Sports in Juneau

Posted: Monday, June 17, 2002

Today through Thursday, June 20

• Juneau Yacht Club Sailing Squadron -- Around Admiralty "Spirit of Adventure" Race: Race started at 9 a.m. Saturday near the south end of Shelter Island in Auke Bay. The 200-mile course ends near Mayflower Island at Douglas Harbor. This race is billed as the longest inland water sailing race on the west coast of North America and is open to sailboats of at least 21 feet in length. There is a handicapping system used to equalize the various types of vessels. Instead of the normal two-leg race with an overnight break at Baranof Warm Springs, this year the race will feature a cruiser category with six overnight stops through the race's finish on June 20. All captains must attend a pre-race meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 14, at the Juneau Yacht Club's Graham Room. Info: Chris Miller, 789-3546, or on the Web at http://www.juneauyachtclub.org.

Wednesday, June 19

• Mendenhall Golf Course -- U.S.-Great Britain Friendship Handicap Golf Tournament: 12th annual tournament to benefit the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, commemorating the visit of former President Gerald Ford in 1990. All day, beginning at 8 a.m. Divisions are Mens' and Ladies' A and B Flights, and a Junior Flight (ages 8-16). Entry fee is $18. Info: Mendenhall Golf Course, 789-1221.

Thursday-Sunday, June 20-23

• Juneau Soccer Club -- Second Annual Solstice Invitational: Games TBA at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park for this youth soccer tournament that features teams from Juneau, Ketchikan, Langley, British Columbia, and Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. Info and complete schedule of games: On the Web at http://www.juneausoccer.org.

Saturday, June 22

• Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club -- Sandy Beach/Treadwell Trail Mountain Bike Race: Meet at 9:30 a.m. at Sandy Beach for 10 a.m. race start. Course features several laps around Treadwell Trail. Info: Kristine Harder, 790-3639.

Sunday, June 23

• Southeast Road Runners club -- 18th Annual MDA-Alaska Only Fools Run/Walk: Meet at 1:30 p.m. at Mendenhall Mall parking lot for 3 p.m. race start. This annual fund-raising event for the Muscular Dystrophy Association's Alaska Chapter has made several changes this year, including an afternoon start and a new one-mile and five-kilometer course in the Mendenhall Valley. Volunteers are needed to help with the race set up and take down, registration and along the course. Early registration fees (before June 16) are $10 for children age 18-younger and $25 for adults. Late registration fees are $10 for children and $30 for adults. Runners can also solicit pledges for MDA-Alaska, and all proceeds help local families. Entry forms are available at both Juneau Racquet Club locations. Info: Amanda Tew, 1-800-478-5683, or by e-mail at alaskadistrict@mdausa.org.

• Juneau Alpine Club -- Montana Creek to Windfall Lake run -- Details TBA for this high-energy output trek. Info: Trip leader Dave Duntley, 789-5961.

MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• HoopTime Summer Basketball Camp -- HoopTime Basketball will be offering summer basketball camps for boys and girls in grades 4-8 beginning on Monday, June 17, at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. There are two sessions -- June 17-22 and June 24-29 -- with half- and full-day camps offered during each. Registration is limited to the first 60 kids to sign up. Fees are $100 for half-day camps and $175 for full-day camps. Info: Edd Webb, 789-8436, by e-mail at eddogg@gci.net, or on the Web at www.hooptime-basketball.org.

• Capital City Soccer League adult soccer registration -- Team registration for the CCSL will be held on Wednesday, June 19 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Juneau Public Library, 292 Marine Way. Registration for the women's classic league will also be accepted on June 19 at the library or can be mailed to the CCSL office. Info: CCSL, 364-2503.

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Pipeline Skateboard and In-Line Skate Clinic -- Meet from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday, June 20-22, at Pipeline Skate Park. This clinic is for young skateboarders and in-line skaters ages 6-12. Equipment needed includes skateboard or in-line skates, helmet, safety pads and a water bottle. Lunches will be provided. Registration fee is $25. Info: Kristi West at Zach Gordon Youth Center, 586-2635, or find Sonny Pittman or James Johnson at the Pipeline Skate Park.

• Juneau Rowing Club open house -- Meet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, at the new Juneau Rowing Club float at Aurora Harbor, on the Juneau Yacht Club side. Rowers with their own shells should bring them to the open house. At least one double will be available so novices can row a short piece with an experienced rower. The club is looking for people interested in going together for boat and dock space. Info: Matt Kirchhoff, 465-4328 work, 586-5816 home.

OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Juneau 4-H spring running program -- The club meets weekly at 5 p.m. on Thursdays at various locations around the city (please don't drop off children after 5 p.m. without speaking to leaders and be prepared to pick runner up at 5:45 p.m.). The club is for runners in grades 1-5 (no kindergarten students this year) and will be led by local runners John and Jamie Bursell. Parents are encouraged to run with their children. The club will meet at different locations each week through July 4. Upcoming run meeting places include the Wetlands Trail on June 20 and Perseverance Trail (lower) on June 27. The season will end with the Douglas Fourth of July two-mile race on July 4 and the Governor's Cup one-mile race on Saturday, July 6. A $6 fee to join 4-H will be charged and updated schedules are available. Info: John or Jamie Bursell, 789-5997, or the University of Alaska Cooperative Extension Service, 465-8756.

• Youth open gym -- Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (June 22 and 29; July 6, 13, 20 and 27; and Aug. 3, 10, 17 and 24) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Friday youth open gyms at Floyd Dryden Middle School are on hiatus until the school year starts again in the fall. Youth open gyms are free for students in grades 5-12. Info: Community schools director Joyce Kitka, 463-1700, Ext. 327.

• Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club -- Weekly women's training rides take place on Wednesdays, with alternating weeks riding from downtown and the Valley. Meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at either the downtown or Valley locations of the Juneau Racquet Club. Info: Betsy Fischer, 586-6780 work, or 789-2033 home, or foggymtn@alaska.net.

• Capital City Soccer League -- Adult competitive soccer scrimmages: Meet from 5-7 p.m. on Sundays at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park, or meet from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at Dimond Park through the summer. Info: Kurt West of the CCSL, 364-2503.

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