Jerry Germain Memorial Horseshoe Tournament set for June 23 in Prescott Valley
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The second annual Jerry Germain Memorial Horseshoe Tournament is scheduled to take place Saturday, June 23, in Prescott Valley. Horseshoe pitchers are asked to pay a $10 entry fee, with all proceeds going to fund American Legion programs in Arizona. The tournament is sponsored by American Legion Post 108 in association with the Central Arizona Horseshoe Club. The horseshoe pits are located at American Legion Park, 3281 N. Bob Street in Prescott Valley. Check in time is 7:30 a.m. with pitching starting at 8:30. For more information, contact Gary Taylor at 928-713-6339.
NAZ Suns Basketball Camp set for July 27 in Prescott Valley
The Northern Arizona Suns are scheduled to host their second annual NAZ Suns Basketball Camp from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, July 27, at the Prescott Valley Event Center. The camp includes skill training by NAZ Suns’ basketball staff, two tickets to the Suns home opener, completion certificate, T-shirt and a free lunch. Players ages 7 to 17 are encouraged to register quickly as space is limited. Camp fee is $50. To register, visit nazsuns.com/kidscamp or call 928-772-7867.
Wade Parker softball tournament set to honor fallen 19 hotshots
The sixth annual Wake Parker Weekend Co-Ed Softball Tournament is scheduled for Father’s Day Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, June 16-17, in Chino Valley. The tournament will take place at Community Center Park on 1615 N. Road 1 East in Chino Valley. Parker, a Chino Valley High School graduate, was one of the 19 fallen Granite Mountain Hotshots who died while battling the Yarnell Hill Fire in June 2013. The tournament is played in their honor. Entry fee is $300 per team, and all proceeds from the tournament go to the Wade Parker Memorial Foundation, which operates a scholarship fund. Tournament games begin at 8 a.m. Contests are six innings under a one-hour time limit. For more information or to register, contact Jerry Garcia at 928-533-1624. Registration deadline is Sunday, June 10.
Back of the Pack running club offering two summer sessions
Prescott’s Back of the Pack running club, created to help beginners, is scheduled to offer two summer sessions this year, each lasting about four weeks. The first session runs Saturday, June 9, through Saturday, June 30, with session two beginning Saturday, July 7, and going through Saturday, July 28. The cost of each session is $25, which includes four coach-led group runs and two cross-training sessions each week. For more information, contact Lynn Grieger at 802-688-4511 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ed Lepordo Memorial Pronghorn Golf Tournament set for June 16
The 25th annual Ed Lepordo Memorial Pronghorn Golf Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, June 16, at the Prescott Golf and Country Club. The tournament is an 18-hole, four-person scramble format. Entry fee is $85 per player, or $300 for a foursome. Entry fee includes lunch, green and cart fees, balls, player goodie bag and prizes. For more information, contact Gloria Grose at the Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce at 928-772-8857, or email email@example.com.
Mile High overnight camp at Yavapai College set for June 24
The Mile High Baseball School Overnight Camp is scheduled to take place on the campus of Yavapai College on June 24-27 in Prescott. Participants will receive instruction in baseball skill and technical work, tactics, strategy and games. Players will be placed in groups matching their age and ability to maximize the learning experience. Campers will get instruction on hitting, pitching, fielding and base running. Specialty areas include speed, strength, conditioning and mental skills. The camp is for players ages 10 to 18 with an option to stay overnight in Yavapai College housing. Meals and activities will be included in the camp fee. Registration and introduction for the camp will be from 2 to 4 p.m. June 24. The camp will take place for the next three days from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fee for commuting players is $175, while campers staying the night are $400 with an additional $10 added for late registration. Camp capacity is limited to 150 players. For more information, contact Yavapai assistant baseball coach Kyle Wise at 928-776-2292, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
3rd annual state cornhole championships set for June 15-16
The third annual Arizona State Cornhole Championships are scheduled to take place Friday and Saturday, June 15-16, in Phoenix. The championships are open to the public for all levels of competition. Ability360 Sports & Fitness in Phoenix is hosting the event, and a portion of the proceeds will go to their wheelchair basketball program. Five new divisions and 11 total events will take place at this year’s state championships. More than 60 players will share $5,000 in cash and prizes, including trophies and championship jerseys. To register, visit arizonastatecornholechampionships.com. For more information, contact Todd Kisicki at 602-885-1608 or email email@example.com.
Junior Match Play Championship set for July 23-26 in Prescott
The 2018 Prescott City Junior Match Play Championship is scheduled to take place Monday through Thursday, July 23-26, at Antelope Hills Golf Course in Prescott. Entry fee is $25 per golfer, which includes lunch, practice balls, green fees and trophies. Players must be 18 or younger as of July 23, 2018, and must be able to play 18 holes of golf without supervision. Caddies, spectators and parents are not allowed on the course. Spectators are allowed only on holes No. 1, No. 9 and No. 18. Registration packets can be picked up in the Antelope Hills pro shop and are due by 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 17. For more information, contact John Gunby at 602-628-4243, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Yavapai College youth soccer clinic set for Aug. 11, Aug. 18
Members of the 2018 Yavapai College men’s soccer team will conduct two free youth soccer clinics on Saturday, Aug. 11, at Mountain Valley Park in Prescott Valley, and on Saturday, Aug. 18, at Ken Lindley Field in Prescott. Both clinics run from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Boys and girls ages 5-15 are eligible to participate. No registration is required. If possible, participants should bring their own soccer ball.
Prescott teams with Antelope Hills to offer junior golf class
The City of Prescott and Antelope Hills Golf Course have joined to offer junior golfers a FUNdamental Golf Class that will teach young people interested in the game how to play in a fast, safe and courteous manner. This 90 minutes class is open to junior’s ages 7 to 18 for various dates and times throughout the year. Pre-registration and payment of $10 is required. After completion, a junior golfer may participate in the Junior Developmental Program, which includes complimentary green fees and range balls for $20 per month. The program also allows for junior golfers to receive instruction from PGA professionals. Registration forms are available at the Antelope Hills golf shop. For more information, call 928-776-7888.
Prescott Adult Soccer Club looking for players, taking signups
The Prescott Adult Soccer Club is looking for players to join the ranks this summer for coed, recreational and stress-free games. Games are pick-up format and players are required to bring a white and dark shirt for teams. The minimum age is 16. The fee for players is between $3 to $5 players depending on player numbers. The fee goes to the city to help keep the lights on. Games take place on Friday nights weekly at 6:30 p.m. at Heritage Park in Prescott. For more information, call Lucky Chopp at 928-910-2627, or email email@example.com.