Valpo golf league meetings begin today
VALPARAISO | Organizational meetings for golf leagues begin with today's 8:30 a.m. meeting for the Forest Park Men's Club.
The Forest Park Senior Men's Club will meet at 9 a.m. April 24. Cost is $40. For details, call (219) 462-9578, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Forest Park Women's League will meet at 9 a.m. April 16. For details, email email@example.com.
The Creekside Ladies League will meet at 6 p.m. April 29. For details, call (219) 531-7888, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aquacise classes run through April 29
PORTAGE | Aquacise low-impact water classes are available through April 29 at the Portage High School West pool. Classes meet from 6:15 to 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Cost is $12 for Portage YMCA members, $24 for non-members. For details, call (219) 764-7217.
Iron Eagles football, cheer sign-ups April 13
PORTAGE | Northwest Indiana Iron Eagles' youth football and cheer sign-ups will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 13 at the Portage New Life Church of God, 2780 Russell St. For details, call Paul Cuellar at (219) 381-1345.
Porter County Storm baseball fundraiser April 13
CHESTERTON | The Porter County Storm baseball team will host a Nelson's Chicken fundraiser sale from 10 a.m. to noon April 13 at CVS Pharmacy. Chicken halves are $6, and Pit-Tatoes will be available. For details, contact Nick Doud at either (219) 331-3080 or email@example.com.
VU VIP Soccer Weekend April 13-14
VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso University men's soccer program will host the inaugural VIP Weekend on April 13 and 14. The event allows prospective student-athletes to be immersed in the university experience while targeting the academic, athletic and social aspects of campus life. For details, go to www.valposoccerVIP.com/mens.
All-Star Angels to hold cheerleading call-outs
WHEELER | The All-Star Angels will hold call-outs for their competitive cheer teams April 14 at their gym, located at 679 W. Ind. 130. Times for ages 8-and-under will be from noon to 2 p.m., for 9-11 from 2 to 4 p.m., for 12-14 from 4 to 6 p.m. and for 15-18 from 6 to 8 p.m. Boys and girls of all skill levels are encouraged to attend. For details, call Jess at (219) 448-1364 or Bethany at (219) 617-5238, or go to www.indianaelitegymnastics.com.
Viking Football Camps scheduled
VALPARAISO | The 36th annual Viking Football Camps have been scheduled. All camps cost $40. The camp for grades one to five will run from 5 to 6:15 p.m. April 22 to 25. Registation ends April 15. 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 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 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.
Valparaiso soccer rosters due April 17
VALPARAISO | Rosters are available for the Valparaiso Park Department's adult soccer leagues. Roster deadline is April 17. The cost is $725 plus non-resident fees. Individuals can sign up for $75 (resident) or $87 (non-resident). For details, call (219) 462-5144, or go to www.valpoparks.org.
Rally for a Cure April 20 at Robbinhurst
PORTAGE TOWNSHIP | Robbinhurst Golf Club will host the second annual Rally for a Cure at noon April 20. The event is a two-person, nine-hole scramble. Money raised will benefit Rally for a Cure and the Susan B Komen Foundation. For details, call (219) 762-9711.
Pitching lessons offered at Bases Loaded
VALPARAISO | Kassey Reynolds Jones is offering Perfect Pitch Softball pitching lessons at Bases Loaded, 884 North 100 West. The clinic will focus on fundamentals and safe mechanics. All students will receive a certificate of speed. Camps will be on Sundays from 4 to 5 p.m. through April 21. Cost is $30 per session. All ability levels are welcome. For details, email Reynolds at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robbinhurst Thursday night league starts May 2
PORTAGE TOWNSHIP | Robbinhurst Golf Course's Thursday Night Invitational League will begin May 2. Tee times are from 4 to 5:15 p.m. For details, go to www.robbinhurst.com, or call John Hammersmith (219-711-8823) or Tim Bruns (219-406-8497).
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.
Valpo T-ball sign-ups under way
VALPARAISO | Sign-ups for the Valparaiso Park Department's T-ball league will run through May 10. 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 under way 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 May 10. For details, call (219) 462-5144, or go to www.valpoparks.org.
28th 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.
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 May 5 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.
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 $25 by April 25, $30 by May 15 and $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.
Indiana Angels 14U softball team seeks players
The Indiana Angels 14-and-under softball team is looking to finalize its spring and summer roster. All positions are open. For details, call Bill Gerolimos at (219) 488-6915.
Players, coaches needed for American Legion team
VALPARAISO | Players and coaches are needed for an American Legion summer baseball team. Players from Porter County aged 19 and under are eligible. For details, contact Joe Kusiak at (219) 508-9323 or email@example.com.
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.
Phoenix Softball 10U seeks pitcher
The Phoenix Softball 10-and-under travel team is looking to add a pitcher with a 2002 or after birth date to its roster. The team will play an ASA A/NSA A-B schedule. To arrange a tryout, email Jim Smith at Jim.Smith@mistrasgroup.com, or call (219) 712-2303.
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.