Crown Point YMCA to host 3-on-3 basketball tourney
By Anthony D. Alonzo Post-Tribune correspondent June 20, 2012 11:16PM
Updated: July 23, 2012 7:31AM
Celebrating Independence Day a bit early, the Southlake YMCA in Crown Point will host its annual Fourth of July 3-on-3 basketball tournament on Saturday, June 30.
Registration for the ages-17-and-older event continues until June 26.
The tournament will feature a 3-on-3 format, 20-minute games, a four-player roster cap, and will be double elimination. The cost is $15 per participant.
For more information, call Southlake YMCA Sports Director Mike Beier at 663-5810, or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Chesterton Men’s Volleyball Club will serve up the first Surf & Turf Volleyfest on Sunday, July 8 from 1 to 8 p.m. The group looks to create an annual tradition to benefit local boys high school volleyball.
Club, high school, college and adult players from neighboring states are also encouraged to sign up. A men’s open doubles division will play on sand. Various divisions will play on grass: men’s and women’s triples open; men’s A/B and women’s A/B; U19-U15 junior co-ed 2-on-2 squads; adult co-ed (three men, three women) recreational sixes.
Entry fees are $50 per doubles team, $75 per triples team, $60 per juniors team, and $120 per sixes team. T-shirts are included for those who register by July 1. The event will be hosted at Chesterton’s Dogwood Park located at South 23rd Street.
For more information or to register, call Craig Cromwell at 405-2247 or 464-5791, e-mail him at email@example.com.
Officials at Imagination Glen BMX and Portage Parks Department recently announced that they will join more than 300 BMX tracks around the U.S. that are participating in Olympic Day. To mark the occasion, the venue will host an open house.
Olympic Day is a worldwide commemoration of Baron Pierre de Coubertin’s June 23, 1894 convening of the first International Olympic Committee meeting at the Sorbonne in Paris, and the founding of the Modern Olympic Games. BMX is the newest Olympic sport.
On Saturday, June 23, Imagination Glen BMX’s open house will feature free practice, racing and snacks from 3 p.m. to close (racing to start at 6:30 p.m.) The venue is located at 2190 State Road 149 in Portage. For more information, call Jackie Altizer at 406-9833, or visit www.steelwheelsbmx.com.
After nearly two decades in the business, Linda Hanson Beach recently announced her retirement from ownership of Horizon Gymnastics Center in Valparaiso.
New owners Jodi and Airren Nylin took the reigns of the gymnastics school on June 1. Even though the name will change slightly to Horizon Gymnastics & Cheer Academy, virtually all of the staff and class offerings remain.
Beach reflected on the decision to leave the business.
“I’ve actually been involved in the gymnastics community for over 50 years either as a gymnast, coach, judge, or club owner,” said Beach. “It’s time for me to retire and spend time with my family. Working with the students at Horizon Gymnastics Center has been very fulfilling and I will miss sharing in their achievements.”
She added: “Jodi and Airren Nylin are excited to be taking over and plan to bring some new ideas to the gym.”
For more information about HGCA, call 477-6542, or visit www.HorizonGymnasticsCenter.com.