Steel Wheels to honor Olympics
By Anthony D. Alonzo Post-Tribune correspondent June 19, 2013 11:08PM
Crown Point’s Emily Rose Harvey, 14, made a hole-in-one on June 17 at White Hawk Country Club. | PHOTO PROVIDED
Updated: July 22, 2013 6:32PM
Olympic Day is coming to Imagination Glen BMX Park in Portage.
The June 23, 1894 convening of the first International Olympic Committee meeting will be commemorated by Steel Wheels BMX at its outdoor facility (2190 State Road 149, Portage) on June 28.
The Olympic Day festivities, which will also be held at 300 tracks across the nation, will include an open house where free practice, racing, bikes, and helmets are offered and no membership is needed.
Director Jackie Altizer and the volunteers at Steel Wheels welcome area families to check out the newest Olympic sport. Gates open at 4 p.m. and racing starts after 6:30 p.m.
Steel Wheels will also host the annual Race for Life on June 29 at Imagination Glen. The club is throwing its support behind the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society by offering racing for all ages and proficiencies.
Registration for the event is on race day from 5 to 6:30 p.m., with racing immediately following. Fees are $20 for class or cruiser and $5 for open or strider. USA BMX memberships are not required to ride this race.
For information call 406-9833, or visit steelwheelsbmx.com.
Chesterton to host 5k run: Franciscan Omni Health & Fitness in Chesterton will be hosting its seventh annual Firecracker 5k run and non-competitive walk on Saturday.
The race is part of the Calumet Region Striders Gold Cup Series as well as the Extra Mile Championship Race Series. Kicking off at 7:30 a.m. at Omni Health & Fitness (810 Michael Drive, Chesterton), the “new and improved, flat, fast” 3.1-mile course will be in the neighborhood adjacent to the facility with parking and restrooms available on site.
Pre-race packet pickup will be available to all pre-registered participants from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Omni Health & Fitness. Race day registration will be available from 6 to 7 a.m.
For general information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, call race director Jill Schneider at 983-9832 ext. 278 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Online registration is available at THTIMING.com.
Walk-ins welcome for fall ball in Schererville: Schererville baseball directors announced walk-in registration dates for 2013 fall ball.
From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m on June 27, sign-ups will be offered at the concession stand at the main Schererville Baseball fields.
Residents and non-residents ages 4 to 15 will be assigned to play in the division they would be in next spring, in the 2014 season. The season will run from Sept. 10 to Oct. 23.
Tee ball includes ages 4 and 5; rookie, 6 and 7; instructional, 7 and 8; minors, 9 and 10; majors, 11 and 12; Babe Ruth, 13, 14 and 15.
Full teams will be accepted only in the Babe Ruth division. Costs are $120 per player plus a $25 refundable concession deposit. Cash and checks are accepted on walk-in dates.
From July 1 to 13, fees are $130 per player plus a $25 refundable concession deposit. Credit cards can be used during this on-line sign up period. Shirts and hats will be provided to all paid registrants.
For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
Boone Grove golf club looking for golfers, teams: The Boone Grove boys golf club promises to offer one of the best scrambles for area golfers when it hosts its 17th annual event on July 14.
Individuals and teams can register for the event.
BG’s scramble will be hosted at the Lakes of the Four Seasons Golf Course in Crown Point with a hot dog lunch at 1 p.m., shotgun start at 2 p.m., and a steak dinner immediately following.
The Cost for LOFS members is $45 with non-members paying $75 and junior golfers $45.
Early registrations are encouraged. To sign-up call Dawn Bobrowski at 405-3986 or Joanna Shaffer-Judy 863-9775.