Illinois sport briefs: Harvey Boxing Club holding summer camp

2013-06-14T22:00:00Z Illinois sport briefs: Harvey Boxing Club holding summer camp
June 14, 2013 10:00 pm

Pierre Thomas Football Skills Day at T.F. South

LANSING | The Pierre Thomas Footbal Skills Day will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at T.F. South. Registration forms are on the T.F. South web sidts. The camps is for students entering grades 4-8. Lansing and Lynwood residents have first priority. No registration will be taken on the day of the skills event. For details, call (708) 805-8262.


E'Twaun Moore to appear at Bridges' Scoreboard

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 to9 p.m. June 29. There is no admission charge and autographs are free. There will be photos for sale. For details, call (219) 924-2206.


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 Districk 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


Harvey Boxing Club holding summer camp

HARVEY | The Restoration Ministries' Harvey Boxing Club, 15331 Broadway, is taking registration for its Summer Boxing Camp for boys and girls ages 8-18. The camp will be held on Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. from June 17 to Aug. 2. The cost is $30 for the camp and $53 for a USA Boxing license.

For details, call Greg Robinson at (708) 333-8353.


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


South Suburban College holding basketball camps

SOUTH HOLLAND | The South Suburban College Championship Basketball Camps for boys and girls ages 7-17 are scheduled for this month. The Championship Shooting Camp runs from 1 to 4 p.m. June 17-20; cost is $60. The Championship Skills Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 24-27; cost is $100. Cost for both camps is $130.

For details, call John Pigatti at (708) 596-2000, ext. 2524.


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


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



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.


Pro U basketball camps at The Fieldhouse

MERRILLVILLE | Pro U Basketball Camps will take place at The Fieldhouse, 899 East 99th Court. The camps, which are for boys and girls in grades 3-12, include Strictly Shooting Camps from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, and June 24-26; FUNdamentals Camps from 10 a.m. to noon Monday through Wednesday; and Guard and Big Man Camp from 10 a.m. to noon June 24-26.

Cost is $50 per camp, $45 per camp if enrolled in two the same week, and $30 for each additional family member. For details, call (219) 738-2424 or go to



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


Dylan Axelrod to appear at Bridges' Scoreboard

GRIFFITH | Chicago White Sox pitcher Dylan Axelrod will be appearing at Bridges' Scoreboard from 7 to 8:30 p.m. June 24. He will be signing autographs and taking photos with fans. Admission is free. There will be photos and baseballs for sale. Those who purchase those items may get them signed for free. For those who bring their own items, autograph cost is $15 for one item and $25 for two.

For details, call (219) 924-2206.


Summer coed volleyball league at OTSSA

CROWN POINT | A summer coed volleyball league to be played on Monday nights will start June 17 at On the Square Sports Academy. Only two spots are left. Deposit needed to hold a spot. For details, go to


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



First Tee of Hammond offering youth golf instruction

HAMMOND | The First Tee of Hammond will be offering youth golf instruction for ages 5-14 at the Hammond Family YMCA, 7322 Southeastern Ave., on Fridays from 12:30 to 2 p.m., June 21 through Aug. 2. Participants will play at The First Tee of Hammond course at the end of the season. Cost for the program is $40 for YMCA members and $60 for non-members. Registration runs through June 14.

For details, contact Dave Clayton at (219) 845-1507, ext. 235 or


Kid's Night Out Saturday at Midwest

DYER | Midwest Training and Ice Center, 10600 White Oak Ave., will be hosting a Kid's Night Out with the theme "Take me out to the ball game" from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. The night will consist of a supervised open gym, bounce house, games, ball-park dinner and Father's Day craft gift. Admission is $30 for the first child, and $25 for additional children.

For details, call (219) 558-8811.


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.


Gymnastics and cheerleading camps at Midwest

CROWN POINT | Midwest Training Gymnastics and Cheer, 1204 Erie Court, is offering a Summer Cheerleading Camps on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:15 to 11:45 a.m. starting June 18. Cost per week is $30 for students and $50 for non-students.

Midwest is also holding Preschool Gymnastics Camps for ages 5 and under on Mondays and Wednesday from 9:15 to 11:45 a.m. starting June 17. Cost per week is $30 for students and $50 for non-students.

For details, contact (219) 662-8844.





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



Marian Catholic Wrestling Camp June 17-21

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Marian Catholic will hold a wrestling camp for grades 5-8, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday in the high school's East Gymnasium wrestling room. No experience needed. Cost is $75 per session. For details, contact coach Dan Jordan at


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. 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


Andrean to hold baseball camp June 24-27

MERRILLVILLE | Andrean head baseball coach Dave Piskur along with his staff and players will hold a baseball camp June 24-27 at the high school's baseball field. Times are from 9 to 11 a.m. for boys ages 8-12, and form 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for boys ages 13-15. Cost is $75. For details, call (219) 887-5281, ext. 241.


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




Calumet College holding summer sport camps

WHITING | The Crimson Wave Summer Camps hosted by Calumet College include basketball for boys and girls in grades 1-8 from 9 a.m. to noon June 17-20, volleyball for boys and girls in grades 5-8 from 5 to 8 p.m. July 15-18, and dance for boys and girls ages 13 and up from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 10. For details, call (219) 473-4214 (baseball), (219) 473-4323, or go to



Bulldogs Baseball and Basketball Camps coming to SSC

SOUTH HOLLAND | The South Suburban College baseball and basketball programs are accepting registrations for their summer camps.

The Bulldog Basketball Camp will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday at Bulldog Stadium. The camp is designed for kids ages 6-14, and will be directed by SSC head coach Steve Ruzich and current players. Cost is $75. Each camper should have gym shoes, spikes, sweat clothes and bring their own equipment. For details, contact Ruzich at (708) 596-2000, ext. 2413, or email

There will be two SSC basketball camps: a Championship Basketball Camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 24-27, and a Championships Shooting Camp from 1 to 4 p.m. June 17-20. Both camps are for ages 7-17 and will be directed by SSC head men's basketball coach John Pigatti. Cost is $100 for the basketball camp and $60 for the shooting camp. For details, contact Pigatti at (708) 596-2000, ext 2524, or email


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


IUPUI Soccer Camp at Munster High School

MUNSTER | IUPUI will hold a soccer camp for high school-aged girls from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Munster High School soccer field. The camp will be led by IUPUI's women's soccer coaches. Cost is $100. Registration deadline is May 31. For details, contact Chris Johnson at (317) 274-1447 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.


Purdue University Calumet holding summer camps

HAMMOND | Purdue University Calumet men's basketball coach Dan Voudrie will hold a Day Camp for boys in grades 3-8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 17-20. Cost for the Little Dribblers Camp is $40; cost for the Day Camp is $65. For details, contact Voudrie at (219) 989-2290 or

PUC women's basketball coach Tom Megyesi will hold a Fundamental Camp for girls in grades 3-8 from 9 a.m. to noon July 8-11. Cost is $40. For details, contact Megyesi at (219) 989-2309 or

PUC women's volleyball coach Natalie Shadowen will hold a Volleyball Camp for boys and girls in grades 6-8 from 9 a.m. to noon June 24-27. Cost is $40. For details, contact Shadowen at (219) 989-2540 or


Pioneer Open at Harborside Golf Center

CHICAGO | St. Francis de Sales High School will hold the Pioneer Open, June 17 at Harborside International Golf Center. Registration opens at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at 11:45 a.m. and a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. A reception and dinner will conclude the event at approximately 5:30 p.m. in the Pier 37 Club House. Foursomes are priced at $1,000 ($250/person). Cost for dinner only is $100. Sponsorship opportunities are available starting at $500. Proceeds to benefit the SFDS students.

For details, contact Rodney Lopez at (773) 731-7272, ext. 229 or at


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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