Area Sports Briefs
The Roaring Fork Valley affiliate of Habitat for Humanity is holding its second annual Golfing for Habitat tournament at the Roaring Fork Club in Basalt on Sept. 24.Tournament organizers plan to sell out the field of 128 golfers for this four-person scramble tourney. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team (net and gross), longest drive and closest to the pin (male and female). Dinner and a silent auction will follow the tournament.Although golf foursomes are nearly sold out, sponsorship opportunities still exist and people can sign up to attend the dinner and auction for $50 per person. Dinner includes gourmet barbecue and live music.Information: Kristen Wilmes, 945-7733; HabitatRFV@gmail.com.
The Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registration forms for the men’s competitive basketball league at Glenwood Community Center for only a few more days. Adult local and out-of-town residents are eligible to participate. Games will be held Thursdays starting Oct. 4 at the Community Center. Registrations are being taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Fees for participation are as follows: resident, $400; nonresident, $450. Call the recreation department at 384-6301 for more program information or visit http://www.glenwoodrec.com and download a registration form, code of conduct, and rules listing for the 2007 fall men’s competitive season.
New Castle Recreation is accepting tiny tots (pre-kindergarten through kindergarten), pee wee (first and second grades) and girls third- through sixth-grade basketball registrations. Tiny tots and pee wee basketball will start Nov. 5 and run through Dec. 6. Practices are held at Kathryn Senor Elementary Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday. Girls basketball for third- through sixth-graders will start Oct. 29 and run through Dec. 22. Practices will be held at RSMS Monday though Thursdays, with games against Rifle and Silt on Fridays or Saturdays. Register online at http://www.newcastlecolorado.org or stop by the New Castle Community Center. Information: Lynsey, 984-3352.
The Glenwood Springs Basketball Association is looking for anyone who would like to join its team and referee high school basketball during the 2007-08 season.Classes start Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. at Glenwood Springs High School.Information: Ty Derby, 947-0445, 618-6589.
Runners and walkers are invited to participate in the Glenwood Canyon Shuffle Race for Literacy Saturday, Sept. 29. A half-marathon (13.1-mile) run and relay race and 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) run/walk will take place on the bike path in scenic Glenwood Canyon east of Glenwood Springs.The half marathon begins at 9 a.m., and the 5K starts at 10. Buses will take participants from the finish line at the No Name exit of Glenwood Canyon to the race starting points. Relay teams of up to five people are welcome to participate in the half marathon. Team sponsorships by companies, service clubs, etc., are encouraged.The entry fee is $25 per person in the half marathon, and $50 per team, and the 5K cost is $15 per person. A late fee of $5 per person and $25 per team applies to entries received after Sept. 26. Online registration is available at http://www.active.com. Or, for a race form or further information, contact Dennis Webb, 876-0768, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The race entry fee includes a long-sleeved T-shirt.The event benefits Literacy Outreach, which provides one-on-one tutoring for adults through professionally trained volunteers in Garfield County. The race is the final event in the Glenwood Charity Race Series. People who register for three of the five series events will be entered into a raffle for prizes. (For more information, visit glenwoodraces.com.)
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