Sports in Juneau

Posted: Sunday, July 17, 2005


Sunday, July 17

• American Caner Society - Relay For Life: The Relay for Life begins Saturday at 4 p.m. at Dimond Park as Juneau teams and community will raise funds for the American Cancer Society by walking and running laps continuously until 8 a.m. on Sunday. Luminaries (bags with sand and a lit candle to represent someone who has had cancer) are $5 for one and three for $10. They can be purchased at the event or by visiting the Web site, Info: Pat Yearty, 586-4900, or by e-mail at

Sunday, July 17

• Juneau Disc Golf Association - Putting for Paws: This charity disc golf tournament will benefit the Gastineau Humane Society and will be held at Aant'iyeik Disc Golf Course near the Lena Point sportsfields. It is open to everyone. Entry fee is $15, or $35 for Pro Division. There will be $2 mulligans, up to five, and a $2 ace pool with $1 from each entry going to GHS. There will be eight divisions. Registration starts 15 minutes before tee off, with the first tee off taking place at 10:15 a.m. Please bring sturdy shoes and lots of water. No dogs during tournament play.

Tuesday, July 19

• Southeast Road Runners club - East Glacier Trail Tangle: Meet at 5:30 p.m. at the East Glacier Trailhead, just past Garnet Street off Mendenhall Loop Road, for a 6 p.m. race start. The course is about 6 miles, with a nice hill. Info: Robert Sowers, 789-7549, or by e-mail at, or on the Web at

Friday-Sunday, July 22-24

• Little League Senior Softball State Tournament - Gastineau Channel Little League hosts the Alaska State Senior Softball Tournament this weekend. It'll be a best-of-three series between two teams. Game one will be Friday at 5 p.m., game two will be Saturday at 1 p.m. and game three, if necessary, will be Sunday at 1 p.m.

Saturday, July 23

• Southeast Road Runners club - Mount Roberts Tram Run: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the lower station of the Mount Roberts Tramway for a 9 a.m. race start. The course is about 3 miles, with a climb of about 1,800 feet on the Mount Roberts Trail. After running up the mountain, there are tram tickets to get back down. Info: Paul Dick, 586-3469, or Dirk Miller, 463-6751, or on the Web at

Sunday, July 24

• Mendenhall Golf Course - Equipment sale and One Club Tournament: A used golf club and equipment sale will be held to benefit the junior golf program. Please bring clubs, bags, apparel and balls to the Mendenhall Golf Course on Sunday at 9 a.m. to have items checked in for the sale. The One Club Tournament will also take place this day. Info: Gordon Brunton, 364-3547



• Juneau Parks & Rec - Volleyball registration: The Juneau Parks & Recreation Team Registration will be conducted Thursday, August 11, at 5:15 p.m. in the Assembly Chambers. Men's and women's volleyball team manager packets are available at the Parks & Rec office, located on the second flor of the municiple building, room 218. Info: 586-5226

• Cheerleading conditioning - Meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday nights during July at Glacier Valley School. Conditioning will begin for all girls interested in tryout out to be a Crimson Bears JV or Varsity high school football cheerleader. Team tryouts will be in early August for the upcoming season.

• LIFE On The Move Volleyball - Registration is still being accepted for the July 25th-28th camp for middle school students and the Aug. 1-2 camp for high school students. The middle school camp will take place from 1-4:30 p.m. each day at the DZ gym. The high school camp will take place from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. each day at the DZ gym. These free camps will focus on fundamental skills of passing, setting and hitting through drills and scrimmages. Info: Nikki Mealiff, 463-1700, Ext. 298.

• Carlos Boozer Basketball Camp registration - The Carlos Boozer Basketball Camp will take place at Juneau-Douglas High School from July 18-22. The camp features both a boys and a girls session and will run from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day. It is available for boys and girls ages 7-15 and costs $265 for the weeklong camp. Info: Call 1-800-871-CAMP or on the Web at

• Frank Shorter Running Clinic - Frank Shorter, 1972 Olympic marathon champion, will be hosting a running clinic at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 24, at JRC/The Alaska Club. The fee is $5 for all Southeast Road Runners or JRC members or $10 for non-members. Info: Jamie Bursell, 789-5997.



• Juneau box lacrosse practice - Meet from 6-9 p.m. at Treadwell Arena in Douglas to learn about this version of lacrosse that is played inside a hockey rink. NHL greats Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux used to play box lacrosse in the summer and credit the game with sharpening their passing skills. The game is played on a concrete or artificial turf floor, and about 20 players are expected during Wednesday's drop-in lacrosse session. Info: Jim Craig, 364-2393 (home) or 465-4236 (work).

• Thunder Mountain sports camps - Thunder Mountain sports camps feature a positive and fun environment and coaching from local coaches, high school coach and college coaches from throughout the country. The wee soccer camp runs, the regular soccer camp runs July 18-22 for $100, the advanced soccer camp runs July 25-29 for $100 and the baseball camp runs July 25-29 for $75. Info: Juneau Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

• Kids sports camps - The JRC/Alaska Club is hosting kids sports camps in July and August, Monday through Friday. These all-day camps are taking place at the JRC/Alaska Club Valley location. They are for kids ages 5-12 and space is still available. They are open to the public. Info: Gail O'Dell, 789-2181.

• Juneau Women's Golf League - The Juneau Women's Golf League is looking for experience and new players interested in playing golf. The league meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Mendenhall Golf Course. There will be a shotgun start. Golf club rentals are available and cost is $9.45 per round, plus tax. Please call ahead at 789-1221 at Mendenhall Golf Course. Info: Molly Wheeler, 780-5163; Donna Schultz, 789-3996.

• Treadwell Arena schedule - The Treadwell Arena will be running four half-day (8 a.m.-noon), week-long summer camps for youth ages 6-12. Available camps: Camp 3: Survivor Week (July 11-15). Camp 4: Explore the Outdoors, (July 18-22). Please check our Web site for more information and registration forms. Summer drop-in activities will be as follows: Drop-in gym is Monday-Friday, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Drop-in Floor Hockey/Gym is Monday and Wednesday, 6-8 p.m., and Drop-in Roller Hockey is Tuesday and Thursday, 6-8 p.m. Schedules for summer drop-in activities are also available on our Web site. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or on the Web at

• Juneau Archery Club youth shooting - Archery shooting is held on Friday nights, with sessions at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost of each session is $1, and they are designed to help youngsters learn the basics of archery. Info: John Cooper, 789-3422, or by e-mail at

• Basketball/volleyball court rentals available - The Juneau Community Schools program has basketball/volleyball court rental times available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. The cost to rent the court is $20 per hour, which must be paid at the time of rental. This is for adult activities only. Info: Juneau Community Schools, 463-1717.

• 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 Recreation Hikes Hotline. Always remember to bring plenty of food and water, wear warm layers of clothing and proper footwear for the hike. No dogs or firearms are 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: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Hikes Hotline, 586-0428.

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