190 teams expected for basketball tournament
Basketball players are streaming into the South Shore for a Memorial Day tournament that is expected to generate an economic impact of $1 million.
The tournament consists of 190 teams, ages 7-17, from California, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Oregon, and includes eight local teams.
Games will take place all day Saturday through Monday at 12 courts throughout South Shore including Lake Tahoe Community College, South Tahoe High School, South Tahoe Middle School, City of South Lake Tahoe Parks & Rec Complex, Kahle Community Center and Whittell High School.
The Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority estimates attendance of 5,000 people.
“Most Tahoe athletes are used to traveling to tournaments and we’re grateful to have the opportunity to host in our backyard for a change,” said Dr. James R. Tarwater, superintendent of the Lake Tahoe Unified School District. “This also allows us to show families the various improvements to our schools and facilities.”
Poses and pints
Lake Tahoe Yoga is offering a poses and pints class Friday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at their Zephyr Cove studio. The class cost $10, which includes complimentary beer. Drop ins are welcome, but make sure to bring a cup.
Soccer League car wash fundraiser
Soccer players from the South Tahoe Soccer League will be holding a car wash fundraiser on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Quick Lube.
The players are hoping the proceeds will help cover a new $300 fee each team was asked to pay this year. Players are worried they are in jeopardy of losing the season.
The league would like to thank Quick Lube owner Rich Elder for hosting the car wash.
Jake’s Charity Fishing Derby returning June 2
Competition is on Lake Tahoe from one hour before sunrise to “High Noon” Sunday, June 2nd. Prize money is awarded to anglers who reel in the largest Mackinaw ($1,000), brown trout ($500) and rainbow trout ($250).
The $50 entry fee includes a T-shirt, raffle and a buffet brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds benefit Mike Kise Medical Relief and Tahoe Safe Alliance.
Contestants must pre-register at Jake’s on the Lake or Pete ‘N Peters in Tahoe City by 5 p.m. Saturday, June 1. Those not fishing may attend the brunch buffet for $22 per person ($12 per child). For more info call 530-583-0188 or visit www.jakestahoe.com.
Daron Rahlves keynote speaker for Far West Convention
The community is invited to participate in the Far West Ski Association’s 81st Annual Convention, scheduled for June 6-9 at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno.
The convention will include a silent auction and dance in the Reno Ballroom on June 7, at 6:30 p.m.
Attendees can bid on sports gear as well as more than $100,000 in ski and travel packages. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Disabled Sports USA Far West Snowsports Program. A day program will then take place on June 8, from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.
The price of $50 includes Travel Expo, luncheon, multi-media presentation, FWSA Snowsports Leadership Academy and panel sessions including public affairs.
Special guests slated to participate include keynote speaker Daron Rahlves, Billy Kidd, Wayne Wong and Lila Lapanja, among many others. For more information visit www.fwsa.org.
Martis Camp to host U.S. Junior Amateur Championship
Martis Camp Club in Truckee was selected by the United States Golf Association to host the 2013 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship from July 22-27. This will be the first USGA championship held at Martis Camp Club. The U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, which was first played in 1948, is open to amateur golfers who have not reached age 18 with a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 6.4.
Compiled by staff and Tahoe South