Kids’ fishing Derby set for June 4-5 |

Kids’ fishing Derby set for June 4-5

Staff Reports

The 27th annual Kids’ Fishing Derby has been scheduled for the weekend of June 4-5 at Lampe Park.

Held free of charge for children 3 to 12 years of age, the 2015 derby exceeded 1,400 participants. As part of the derby experience, every child receives a gift and special prizes are awarded for the largest catch for each of the seven time slot sessions during the two days. Prizes are also awarded for every tagged fish that is caught.

The event has been supported in past years by donations from the community that provide prizes and allow for the purchase of fish to stock Willow Creek at Lampe Park. The Kids’ Fishing Derby is a non-profit corporation.

Carson Valley Fastpitch sign-ups

Carson Valley Fastpitch will be accepting registration for its 2016 season through the month of January.

Preregistration on the organization’s website — — is required and payment must be brought to one of the four registration dates at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center: tonight from 6-8 p.m.; Jan. 21 from 6-8 p.m.; and Jan. 23 from noon-2 p.m.

New players need to provide a birth certificate copy.

Registration is $80 for players ages 4-6 and $85 for players 7-and-over, with a $160 maximum cost per family.

Contact Patti Snyder at 265-6447 or or Melissa Strazi at 775-291-3763 or for information.

Line Drive U now open for baseball, softball

The Line Drive University indoor baseball and softball batting cages and practice facility is now open for the 2016 season.

Line Drive University — located at 2577 Nowlin Rd., just south of Johnson Lane — offers coin operated batting cages on a walk-in basis.

Practice areas are also available for individuals or teams.

The facility’s hours are 4-9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Call 267-3331 for more information.

Shawn Estes Night on Feb. 6

Shawn Estes will be featured at a benefit dinner and auction on Feb. 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the CVIC Hall in Minden.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for kids 18 and younger. Benefits will be split between Douglas High’s baseball program and Carson Valley Girls Fastpitch Association.

Estes played at Douglas High before going on to a career in professional baseball (see related story in The R-C).

Call 267-3331 for more information on the dinner.