Local Sports Briefs
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
The Johnson family is hosting a community fundraiser today to benefit Jacob White, a Grand Valley High School student and standout football player who was tragically injured and hospitalized as the result of an accident at the school autoshop.
The Parachute and Battlement Mesa communities are being asked to support this young man and his family in their time of need.
VJ’s Outlaw Ribbs in Parachute is the site of the 2 p.m. event. There will be chili and cornbread, live music and a silent auction to raise funds.
For more information, contact Ms. Jean Johnson at VJ’s at 285-1917.
The New Castle Recreation Department is offering a variety of volleyball programs this winter for both youth and adults.
During the month of December, New Castle Recreation is offering mini-tournaments for adults on Tuesday evenings, Dec. 4, 11 and 18, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Riverside Middle School.
The format will change each week depending on the number of participants, and may include doubles, triples, quads and sixes play. Registration fees are $5 per player at the door.
New Castle Rec’s popular Tuesday adult mixed quads league begins in mid-January and is ideal for both recreational and competitive teams. Teams are required to have a minimum of one female on the court during play and the league is self-officiated. The registration fees are $120 per team and the deadline is Jan. 11.
Spike It Youth Volleyball is a new program for children ages 8 to 14 and will be held on Tuesday evenings once a week for six weeks. The focus of the program will be on teaching and developing the basic skills of the sport. It will include weekly drills and scrimmage games. The registration fee is $40, and the program dates are Jan. 22-Feb. 26.
On Saturday, Feb. 9, New Castle Recreation will host the Winter Blast Quads Tournament beginning at 9:30 a.m. Teams can be any combination of male and/or female players, and the format will be pool play, with teams placed in playoff divisions based on their pool play results. The registration fee is $80 per team by Feb. 4 or $100 after that date.
Registration for these programs can be done online at http://www.newcastlerec.com or by phone at 984-3352.
The Roaring Fork Wrestling Club is holding a registration night on Monday, Dec. 3, from 6-8 p.m. at the Basalt Middle School gymnasium.
The club is open to wrestlers of all skill levels from 5 to 18 years old.
Coaches Jason Gleasman, PJ Bory, Ryan Bradley and Thaddeus Eshelman bring a wealth of experience to the club.
Gleasman is a two-time world champion, seven-time national champion and a 1996 Olympian. Bory was an NCAA Tournament qualifier and an Atlantic Coast Conference champion.
Fundraising opportunities will be available to help cover the cost for any and all athletes. The cost for the season is $200.
For more information, call (719) 243-0791 or email email@example.com.
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