Children 5 to 17 years of age will have an opportunity to learn how to play golf or to improve their skills through two separate programs being offered by the Carson Valley Golf Course and Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department.
Parks and Recreation is hosting its annual Introduction to Junior Golf clinic on Saturday with three separate age group sessions scheduled to start at noon at the Carson Valley Golf Course. The cost of the clinic is $20. Call parks and recreation at 782-9828 for information or to register.
After the clinic, the Carson Valley Golf Course fall junior program on Monday will begin a six-week course offering juniors instruction. Participants will have a choice of attending 50-minute sessions from 4-5 p.m. on either Tuesday or Friday. The cost is $130 for the program. Equipment is provided when needed.
Call the golf course at 265-3181 for information.
Ranchos Fire Rescue Golf Classic set
The inaugural Ranchos Fire Rescue Golf Classic is Saturday at the Carson Valley Golf Course.
The tournament tee time is 8:30 a.m.
Ranchos Fire Rescue hopes to attract more than 100 golfers and volunteers to support its community service, with proceeds to be used to help provide the department equipment and training materials. The cost is $75 for an individual player and $300 for a team of four players. The fee includes a round of golf with cart, plus tee prizes, a barbecue and awards ceremony, raffle prizes and closest-to-the-hole prizes.
Sponsorships are still available. Contact Bob Spellberg at 775-690-7512 or email BSpellberg@grgid.com for information on sponsorships or the tournament.
Wounded Warriors golf at Silver Oak
The Americans for Wounded Veterans Benefit Golf Tournament is Saturday at Silver Oak Golf Course in Carson City.
Play is scheduled for an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. A presentation of colors is set for about 8:15 a.m.
All the slots are taken, but the golf course is taking names for a waiting list. Silver Oak donated the facilities for the day.
Soccer Shoot on Sept. 14
The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department will host the Tahoe Douglas Elks Lodge No. 2670 Soccer Shoot on Sept. 14 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Lampe Park.
The event is an accuracy and distance skills competition open to all youth soccer players within and outside the area.
Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers. There is no cost to participate.
Call parks and recreation at 782-9828 for information.
Poker tournament to benefit basketball club
The Minden-Gardnerville Basketball Club will host its inaugural poker tournament on Sept. 14 from 6-9 p.m. at the Carson Valley Inn.
Texas Hold ‘em will be the game for a Saturday night event serving as a fund-raiser for the basketball club, which offers programs for girls from third grade through high school.
The buy-in is $40 ($20 for a re-buy). Prizes will be given to the top three finishers. Dealing begins at 6 p.m., while a no-host bar and snacks, silent auction and a “poker education session” begin at 5 p.m.
Volunteer dealers are still needed for the tournament. Any interested persons may contact Jason Carter at 265-7937 or Steve Walsh at 267-4321.
Ladies Tennis Clinic
The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department ladies tennis clinic starts on Monday and continue through Sept. 30.
Class will focus on the basics of tennis and conditioning, plus a variety of fun games to help learn to play.
Classes will be held on Mondays from 6-7 p.m. at the Lampe Park tennis courts. The cost is $70, pre-register at the recreation department, 1323 Waterloo Ln. Call 782-98289 for information.
Fall Classic tennis
The 2013 Fall Classic in Carson City is scheduled for Sept. 13-15 at Centennial Park and Carson High School.
Among the divisions to be contested will be men’s and women’s singles, and men’s, women’s and mixed doubles. The cost is $25 per player for singles and $40 for doubles teams if you are members of the Carson Tennis Club. The cost is $40 and $45 for non-members. Entries are due by Sept. 9.
Girls softball association seeking board members
The Carson Valley Girls Softball Association is seeking candidates for board positions.
A meeting to elect members for these positions is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Oct. 6 at the Gardnerville Volunteer Fire Station, 1255 Douglas Ave.
Anyone interested in a position must submit a letter of intent postmarked by Sept. 10 to CVGSA, PO Box 2142, Minden, NV, 89423. Letters may also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sept. 15. Anyone with questions may call Joey McNinch at 291-3137 or Patti Snyder at 265-6447.
The inaugural Carson Valley Mud Run is set for Sept. 21 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.
The 5-mile obstacle course/endurance race is scheduled for a 2 p.m. start.
The registration fee is $40 for an event being held to benefit local military families.
Couples golf offered at Carson Valley Golf Course
Registration is now open for the Carson Valley Golf Course couples league. The league will play Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. and offer an opportunity to enjoy some cool evening golf for nine holes of golf, cart, dinner after golf and $5 prize fund. The cost is $30 per player.
Call 265-3181 for information or to sign up.
Nevada Lightning seeks players
The Reno-based Nevada Lightning 12-and-under girls travel softball team is looking for new players for the upcoming fall season.
For practice and tryout information call Randy at 775-815-1392.