Wide World of Sports Complex. The tournament will be from June 26 to July 1 and costs range from $2,500-3,000. The club is looking to do yard work or labor in return for a donation to the team. Contact coach Miller at 835-1787 or coach Germaine at 381-4120 for more information.