Playmakers 12U softball team holding tryouts
GRIFFITH | The Playmakers 12U softball team will holding tryouts at 5:30 p.m. Thursday and at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Dave Griffin's Baseball and Softball School, 1200 W. Main St. For details, call Billy Pierce at (219) 381-7007.
Elite 18U travel baseball team seeks players
An elite 18U travel baseball team is accepting applicants for the 2014 season. The team will play locally and out of town. Players will have full access to baseball facilities for practice and games. For details, contact manager Bob Kelley at Bkelley685@comcast.net.
Lake Central Boys Travel Basketball holding tryouts
SCHERERVILLE | Lake Central Boys Travel Basketball Tryouts for boys in grades 4-6 who live in the Lake Central School Corporation geographic area will be held Aug. 28 and 29 at in the main gym at Grimmer Middle School. Times are from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. for grade 4, from 7:15 to 8 p.m. for grade 5, and from 8 to 8:45 p.m. for grade 6.
For details, go to www.lakecentralbasketball.com.
TC All Stars holding 12U and 15U baseball tryouts
SCHERERVILLE | Triple Crown All Stars, 2208 U.S. 41, is holding tryouts for its 12U and 15U baseball teams. Both teams are seeking position players; the 15U is particularly looking for quality pitching.
Tryouts will be today at 6 p.m. for 15U and 6:30 p.m. for 12U at Triple Crown All Stars. For details, call (219) 864-0711.
Basketball shooting lessons from HOF coach
MERRILLVILLE | Basketball shooting lessons giving by Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame coach Jim East are being scheduled for September at the Fieldhouse-Merrillville. The individual one-hour lessons are for boys and girls 4-12. For details, call (219) 662-8157 or (219) 308-5504.
NWI White Sox Fastball Softball has openings for teams
The NWI White Sox Fastpitch Softball Program still has a couple of openings for its 10U and 12U teams. For a tryout, or further details, call or text Rick Baker at (219) 613-1017 or (219) 427-4876.
Silverhawks Fastpitch 14U holding tryouts Wednesday
DYER | The Silverhawks Fastpitch 14U team will hold tryouts from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Northgate Park (Field 2). For details, contact Mark at (219) 808-7635 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Omni to hold 'Anyone Can Do a 5K'
SCHERERVILLE | Omni Health and Fitness-Schererville will hold its Anyone Can Do a 5K, a 5K walk/run and one-mile walk, at 8 a.m. Sept. 21. For details, call (219) 865-6969 and ask for Amy (ext. 3030) or Betty (ext. 3020).
Brandon Pirri to appear at Bridges' Scoreboard Aug. 29
GRIFFITH | Chicago Blackhawks player Brandon Pirri will be signing autographs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 29 at Bridges' Scoreboard Restaurant and Sports Bar. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $25 or at the door for $30. Each general admission ticket includes two autographs. Inscriptions are $10 each. For details, call (219) 924-2206.
Blackhawks Alumni and Friends hold softball classic
CHICAGO | The Chicago Blackhawks Alumni Association will hold its Blackhawks Alumni and Friends Charity Softball Classic at noon Sept. 9 at Saint Xavier University's Richard R. Ferrell Memorial Field, 3700 W. 103rd St. Members of the Alumni Association, which consists of former Blackhawks players, will take on members from the Chicago Police and Fire departments.
Admission is free. There will be special raffles for to benefit the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation. For details, go to www.widowsandchildren.org.
Motorcycle Riders Association to hold 'Porker' Run
MERRILLVILLE | The Motorcycle Riders Association will hold a "Porker" Run Sept. 7 at the VFW Post 1563, 6880 Hendricks St. Registration runs from 10 to 11:30 a.m. First bike out will be at 11 a.m., last bike in will be at 5 p.m. Cost is $20 for single rider and $25 for double. There will be a hog roast, door prizes and live band. Proceeds will go to help veterans and their families.
For details, call T.J. Mihal at (708) 724-8853.
Dance Moms of Miami holding workshops at OTSSA
CROWN POINT | Origins Dance Academy will be holding dance workshops Sept. 14 and 21 at On the Square Sports Academy. The workshops will feature Victor Smalley (Sept. 21) and Angel DeArmas (Sept. 14) of "Dance Moms of Miami. Workshops start at 9:30 a.m. for beginner/intermediate ages 7 and up, and at 11 a.m. for intermediate/advanced ages 10 and up.
For details, call (818) 642-1995, (219) 662-2632 or (219) 322-2470, or go to www.originsdance.com.
Indiana Chiefs holding long toss program and instruction
HAMMOND | The Indiana Chiefs of Hammond will be offering a long toss program with baseball instruction at Riverside Park in Hammond. The program will be offered three days a week -- from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and from 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays. The Tuesday and Thursday sessions will focus strictly on the long toss program. On Sundays, in addition to the long toss program, there will also be an instruction covering pitching, position play, hitting, bunting and base running.
The program is for ages 10-18 will run from Sept. 3 through Oct. 13. Online registration at hammondchiefs.com will run from Aug. 15-31. Cost is $75 for Hammond residents and $100 for non-residents. For details, call (219) 852-9461.
Schererville Fall Ball softball registration
Schererville Fall Ball softball registration are being taken. The league will run from Aug. 17 through Sept. 14 with a year-end tournament on Sept. 20-22. Registration fees for 9U-16U divisions are $85 for one player, $160 for two players, $235 for three players and $310 for four players. Registration fee for co-ed T-ball is $25 per player.
To register, email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Golf outing scramble to benefit MS Society
VALPARAISO | A golf outing scramble to benefit the National MS Society will be held Aug. 23 at the Robbinhurst Golf Course. Cost is $70 per person, which includes cart, drink tickets, dinner and prizes. Shotgun start is at noon.
For details, call Tim McGee at (219) 617-1547.
Lake Central Girls Travel Basketball holding tryouts
ST. JOHN | Tryouts for Lake Central Girls Travel Basketball for girls who live in the LC School Corporation geographic area will be held Aug. 20 and 21 at Clark Middle School from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for grades 4-5, and from 7 to 9 p.m. for grades 6-9.
For details, call Jerome Kusbel (219) 746-9884.
Fall coed volleyball league at OTSSA
CROWN POINT | Fall coed volleyball on Monday nights will be starting Sept. 9 at On the Square Sports Academy in Crown Point. To hold a spot, call (219) 808-5290 or go to www.otssa.com.
Storm Travel Baseball holding 8U-11U tryouts
The Hobart Storm travel baseball program is holding tryouts for its 8U, 9U and 11U teams on Sunday. For sites and times, call Luke Donsbach at (219) 313-2920.
Crown Point Cal Ripken holding fall registration
Crown Point Cal Ripken is holding registration for ages 7-8 (machine pitch) and 9-11 (player pitch). Ages are determined as of April 30, 2013. Registration is being taken online through Thursday at cpcalripkenbaseball.com.
Cost is $100 plus $4 online fee, $3.50 registration fee and $40 fee for non-Crown Point Cal Ripken League players.
Friends of Michal Williams Golf Tournament
GLENWOOD | Friends of Michael Williams will hold its 12th annual golf tournament Sept. 21 at Glenwoodie Golf Club, 19301 State St. Registration begins at 11 a.m., doves fly at 1 p.m., dinner is at 6 p.m. Proceeds to benefit the Neuroblastoma Children's Cancer Society. For details, call (630) 832-1847 or go to www.neuroblastomacancer.org.
WJOB to broadcast Cal Ripken World Series games
HAMMOND | WJOB AM 1230 will be broadcasting the Cal Ripken Major/60 World Series on its radio airwaves. Audio will also be streamed on www.WJOB1230.com, and on the WJOB app for iPhones and iPads.
Girls Chicago Elite Exposure Camp Sept. 28-29
MATTESON | Baylor Youth Basketball will host a Girls Chicago Elite Exposure Camp, Sept. 28-29 at Matteson Community Center, 20642 Matteson Ave. For details. visit www.baylorbasketball.org.
Lost Marsh Golf Course to hold club championships
HAMMOND | Lost Marsh Golf Course, 1001 129th St., will hold its second annual club championships Aug. 24 and 25. Men and women's divisions include Pro (0 hdcp., Black Tees), Championship (0-7 hdcp., Black Tees), A (8-14 hdcp., Silver Tees), B (15-21 hdcp., Green Tees) and C (22-36 hdcp., Yellow Tees). Entry fee is $40. For details, go to www.lostmarshgolf.com.
Chicago Attitude women's softball team seeks players
The Chicago Attitude women's fastpitch softball team is seeking serious and experiences current or former college palyers to play in four weekend tournaments and round-robin play June through August of 2014. There will be no games during the week. For details, contact Robert Madrigal at email@example.com.
Adult indoor softball league forming at The Dome
CROWN POINT | Adult indoor softball leagues are forming at the Crown Point Family Fun Center Dome. Co-ed league starts Sept. 3; men's league starts Sept. 5. Cost is $500 per team. For details, call Dave at (219) 765-4966.
Illiana Blackbirds holding junior hockey tryouts
ST. JOHN | The Illiana Blackbirds junior hockey team is holding tryouts for ages 16-20 from 12:50 to 5:40 p.m. Aug. 24 and Aug. 25 at Midwest Training and Ice Center. The tryout fee is $60. To reserve a spot, contact Jacqueline Owerko at (312) 301-8200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lake Central Hockey Club holding on-ice conditioning
ST. JOHN | The Lake Central Hockey Club is beginning on-ice conditioning at Midwest Training and Ice Center for players in grades 9-12 interested in playing for Lake Central this fall. There are eight on-ice conditioning sessions scheduled beginning Tuesday. Three tryout dates will be determined at a later time.
The conditioning times and dates are from 9:10 to 10:10 p.m. Aug. 20; from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 22; from 9:10 to 10:10 p.m. Aug. 27; and from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 29.
Players do not have to attend Lake Central to be eligible to play, through some eligibility requirements apply. Cost for the sessions and tryouts are $250. For details, contact Dan Clark at email@example.com.
Region Storm holding tryouts for 17U baseball team
The Region Storm is holding invitational-only tryouts for its 17U baseball team which went 26-8 this season with two college tournament championships. For consideration, contact Ken Haluska at (219) 313-4726 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Only serious and experienced travel players should inquire.
St. John 18U travel baseball seeks players
ST. JOHN | St. John 18U travel baseball is accepting applicants for its team, which will play locally and out of town weekly for the 2014 season. Players will have full access to baseball facilities for practice and games. For details, contact manager Bob Kelley at Bkelley685@comcast.net.
Hobart Baseball Club holding tryouts
HOBART | The Hobart Baseball Club is holding tryouts Sunday at Hobart High School. Times are 10 a.m. for ages 8, 9 and 10, and 11 a.m. for ages 11 and 12. For details, call (219) 840-8918.
Catholic Charities to hold annual golf outing
SCHERERVILLE | The Catholic Charities annual golf outing will be held Aug. 26 at Briar Ridge Country Club. Registration will begin at 8 a.m.; shotgun start is at 9 a.m. Cost per golfer is $150, which includes green fees, range balls, club handling, a golf cart, breakfast, lunch and prizes. Sponsorships are available, ranging from $150 to $10,000. Sponsorships for prize donations or monetary contributions are also available.
For details, contact Jackie at (219) 886-3549 or email@example.com.
Crown Point Swim Club to hold kids triathlon
CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Swim Club will hold a sprint kids triathlon for ages 6 and over Sept. 28 at Crown Point High School. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.crownpointswimclub.org.
Illiana Blackbirds looking for host families
The Illiana Blackbirds junior hockey team is looking for host families for the 2013-2014 season. Those interested should call Jacqueline Owerko at (312) 301-8200 or email@example.com.
Darrel Chaney to appear at InnerMission dinner
Morton graduate and former major league baseball player Darrel Chaney will appear at the InnerMission Inc. benefit dinner 6 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Area Career Center, 5727 Sohl Ave., Hammond.
Earlier that day, InnerMission will hold its third-annual golf classic at 8 a.m. at Wicker Park Memorial Park Golf Course in Highland.
Cost for the dinner is $30; cost for golf is $65; cost for both is $75.
For details, call Scott Wells at (219) 712-5736 or email IM@thegateonline.net.