Citizen Telegram Sports Briefs – April 3, 2014
Alumni football coming to Rifle?
Gridiron Alumni is hoping to hold a full-contact alumni football game this summer in Rifle. Gridiron Alumni arranges fundraising football games against traditional rivals and is targeting teams like Rifle, Grand Valley, Meeker and others. Players from the Rifle area are invited to register and play. The first 40 players on each team get to play and the first team to register 30 people gets home field advantage.
Gridiron Alumni was founded in 2010 and has raised over $250,000 for schools and charities by holding alumni football games.
If you or someone you know is interested in putting on the pads one more time, go online to gridironalumni.com to register.
Call Chris at (530) 410-6396 with questions and for more information.
Adult spring sports
The New Castle Recreation Department is offering a variety of spring sports programs for adults, beginning in early April.
For volleyball enthusiasts, the popular Challenge League will be held Tuesday evenings for both recreational and competitive players. Other adult sports programs include an 8-on-8 soccer league on Sunday afternoons at Grand River Park, a 3-on-3 basketball league on Thursday evenings and a pickleball league on Wednesday nights.
Preregistration is required for these programs and can be done in person at the New Castle Community Center, or online at newcastlerec.com.
Youth disc golf
The New Castle Recreation Department and Gypsy Disc Golf offer a new youth program for children in grades K-10.
Participants will learn the fundamentals of disc golf and play an actual round. All participants receive a new disc they can keep upon completion of the program, which will be held on Fridays from April 18 to May 16, on the Fire Mountain Disc Course at Coal Ridge Park in New Castle.
The fee for K-4 participants is $40 and $90 for those in grades 5-10.
Preregister online at newcastlerec.com.
The New Castle Recreation Department is accepting registrations for adult 5-on-5 flag football, starting in early April. This league is patterned after the NFL Flag Football program that limits contact. No blocking is allowed. Play will be on Thursday evenings through May. Register by phone at 984-3352 or online at newcastlerec.com.
Annual Titan Trot 5K Run
The Titan Trot 5K Run, a fundraiser for the Coal Ridge High School Booster Club, will take place on May 10.
The Titan Trot is the third race in the Colorado River Valley Charity Race Series. It begins at Cactus Valley Elementary School and finishes at Veteran’s Park in Silt.
Registration is $25 per runner and $30 on the day of the race. Race-day registration runs from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., with the race beginning at 9 a.m.
Information: Julie Martinez, 948-0434, or email@example.com.
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