Babe Ruth umpire clinic at Hammond Civic Center
HAMMOND | A National Babe Ruth Baseball umpire/coaches clinc will be held at the Hammond Civic Center from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Registration will be at 8 a.m. All youth league umpires and coaches, and anyone interested in becoming an umpire with national certification, are encouraged to attend. An open-book National Certification test will be given to first-time umpires. Returning umpires may become recertified, but do not have to take the test. Cost of the clinic is $25, which includes lunch, plus $40 to take the certification test or to recertify.
To RSVP or for more details, call Randy Walker at (219) 865-2437 or John Pearson at (219) 661-9923.
Gaylord Perry to appear at Bridges' Scoreboard
GRIFFITH | Former major leaguer and National Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Gaylord Perry will be signing autographs and taking photos with fans from 7 to 9 p.m. April 16 at Bridges' Scoreboard Restaurant and Sports Bar, 121 N. Griffith Blvd. Admission tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Tickets include two autographs of any items and one photo opportunity. For details, call (219) 924-2206.
Spots available for Crown Point Sunday Softball League
CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Sunday Softball League still has team spots available. Cost is $550 per team. The season begins May 19 with a pre-season tournament. Teams have until April 1 to reserve a spot. For details, call league director James Shrader at (219) 794-4327.
Andrean to host softball clinic on April 6
MERRILLVILLE | Andrean softball coach Brooke Baker and her 2012 state champion 59ers team will host the Lady Niners Spring Softball Clinic for non-high school players April 6 at the high school. Times are from 2 to 4 p.m. for defense, hitting and throwing, and from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for pitching. Registration fee is $75. To register, or for more information, call Brooke Baker at (219) 427-4876 or Rick Baker at (219) 613-1017.
Spring Break Basketball Camp at The Fieldhouse
MERRILLVILLE | Pro U will hold its Spring Break FUNdamentals of Basketball and Strictly Shooting School for boys and girls in grades 3-12 at the Fieldhouse-Merrillville, 899 East 99th Court, on Monday through Wednesday, and April 1-3. Both sessions of FUNdamentals of Basketball will run from 10 a.m. to noon; both sessions of Strictly Shooting School will run from 1 to 3 p.m. Cost is $50 per session, or $45 per session if attend two sessions the same week, and $30 for each additional camper. Team rate for 10 players is $400.
For details, call (219) 738-2424 or go to www.thefieldhouse-merrillville.com.
Fleet Feet Sports offering youth running training
SCHERERVILLE | Fleet Feet Sports is offering a Youth No Boundaries 5K running program for boys and girls ages 8-13. The program will focus on teaching the children the fundamentals of running, along with providing the training needed to complete a 5K (3.1 miles) run on June 22 at the Firecracker 5K in Chesterton. An information meeting is cheduled for noon April 20 at Feet Feet Sports, 635 E. U.S. 30. The program, which costs $125, begins April 27.
To register, or for details, go to www.fleetfeetschererville.com.
Crown Point Parks seek softball umpires, teams
CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Parks Department is looking for adult ASA slow-pitch umpires for its summer leagues. The department also has two team opening in the Tuesday Night Men's lower divisions, and one opening in the Wednesday Night Men's upper division.
For details, call Dick Zurbriggen at (219) 776-0654.
Crown Point Bulldogs looking for 12U softball players
The Crown Point Bulldogs 12U softball team is looking for two solid players to complete its roster. For details, call Mike Greco at (219) 775-2151.
Hobart Storm 10U baseball team seeks player
The Hobart Storm 10U baseball team is looking for one player/pitcher to complete its 2013 roster. The Storm is a part-time team that allows players to play travel tournaments while playing in-house leagues at the same time. Those interested should call Luke Donsbach at (219) 313-2920.
Pioneer Open at Harborside Golf Center
CHICAGO | St. Francis de Sales High School will hold the Pioneer Open, June 17 at Harborside International Golf Center. Registration opens at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at 11:45 a.m. and a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. A reception and dinner will conclude the event at approximately 5:30 p.m. in the Pier 37 Club House. Foursomes are priced at $1,000 ($250/person). Cost for dinner only is $100. Sponsorship opportunities are available starting at $500. Proceeds to benefit the SFDS students.
For details, contact Rodney Lopez at (773) 731-7272, ext. 229 or at email@example.com.
Indiana Angels 14U softball team seeks players
The Indiana Angels 14U softball team is looking for finalize its spring and summer roster. Solid all-around players who swing a big stick are being sought. All positions are considered open and all playing time is earned. For details, call Bill Gerolimos at (219) 488-6915.
Diamond Queens 14U softball team seeks player
The Diamond Queens 14U softball team is still looking for one player. The team will offer a full season of travel at a reduced cost. For details, call (219) 577-7377 or visit diamondqueensfastpitch.com.
Funny Bunny gymnastics camp at All-American
DYER | Patti's All-American Gymnastics, 1530 Joliet St., will hold a "Funny Bunny East Egg-Stravaganza Gymnastics Camp" for ages 4-12 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 29. In addition to gymnastics, there will be an Easter-themed candy hunt, craft time, and games. Pre-registration is encouraged. For details, call (219) 865-2274 or visit www.pattisallamerican.
Sunday 16-inch softball league looking for teams
UNIVERSITY PARK | University Park Parks and Recreation is looking for teams to participate in its Men's 16-Inch Sunday Softball League. Games will be played on the Riegel Farm and Olmsted Park softball diamonds. League fee is $575 per team. The regular season will be at least 10 games followed by a double-elimination tournament.
The next league meeting is 6 p.m. Saturday at the Riegel Farm office, 580 Farmview Road. For details, call Greg Murray at (708) 534-6456.
Indiana Chiefs holding 14U/15U Memorial Baseball Tournament
HAMMOND | The Indiana Chiefs of Hammond are looking for teams to participate in the inaugural Tony Klaja Memorial 14U/15U Baseball Tournament, to be held May 24-27 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.
Chicago Blackhawk players to appear at Bridges'
GRIFFITH | Bridges' Scoreboard Restaurant and Sports Bar, 121 N. Griffith Blvd., will host several upcoming appearances from current Chicago Blackhawk players.
From 7 to 8:30 p.m. March 27, Blackhawk defenseman Nick Leddy will appear; and from 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 11, Blackhawk winger Brandon Saad will appear.
Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door for Stalberg, $25 in advance and $30 at the door for Leddy, and $20 in advance and $30 at the door for Saad. Including with admission to all events are two autographs of any two items and one photo opportunity.
For details, call (219) 924-2206.
Diamond Kings holding hitting and pitching camps
ST. JOHN | Diamond Kings Baseball and Softball Training Complex in St. John will be holding its four-week Spring Training Hitting and Pitching Camps on Sundays running from Sunday through April 7. Pitching and hitting sessions will be held back-to-back, and are available for grades K-2, 3-4 and 5-9. Camps are for beginner and advanced players. Players can sign up for either camp or both. To register, call (219) 558-2273 or go to www.TrainDK.com.
Hobart Storm 10U baseball team seeks player
The Hobart Storm 10U part-time travel baseball team is looking for one player to complete its 2013 roster. The team's schedule allows players to play travel and Little League/Cal Ripken at the same time. Those interested in scheduling a tryout, or other teams looking to schedule games, call Luke Donsbach at (219) 313-2920.
Playmakers 14U baseball team seeks players
The Indiana Playmakers 14U baseball team, coaches by former major leaguer Brad Voyles, is looking for a catcher and an outfielder/pitcher. For details, contact Voyles at (920) 217-4200.
E.C. Hall of Fame seeks relatives of inductee
The East Chicago Sports Hall of Fame is seeking surviving relatives and/or friends of Henry Hardy, who is part of the 2013 induction class. For details, contact E.C. HOF founder Jim Platis at (219) 322-8012.
Hall of Fame basketball coach giving lessons
MERRILLVILLE | Former Merrillville boys basketball coach and member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, Jim East, is giving individual one-hour basketball lessons for boys and girls in grades 4-12. For cost and registration, call (219) 308-5504 or (219) 662-8157.
All-Star Angels holding cheerleading call-outs
WHEELER | The All-Star Angels are holding call-outs for their competitive cheer teams April 14 at their gym located at 679 W. State Road 130. Times for ages 8-and-under are from noon to 2 p.m., for 9-11 are from 2 to 4 p.m., for 12-14 are from 4 to 6 p.m. and for 15-18 are from 6 to 8 p.m. Boys and girls of all skill levels are encouraged to attend. Participants should come in workout attire.
For details, call Jess at (219) 448-1364 or Bethany at (219) 617-5238, or go to www.indianaelitegymnastics.com.
Ross Township taking adult softball registrations
MERRILLVILLE | The Ross Township Adult Softball League is taking registrations for the 2013 season. The Men's League will play on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights; the Co-ed League will play on Wednesday nights. There will be upper and lower divisions. Cost is $600 per team. For details, call (219) 769-2111 or visit rosstownship.org.
Cougars 12U travel softball team seeks players
The 2013 12U Cougars travel softball has two openings, all positions considered. The team will support and encourage its players to also participate in local recreational leagues. For details, contact Rich Arndt (219) 395-8198, (773) 551-1185 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Travel 14U baseball team looking for pitchers
A 14U travel baseball team, which will play at 10-tournament schedule, is looking for pitchers. For details, call (219) 712-7556.
Renegades 16U softball team looking for player
The Renegades 16U softball team is looking for one power pitcher/middle infielder/outfielders -- all in one. The team will play four to five tournaments next season. For details, call (219) 801-0469.
Dodgeball league starting at Indiana Elite
MERRILLVILLE | The Elite Championship Series, a 12-week coed dodgeball league, will begin play on April 7 at Indiana Elite Baseball and Softball Facility, 8224 Wright St. Registration fee for the six-on-six teams (three males, three females -- teams may have up to eight players) is $300. For details, call (219) 779-7813 or (219) 545-2241, or go to www.team-elite.com.
Triple Crown Titans seek 14U baseball players
The Triple Crown Titans 14U baseball team is looking for two players for the 2013 season. For details, contact Ed Gomez at (219) 880-9930 or email@example.com.
Playmakers Elite Tournament seeks 15U baseball teams
GRIFFITH | The Playmakers Elite Tournament is taking registration for 15U baseball teams. The tournament will take place July 5-7 at the Griffith High School varsity field. Cost is $450 per team. There will be a three-game guarantee. For details, contact Dave Griffin at (219) 922-1107 or firstname.lastname@example.org.