Hobart YMCA to host Family Bike Ride
By Anthony D. Alonzo Post-Tribune correspondent August 29, 2012 8:46PM
With the Family Bike Ride, Hobart YMCA event coordinators look to offer area residents family fun, great exercise, and a scenic ride through the Oak Savanna Trail.
The bike ride is slated for Sept. 8 at City Ball Park (100 W. 8th St., Hobart). Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m., with a start time of 9 a.m. The event is billed as a “non-competitive ride that celebrates families and living healthy lifestyles.”
Participants will ride the 5-mile course from City Ball Park to Robinson Lake and back.
Cost per rider is only $5, which includes an event T-shirt. Business and individual sponsorships are available for $50.
Registration is open at the Hobart Y (601 W. 40th Place, Hobart) or online at www.hobartymca.org. For more information, call Dale at 942-2183 ext. 13, or e-mail at email@example.com.
Registration for the Sept. 8 Popcorn Panic 5-mile run and 5K walk in Valparaiso remains open. The event is scheduled for at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 8.
The Valparaiso Parks Department event offers a challenging course and a tour through the city.
Registration cost is $25 throughMonday, and $35 thereafter. Interested runners and walkers can sign up at the Valpo Parks Office, 3210 Campbell St., at Blythe’s Sport Shop, 2810 N. Calumet Ave., in Valparaiso, or online at www.thtiming.com.
For more information, call the Valparaiso Parks Department at 462-5144, or visit www.valpoparks.org.
Altitude Volleyball club coaches will conduct a five-week preseason skills clinic for athletes in grades 5 to 8 on Sundays starting Sept. 9.
The training sessions will be held at the Fieldhouse-Merrillville (899 E. 99th Court) and lead up to tryouts for the organization’s 2012-2013 travel team season.
Altitude camps focus on preparing athletes for school or club play.
Specific skills, including movement training without the ball, passing, defense, hitting, serving, blocking, and offensive/defensive systems will be covered.
VolleyTotz and VolleyKidz youth programs for players ages 4 to 10 will also be offered on-site on the skills clinic dates.
For more information or to register, call Tammy Mazur at 365-1420, or visit www.altitudevb.com.
The ninth annual Slicer Basketball Fall Golf Scramble is set to begin with a shotgun starts at 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 6 at Beechwood Golf Course. Burgers and brats will be served at 11:30 a.m.
Proceeds from the event will go to support LaPorte High School basketball.
Events include a hole-in-one contest, team skins games with cash payouts, and a 50/50 raffle. A refreshment cart will be pushed aournd the course.
Cost is $65 per player or $260 per foursome. The cost includes a T-shirt for each participant, lunch service and golf and cart. Sign-ups are available at the golf course or registration information and checks (payable to LPHS Basketball) can be sent to coach Tom Wells, LaPorte high School, 602 F St., LaPorte, 46350.
For more information, call the Beechwood staff at 362-2651, or coach Wells at 363-1222.