No Limits Track Club qualifies 31 to AAU Nationals
At the Area 14 Wisconsin Regional Qualifier June 22 at Carroll University in Waukeska, the No Limits Track Club qualified 31 athletes to the AAU National Junior Olympics to be held July 27-Aug. 3 in Ypsilanti, Mich.
Those who qualified include Kylee Marshall, Ja'Diah Belk, Imani Mitchell, Imari Mitchell, Zoie Bailey, Adeyah Shine, Jordenne Hudson, Licardia Chandler, Marqui Glinsey, Shana Cooper, Paris Nunnery, Precious Perkins, Chequina Cooper, Dylan Jones, Devon James, Jalin Hewlett, Rashad Shine, Jordan Smith, Cheffronio Cooper, Paris Hewlett, Dylan Rimkus, Gerald Tucker, Savion Williams, Corey Sartin Jr., Nasir Biddings, Michael Perkins, Demetrius Rias, Gerrod Tucker, Isaiah Pena, Jarren Thomas and Donte Adams.
To help fund the trip, the club is holding a car wash from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Long John Silvers on 169th Street in Hammond. Cost is $5 for cars and $7 for vans.
5 Below in Highland will donate 10 percent ofpurchases July 5-7 when customers include a No Limits Track Club Friends and Family Flyer. To obtain a flyer, contact Sharon Cooper at (219) 771-3011, Robbie Thomas at (219) 306-5645 or email email@example.com.
Emery to appear at Bridges' Scoreboard Wednesday
GRIFFITH | Ray Emery, goalie for the Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup champions, will appear at Bridges's Scoreboard Restaurant and Sports Bar, 121 N. Griffith Blvd., from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets are on sale on. VIP tickets are $75 each and includes being call up first to meet Emery, two autographs, a guaranteed seat if arrived by 6 p.m., an 8-by-10 photo of Emery holding the Cup to get signed, and a guaranteed photo with Emery. General admission tickets are $50, which includes two autographs from Emery.
For details, call (219) 924-2206.
Trek Bicycle Store to hold Tire Fry bike rides
SCHERERVILLE | Trek Bicycle Store of Schererville will be putting on a pair of "Trek Tire Fry" bike rides in July. They will consist of a metric century (62 miles) on July 13 and a full century (100 miles) on July 14that will utilize roads in Northwest Indiana and Northeast Illinois. The rides will have support vehicles on course as well as food and support stops along the routes. An after-ride party including food, water, music and beer will be included.
Registration is $50 per event or $85 for both events. For details, go to www.trekbikestore.com.
South Town Fall Ball softball registration
SCHERERVILLE | South Town Fall Ball softball registration will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. today, Wednesday and July 8 at the St. John Community Center, 1515 Lincoln Hwy. The divisions will include 8U, 10U, 12U and 14/18U -- 14U and 18U will be separate divisions if enough players. Residency not required. Travel ball players are welcome. A photocopy of birth certificate must be presented at time of registration.
For details, call (219) 365-2579 or www.stjohnsoftball.com.
Ron Kittle to hold Retro Jersey Motorcycle Ride
COUNTRYSIDE | Ron Kittle's Retrot Jersey Motorcycle Ride will take place Aug. 17 starting and ending at the Illinois Harley Davidson, 9950 Joliet Road. Registration is at 9 a.m.; first bike out is at 11 a.m.; last bike in is at 4 p.m. Registration is $55 per person on site and $50 before Aug. 10; VIP registration is $155 per person and $135 before Aug. 10. All registrants receive continental breakfast, ride T-shirt, sponsor giveaways, after ride party access, food and drink ticket, 100-mile ride map and free entry for one-week vacation. VIP registrants will receive '83 replica Kittle jersey, VIP group photo, a special gift and will ride with Kittle's group.
Proceeds will benefit Indiana Sports Charities, which Kittle founded in 1989. To pre-register for the ride, go to www.indianasportscharities.org.
Midwest Training new location taking registrations
CROWN POINT | Midwest Training has added a Crown Point location at 1204 Erie Court. Open registration is underway for gymnastics, tumbling and dance classes. For details, call (219) 662-8844.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
E'Twaun Moore, Mel Dumezich to appear at Bridges'
GRIFFITH | Former E.C. Central and Purdue basketball star and current Orlando Magic guard E'Twaun Moore will be at Bridges' Scoreboard Restaurant and Sports Bar from 8 to 9 p.m. today. There is no admission charge and autographs are free. There will be photos for sale.
* Former Whiting and Texas A&M All-American and current Chicago Bandits professional softball player Mel Dumezich will be at Bridges' signing autographs from 7 to 9 p.m. July 8. There is no admission charge and the autographs are free. There will be photos for sale.
For details, call (219) 924-2206.
Baseball team seeks adult players for World Series
The Region Red Sox are looking for players for the MSBL/MABL 35+ World Series to be held Oct. 28-Nov. 2. in Arizona. The team's sponsor is covering the team fees, lodging and uniforms. Games will be played on MLB spring training fields. Those interested should contact Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.regionredsox.com.
Women's rowing club seeks rowers for Chicago Sprints
Athletes are sought to form a women's rowing club to compete in the Chicago Sprints in July. No experience necessary, but rowers must know how to swim and be able to sustain high intensity cardio workouts. Early morning practices are on Wolf Lake in Hammond. For details, call Joan Crist at (219) 932-2706.
Dance camps at Patti's All-American Gymnastics
DYER | Patti's All-American Gymnastics, 1530 Joliet St., is holding dance camps for girls ages 4-8 every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon. To register, call (219) 865-2274 or go to www.pattisallamerican.com.
Family lessons offered at Cedar Creek Golf Center
CEDAR LAKE | Cedar Creek Family Golf Center, 10483 W. !09th Ave., is offering family one-hour lessons on the driving range through July 13. Cost for a family of five (max) is $30. For details, call (219) 365-2902.
Homewood to hold cycling events on July 7
HOMEWOOD | The Village of Homewood will hold "Bike the Dixie" and the "Downtown Homewood Classic" July 7.
Bike the Dixie, a free event which will run from 8 to 11 a.m., is a non-competitive five-mile loop through the neighborhoods. The Homewood Classic, which will run from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., is a competitive race drawing professional and amateur cyclists from around the midwest.
For details, go to www.homesweethomewood.com.
Pro badminton action at Whiting Community Center
WHITING | The Indiana Racquets will take on the Seattle Smash in National Badminton League action 2 p.m. Friday at Whiting Community Center, 1938 Clark St. The dual will feature two-time Olympian and five-time Czech champion Petr Koukal, three-time Dutch champion Eric Pang, and 2011 U.S. National champion Ilian Perez. Admission is free.
The NBL Pro-Am will take place a 10 a.m. Friday at the center. It is limited to eight amateurs, who will play a round-robin doubles tournament with a blind-drawn pro. Entry fee is $100.
On Monday through Wednesday, Pang will hold a three-day badminton camp for juniors and adults. It will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. for ages 9-13, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. for ages 14-18, and from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for adults. Cost is $75 per person.
To further details about the team match, and/or to register for the pro-am or camp, go to www.playNBL.com.
Walk-in registration for Schererville Fall Ball
SCHERERVILLE | Walk-in registration for Schererville Fall Baseball will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the league's concession stand. The league is for ages 4-15. Players will play in the divisions they would for the spring 2014 season -- full teams accepted only in Babe Ruth (13-15). Cost is $120 plus $25 refundable concession deposit. Residents and non-residents will be accepted. For details, email email@example.com.
Diamond Kings holding baseball skills camp
ST. JOHN | Diamond Kings is holding a MLB Summer Skills Baseball Camp for ages 6-14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Heartland Park. Professional and collegiate baseball players and coaches will instruct hitting, pitching, fielding and game situations, as well as run skill competitions for prizes. Each player will receive a camp T-shirt. Lunch will be provided both days. Cost is $85 per player. Registration deadline is June 23.
To register, call (219) 558-2273 or go to www.TrainDK.com.
Summer gymnastics camps at Patti's All-American
DYER | Patti's All-American, 1530 Joliet St., will hold gymnastics camps every Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for boys and girls ages 4-12; and dance camps every Wednesday from for girls ages 4-8. For details, call (219) 865-2274 or www.pattisallamerican.com.
Finn Passing Academy at Andrean
MERRILLVILLE | The fourth annual Finn Passing Academy, conducted by former Andrean quarterbacks Billy, Bobby and Tommy Finn, will be held July 15-17 at Andrean High School, 5959 Broadway.
The academy, open to students entering grades 5-9 in August, runs daily from 9 a.m. to noon. It will focus on the essentials needed to run a successful passing game, as well as the leadership skills that great quarterbacks possess, qualities all three of the Finns were known for during their careers.
Participants are asked to wear shorts or sweats, a t-shirt and football shoes. They should also bring a mouthpiece, water bottle and tennis shoes in case the weather forces a move indoors. Scheduled guest speakers include Andrean coach Phil Mason, Lake Central coach Brett St. Germain and Portage coach Wally McCormack.
To register, go to www.finnpassingacademy.com. Cost is $120.
United Girls Softball, Inc. holding all-star tournaments
The United Girls Softball, Inc. is holding all-star tournaments July 19-21 for "C" division teams in the following divisions: 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U and 16U. For details, call (219) 322-1217.
Jim East giving basketball shooting lessons
MERRILLVILLE | Former Merrillville boys basketball coach and Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame member Jim East is giving one-hour individual basketball shooting lessons for boys and girls in grades 4-12 during June and July. Openings are available from 9 a.m. to noon and from 3 to 5:30 p.m. For cost and registration, call (219) 662-8157 or (219) 308-5504.
Lansing Old Timers holding baseball tournament
LANSING | The Lansing Old Timers will host a baseball tournament for ages 8U, 9U and 11U from July 18 to July 23 at the Lansing Old Timers Complex, 16500 Chicago Ave. In-house all-star teams and part-time travel teams (less than 25 games together) are eligible -- no metro or full-time travel teams. Team fees are $350 through June 30, and $425 after.
The format will consist of three-game pool play plus championship. Basic Little League rules for Pee Wee, Minors and Major levels will be employed. Teams may have a maximum of 15 players. Birth certificates and proof of insurance required.
For details, contact Brian Modjeski at (708) 418-0908 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Rob James at (708) 895-7357 or email@example.com.
Dave Griffin's Baseball School Summer Camps
GRIFFITH | Dave Griffin's Baseball Summer Camps for boys and girls ages 7-13 will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 8-11. Camp will cover hitting, fielding, pitching and base running. Participants should dress comfortably, wear tennis shoes and shorts, and bring their own lunch. Cost is $140. To register, call (219) 922-1107 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Midwest Training and Ice holding free hockey classes
DYER | Midwest Training and Ice Center, 10600 White Oak Ave., is holding "Try Hockey for Free" one-day trials for ages 18 and under on Fridays at 4 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. Skate rental is included. For details, call (219) 558-8811.
Purdue University Calumet holding girls basketball camp
HAMMOND | Purdue University Calumet women's basketball coach Tom Megyesi will hold a Fundamental Camp for girls in grades 3-8 from 9 a.m. to noon July 8-11. Cost is $40. For details, contact Megyesi at (219) 989-2309 or email@example.com.
Hoosier Shootout basketball exposure tournament
INDIANAPOLIS | The Hoosier Shootout Boys Basketball Tournament for grades 8-12 will take place July 10-14 in Indianapolis. Interested teams should sign up at www.hoosiershootout.com.
Summer lessons offered at new swim school
SCHERERVILLE | Registration for swim lesson is underway for the new Aqua-Tots Swim School, to open in July at 655 East U.S. 30 next to Trek Bicycle Store. The year-round facility will feature a 58-by-22-foot heated indoor pool. For details, call (219) 232-5032.
Millennium Vardar holding soccer tryouts
Millennium Vardar, a premier soccer club in Northwest Indiana, will be holding open tryouts for boys and girls in U8 and U18 divisions starting in June. For details, contact Vangel Nacovski at (219) 577-5509 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Crown Point Bulldogs looking for 12U softball player
The Crown Point Bulldogs 12U softball team is looking for one solid player to finish the 2013 season. For details, call Mike Greco at (219) 775-2151 or Andy Niksich at (219) 682-4476.
Seton Academy seeks basketball and cheerleading coaches
SOUTH HOLLAND | Seton Academy is seeking the fill the positions of head boys varsity basketball coach of head cheerleading coach for the 2013-2014 school year. Both candidates must have a valid Illinois teaching certificate or have ASEP/NFHS coaches certificate. Both candidates must also acquire all Archdiocese of Chicago training.
Those interested should send letter of interest and resume to email@example.com or fax to (708) 333-0542.
Illiana Misfits holding rugby tryouts at Riverside
HAMMOND | The Illiana Misfits Division 3 rugby club is holding tryouts for its seven-man team every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. at Riverside Park. The club welcomes experienced and inexperienced players. Football, soccer and wrestling experience are beneficial.
For details, contact Tom Sourlis at (219) 923-6490 or Tsourlis@comcast.net.
Diamond Elite holding volleyball leagues and camps
The Diamond Elite Volleyball Academy is offering summer leagues and instruction for girls entering grades 3-8 and with all levels of experience. For details, call (219) 613-3301 or go to www.diamondelitevba.com.
Purdue Calumet holding Game Day Basketball Camp
HAMMOND | Purdue University Calumet will hold a Game Day Experience Basketball Camp for boys in grades 1-6, on July 15-17 at the PUC Fitness and Recreational Building, 2200 169th St., Hammond. Cost is $60.
For details, contact PUC men's basketball coach Dan Voudrie at (219) 989-2290 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hammond Optimist Youth Sports hosting World Series
HAMMOND | Hammond Optimist Youth Sports is hosting the 2013 Cal Ripken 12U World Series, Aug. 9-16 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 contact Tim Bell at (219) 484-0568 or Doyle Godbolt at (219) 512-4543, or email hoysports.baberuthonline.com.
For further details, go to www.12uworldserieshammond.org.
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 ages 5-14 from 9 a.m. to noon July 29-Aug. 1 at Bishop Noll Institute. Cost is $75, or $60 if registered before June 1. For details, call (219) 781-9522 or email email@example.com.
IU Northwest to host Redhawks Basketball Camp
GARY | Indiana University Northwest and the Office of Athletics will host their fourth-annual Redhawks' Summer Basketball Camp for boys and girls ages 6-13. The camp will run from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. July 15-18 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, the winningest coach in IU Northwest history. For details, call (219) 981-4279 or (219) 980-6944, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mayor's Cup 3v3 Soccer Tournament July 13-14
HAMMOND | The sixth-annual Hammond Mayor's Cup 3v3 Soccer Tournament is July 13-14. Team fee on or before the early registration deadline of June 16 is $75; fee after and through the regular registration deadline of June 30 is $100. Teams may register online at www.hammondmayorscup.org.
For details, call (219) 718-1582 or go to email@example.com.
Bowling association to hold scholarship golf outing
HIGHLAND | The Greater Calumet Area USBC will host its seventh-annual golf outing July 27 at Wicker Memorial Park. Entry is $80 per person. Reservation deadline is July 17. Proceeds will go toward the association's annual scholarship for graduating high school senior boys and girls.
Nominations for scholarships will be taken until June 15. Minimum requirements are a 3.0 grade-point average (B average) throughout high school and USBC Youth membership. To download an application, go to www.greatercalumet.com and click on the Youth Scholarship page
For details, call Joe Puchek at (219) 789-1755 or Ed Wleklinski at (219) 810-7398.
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.