Sports & Recreation

The Chris Evert/Raymond James Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic will take place at the Boca Raton Resort and Club and Delray Beach Stadium and Tennis Center on Nov. 18-20. Now in its 27th year, the event benefits Chris Evert Charities with monies raised going to programs funded by the Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida and the Drug Abuse Foundation of Palm Beach County. Celebrities scheduled to appear include Randy Jackson, Kevin McKidd, Alan Thicke, Chelsea Handler, Jason Biggs, Dennis Miller, Jon Lovitz, Vanilla Ice, and tennis legends Martina Navratilova, Pam Shriver and Chris Evert. Tickets start at $20 per person and allow two days of access, or purchase a weekend two-day ticket for $40. The Classic Cocktail Reception with Chrissie and Friends on Nov. 18, fRom 7-9 p.m., is $100 per person. Go to for more information.

The Eagles football team from St. John Paul II Academy in Boca Raton kicked off their season traveling to Bullard, Tex. to face off against the Brook Hill Guard in the military-themed Warrior Bowl on Aug. 27. Although the Eagles lost 48-27, debuting coach and former Dolphins great Jeff Dellenbach took it in stride, far prouder of what members of both teams, cheerleaders, parents, cadet drill team members and community leaders accomplished off the field: the preparation of 20,000 Africa-bound meals in just an hour for Kids Against Hunger.

The Levis JCC of Boca Raton Golf Classic will take place at Addison Reserve Country Club in Delray Beach on Oct. 27. Benefitting the center’s programs and services, registration opens at 10:30 a.m. with a light lunch and a putting contest followed by a 12:30 shotgun scramble start; cocktails, dinner and an awards ceremony with raffles and prizes afterwards. $1,500 per foursome or $350 for individual golfers. Register online at or call 561-852-3257.

The Daggerwing Nature Center in Boca Raton offers a night hike along the Wetlands Boardwalk tomorrow at 7 p.m. Bring bug spray and a flashlight, $5 per person. All ages welcome; kids must be accompanied by an adult and reservations are required. The center is at South County Regional Park, 11435 Park Access Road. Call 561-629-8760 to reserve a spot.

Alex Rotsaert of Boca Raton took advantage of his wild card at the U.S. Open Junior Tournament at Flushing Meadows, N.Y., capturing a first-round matchup on Sept. 5 against Spain’s Eduard Guell Bartrina, 6-4, 6-3. In the second round on Sept. 6, however, he fell to Marvin Moeller of Germany, 6-2, 6-3.

New York City’s Metropolitan Approved Girls Basketball Officials will honor Delray Beach’s Anita Morse at their Second Annual Hall of Fame Gala Dinner in Brooklyn on Oct. 1. Morse began her officiating career with the Catholic Youth Organization, refereed the first-ever Public Schools Athletic League girls basketball finals at Madison Square Garden in 1990 and three rounds of the NCAA Tournament in 1997. She would later attend many basketball officiating camps, where many times she was the sole female participant, including the Ivy League, East Coast and Northeast Conference camps, and worked both the boys and girls state finals for the Florida High School Athletic Association from 2006-2008. For more information, go to

The Green Cay Nature Center in Boynton Beach offers the following activities:

• Boardwalk Tours: times vary; reservations not required, free. Call for dates and times.

• Gentle Yoga: bring your own mat and blanket; Wednesdays at 2 p.m.; $15 drop-in fee for one session. Reservations required, limit of eight per class. Four-week sessions available, call for start dates and times.

• Tai-chi/Chi Kung classes: Thursdays at 2 and 3 p.m.; $15 drop-in fee for one session. Reservations required, limit of 20 per class. Four-week sessions available, call for start dates and times.

The center is at 12800 Hagen Ranch Road; call 561-966-7000 for information or to reserve a spot.

The Palm Beach Senior Softball Association seeks players age 55 and older and of all skill levels, for its upcoming 2016-2017 fall and winter season schedule. Recreational games take place at 9:15 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Caloosa Park in Boynton Beach or at John Prince Park in Lake Worth. For more information call 561-809-1555 or visit

Free Tai-chi Classes are held at the First United Methodist Church of Boynton Beach Wednesdays at 6 p.m in the Fellowship Hall; enter through the north door. The church is at 101 N. Seacrest Blvd. For information, call 561-732-3435.

High-energy, calorie-burning Zumba classes are offered at the Southern Dance Theater in Boynton Beach Saturday mornings 8-9 a.m., $10 per class. The theater is located at 1203 Knuth Road. Call 561-902-8467 for information.

The Boynton Beach Fishing Club meets regularly at the Harvey Oyer Park Clubhouse, 2210 N. Federal Highway on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 7:30 to 9 p.m. For information, call 561-703-5638.

Boynton Beach offers the following at:

The Ezell Hester Center, 1901 N. Seacrest Blvd.:

• Community Interactive Basketball League: every Monday evening; for men 18 and up; $50 residents; $58 non-residents, includes game shirt. Call 561-742-6552 for information.

• Pickleball: Saturdays 9 a.m.-12 noon and Wednesdays 6-8:30 p.m.; paddles and balls provided but supply is limited; $5 per player; court is indoors. Call 561-742-6550 for information.

• Weight Room: Incline bench, leg extension, curl machine and adjustable dumbbell racks available for use; $3 daily fee or purchase a punch pass for $50. Open Monday-Friday 6-9 p.m. and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Call 561-742-6550.

The Civic Center, 128 E. Ocean Ave., 561-742-6240:

• Dance: Castoffs Square Dancing: Fridays, 7-9:30 p.m., $12 per couple includes beverages. Advanced Square Dance: Mondays, 2-5 p.m., $6 per person at the door. Happy Squares Dance Club: Mondays, 6:45-9:15 p.m., $6 per person. Couples Dance: intermediate level, Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m.; advanced, Tuesdays 3-4:30 p.m., $6.

• Jazzercise Lo: Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, 9-10 a.m.; $39 a month for 12 months/$49 for six months. Call 800-FIT-IS-IT or go to

The Tennis Center, 3111 S. Congress Ave.:

• Mixed Doubles Round Robin Tennis: Sundays 9:30-11:30 a.m. or the second and fourth Friday of each month, 7-9 p.m. One week commitment; $12 residents/$15 non-residents. Call 561-368-6848.

• Tennis Whizz: Designed for ages 3 and 4, the program develops fundamental motor skills. Mondays 4-4:30 p.m. Residents $20, nonresidents $25. Call 561-742-6575.

The Senior Center, 1021 S. Federal Highway, 561-742-6570:

• Fantastic Fitness for Seniors: the center promotes physical health with a great fitness room for members; personal training by appointment. Interested participants must complete a registration form, sign a liability waiver and participate in a gym orientation. Open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Tai chi: Wednesdays; advanced at 9 a.m., intermediate at 10 a.m. and beginners at 11 a.m. Members free.

The Denson Pool, 225 N.W. 12th Ave., 561-742-6645:

• Aqua Fitness: Tuesday to Friday 10-10:45 a.m. or Saturday 9:45-10:30 a.m., $3.

• Blazers Swim Team: ages 4-17; practices are year round, Tuesday-Friday, 4:30-6 p.m.; tryouts on a walk-in basis during general admission hours; successful tryout will lead to a spot on the team which competes in the fall and spring. $60 resident/$75 non-resident monthly fee.

• Lap Swimming for Adults: Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; no registration required; $2. Special needs accommodations available.

• Learn to Swim Program: free basic or intermediate-level, 45-minute swim lessons for qualifying families; three classes on weekday mornings or evenings and two on Saturday mornings. Pick up applications at the pool or call for information.

• Open Swim: Tuesday-Friday 1-4:30 p.m. and Saturdays 12-5 p.m.; all ages and special needs welcome. $2 adults over 18, $1 kids ages 5-17; age 4 and under are free.

• Private Swim Lessons: for kids ages 3 and up, must be potty-trained. 30-minute sessions by appointment only. $15 residents/$18 non-residents. Call to schedule your date and time.

Compiled by Jimmy Knight. Email sports news to him at

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