Punt, Pass and Kick competition at Memorial Park
CALUMET CITY | The Calumet Memorial Park District will host is local Punt, Pass and Kick competition for ages 6-15 at 10 a.m. today at Memorial Park, 612 Wentworth Ave. The NFL-sponsored event is free. For details, contact Anthony Comer-Hill at (708) 862-6440 or visit www.MyCMPD.com.
Illinois Outlaws holding softball tryouts
SOUTH HOLLAND | The Illinois Outlaws are holding softball tryouts for the 2014. Times, dates and sites are as follows:
From 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 6 tryouts will be held for 14U, 16U and 18U at Thornwood High School, 17101 South Park Ave.; from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 7 tryouts will be held for 14U, 16U and 18U at Thornwood and Crete Elementary School; from 9 to 10 a.m. Aug. 10 tryouts will be held for 14U at Boone Grove High School, and from 1 to 3 p.m. Thornwood; from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 10 tryouts will be held for 16U and 18U at Thornwood; from 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 11 tryouts will be held for 14U at Thornwood; from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 11 tryouts will be held for 16U and 18U at Thornwood; from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 14 tryouts will be held for 14U, 16U and 18U at Thornwood; from 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 17 tryouts will be held for 14U at Thornwood; from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 17 tryouts will be held for 16U and 18U at Thornwood.
For details, or to schedule a private tryouts, contact Gary Lagesse at (708) 638-9618 or Glagesse@aol.com.
Orland Park Sparks holding softball tryouts
ORLAND PARK | The Orland Parks Sparks softball program will be holding tryouts for the 2014 season at Centennial Park.
Tryouts for 10U are from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 7 and 8, and from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Aug. 10; tryouts for 12U are from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 6, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 7 and Aug. 9, and from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 10; tryouts for 14U are from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 5, from 8 to 10 .m. Aug. 7, from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 9 and from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 10; tryouts for 16U are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 5 and 6; tryout fro 18U are 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 5 and 6, and from noon to 2 p.m. Aug. 10 if needed.
For details, call Joe Tholl at (708) 567-1801, Bob Landis at (847) 985-2575, or go to www.orlandparksparks.com.
Fox Valley Royals holding travel baseball tryouts
ELGIN | The Fox Valley Royals travel baseball program will be holding tryouts for the 2014 season at Westminster Christian School.
Tryouts for ages 9-15 will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 10, 17 and 24; from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 7, 14, 21 and 28; and from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 31.
Tryouts for ages 15-18 will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 11, 18 and 25; from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 7, 14, 21 and 28; and from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 31.
A $15 tryout fee per player is required in person. Players should pre-register for tryouts at the Fox Valley Royals website at www.foxvalleyroyals.com.
Illinois Fire 98's holding softball tryouts
LANSING | The Illinois Fire 98's softball team is holding tryouts at the Fire Field, 17640 William St. at 6 p.m. today and Friday. Players should arrive 15 minutes early. For details, or to arrange a private tryout, contact Bill Harrison at (708) 921-5024 or BillHarrison22@aol.com.
Highland Soccer Club holding Soccer Palooza
HIGHLAND | The Highland Soccer Club will hold its annual Soccer Palooza form special needs kids ages 4-19 from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at Meadows Park, 9400 Southmoor Ave. The free event is open to kids from all areas, not Highland residents. All participants will receive a T-shirt and a trophy. A certificate for lunch will be provided by Culver's of Highland for all participants.
To register, or to become a corporate sponsor, contact Pat Krull at (219) 924-5121 or email@example.com, or Mike Wagner at (219) 781-3205 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NWI All Star Game and home run derby at SteelYard
GARY | The NWI National Adult Baseball Association will hold its annual home run derby and all-star game Saturday at the U.S. SteelYard. All league members are eligible to participate int he derby which starts at 1 p.m. Cost is $10 to enter.
The all star game is at 4 p.m. Admission is free. No outside food or drink will be allowed in the park. Concession stands will be open.
Illiana Blackbirds holding junior hockey tryouts
ST. JOHN | The Illiana Blackbirds junior hockey team is holding tryouts for ages 16-20 from 12:50 to 5:40 p.m. Aug. 24 and Aug. 25 at Midwest Training and Ice Center. The tryout fee is $60. To reserve a spot, contact Jacqueline Owerko at (312) 301-8200 or email@example.com.
Lady Playmakers to hold 12U softball tryouts
HAMMOND | The Lady Playmakers 12U travel softball team is holding tryouts at 5 p.m. Wednesday and 2 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Caldwell Sports Complex, located at 173rd and Parrish Avenues. For details, or to schedule a personal tryout, call Billy Pierce at (219) 381-7007.
Triple Crown All Stars holding baseball tryouts
HIGHLAND | The Triple All Stars are holding tryouts for their travel baseball organization Saturday at Kane Field in Homestead Park. Tryouts for 9U and 10U will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m.; for 11U will be from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m.; for 12U will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; for 13U will be from 12:45 to 2:15 p.m.; for 14 will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m.; and for 15U will be from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m.
In case of rain, tryouts will be at Triple Crown All Stars in Schererville. Players should who up 20 minutes early to register. The program is also looking for coaches. For details, call (219) 864-0711.
Midwest Training holding Kids Night Out
ST. JOHN | Midwest Train and Ice Center, 10600 White Oak Ave., will be hosting Kids Night Out from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 17. Cost is $30, and $25 for each additional child. Supervised open gym, bounce house, games, craft and dinner are included. For details, call (219) 558-8811 or go to www.midwesttrainingandice.com.
Triple Crown Xplosion holding 12U softball tryouts
SCHERERVILLE | Triple Crown All Stars in Schererville will be holding tryouts for their 12U softball team from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Campagna Academy, 7403 Cline Ave. -- the softball field is located on the south end of the property in back. Players will a 2001 birthdate or later are eligible.
For details, or to schedule a private tryout, call Dave Smith at (219) 765-1484.
NWI White Sox softball program holding tryouts
MERRILLVILLE | The NWI White Sox Softball program will be having tryouts for the 2014 season at the Andrean High School softball complex. Tryouts for 10U will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 10; tryouts for 12U will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today and from noon Aug. 10; tryouts for 14 are from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7 and from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 10; tryouts for 16U are from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8 and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 11; tryouts for 18U are from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9 and form 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 11.
For details, contact Rick Baker at (219) 613-1017.
Morris Elite Baseball holding baseball tryouts
MUNSTER | Morris Elite Baseball will be holding tryouts for its teams Aug. 10 and 11 at Munster High School's baseball field. Tryouts for the 9, 10 and 11U teams for next year are from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 10; tryouts for the 12, 13 and 14U teams for next year are from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 11. For details, call (219) 677-2183 or visit www.morriselitebaseball.com.
Carlton Fisk to appear at Cancer Support Golf Outing
HOMEWOOD | The Cancer Support Center will host its annual golf outing in memory of Steve Fallick, Sept. 13 at the Flossmoor Country Club. Baseball Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk will be present from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participants will compete against Fish on the par 3, seventh hole.
Individual tickets for golf and dinner are $325. Cost for foursomes start at $1,300. For details, call (708) 798-9171 or visit www.cancersupportcenter.org.
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 a.m. and 11 a.m. Aug. 10 and 11, and at 6 p.m. Aug. 7 at 10709 W. 134th Place. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com or fax to (708) 333-0542.
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.
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.