Local Sports Briefs
Sopris masters tryouts
Team Sopris will be offering tryouts for its masters swimming group from Sept. 15-31. This group practices from 6-7:15 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Glenwood Springs Community Center Pool. The minimum skill requirement is the ability to swim the length of the pool (25 meters). There are no practice or meet attendance requirements: Both will be determined by your schedule and your goals. With respect to practice attendance, participants may arrive late or leave early as their schedules demand.
The masters group has swimmers of all ages and abilities, from those learning stroke technique to those competing regularly in pool, open-water and triathlon races. Workout sets, technical advice, and encouragement are offered by head coach Neil Romney. Fees include a $35/month coaching fee and a membership to the Community Center. The only other obligatory cost is the annual registration fee with US Masters Swimming, USA Swimming or USA Triathlon; this provides liability insurance and sanctions participants to compete should they choose to do so.
For further information or to schedule a free tryout practice, please contact head coach Neil Romney (firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-989-4689) or stop by the pool any Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 6-7:15 a.m.
Participate in The Longevity Project
The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.
Rally the Valley
Rally the Valley is a community wide fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 19, to support patients at the Calaway-Young Cancer Center at Valley View Hospital. There are multiple ways to Rally: a 24.5-mile bike ride or a 4-mile walk through downtown Glenwood Springs or a 1.5-mile family walk — Peyton’s Parade. However you decide to Rally, all participants will come together for the Rally Party in Sayre Park. The party will be a treat for all with fabulous food, a beer garden and a kids zone with bouncy houses and more.
Rally for those who have survived cancer. Rally for those whom we have lost. Rally to support the best cancer care for our community. For website and registration help or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities email Dina Belmonte at Dina.Belmonte@vvh.org or Erika Leavitt at Erika.Leavitt@vvh.org. For any event, adults are $30 and children under the age of 13 are $10.
New Castle Recreation hosting Pickleball Tournament
New Castle Recreation is hosting the Pickleball Challenge Tourney to see who the best players are in our area on Saturday, Sept. 26, on the outdoor courts behind Riverside Middle School. Registration is individual and participants will be randomly paired with others and play a round-robin format until both male and female winners are crowned. A barbecue lunch will be provided for all participants.
The preregistration fee is $15, and the deadline is Sept. 18. Registration can be done online 24/7 at http://www.newcastlerec.com.
Glenwood Canyon Shuffle Race for Literacy registration open
Runners and walkers are invited to enjoy a beautiful autumn tour of the Glenwood Canyon Saturday, Oct. 3, in the Glenwood Canyon Shuffle Race for Literacy. A half-marathon (13.1-mile) run and relay race and a 5K (3.1 mile) run/walk will take place on the bike path through the scenic Glenwood Canyon. This year Literacy Outreach is excited to announce that for the first time, the half-marathon will be last race in the Downhill Half-Marathon series.
The half marathon starts at 9 a.m., and the 5K follows at 10 a.m. Buses will take participants from the finish line at the No Name exit in Glenwood Canyon to the race starting points.
The entry fee is $35 per person for the half-marathon and $25 per person for the 5K. There is a late fee of $5 per person applied to entries received after Sept. 30. The race entry fee includes a long-sleeved T-shirt and a poker hand in Shuffle the Deck. The best poker hand wins $100. Online registration is available at http://www.runningguru.com. Registration forms can also be printed from the Literacy Outreach website at http://www.literacyoutreach.org under the events tab.
The Glenwood Canyon Shuffle Race for Literacy is sponsored by Valley View Hospital, Grand River Hospital District, Garfield County Public Library District, In Search of the Holy Grayling, Joyce Webb Ceramics, Gallegos Corp., Crystal Property Management and FCI Construction.
Ring the Bell 5K takes place Sept. 26
The third annual Ring the Bell at the Bridge 5K run/walk for suicide awareness will be Sept. 26 in Canyon creek in between New Castle and Glenwood Springs.
The race begins at 9 a.m. at the historic little red school house on Canyon Creek Road. It follows the course along Canyon Creek to the bridge where a liberty bell is hung, and participants can ring the bell in memory of those lost to suicide to celebrate making it to the turnaround point.
Cost is $25 for all participants. All proceeds will be donated to the Aspen Hope Center. Information/registration: http://www.ring5K.org, or Erin, 970-355-4770.
Lead King Loop Races
The Marble Charter School will host their 12th annual Lead King Loop Races featuring a 25k, 12.5k, and 2.5k kids race, September 20. Last year the Lead King Loop Races had over 300 participants. Alpine Bank , Bighorn Toyota, and Valley View Hospital will sponsor the races this year. For more information, contact Lee Bowers at 970-704-9844.
Glenwood Springs Wrestling to host fundraiser
The Demons wrestling program will host the annual Cody Brickell Golf fundraiser, from noon until 9 p.m. today at the Miniature Golf park along Highway 6 in West Glenwood.
Soliciting hole sponsorships for $100, a sign will be placed at the beginning of a hole on the course displaying the logo and hole sponsorship recognition of those who choose to sponsor the event.
Event organizers are asking supporters to come out and play a round of mini golf and bid on silent auction items to help support Demons wrestling.
Colo. Vintage Base Ball Association hosting game at Cooper Field
Today, the Denver Blue Stockings will take on the Central City Stars of the Colorado Vintage Base Ball Association at Cooper Field in Deerfield Park. The game will use vintage rules, vintage uniforms and a few other things that fans won’t see in today’s modern game of baseball. The admission is free, and food and drinks will be available to the public. This event is presented by the E. Dene Moore Care Center and Grand River Hospital District.
Roaring Fork athletics will host the Pella Windows & Doors Ram Classic, Friday, Sept. 25 at the River Valley Ranch golf course in Carbondale. Eighteen holes of scramble golf with a shotgun start of 9:00 a.m. Contests include longest drive, straightest drive, closest to the pin, poker round and hole-in-one. Extras include a boxed lunch, $5 mulligans, a raffle, door prizes and an awards ceremony.
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