Sports Briefs |

Sports Briefs

The New Castle Recreation Department is seeking certified soccer referees, and also those interested in becoming certified. Referees are needed to work both youth and adult games, mostly on weekends, and pay is based on experience.

Officials and instructors for other sports are also needed, and New Castle Recreation is looking for people interested in officiating and/or conducting volleyball, wrestling, flag football, soccer, street hockey and other types of camps and clinics this summer.

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

Registration is now open for the 13th annual Mother’s Day Mile, which is scheduled for Sunday, May 13, at 1 p.m. The one-mile race is a fundraiser for the Advocate Safehouse Project.

Preregistered participants are guaranteed an eco-friendly bag with goodies. The race is open to women, men and families. Everyone gets a finish-line rose, homemade apple pie a la mode and a chance to win African age-group awards. Special attractions include a gift basket silent auction, activities for kids and more.

To guarantee your goody bag, preregister at Glenwood Medical Associates at 1830 Blake Ave. in Glenwood Springs or at U.S. Bank at Eighth and Grand. You can also register online at or

For more information, contact or 945-2632.

The New Castle Recreation Department, in partnership with New Castle Family Fitness, is offering Tri for the Cure Triathlon training classes for women beginning in May.

The Tri for the Cure Triathlon is a women-only event to be held at Cherry Creek Park in Denver on Sunday, Aug. 5. The triathlon is sprint distance, with a half-mile open water swim, an 11.4-mile bike ride and a 3.1-mile run.

A free informational meeting will be conducted at the New Castle Community Center (423 W. Main St.), beginning at 6 p.m. Training classes will begin in early May, and continue throughout the summer leading up to the Tri for Cure Triathlon. There will be total of 16 group training classes offered, and the registration fee is $175 per person.

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

Donkey Basketball is coming to the Glenwood Springs High School gymnasium on Sunday, April 22, at 2 p.m.

Six donkey-human teams will participate in three games. Advance tickets are available ($10 for adults, $5 for students, free for children under 6 years old) by calling 379-2757 or (316) 655-7753.

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