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Stops in Rifle and Glenwood Springs are planned for the Denver Broncos’ “Salute to Fans Tour,” a state-wide bus tour.

The final stops of the tour will be at City Market in Rifle at noon on April 6, then at City Market in Glenwood Springs at 3 p.m., also on April 6. The stops are free and open to the public.

The Broncos who will be making an appearance are defensive back David Bruton and defensive end Malik Jackson. Cheerleaders and Miles the Mascot will also be on hand with the players to sign autographs and met fans.



Info: http://www.denverbroncos.com/SaluteToFansTour.

Three Rivers Little League is seeking umpires for the upcoming youth baseball season.



The season begins on Saturday, April 6, and games will be played every Saturday until June 1. Game times are 5:45 p.m. and will be played in Aspen, Basalt, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs and Eagle. Baseball experience is required, and pay will be $40 per game.

Information: Greg Hailey, gregh@schmueser-inc.com.

The Grand River Gallop, a run which will benefit the Grand River Health Meals on Wheels Program and other programs, will be held April 6 at the Grand River Hospital and Medical Center, 501 Airport Road in Rifle.

The run will also benefit scholarships for Grand River Health’s Shapedown Program for kids. The event will feature a 2K run/walk family fun event and a 5K run.

The race begins at 9 a.m. April 6, with registration beginning at 8 a.m. Cost is $20 for individuals and $35 for preregistered families, with fees raising to $40 and $60 on race day.

Info: http://www.grhd.org, or (970) 625-6215.

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.

Info: 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. Pre-registered teams of four will be $40. All participants will receive an award.

Information: Janel Brandeberry, jbrandeberry@garfield16.org.

The Glenwood Defiance Rugby Club, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year, will host a “Meet the Coach” session at the Eagles Club, 312 Seventh Street in Glenwood Springs.

The session will run from 5 to 7 p.m. on April 6. The public, as well as people interested in playing for Defiance in the summer, have a chance to meet the team’s new coach, Ian “Spudsy” Skilton.

Information: Team president Scott Archuleta, (970) 306-8856.

Glenwood Springs High School’s boys basketball program will host the annual Demons Youth Basketball Camp from June 10 to 13 at Glenwood Springs High School.

Male and female athletes in grades 3 through 9 are invited to attend. Grades 3 to 5 will run from 8 to 10 a.m., grades 6 to 7 will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and grades 8 to 9 will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sessions will be run each day of the camp. Enrollment is limited to 50 campers per session, and early registration is encouraged.

Camp instruction will emphasize motivation and goal setting, shooting, passing, ball handling and dribbling, defensive concepts, player development and fun. Players are expected to wear a T-shirt, shorts, appropriate shoes and a water bottle.

Information: GSHS coach Cory Hitchcock, (970) 819-5845, or gshsboysbasketball@yahoo.com.

The New Castle Recreation Department is ovvering an adult coed 8-on-8 soccer league which will run Sunday afternoons beginning April 14.

League play is scheduled for early June, and coed rules require a minimum of three females be on the field at all times.

League fees are $350 per team or $45 for individuals. Registration deadline is April 5.

Information and registration: (970)984-3352, online at http://www.newcastlerec.com, or in person at 423 W. Main Street, New Castle.

New Castle Recreation is offering a spring Challenge Volleyball League for adults Tuesday evenings starting April 2.

All registration is individual and teams will be formed randomly each week. Competitors will compete in a variety of formats that may include doubles, triples, quads and sixes play. Each individual will receive points based on their weekly results, and the top point earners will receive special awards at the end of the league.

Registration fees are $20 for the six-week league, or $5 per player at the door.

Information: (970) 984-3352.


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