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GLENWOOD SPRINGS ” Coaches and players are needed for 7- and 8-year-old Glenwood Springs Soccer Club teams.

Practices are held two afternoons a week with games on Saturday mornings throughout April and May. The club offers coaching instruction to help get prospects started.

Roster positions are also available for 9- and 10-year-old girls and boys.



The season starts April 6. Get more information at http://www.glenwoodsoccer.org. Call 945-6091 to register.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS ” Volunteers are needed to help with the 10th annual Mother’s Day Mile on May 10.



The event needs pie bakers, race-course marshals and help with registration, the green team, kids activities and race-day clean-up.

To help with the gift basket silent auction, contact Carol McCurry at 618-0831. To volunteer for other race-day activities, contact Nancy Reinisch at nrein@rof.net.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS ” The Emily Johnson Play it Forward 3v3 soccer tournament is scheduled for June 6-7 at Gates Soccer Park in Glenwood Springs.

The tourney, open to players 8-and-under through adults, costs $175 to enter. There’s a $25 discount if registered before May 1.

Proceeds benefit the Emily Johnson Play it Forward Fund, which provides money for two scholarships in Johnson’s name. The scholarships are awarded to two seniors at Coal Ridge High School, one who’s an outstanding soccer player with a passion for the game and another who exemplifies their particular passion in life in some creative way.

The tourney and scholarship fund are both in memory of Johnson, a Coal Ridge High School soccer player who was killed in an all-terrain (ATV) accident in November.

Visit http://www.emilyjohnsonplayitforward.org to register or for more information.

ASPEN ” Online registration for the 15th annual Ride for the Pass is now available at http://www.independencepass.org and http://www.active.com. Registration fees are $40 for individuals and $70 for families (registration fees increase $10 on race day).

Pre-ride registration will also be available at the Ute Mountaineer on the Galena Street Mall, at Aspen Velo on Mill Street in Aspen and at the Community Bank in Basalt starting on May 13.

The Ride for the Pass, a charity bike race/recreational ride to benefit the Independence Pass Foundation, will be held May 16 in Aspen.

The Ride will follow the traditional route from the Winter Gate (four miles east of Aspen) to Independence Ghost Town, which is approximately 10 miles east up Highway 82 on Independence Pass. The course gains approximately 2,200 feet of elevation, from 8,500 to 10,700 feet, over the 10-mile route.

Call Mark Fuller, race director, at 963-4959 for more information or e-mail fulcon@comcast.net.

BASALT ” The University of Colorado is coming to the Roaring Fork Valley on May 29.

The Buffalo Stampede, an alumni club event, will feature CU football coach Dan Hawkins, among others, as a guest speaker and will be held at the ranch of Tom Clark and Linda Holmes Clark (501 Sopris Creek Road, Basalt).

The cost is $20 per person ($10 for children 12 and under) and the festivities kick off at 5:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Mary Ward Metzger at 984-0228 or Kathy Shay Arnold at 963-2271.

Due to NCAA regulations and Hawkins’ presence, current high school students and high school coaches cannot attend the event.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS ” Registration is now open for the summer training program of the Roaring Fork Women’s Triathlon Team.

Registration forms and information can be found at http://www.roaringforktriteam.com. A question-and-answer orientation meeting will be April 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the lobby of Glenwood Medical Associates (1830 Blake St., Glenwood Springs).

The 14-week program will begin May 6 and continue through Aug. 2, culminating with the Tri for the Cure Triathlon in Denver. The team promotes fitness, fun and philanthropy by learning the basics of swimming, cycling and running/walking.

Registration is limited and pre-registration is encouraged. Varied abilities welcome. Functional fitness abilities are necessary.

For more information, review the website or contact Judy Haynes at johnnys@rof.net or Nancy Reinisch at nrein@rof.net.


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