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Portage track to host BMX clinic

Updated: August 26, 2013 4:31PM



Newbie BMX racers or those curious about participating in the sport are invited to a free new rider clinic Saturday in Portage.

Local expert rider Corey Ross will teach the session, which will be held at the city’s Imagination Glen BMX park (2190 State Road 149, Portage) and run from 3 p.m. until before the start of the evening’s single-points race.

The all-ages clinic is designed to highlight the basics of BMX.

USA BMX memberships are required to race, but one-day trial memberships will be sold at the track. Loaner bikes and helmets will also be available.

For more information, visit steelwheelsbmx.com.

Dunes club to host volleyball camps: The Dunes Volleyball Club will serve up three summer volleyball offerings from Monday to Aug. 1.

A pre-tryout camp for girls entering sixth, seventh, and eighth grades will run daily from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The sessions will feature instruction on volleyball fundamentals as well as 6-on-6 play. The cost is $60.

Volleyball for youngsters: Two upcoming programs — a youth volleyball camp and the VolleyTots volleyball camp — will address the needs of younger volleyball players by teaching them the skills of ball handling, hitting, and serving using lighter balls and lower nets.

The youth camp for boys and girls entering fourth and fifth grade will be held daily from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The cost is $50 per participant.

The VolleyTots camp for boys and girls entering kindergarten through third grade will be held daily from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The cost is $30 per participant.

All activities will take place at the Dunes Operations Center at 4744 Oak Knoll in Rolling Prairie. For more information on the DVC programs, call Rick Ashmore at 861-7122, e-mail dunesvbc@comcast.net, or visit dunes.org.



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