Sports in Juneau

Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2009

UPCOMING EVENTS

Today

• Free fly casting lessons - Representatives from Juneau Fly Fishing Goods, Raincountry Flyfishers and Trout Unlimited will be at Twin Lakes starting at 6 p.m. to provide free fly casting lessons, and an opportunity to demo fly rods. All fly fishers, and anyone interested in fly fishing is invited. For more information, please contact Tony Soltys at 789-9159.

Friday, May 22

• Cycle Alaska's Jack-n-Jill Time Trial - The Juneau Freewheelers present a unique race that requires one male and one female rider to form a team. Start time is 6:30 p.m. at the top of False Outer Hill, by the trail. The distance is 12 miles for each rider. The best combined time wins. For more information, contact race director Andy Gray at 789-9215 or andrew.gray@noaa.gov.

Saturday, May 23

• Juneau Rowing Club open house - The Juneau Rowing Club will be having an open house from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Juneau Rowing Club floats in Aurora Harbor near the Yacht Club. Come learn to row and get a free rowing lesson. Call Rocky Holmes for more information or to sign up at 789-0937.

Saturday, May 23

• Sea Coast Relay - This 23 mile relay begins at 9 a.m. at the Lena Picnic Area and follows a scenic coastal route along Lena Loop Road and the Auke Recreation Area access road. This year the race will follow a course towards the Mendenhall Glacier where teams will turn around and run back towards the University, but not before experiencing the beauty of an out and back on the Kaxdigoowu Heen Dei (Mendenhall river trail). The relay finishes on the University of Alaska Southeast campus on Auke Lake. There will be refreshments and good cheer on the course and live music at the finish. Plan to meet your family or friends at the finish to join in on the Juneau Jazz & Classics/UAS Community Day event. For more information, contact Sherry Tamone at 321-8559.

Sunday, May 24

• Mountain bike event - The Juneau Freewheelers present a ride of two hours or less at the Dimond Park parking lot, beginning at 1 p.m. Participants can ride either two or four loops. For more information contact event director Dale McFarlin at 586-1158 or iamlordcheese@gmail.com.

Saturday, May 30

• Valley Lumber Road Race - The Juneau Freewheelers present the Valley Lumber and Building Supply Auke Rec Circuit Road Race beginning at 10 a.m. at the Auke Rec picnic area near the totem pole. Riders can travel either two loops for 12 miles or four loops for 24 miles in an open category. For more information, contact director Jim Sheufelt at 463-1237.

Saturday, June 6

• 23rd annual 7-a-side soccer tournament - At Adair Kennedy Field. Cost is $15. Registrations can be dropped off at Zach Gordon or Pavitt Health and Fitness by Noon on Friday, June 5th or mailed to the CCSL at P.O. box 35421, Juneau 99803.

June 8-12

• Juneau Baseball Camp (ages 9-12) - The Gastineau Channel Little League is hosting its third annual Juneau Baseball Camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Miller Fields located behind Glacier Valley Elementary School. The camp is available to baseball players of all skill levels and provides an outstanding learning experience for all players that want to learn the fundamentals of baseball. Camp registration is available at www.juneaulittleleague.com. Cost is $200 for a full day or $100 for a half day. For more information, please contact Andy at 209-4567.

June 11-16

• Crimson Bears Youth Football Camp - The Juneau-Douglas High School Crimson Bears Youth Football Camp will run from June 11-16, with Sunday off, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Early drop off begins at 8 a.m. Cost is $95 per camper or $115 with early drop off at the football field behind Floyd Dryden. Participants will also receive a t-shirt. The camp is open to boys and girls ages 7-12. No football experience is necessary. Registration is limited to the first 80 registrants. For more information, please contact coach Rich Sjoroos at 789-4070 or 957-2586.

June 15-17

• Juneau Baseball Camp (ages 7-8) - The Gastineau Channel Little League is hosting its third annual Juneau Baseball Camp from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Miller Fields, located behind Glacier Valley Elementary School. The camp is available to baseball players of all skill levels and provides an outstanding learning experience for all players that want to learn the fundamentals of baseball. Camp registration is available at www.juneaulittleleague.com. Cost is $75 per player. For more information, please contact Andy at 209-4567.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Elite spring cleaning - The Juneau Cheer Club is offering cleaning services for driveways and yards. All jobs big or small deserve a call. Services will be offered throughout the spring during weekends and after-school hours. For more information contact Monica Casipit at 790-3099.

• Sailing lessons - Join the fun in downtown Juneau for beginners to advanced sailors. Half-day classes starting each week from June 15-Aug 3 for ages 10-18, weekend classes for adults. We are a USSailing certified, non-profit group with 20 hour classes starting at $135. We provide everything except your life vest. Or join the Youth Race Team. Sign up online at www.juneauyouthsailinginc.org.

• Juneau Special Olympics volunteers needed - Special Olympics Alaska is run wholeheartedly by volunteers. The group is seeking key volunteers to ensure that the sports training and competition program continues for the more than 50 people with intellectual disabilities who participate in Juneau. Volunteer positions are needed in leadership, development, fundraising, sport specific areas, and communication. For more information contact Nicolle Egan at 1-888-499-7625 ext 629 or nicolle@specialolympicsalaska.org.

• Coed softball registration open - Registration for the 2009 coed softball tournament is now open until May 22 at 5 p.m. Scorekeepers are also needed for the tournament. Scorekeeper training is also available. For more information, please contact the Juneau Softball Association at 463-3633 or info@juneausoftball.com.

• Juneau Parks and Recreation summer sports registration - Youth outdoor soccer for youth ages 5-18, Start Smart Soccer Program for youth ages 3-4 and the Thunder Mt. Sports Camps for youth ages 5-18 registration begins on Saturday, May 9, 2009 at the Nugget Mall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration will continue for two-weeks, and then space available, for the league/Start Smart and through the week before each camp. Forms and more information can be found on the Parks & Recreation site: www.juneau.org/parkrec/youth/youthsports.php. More information, contact Myiia Whistler at 586-5226 or Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.

• Ladies Golf Association - The LowTide Ladies Golf Association will start its season with a shotgun start at 6 p.m. at the Mendenhall Golf Course. Organizers are looking for women interested in playing golf. No prior experience is necessary to participate. Clubs and carts can be rented at the course. Participants will play every Thursday at 6 p.m. through August 20. Golfers should contact the course if weather is questionable. For more information, please contact the Mendenhall Golf Course at 789-1221, Donna Schultz at 789-3996 or Lynne Gregg at 790-1960.

• Tuesday Night Best Ball Golf League - The Mendenhall Golf Course will host the Tuesday Night Best Ball Golf League beginning May 5 and running through September. The league is a fun golf night for men and women of all golfing skill levels. Each Tuesday every person is randomly selected to form a team to play a best-ball format. Players pay green fees and a $5 weekly entry fee. Prizes will be awarded at season's end. Register at the course, or just join us on any Tuesday night. Start time is 6 p.m. Come out, enjoy the game and meet other golfers. For more information, contact Mike Strasser at 463-1252.

• Adult soccer leagues - Men's and Women's competitive leagues start June 21st and run through August. Team registrations due May 31st. Team Sponsor Fee $400 and player fee $45. Classic Women's League starts June 22nd and runs through August. Registrations due June 15th. Cost $50. Registration information at www.juneausoccer.com or email admin@juneausoccer.com for any questions.

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ONGOING

• 4H running club - The 4H Running club meets each Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at a different Juneau trail each week. Kids in 3rd grade through middle school are welcome to attend and parents are encouraged to run as well. A $6.00 annual 4H fee is required for kids running. Come a bit early to sign up as we leave at 5:30 p.m. sharp. For more information, contact Sherry Tamone at 321-8559.

• Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School court rentals - Community Schools has court rental times available, starting at 9 a.m., on Saturdays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. Cost is $20 per hour, per court, which must be paid at the time of rental. Info: 780-2075.

• Open gyms - Community Schools is offering open gyms from 3 to 5 p.m. Sundays at Thunder Mountain High School. Cost is $3 per person. Participants are asked to bring their own balls. For more information, call 780-2073.

• Evening masters swimming program - The Augustus Brown pool hosts a twice-weekly evening masters swimming program. The program will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and is designed to promote and improve the physical and mental well-being of adults age 19 and older. Participants must be able to swim crawl stroke and backstroke. Info: Augustus Brown swim pool, 586-5325.

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Wednesday and Saturday hikes - For updates on locations of Wednesday and Saturday group hikes, call the Juneau Parks and Rec Hikes Hotline. Bring plenty of food and water, and wear warm layers of clothing and proper footwear for the hike. No dogs or firearms allowed. Wednesday hikes are limited to hikers 18 years of age or older. Saturday hikes are open to families, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Info: Hotline, 586-0428.

• Zach Gordon Youth Center climbing wall - Climbing wall hours are 5-7 p.m. on Mondays, and 3:30-7 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The climbing wall can be used by people of all ages. Climbers age 20-younger climb free, while adults 21-older pay $5 to use the wall. Youth-adult interaction is encouraged, so an adult climbing with a youth pays no fee. Private rental times are available for $25 per hour. Info and scheduling: Zach Gordon Youth Center, 586-2635.

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