Polian to speak at CVI on Oct. 7
Brian Polian, the University of Nevada’s first-year football coach, will be on hand to speak Oct. 7 at the Carson Valley Inn during a Quarterback Club buffet lunch.
Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and the program begins at noon. The cost is $17 per person.
Polian will provide a breakdown of the Wolf Pack’s previous game at San Diego State (Oct. 4), review game film and talk about the following game in which the Wolf Pack visit Boise State on Oct. 19. Polian will also hold a question-and-answer session at the end of the luncheon.
Nevada (2-2) Air Force on Saturday in a game that kicks off at 5:05 p.m. at Mackay Stadium.
To RSVP, call 775-682-6901 by Friday, Oct. 4.
Punt, Pass & Kick Saturday
Girls and boys will have an opportunity to compete at Stodick Park on Saturday when the Douglas County Parks and Recreation hosts the local NFL Punt, Pass and Kick event.
The event, which is free of charge, tests the skills of young athletes in their ability to throw, punt and kick a football as far and accurately as possible. Winners of the local competition advance to sectional competition for Northern Nevada, which will be held on Oct. 26 in Fallon.
Age groups for both girls and boys are 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13 and 14-15. Time slots include 10-10:50 a.m. for 7-8 year olds, 11-11:30 a.m. for 6-year olds, 11:40 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for 12-15 year olds and 12:40-1:50 p.m. for 9-11 year olds. Participants are asked to show up before their scheduled time to check-in. The only requirement for participants is to bring a birth certificate to verify their age.
Call the parks and recreation office at 782-9828 for information.
Youth officials needed
The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department is recruiting new officials and referees for its youth sports programs in flag football, volleyball and basketball.
Officials must be 16 or older with a flexible schedule nights and weekends. Previous officiating is preferred but not necessary.
For information, contact the following — youth flag football referees: Mark Waggoner at 775-741-1594, youth basketball referees: Scott Compton at a775-450-6805, and youth volleyball Dan Hannah at 775-265-1711.
WNC softball benefit
Enjoy autumn’s beauty and get fit for the holiday season with a 5K run/walk at 3 p.m. on Nov. 3 in Carson City.
The Western Nevada College softball team is sponsoring the event to promote fitness and fun, and to raise funds for the 2014 season. Race headquarters is at El Charro Avitia Mexican restaurant, 4389 S. Carson St.
WNC launched the Wildcats 5K Softball Fundraiser last year to help pay for travel expenses to games in the spread-out Scenic West Athletic Conference. The Wildcats’ conference road trips take them to Salt Lake City, Rangely, Colo., Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, St. George, Utah, Henderson and Ephraim, Utah.
The out-and-back 5K from El Charro Avitia is a relatively flat course that is mostly paved and suitable for anyone wishing to push a baby stroller.
A $30 entry fee for adults will include a dinner buffet and a race T-shirt. Children younger than 8 will be permitted to participate for free, while children 8 to 17 can enter for $15.
Carson Valley Play available
“Fun Fridays” is now available at the Carson Valley Golf Course — and lunch is free. Those who play a regular adult green fee, 9 or 18 holes, will receive a complimentary lunch barbecue on the 10th tee.
Call 265-3181 for information.