Digest: Derby volunteer meetings to start

The 17th annual Kids' Fishing Derby is set for June 3 and 4 at Lampe Park in Gardnerville.

Volunteer meetings start this week with the first on May 20 at 9 a.m. at Lampe. All volunteers must be pre-registered and must attend one of the volunteer meetings. The second is May 31 at 6 p.m. at Lampe.

Volunteers must be at least 13 years old or older. The derby needs about 300 to 400 volunteers to make it a successful and fun derby for all.

The volunteers help with everything from setting up the park prior to the derby, helping plant the fish in the stream, serving refreshments, weighing fish, cleaning fish, taking tickets, registering volunteers and providing information, handing out prizes, netting fish, removing hooks from the fish and distributing loaner poles to any children who do not have anything to fish with.

Those interested in volunteering can call Pamela Rodrigues at 265-1795 or e-mail nevadabobe@aol.com or Trent Dowell at 267-2724 or e-mail kfdvolunteers@aol.com.

Registration tickets for the free event are available at the Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department, located at 1327 Waterloo Lane in Gardnerville.

There are seven sessions available for tickets: 8 to 9:30 a.m., 10 to 11:30 a.m., 12:30 to 2 p.m., and a special needs session Saturday June 3 from 2:30 to 4 p.m.

Tickets are free but children must be pre-registered. May 20 will be the last day for mail-in registrations and June 2 will be the last day for walk-in registration at the Parks & Recreation department.

For VIP tickets, contact Steve Hamilton at 782-0742 or sctawhamilton@aol.com.

The derby board and committee members will tag 300 prize fish May 13 at Mason Valley Fish and Game located in Mason Valley. The board will be planting fish from Mason Valley, Susanville and the Lahontan hatchery in the stream at Lampe Park on May 31.

AYSO sign-ups

Sign-ups for Carson Valley AYSO are open to boys and girls between 4 and 18 years old. The season runs from the beginning of August to the middle of October.

Birth certificates must be presented for all players who did not play last year.

Cost for registration is $75 per player.

The final registration date is May 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Douglas High School commons.

Registration is available at www.eayso.org. Instructions and more information can be found at www.ayso318.org.

For more information, call 783-4079.

Skateboard competition in June

The Street Jam street-style skateboard competition, slated for June 11 at Herbig Park across from Lampe Park during Carson Valley Days, will benefit the proposed Boys & Girls Club of Carson Valley.

Judges from 702 Skate Shop have been lined up for the event, but donations are still being sought.

Bill Jaskar, who has been organizing the competition for about two months, said he is hoping for about 100 participants and estimates the audience for the event will be around 500 total, considering the Carson Valley Days crowd.

His goal is to raise $25,000 for the proposed club.

All sponsorships of $100 and up will receive a logo or name on the event T-shirt. Contributions of $1,000 or more will receive a banner at the event.

Jaskar said Kirkwood, the Marine Corps and Shawn Cook from 702 Skate Shop are already strong backers of the event. The Resort Sports Network from Lake Tahoe will most likely be filming the competition.

Registration for the competition will open up in early May.

For more information, Jaskar can be reached at (775) 291-4470 or by e-mail at wtjaskar@charter.net.

Donations can be mailed to the Partnership of Community Resources at P.O. Box 651, Minden, NV, 89423 with checks made out to PCRBGCCV-Skate.

Pop Warner sign-ups open

Sign-ups for the 2006 Pop Warner football and cheerleading season are open.

Divisions include Tiny Mite (5-7-year-olds, 35-75 pounds), Mitey Mite (7-9, 45-90), Junior Pee Wee (8-10, 55-100 or 11, 55-80), Pee Wee (9-11, 70-115 or 12, 70-95), Junior Midget (10-12, 80-130 or 13, 80-105) and Midget (11-14, 95-150 or 15, 95-130).

Cost is $125 per football player with $20 for each additional family member. For cheerleading the cost is $60 per cheerleader plus a $210 fee for cheer uniforms, sweats and shoes.

All fees go up $25 after June 1.

A parent or guardian must be present for all athletes and a certified state-issued birth certificate, a 2005-06 year-end report card and current weight for the football player must be provided.

All sign-ups are at the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. Dates include May 22 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and June 12 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Volunteers are welcome to coach, referee or just help out. For more information call Jim Valentine at 781-3704 for football, Melissa Nickerson at 230-3920 for cheerleading and Chris Witbeck at 849-3666 for refereeing.

Registration forms can also be downloaded from www.douglaspopwarner.com.

MEFIYI awards coming up

The second annual MEFIYI Community Choice awards banquet honoring the outstanding youth of Douglas County is scheduled for May 31 at the St. Gall Pastoral Center. The awards are organized through a grant funded by NFL Charities.

Proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Carson Valley.

For more information about the second annual Community Choice Awards, corporate sponsorships or dinner tickets, call 783-9598.

Death Ride volunteers needed

Plans for the 2006 Tour of the California Alps - Death Ride are in full swing and volunteers are needed for the event.

Anyone interested can visit www.deathride.com and click on the volunteer tab. For more information, call (530) 694-2475.

Tiger hoops camp upcoming

The 2006 Boys & Girls Tiger High Intensity Basketball Camp is scheduled for June 26-29 for athletes in first- through seventh-grades.

Coaches this year include Douglas high head coaches Rob Streeter and Werner Christen, Andy Hughes, Aubrey McCreary of the Double-Pump West Coast All-Star Camp, Douglas' Randy Green, Joe Bertelone and Phil Emm, Chico's Bill Gibson and Bill Ballinger of the Reno Ballers.

All camp sessions will be at Douglas High School, running from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 9 a.m.-noon on Thursday.

A snack bar will be available for drinks, food, snkas and shirts.

Cost is $110 for those registered before June 12 and $120 for late or walk-up registration.

A camp T-shirt will be provided.

For more information, contact Streeter at (775) 750-0418 or (775) 782-5136.


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