May, Erman pace Run For Freedom 5K
HOMEWOOD | Josh May and Darla Erman were the respective overall men's and women's winners of the Run for Freedom 5K, held July 4 starting and ending at the Lions Club Park and Pool.
May's recorded a time of 15 minutes, 48 seconds, placing ahead top five men runners David Cooke (16:35), Greg Castady (16:40), Mike Brunette (17:46) and Chris Laflin (18:17). Erman's time of 22:40 was followed by top five women runners Ellen Hughes (22:50), Margaret Hockenberry (23:22), Priscilla Cordero (23:25) and Meghan Muldoon (23:38).
The race was the second of the H-F Summer 5K Circuit hosted by the H-F Racquet and Fitness Club.
Otis Wilson to appear at concussion awareness event
SOUTH HOLLAND | Chicago Bears Super Bowl champion Otis Wilson will be part of a panel of experts who will offer educational discussion at a free concussion awareness event, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the South Holland Community Center, 501 E. 170th St. For details, call (708) 331-2940.
High School Fall Baseball League taking registration
The High School Fall Baseball League has expanded to 14 locations across the Midwest. Each location plays a six-week regular season beginning Aug. 25 and running through Oct. 13. Cost is $225 per player. The deadline to register is Aug. 4. To register, go to www.HSFBL.com.
Coed track and field clinic at Bishop Noll
HAMMOND | Bishop Noll Institute will host a coed track and field clinic for students who have completed grades 4-8 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, and from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday. Registration is at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Cost is $10, but fee may be waived if fee is a hardship.
Parent registration is encouraged. Participants should use the Chicago Avenue doors on the fieldhouse's south side. For details, call (219) 932-9058.
Carlton Fisk to appear at Cancer Support Golf Outing
HOMEWOOD | The Cancer Support Center will host its annual golf outing in memory
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. Monday through Thursday 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Playmakers holding baseball tryouts
GRIFFITH | The Playmakers are holding tryouts for their baseball teams for the 2014 season. Tryouts for the 9-year-old team are 7 p.m. Aug. 7 and 11 a.m. Aug. 10 at Dave Griffin's; tryouts for the 11-year-old teams are noon July 27, 7 p.m. July 31 and noon Aug. 4 at Dave Griffin's for Brian Clark's team; and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 27 and from 1 to 3 p.m. July 28 at St. Mary's School in Griffith for Larry Babcock's team; tryouts for 12U through 16U teams will be Aug. 4 at Griffith High School -- from 5 to 7 p.m. for 12U, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for 13U, 1 to 3 p.m. for 14U, 3 to 5 p.m. for 15U, and from 9 to 11 a.m for 16U.
For details, call (219) 922-1107.
World Disc Golf Championships at Lemon Lake
CROWN POINT | The Professional Disc Golf Association will hold its World Championships Aug. 5-10 at Lemon Lake County and Hidden Lake. There is an admission fee for spectators at both parks. For details, go to www.pdga.com.
Jamal Mayers to appear at Bridges' Scoreboard
GRIFFITH | Jamal Mayers of the Chicago Blackhawks 2013 Stanley Cup champions will be appearing at Bridges' Scoreboard Restaurant and Sports Bar from 7 to 8:30 p.m. July 29. General admission tickets are $30 each in advance and $40 at the door. Admission price includes one autograph on any item. For special "Stanley Cup" tickets, cost is $50 which includes two autographs on any two items.
Photos with Jamal Mayers are not guaranteed. There will be photos of Jamal Mayers skating with the cup for sale. Doors open at 4 p.m. For details, call (219) 924-2206.
World's Largest Golf Outing on Aug. 12
Eight Chicago-area courses managed by Billy Casper Golf will participate in the third annual "World's Largest Golf Outing" Aug. 12. The courses are River Oaks Golf Course (Calumet City), Chick Evans Golf Course (Morton Grove), George W. Dunne Naitonal Golf Course (Oak Forest), Highland Woods Golf Course (Hoffman Estates), Indiana Boundary Golf Course (Chicago), Orchard Valley Golf Course (Aurora), Water's Edge Golf Club (Worth) and Whisper Creek Golf Club (Huntley).
Golfer check-in at 11:30 pa.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Entry fees vary by location and include a $5 donation to the Wounded Warrior Project. To register, go to www.worldslargestgolfouting.com
Silverhawks Fastpitch 14U softball team holding tryouts
CEDAR LAKE | The Silverhawks Fastpitch 14U softball team will hold tryouts from 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 3, 4, 10 and 11, and at 6 p.m. Aug. 7 at 10709 W. 134th Place. For details, email email@example.com.
Running Up the Scoreboard 5K on Aug. 6
GRIFFITH | Bridges's Scoreboard Restaurant and Sports Bar will be hosting its third annual "Running Up the Scoreboard" 5K, Aug. 6. The race will start at 6:30 p.m. in front of Bridges' Scoreboard, 121 N. Griffith Blvd. Registration is from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Race day registration is $25. Pre-race registration is $20 and may be done on www.thtiming.com or by stopping in at Bridges'.
Proceeds will benefit the Griffith Pantherettes dance team.
Crown Point Swim Club to hold kids triathlon
CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Swim Club will hold a sprint kids triathlon for ages 6 and over Sept. 28 at Crown Point High School. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.crownpointswimclub.org.
Illiana Blackbirds looking for host families
The Illiana Blackbirds junior hockey team is looking for host families for the 2013-2014 season. Those interested should call Jacqueline Owerko at (312) 301-8200 or email@example.com.
Ross Township Adult Softball League holding registration
MERRILLVILLE | The Ross Township Adults Softball League is taking registrations for the upcoming 2013 fall season. The Men's League will play on Tuesday and Thursday nights. The Co-ed League will play on Wednesday nights. Cost is $600. For details, call (219) 769-2111 or online rosstownship.org.
Pro U basketball camps at The Fieldhouse
MERRILLVILLE | Pro U will hold summer basketball camps at The Fieldhouse-Merrillville for boys and girls in grades 3-12. The Ball Handling Camp will be from 10 a.m. to noon Monday through Wednesday; the Strictly Shooting Camp will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and from 1 to 3 p.m. July 29-31; and the FUNdamentals Camps will from 10 a.m. to noon July 29-31.
Registration is $50 for each session, $45 per session is campers attend two sessions in one week, and $30 for each additional family members. A team special of $400 is available per session -- 10 player maximum.
For details, call (219) 738-2424 or visit www.thefieldhouse-merrillville.com.
Hunting education safety courses at Cedar Creek
CEDAR LAKE | The Department of Natural Resources will hold hunter's education safety courses Aug. 16 and 17, and Sept. 13 and 14 at Cedar Creek Family Golf Center, W. 109th Ave. Times are from 6 to 9 p.m. on the Fridays, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Saturdays.
For details, contact the DNR at (219) 879-5710 or go to www.in.gov/dnr/.
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.
Marvin Rea Basketball Camp a Bowman Academy
GARY | The Marvin Rea Basketball Camp will be held at Bowman Academy, 3401 W. 5th Ave., Monday through Thursdayand 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.
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 this weekend. They will consist of a metric century (62 miles) today and a full century (100 miles) on Sunday 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.
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.
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 coach 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.
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, Monday through Wednesday 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. For details, call (219) 781-9522 or email 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.
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.