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The 16th annual Sons of the American Legion golf tournament is slated for Saturday at River Valley Ranch Golf Club.

The tournament kicks off with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. The cost is $100 per person (must pay at time of sign-up).

Sign up at the American Legion Post No. 100 (97 N. Third Street, Carbondale).



The annual Strawberry Days Tennis Tournament, hosted by Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation, is slated for June 1-5 at courts throughout Glenwood Springs (Sayre Park, Veltus Park and the community center). The tournament will feature both adult and junior divisions.

Sue Geist is the tournament director and is anticipating a much larger turnout than last year’s event, which returned to the Glenwood Springs calendar after a hiatus.



Depending on the size of each event, players will participate in either a round-robin or elimination draw and will be guaranteed at least two matches per event entered. The per-person registration fee for one event is $25. It’s $35 for two events or $45 for three events. Prizes will be awarded to all first- and second-place winners.

Entry forms are available at the Glenwood Springs Community Center and in the communication boxes at the tennis courts at both Sayre Park and the Rippy Tennis Center.

Contact Sue Geist at 948-7084 for more information on the tournament.

Sign up now for the Shane Porter Memorial Softball Tournament.

The tournament, which will feature both co-ed and men’s teams, will be held in Carbondale June 4-5. The fee is $300 per team and the registration deadline is May 31.

For more information, call Steve Groom at 963-4212. All proceeds benefit Brady Porter.

The Colorado Mini Classic junior bike race will be June 4-5 in Silt.

Junior racers 10 to 18 years old will be competing in a time trial, criterium and road race.

Details, including registration (pre-registration required) and race times, are located on the American Cycling Association website at http://www.americancycling.org.

There will also be a free kids race for 5- to 9-year-olds.

For information, contact Bill at 309-1514.

The 2011 Demons youth basketball camp is slated for June 6-9 for players entering the fourth through ninth grades.

Fourth- through sixth-graders meet from 9-11 a.m. each day and seventh- through ninth-graders meet from noon to 2 p.m.

Camp instruction will emphasize the following: positive team attitude, motivation and goal setting, shooting, passing, ball handling, defensive concepts and total player development.

The cost is $50 and enrollment is limited to 100 campers per session. Early registration is highly recommended as walk-in registration is not guaranteed.

Contact camp director Cory Hitchcock at (970) 901-7118 or gshsboysbasketball@yahoo.com for more information.

Roaring Fork High School is hosting an individual/fundamental basketball camp from June 13-16 for girls and boys in the fifth through 12th grades.

To register, contact coach Larry Williams at 355-4554.

The Coal Ridge Lady Titans Summer Basketball Camp is slated for June 13-16 at Coal Ridge High School.

The four-day basketball camp is designed to work on your player’s basketball skills. Players will run through drills that will help them develop their offensive and defensive fundamentals.

The sessions of this camp will be run in a fashion similar to a regular high school basketball practice. Players will work with the Coal Ridge coaches and players.

Middle-schoolers (students entering the fifth through eighth grades) will report from 9:30-11 a.m. daily, while elementary-schoolers (first through fourth grades) report from 11 a.m.-noon.

The cost is $40 per player and campers should wear basketball or running shoes and bring a water bottle.

For more information, contact Coal Ridge girls basketball coach Rick Schmitz at rschmitz@garfieldre2.org.

Ultra Quest Strength and Conditioning Camps is bringing its eight-week program to Aspen, Basalt and New Castle.

Sessions last eight weeks and run Monday-Friday for one hour each day. Gym work is utilized two days a week and field work the other three days. Camps begin June 6.

Students will be trained on nutrition, supplementation, strength and sports conditioning with a focus on increasing success in life in general, starting with athletics and fitness.

Ultra Quest camps are designed by professional athletes from the Olympic, professional and collegiate training regimens. Camps will instruct young athletes on core body strength and conditioning movements that improves an athlete’s natural abilities and talent.

For more information, visit http://www.ultraquestcamps.com or contact Brett Lark P. at brett@ultraquestcamps.com.

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. From the Silt roundabout, turn off on Main Street and head west. Make a right on Seventh Street and travel four blocks to the field, which is on the right.

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


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