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MEFIYI Sports Bash to be held on Jan. 2-4

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The Smallwood Foundation awarded Me for Incredible Youth (MEFIYI) a grant that supports its REWARD Club Program. REWARD Club provides student athletes with finding their "reward of sports." This includes sports, academic, collegiate and job-career conversation and exercises. REWARD Club sessions are available at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School, Carson Valley Middle School and Douglas High School. MEFIYI extends its gratitude to Smallwood Foundation Board of Trustee Suzy Stockdale, Vail Resorts EpicPromise, Tamarack Junction. Professional Athletes Foundation, The E.L. Foundation, Robert Z Hawkins Foundation, Robert R Banks Foundation, Douglas County Community Grant Program, Partnership Douglas County and NFL Charities for supporting REWARD Club and our incredible kids.

Instruction in volleyball, basketball and tennis will be provided on Jan. 2-4 when Me-for-Incredible-Youth, Inc. (MEFIYI) hosts its Holiday Break Sports Bash for students in first through eighth grades.

Clinics in those three sports will be held — with a focus on basic fundamentals — over three days at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center.

Volleyball sessions for second through eighth graders will be held each day from 9-11 a.m., basketball sessions from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and indoor tennis sessions from 1-3 p.m.

The basketball and tennis clinics are open to first grade students.

The cost is $75 for a single camp, $130 for a choice of two camps and $160 for all three. Participants need to bring proper shoes, a snack or lunch and water bottle.

JoJo Townsell is the camp director, assisted by Douglas High School coaches and athletes.

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Pre-registration is now being accepted at the community center (1329 Waterloo Lane in Gardnerville). Call 782-5500, ext. 1, or email mefiwirewards@gmail.com for information.

Carson Valley Fastpitch registration begins

Online registration is now being taken for the Carson Valley Fastpitch youth softball season in 2018.

Visit the organization's website — carsonvalleyfastpitch.com — to register players ages 4 to 14. A $10 per family discount is being offered to players who register online between now and Jan. 10.

Three dates have also been scheduled to register at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center: Jan. 23 from 6-8 p.m., Jan. 27 from noon-2 p.m. and Jan. 30 from 6-8 p.m.

The age divisions are 6U, 8U, 10U and 14U (ages 11-14). Eligibility in each division is based on a player's age as of Dec. 31, 2017.

New players must either upload copies of birth certificates online or bring copies along with payments to one of the registration dates.

Registration fees are $90 for players 4-6 years of age, $120 for 7-and-over with a maximum rate of $200 per family.

Coaches and sponsors are also needed for the 2018 season.

A redesigned 6U program has also been announced in which players drills and fundamentals will be taught in a small group setting.

All-star travel teams are being formed in the 8U, 10U, 12U and 14U divisions. Contact Joe Gooch at 530-210-1469 or gooch1469@hotmail.com for information about the travel teams.

Contact Patti Snyder at 265-6447 for information regarding the Carson Valley Fastpitch program.

Sports officials needed

Douglas County Parks and Recreation is looking for qualified officials for youth and adult sports.

Officials must be ages 16 and over and be willing to work nights and weekends and have a flexible schedule. Most games last approximately one hour. Candidates will receive training and certification for all sports. Previous officiating is preferred.

Call 782-5500 for information.

Flag football league sign-ups continue

Registration is underway for the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department's adult flag football league season.

The deadline to register is Jan. 6 and the season begins on Jan. 14. The cost is $480 per team ($530 after Dec. 22).