Illinois sport briefs: Chicago Heights Small Fry holding golf outing

2013-06-28T22:00:00Z Illinois sport briefs: Chicago Heights Small Fry holding golf outing
June 28, 2013 10:00 pm

Emery to appear at Bridges' Scoreboard Wednesday

GRIFFITH | Ray Emery, goalie for the Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup champions, will appear at Bridges's Scoreboard Restaurant and Sports Bar, 121 N. Griffith Blvd., from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets are on sale on. VIP tickets are $75 each and includes being call up first to meet Emery, two autographs, a guaranteed seat if arrived by 6 p.m., an 8-by-10 photo of Emery holding the Cup to get signed, and a guaranteed photo with Emery. General admission tickets are $50, which includes two autographs from Emery.

For details, call (219) 924-2206.


Run for Freedom Thurdsay H-F Club

HOMEWOOD | The Homewood-Flossmoor Racquet and Fitness Club, will hold its annual "Run for Freedom" at 8 a.m. Thursday, starting and ending at the Lions Club Park and Pool, 1041 Ridge Road. Registration starts at 7 a.m.

Pre-registration ends noon Tuesday at the club, 2920 W. 183rd St. Pre-registration fees aare $22 for H-F residents and $25 for non-residents. Race day fee is $30.

The race is the second H-F 2013 Summer 5K Circuit. For details, call (708) 799-1323 or go to


Homewood Small Fry to hold basketball camp

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Homewood Area Small Fry Basketball will offer a grade school summer skills camp from noon to 2 p.m. July 15-18 at Marian Catholic High School. Cost is $60, which includes instruction and a T-shirt. The camp is not restricted to athletes meeting Small Fry age and height requirements. Pre-registration is encouraged by contacting George Friel at (708) 473-8576 or


Ron Kittle to hold Retro Jersey Motorcycle Ride

COUNTRYSIDE | Ron Kittle's Retrot Jersey Motorcycle Ride will take place Aug. 17 starting and ending at the Illinois Harley Davidson, 9950 Joliet Road. Registration is at 9 a.m.; first bike out is at 11 a.m.; last bike in is at 4 p.m. Registration is $55 per person on site and $50 before Aug. 10; VIP registration is $155 per person and $135 before Aug. 10. All registrants receive continental breakfast, ride T-shirt, sponsor giveaways, after ride party access, food and drink ticket, 100-mile ride map and free entry for one-week vacation. VIP registrants will receive '83 replica Kittle jersey, VIP group photo, a special gift and will ride with Kittle's group.

Proceeds will benefit Indiana Sports Charities, which Kittle founded in 1989. To pre-register for the ride, go to


Midwest Training new location taking registrations

CROWN POINT | Midwest Training has added a Crown Point location at 1204 Erie Court. Open registration is underway for gymnastics, tumbling and dance classes. For details, call (219) 662-8844.


Homewood to hold cycling events on July 7

HOMEWOOD | The Village of Homewood will hold "Bike the Dixie" and the "Downtown Homewood Classic" July 7.

Bike the Dixie, a free event which will run from 8 to 11 a.m., is a non-competitive five-mile loop through the neighborhoods. The Homewood Classic, which will run from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., is a competitive race drawing professional and amateur cyclists from around the midwest.

For details, go to


E'Twaun Moore, Mel Dumezich to appear at Bridges'

GRIFFITH | Former E.C. Central and Purdue basketball star and current Orlando Magic guard E'Twaun Moore will be at Bridges' Scoreboard Restaurant and Sports Bar from 8 to 9 p.m. today. There is no admission charge and autographs are free. There will be photos for sale.

* Former Whiting and Texas A&M All-American and current Chicago Bandits professional softball player Mel Dumezich will be at Bridges' signing autographs from 7 to 9 p.m. July 8. There is no admission charge and the autographs are free. There will be photos for sale.

For details, call (219) 924-2206.


Baseball team seeks adult players for World Series

The Region Red Sox are looking for players for the MSBL/MABL 35+ World Series to be held Oct. 28-Nov. 2.  in Arizona. The team's sponsor is covering the team fees, lodging and uniforms. Games will be played on MLB spring training fields. Those interested should contact Mike at or


Women's rowing club seeks rowers for Chicago Sprints

Athletes are sought to form a women's rowing club to compete in the Chicago Sprints in July. No experience necessary, but rowers must know how to swim and be able to sustain high intensity cardio workouts. Early morning practices are on Wolf Lake in Hammond. For details, call Joan Crist at (219) 932-2706.


Trek Bicycle Store to hold Tire Fry bike rides

SCHERERVILLE | Trek Bicycle Store of Schererville will be putting on a pair of "Trek Tire Fry" bike rides in July. They will consist of a metric century (62 miles) on July 13 and a full century (100 miles) on July 14that will utilize roads in Northwest Indiana and Northeast Illinois. The rides will have support vehicles on course as well as food and support stops along the routes. An after-ride party including food, water, music and beer will be included.

Registration is $50 per event or $85 for both events. For details, go to




Pro badminton action at Whiting Community Center

WHITING | The Indiana Racquets will take on the Seattle Smash in National Badminton League action 2 p.m. Friday at Whiting Community Center, 1938 Clark St. The dual will feature two-time Olympian and five-time Czech champion Petr Koukal, three-time Dutch champion Eric Pang, and 2011 U.S. National champion Ilian Perez. Admission is free.

The NBL Pro-Am will take place a 10 a.m. Friday at the center. It is limited to eight amateurs, who will play a round-robin doubles tournament with a blind-drawn pro. Entry fee is $100.

On Monday through Wednesday, Pang will hold a three-day badminton camp for juniors and adults. It will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. for ages 9-13, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. for ages 14-18, and from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for adults. Cost is $75 per person.

To further details about the team match, and/or to register for the pro-am or camp, go to


Chicago Heights Small Fry holding golf outing

CRETE | The Chicago Heights Small Fry Golf Outing will be held Aug. 11 at Lincoln Oaks Golf Course, 395 E. Richton Road. There will be a 1 p.m shotgun start. Cost is $85, which includes lunch, range, golf, cart, dinner and two drinks. There will also be sponsorship opportunities ranging from $100 to $1,000. For details, contact Tom Estock at (708) 653-2080 or


CMPD offering Sports of All Sorts

CALUMET CITY | The Calumet Memorial Park District is offering Sports of All Sorts, a program that introduces kids ages 3-5 to a variety of sports and games while teaching teamwork and sportsmanship. The program will be held on Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., July 11 through Aug. 15. Cost is $20. Registration is being taken at the Memorial Park Recreation Office, 612 Wentworth. For details, call (708) or email Anthony Comer-Hill at


Lansing Old Timers holding baseball tournament

LANSING | The Lansing Old Timers will host a baseball tournament for ages 8U, 9U and 11U from July 18 to July 23 at the Lansing Old Timers Complex, 16500 Chicago Ave. In-house all-star teams and part-time travel teams (less than 25 games together) are eligible -- no metro or full-time travel teams. Team fees are $350 through June 30, and $425 after.

The format will consist of three-game pool play plus championship. Basic Little League rules for Pee Wee, Minors and Major levels will be employed. Teams may have a maximum of 15 players. Birth certificates and proof of insurance required.

For details, contact Brian Modjeski at (708) 418-0908 or, or Rob James at (708) 895-7357 or


Flag football league at C.P. Sportsplex

CROWN POINT | A men's 8-on-8 flag football league starts June 30 at the Crown Point Sportsplex. Fee is $500 for Crown Point-resident roster and $625 for non-resident roster. For details, call Dave at (219) 765-4966.





United Girls Softball, Inc. holding all-star tournaments

The United Girls Softball, Inc. is holding all-star tournaments July 19-21 for "C" division teams in the following divisions: 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U and 16U. For details, call (219) 322-1217.


 Jim East giving basketball shooting lessons

MERRILLVILLE | Former Merrillville boys basketball coach and Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame member Jim East is giving one-hour individual basketball shooting lessons for boys and girls in grades 4-12 during June and July. Openings are available from 9 a.m. to noon and from 3 to 5:30 p.m. For cost and registration, call (219) 662-8157 or (219) 308-5504.


 Seton Academy seeks basketball and cheerleading coaches

SOUTH HOLLAND | Seton Academy is seeking the fill the positions of head boys varsity basketball coach of head cheerleading coach for the 2013-2014 school year. Both candidates must have a valid Illinois teaching certificate or have ASEP/NFHS coaches certificate. Both candidates must also acquire all Archdiocese of Chicago training.

Those interested should send letter of interest and resume to or fax to (708) 333-0542.


Diamond Kings holding baseball skills camp

ST. JOHN | Diamond Kings is holding a MLB Summer Skills Baseball Camp for ages 6-14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Heartland Park. Professional and collegiate baseball players and coaches will instruct hitting, pitching, fielding and game situations, as well as run skill competitions for prizes. Each player will receive a camp T-shirt. Lunch will be provided both days. Cost is $85 per player. Registration deadline is June 23.

To register, call (219) 558-2273 or go to


Andrean seeks men's basketball coach

Andrean High School is seeking a boys varsity basketball coahc for the upcoming school year. All interested should submit a resume with at least three references to athletic director Bill Mueller by email at, or by mail to Andrean High School, c/o Bill Mueller, 5959 Broadway, Merrillville, Ind. 46410.


Midwest Training and Ice holding free hockey classes

DYER | Midwest Training and Ice Center, 10600 White Oak Ave., is holding "Try Hockey for Free" one-day trials for ages 18 and under on Fridays at 4 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. Skate rental is included. For details, call (219) 558-8811.


Summer lessons offered at new swim school

SCHERERVILLE | Registration for swim lesson is underway for the new Aqua-Tots Swim School, to open in July at 655 East U.S. 30 next to Trek Bicycle Store. The year-round facility will feature a 58-by-22-foot heated indoor pool. For details, call (219) 232-5032.


Hoosier Shootout basketball exposure tournament

INDIANAPOLIS | The Hoosier Shootout Boys Basketball Tournament for grades 8-12 will take place July 10-14 in Indianapolis. Interested teams should sign up at




Illiana Misfits holding rugby tryouts at Riverside

HAMMOND | The Illiana Misfits Division 3 rugby club is holding tryouts for its seven-man team every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. at Riverside Park. The club welcomes experienced and inexperienced players. Football, soccer and wrestling experience are beneficial.

For details, contact Tom Sourlis at (219) 923-6490 or


Diamond Elite holding volleyball leagues and camps

The Diamond Elite Volleyball Academy is offering summer leagues and instruction for girls entering grades 3-8 and with all levels of experience. For details, call (219) 613-3301 or go to



Purdue Calumet holding Game Day Basketball Camp

HAMMOND | Purdue University Calumet will hold a Game Day Experience Basketball Camp for boys in grades 1-6, on July 15-17 at the PUC Fitness and Recreational Building, 2200 169th St., Hammond. Cost is $60.

For details, contact PUC men's basketball coach Dan Voudrie at (219) 989-2290 or



 Crete Phoenix 12U softball team seeks players

The Crete Phoenix 12U girls team -- a part-time travel team is looking to add two pitchers to its roster. Those interested should call Bill Wheeler at (708) 825-3784 to arrange a private tryout.


Jason Hawkins Basketball Camp at Bishop Noll

HAMMOND | Former Valparaiso University player and current IUN Northwest head men's basketball coach Jason Hawkins will hold a basketball camp for boys and girls ages 5-14 from 9 a.m. to noon July 29-Aug. 1 at Bishop Noll Institute. Cost is $75, or $60 if registered before June 1. For details, call (219) 781-9522 or email


IU Northwest to host Redhawks Basketball Camp

GARY | Indiana University Northwest and the Office of Athletics will host their fourth-annual Redhawks' Summer Basketball Camp for boys and girls ages 6-13. The camp will run from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. July 15-18 at the IU Northwest Savannah Center Gymnasium. Registration is $50, and $45 for each additional child from the same family.

The camp will be led by Redhawks men's coach Ryan Shelton, the winningest coach in IU Northwest history. For details, call (219) 981-4279 or (219) 980-6944, or email


Mayor's Cup 3v3 Soccer Tournament July 13-14

HAMMOND | The sixth-annual Hammond Mayor's Cup 3v3 Soccer Tournament takes place July 13-14. Team fee on or before the early registration deadline Sunday is $75; fee after and through the regular registration deadline of June 30 is $100. Teams may register online at

For details, call (219) 718-1582 or go to


Hammond Optimist Youth Sports hosting World Series

HAMMOND | Hammond Optimist Youth Sports is hosting the 2013 Cal Ripken 12U World Series, Aug. 9-16 at the HOYS Complex located at Columbia Avenue and River Drive. The HOYS Bulldogs as well as the Northern Indiana champions will be two of the 10 teams participating in the series. Those interested in sponsoring and/or volunteering for the event should contact Tim Bell at (219) 484-0568 or Doyle Godbolt at (219) 512-4543, or email

For further details, go to


Dave Griffin's Baseball School Summer Camps

GRIFFITH | Dave Griffin's Baseball Summer Camps for boys and girls ages 7-13 will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 8-11. Camp will cover hitting, fielding, pitching and base running. Participants should dress comfortably, wear tennis shoes and shorts, and bring their own lunch. Cost is $140. To register, call (219) 922-1107 or email


Bowling association to hold scholarship golf outing

HIGHLAND | The Greater Calumet Area USBC will host its seventh-annual golf outing July 27 at Wicker Memorial Park. Entry is $80 per person. Golfers who pay in full by Wednesday will receive a $5 discount. Reservation deadline is July 17. Proceeds will go toward the association's annual scholarship for graduating high school senior boys and girls.

Nominations for scholarships will be taken until June 15. Minimum requirements are a 3.0 grade-point average (B average) throughout high school and USBC Youth membership. To download an application, go to and click on the Youth Scholarship page

For details, call Joe Puchek at (219) 789-1755 or Ed Wleklinski at (219) 810-7398.


Lansing Redbirds hosting baseball tournament

LANSING | The 2013 Lansing Redbirds travel baseball program is hosting a tournament for 15U travel teams at the Lansing Old Timers Sports Complex, 16700 Chicago Ave. It will be held from July 11-14 -- cost is $425 with a three-game guarantee.

The tournaments are open to all travel teams except for those classified or registered as "elite." For details, call (708) 474-9647.


Darrel Chaney to appear at InnerMission dinner

Morton graduate and former major league baseball player Darrel Chaney will appear at the InnerMission Inc. benefit dinner 6 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Area Career Center, 5727 Sohl Ave., Hammond.

Earlier that day, InnerMission will hold its third-annual golf classic at 8 a.m. at Wicker Park Memorial Park Golf Course in Highland.

Cost for the dinner is $30; cost for golf is $65; cost for both is $75.

For details, call Scott Wells at (219) 712-5736 or email













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