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Registration is now open for the May 10 Mother’s Day Mile. The one-mile race starts at 1 p.m. and is a fundraiser for the programs of the Advocate Safehouse Project.

In honor of the 10th anniversary of the Mother’s Day Mile, recognition will be given to the Garfield County first responders, who have maintained safety for the staff, volunteers and clients. First responders of Garfield County are invited to attend with complimentary registration.

All participants will receive a goody bag, a finish-line rose, homemade pie and a chance to win age-group awards from Eldoret, Kenya. A gift basket silent auction will be held under the big tent.



Register in person at Glenwood Medical Associates or online at http://www.advocatesafehouse.org or at http://www.active.com. The cost is $15 per person or $55 per family.

Three Rivers Youth Football registration will be held at Glenwood Springs Elementary School May 11-12 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. All interested third- through sixth-graders who live in Glenwood Springs are encouraged to attend registration as teams fill quickly.



Online registration is available by visiting http://www.tryfootball.org. Contact Susie Kellogg at 309-4980 with questions.

Register now for soccer camps sponsored by the Glenwood Springs Soccer Club.

Three summer sessions for kids include: NSA Camp, June 15-18; USC Camp, July 13-17; and USC Camp, Aug. 10-14. A coaching clinic for adults will be offered by NSA June 15-17.

Check out the details at http://www.glenwoodsoccer.org or contact the club at 945-6091 or soccer@sopris.net.

The men’s senior golf group is kicking off its 2009 season soon. The group meets for 10 a.m. tee times Mondays and Wednesdays at Glenwood Springs Golf Club.

Men 50 years old and up who wish to participate are encouraged to show up at The Hill any Monday and Wednesday and join the group by 9:45 a.m. From there, teams will be selected for the day’s play.

Contact George Morrison at 945-7196 or Dale Snearly at 945-9649 with questions.

The Carbondale Recreation Department is taking registrations for its summer adult softball leagues.

Coed competitive and coed recreational leagues are played on Mondays beginning June 1, and the men’s league is played on Tuesdays beginning June 2. The cost per team is $480, and the registration deadline is May 15. There will be a mandatory captains meeting at 6:30 p.m. May 6 at Carbondale Town Hall.

For more information, call 704-4115.

The Glenwood Springs Invitational soccer tournament is slated for May 23-24 at Gates Soccer Park at Colorado Mountain College-Spring Valley.

Team registrations are still being accepted in several brackets: boys U12, U13 and U14 and girls U11, U13 and U14.

The community is invited to participate in the tournament as volunteers, team sponsors or spectators. Teams will be in town from all over the state.

Contact Glenwood Springs Soccer Club for more information at 945-6091 or soccer@sopris.net.

Glenwood Medical Associates is sponsoring free sports physicals for Glenwood Springs High School and Glenwood Springs Middle School student-athletes at GMA on May 11. The location is not GSMS, as previously reported.

Middle-schoolers will be admitted from 6:30-7:15 p.m. High-schoolers should report at 7:15 p.m. Physical forms can be picked up at the schools.

Dr. Bruce Lippman Sr. has organized this event for more than 20 years with the help of many local physicians who donate their time.

GMA is located at 1830 Blake Ave. in Glenwood Springs. Call 945-8503 for more information.

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.

Play will be fast-paced, with three players a side, no goalkeepers and a small field.

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.


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