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On June 6-8, the Glenwood Springs boys basketball program will host its annual Boys and Girls Fundamental Skills Camp at Glenwood High School.

The camp is open to second- through eighth-graders, with the cost of $90 required to sign up. This year Glenwood is teaming up with Progressive Basketball Academy which is certified by Team USA Youth Development Program. Along with head coach Cory Hitchcock and his team, the Demons will bring in coach Mike Moskowitz, a longtime friend of Hitchcock’s and a former collegiate coach, to help with the camp again this year.

Over the last six years the camp has averaged around 85 participants from around the valley that have enjoyed improving their fundamentals. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon (second- to fifth-graders) and 12:30-3:30 p.m. (sixth- to eighth-graders).

Along with the skills participants will gain, each camper will receive a basketball, T-shirt and a wristband.

For more information, please visit http://www.abcsportscamps.com/progressive.


The MS WALK and 5K run is coming up May 14. The new location this year will be at Glenwood Springs High School along the Rio Grande Trail for both the 5K run at 8 a.m. ($25) and the Walk at 9 a.m. (donations and pledges). Registration opens at 7 a.m. Kiwanis Breakfast starts at 7:30. Activities include live music by the Currys, Glenwood Springs High School cheerleaders and a silent auction.

For more information or to register: Call 970-263-4393 or go to http://www.walkMScolorado.org.


Head to Basalt High School at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 21, for a 2-mile Longhorn Stampede obstacle course mud run put on by the Basalt High School’s Student Leadership Council. Get to Basalt High School at 10 a.m. to register if you haven’t already at bhs.rfsd.org, where you can also find the waiver to run the race. If you wait until the day-of, the cost is $20, but online registration is $15. You’ll get a free T-shirt on the day for participating in the race. All ages are welcome. Obstacles include a giant water slide, multiple mud pits, and a huge hay bale climb. For more information, contact Kaylin Williams, kaylin837@rfschools.com, 970-704-0677.


June 3-5, the eighth annual Emily Johnson Play It Forward 3vs3 Soccer Tournament will take place at Gates Soccer Park on the Spring Valley Campus of Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs.

The annual tournament honors the passion of Emily Johnson, a standout Coal Ridge High School soccer player and team captain who was tragically killed in an ATV accident in November 2008. All proceeds support three scholarships given to local high school seniors in Emily’s name. Kicking off the weekend on Friday, June 3, will be the Emily Johnson Play it Forward All-Star Exhibition Game, featuring the All League Western Slope Conference 3A and 4A high school players. Boys will play at 5 p.m., with the girls following at 7 p.m.

The 3v3 Tournament play begins Saturday morning at 8 a.m. and continues through Sunday for U8 to U18 boys and girls teams as well as co-ed adult teams in both recreational and competitive divisions. Register your teams today at http://www.EmilyJohnsonPlayitForward.org. Cost is $150 per team ($25 per player) which guarantees at least three games as well as a goody bag and tournament t-shirt.


The Glenwood Springs High School student council has elected to participate in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Fundraiser by hosting a 4K run, May 21, starting at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. The Mile-A-Minute 4K run will help raise awareness of leukemia and lymphoma, not just in the world as a whole, but in the Roaring Fork Valley, all the while promoting healthy living and the importance of fitness. Racers will start at 10 a.m. on the Wulfsohn Trail. Those interested can register in advance at Glenwood Springs High School with a Student Body officer or Lisa Hartert, student council sponsor (970) 384-5583, or at the Glenwood Springs Chamber for $15 or on race day at the community center for $20.

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