NWI Region Bowl-A-Thon June 13 at Stardust II
MERRILLVILLE | The Junior Achievement NWI Region Bowl-A-Thon will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. June 13 at Stardust Bowl II. Teams will consist of five bowlers. Cost is $15 per bowler, which includes two games, shoes and food. Each bowler is asked to raise at least $50.
For details, contact Katie Hobgood at (219) 399-8789 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hammond Soccer holding fall registration
HAMMOND | Hammond Soccer will hold registration for the fall season at the Hessville Youth Soccer Complex, 167th Street and New Hampshire, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. June 3, June 5, June 10, June 12 and June 17; and from 9:30 a.m. to noon June 21. The league is for boys and girls ages 7-14 -- must be 7 by Aug. 1, 2014.
Registration fee is $75 plus at $25 uniform fee (jersey, shorts and socks). Checks should be made payable to "Hammond Soccer Club." All fees are due at registration, where new players need to provide a copy of birth certificate, and all players need to provide two small pictures for ID cards.
For details, contact Tom Payonk at (219) 845-7947 or email@example.com, Armando Garza at (219) 765-2604, or go to www.hammondsoccer.org.
Jim East giving bask
Millennium Soccer Association holding sign-ups, tryouts
MERRILLVILLE | Millennium Soccer Association is holding sign-ups and tryouts at St. Elijah Church, 8700 Taft St. Sign-ups for the MSA Youth Academy/In-House Program for U6-U10 boys and girls will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 3 and June 5, and from 5 to 6:30 p.m. June 11 and June 12.
Tryouts for U11 and U12 boys and girls will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. June 9, 11 and 12; sign-ups for U13 and U14 boys and girls will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 9, 11 and 12; tryouts for U15 and U16 boys and girls will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m.; and tryouts for U17 and U18 boys and girls will be from 5 to 6 p.m. June 10 and 17.
For details, contact Vangel Nacovski at (219) 577-5509 or go to www.millenniumsoccer.org.
Crown Point Lacrosse hosting summer youth camp
CROWN POINT | Crown Point Lacrosse will host a youth lacrosse camp June 23-26 at the Crown Point Sportsplex, 1313 E. North St., for boys and girls in grades 2-8. Cost is $60 for residents and $75 for non-residents. Rental equipment is available. Pre-registration is required. Camp information and registration form are available at www.freeteams.net/cplax. For details, call (219) 779-9632.
Diamond Kings holding MLB Summer Skills Baseball Camp
SCHERERVILLE | The Diamond Kings MLB Summer Skills Baseball Camp for ages 6-14 will be held at the Schererville League Baseball Fields, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 1-2. Former professional and collegiate players and coaches from the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago Cubs and Windy City Thunderbolts will instruct hitting, pitching, fielding and game situations, and run skill competitions for prizes. Each player will receive an MLB skills cmap t-shirt. Lunch will be provided both days.
Cost is $95 per player. Team discounts available. Deadline to sign up is June 25. To register, go to www.TrainDK.com, or call (219) 558-2273.etball shooting lessons
MERRILLVILLE | Basketball shooting lessons are now being scheduled for the month of June at the Fieldhouse-Merrillville. Jim East, a member of the Indiana
Basketball Hall of Fame, and the longtime varsity boys basketball coach at Merrillville High School is the instructor. The times and dates of the lessons will be scheduled for the convenience of the student. All lessons are 1-1 and are one hour in length. Boys and girls in grades 3-12 will be accepted.
Call (219) 662-8157 or (219) 308-5504 for more information.
Texas Hold' em Poker fundraiser today
ST. JOHN | A Texas Hold 'em Poker fundraiser for St. John Girls Softball will be held today at the V.F.W. Post 717, 10400 W. 93rd St. Doors ope at 5:30 p.m.; playing starts at 7 p.m. For details, call Joe Johnson at (219) 629-3174 or go to www.stjohnsoftball.com.
Region Storm 17U baseball team seeks players
The Region Storm 17U baseball team is looking for a shortstop or outfielder for this coming summer season. Serious and experienced travel players should contact Ken Haluska at (219) 313-4726 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pro U basketball camps at The Fieldhouse
MERRILLVILLE | Pro U will hold its June basketball camps for boys and girls in grades 3-12 at The Fieldhouse-Merrillville, 899 East 99th Court. On June 9-11, the FUNdamentals Camp will run from 10 a.m. to noon, and the Strictly Shooting Camp will run from 1 to 3 p.m. On June 23-25, the Guard and Big Man Camp will run from 10 a.m. to noon, and the Strictly Shooting Camp will run from 1 to 3 p.m.
Registration is $50 for each session or $45 per session if campers attend two sessions in one week. Cost for each addition family member is $30.
For details, call (219) 738-2424 or go to www.thefieldhouse-merrillville.com.
Schererville Heat 12U softball team seeks two players
The Schererville Heat 12U travel softball team is looking for two position players. For more information, contact Al August at (219) 689-3608 or email@example.com, or Jeff Almaraz at (219) 688-9295.
AAU state track meet June 14-15 at Andrean
MERRILLVILLE | The Hammond Track Club of Northwest Indiana will host at two-day AAU District Qualifier (State) Track and Field Championship Meet, June 14-15 at Andrean High School. Competition for ages groups 8-and-under through 12 will be on 14th; competition for age groups 13 through 18 will be on the 15th.
The top 16 athletes in each running event, the top five athletes in the field events, and the top four relays advance to the Area 13 National Qualifier Track and Field Championships held June 26-29 at Auburn High School in Rockford.
For details, contact Joe Mis at (219) 931-6587 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To register, go to www.coacho.com.
Indiana Elite travel baseball seeks managers, coaches
The Indiana Elite travel baseball program is looking for interested managers and coaches for multiple ages for 2015 season. For details, call Jeff Myszak at (219) 545-2241.
Joyriders 14-week bicycle training program
SCHERERVILLE | The Trek Bicycle Store of Schererville, 651 U.S. 30, is starting a new Joyriders 14-week training program for people looking to get reacquainted with their bike, or intermediate bike riders who are interested to improve health and lifestyle. Training will be for 25- and 62-mile rides.
Information meetings are at 11 a.m. today and at 6 p.m. June 5 at the Trek Bicycle Store in Schererville. The program begins June 11. Cost is $85. For detalis, contact Paul Jellema at (219) 322-2453 or email@example.com.
Lansing Old Timers holding baseball tournament
LANSING | The Lansing Old Timers Baseball Tournament will take place July 17-22 at the Lansing Old Timers Sports Complex, 16500 Chicago Ave. The tourney is for 8U, 9U and 11U in-house all-star teams or part-time travel teams with 25 games or less. Cost is $400 per team -- $450 if not paid by June 30. Three games are guaranteed if eight teams entered in division.
For details, contact Brian Modjeski at (708) 418-0908 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Illiana Blackbirds holding summer skate sessions
The Illiana Blackbirds junior hockey team is holding summer skate sessions from men ages 16-20 at Midwest Training and Ice Center, 10600 N. White Oak Ave., Dyer, and at McFetridge Sports Center, 3843 N. California Ave., Chicago).
The skate sessions at Midwest will be on Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. from June 3 through Aug. 19. The skate sessions at McFetridge will be on Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. from June 5 through Aug. 21. Cost for attending sessions at each site is $200; cost for attending sessions at both sites is $350,
For details, contact Jacqueline Owerko at (312) 301-8200 or email@example.com, or go to www.illianablackbirds.com.
IU Northwest holding summer basketball camp
GARY | Indiana University Northwest and the Office of Athletics will host its fifth annual 2014 RedHawks' Summer Basketball Camp for boys and girls ages 6-18, from July 14-17 at the IU Northwest Savannah Center Gymnasium, 3400 Broadway. Times ares from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. for ages 6-12, and from 1 to 4 p.m. for ages 13-18.
Cost is $60, and $50 for each additional child. For details, call (219) 980-6793 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
College softball coaches holding camp in Munster
MUNSTER | College softball coaches from the midwest will be at Community Park on June 12 to coach and evaluate local players. Girls will graduation years of 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 are all eligible to participate. For details, call or text Rick Baker at (219) 613-1017 or www.nwisoxfastpitch.com.
River Forest looking for volleyball head coach
HOBART | River Forest High School is looking for a head coach for girls varsity volleyball. Those interested should call Dennis Leonard at (219) 962-7551, ext. 3006.
Andrean holding softball summer camp
MERRILLVILLE | Andrean High School softball head coach Brooke Baker-Runyon has announced dates for the Andrean Softball Summer Camp, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 17.
For details or to obtain at registration form, call or text Baker-Runyon at (219) 427-4876.
South Suburban holding championship basketball camp
SOUTH HOLLAND | The South Suburban College Basketball CAmps begin June 16. The Championship Basketball Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 16-19 -- cost is $105. The Championships Skills Basketball Camp runs from 1 to 4 p.m. June 23-26 -- cost is $60. For those who enroll in both camps, the cost is $140. The camps are for boys and girls ages 7-17.
For details, call John Pigatti at (708) 596-2000, ext. 2524.
Crown Point Lacrosse hosting summer youth camp
CROWN POINT | Crown Point Lacrosse will host a youth lacrosse camp June 23-26 at the Crown Point Sportsplex, 1313 E. North St. Boys and girls grades 2-8. Cost is $60 for residents and $75 for non-residents. Rental equipment is available. Pre-registration is required. Camp information and registration forms are available at www.freeteams.net/cplax.
For details, call (219) 779-9632.
Indoor ice skating at Midwest Training and Ice
DYER | Midwest Training and Ice Center, 10600 White Oak Ave., is offering open skate from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. weekdays, and from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sundays; and cosmic skate -- lights turned down with disco ball and music -- from 10 to 11:30 p.m. Saturdays.
Midwest also holds preschool open gyms for ages 5 and under from 9:45 to 11 a.m. Fridays.
For details, call (219) 558-8811.
Purdue University Calumet hosting summer camps
HAMMOND | Purdue University Calumet will be hosting summer camps for basketball, soccer and volleyball on campus this June and July. Details and brochures for the camps can be downloaded at www.purduecalsports.com/fanzone/camps/.
For details, contact the PUC athletic office at (219) 989-2540 or email@example.com.
Powers-Purdue Calumet Golf Invitational on June 23
SCHERERVILLE | Purdue University Calumet will host the 34th annual Powers-Purdue Calumet Golf Invitational, June 23 at Briar Ridge Country Club. Cost for the event, which will benefit athletic and student scholarship funds, is $250 per golfer or $1,000 per foursome.
Sponsorships are available, ranging from $200 to $5,000. For details, call Janet Hero at (219) 989-2540.
Three-on-three basketball tourney in Hammond
HAMMOND | The "Who Got Game?" annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament, sponsored by Hammond councilman Anthony Higgs, will take place June 21 at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park located amid Highland and Tapper avenues. Free ages divisions are 10-12, 13-15 and 16-18. Cost to enter the 19-and-over age division is $100 per four-man team.
All participants will receive a T-shirt. Trophies will be awarded to first- and second-place teams. Cash prize will be awarded to 19-and-over champions. Registration deadline is June 8.
For details, call Higgs at (219) 937-1709, Paul Buck at (219) 688-6321 or Charles Comer at (219) 902-0649.
Jim East offering basketball shooting lessons
MERRILLVILLE | Basketball shooting lessons are now being scheduled for May. Jim East, former boys varsity coach at Merrillville High School and member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, is the instructor. The one-on-one, one-hour lessons are for boys and girls in grades 4-12. For details, call (219) 662-8157 or (219) 308-5504.
Summer camps at Dave Griffin's Baseball School
GRIFFITH | Dave Griffin's Baseball School will hold two summer camps fro ages 7-13 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 23-26 and July 14-17. Alex Triantafillo and members of the Purdue University Calumet baseball team will help provide instruction at the camp. Cost is $125 per person per camp.
For details, call (219) 922-1107 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calumet Junior Striders holding spring track tryouts
The Calumet Junior Striders Running Club is taking sign-ups for its spring track and field program. Practices are held twice a week in Lake and Porter counties. The program will help participants prepare for competition in the Hershey's Track and Field program, as well as AAU and USATF meets and national competitions.
For details, visit www.calstrider.org.
Merrillville Challenger Baseball looking for players
Merrillville Challenger Baseball is looking for special needs players -- boys and girls ages 6 and over. Those interested should call Ralph at (219) 663-7167, Tom At (219) 663-8294 or Jim at (219) 736-5253.
Four Winds Invitational 5K run/walk on June 15
SOUTH BEND | The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and its Four Winds casinos have announced the inaugural 5K Run and Fitness Walk, June 15 at the Blackthorn Golf Club, kicking off a week of festivities leading up to the 2014 Four Winds Invitational, a pro women's golf tournament.
The run and walk will start at 8 a.m. and 8:05 a.m., respectively, at the back entrance to the club located at 3575 Moreau Ct. Registration is being taken through June 8. Cost is $25 for the run and $20 for the walk. Late registration is $30 and $25. Participants may register at runsignup.com/Race/IN/SouthBend/FourWindsInvitational5K.
For details, contact race director Tim Firestone at email@example.com.
River Forest looking for varsity volleyball coach
HOBART | River Forest High School is looking for a varsity volleyball head coach. Those interested should call Dennis Leonard at (219) 962-7551, ext. 3006.
Midwest Irish 18U baseball team seeks pitcher, outfielder
The Midwest Irish 18U baseball team is looking for a pitcher and outfielder. For details, contact coach Shane Brogan at (708) 738-5609 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ind. Angels 12U softball team seeks pitcher and catcher
The Indiana Angels 12U softball team is looking for a pitcher and a catcher to complete its roster. For a confidential tryout, call Al Zabrecky at (219) 781-1727.
Volleyball leagues at On the Square Sports Academy
CROWN POINT | On the Square Sports Academy is taking registration for its coed volleyball leagues. Its Monday night competitive league starts June 2; its Tuesday night recreational league starts June 3. Deposit required to guarantee a spot. For details, call (219) 808-5290 or www.otssa.com.
Baseball skills evaluation at Andrean High School
MERRILLVILLE | U.S. Baseball Academy will hold "My Pro Day", a comprehensive baseball skills evaluation for players ages 6-18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 17 at Andrean High School, 5959 Broadway. For details, go to www.MyProDay.com.
Softball team seeks 16U pitcher
A 16U softball team is looking for a pitcher. The team will play in 8-10 A/B ASA/NSA tournaments in June through August. For a private tryout, call Martin at (219) 588-2017.
Registration open for mud volleyball tournament
HOBART | Registration is now open for the Hobart Jaycees Mud Volleyball Tournament, scheduled for Aug. 2-3 at the Hobart Rugby Field, 112 E. Old Ridge Road. Cost to register coed teams -- two women must be playing at all times -- is $200. For details, go to hobartjaycees.com or email email@example.com.
Lansing Redbirds seek 18U baseball players
The Lansing 18U Redbirds Baseball Club is looking for players to complete its 2014 summer roster. The Redbirds will play local travel teams as well as competing in area tournaments. Those interested should call (708) 828-1663.
Crete Phoenix 12U softball team seeks players
The Crete Phoenix 12U softball team is looking to add a starting pitcher and a position player. To arrange a confidential tryout, call general manager Bill Wheeler at (708) 825-3784.
'Best of the Best' AAU girls basketball tourney July 9
HIGHLAND | Future Hoopers of America and former Washington and UIC basketball star Dejeanette Flournoy will host the "Best of the Best" elite girls basketball showcase tournament, July 9 at the Lincoln Center. The event plans to attract 40 of the top girls AAU teams from across the nation as well as many collegiate coaches.
The event is seeking sponsors. Those interested should contact Flournoy at (773) 744-0985 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elite 15U baseball team seeking players
An Elite 15U travel baseball team is looking for a few players. For team and tryout information, call Matt Hopkins at (219) 713-7992.
Lady Playmakers 12U softball team seeks two players
The Lady Playmakers 12U girls softball team is looking for two dedicated players -- in particular catcher/infielder. The team plays a full travel schedule. For a tryout, contact Billy Pierce at (219) 381-7007.
Former all-state catcher joins Diamond Kings staff
ST. JOHN | Former Crown Point all-star catcher and Butler University standout Nick Hladek is available to hitting and catching lessons at Diamond Kings. For details, call (219) 558-2273 or go to www.TrainDK.com.
Morris Elite Baseball accepting applications for coaches
Morris Elite Baseball is accepting applications for experienced coaches to add to its growing baseball organization. For details, contact Bobby Morris at (219) 677-2183 or email email@example.com.
Hard Court Classic girls tourney at Bloom Township
CHICAGO | Bloom Township High School will host the "Hard Court Classic", a girls high school basketball tournament, on June 20-21. Cost is $200 per team. There will be a four-game guarantee. Teams may play three games on that Friday, and one game the following Saturday, or two games each day. Games starts at 9 a.m. each day. There will be a JV division if enough teams are interested.
For details, contact Ron Newquist at (708) 259-8067 or firstname.lastname@example.org.