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- 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 inclumid-ded 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community notes: Classes, clinics and other events
York Hiking Club: The York Hiking Club has the following events in Sept.:
• Sept. 5: Medium hike at 10:30 a.m. in Clark’s Valley for approximately eight miles. Meet at the AT parking lot off Route 325. Contact Kevin Dunleavy at email@example.com for additional information.
• Sept. 9: Three-mile hike adjacent to Lake Redman. Meet at 10 a.m. at parking lot on South George Street on the Lake Williams side. For additional information, contact Allen Britton at 741-0624 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Sept. 12: Keystone Trail Association Super Hike. Need volunteers for the Otter Creek Water Stop/Gate Station for 50K participants and at Otter Creek. Contact Bernie Frick at 843-6675 or email@example.com to volunteer.
• Sept. 13: Four-mile hike around Lake Williams in Jacobus. Meet at 1 p.m. at the York County Tech. Contact Vanessa Xiao at 703-408-1089 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Sept. 20: Seven-mile hike at Spring Valley Park. Meet at 1 p.m. at York County Techn. Contact Duan Hyson at 993-6026.
• Sept. 26: 3.5-mile family hike at Nixon Park. Contact Alan Noble at 817-9430 or email@example.com.
• Sept. 27: 10 mile hike at Hashawa County Park, Maryland, and Union Mills trails. Contact Kim Shue at 688-5142 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PIAA basketball referee classes: The YAIAA chapter of PIAA basketball officials will hold sessions to help prepare you to take the PIAA basketball exam. Anyone who is at least 18 years old and/or is a high school graduate is eligible to apply. Classes will start this week at West York High School. Classes will run four weeks, with the exam the following week. Classes are free. To register or for more information, contact Tom Ryan at 870-5351 or Brandon Parker at 873-4498 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
York Quarterback Club 5K/10K Run: The York Quarterback Club is holding a 5K/10K run through downtown York on Sept. 7. To date, the club has awarded $300,000 in scholarships to student-athletes. For more information, contact Beastoftheeast@comcast.net or Mike Becker 424-1711 or 764-8958.
Hospice & Community Care’s Labor Day Auction: Hundreds sports memorabilia items will be auctioned at 9 a.m. Sept. 7 at the Labor Day Auction. Last year’s auction generated over $50,000 to support patients and families receiving hospice care. Call (717) 295-3900 with questions or visit www.hospicecommunity.org for more information.
Third Thirsty Thursday 5K: Pretzel City Sports will host Third Thirsty Thursday Summer Evening 5K events in Reading on Sept. 17 and Oct. 15. Visit www.pretzelcitysports.com or call Ron Horn at 610-779-2668 or email@example.com.
Knights of Columbus soccer: The Hanover Knights of Columbus is sponsoring its annual K of C Soccer Challenge for girls and boys ages 9-14 at 1 p.m. Sept. 26 at the UTZ Soccer Fields on Kindig Road, Hanover. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. All entrants are required to complete an entry form and provide proof of age. For more information, contact Dave Zinn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fastpitch for a Purpose: Fastpitch for a Purpose will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 3-4 at the Shrewsbury Elementary School, 331 S. Main St., Shrewsbury. The event will include non-competitive girls’ fast-pitch softball games, consisting of girls ages 8 to 18 and all proceeds will benefit the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition. For additional information, visit www.pabreastcancer.org or contact Stephanie Lux at 668-7447.
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. Contact Sally Stetler at 610-327-2902 or email@example.com or register at www.pretzelcitysports.com.
Bocce ball tournament: Charlotte’s Quest Nature Center will host a bocce ball tournament Oct. 3 at 3017 Walnut St. 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.
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.
Flag football tournament: A flag football tournament will be at noon Oct. 25 at the West Manheim Township Park. A team of five players can enter into the following age groups: 8-12, 13-17, and 18 and up. Registration is due Oct. 4. The cost of the tournament is $50 per team. All proceeds will be used to build the all-abilities playground at the park. To sign up, visit the West Manheim Township website under the “park and recreation” tab in the “news and events” section. The rain date is Nov. 1.
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.
19th annual Columbus Weekend Soccer Classic: Team registrations are being accepted for the Central Maryland Soccer Association’s Weekend Soccer Classic on Oct. 10 and 11 in Westminster, Md. It is open to all USSF youth affiliated teams within the mid-Atlantic region. Male and female competition is offered in the single age levels of U8 through U14, and the dual age U16 and U18. Tournament features a round-robin format with all teams guaranteed a minimum of three games. Registration deadline is Sept. 25.
Program signups: Rec sports leagues and teams for kids and adults
East Berlin Area Community Center: The East Berlin Area Community Center at 405 North Ave., East Berlin, is offering the following fall programs:
• Little Tykes Soccer program for Pre-K kids (age 3 to 5 years) and a parent/adult starting Sept. 19. Cost is $26 for the session or $8 per week drop in fee.
•Youth Flag Football for ages 5-12 starting Sept. 19. Volunteer adults are needed to help coach and ref the games. Cost is $50 per child.
•Youth Flag Cheerleading for ages 5-12 starting Sept. 19. Volunteer adults are needed to help coach the squads. Cost is $60 per child. Call 259-8848 or visit www.ebacc.org. Registration deadline is Sept. 12.
West Shore recreation: West Shore recreation in Lewisberry will sponsor the following programs beginning in September: youth soccer clinics, girls’ and boys’ basketball clinics, co-ed basketball clinic, youth golf, fall youth tennis, youth inline hockey clinic, high school and adult tennis, women’s soccer clinic and men’s basketball. Visit www.westshorerec.org or call 920-9515.
Panthers USA U10 girls soccer: 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 or visit www.panthersusa.org.
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.
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 at 891-1591 or Jim Schnetzka at 968-9234.
Yorktowne volleyball: Yorktowne Volleyball Club will hold its fall youth developmental league on Sundays from Sept. 13 to Oct. 8 at the old Central York High School gym. The league is open to girls in grades 4-8 and boys from grades 4-9. Cost for the league is $85 if registered before Sept. 1, when it increases to $100. Visit www.YorktowneVB.com or contact Dan Mickle at DMickle@YorktowneVB.com for more information.
Yorktowne Volleyball Club: Yorktowne Volleyball Club will hold tryouts for their national and travel boys’ volleyball teams on Oct. 3 and 4. Tryouts are open to boys ages 12-18 (must still be in high school). The cost for the tryout is $50 if registered before Sept. 1, when it increases to $60. For more information, visit www.YorktowneVB.com or contact Josh Brenneneman at 654-6061.
YMCA of York & York County: The YMCA of York & York County is now accepting registrations for programs at the York, dover and Eastern Branches, including a coed outdoor soccer league and coed Basketball league for ages 4-11, girls intramural volleyball and a clinic for ages 10-15, introductory gymnastics classes for ages 3-8 and pick-up gaga games for ages 6 through adult. For more information contact email@example.com or 717-843-7884. Registration runs through Sept. 15.
Ken Dawson memorial golf outing: The second annual Ken Dawson Memorial Golf Outing to benefit the ALS Association for Lou Gehrig’s disease will be at 10 a.m. Sept. 10 at the Briarwood Golf Club’s East course. Cost is $260 per team (four-person scramble) and there will be prizes, raffles, dinner and beverages. Contact Jerry Sibol or Angela Ward at Jackie B’s restaurant, 854-6247.
Carl Gardner golf benefit: The Carl Gardner golf benefit for the York County Special Olympics will be at noon Sept. 17 at Heritage Hills Golf Resort. Registration is at 10 a.m. The cost is $115 per individual. 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 will host the fourth annual golf tournament fundraiser Sept. 26 at Arrowhead Golf Course, 1539 Weavertown Road, Douglassville, PA 19518. Cost is $75 per golfer. Proceeds will go toward providing educational programs and events. 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 are earmarked for the Adams County Support Circles Initiative. Register at http://www.supportcircles.org/golf.html or call 334-7634.
Briarwood Golf clinics: Golf clinics for beginners, intermediates or as a refresher beginning Sept. 8 and 9 are now open for registration. Classes meet 6 to 7 p.m. on two evenings per week (Mondays and Wednesday or Tuesdays and Thursdays) for two weeks at Briarwood’s driving range. Six hours of instructions provided by PGA member professionals. A free nine-hole round of golf accompanies registration. Equipment is provided if needed, and cost is $85 per person.
Help wanted: Coaches, referees, officials, volunteers
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