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LOCAL SPORTS BRIEFS: Local Lions Club to host Donkey Basketball tournament Sunday

The Glenwood Springs Lions Club will host its second-annual Donkey Basketball Fundraiser Tournament at 6 p.m. Sunday at Glenwood Springs High School.Six company teams will participate in the event, which will be used as a fundraiser for scholarships and vision care in the Roaring Fork Valley. Teams will play in three sets of 10-minute basketball games with a donkey on the court. Shots at the basket must be taken from atop a donkey.Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students.Information: Darrell Stanley, (970) 618-0596.

The annual Hershey Track and Field meet will make its return to Rifle at 10 a.m. on June 1 at Bears Stadium in Rifle.The national program includes events such as the softball throw, standing long jump, relays, sprint and distance running events. Participants can be from ages 9-14. Children from age 3-8 will be invited to participate, but will not be eligible for state competition.Winners can advance to state and national competitions. Registration is free of charge.Information: (970) 665-6570.

The Glenwood Springs Ladies Golf Club will hold a Scramble Opener tournament starting at 9 a.m. April 27 at Glenwood Springs Golf Course.Registration for the tournament begins at 8 a.m. A continental breakfast will be served along with a lunch for $8. The registration deadline is April 25.Information: Glenwood Springs Golf Course, (970) 945-7086, or Rona Fischer, (970) 379-9452.

The New Castle Recreation Department, in partnership with Lakota Canyon Golf Course, is offering adult golf clinics beginning in early May.The clinics will consist of one-on-one and group instruction, range work, putting and chipping, and golf etiquette. Clinics are open to all ability levels. The adult golf clinics are offered monthly throughout the spring and summer, with the first session beginning May 7 and running through May 28. Cost is $99 per person for four classes, or $25 for one class. Students should bring their own clubs, but rentals are available on a limited basis. Information/registration:, or by phone at (970) 984-3352.

The 11th-annual Mountain Air Charity Golf Tournament will take place at 12:30 p.m. May 17 at Rifle Creek Golf Course. Tournament proceeds will sponsor Garfield County Search & Rescue. Registration is limited, and early registration is encouraged. Charitable contributions to the organization will also be accepted.Information: Mountain Air Mechanical, (970) 625-4352.

Rifle Parks and Recreation is seeking umpires adult softball and youth baseball and softball programs for the upcoming summer season.The season will run from May to mid-August. Applicants must be at least 14 years old. Pay is $15 to $25 per game DOQ. Job descriptions and employment applications can be found online at info: Jeff, (970) 665-6575.

The first running of Roaring Fork Runoff 5K run/walk will be held at 9 a.m. April 20 at Two Rivers Park.The 5K benefit run will benefit the two local nonprofit organizations: Western Colorado Girls on the Run and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). The course begins at Two Rivers Park, runs along the Roaring Fork River bike path and loops back to the park.Registration is $20 and begins at 7:30 a.m. the day of the race. Times and prizes will be provided for all participants.Information: Jim Conway, (970) 945-6849.

A charity run to benefit the middle schools in Parachute and Battlement Mesa will be held April 20.The Move It, Move It Family 5K Fun Run will be held at 10 a.m. at Grand Valley Middle School. The run is open to all ages, and race fees will go toward funding supplies for the Center of Family Learning movement program.A race shirt is guaranteed for all registrations which are received by today. Pre-race registration is $15, and race-day registration - which begins at 9:15 a.m. - is $20. Preregistered teams of four will be $40. All participants will receive an award.Information: Janel Brandeberry,

A rookie camp for those interested for playing for the Glenwood Defiance Rugby Club in the summer will be held on Saturday and on April 27.The rookie camps will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. Lunch will be provided. The camp will provide an outlet for prospective players to showcase their athletic talents on the rugby field.Information: Team president Scott Archuleta, (970) 306-8856.

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