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AFSP gears up for Reston golf tournament

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is preparing to host its third annual Golf Tournament at Reston National Golf Course on Friday, May 17, with a start time of 8:30 a.m. The tournament has raised more than $18,000 and attracted over 140 golfers each year.

Tournament proceeds will benefit both the local National Capital Area Chapter of AFSP, as well as the national AFSP organization. Locally, funds raised by the tournament will aid community programs such as suicide prevention and education in schools and within at-risk communities and survivor support programs, which provide resources and support for survivors of suicide loss. At the national level, proceeds from the tournament will help AFSP fund research into the causes of suicide to help find ways to further prevent it.

Cost of the participation in the tournament is $120 per golfer, or $400 per foursome. Sponsorships are still available.

There will be a full-catered barbecue and refreshments, as well as contests and prizes on each Par 3 that include three travel packages and a flat screen TV.

Registration deadline is May 9. Golfers can register online at: 2013/.

Fairfax Stars seek players

The Fairfax Stars AAU girls basketball program is seeking players for 13U, 12U and 11U. All positions are needed.

The foundation of the program is a commitment to teaching fundamental basketball skill development and knowledge of the game. With a talented, experienced and dedicated roster of volunteer coaches, the Fairfax Stars will enhance your basketball experience and love for the game in an environment of positive reinforcement and fun.

Contact Coach Wright for tryout dates and locations. Phone 703-801-1465. Email

Adult softball

Northern Virginia Senior Softball (NVSS) is seeking players for two slow-pitch seven inning games played Tuesday and Thursday mornings April 9-Aug. 2. There is no “try-out,” but placement on one of 26 teams is based on skill assessment. The fee includes skills training and a “Spring Training” conditioning program, which runs from now until April 4.

The NVSS is a sports and fitness program for men age 50 years and older and women age 40 years and older. Players compete in three different conferences depending on skill level.

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