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Sports in Juneau

Posted: Monday, December 14, 2009

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Dec. 17

• Holiday Ice Extravaganza - The Juneau Skating Club will host an hour-long performance beginning at 1:30 p.m. at Treadwell Arena, highlighting JUneau's figure skaters and coaches. A Dessert Auction will kick off the event. Additional information is available at www.juneauskatingclub.org or at the rink. Questions can be directed to JSC coaches at juneausk8@hotmail.com, or 523-9115.

• Juneau Jumpers Holiday Show - 7 p.m. at Glacier Valley High School, $5 per person, $3 per person with two cans of food for the Food Bank, $10 per family, $8 for a family with two cans of food. Special appearance by the Auke Bay Ropers jumprope team.

Dec. 27-30

19th Annual Capital City Basketball Tournament - Teams from East Anchorage, Palmer, Service and Wrangell participating, along with the Crimson Bears in the JDHS main gym. Games begin at 2 p.m. Dec. 27. Passes are available at the JDHS activities office, six sessions for $30. Contact 523-1607/1616 for more information.

Jan. 1

SERR New Year's Day Race - 10 a.m., parking garage under Douglas library. This is a 4-mile, open fun run.

Jan. 23

SERR Potluck & Awards - 6 p.m., DIPAC. Contact Zane Clark at zark78@gmail.com or 789-2583. Please bring a dish to share, Empire Cup Awards distributed.

Feb. 13

Sweethearts' Relay (EC) - two- and three-mile legs, 10 a.m., Douglas fire hall. Contact Dan Robinson at 364-2521 or dan.robinson@alaska.gov

March 13

Flannagan's Run (EC) - 10 a.m., Douglas fire hall, five miles or one mile.

March 27

Glacier 10k and 1 Mile (EC) - 10 a.m., Mendenhall Glacier parking lot, 10k or 1 mile. Contact Scott May at 790-4544 or smay21@mac.com for more information. This is a fundraiser for the JDHS track and field team.

April 10

Hospice Race (NS) - 9 a.m., Twin Lakes, 5k. Contact Lori or Tony Yorba at 463-3987 or tlyorba@gci.net. Proceeds benefit Hospice & Homecare of Juneau.

April 17

Waterfront Awareness Run (NS) - 10 a.m., Juneau Arts and Culture Center, 5k. Contact Paul DeSloover at 586-6709 or pdesloover@yahoo.com

April 24

Rotary Park Fun Run for Kids - 9 p.m., Rotary Park, Mendenhall Valley, 1 mile. Contact Colleen Jardell at 364-2600 or jardellc@yahoo.com

May 1

Spring Tide Scramble (EC) (P) - 9 a.m., Fish Creek Bridge (North Douglas Highway), three miles (out and back across wetlands), or seven miles (out and back, plus Fish Creek Trail). Contact Suzanne Hebert at 364-5264 or takublu@gci.net

May 8

Magnificent Mendenhall Mud Puddle Meet (EC) - 9 a.m., UAS parking lot, nine miles or one mile. Contact Glenn Frick at 789-7279.

May 15

Nugget Alaskan Outfitters Lena Loop Run (EC) - 9 a.m., Lena Beach picnic area, 5k. Call Dan Robinson at 364-2521 or at danrobinson@alaska.gov

May 29

Seacoast Relay - 9 a.m., Lena Picnic Area, finish at UAS, five-person relay with varied distances. Contact Sherry Tamone at 321-8559 or sherry.tamone@uas.alaska.edu

June 8

Eagle River Scout Trail Run (EC) - 6 p.m., Eagle River Boy Scout Trailhead, 6k. Contact Zane Clark at 789-2583 or zark78@gmail.com

June 19

Ben Blackgoat Memorial Race (EC) - 9 a.m., Perseverance Trail, meet at the end of Basin Road, two, four or seven miles. Contact Paul and Dianne DeSloover at 586-6709 or pdesloover@yahoo.com

June 23

East Glacier Trail Tangle - 6 p.m., trailhead past Garnet Street off Mendenhall Loop Road, six miles on trails.

June 26

Treadwell Twosome 5k - 9 a.m., Saviko Park, Douglas (Sandy Beach). Each person runs a 5k in a two-person team that can be formed on the day of the race. Contact Guy Thibodeau at 463-8442 or Paul DeSloover at 586-6709 or pdesloover@yahoo. com

June 26

Only Fools Run at Midnight (NS) - 11:59 p.m., Centennial Hall, 5k run or one-mile walk. Registration forms and info at www.sailinc.org. Contact Southeast Alaska Independent Living at 586-4920 or tlombardo@sailinc.org.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School is looking for volunteers to help with scoring and time keeping this weekend for the Hooptime/Rebounders' Middle School Basketball Tournament at Floyd Dryden and Dzantik'i Heeni. The tournament runs Dec. 10-12, and will include boys' and girls' teams from Juneau and five other communities in the Southeast. Contact Molly Hillis at 463-1899 ext. 229 to volunteer.

• 2010 Co-ed volleyball sign-ups - Adult co-ed volleyball team registration packets are available at the Parks & Rec office, located on the second floor of the municipal building, room 218. Team registration will be conducted Thursday, Jan. 7 at 5 p.m. in teh Assembly Chambers, located on the main floor of the Municipal Building, 155 S. Seward. Late registration will be taken Friday, Jan. 8 at the Parks & Rec office for a $20 late fee. More information is available at www.juneau.org/parkrec/adult/coedvolleyball.php

• 17th Annual Holiday Cup - The Holiday Cup Competitive Indoor Soccer Tournament will be held Dec. 19-31, with six coed divisions: Elementary grades 4-5 (minimum age 9); middle school grades 6-8; junior high grades 9 through age 16; Senior Division ages 17-20; Masters Division ages 21-39; Classic Division ages 40 and over.

Coaches and managers interested in sponsoring a team must submit a roster by 5 p.m. on Dec. 4, dropped off at the Law Offices of Dillon & Findley at 350 N. Franklin St.

Team entries only. Electronic registration packets available. All tournament details are included in the packet. Contact Michelle at 586-4000, or e-mail holidaycup2009@hotmail.com.

The event is sponsored by the Law Offices of Dillon & Findley, and is free of charge.

• Interested in earning a day pass or lesson up at Eaglecrest? The ORCA Ski/Snowboard program is looking for ski and snowboard volunteers this winter. We are up at Eaglecrest every weekend, January through March, and provide adaptive ski/snowboard lessons to individuals who experience disabilities. Benefits include lessons and training regarding adaptive gear for skiing/snowboarding, a day pass or lesson earned for each day volunteered, and the opportunity to meet new people. A volunteer kickoff event will be held November 19th, 5:30pm at the Downtown Bullwinkles. Call 586-0104, or e-mail tlombardo@sailinc.org, for more information.

• Hooptime Basketball registration is ongoing for players in grades 4-8. The season begins Jan. 4, and registration is on a first-come-first-served basis. The deadline is Dec. 12, and late registrations will not be accepted this year. Forms can be found at www.hoop-time.org. Mail the forms to P.O. Box 33606, Juneau, AK 99803. Registration also will be held on Nov. 7 and 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Nugget Mall. Call Shelly Saviers at 790-2566 for more information.

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ONGOING

• TMHS Cheerleader Babysitting Club - The Thunder Mountain cheerleaders are offering a babysitting service throughout the school year. Red Cross/CPR-trained cheerleaders will work for you in pairs for your babysitting needs. Please call coach Julie Wyatt at 957-0380 for details and to schedule your babysitters.

• Mt. Jumbo Gym Preschool Open Gym - Preschool open gym runs through April, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, in Douglas. Youths ages 1-6 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at a maximum ratio of 4:1. Play equipment, tumbling mats, tricycles, scooters and more are available. Please bring clean, dry shoes and a snack. There is a $1 fee per child, though adults are free with a paid child. Punch cards are available for purchase at the gym. Please keep sick children away from the gym. Contact Juneau Parks and Recreation at 586-5226 for more information.

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