Sports in Juneau

Posted: Monday, August 28, 2006

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Sunday, Sept. 10

• Puttin' for Paws Charity Disc Golf Tournament - The annual Puttin' for Paws Charity Disc Golf Tournament takes place Sunday, Sept. 10. at Aant'iyeik Park Disc Golf Course in Auke Bay. The open division registration is at 9:30 a.m. and costs $25 for 36 holes. The winner earns 25 percent of the purse. The amateur division registration is at 12:30 p.m. and costs $10 for 18 holes. Prizes will go out to the winner. The tournament benefits the Gastineau Humane Society. Info: Juneau Disc Golf Association, 463-3353.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Juneau Parks and Recreation Volleyball managers meeting - A Juneau Parks and Recreation men's and women's volleyball managers meeting will take place Thursday, Aug. 31, at 6 p.m. at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. One representative must be present in order to receive a win which will count toward final standings. Schedules and rules will also be handed out at this time. Info: Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

• Volleyball officials needed - Juneau Parks and Recreation is looking for volleyball officials for the 2006 men's and women's fall season. League play begins Sept. 5. Officials are paid $9.36 per match. Info: Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

• Juneau Golf Club Fall Memorial Classic - The Juneau Golf Club's Fall Memorial Classic will be held at the Canyon Lakes Golf Club in Kennewick, Wash., on Sept. 19-22. Everyone is welcome. Log on to http://juneaugolf.com/ for more information and a tournament entry form. Info: Jeff Bush, 523-9410.

• Juneau Hooptime directors and installation meeting - The annual Juneau Hooptime AAU Basketball Board of Directors and installation meeting will be held 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28, at the Mendenhall Valley Library. Members of the public are welcome to this and any subsequent board of directors meetings. Info: Brian Goettler, 790-4504.

• Juneau Youth Hockey registration - The Juneau-Douglas Ice Association will have youth hockey registration. Space is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. For registration forms, go to www.usahockey.com/juneaudouglasice/main_site/main/home/ to print forms.

• Indoor Soccer Registration - The Juneau Parks and Recreation indoor soccer registration will continue through Sept. 1 at the Parks and Recreation office. Forms can be accessed at www.juneau.org/parksrec. The season runs from Sept. 30 to Dec. 9. Coaches and referees are needed. Please mail registration forms to 115 S. Seward St., fax to 586-5677. Info: Andrea Carioti, 586-5226.

• Start Smart Program - The Start Smart Sports Development Program is for boys and girls ages 4-5 to prepare them for organized sports without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt. Parents work with their child to learn basic skills such as throwing, catching, kicking and batting for sports like soccer, baseball, etc. It is a six-week program, one hour per week on Saturdays at Mt. Jumbo Gym from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. running from Oct. 14 to Nov. 18. Fee is $25 and each child will receive a t-shirt, workbook and a participant manual. Register at www.juneau.org/parksrec. Info: 586-5226.

• Co-ed Master's Soccer League - The Co-Ed Master's Soccer League is for experienced men and women soccer players over the age of 30. There will be no formal teams and no referees. Field time is for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Games will be played Sundays at the Adair-Kennedy Memorial park. Cost is $20. Info: www.juneausoccer.com or Moctar Diouf, 586-3256, keemane31@aol.com

• Football officials needed - The Juneau-Douglas Officials Association is looking for individuals to be football officials. Officiating is a great way to not just watch the games, but to become an active participant in them. Officials are responsible for both Juneau Youth Football Association games and the Juneau-Douglas High School games. Info: Juneau-Douglas Officials Association, 789-3852.

• Women's Classic Soccer League - The Women's Classic Soccer League, sponsored by the Capital City Soccer League, will start in early July. No previous soccer experience is necessary while new and older players are welcome to join. Games are once a week and usually on Sundays or Mondays. Info: CCSL, 523-9196 or admin@juneausoccer.com.

• Juneau Women's Golf League - The Juneau Women's Golf League is looking for women interested in playing golf. No prior experience is necessary to participate. Clubs and carts can be rented at the Mendenhall Golf Course. League play will be every Thursday at 6 p.m. Golfers may want to contact the course if weather is questionable. Info: Mendenhall Golf Course, 789-1221; Donna Schultz, 789-3996; Lynne Gregg, 790-1960.

• Juneau Youth Football League volunteers needed - The Juneau Youth Football League is looking for volunteers to fill coaching and board vacancies. If you are interested in working with some of Juneau's young athletes or help shape youth football in Juneau, this would be the position for you. Info: Robyn Holloway, 209-8437.

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OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• 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.

• 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-older. Participants must be able to swim crawlstroke and backstroke. Info: Augustus Brown swim pool, 586-5325.

• 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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