Junior golf sign-up underway
TRAVERSE CITY — Sign-up for Traverse City Junior Golf Association lessons, on-course instruction and tournament programs is underway.
Boys and girls ages 5 years and older are can sign up on-line at www.tcjga.com. Lessons begin the first week of May, after school and evenings, and will continue through the end of June. Tournament play and on-course instruction begins when school is out in June. All scheduled activities are on the Web site.
For more information call the TCJGA office at 935-GOLF or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TC West to host softball clinic
TRAVERSE CITY — The Grand Rapids Community College softball clinic will be held Saturday and Sunday at Traverse City West High School.
Saturday’s session will involve pitching and catching. Sunday’s three-hour session will deal with basic fundamentals with players rotating to a different skill area every 45 minutes. The pitching-catching session is $25, the skills session $40. For those registering both days the cost is $50.
The clinic is open to all ages. Players can register at www.grcc.edu/softball clinic, call Paula Maloley at 616-340-2304 or email email@example.com.
The clinic staff will include current and former GRCC staff and the entire GRCC softball team.
Registration nears for hoops tourney
TRAVERSE CITY — The registration deadline is Wednesday for the YMCA Blizzard boys 7th-8th grade team basketball tournament.
The cost is $200 per team. The round-robin tournament starts at 9 a.m. on Jan. 25 at area gyms. The 7th and 8th graders will be in separate divisions. All games will be officiated. Each team is guaranteed three games.
For more information visit www.gtbayymca.org or call 933-9622.
Winter Jam set for Feb. 1-2
TRAVERSE CITY — The 18th annual YMCA Winter Jam men’s basketball tournament will be held Feb. 1-2 at area gyms.
The cost is $250 per team. Teams will be guaranteed four games in the round-robin tournament. There will be competitive and recreational divisions.
The registration deadline is Jan. 20.
Snowshoe Stampede slated
GLEN ARBOR — The 2nd annual Snowshoe Stampede will be held at the Leelanau Outdoor Center on Saturday, Feb. 15.
The 5K stampede and one-mile snowflake race — for those 12 and under — start at 10:30 a.m. The $20 registration fee includes lunch. Rentals will be available onsite for an additional fee. Net proceeds benefit the tuition assistance program at the Leelanau Outdoor Center.
The Leelanau Outdoor Center, a non-profit outdoor education center that serves over 2,500 students each year and focuses on both character education and stewardship of the outdoors, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.