Indiana Chiefs holding long toss program and instruction
HAMMOND | The Indiana Chiefs of Hammond will be offering a long toss program with baseball instruction at Riverside Park in Hammond. The program will be offered three days a week -- from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and from 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays. The Tuesday and Thursday sessions will focus strictly on the long toss program. On Sundays, in addition to the long toss program, there will also be an instruction covering pitching, position play, hitting, bunting and base running.
The program is for ages 10-18 will run from Sept. 3 through Oct. 13. Online registration at hammondchiefs.com will run from Aug. 15-31. Cost is $75 for Hammond residents and $100 for non-residents. For details, call (219) 852-9461.
Hessville Little League holding board elections
HAMMOND | The Hessville Little League will be holding its annual Board of Directors election from 7 to 8 p.m. Sept. 9 in the press box at the Caldwell Youth Sports Complex. Parents or legal guardians of registered HLL players for the 2013 season are eligible to vote in the election.
Nomination for all board positions will be accepted beginning Aug. 23 and ending at 5 p.m. Sept. 6. To nominate an individual, call Jennifer Long at (219) 796-7237 and April Nelson at (219) 667-7016 by 5 p.m. Sept. 6. Absentee votes may be cast by 6 p.m. Sept. 8 by calling Long or Nelson.
Playmakers 12U softball team holding tryouts
GRIFFITH | The Playmakers 12U softball team will holding tryouts at 5:30 p.m. Thursday and at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Dave Griffin's Baseball and Softball School, 1200 W. Main St. For details, call Billy Pierce at (219) 381-7007.
Elite 18U travel baseball team seeks players
An elite 18U travel baseball team is accepting applicants for the 2014 season. The team will play locally and out of town. Players will have full access to baseball facilities for practice and games. For details, contact manager Bob Kelley at Bkelley685@comcast.net.
Brandon Pirri to appear at Bridges' Scoreboard Aug. 29
GRIFFITH | Chicago Blackhawks player Brandon Pirri will be signing autographs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 29 at Bridges' Scoreboard Restaurant and Sports Bar. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $25 or at the door for $30. Each general admission ticket includes two autographs. Inscriptions are $10 each. For details, call (219) 924-2206.
Basketball shooting lessons from HOF coach
MERRILLVILLE | Basketball shooting lessons giving by Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame coach Jim East are being scheduled for September at the Fieldhouse-Merrillville. The individual one-hour lessons are for boys and girls 4-12. For details, call (219) 662-8157 or (219) 308-5504.
NWI White Sox Fastball Softball has openings for teams
The NWI White Sox Fastpitch Softball Program still has a couple of openings for its 10U and 12U teams. For a tryout, or further details, call or text Rick Baker at (219) 613-1017 or (219) 427-4876.
Silverhawks Fastpitch 14U holding tryouts Wednesday
DYER | The Silverhawks Fastpitch 14U team will hold tryouts from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Northgate Park (Field 2). For details, contact Mark at (219) 808-7635 or email email@example.com.
Blackhawks Alumni and Friends hold softball classic
CHICAGO | The Chicago Blackhawks Alumni Association will hold its Blackhawks Alumni and Friends Charity Softball Classic at noon Sept. 9 at Saint Xavier University's Richard R. Ferrell Memorial Field, 3700 W. 103rd St. Members of the Alumni Association, which consists of former Blackhawks players, will take on members from the Chicago Police and Fire departments.
Admission is free. There will be special raffles for to benefit the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation. For details, go to www.widowsandchildren.org.
Motorcycle Riders Association to hold 'Porker' Run
MERRILLVILLE | The Motorcycle Riders Association will hold a "Porker" Run Sept. 7 at the VFW Post 1563, 6880 Hendricks St. Registration runs from 10 to 11:30 a.m. First bike out will be at 11 a.m., last bike in will be at 5 p.m. Cost is $20 for single rider and $25 for double. There will be a hog roast, door prizes and live band. Proceeds will go to help veterans and their families.
For details, call T.J. Mihal at (708) 724-8853.
Dance Moms of Miami holding workshops at OTSSA
CROWN POINT | Origins Dance Academy will be holding dance workshops Sept. 14 and 21 at On the Square Sports Academy. The workshops will feature Victor Smalley (Sept. 21) and Angel DeArmas (Sept. 14) of "Dance Moms of Miami. Workshops start at 9:30 a.m. for beginner/intermediate ages 7 and up, and at 11 a.m. for intermediate/advanced ages 10 and up.
For details, call (818) 642-1995, (219) 662-2632 or (219) 322-2470, or go to www.originsdance.com.
Golf outing scramble to benefit MS Society
VALPARAISO | A golf outing scramble to benefit the National MS Society will be held Friday at the Robbinhurst Golf Course. Cost is $70 per person, which includes cart, drink tickets, dinner and prizes. Shotgun start is at noon.
For details, call Tim McGee at (219) 617-1547.
Jayhawks 13U baseball team holding tryouts Sunday
DYER | The Jayhawks 13U baseball team is holding tryouts from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Dyer Little League complex. For details, call (708) 805-7023.
Indiana Elite holding 10U, 14U and 16U softball tryouts
ST. JOHN | Indiana Elite is holding 10U, 14U and 16U softball tryouts and 15U baseball tryouts at 2:30 p.m. Sunday outdoors at Lake Central High School. For details, call (219) 545-2241 or visit www.train-elite.com.
Fleet Feet Beginner Runner Program starting
Fleet Feet Sports in Schererville is offering its No Boundaries Beginner Runner Program starting Aug. 24 in Schererville and Aug. 27 in Chesterton. The 10-week training will culminate with the participation in the Fall Frolic 4-mile race at Purdue University Calumet. "Gear Up" information meeting at 1 p.m. today at both Fleet Feet Sports in Schererville, and Omni Health and Fitness in Chesterton.
Registration is open at www.fleetfeetschererville.com. For details, call (219) 864-1000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TC All Stars holding 12U and 15U baseball tryouts
SCHERERVILLE | Triple Crown All Stars, 2208 U.S. 41, is holding tryouts for its 12U and 15U baseball teams. Both teams are seeking position players; the 15U is particularly looking for quality pitching.
Tryouts will be Tuesday at 6 p.m. for 15U and 6:30 p.m. for 12U at Triple Crown All Stars. For details, call (219) 864-0711.
Omni to hold 'Anyone Can Do a 5K'
SCHERERVILLE | Omni Health and Fitness-Schererville will hold its Anyone Can Do a 5K, a 5K walk/run and one-mile walk, at 8 a.m. Sept. 21. For details, call (219) 865-6969 and ask for Amy (ext. 3030) or Betty (ext. 3020).
Dyer Fire holding 12U and 14U softball tryouts
DYER | The Dyer Fire 12U and 14U travel softball teams are holding tryouts at 11 a.m. Sunday at Northgate Park, Field 1. For a personal tryout, contact Jeff at (219) 805-3185 or email@example.com.
Fall coed volleyball league at OTSSA
CROWN POINT | Fall coed volleyball on Monday nights will be starting Sept. 9 at On the Square Sports Academy in Crown Point. To hold a spot, call (219) 808-5290 or go to www.otssa.com.
Friends of Michael Williams Golf Tournament
GLENWOOD | Friends of Michael Williams will hold its 12th annual golf tournament Sept. 21 at Glenwoodie Golf Club, 19301 State St. Registration begins at 11 a.m., doves fly at 1 p.m., dinner is at 6 p.m. Proceeds to benefit the Neuroblastoma Children's Cancer Society. For details, call (630) 832-1847 or go to www.neuroblastomacancer.org.
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 Sunday. To register, go to www.HSFBL.com.
Storm Travel Baseball holding 8U-11U tryouts
The Hobart Storm travel baseball program is holding tryouts for its 8U, 9U and 11U teams on Sunday and Aug. 25. For sites and times, call Luke Donsbach at (219) 313-2920.
Munster Swim Club holding sign-ups
MUNSTER | The Munster Swim Club will hold sign-ups from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11 and Sept. 12 at the Munster High School pool -- use Entrance I. New swimmers must be able to complete two continuous pool lengths. Participants should bring suit and goggles. Separate checks will be required for club dues and participation. A brief orientation will be provided to new families.
For details, contact head coach Matt Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.munsterseahorses.org.
Girls Chicago Elite Exposure Camp Sept. 28-29
MATTESON | Baylor Youth Basketball will host a Girls Chicago Elite Exposure Camp, Sept. 28-29 at Matteson Community Center, 20642 Matteson Ave. For details. visit www.baylorbasketball.org.
Lost Marsh Golf Course to hold club championships
HAMMOND | Lost Marsh Golf Course, 1001 129th St., will hold its second annual club championships Aug. 24 and 25. Men and women's divisions include Pro (0 hdcp., Black Tees), Championship (0-7 hdcp., Black Tees), A (8-14 hdcp., Silver Tees), B (15-21 hdcp., Green Tees) and C (22-36 hdcp., Yellow Tees). Entry fee is $40. For details, go to www.lostmarshgolf.com.
Stateline Hitmen holding 13U baseball tryouts
CRETE | The Stateline Hitmen 13U travel baseball team is holding tryouts at 1 p.m. Sunday at Heritage Park. For details, contact Paul at email@example.com.
Chicago Attitude women's softball team seeks players
The Chicago Attitude women's fastpitch softball team is seeking serious and experiences current or former college palyers to play in four weekend tournaments and round-robin play June through August of 2014. There will be no games during the week. For details, contact Robert Madrigal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Hammond Rotary/YMCA gold outing at Lost Marsh
HAMMOND | The annual Hammond Rotary/Hammond YMCA Golf Outing will be held Sept. 11 at the Lost Marsh Golf Course. Registration and continental breakfast will start at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start (scramble format) at 9 a.m. Buffet lunch with prizes to follow after golf. Cost is $110 or $400 for a foursome. Sponsorships are $500 (major), $250 (food) and $100 (hole). For details, call (219) 845-1507, ext. 229.
Adult indoor softball league forming at The Dome
CROWN POINT | Adult indoor softball leagues are forming at the Crown Point Family Fun Center Dome. Co-ed league starts Sept. 3; men's league starts Sept. 5. Cost is $500 per team. For details, call Dave at (219) 765-4966.
Catcher camp at Dave Griffin's Baseball School
GRIFFITH | Dave Griffin's Baseball School will hold a catcher camp for ages 11-18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. Professional player Chris Ciatti will be the instructor. For details, call (219) 922-1107 or email DGbaseball@comcast.net.
Indiana Warriors holding 12U baseball tryouts
CROWN POINT | The Indiana Warriors 12U baseball team is holding tryouts at 10 a.m. today at the Lakes of Four Seasons baseball fields. For details, call (219) 613-7675.
Hobart Baseball Club holding tryouts
HOBART | The Hobart Baseball Club is holding tryouts Sunday and Aug. 25 at Hobart High School. Times are 10 a.m. for ages 8, 9 and 10, and 11 a.m. for ages 11 and 12. For details, call (219) 840-8918.
3 on 3 basketball at Back to School Jamboree
GARY | Elementary, middle school and high school students are being sought to enter a 3 on 3 basketball tournament as part of the annual Back to School Jamboree to be held 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 7 in the Savannah Center at Indiana University Northwest, 3400 Broadway. Pre-event registration fee is $30 per team -- registration on site is $45.
To register, call (219) 887-2046.
Region Storm holding tryouts for 17U baseball team
The Region Storm is holding invitational-only tryouts for its 17U baseball team which went 26-8 this season with two college tournament championships. For consideration, contact Ken Haluska at (219) 313-4726 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Only serious and experienced travel players should inquire.
South Shore Steelheads holding baseball tryouts
HOBART | The South Shore Steelheads 14U travel baseball team will holding tryouts from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Hobart's City Ball Park. Players must be 14 or younger by April 1, 2014. For details, call Dave at (219) 545-1422.
Catholic Charities to hold annual golf outing
SCHERERVILLE | The Catholic Charities annual golf outing will be held Aug. 26 at Briar Ridge Country Club. Registration will begin at 8 a.m.; shotgun start is at 9 a.m. Cost per golfer is $150, which includes green fees, range balls, club handling, a golf cart, breakfast, lunch and prizes. Sponsorships are available, ranging from $150 to $10,000. Sponsorships for prize donations or monetary contributions are also available.
For details, contact Jackie at (219) 886-3549 or email@example.com.
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.
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.