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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The Glenwood Springs High School boys and girls swim teams and the Sunrise Rotary Club Scholarship Fund are hosting a ball drop fundraiser on Saturday, June 23.

Tickets are available by contacting Amy Cassidy in Eagle County at 390-5612 or cassidy@vail.net or Brenda Grumley at 230-0477 or swimchickmom@comcast.net. Tickets are $20 each or six for $100.

The ball drop will be held on the ninth green at Glenwood Springs Golf Club. Tickets earn you a numbered ball. Up to 1,000 balls will be dropped onto the green. Any balls that go into the hole win all or a share of the prize. The ball will be dumped onto the green with a dump bed-equipped all-terrain vehicle (ATV).



Winning ticket(s) share 40 percent of the prize pool, with 40 percent going to the swim teams and 20 percent to the Sunrise Rotary Scholarship Foundation. Entrants need not be present to win.

This is an essential fundraiser for the GSHS swim teams, which are completely self-funded and must raise money to pay for coaching, travel and all other expenses.



New Castle Recreation is putting on the Sister’s Softball Clinic, a one-day clinic to help young players prepare for the upcoming season.

The clinic is May 26 at the Elk Creek Elementary ball fields, with 8- to 11-year-olds reporting from 8 a.m.-noon and 12- to 15-year-olds reporting from noon-4 p.m.

The fee is $25 per player, and registration is being accepted now, and can be done online at http://www.newcastlecolorado.org/recreation, or by phone at 984-3352.

Crown Mountain Park in El Jebel will be the site of an adult co-ed softball league this summer. Games will be played on Wednesday nights, with game times starting at 6 p.m.

The cost is $495 per team, and registration is limited to eight teams with a minimum of three females per team. A minimum $100 deposit secures your team a spot. All fees are due before the first game.

The season will run June 6-Aug. 8. The registration deadline is May 25 (or when the league fills).

Call Diane or Woodsie at Crown Mountain Park and Recreation District at 963-6030.

The 2012 Demons Youth Basketball Camp is slated for June 11-14 at the Glenwood Springs High School gymnasium.

The camp is for male and female athletes entering the fourth through ninth grades. Fourth- through sixth-graders meet from 9-11 a.m. each day, while seventh- through ninth-graders go from noon-2 p.m.

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

Players should wear a T-shirt, shorts and appropriate shoes and bring a water bottle.

Glenwood Springs High School boys basketball head coach Cory Hitchcock is the camp director.

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

Enrollment is limited to 100 campers per session.

New Castle Recreation is running an adult 3-on-3 basketball league this summer. Games will be played Thursday nights from 6-8 p.m. at Hot Shot Park.

The season runs June 14-Aug. 9 and includes two weeks of tournament play.

The cost is $100 per team. Rosters must consist of a maximum of five players 16 or older. Registration is due by June 7.

For more information, contact New Castle Recreation at 984-3352.


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