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Introduction to junior golf set

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The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department will host its Introduction to Junior Golf class for girls and boys ages 5-16 Sept. 10 at the Carson Valley Golf Course.

Participants will be divided into groups based on age: 5-6 year olds from noon-1:15 p.m., ages 7-8 from 1:30-2:45 p.m. and ages 9-16 from 3-4:15 p.m. The basics of golf including rules, etiquette, putting, chipping and full swing will be covered.

The cost is $20 and includes club rental ad golf balls. Pre-registration at the parks and recreation department is required. Call 782-5500, ext. 1, for more information.

Genoa hosts charity golf

The seventh annual Carson Valley Medical Center Fall Classic Golf tournament is set for Sept. 16 at Genoa Lakes at 9 a.m.

The cost is $150 for an individual and $550 per foursome. There are sponsorships available.

For information, visit or call 782-1697.

Elks Soccer Shoot slated

The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department will host the Tahoe Douglas Elks Lodge No. 2670 Soccer Shoot Sept. 10 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Lampe Park.

There is no cost to participate.

The event is an accuracy and distance skills competition open to all youth within and outside of Douglas County.

Medals will be awarded for first, second and third place. Registration will take place on the site the day of the event.

Call 782-9829 for information.

Archery Tag event set for Sept. 10

A promotion for the game of Archery Tag will be hosted by the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department Sept. 10.

The event, open free of charge from 6-8 p.m. at the Douglas County Community and Senior Center, will feature demonstrations, instructors, target practice and games.

Archery Tag is described as an “action packed game” that offers the “ultimate family-friendly experience that engages everyone.”

The game consists of two five-player teams that oppose each other, separated by a safe zone. There are two objectives: To hit an opponent while using an Archery Tag bow and to knock out the five discs of the opposing team’s target. A player is eliminated by when hit by an arrow or by catching an arrow shot by an opponent. The only safety equipment required to play Archery Tag is a facemask.

Wounded veterans golf Sunday

The fourth annual Americans for Wounded Veterans Golf Tournament is Sept. 3 at Silver Oak Golf Course in Carson City.

An 8:30 a.m. shotgun start is scheduled for the tournament, which will feature a four-man scramble, best-best ball format.

The cost is $95 per player, which includes morning refreshments and lunch.

Closest-to-the-pin, long drive and hole-in-one competitions are set, as well as a 50/50 drawing and Mulligan buy-in.

Proceeds benefit the Nevada Military Support Alliance. Visit for information.

Contact Tina Lepore at or call Robert Mason, Silver Oak golf pro, at 841-7000 for information.

Pancreatic golf Sept. 17

Skills in golf, distance running and power lifting will be tested by participants at the third annual Carson City Kiwanis Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day Sept. 17 at Empire Ranch Golf Course in Carson City.

A bench press contest — hosted by Fitness For 10 and billed as the Carson City Bench Press Championships — will be held from 7-9 a.m. KAIA Fit and the Tahoe Mountain Milers will co-host a 5K/10K run and walk at 8 a.m. And the four-man scramble golf tournament starts at 9 a.m.

Six golf divisions are available, including men’s, women’s and mixed, as well as 55-and-over men, women and mixed. Michael Hohl Motors is offering a vehicle as a hole-in-one prize.

The cost of the bench press contest is $10 for three lifts with a variety of categories to be offered. The 5K and 10K costs $30 ($35 on race day) and $10 for children 12-and-under. Forms are available at KAIA Fit, CV Sports and the website. The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network will receive 75 percent of proceeds and 25 percent will benefit the Carson City Kiwanis scholarship fund.

Contact Robey Willis at or Steve Lyon at 775-224-5798 for information.

Youth volleyball clinics slated

Dan Hannah and Rick Jenkins are leading a series of fall youth volleyball skills classes through the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department.

Classes will be held from Wednesday through mid-November for beginners, third through fifth graders; intermediate, fifth through seventh grades; and advanced, sixth through eighth graders.

Classes will be held mostly at the community center, although some will be held at Carson Valley Middle School due to schedule conflicts.

Beginner skills classes will be Wednesday evenings from 5-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday-Sept. 21, Sept. 28-Oct. 19 and Oct. 26-Nov. 16. The cost is $50 per session.

Intermediate skills classes will be held Friday evenings from 5-6:30 p.m. on Sept. 2-23, Sept. 30-Oct. 21 and Oct. 28-Nov. 18. The cost of each session is $50.

Advanced skills classes will be held Wednesday and Friday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. on Aug. 31-Sept. 23, Sept. 28-Oct. 21 and Oct. 26-Nov. 18. The cost of each session is $100.

Contact Hannah at or 265-1711 for information.