Area Sports Briefs
Soccer coach needed for New Castle U6 rec soccer team, which practices Monday and Wednesday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Alder Park. If you or anyone you know would like to coach this age group please contact Lynsey at 984-3352. Practice will start Wednesday, Sept. 5.
The Tri-Glenwood is looking for volunteers for a variety of positions on Sunday, Sept. 9. Volunteers receive a T-shirt and a ticket to the postrace picnic. For information, call Kim at 945-7724.
The Kid Curry Scurry 5K run/2K fun walk/run is slated for Sept. 8 at Battlement Mesa Activity Center. The race is the fourth of five runs in the Colorado River Valley Charity Series, the Grand River Gallop 5K and 3K in Rifle on Oct. 27 being the fifth.The Kid Curry Scurry, which is named after Kid Curry, a lawbreaker who ran with Butch Cassidy, robbed trains on the Western Slope and is buried in Glenwood Springs, will benefit children’s programming at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center.The cost of the race is $20 and all ages are welcome. Check-in for the race is between 7 and 8 a.m. on Sept. 8.Information: Fran Storm or Anne Huber, 285-9480 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Coal Ridge Classic, a golf tournament to benefit Coal Ridge High School, will take place Sept. 14 at Lakota Canyon Golf Club. It will be a four-player scramble format and will start with a shotgun start at 2 p.m.If you sign up before Sept. 1, the cost is $100 per person and includes 18 holes, golf cart, food and beverage, as well as prizes. After Sept. 1, the fee increases to $125.Registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. There will be prizes for top finishers including team prizes and a hole-in-one prize.Information: 230-0177.
On Sept. 19 Coal Ridge High School will be holding a seminar titled What every parent should know about high school and college athletics.Parents from all area schools are invited to the free event and the key note speaker will be Doug Schakel who coached men’s basketball for 30 years, including 18 years at Mesa State College in Grand Junction.The event will cover topics including: the myths and realities of college scholarships, all-star and select teams, exposure tournaments and more, what your kids tell me about their high school athletic experience after they get to college, what you should know about your high school coaches, what your kids need from you but are reluctant to ask for and the reasons behind a nationwide freshman dropout rate of 48 percent.Information: 625-6751
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