Traverse City Record-Eagle

May 24, 2013

Sports in Brief: 05/24/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — YMCA to host family fun nights

TRAVERSE CITY — The YMCA is holding a series of Family Fun Nights this summer at the Y Main Facility at 3000 Racquet Club Drive.

The schedule is as follows:

n June 7 — “Family Camp Night”

Camp staff will lead the evening with camp activities, including a camp fire and roasting of s’mores.

n July 12 — “Family Y Games“

An evening filled with family outdoor games including sack races, human knot, volleyball and much more.

n August 2 — “Family Pig Roast”

A family pig roast will fill this evening with food and games.

Kona Ice will again join us.

Contact the YMCA at 933-9622 for more information.

Family Nights are held from 6-8 p.m. and include all-you-can-eat food, beverages, and snacks.

Admission is free to Y members and $15 per family for non-members.

Check out the YMCA website at for more information.

Boating safety class offered June 25

Lake City —The Missaukee County Sheriff’s Office is holding a boating safety class on June 25 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 404 First Street in Lake City.

Students must be at least 12 years old and must bring a sack lunch.

You must be pre-registered by calling (231) 839-4338 ext. 1.

Tigers help promote teen-driving safety

DETROIT — AAA Michigan, the Michigan State Police and the Detroit Tigers have teamed up to promote teen-driving safety with an event at Comerica Park in Detroit.

Representatives from each organization spoke Thursday morning at the home of the Tigers to outline efforts designed to encourage safe driving among teens this Memorial Day weekend.

Goalie Roy to coach Colorado Avalanche

DENVER — Hall of Fame goalie Patrick Roy is returning to the Colorado Avalanche as their head coach.

The team reached an agreement in principle Thursday with Roy to lead the Avs and also gave him the title of vice president of hockey operations.

Roy will join forces with former teammate Joe Sakic, who was recently promoted to executive vice president of hockey operations. The Avalanche won two Stanley Cup titles with the duo on the ice and the organization is hoping they can help turn around a downtrodden team.

Arena football to start in China

PHILADELPHIA — The Arena Football League is ready to touch down in China.

The Philadelphia Soul ownership group, led by former NFL star Ron Jaworski, believed the time was right to give the world’s most populous country an untraditional taste of a very American game.

The AFL expects a six-team league to debut in September or October 2014. The schedule length and franchise sites are to be determined.