Runners, walkers to assist FEAT for Autism on April 26 |

Runners, walkers to assist FEAT for Autism on April 26

Staff Reports

FEAT of The Carson Valley is holding its fifth annual 5K walk/10K run for Autism on April 26.

The Saturday walk/run will start and finish from Heritage Park in Gardnerville. A 9:30 a.m. start is scheduled for the 10K and 10 a.m. for the 5K. Race day registration will open at 9 a.m.

The fee for the 5K walk is $30 and $45 for the 10K, which includes a T-shirt. Sponsorships are also accepted for teams and individuals.

Visit to pre-register for the event, or applications may be mailed to FEAT at P.O. Box 2274, Minden, NV, 89423.

Proceeds go to help families pay for therapies and treatments to help children affected by Autism.

Youth golf clinic Sunday

The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department is offering an introduction to golf clinic on Sunday for youth 5-16 years of age at the Carson Valley Golf Course.

Carson Valley Golf Course professionals will cover the basics. Participants will be divided into age groups, starting with 5-6 year olds from noon to 1:15 p.m. The 7-8 age group will meet from 1:30-2:45 p.m. and 9-16 year olds will meet from 3-4:15 p.m.

The cost is $20.

Pre-registration is being taken at the recreation department or by phone at 782-9828.

MEFIYI Sports Bash April 21-24

Boys and girls ages 6-14 will have a chance to learn skills and drills in basketball, non-contact football, tennis and volleyball at the MEFIYI Spring Break Sports Bash on April 21-24.

The camp schedule for basketball is 9 a.m.-noon. The football, volleyball and tennis camps is 1-4 p.m.

The camps will focus on the fundamentals associated with each sport.

Camp directors are retired NFL player JoJo Townsell and J.P. Albert, a Douglas High School football coaching staff member. Guest instructors will include Douglas High School coaches and athletes.

The cost is $75 or $120 for two camps, family camp fee is $65 or $110 for two camps.

Pre-register at the Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department located at 1323 Waterloo Lane in Gardnerville. Call 782-9828 for information.

Molly Awards on May 12

MEFIYI — Me-for-Incredible-Youth, Inc. — is celebrating its 10th annual Molly Youth Awards Banquet May 12 at the Carson Valley Inn.

Applications are now being accepted for Molly Youth Awards, which honor outstanding youth of Douglas County.

Three $1,000 college scholarships will be awarded to seniors who apply. Applicants eligible for this recognition must be between the ages of 9 and 18 and a resident of Douglas County. The nominated student-athletes must qualify in each of following areas: Academic excellence, athletic participation and community service.

A nomination form must be postmarked by mail or emailed by April 7.

Visit or email to obtain nomination forms.

The event will offer a community raffle with a grand prize seven-day Las Vegas trip in the fall that will include tickets to the Nevada-UNLV football game.

Alta Alpina Challenge registration open

The Alta Alpina Cycling Club is hosting its annual challenge on June 28. This event allows cyclists to explore the eastern Sierra near Lake Tahoe on scenic roads from Carson Valley to Alpine County.

Participants can ride as little or as far as they want, up to 200 miles, or from the relatively flat foothills to the “the world’s toughest double century” with more than 20,000 feet of climbing. The ride is limited to 499 riders. Visit for details or to register.

Coed volleyball league set

A youth coed volleyball league open to students in third grade through high school is being offered by the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department.

The objective of the league is teach girls and boys volleyball fundamentals, teamwork and good sportsmanship in a fun recreational environment.

The league will include teams from Carson Valley as well as Lake Tahoe, Yerington, Smith Valley and Coleville. Games will be played at Carson Valley Middle School in a season that extends from March until May.

Teams are being organized for third-fourth grade, fifth-sixth grade, seventh-eighth grade and high school. The cost is $80 for each division. Participants will be assigned to a team through a draft to be held March 10 and 12. Volunteer coaches are also needed.

Visit or contact the parks and recreation department at 782-9828 for information.