Football Hall of Fame Banquet Sunday
The Indiana Region One Football Hall of Fame Banquet will be held Sunday at Avalon Banquet Center. Social hour will begin at 5 p.m., with the introduction of region all-stars and National Football Foundation scholars at 6, dinner at 6:15 and the induction program at 7. Honorees are Craig Buford, Mark Deal and Mike Deal of Hobart, Randy Beisler of Wirt, John Boyajian of Hammond and Gerald Irons of Roosevelt. Official John Goss will receive a certificate of merit. Tickets are $35. For details, call Mark Hoffman at (219) 464-9240.
MLB Pitch, Hit and Run event Sunday
CHESTERTON | State Park Little League will host Major League Baseball's Pitch, Hit and Run event at noon Sunday at Dogwood Park. Children aged 7 to 14 are eligible for the free competition. The finals are at the 2013 MLB All-Star Game. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Luna MMA Team YMCA fighters at Midwest Series
Luna MMA Team YMCA, based out of the Duneland YMCA, will have three of its fighters compete at the Midwest Fight Series at 7 p.m. Friday at the 8 Seconds Saloon, 111 North Lynhurst Drive, Indianapolis.
Those representing Luna include William Barbahen, who will fight Jordan Humphries at 145 pounds; Danny Konarski, who will fight Anthony Chavez at 170 pounds, and Shane Jett, who will fight Justin Hackett at 185 pounds.
T-shirts supporting the fighters are available for purchase. For details, call Gaulo Amezcua at (219) 241-7898.
Jason Hawkins Basketball Camp at Bishop 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Portage Y golf league underway
PORTAGE | Portage Township YMCA's adult golf league will run Thursdays through Aug. 22 at Robbinhurst. Registration is $20 plus weekly fees of $15 (walk) or $20 (ride). For details, call (219) 762-9622, or go to www.ymcaofportage.org.
Valpo T-ball sign-ups end Friday
VALPARAISO | Sign-ups for the Valparaiso Park Department's T-ball league will run through Friday. Children aged 4 to 5 are eligible. Teams play five weeknight games and three Saturday games. For details, call (219) 462-5144, or go to www.valpoparks.org.
Sign-ups end Friday for Cal Ripken Rookie League
VALPARAISO | Sign-ups are being taken for the Valparaiso Parks Department's Cal Ripken Rookie League, which is open to children aged 7 and 8. The cost is $60 for Valparaiso residents, $72 for non-residents. Registration deadline is Friday. For details, call (219) 462-5144, or go to www.valpoparks.org.
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 Camps scheduled
VALPARAISO | The 36th annual Viking Football Camps have been scheduled. All camps cost $40. The camp for students in eighth grade will be conducted from 5 to 6:30 p.m. May 20, 21, 22 and 28. Registration ends May 13. All campers will receive a T-shirt. The 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 ends June 28. The elementary campers will also be given a certificate of participation. Forms are available all Valparaiso elementary and middle schools. They are to be mailed to Dave Coyle, Head Football Coach, Valparaiso High School, 2727 N. Campbell, Valparaiso, IN 46385.
Dunes Classic slated for May 18-19
CHESTERTON | The 28th annual Dunes Classic golf tournament will take place May 18 and 19 at The Brassie. The cost is $75. The deadline is May 14. For details, go to www.dunelandeducationfoundation.org.
Coast Guard Open House May 19
MICHIGAN CITY | The U.S. Coast Guard's Open House will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 19 at the Michigan City station, 10 On the Lake. For details, call Dan at (219) 464-7007.
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. May 23. Tickets are $20 in advance, $30 at the door. Ticket price includes two autographs on any item. For details, call (219) 924-2206.
Sixth annual Kent's Run May 25
BOONE GROVE | The sixth annual Kent's Run 5K will begin at 8 a.m. May 25 at Boone Grove Middle School, 325 W. 500 S. Registration is $25 by May 16, $30 between May 17 and 24 and $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.
Indiana Chiefs to hold baseball memorial tournament
HAMMOND | The Indiana Chiefs of Hammond are looking for teams to participate in the inaugural Tony Klaja Memorial 14-and-under baseball tournament, to be held May 24 to 27 at Riverside Park. Each team will be guaranteed a minimum of four games. Interested teams should contact Dave Sutkowski at (219) 852-9461, Todd Iwema at (219) 313-5996, or go to www.hammondchiefs.com.
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. It includes a .9-mile swim, 24.6-mile bike and a 6.2-mile run. Participants can register through Sunday for $155, or register late up until race day for $165. The triathlon will also offer team registration and relay registration.
For details or to register, go to www.leonstriathlon.com.
Youth 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.
Valparaiso 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 May 15, $40 after June 7. For details, email Leslie McCall at Lwevans@hotmail.com, or go to www.thtiming.com or www.valparaisoswimclub.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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
Hammond Optimist Youth Sports to host World Series
HAMMOND | Hammond Optimist Youth Sports will host the Cal Ripken 12-and-under World Series from 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 call Tim Bell at (219) 484-0568 or Doyle Godbolt at (219) 512-4543, or email hoysports.baberuthonline.com.
Porter County Storm baseball has spots open
The Porter County Storm has a few baseball spots available for the 2013 summer season. Any player born in 1994, 1995, 1996 and before May 1, 1997, is eligible. For details, call manager Nick Doud at (219) 331-3080.
Region Storm baseball team seeks pitcher
The Region Storm 16-and-under baseball team is looking for a pitcher to complete its roster. The Storm will play in college exposure tournaments in June and July. For details, call or text Ken Haluska at (219) 313-4726.
Indiana Raiders 10U team needs player
The Indiana Raiders 10-and-under fast-pitch softball team is in need of utility player or pitcher. For details, call Karen Kobialka at (219) 508-6530.
Duneland Masters swimmers meet weekday mornings
CHESTERTON | The Duneland Masters Swim Team practices from 5:15 to 6:45 a.m. weekdays at the Chesterton Middle School pool. For details, go to www.USMS.org.
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.
Portage Y offers Thursday night volleyball
PORTAGE | Thursday night volleyball is available from 7 to 9 at the Portage Township YMCA. The cost is $10 for non-members. Players aged 14 and older are eligible. For details, call (219) 762-9672, or go to www.ymcaofportage.org.