Homewood Small Fry to hold basketball camp
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Homewood Area Small Fry Basketball will offer a grade school cummer skills camp from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 8-12 at Marian Catholic High School. Cost is $80, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.homesweethomewood.com.
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. Saturday. 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 email@example.com or www.regionredsox.com.
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.
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. July 5 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. July 5 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 July 1-3, 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 www.playNBL.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Anthony@MyCMPD.com.
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 email@example.com, or Rob James at (708) 895-7357 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
E'Twaun Moore Basketball Camp at E.C. Central
EAST CHICAGO | The E'Twaun Moore Basketball Camp for boys and girls in grades 4-9 will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 28-29 at East Chicago Central High School, 1100 W. Columbus Drive. Cost is $40 for East Chicago residents (must show proof of residency -- i.e. school ID or report card); $60 for non-residents. Registration will be taken from 8:30 to 10 a.m. during the first day of camp.
For online registration, or for more information, go to www.etwaunmoorebasketballcamp.com.
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.
Grand Prix of Tennis in Northwest Indiana
MERRILLVILLE | The Northwest Indiana Grand Prix of Tennis will consist of five junior and adult tournaments throughout the summer and fall. Divisions include boys' 18, 16, 14, 12 singles; girls' 18, 16, 14, 12 singles; men's singles; men's 45 singles; women's singles; boys' doubles; girls doubles; men's doubles; women's doubles; and mixed doubles. Tourney dates the State Games of Indiana June 29-30 at Andrean High School, the Highland Open July 20-21 at Highland High School, the Northwest Indiana Summer Grand Prix Aug. 17-18 at a site to be determined, the Whiting Open Sept. 21-22 at Piatek Tennis Courts; and the Grand Prix Finals Oct. 12-13 at a site do be determined.
Each tourney, five points will be awarded for every match won (not including walkovers), 20 points for winning a final, 10 points for losing a final and five points for losing a semifinal. Top eight point winners in each division will qualify for the Grand Prix Finals.
Entry fee for each tourney is $10 per singles and doubles team, plus one unopened container of tennis balls. Containers will be sold on-site for $5 per can. Registration deadline is the Wednesday before each tourney. To register, go to www.tennis219.com.
Andrean holding annual summer softball camp
MERRILLVILLE | Andrean Softball will be holding its annual summer softball camp from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 25-26 at the high school's varsity softball field. Head coach Brooke Baker will be overseeing the camp along with 2013 MAC Conference freshman of the year Nichole Steinbach (Ball State), and 2013 Northern Athletic All-Conference Team member Kaitlin Baraja (Dominican), and members from the 2013 class 3A state champion softball team. For details, call (219) 427-4876 or (219) 613-1017.
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.
Asia's Dance Factory holding summer camp
GARY | Asia's Dance Factory summer camp for ages 7 to adult from June 24 though July 26 at the Hudson-Campbell Sports Center. the curriculum will focus on jazz, hip hop, leaps/turns and contemporary styles of dance. The camp will also feature experienced instructors and special guest instructors. To register, go to www.asiasdancefactory.com.
River Forest Athletic Department holding golf outing
HOBART | The River Forest Athletic Department will hold a golf outing at 8 a.m. June 22 at Indian Ridge CC. For details, call Dennis Leonard at (219) 962-7551, ext. 3006.
SS Steelheads need two 15U baseball players
The South Shore Steelheads 15U basketball team is looking for two players to complete its roster for the 2013 season. The Steelheads are an elite travel team that competes in tournaments throughout the midwest. Those interested should contact John Batistatos at (219) 384-6656 or email@example.com.
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.
NAYS holding summer basketball tournament
PLAINFIELD | North American Youth Sports still has openings for its regional youth basketball tournament, July 19-21 at Plainfield East High School. The tournament will feature 10 different boys and girls age brackets ranging from grades 5-6 through 11-12. Entry fee is $265 per team. There is a five-game guarantee. Entry deadline is June 28.
For details, call tournament director Missy Mitidiero at (708) 257-2110, the NAYS hotline at 1 (866) 352-5915, or visit www.northamericanyouthsports.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. July 1-2 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 www.TrainDK.com.
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 bmueller@Andreanhs.com, 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 www.hoosiershootout.com.
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 Tsourlis@comcast.net.
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 www.diamondelitevba.com.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 www.hammondmayorscup.org.
For details, call (219) 718-1582 or go to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 hoysports.baberuthonline.com.
For further details, go to www.12uworldserieshammond.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 www.greatercalumet.com 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 IM@thegateonline.net.