Warriors First Foundation holding motorcycle run
CROWN POINT | The Warriors First Foundation will hold its annual Charity Motorcycle Run and Benefit Concert Saturday. Registration for the event starts at 8 a.m. at the American Legion Post 20 in Crown Point, 1401 S. Main St. At 9 a.m. riders will begin to hit the road making stops at the St. John VFW, the Porter VFW, the Valparaiso VFW and then back to Post 20 for the benefit starting at noon.
There will be two live bands, a DJ, a corn hole tournament, a silent auction and 50/50 raffle. Cost is $25 per rider, $20 per passenger and $10 for extra card. At each stop, participants will be given one dart to throw at a board that will have numbers 1-25 randomly in squares. The person will the highest sum at the end of the run wins.
For details, call (219) 879-5100 or go to www.vanair.com.
Lady Playmakers to hold 12U softball tryouts
HAMMOND | The Lady Playmakers 12U travel softball team is holding tryouts 5 p.m. today and Thursday, and noon Sunday 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.
Silverhawk Fastpitch holding 14U softball tryouts
CEDAR LAKE | Silverhawks Fastpitch is holding 14U travel tryouts from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Cedar Lake Softball Complex -- take U.S. 41 south to 133rd Street and turn left, make right at Osburn and turn left at second stop sign. Players should arrive 15 early to complete paper work. To email for paper work forms to compete beforehand, go to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Saturday 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 email@example.com.
Dyer Fire holding 12U and 14U softball tryouts
DYER | The Dyer Fire 12U and 14U travel softball teams are holding tryouts at 6 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Sunday at Northgate Park, Field 1. For a personal tryout, contact Jeff at (219) 805-3185 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Indiana Elite holding 10U, 14U and 16U softball tryouts
ST. JOHN | Indiana Elite is holding 10U, 14U and 16U softball tryouts at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday outdoors at Lake Central High School. For details, call (219) 545-2241 or visit www.train-elite.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.
Midwest Training holding safari-themed kid's night out
DYER | Midwest Training and Ice is holding a safari-theme kid's night out for ages 4 and over, 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Cost for the supervised open gym, games, craft, activities and dinner is $30 for the first child and $25 for each additional child.
For details, call (219) 588-8811 or go to www.midwesttrainingandice.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.
WJOB to broadcast Cal Ripken World Series games
HAMMOND | WJOB AM 1230 will be broadcasting the Cal Ripken Major/60 World Series on its radio airwaves. Audio will also be streamed on www.WJOB1230.com, and on the WJOB app for iPhones and iPads.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Saturday. 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. Saturday 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.
Merrillville football team holding golf outing
CROWN POINT | The Merrillville High School football team will hold its inaugural outing Saturday at Summertree Golf Course. The outing is open to anyone. The event will begin at 8 a.m. Lunch will be a 1 p.m. Cost is $60. To register, contact Zach Sliwa at (219) 510-5830 or email@example.com.
Dyer Fire holding 12U and 16U travel softball tryouts
DYER | The Dyer Fire are holding 12U and 14U travel softball tryouts at Northgate Park Field One -- the park is located one block south of Main Street on Calumet Avenue. The times are at 6 p.m. Friday, and 11 a.m. Sunday. For at personal tryouts, contact Jeff Elbaor at (219) 805-3185 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. 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 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.
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/.
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.
Ron Kittle to hold Retro Jersey Motorcycle Ride
COUNTRYSIDE | Ron Kittle's Retro Jersey Motorcycle Ride will take place Saturday tarting 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.
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.