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Steel Wheels BMX to host Hobart race

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Updated: March 22, 2013 10:44AM



Steel Wheels BMX will host the annual Race for Life on March 2. The racing venue at 709 N. Hobart Road in Hobart is the only indoor track in the state to open its doors to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society charitable effort.

Registration for the event is on race day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with racing immediately following. Fees are $20 for Class or Cruiser, $5 for Open/Strider, and $10 for the Old Guns Shootout. USA BMX memberships are not required to race this race.

At the Dragon Wheels Old Guns Shootout event, all fees collected will be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through the USA BMX Race for Life. This special race is an all wheel Open for riders ages 35 and over, using flat pedals. Participants must also be riding a Class or Cruiser race to participate in this Open.

For more information call 406-9833, or visit steelwheelsbmx.com.

Porter County still looking for youth basketball players: Registration continues for spring co-ed youth basketball leagues at Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s Valparaiso unit (354 W. Jefferson St.) The program focuses on skills development and promotes good sportsmanship and fair play.

Online registration is available at bgcpoco.org through March 8. In-person registration will take place at the Club on Friday and Wednesday, and on March 1, 6 and 8 from 4 to 8 p.m. Practices will start the week of April 1.

Basketball league fees are $20 for the 5- to 7-year-old division, $25 for the 8- and 9-year-old and 10- and 11-year-old divisions, and $30 for the 12- to 14-year-old division. League fees include a t-shirt for players in the 5- to 7-year-old division and a basketball jersey for athletes in the older divisions. All players must be members of the club.

For more information, call Tommy John at 462-2182.

Lake Station to hold Little League registration: Sign-ups will wrap up for the Lake Station Little League’s upcoming season with a registration event that will be held on from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 2 at Edison Junior-Senior High School.

Registration will be for both baseball and softball for youth ages 4 to 18. For more information, call Karen Knight at 962-3453, or e-mail her at kkarlee@aol.com.

Winter, spring program being offered for girls: The Hebron Community Center, in cooperation with Porter County Parks and Recreation, will offer a special winter and spring program called Girls on the Run.

A nationally recognized curriculum, Girls on the Run is designed in empowering girls to make positive decisions and avoid risky adolescent behaviors. Participating youth will prepare for a 5K race that is set to run on May 11 in Highland.

Meetings for this program will be at the Community Center (611 North Main St., Hebron) from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from March 5 through May 21.

The sign-up fee is $80 and includes race registration, snacks and a t-shirt. Registration is limited to the first 15 girls to sign up.

For more information, call Wellness Coordinator Becky Kreiger at 734-0203.

Fieldhouse-Merrillville to hold basketball tournaments: March Madness will not pass by the Fieldhouse-Merrillville. The multi-court facility (899 E. 99th Court, Merrillville) will roll out its first annual Tournament of Champions for boys and girls in grades 4 to 12 on March 23 and 24.

The inaugural tournament, also billed as the Indiana state championships, will consist of divisions for private and public schools, as well as travel teams. There are three games guaranteed to each participating team.

Entry fees are $225 per team, or $175 for squads in the Fieldhouse-Merrillville winter league. The registration deadline is March 18.

For more information or to register for the tournament, call 738-2424, or visit thefieldhouse-merrillville.com.



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