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.
July 18: East Berlin Summerfest 5K
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
Swim lessons: The Lineboro-Manchester Lions Club in Maryland offers swimming lessons during June and July at a cost of $50 for members and $60 for non-members. Pool memberships are available for $350 per family. Daily admission for nonmembers is $7. Register for lessons or membership by calling 410-374-3078 or visiting www.lmlions.org.
York Hiking Club: Here are the club’s July events:
• July 5 – J.P.J. Picnic & Hike at 1:30 p.m. at the MPJ cabin near Otter Creek. A short high will begin at 11 a.m. Please contact Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 854-3437 by July 2 to RSVP and what food or beverage you will be bringing.
• July 11 – A long hike over 10 miles on the Appalachian Trail beginning on White Rocks Trail. Meet on Woodberry Road at 8 a.m. For additional information, contact Elyshia Menkin at 734-536-9453 or email@example.com.
• July 19 – Medium Hike starting from the John Wright parking lot. Hike along the Susquehanna River to the Accomac Inn and back. For additional information, contact Eric Ling at 815-6635 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
York/Adams lacrosse officials: York/Adams Women’s Lacrosse Officials Association will offer adult officials training classes 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 7 at York Suburban High School, Room 108. Training costs $25. If interested, give your name, email and phone number to Toyah Houck Nastanovich, 846-2029 or thnasty.com, or Vince Marechal 487-3487 or email@example.com.
Central PA Ghostriders: The Ghostriders are a minor league football team in Lancaster competing in the Mason Dixon football league. The home stadium is Manheim Township High School. Games will be played Saturday nights at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 per person (50 percent is sent to non-profit organizations). All kids in attendance get to run in with the team. Non profit organizations can pre register then when anyone mentions that organization, PA Ghostriders will send $2.50 of the $5 admission to that organization. The first regular-season home game is July 25. Visit www.CentralPaGhostRiders.com for a full schedule and additional information.
Third Thirsty Thursday 5K: Pretzel City Sports will host Third Thirsty Thursday Summer Evening 5K events in Reading on July 16, Aug. 20, Sept. 17 and Oct. 15. For additional information, visit www.pretzelcitysports.com or call Ron Horn at 610-779-2668 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lititz Summer Showcase Soccer Tournament: The Lititz Summer Showcase Youth Soccer Tournament will be held July 25 and 26 in Lancaster. The tournament is open to boys and girls U10 through U19 youth soccer teams. There is a College Showcase for U16-U19 teams and players and all teams play at least three games. For more information or to register go to www.lititzsummershowcase.org.
Keystone Games Basketball Event: The 2015 Keystone Games Basketball event will be held Aug. 1-2 at York College. This is a team entry event modeled after the Olympics. We have divisions for boys & girls teams going into 5th grade thru high school. For more information, visit the Keystone Games web site or email Marty Ness email@example.com.
Bocce ball tournament: Charlotte’s Quest Nature Center will host bocce ball tournaments Aug. 1 and 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.
Run for the Park Challenge: The seventh annual Run for the Park Cross Country Challenge will be begin with registration at 7:15 a.m. Aug. 1 at the West Manheim Township Recreation Park, 255 St. Bartholomew Road, Hanover. The cost is $15 before race day and $20 on race day. For additional information, contact Jeff Klenk at 633-5361 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.sprrhanover.org.
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 for information.
Andy Pettitte Number Retirement: Andy Pettitte number retirement will be during the Indians at Yankees game at 1:05 p.m. Aug. 23 at Yankee Stadium. There will be a bus trip leaving and returning to York. The group will be leaving 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, email@example.com.
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 nonmembers. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Margaret Sheridan at email@example.com.
Program signups: Rec sports leagues and teams for kids and adults
Keystone State Games Baseball: The Capital Region of the Keystone State Games baseball team will be conducting tryouts for 2016-2019 graduates who live in the counties of Juniata, Perry, Cumberland, Dauphin, York, Adams, Franklin, and Fulton. The tryouts will be held at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. July 11 at East Pennsboro High School. Register at www.premiersportingevents.com and click on Keystone State Games. Any questions, contact Ron Schaeffer, Jr at firstname.lastname@example.org or 484-529-8192.
Mid State Maverick Travel Baseball: The Mid State Mavericks Travel Baseball Organization is holding try outs at Central Dauphin High School for it’s 2015 Fall and 2016 Spring seasons. The 9U,10U and 13U tryouts will be held on July 28. The 12U and 15-16U tryouts will be held on July 29. The 11U and 14U tryouts will be held on July 30. For additional information, visit www.midstatemavericks.com or contact Jen Drescher at 303-4692.
CMSA Fall League: The Central Maryland Soccer Association is now accepting team registrations for both their Saturday and Sunday fall travel leagues. The league is open to all USSF affiliated school, recreation travel and club level travel teams. The Saturday league offers competition for ages 8 through 14 and the Sunday league offers competition for ages 8 through 18. Both leagues offer separate boys and girls divisions. Registration and league information is available at cmsasoccer.com. The registration deadline is Aug. 7. For additional information, contact email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, 2015. 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 email@example.com for details. More information can be found at PennLegacy.org.
Tennis for Kids: Tennis for Kids is a five week program for children ages 7-16 in York and Adams counties. Free tennis classes are available. For additional information or to register, visit www.tennisforkidsyork.com.
Girls Basketball Association: The Girls Basketball Association will be hosting 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.
Lititz Summer Showcase Soccer Tournament: The Lititz Summer Showcase Youth Soccer Tournament will be held in Lancaster July 25-26. The tournament is open to boys and girls U10 through U19 youth soccer team. There is a College Showcase for U16 through U19 teams and players and all teams play at least three games For more information or to register, go to www.lititzsummershowcase.org.
Golf event to benefit the Red Cross: The White Rose Bar & Grill will hold a golf outing July 10 at Out Door Country Club to raise funds for the York-Adams Chapter of the American Red Cross. Registration and lunch start at 11 a.m., and tee-off is 12:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for holes-in-one, beat the pro, putting, closest to the pin, men’s and ladies’ long drive, and men’s and ladies’ first, second and third place. Visit whiterosegolf2015.eventbrite.com for more details.
Briarwood Golf Clinics: Briarwood golf clinics begin July 13-14 at Briarwood Driving Range. Classes meet two evenings per week (Mon-Wed or Tues-Thurs) from 6-7:30 p.m. for two weeks. Cost is $85. For additional information or to register, call 792-9776 or visit www.briarwoodgolfclubs.com.
York EHE Foundation Golf Outing: The 1st annual York EHE Foundation golf outing, in honor of Mandy O’Conner, will be held at noon July 17 at Honey Run Golf Club. Registration cost is $75 per player or $300 per foursome. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information or to obtain a registration form.
Steelers Club Golf Outing: The Steelers Fan Club Of York will hold its 20th annual Charity Golf Outing at Honey Run Golf Club on July 25. The format is a modified scramble event with a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start. Among the many prizes is a $20,000 prize for a hole-in-one contest. The entry fee if $70. The top three finishers pick the charities that benefit from the proceeds. For more information, call Mike at 332-4737, email email@example.com or visit www.steelersfanclubofyork.com.
Brady C. Lucas Golf Outing: The eighth annual Brady C. Lucas Golf Outing will be Aug. 1 at Honey Run Golf Club. The event will be a four-person scramble and will cost $120 per play which includes green fees with cart, lunch, beverages, dinner and prizes. The event honors Brady C. Lucas, who is a two-time survivor of acute lymphoblastic leukemia. All proceeds go to The Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. For registration or sponsorship opportunities, visit www.bradyclucasgolfouting.org or call 266-8762.
Tee Off For Wildlife: The 5th annual Tee off for Wildlife tournament will be held 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.
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.
Help wanted: Coaches, referees, officials, volunteers
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