Sports in Juneau

Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2002

Saturday, Aug. 31

• Juneau-Douglas High School cross-country running - Juneau Invitational: See the top high school runners in Southeast Alaska. Girls start at noon, boys at 12:45 p.m., with both five-kilometer races taking place at the Treadwell Mine Trails course at Sandy Beach.

• Southeast Road Runners club - Seventh Annual Prostate Cancer Run/Walk: Meet at 7 a.m. at Mendenhall River Elementary School for 8 a.m. race start. This race is for men only and promotes education, awareness and prevention of prostate cancer. Courses are five-kilometer run and a two-mile walk. Entry fees are $12 for adults and $8 for boys age 12-younger. This race is held in conjunction with the "Beat the Odds" breast cancer run for women. Info: John McConnochie, 586-3641 home, 789-2181 work, or Peggy Ann McConnochie, 586-3641 home, 586-3540 work, or by e-mail at jpm@gci.net.

• Southeast Road Runners club - 11th Annual "Beat the Odds" women's race against breast cancer: Meet at 8 a.m. at Mendenhall River Elementary School for 9 a.m. race start. This race is for women only and promotes education, awareness and prevention of breast cancer. Courses are five-kilometer run and a two-mile walk. Entry fees are $18 for adults and $14 for girls age 13-younger, with long-sleeved shirts going to the first 600 entered in the race. This race is held in conjunction with the Prostate Cancer Run/Walk. Info: George Elgee of Glacier Valley Rotary Club, 789-3178, or by e-mail at george@erfcpa.com.

MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Mount Jumbo Gym rentals - The Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation will take reservations for rentals of the Mount Jumbo Gymnasium starting on Monday, Aug. 12. The gym is open for rentals beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 3. The cost is $27 per hour. The Mount Jumbo Gym is also open for preschool open gyms starting on Tuesday, Sept. 3. Preschool open gyms take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and they are open for children age 6 and younger. The preschool open gyms are free and parents need to stay at the gym with their children at all times. The Terry Miller Gym is currently open and available for rent. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

• Gastineau Channel Little League equipment return - All team managers and coaches who haven't already turned in their team baseball and softball gear need to do so at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the GCLL equipment locker located at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. Those who can't make the scheduled times should call to set up a time to turn in gear. Info: GCLL Hotline, 789-9803.

• Juneau Youth Football League parents' meetings - All parents of JYFL football players and cheerleaders need to attend one of two mandatory meetings, which will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29, and at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5, both at the Riverbend Elementary School Commons. These meetings will give parents a chance to ask questions about the league, get game schedules, give input to the JYFL Board and find out what's in store for your kids this season. Raffle tickets for the younger divisions will also be distributed. Info: JYFL Hotline, 463-3001.

• Juneau Alpine Club monthly meeting - Meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3, at the JAC headquarters, 1136 Slim Williams Way (near Skaters Cabin). Info: JAC headquarters, 789-7058.

• Juneau Rifle and Pistol Club - The parking lot of the Hank Harmon Rifle Range, Mile 1.5 Montana Creek Road, will have temporary closures over the two weeks starting on Thursday, Aug. 15, for paving. The parking lot and the range may be closed during normal working hours, but will reopen after 5 p.m. until the normal dusk closure. Info: Mal Menzies, 789-9025.

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation - Adult volleyball officials are needed for the upcoming 2002 men's and women's volleyball fall seasons. Play opens on Sept. 3. Officials are paid $9.36 per match. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Youth open gym - Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (Aug. 31) 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.

Sports in Juneau is a service provided by the Juneau Empire to provide information on upcoming sports and outdoors events in Juneau. It runs when space is available and event notices should arrive at least one week before they are scheduled to take place. To submit an item to Sports in Juneau, please fax the info to 1-907-586-3028 or e-mail it to sports@juneauempire.com.



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