LOCAL SPORTS BRIEFS
COAL RIDGE CHEER AND FOOTBALL CAMP
From Aug. 1-4 the Coal Ridge Titans will host their youth football and cheer camp from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the high school football field.
The camp is open to students in grades 3-8, with a camp fee of $30 per student, and $50 per family.
Each session at the camp will be hosted by the football and cheer teams that will teach fundamentals, teamwork and character development. The camp also includes conditioning. Athletes need to wear comfortable, cool clothing with football cleats or supportive tennis shoes and a water bottle.
SILT HEY DAY HOBBLE 5K
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.
The Silt Hey Day Hobble 5K starts at 8 a.m., Sunday, July 31 at the Silt Historical Park at 808 Orchard Avenue in Silt.
Cost of the race is $20 pre-registration, $25 day of the race.
Please contact Kathy Strong at 970-948-7923 for a registration form.
PYRO’S PUSH IT UP TRAIL RUN/WALK
Pyro’s “Push it Up” Trail run & walk will commence at the West Elk Trail on the Flat Tops, at 8 a.m. Aug. 13 with a 3.5K family/beginner trail before going onto a 7.7K trail that is more challenging. The event is capped off by a 13K double down on a steep rugged trail.
The cost of the event is $35 per run. For more information, visit the event website, http://www.pyroswings.com or call 970-876-2324.
The event is in memory of Capt. William “Pyro” DuBois, who died defending his country in the Middle East on Dec. 1, 2014.
Proceeds from the event will go to Pyro’s Wings Scholarship fund for future fighter pilots and families of fallen heroes.
STORM KING TOURNAMENT
The Storm King Tournament will take place at the Glenwood Springs Golf Club on July 30.
The two-lady best-ball tournament is open to all ladies with a current United States Golf Association handicap.
Entry fee for the tournament is $110 per team and includes green fees, continental breakfast and lunch. Call Glenwood Springs Golf Club for more information at 970-945-7086.
SODA POP OPEN
The Boys and Girls Jr. Golf Tournament will take place at the Glenwood Springs Golf Club on Aug. 1, and is open to all junior golfers. Age groups for the tournament include all boys and girls 9 and under, boys and girls ages 10-12, boys and girls ages 13-15 and boys and girls ages 16-18. Entry free for the tournament is $10 and includes green fees, hot dog and soda. The Soda Pop Open is Colorado’s oldest Jr. Golf Tournament. Call Glenwood Springs Golf Club to enter 970-945-7086.
CHEATIN’ WOODCHUCK RACE
The sixth and final installment of the Colorado River Valley Charity Race series is the Cheatin’ Woodchuck Race 5 mile, which will take place Aug. 6, starting at the Rifle Fish Hatchery. Registration is open online, and all proceeds benefit the Sunlight Winter Sports Bus 2016/17 season.
COACH CHAVEZ 30-YEAR CELEBRATION
The public is invited to attend a recognition celebrating Coach Bob Chavez and his 30 years as head coach of the Glenwood Demons. This event will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, in Veltus Park. Light appetizers will be served. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on for this 30-40 minute program. More details to come. Any questions can be directed to Doug Laven at Demonsreunion@gmail.com.
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The teams aren’t vying to one up the other in the rankings or looking to get a leg up in the league standings this fall, but that will hardly make the stakes any less meaningful for Basalt and Glenwood Springs high schools when they meet on the football field Friday night.