Free junior golf clinic is scheduled |

Free junior golf clinic is scheduled

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The Fred and Judy Alexander Foundation and the Northern California Chapter-Sierra Nevada Chapter Professional Golfers Association (PGA) has announced that the 16th Annual Fred Alexander Memorial Family Golf Clinic will be held on Sunday at the Empire Ranch Golf Course in Carson City.

The free even is integral to the foundation’s ongoing mission to provide free introductory golf clinics to children, families and those individuals with disabilities, in memory of Fred Alexander. This year’s event marks the return of the “Great Golf Ball Blizzard” whereby a helicopter will drop numbered golf balls purchased by attendees. The five attendees with golf balls closest to the hole win prizes. The proceeds from the Great Golf Ball Blizzard go to The Fred and Judy Alexander Foundation.

The event takes place 11:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m., with registration from 10:30-11:45 a.m. There will be free instruction by PGA professionals, lunch, T-shirts and prizes. Special guest and trick shot artist Joey “O” will perform and kids will receive a free pair of Sundogô sport sunglasses. The event is open to children ages 6-17 and their parents.

New baseball league forming

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The Carson Valley Adult Baseball League is accepting team registrations for the 2008 season. The wood bat league will have six teams with up to 20 players per team.

Games will be played once a week on Sundays. The season is scheduled to begin June 1 and end Aug. 31. All games will be played at Lampe Park in Gardnerville.

The cost is $1,200 per team. Teams can sign up through May 23. Full payment is required at the time of registration.

Players looking to get on a team can be put on a free agent list. There is a mandatory manager’s meeting on Tuesday, May 27 at 6 p.m. at Centerfields Sports Bar on Waterloo Lane in Gardnerville. Schedules will be distributed at that time.

For more information or to be put on the free agent list, contact league president Thomas Hunter at (530) 721-0299.

Tahoe Tennis Academy releases schedule

The Tahoe Tennis Academy, headed by Pat Fagen and Justin Clark, is offering four programs for the 2008 summer season.

The academy’s elite program is a four-days per week schedule and is open to advanced players with an ability to play in competitive tournaments. The challenger (intermediate, ages 8-13) and slammer (beginner, ages 5-8) programs are either two or four days per week.

The high school afternoon program is twice a week and is for players entering high school. It starts on July 8 and ends Aug. 7.

Prices for each program vary, and there are scholarships available. For registration or other information, contact head tennis professional Justin Clark at (480) 907-4447.

Gym fundraiser scheduled

Tahoe Gymnastics Spring Exhibition Fundraiser for the girls’ gymnastics team is scheduled for 3 p.m. on Sunday at Tahoe Gymnastics on 867 Eloise Ave.

All classes from the gym will perform, demonstrating their up-to-date skills. Donations are welcome, and a bake sale will be held in conjunction with the event.

All proceeds will go to the 2008-09 girls’ team.

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