PORTER COUNTY SPORTS BRIEFS: Free to Breathe 5K walk June 1

2013-05-22T17:00:00Z PORTER COUNTY SPORTS BRIEFS: Free to Breathe 5K walk June 1 nwitimes.com
May 22, 2013 5:00 pm

Sixth annual Kent's Run Saturday

BOONE GROVE | The sixth annual Kent's Run 5K will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday at Boone Grove Middle School, 325 W. 500 S. Cost is $30 by Friday, $35 on race day. The race was founded to honor Kent Ribordy, a Boone Grove High School student who died from leukemia in 2007. In five years, Kent's Run has raised more than $150,000 for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. For details, email Kentsrun5k@agmail.com, or go to @KentsRun5K on both Twitter and Facebook.


Little Sluggers Baseball/Softball League at WMS

CHESTERTON | Walk-up registration for the Little Sluggers Baseball/Softball League for players aged 3 to 7 at 5:15 p.m. June 4 at Willowcreek Middle School. Practice dates are from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. June 4, 11, 18 and 25. Game dates are from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. June 8, 15, 22 and 29. Players need to have glove, tennis shoes/plastic spikes and a cold drink. Parent/guardian must stay on property while league is in session. Cost is $50. For details, contact Jeff Smith at (219) 805-6213 or jeffsmith532@yahoo.com.


Dylan Axelrod to appear at Bridges' Scoreboard

GRIFFITH | White Sox pitcher Dylan Axelrod will appear at Bridges' Scoreboard Restaurant and Sports Bar at 7 p.m. today. Tickets are $20 in advance, $30 at the door. Ticket price includes two autographs on any item. For details, call (219) 924-2206.


White Sox's NWI Fan Night Friday

CHICAGO | Friday will be Northwest Indiana Fan Night as the White Sox host Miami at 7:10 p.m. Ticket prices are $35, $16 and $14 in both the bleachers and upper boxes. For details, go to www.whitesox.com/nwisoxfans.


LOFS Soccer to hold registration for fall season

Fall registration for LOFS Soccer will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday and June 1 at the Lake of the Four Seasons's soccer fields. Online registration is available at www.seasonssoccerclub.org. The club's in-house league includes under-6, U8 and U11 coed divisions; the travel league includes U8, U10, U12 and U14 boys and girls divisions. For details, email info@seasonssoccerclub.org.


Free to Breathe 5K walk June 1

CHESTERTON | The Free to Breathe 5K walk will begin at 10 a.m. June 1 at Coffee Creek Watershed, 219 S. Calumet Road. For details, go to www.freetobreathe.org, or email tbergstrom.freetobreathe@gmail.com.


VHS wrestling room raffle July 1

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso High School wrestling room raffle fundraiser will take place at 9 a.m. July 1. The prize is a trip for four to Walt Disney World. Raffle tickets are $20. A portion of the proceeds goes to helping build a wrestling room at Valparaiso. For details, call (219) 916-4446, or email vikingwrestlingclub@comcast.net.


Millennium Vardar holding soccer tryouts

Millennium Vardar, a premier soccer club in Northwest Indiana, will hold open tryouts for boys and girls in under-8 and U18 divisions starting in June. For details, contact Vangel Nacovski at (219) 577-5509 or fodbal@aol.com


Indiana Elite Gymnastics holding summer camps

WHEELER | Indiana Elite Gymnastics, 679 W. Ind. 130, will hold a "Summer Fun" Camp for gymnasts aged 4 and older from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 18 to 21. Campers will learn gymnastics during a mix of theme days, crafts and daily activities. Cost is $88. IEG will also offer three back handspring clinics from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 22, July 13 and Aug. 10. Cost is $30. For details, call (219) 764-1019 or email IEG_ASA@aol.com.


IUPUI soccer camp at Munster High School

MUNSTER | IUPUI will hold a soccer camp for high school-aged girls from 4 to 6 p.m. June 17 to 21 at the Munster High School soccer field. The camp will be led by IUPUI's women's soccer coaches. Cost is $100. Registration deadline is May 31. For details, contact Chris Johnson at (317) 274-1447 or johnsojc@iupui.edu.


Leon's Triathlon slated for June 2

HAMMOND | Northwest Indiana will host the 30th anniversary of Leon’s Triathlon on June 2. Leon’s Triathlon is an Olympic distance race beginning and ending at Wolf Lake Park. It includes a .9-mile swim, 24.6-mile bike and a 6.2-mile run. Cost is $165. The triathlon will also offer team registration and relay registration. For details or to register, go to www.leonstriathlon.com.

Leon's Triathlon will be hosting a Demo Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 1 at Wolf Lake Park. The event will showcase a variety of active lifestyle sports and products in addition to triathlon gear. There will also be training, gear and nutrition seminars by professional athletes, entertainment and food. Interested vendors should email leonstriathlon@aol.com.


June evaluations for NWI United Futbol Club

PORTAGE | Evaluations for the Northwest Indiana United Futbol Club will take place June 5, 11-13 at Imagination Glen West, 2275 McCool Road. A mandatory commitment meeting will run from noon to 2 p.m. June 15 at Woodland Park. Pre-register at www.nwiunitedfc.org. For details, go to the website, or email director of coaching Mis' Mrak at doc@nwiunitedfc.org.


OE Nelson's Port-A-Pit fundraiser June 7

VALPARAISO | Opportunity Enterprises will hold a Nelson's Port-a-Pit Chicken fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 7 at their offices, 2801 Evans Ave., and at Walgreen's, on U.S. 30. For details, email allison.thomas@oppent.org.


Golf 101 class at Robbinhurst on June 7

VALPARAISO | Robbinhurst Golf Club will host a free Golf 101 class from 6 to 7 p.m. June 7. For details, call (219) 762-9711.


Beginners lacrosse camp starts June 9

VALPARAISO | A lacrosse camp for beginners will be conducted at 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Sundays from June 9 through Aug. 18 at West Side Park. Valpo resident cost is $50 for children aged 8 to 17 and $60 for adults, while non-resident costs are $60 for children aged 8 to 17 and $70 for adults. For details, contact Roger Perlstein (rogercperlstein@aol.com, (518) 810-5217) or the Valpo Parks Department (www.valpoparks.org, (219) 462-5144, dlukes@valpo.us).


Soccer camp at West Side Park June 10-14

VALPARAISO | An annual youth soccer camp for children aged 7 to 18 will be conducted June 10 to 14 at West Side Park. Sessions will run from 9 a.m. to noon and 5 to 8 p.m. For details, call camp director Danny Jeftich at (219) 242-3770.


Valpo University offers summer basketball camps

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso University's men's and women's basketball teams will host youth camps this summer.

The women's team will run a four-day camp from 9 a.m. to noon June 10 through 13 for girls entering grades three through eight. The cost is $90. An overnight elite camp for incoming high school students will run June 18 and 19. The cost is $100. A two-day team shootout camp will run June 20 and 21 for high school and junior varsity squads. The cost is $350 for one day, $500 for two days.

The men's team will run a mini-camp for children aged 5 to 7 from 9 a.m. to noon June 24 to 27. The cost is $115. The Valpo Basketball School will run from 9 a.m. to noon June 24 through 27 and is for players aged 8 to 14. The cost is $165. The Valpo Basketball Academy is for players aged 8 to 14 and will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 29 through Aug. 2. The cost is $295.

For details on the boys camps, call Sherry Williams at (219) 464-5254, or go to www.valpobasketballcamps.com. For details on girls camps, contact Kari Nelson at (219) 464-5146 or Kari.Nelson2@valpo.edu.


Valparaiso University offers summer tennis camps

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso University tennis camps will begin June 10 and run Monday through Thursday for five weeks at the Valpo Tennis Complex. Junior sessions (children aged 5 to 18) run during the day and adult sessions take place in the evening. Beginner and adult groups are $40 per week, intermediate and advanced groups are $80 per week. For details, call  (219) 621-2934, or email Tracy.Woodson1@valpo.edu.


Robbie Hummel camp June 11-14

MERRILLVILLE | The Robbie Hummel Basketball Camp will run June 11 to 14 at The Fieldhouse. Grades one to five will meet from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and grades six to eight from noon to 2 p.m. Cost is $100. The camp will provide individual instruction on shooting, ball handling, passing, defense and team concepts. Register at www.thefieldhouse-merrillville.com. Go to www.nwi.com/hummel for a chance to win a free registration.


Valpo Jr. Triathlon June 15

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Jr. Triathlon will take place at 9 a.m. June 15 at Valparaiso High School. Children aged 6 to 14 are eligible. The event features a 75-yard swim, 5K bike ride and 1K run for athletes aged 6 to 10 and a 150-yard swim, 10K bike ride and 3K run for athletes aged 11 to 14. Cost is $30 by Wednesday, $40 after June 7. For details, email Leslie McCall at Lwevans@hotmail.com, or go to www.thtiming.com or www.valparaisoswimclub.com.


VU women to host summer soccer camps

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso women's soccer program will host youth camps June 17 through 19 at Brown Field. The VIP High School Camp is for girls aged 14 to 18. The cost is $275 for commuters, $350 for residential campers. The Crusaders Youth Skills Camp is for girls aged 7 to 13. The event will run from 5 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $99. The Little Crusaders Camp is for children aged 4 to 6. It will run from 6 to 7 p.m. The cost is $35. For details, call (219) 464-5041, email John.Marovich@valpo.edu, or go to www.valposoccervip.com.


Carson Cunningham Basketball Camp June 17-20

MERRILLVILLE | The Carson Cunningham Basketball Camp will take place from 9 a.m. to noon June 17 through 20 at Andrean High School, 5959 Broadway. The camp will feature competitions, 5-on-5 scrimmages, ball-handing drills and instruction in basic motion offense. Cost is $70, which includes a camp T-shirt. For details, contact Cunningham at (630) 781-8820 or cunnincj@yahoo.com.


Purdue Calumet holding summer camps

HAMMOND | Purdue Calumet men's basketball coach Dan Voudrie will hold a Little Dribblers Camp for boys in grades one to six from 9 a.m. to noon June 10 to 13, and a Day Camp for boys in grades three to eight from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 17 to 20. Cost for the Little Dribblers Camp is $40; cost for the Day Camp is $65. For details, contact Voudrie at (219) 989-2290 or dvoudrie@purduecal.edu.

PUC women's basketball coach Tom Megyesi will hold a Fundamental Camp for girls in grades three to eight from 9 a.m. to noon July 8 to 11. Cost is $40. For details, contact Megyesi at (219) 989-2309 or megyesi@purduecal.edu.

PUC women's volleyball coach Natalie Shadowen will hold a volleyball camp for boys and girls in grades six to eight from 9 a.m. to noon June 24 to 27. Cost is $40. For details, contact Shadowen at (219) 989-2540 or Natalie.Shadowen@purdue.edu.


Andrean 59er Classic scramble June 21

MERRILLVILLE | The 17th annual Andrean 59er Classic four-person scramble will start at noon June 21 at Innsbrook Country Club. Registration will run from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The guest speaker is 1981 alum Dan Dakich. Cost is $175 for both golf and dinner, $50 for the dinner only. For details, call (219) 980-9143.


Softball team needs pitcher

WHEELER | A 16-and-under softball team based out of Wheeler is looking for a pitcher. To set up a tryout, call (219) 510-2971.


Viking Football Camp in July

VALPARAISO | The Viking Football Camp for students in grades six and seven who plan to play football next season is set for 1 to 2:30 p.m. July 8 to 11. Registration will end June 28. Cost is $40. Forms are available all Valparaiso middle schools. They are to be mailed to Dave Coyle, Head Football Coach, Valparaiso High School, 2727 N. Campbell, Valparaiso, IN 46385.


VU volleyball team to host summer camps

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso University women's volleyball team will host two summer camps. The annual summer camp will run July 8 to 11 at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The camp is open to children in grades three to 12. Cost is $420 for overnight campers, $335 for commuters.

The program will also be part of a combination volleyball/soccer camp from Aug. 5 to 7. The camp is open for children in grades kindergarten through eight. The cost is $100 for both sports, $75 for volleyball only. For details, call (219) 464-5323; email Carin.Avery@valpo.edu, or go to www.valpovolleyballcap.com.


Redhawks Basketball Camp July 15-18

GARY | Indiana Northwest and the Office of Athletics will host their fourth annual Redhawks Summer Basketball Camp for boys and girls aged 6 to 13. The camp will run from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. July 15 through 18 at the IU Northwest Savannah Center Gymnasium. Registration is $50, and $45 for each additional child from the same family. The camp will be led by Redhawks men's coach Ryan Shelton. For details, call (219) 981-4279 or (219) 980-6944, or email rydshelt@iun.edu.


Frankenmuth Valpo Weekend set for July 19-20

VALPARAISO | The 16th annual Frankenmuth Valpo Weekend will take place July 19 and 20 as alumni and friends have a chance to reconnect with one another as well as meet Crusaders coaches during the event in Frankenmuth, Mich. The cost of the golf package is $175. Registration deadline is June 29. For details, go to www.valpo.edu/alumni/events/frankenmuth13.php, or call (800) 833-6792, ext. 23.


Jason Hawkins Basketball Camp at Noll

HAMMOND | Former Valparaiso University player and current IUN Northwest head men's basketball coach Jason Hawkins will hold a basketball camp for boys and girls aged 5 to 14 from 9 a.m. to noon July 29 through Aug. 1 at Bishop Noll Institute. Cost is $75, $60 if registered before June 1. For details, call (219) 781-9522, or email coachjasonhawkins@gmail.com.


Hammond Optimist Youth Sports hosting World Series

HAMMOND | Hammond Optimist Youth Sports is hosting the 2013 Cal Ripken 12U World Series, Aug. 9 to 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 details, go to www.12uworldserieshammond.org.


City by the Lake Triathlon/Duathlon Aug. 9-10

MICHIGAN CITY | The fifth annual City By the Lake Triathlon and inaugural duathlon will take place Aug. 9 and 10. The kids events will take place at 5:30 p..m. Aug. 9, while the adult events start at 8 a.m. Aug. 10. For details, go to www.citybythelaketri.com.


Free running club meets Tuesdays

PORTAGE | A free community running club meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays in the Portage Township YMCA lobby. The event is a one-hour run. Runners aged 14 and older are eligible. No membership is needed. For details, call (219) 762-9672, or go to www.ymcaofportage.org.


Portage offers free walking club

PORTAGE | The Portage Township YMCA and the City of Portage have combined to run a free walking club, which takes place at 9:45 a.m. Tuesdays. During inclement weather, the YMCA track will be used for the session. No membership is needed. For details, call (219) 762-9672, or go to www.ymcaofportage.org.

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