PORTER COUNTY SPORTS BRIEFS: Crusader Fund Coaches Classic Friday

2014-06-16T17:00:00Z 2014-06-18T23:52:04Z PORTER COUNTY SPORTS BRIEFS: Crusader Fund Coaches Classic Friday nwitimes.com
June 16, 2014 5:00 pm

Crusader Fund Coaches Classic Friday

VALPARAISO | The inaugural Crusader Fund Coaches Classic golf event will take place Friday at The Course at Aberdeen. A dinner at Strongbow Inn follows. Cost is $150 for golf and dinner, $75 for just dinner. Golf registration will begin at 10:30 a.m. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. For details, call (219) 464-5142.

VU women's basketball to hold summer camps

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso University women's basketball program will host a two-day Elite Camp from 2 p.m. Thursday to noon Friday. The camp is intended for high school players. Cost is $100. A Team Shootout will run June 27. The tourney guarantees three games. The cost is $350 per team. For details, call (219) 464-5396.

Portage Y offers youth soccer clinic, league

PORTAGE | The Portage Township YMCA will offer a youth soccer clinic (Friday through July 3) and league (July 7 through Aug. 23) at Real Life Community Church. For details, call (219) 762-9622.

Flag football league starts Friday

PORTAGE | The Portage Township YMCA will offer a coed flag football league, running from 5:30 to 8:40 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 22 at Real Life Community Church. For details, call (219) 762-9622.

Adult sand volleyball league sign-ups underway

PORTAGE | Sign-ups for the Portage Parks Department's adult sand volleyball league run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays through June 27 at the Woodland Park office. The league will run July 7 through Aug. 22 at Imagination Glen. Cost is $200 per team. Registration deadline is June 30. For details, email agough101210@gmail.com, or go to www.inportageparks.com.

Legends basketball tryouts July 8

LIBERTY TWP. | The Legends, a basketball team for boys entering sixth grade, will have tryouts from 2 to 3 p.m. July 8 at The Courts of NWI. For details, call Anthony Medina at (219) 487-8985.

Applications available for soccer league director

PORTAGE | The Portage Parks Department is taking applications for its soccer league director. For details, call Ralph Mundt at (219) 841-5156, or go to www.inportageparks,com.

Open basketball, dodgeball and volleyball available

PORTAGE | The Portage Township YMCA offers open basketball, dodgeball and volleyball. Men's basketball is at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, dodgeball (ages 10 and older) at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and volleyball (ages 14 and older) at 7 p.m. Thursdays. It's free to Y members, $5 for those who enter with a Y member and $10 for others. For details, call (219) 762-9622.

Summer session sign-ups available at HGCA

VALPARAISO | Horizon Gymnastics and Cheer Academy is taking sign-ups for its summer session of classes. Classes, for for children aged 18 months to 18 years old, will run Monday through Aug. 16 Open gym runs from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and a session for preschool children runs from 10:45 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays. For details, call (219) 477-6542, or go to www.horizongymnasticscenter.com.

Fall adult softball sign-ups underway

PORTAGE | Registration for the Portage Parks Department Fall Adult Softball League will through Aug. 8. The cost is $350 per team with a $100 deposit required to receive a roster. The season will run Aug. 17 through Oct. 2. For details, go to www.inportageparks.com.

VU men's basketball to hold summer camps

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso University men's basketball team will hold three summer camps for children. The Valpo Mini Camp will run from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through June 26. The camp is open to children aged 5 to 7. Cost is $115. The Valpo Basketball School will run from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through June 26. The camp is open to players aged 8 to 14. Cost is $165. The Valpo Basketball Academy will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 28 to Aug. 1. It is open to players aged 8 to 14. Cost is $295. For details, call (219) 464-5254, or go to www.valpobasketballcamps.com.

Sign-ups available for Valpo gymnastics classes

VALPARAISO | Openings are available for gymnastics classes at Valparaiso High School. Children aged 5 and older are eligible for classes, which run from 8:30 to 9:55 a.m. and from 10:30 to 11:55 a.m. Monday through June 26. For details, call (219) 4640-8018.

Brickie Youth Team Tennis starts July 1

HOBART | Brickie Youth Team Tennis will run from July 1 to Aug. 7 at the Hobart High School tennis facility, 2211 E. 10th St. Level I (players aged 4 to 6) will run from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; Level II (7 to 11) will run from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost is $55 for one night a week, $95 for two nights a week. Cost includes team uniform, one-year USTA membership and subscription to Bounce or SMASH magazine. For details, call (219) 808-2002, or go to davistennis1@aol.com.

Prep volleyball officiating class starts July 7

HOBART | The Lake County Athletic Officials Association will offer "Hatch" class for those interested in becoming a prep volleyball official July 7 to 15 at Diggz Volleyball Center, 4590 W. 61st Ave. The class is free. For details, contact Steve Kline at (219) 730-1663 or vbhoss21@sbcglobal.net.

Triple Crown baseball clinic in July

VALPARAISO | Triple Crown Valparaiso will host a baseball clinic for children aged 12 to 14 from 4 to 6 p.m. July 8, 10, 15 and 17. Cost is $75. For details, call (219) 462-3927.

Portage Jr. Miss Softball tourney July 11-13

PORTAGE | Portage Jr. Miss Softball will run an all-star invite tournament July 11 to 13. Divisions are 8-, 10-, 12- and 14-and-under. Cost is $300 by June 1, $350 until July 1. For details, go to www.eteamz.com/portagejuniormiss, or contact PJM tournament director Wendy Schnarr at b7148@hotmail.com or (219) 331-1161.

Golf outing to benefit Andrean Scholarship Fund

MERRILLVILLE | A golf outing to benefit the Andrean Scholarship Fund will be held July 14 at Innsbrook Country Club. The guest speaker will be former 59ers football coach Ted Karras, who led Andrean to a 1997 state championship. For details about registration or underwriting the event, contact Debbie Lubash at (219) 981-5075 or dlubash@andreanhs.com, or Dave Pishkur at dpishkur@andreanhs.com.

VU volleyball offers summer youth camps

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso women's volleyball program will offer two summer youth camps. The first camp will run from July 8 to 11. It's open to children in grades three to 12. The cost is $420 for overnight campers, $340 for commuters. The second event is a soccer/volleyball camp. Valpo's volleyball and men's soccer programs will instruct the participants. It will run Aug. 4 to 6 and is for children in grades kindergarten to eight. Cost is $100 for both segments, $75 for one segment. For details, go to www.valpovolleyballcamp.com.

Chicago Fire Summer Camp runs July 14-18

OGDEN DUNES | The Chicago Fire Summer Camps will take place July 14 to 18 at the Ogden Dunes Soccer Club. Children aged 3 to 5 will meet from 4 to 5 p.m. each day. The cost is $60. Children aged 6 to 16 will meet from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $130. For details, call (708) 496-6774; email lhannant@chicago-fire.com, or go to www.yessoccer.net.

Portage Y offers youth volleyball clinic

PORTAGE | The Portage Township YMCA will hold a youth volleyball clinic for grades six through 12 from July 21 to 24. Grades six through eight will meet from 5 to 6:30 p.m., while grades nine through 12 will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sign-ups will end July 14. For details, call (219) 762-9622.

Mud volleyball tourney Aug. 2-3

HOBART | Hobart's Rugby Field, 112 E. Old Ridge Road, will be the site for the Hobart Jaycees' sixth annual mud volleyball tournament on Aug. 2 and 3. Cost is $200 per team. All proceeds go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Riley Children's Hospital's Camp About Face and the Jaycees' Christmas for Kids Shopping Spree. For details, email Community@HobartJaycees.com.

Homeward Bound 5K walk Sept. 27

MICHIGAN CITY | The 10th annual Homeward Bound 5K walk will take place at 10 a.m. Sept. 27 in Washington Park. Registration is free. For details, call Ed Merrion at (219) 879-1312, or go to www.facebook.com/HWBLPC.

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