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Local Sports Briefs

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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

It’s time to gather your team of six players for the third annual Emily Johnson Play It Forward 3v3 Soccer Tournament. This year’s event takes place June 3-5 at Gates Soccer Park, which is located on Colorado Mountain College’s Spring Valley campus.

The annual tournament honors the passion of Emily Johnson, a Coal Ridge High School soccer player and captain who was tragically killed in an ATV accident in November 2008. All proceeds support three scholarships given to local high school seniors in Johnson’s name.

Kicking off the weekend are Friday all-star exhibition games featuring all-league players from the Western Slope’s high school soccer leagues. The boys will play at 5 p.m., with the girls following at 7 p.m.

The 3v3 tournament begins Saturday morning at 8 a.m. and continues through Sunday for U8 to U18 boys and girls teams and adult co-ed teams. There are both recreational and competitive divisions.

Registration has begun at http://www.EmilyJohnsonPlayitForward.org. The cost is $150 per team ($25 per player) and teams are guaranteed at least three games. A goody bag and tournament T-shirt are also included in the fee. Refreshments will be available, as will items at a Saturday-morning silent auction.

Email playitforward@sopris.net for more information.

The fourth annual 5K Walk/Run For Their Lives benefit race returns to Silt on June 4. The race, which begins at 8:30 a.m., is a fundraiser the for Pauline S. Schneegas Wildlife Foundation.

The foundation rehabilitates and releases injured or orphaned wildlife, with more than 5,000 animals cared for since 1984.

The event course runs through Silt, starting and finishing at the Stoney Ridge ball field.

Pre-register for $20 by calling Sandy at 987-3593. Race-day registration is $25.

The Roaring Fork High School World Travelers Club is hosting a tailgate party at the school’s home baseball doubleheader against Aspen today. The cost is $5 for students and $8 for adults. The games are scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.

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