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 email@example.com.
Crete Phoenix 12U girls softball team tryouts
CRETE | The Crete Phoenix 12U girls softball team is holding open tryougs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 21 at Crete Elementary School, 435 North St. All positions are available. Pitchers are a plus. Those trying out should bring a lunch and necessary equipment. For details, call Bill Wheeler at (708) 825-3784.
Ron Kittle to hold Retro Jersey Motorcycle Ride
COUNTRYSIDE | Ron Kittle's Retro 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 www.indianasportscharities.org.
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.
Boys and girls summer basketball league at The Fieldhouse
MERRILLVILLE | The Fieldhouse-Merrillville will hold a summer basketball league for boys and girls in grades 4-8. The league will start Tuesday. Girls in grades 4-8 and boys in grades 4-6 play on Tuesdays; boys in grades 7-8 play on Wednesdays. Cost is $475 per team or $110 per individual. To register, call (219) 738-2424 or go to www.thefieldhouse-merrillville.com.
Homewood to hold cycling events on Sunday
HOMEWOOD | The Village of Homewood will hold "Bike the Dixie" and the "Downtown Homewood Classic" Sunday.
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.
Marvin Rea Basketball Camp a Bowman Academy
GARY | The Marvin Rea Basketball Camp will be held at Bowman Academy, 3401 W. 5th Avenue, Monday through Thursday, July 15-18 and July 22-25. Times will be from 10 a.m. to noon for ages 6-12, and from noon to 2 p.m. for ages 13-17. Cost of the camp is $60 and players may register at the door.
Jim East giving basketball shooting lessons
MERRILLVILLE | Former Merrillville boys basketball coach and Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame member Jim East is giving basketball shooting lessons through July and August. For cost and registration, call (219) 662-8157 or (219) 308-5504.
High school girls golf clinic at Cedar Creek
CEDAR LAKE | A high school girls golf clinic will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. July 22-26 at Cedar Creek Family Golf Center, 10483 W. 109th Ave. The fee is $75 for five one-hour classes. Pre-registration with payment is required. For details, call (219) 365-2902.
Pro softball player Mel Dumezich to appear at Bridges'
GRIFFITH | Former Whiting and Texas A&M All-American and current Chicago Bandits professional softball player Mel Dumezich will be at Bridges' Scoreboard Restaurant and Sports Bar signing autographs from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 14 that 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 www.trekbikestore.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 email@example.com.
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 fee is $425.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or Rob James at (708) 895-7357 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to (708) 333-0542.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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. Monday through Thursday. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.