Digest: Adult softball sign-up deadline coming up

The Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department is taking registration for summer adult softball for returning teams.

Registration deadline is April 22.

Cost is $650 per team for men's B and C and women's leagues and $410 for men's D and coed open.

The women's league plays on Monday and Wednesday nights, men's B plays on Tuesday and Thursday nights, men's C plays Monday and Wednesday nights, men's D plays on Tuesday nights and the coed open league plays on Friday nights.

The mandatory manager's meetings are scheduled for April 24 at 6 p.m. for women's and coed leagues and April 25 for men's.

Both meetings are held at the recreation annex, 1327 Waterloo Lane in Gardnerville.

For more information, contact J.P. at the Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department at 782-9828.

Swing for a Cure moves to Genoa Lakes

The fifth annual Sharkey Begovich Memorial Swing for a Cure Golf Tournament will be May 20 at the Genoa Lakes Resort Course.

Individual registration is $125 and sponsor/four-person play packages are $600.

All proceeds from the tournament go to the Carson Tahoe Cancer Center.

In the past four years, the tournament has raised more than $175,000.

Along with the tournament, several raffle prizes including a golf vacation for four, will be presented.

Registration deadline is April 20.

To register, visit www.genoalakes.com or cal 790-1544.

For more information on the tournament or the cancer center, call Renea Louie at 790-1544 or Pam Graber of the Carson Tahoe Foundation at 886-7371.

Community Choice awards coming up

Greater Nevada Credit Union will present the third annual MEFIYI Community Choice Youth Awards Banquet this year at Genoa Lakes Golf Club at 6 p.m., May 31.

The event honors outstanding youth of Douglas County from ages 9 to 18 in the combined areas of academic excellence (minimum 3.0 GPA), athletic committment (individual or team sports that include cheerleading, dance, martial arts and other competitive recreational activities) and community service.

Two Greater Nevada Credit Union $500 education scholarships will be awarded to outstanding senior male and female athletes.

The event is also supported by NFL Charities, the Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation, the E.L. Cord Foundaion, The Record-Courier and the Robert R. Banks Foundation.

Last year, 56 athletes were honored at the banquet, which drew an attendance of 240.

Fully-completed applications require two letters of recommendations for the athletic and community service requirements.

To fulfill the scholastic requirement, a copy of a recent school progress report or a report card will be needed.

Applications are available at mefiyi.org and nomination forms must be postmarked no later than April 23 and mailed to MEFIYI, attn. Nomination Committee, 1857 Borda Way, Gardnerville, Nev., 89410.

For more information, contact MEFIYI at mefiyi@charter.net or 783-9598.

CVI spring golf outing

The 18th annual Carson Valley Inn Spring Stag Golf Outing is April 26-29 at the two Genoa Lakes courses.

The Friday round will be at the Genoa Resort course and the Saturday round will be at the Genoa Lakes course.

The 36-hole scramble has proven to be a popular kick-off to the Northern Nevada golf season with players attending from throughout the West coast.

Players can come in teams of four or be teamed with others. Non-cash awards will be given to the top teams in each flight along with drawing prizes and closest-to-the-hole prizes.

Each participant also receives a souvenir tournament shirt and hat.

For more information, visit www.cvinn.com or call 783-6665. All participants must be over 21.

Adult baseball sign-ups

The Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department will take baseball registration through May 11.

This new wood bat league will comprise of a maximum of six teams with up to 25 players per team. Games will be played once a week on Sunday.

The season is scheduled to start May 20 and concludes in mid-August.

Players looking to get on a team are encouraged to call the recreation department to be put on a free agent list. Full payment is required at the time of registration.

All games will be played at Lampe Park on Field 1.

Cost is $950 per team for a 10-game season with a single-elimination tournament.

The mandatory manager's meeting is scheduled for May 16 at 6 p.m. at the Recreation Annex, 1327 Waterloo Lane in Gardnerville.

For more information, contact J.P. Albert at the Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department, 782-9828.

Grace Christian Academy golf tournament

Grace Christian Academy, located on Heybourne Road in Minden, will conduct a golf tournament fundraiser on May 12 at the Eagle Valley East Golf Course in Carson City.

Format for the tournament will be shotgun scramble.

Cost is $80 per player and $45 for juniors. Tournament, hole, player and prize sponsors are being sought. All donations are tax deductible.

Anyone interested in registration, sponsorships or donating prizes can contact Bill Harmon at bharmon@isp.com or (775) 901-6344 or Matt Oliver at matthewoliver@verizon.net or 783-9423.

Carson Valley Inn rafting trip

The Carson Valley Inn will offer an all-inclusive rafting outing package with a 20-mile float down the Carson River June 2.

The trip includes Friday and Saturday night hotel accomodations, a continental breakfast, a pre-trip briefing Saturday morning, bus transportation to and from the river and a shoreline lunch.

The trip requires basic maneuvering ability and is not a gentle float, so count on exerting some energy and experiencing splashes of cold water. For reservations or more information, visit www.cvinn.com or call 783-6679.

Kids' Fishing Derby

The dates for the 18th annual Kids' Fishing Derby at Lampe Park have been set for June 2 and 3 at Lampe Park.

The fish for the derby are being raised at Mason Valley Hatchery and Lahontan Hatchery. Derby organizers will also be purchasing fish from American Trout & Salmon out of Susanville, Calif.

This year, the grand prize for the raffle drawing will be a Kuzuma Pro 90 ATV with gloves and a helmet. A Playstation 3 console, and a guided salmon trip from Success Fishing Guide along with many other prizes have been donated.

Raffle tickets are $1 or six for $5 and can be purchased at Douglas County Parks & Recreation.

For more information, call 265-1795.

Each ticket this year includes a free soft serve cone from McDonald's.

Organizers are in need of approximately 300-plus volunteers to help with the event.

More than 2,200 children are expected to participate in the derby this year, making it one of the largest free fishing derbies west of the Mississippi River.

To volunteer, contact Trent Dowell at KFDvolunteers@aol.com or 267-2724 or Pamela Rodrigues at NevadaBobE@aol.com or 265-1795.

Volunteer forms may also be picked up from Douglas County Parks & Recreation office on Waterloo Lane across from Lampe Park.

Trophies will be awarded for the largest fish caught in each session and there will be an overall winner for the largest fish caught.

Alonzo's Football Skillz Camp

Registrations will begin soon for Alonzo's Football Skillz Camp is scheduled for June 21 through June 24 at Lampe Park.

The camp will be open to 5- to 17-year-olds who would like to work on their athleticism and football skills.

Alonzo Hatchett, a former pro football player and current Pop Warner coach, will lead the camp. Velocity Sports Performance's Cheyenne Pietri, former Boise State standout and current VSP sports performance director in Reno, will instruct dynamic warm-up and speed/agility training.

Position-specific instructors include Gabe Hatchett, who is entering this year's NFL Draft, as well as current and former college and Douglas High School football players.

A current NFL player will be featured as a guest speaker during the camp.

Camp attendees will receive instruction in speed, agility, flexibility, strength and training in running, throwing, blocking, catching, tackling and defending.

For more information, e-mail AFSC2007@charter.net.

Old Guys Basketball

Men 35 and older interested in playing pickup basketball are invited to the basketball court in the Pastoral Center at St. Gall Catholic Church every Sunday at 4 p.m. and Wednesday at 7 p.m.

After teams are chosen, games go either full-court or half-court depending on how many show up. The sessions are strictly for fun and exercise.

Cost is $50, which is donated to the church for court upkeep. The sessions run from September to June.

For more information, contact John Parra at 265-3586.

Fall Ball in organizing stages

Carson Valley Little League is in the process of organizing a 2007 Fall Ball instructional baseball league.

The league would run from September to October for children ages 8 through 12.

The level of competition ranges anywhere from baseball purists, players preparing to move up a league or anyone hoping to work on specific aspects of their game.

The fee will be minimal for about a dozen games, a cap and a shirt.

For more information, contact Warren Bottino at 783-6455.

Parks & Recreation looking for officials

Douglas County Parks & Recreation is looking for qualified officials for youth and adult sports in the following programs:

Youth basketball ($18 per game/Saturdays, January-March); Youth flag football ($14 per game/Saturdays, September-November); Youth volleyball ($16 per game/Saturdays, March-May); Adult volleyball ($18 per game/Monday-Thursday, fall, winter, spring); Adult basketball ($20 per game/Sundays, fall); Adult softball ($20 per game/Monday-Friday and tournaments, summer and fall); Adult flag football ($18 per game/Sundays, winter); Adult soccer ($30 per game/Sundays, spring); Adult baseball ($50 per game/Sundays, summer).

Officials must be willing to work nights and weekends and have a flexible schedule. Most games last approximately one hour. Training and certification will be provided by the recreation department and previous officiating experience is preferred. Willingness to be trained in multiple sports is also preferred. For more information, contact J.P. Albert at 782-9828.

Hurricanes seeking players

The Carson Valley Hurricanes girls' fastpitch softball club is looking for athletes to complete its rosters for the U16 and U14 teams.

Pitchers are needed.

For more information, contact Tod Harper at 267-3974.

Nevada Lightning softball

The Nevada Lightning 94 girls' 12-under fastpitch softball team is looking for players to complete its 2007 tournament roster.

For more information, contact Frank Lawrence at 240-4443 or Rollie Scarselli at 786-0766.


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