Looking for an excuse to get active? Here’s a listing of local events, recreation leagues, tournaments, camps, clinics, classes and more. Click the links at the top to jump between categories. Have a listing you’d like us to include? Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Foot Power calendar: Local races for runners, cyclists and more
- Community notes: Classes, clinics and other events
- Program sign-ups: Rec and youth sports leagues and teams
- Summer camps: Search our database of summer camps, from sports camps to arts camps, or submit your event to be included in our collection.
- Help wanted: Coaches, referees, officials, volunteers. (Looking for high school coaching openings? Head over to the Varsity Beat!)
- Golf events
Foot Power calendar: Local races for runners, cyclists and more
WellSpan Summer Series: Here are the events in the WellSpan Summer Series. Click here to learn more about each event or to register.
Aug. 29: Rail Trail 10-Miler
Sept. 7: Quarterback Club 5K & 10K
Sept. 19: White Rose 5-Miler
Oct. 10: David Tome Memorial 5K
South Penn Road Runners Club Summer Series: For more details about this event and a complete Summer Series schedule, go to sprrhanover.org, contact Jim Roller at 632-1433 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., or email email@example.com.
Community notes: Classes, clinics and other events
East Berlin Community Center (EBACC) Open Gym: The EBACC is offering open gym for volleyball and basketball at the Community Center gym.
• Basketball is played on Wednesdays from 7:45-9:30 p.m. for ages 16 and up. Fee is $3 per person. Contact Blake Senft at 873-8261.
• Volleyball is played 7:45-9:30 p.m. Mondays for ages 10 and up. Fee is $3 per person. Contact Lois Dubbs 781-4355, Marilyn Julius 495-4067 or Russell Englebert at 476-9798.
Swim lessons: The Lineboro-Manchester Lions Club in Maryland offers swimming lessons during July at a cost of $50 for members and $60 for non-members. Pool memberships are available for $350 per family. Daily admission for non-members is $7. Register for lessons or membership by calling 410-374-3078 or visiting www.lmlions.org.
10th annual MS Polo Match: In an ongoing effort to fight multiple sclerosis, the 10th annual George F. Hempt Memorial Polo Event will be at 2 p.m. Aug. 1 at Hempt FARMS Polo Field across from Cumberland Valley High School in Mechanicsburg. All proceeds will benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Admission is $50 per vehicle. Gates open at noon. Visit http://mspakeystone.org/.
York Hiking Club: The York Hiking Club has the following events in Aug.:
• Aug 2 – Long hike for approximately 12 miles in Michaux Sate Forest beginning on the northern edge of Calendonia State Park at Quarry Gap Road. Meet at Woodberry Road at 8 a.m. For additional information, contact Gwen Loose at 891-9967.
• Aug 9 – Medium hike around Lake Redman. Meet at 8 a.m. at York Vo. Tech. For additional information, contact Jack Goodwin at 819-9270 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Aug. 16 – Long hike for 10 miles on the Appalachain Trail. For additional information, contact Tom Morley at 764-6822 or email@example.com.
• Aug. 23 – Short hike for approximately 6 miles on the northern extension of the Rail Trail. Meet at Boscov’s East Parking area at noon. For additional information, contact Bob and Julie Falsetti at 854-3437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Aug. 30 – Long hike for approximately 12 miles along the Billy Goat Trail, C&O Canal and Great Falls in Potomac, Md. Meet at York Vo Tech at 8 a.m. For additional information, contact David Lukes at 818-4751 or email@example.com.
York Catholic bingo: York Catholic High School’s Athletic Association is hosting bingo at 2 p.m. Aug. 2 at the high school. Doors open at noon. Cost is $30 at the door and includes 15 paper cards. There are two jackpots of $500 and one $1000 jackpot. For more information, call York Catholic High School at 846-8871, ext. 11.
DeMarini/Wilson Baseball Instructional Showcase: The 10th annual DeMarini/Wilson baseball instructional showcase will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 2 at Elmira’s Dunn field. The showcase is open to any high school prospect looking to advance his baseball career. The showcase costs $150. Call 607-368-2241 or visit www.playlikeaprotoday.com.
Bocce ball tournament: Charlotte’s Quest Nature Center will host a bocce ball tournament Oct. 3 at 3017 Walnut Street in Manchester, Md. The fee is $10 per player and will be donated to Charlotte’s Quest Nature Center. Register at www.charlottesquestnaturecenter.com or call 410-374-6193.
Tom Ausherman Memorial 5-mile Run: The 28th annual Tom Ausherman Memorial 5-mile run will be at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 8 at Marine Corps League, 450 Grant St., Chambersburg. Proceeds benefit the Chambersburg Cross County Booster Club and the Marine Corps Toys for Tots. The cost is $25 before Aug. 1, after which the fee rises to $30. Contact 264-6715 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ausherman5miles.com.
York White Rose Wanderers Volksmarch: The York White Rose Wanderers will host a 5K/7K walk at 8 a.m. Aug. 15 at Gifford Pinchot State Park, Sunnyside Pavilion No. 2 at Conewago Day Use Area off Alpine Road. Contact Gloria Reedy at 292-3777 or email@example.com or Sue Peck at 432-2195 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Run for the Cannoli St. Mauro’s Italian Festival 5K Run: The 12th annual Run for the Cannoli will be at 3 p.m. Aug. 16 at Queen of Heaven Parish, 12th and Vine Streets, Hazelton. Registration is $17 before Aug. 8, or $22. Contact Dino Oberto at email@example.com or 570-401-8168.
York Invader Girls’ Lacrosse Tryouts: York Invader Girls Lacrosse Club tryouts for elite level tournament play in the summer of 2016 are being held on Aug. 16 from 3-5:30 p.m. for graduating years of 2020-2022 and from 5:30-8 p.m. for graduating years of 2017-2019 at the Hopewell Area Recreation Center at Althouse School Rd, Stewartstown, PA 17363. There is no cost to try out. For additional information, call 993-6081 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.YorkInvaders.com.
Co-ed slow pitch softball tournament: The second annual Avery Marie Against AFLP co-ed slow pitch softball tournament will be Aug. 16 at the Hoffman Complex in York. Cost to enter is $275, with a three-game guarantee. All funds raised will benefit the Avery Marie Against AFLP foundation, which raises awareness of pregnancy complications, specifically the acute fatty liver of pregnancy. Contact Rod Dixon at 515-8932 or Rod31@aol.com.
Third Thirsty Thursday 5K: Pretzel City Sports will host Third Thirsty Thursday Summer Evening 5K events in Reading on Aug. 20, Sept. 17 and Oct. 15. Visit www.pretzelcitysports.com or call Ron Horn at 610-779-2668 or email@example.com.
Mid-Atlantic Red Sox 13U Tryout: The Mid-Atlantic Red Sox, sponsored by Under Armour, will conduct tryouts for the Fall and Spring 13U team at 10 a.m. Aug. 22 (rain date Aug. 23) at Greene Township Municipal Park, 996 Elevator St., Chambersburg, PA 17202. For an invitation, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Legacy Wrestling Dire Consequences: Legacy Wrestling Dire Consequences professional wrestling event will be Aug. 22 at The Net Sports Complex in Palmyra. Admission costs $10 for children and $15 for adults. Front row tickets cost $20. Tickets can be purchased at LegacyWrestling.com or email email@example.com.
Andy Pettitte number retirement: Andy Pettitte’s number will be retired when the New York Yankees host the Cleveland Indians at 1:05 p.m. Aug. 23 at Yankee Stadium. A bus trip will depart from and return to York. The group will depart from the parking lot between Giant and Lowe’s on East Market Street, and tickets start at $150. For information, contact Jack Dyson, 578-5501, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interactive comedy basketball show and clinic: The JCC will host an interactive comedy basketball show and clinic Aug. 23. The show features Jack “HoopWizard” Ryan and will run 1 to 1:45 p.m. The basketball clinic for ages 5-12 will run 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. The cost for each event is $15 for JCC members and $23 for non-members. Registration is required. For additional information, call 846-0918.
Hanover YMCA Half Marathon: The Hanover Area YMCA will launch its inaugural half marathon race at 8 a.m. Oct. 4. The 13.1-mile course begins at the Hanover Area YMCA. The Y is seeking sponsors. All proceeds benefit Livestrong at the YMCA program. Race registration is $50 before Aug. 31 and $65 until race day. Male and female age divisions include 19-and-under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over. Learn more at www.hanoverymca.org.
Casey’s Cleats Program: The Casey’s Cleats Program offers soccer cleats to any player in need. Donations of new and/or gently used cleats are always welcome. The drop-off location is at Hanover Soccer Club’s Utz Fields, 101 Kindig Lane, Hanover. Visit www.facebook.com/caseyscleats for updates, times and details for pickup events, or contact Karrie Shehan at email@example.com or Margaret Sheridan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trestle 5K Run & 2 Mile Walk: The Trestle 5K run and 2 mile walk will take place at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 3 in Boyertown. For additional information, contact Sally Stetler at 610-327-2902 or email@example.com or register online at www.pretzelcitysports.com.
Program signups: Rec sports leagues and teams for kids and adults
Panthers USA U10 Girls Soccer Team: Panthers USA U10 Girls travel soccer team based in Central York has an opening for one to two girls for the fall 2015 and spring 2016 seasons. Players must be born between Aug. 1, 2005, and July 31, 2006. The team competes in CPYSL league play and tournaments. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details or visit www.panthersusa.org.
Red Lion Community Swimming Program: The Red Lion Community Swimming Program will have various sessions. Visit www.rlasd.net to obtain additional information. Open swims will begin daily from 1-4 p.m. and weekday evenings from 7-9 p.m. for an admission cost of $1.50 with membership card or $3 per person without membership card.
Summer Bowling: The York City Police Department will sponsor summer bowling Mondays and Thursdays at Colony Park North Bowling Lane. Bowling will run 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Monday sessions will be limited to organized groups, and Thursdays will be open for kids from everywhere, not groups. All bowlers must be pre-registered and are expected to practice good behavior and fair play. Registration packets can be picked up at Community Resource Centers, City Hall and the York City Police Station. For more information, contact Lt. Gene Fells at 846-1234 or email email@example.com.
Dallastown Cougar Football: Registrations are being accepted for the Dallastown Cougar football program for the 2015 season for ages 6-12 or first through seventh grade. Players must be 6 years old by Aug. 15. Divisions include: midget, pony, rink and smurf. For additional information or to register online, visit www.leaguelineup.com/dallastowncougarfootball.
Soccer Players Needed: The Penn Legacy Soccer Club based in Lancaster has a few openings for the following age groups for teams that will start this summer/fall: U9, U10, U13, U15, U17 and U19 boys and U9, U16, and U19 girls. If you are interested in trying out for any of these teams, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. More information can be found at PennLegacy.org.
Girls Basketball Association: The Girls Basketball Association will host more than 50 tournaments, including college exposure events. All tournaments are open to girls in grades 4 through 11. For additional information and listing of events, visit www.gbabasketball.com or call 740-685-2468.
Mason Dixon Ruffnecks Baseball: Tryouts for 2016 season for ages 8U-15U being held in August. Visit www.masondixonruffnecks.com for dates, times and locations for each age group.
South Western York Outlaws Baseball: Tryouts will be held for the South Western York Outlaws travel baseball team for 8U to 14U will be Aug. 15 and 22 at South Western High School. Visit SWYorkOutlaws.com or email email@example.com.
High Heat Travel Baseball tryouts: High Heat Travel Baseball will hold tryouts for 2016 teams on Aug. 15 (rain date Aug. 16) at Cashtown Athletic Association baseball field, 1111 Old Route 30, Cashtown, PA 17301. Ages 13 to 19 are at 9:30 a.m., and ages 8-12 are at 1:30 p.m. Age divisions are as of May 1, 2016. For additional information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
PA Intensity Softball: PA Intensity Softball will hold tryouts for its 2016 14U softball team Aug. 16 and Aug. 23 at Good Field in Hanover. To register or for information, email Mike Resetar at PAIntensity@gmail.com
York County Oldtimers Baseball League: The York County Oldtimers baseball league is accepting registrations for the fall baseball league which runs Sept. 13 to Nov. 8 on Sundays. Must be at least 38 years old to register. Registration costs $125 per person. All players registered by Aug. 24 are guaranteed a roster spot if space permits. Contact Brad Hengst at 825-1926, Tim Potts 891-1591 or Jim Schnetzka 968-9234.
Tee Off For Wildlife: The fifth annual Tee Off for Wildlife tournament will be at 10 a.m. Aug. 14 at The Links at Gettysburg. The four-person scramble format will cost $125 per golfer. For additional information, visit www.wildlifeforeveryone.org or call 814-238-8138.
Bulldog Open scramble: The 19th annual West York Wrestling Alumni Bulldog Open Golf Scramble hosted by Randy Blasdell (Class of 1978) will be played at Cool Creek Golf Club in Wrightsville at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 14. Cost per player for the fundraiser is $70 which includes golf, cart, snacks, drinks, dinner, prizes and the Old Milwaukee Trophy. Non-golfers can join the fellowship and fun for only $15. Please visit www.westyorkwrestlingalumni.com for more info and an entry form or email Randy at email@example.com.
Foot Golf Tournament: The first Foot Golf Tournament will be held at 8 a.m. Aug. 22 at Hickory Heights Golf Course in Spring Grove. It includes both male and female flights, two-person teams and a scramble format. Deadline to register is Aug. 17, and event registration begins at 7 a.m. For additional information, call 225-4247.
TJGSF Annual Golf Outing: The TJGSF Annual Golf Outing at Flatbush Golf Course will be Aug. 22. More details on this event will be available shortly at www.gastleyfoundation.com.
Carl Gardner Golf Benefit: The Carl Gardner Golf Benefit for the York County Special Olympics will be held at noon (registration at 10 a.m.) Sept. 17 at Heritage Hills Golf Resort. The cost is $115 per individual. For additional information, contact Dwight Honecker at 817-3690 or 779-0039, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.specialolympicsyorkcounty.org.
Homestead Open Golf tournament: The Friends of the Daniel Boone Homestead are hosting their 4th annual golf tournament fundraiser Sept. 26 at Arrowhead Golf Course, 1539 Weavertown Rd, Douglassville, PA 19518. Cost is $75.00 per golfer. Proceeds will go toward providing educational programs and events. For additional information or to register, contact Amanda Machik at 610-582-4900 or email@example.com. Registration deadline is Sept. 5.
SCCAP second annual golf tournament: The SCCAP second annual golf tournament benefitting Support Circles of Adams County will be at 9 a.m. Sept. 28 at the Hanover Country Club in Abbottstown. The cost is $75. Proceeds from this event are earmarked for the Adams County Support Circles Initiative. Register at http://www.supportcircles.org/golf.html or call 334-7634.
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