Get in the game: This week's sports sign-ups
All-Star’s Academy Sandlot baseball/softball
LATHAM — All-Star’s Academy in Latham is offering a new program designed to provide a fun and exciting environment for kids to play indoor baseball and softball. It is a structured program for players between 6- and 13-year old.
The games will take place on a 17,500 square-foot field and will be officiated by Academy staff but coached by the players. The kids will organize themselves and rotate positions every inning as Academy staff supervises and umpires the games.
Each team can have a minimum of seven players and maximum of nine on its roster. Rosters can be filled with your friends or individuals and small groups will be partnered with others to create a team.
There are three divisions, 6- and 7-year-olds, 8- and 9-year-olds, 10- to 13-year-olds.
Games will be one-hour, keeping the pace of play fast and each inning exciting with a three-out format. An Academy staff member will throw each pitching using a special indoor ball designed for safety during the baseball contests and a pitching machine will be used for softball games. There will be no walks issued.
Competitive Sand Lot squad are available for 10U, 12U, 14U and 16U girls softball and 10-13-year-old baseball.
Games will be played every day of the week, Monday through Friday at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. with a nine-week long season beginning Oct. 16.
To register yourself or a team, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org include: parent name and phone number, player(s) names and ages, team name, Sand Lot or Competitive Sand Lot.
Cost is $95 per player at their first game and the cost for each Competitive Sand Lot team will be $950. ALl players will receive a Sand Lot T-shirt at check-in of their first game.
Any questions, call Donna or Sharon at 220-9140.
Clifton Park Fall boys and girls basketball
CLIFTON PARK — The Town of Clifton Park is now accepting registrations for the Fall Basketball program for boys and girls in second-grade through 12th-grade.
This is an outdoor league run at the Clifton Commons on Saturday’s and Sunday’s from Sept. 10 to Oct. 9. Space is limited to 80 players per age group. For more information or to register, please contact the Town of Clifton Park Office of Parks, Recreation and Community Affairs at 371-6667.
You may also register in person at Town Hall weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Register on-line at: www.cliftonpark.org/townhall/parks_rec_community_affairs.asp.
For questions, contact Frank Massa at 877-6258 or e-mail email@example.com
Clifton Park boys winter basketball
CLIFTON PARK – Registration for the Town of Clifton Park boys recreation winter basketball league will be held at Clifton Park Town Hall 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22.
Registration is open to all boys, Grades 2-12, residing in the Shenendehowa School District and not playing in Grade 8-and-under travel leagues.
The recreation program runs from November through March and has a $75 fee. Spaces are limited and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Registrations can also be done, starting Sept. 12, either on-line at www.cliftonpark.org/townhall/parks-rec www.cliftonpark.org/townhall/parks-rec or at the Office of Parks, Recreation, and Community Affairs at Clifton Park Town Hall, 9 a.m to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or call 371-6667.
You can also contact Barry McCabe at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 877-5248.
Saratoga Sparks 3-on-3 tourney rescheduled
CLIFTON PARK — The Clifton Park girls travel basketball and Saratoga Sparks 3-on-3 girls basketball tournament has been rescheduled for Oct. 15.
For more information, visit www.saratogasparks.org or email email@example.com .
Radio control cars Race For Paws
CLIFTON PARK — Benson’s Pet Center will hosts its fourth annual Family Pat Fair and Adoption Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 25 at its 12 Fire Road location in Clifton Park.
All adopted pets will be going home with a Benson’s Pet Center gift card, animal training evaluations will also be available and a radio control car race to benefit the event will also be held. There is a $20 entry fee and $5 per additional class for the RC event.
All proceeds go to participating animal rescue groups.
For more information, contact Amber Foster at Benson’s Pet Center at 373-1007 ext. 112.
Tearing Up the Turf tourney Sept. 18
HALFMOON — The ninth annual Tearing Up the Turf with Timothy (and friends with Down Syndrome) golf tournament will be held Sept. 18 at the Fairways of Halfmoon Golf Course in Mechanicville.
Over the past eight years our generous supporters have helped us raise more than $330,000 for the Down Syndrome Aim High Resource Center (DSAHRC). This past year all of our proceeds went directly to the Education Fund at the DSAHRC.
This Education Fund fully supported the Reading Tutorial Program, which provides one-to-one tutoring with certified reading specialists for individuals with Down syndrome. Our proceeds also provided educational consulting, educational seminars, the purchase of leveled reading books, as well as the position of Educational Coordinator at the DSAHRC.
Registration starts at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. for the 18-hole scramble. Cost for the event is $600 per foursome and includes golf with cart, driving and putting contests, continental breakfast, lunch at the turn and a buffet dinner.
For more information, contact Bruce Tanski Construction c/o Debbie Pailley at BTconstruction@nycap.rr.com or (518) 357-3275.
Skeeter Cup Junior Golf Tournament
SARATOGA SPRINGS — The American Lung Association of New York will be hosting a golf tournament for junior golfers at McGregor Links Country Club in Saratoga Springs at 2 pm. Sunday Sept. 18. All proceeds from the tournament will benefit the ALA in memory of Glens Falls native, and golf enthusiast, Ralph "Skeets" Woodbury.
There will be two age divisions this year, 14 years-old and under and 15- to 18 year-olds. The prizes include a complimentary round of golf for two donated from Saratoga National Golf Club.
There will also be prizes for Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive and Hole-In-One.
Registration for junior golfers is $30. Hole sponsorships, are also available for $30.00. Registration for golfers is limited to 44 so sign up early.
For more information, call 581-6617 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Troy-Albany hockey travel
Troy-Albany Hockey Association is looking for a few more solid hockey players to complete on its competitive travel team rosters. If your child would like to tryout for one of these openings, email the registrar at email@example.com.
Saratoga National Bank XC Classic
SARATOGA SPRINGS — The eleventh annual 5K cross country race will be held in the Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, on Sunday, October 16.
The race will be held on the home course of the state and national champion Saratoga High School Blue Streaks Cross Country team, beginning at 10 a.m.
Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female finishers and to the top three male and female finishers in five year age divisions.
The Cross Country Classic is proud to host the USATF Adirondack Association 5K Cross Country Championships. Registration is $20. Day of race, registration is $25. Moisture wicking T-Shirts will be given to those registered by Oct. 3. Race day registration and packet pick-up will begin at 8 a.m. in the administration building, adjacent to the Spa Little Theater.
Proceeds benefit the Saratoga Center for the Family.
For more information call 583-3114 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or to register on-line with no additional charges or to download an application visit www.saratoganational.com
Nick’s Run to be Healed Sept. 25
CLIFTON PARK — Nick’s Run to be Healed 5K (formerly The Catiebug Fight to be Healed 5K) will be on Sunday, Sept. 25 at the Clifton Commons in Clifton Park. Includes Nick’s Dash (1/4 or 1 mile), 2 mile walk, 5K Run, and Zumba warm-up. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m., 5K at 1 p.m.
Register online at www.fighttobehealed.org. Money assists pediatric blood cancer patients at The Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer at Albany Med. Nick’s Fight to be Healed Foundation is in memory of Nick Cammarata, a Clifton Park teen who passed away October 2008 from Leukemia.
Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge
CLIFTON PARK — All boys and girls ages 10-14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2011 Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 24, rain or shine at the Clifton Park Soccer Club, Clifton Park Commons on Fishers Ferry Road.
The Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge is sponsored annually with winners progressing through local, district, regional and state competition.
All boys and girls 10-14 years old, as of September 1, 2011 are eligible to participate and will compete in respective age divisions. All contestants on the local level are recognized for their participation in the event.
The soccer event is free and all participants are required to provide proof of age and written parental consent at registration.
Registration forms are available at http://www.kofcsoccer.com/scoresheetpdf.pdf, or at the field on the day of competition. For additional information, contact Rich Gallego at 518-383-2892.
Adirondack Xtreme tryouts Sept. 18
GLENS FALLS —Adirondack Xtreme is holding an open softball tryout for 12U and 14U players at 9 a.m. Sept. 18 at the on Moreau Recreation Park in Glens Falls.
Interested players must call Chris at 605-5996 to reserve their tryout.
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