Jingle Bell 5K and 10K run on Christmas Eve
CHESTERTON | The Jingle Bell 5K and 10K Run will take place at 8 a.m. Tuesday starting at the Red Cup Cafe, 115 Broadway. Registration is free, but runners are asked to donate a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Westchester Food Pantry. Register at www.eventbrite.com.
Golf season passes on sale
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Department of Parks and Recreation's 2014 golf season passes are on sale. Purchase before Jan. 18 and pay the 2013 rate. Passes are available for residents and non-residents, and are good for play at both golf courses. For details, call (219) 531-7888 or (219) 462-5144.
Triple Crown offers softball clinics
VALPARAISO | Triple Crown Valparaiso will offer a post-Christmas softball clinic from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday and Friday. Elementary-aged kids are eligible Thursday, while the Friday clinic is for middle school players. Cost is $75 per player, $70 if prepaid. For details, call (219) 462-3927.
Dave Griffin Christmas camp Friday
Dave Griffin's Christmas baseball camp will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. Cost is $65. Instructors include Orioles farmhand Trent Howard and Purdue Calumet recruiting coordinator Alex Triantafillo. For details, call (219) 922-1107, or email Dgbaseball@comcast.net.
Winter baseball workouts at the C.P. Dome
CROWN POINT | Winter baseball workouts for new and returning Babe Ruth league-age players will run for 10 weeks at the Crown Point Family Fun Center Dome, 1301 Merrillville Road. The dates are Jan. 12, 19, 26; Feb. 9, 16, 23; March 2, 9, 16 and 23. Starting times are 5 p.m. for 13-year-olds; 6:30 p.m. for 14-year-olds, and 8 p.m. for 15-year-olds.
T.J. Pruzine and Dan Grapenthein, who coached the 2013 Babe Ruth state championship team, will be the instructors. Cost is $200. Registration deadline is Dec. 31. For details, call Don Ernst at (219) 746-4351.
Valpo VIP Futsal Camp on Jan. 4
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso's men's soccer program will host its inaugural VIP Winter Futsal Camp on Jan. 4. The event is intended for male college-bound players. For details, go to www.ValpoSoccerVIP.com.
Rio’s Indoor Golf taking sign-ups for league
VALPARAISO | Rio’s Indoor Golf is taking sign ups for Winter League II, which starts the week of Jan. 6. For details, call (219) 465-5200.
Ultimate Armwrestling League coming to Horseshoe
HAMMOND | The Ultimate Armwrestling League is coming Jan. 11 to Horseshoe Casino, 777 Casino Center Drive. There will be professional and amateur competitions -- amateur competition is open to the public. The tournament starts at 11 a.m.; the ultimate matchup starts at 7 p.m., featuring the super heavyweight main event between the "Brazilian Phenom" Marcio Barboza and "Leviathan" Richard Lupkes. Tickets are available by calling (800) 745-3000 or at ticketmaster.com. For details, go to theUAL.com.
Senior Singles Bowling Tournament at Set 'Em Up Lanes
GRIFFITH | The Greater Calumet Area USBC will hold its eighth annual Senior Singles Bowling Tournament on Jan. 18, 19, 25 and 26 at Set 'Em Up Lanes, 135 N. Broad St. Divisions open to male and female GCA-sanctioned bowlers include ages 50-59 averaging 211 or more, ages 50-59 averaging 210 or less, 60-and-over averaging 201 or more and ages 60-and-over averaging 200 or less. Participants bowl four games and keep the best three in the handicapped event. Cost is $20. For details, call (219) 923-7240, or go to www.greatercalumet.com.
Hammond Outdoor Sports Show Jan. 11-12
HAMMOND | The 30th annual Hammond Outdoor Sports Show will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 11 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Jean Shepherd Community Center, 3031 J.F. Mahoney Drive. Admission is $5; children under 12 get in free. There will be free goodie bags for the first 300 attendees each day. Tickets are on sale at the Jean Shepherd Center. For details, call (219) 554-0155, or go to www.gohammond.com.
North Newton seeks varsity girls tennis coach
MOROCCO | North Newton High School is in need of a varsity girls tennis coach. For details, email Tim Feddeler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winter softball camps at VU
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso's softball team will host a a pair of camps this winter. The hitting/pitching camp will be Jan. 19, while the all-skills camp will be Feb. 23. Both camps are available for children in grades two through 12. The cost is $65 for each camp. The hitting-pitching camp will run in two separate two-hour sessions. Additional early-bird camps for grades eight through 12 are available for an extra $40. A video swing analysis is available for an extra $30. The all-skills camp will be split into separate three-hour groups (grades two to seven and eight to 12). For details, go to www.valposoftballclinics.com.
Crown Point Babe Ruth to hold sign-ups
CROWN POINT | Crown Point Babe Ruth will hold sign-ups for players aged 13 to 18 from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 25 and Feb. 8 at Crown Point Family Fun Center Dome, 1301 Merrillville Road. The cost is $200 per player, which includes $25 in raffle tickets, $100 for the second player with a $300 family maximum. The 13-15 division will accept players from Crown Point, Hebron, Hobart and Merrillville. The 16-18 division will take players from Lake, Porter, Newton and LaPorte counties. Any player born in 1995 is eligible for the 16-18 programs. For details, call Don Ernst at (219) 746-4351 or Becky Mild at (219) 306-6599.
Calumet College hosts softball clinic Jan. 26
WHITING | Calumet College's softball team will host a basic skills clinic from noon to 5 p.m. Jan. 26. Coach Stephanie Zimny, her staff and team will be joined by Illinois-Chicago coach and Olympic gold medal winner Michelle Venturella and others to conduct the camp. Cost is $60 prepaid, $70 at the door. For details, contact Stephanie Zimny at email@example.com or (219) 616-2054.
LaPorte Lazers Black in search of players
LAPORTE | The LaPorte Lazers Black 14-and-under softball team is looking for two more players to fill its roster. For details, contact Larry Johns at (219) 363-9211 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Storm looking for travel baseball players
The Storm 8-and-under part-time travel baseball team is looking for three players to complete its roster. The team will play in elite tournaments during the weekends while allowing players to play in their in-house leagues. For details, call Luke Donsbach at (219) 313-2920.
Storm 12U team needs players
The 12-and-under Storm baseball team is looking for two players to fill out its roster for the 2014 season. For details, contact Bobby at (219) 840-8918 or email@example.com.
Triple Crown 11U in need of player
VALPARAISO | Triple Crown Valparaiso's 11-and-under baseball is looking for one player to fill its roster. For details, call (219) 462-3927.