Walmart BFL: The 2013 Walmart Bass Fishing League season continues with four tournaments on Saturday, including a North Carolina Division event at Jordan Lake. Other tournaments will be held at Lake Seminole in Bainbridge, Ga., Pickwick Lake in Iuka, Miss., and Dale Hollow Lake in Byrdstown, Tenn. More than 100 boaters and co-anglers are expected to complete at each site for awards up to $8,000 and $3,000 respectively.
SOOC Track & Softball: Special Olympics Orange County is ready to accept registration for athletes and team volunteers in the SOOC softball and track spring seasons. All interested athletes and coaches should respond ASAP by emailing SOOC coordinator Colleen Lanigan at email@example.com. She will place athletes on a team roster or send a separate registration form if needed.
Track will begin on March 19 and run 7-8 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday night through May 28 at UNC’s Belk Track. Athletes should expect a rigorous one-hour workout. Softball will begin on March 24 and run through May 19. Afternoon practices will be held at Cedar Falls Park. The SONC Summer Games for all spring sports will be May 31- June 2 in Raleigh. A mandatory softball qualifier will be held April 20 in Chapel Hill. A mandatory track qualifier will be held April 27 in Kernersville.
Orange Senior Games: Orange County’s 2013 Senior Games and affiliated Silver Arts Events for ages 55 and up will take place from March 23 through May 15. Final registration ends March 8. Registration forms are available at the Orange County senior centers and recreation facilities throughout Orange County and the Towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro. For more information or to receive a mailed registration form mailed, please call Dana Hughes, Senior Games Coordinator, at 919-918-7372 or Corina Riley, Senior Games Registrar at 919-245-4251.
Guardians 5K: The Chapel Hill Police Department will host the inaugural Guardians of the Hill 5K on May 4, beginning at 9 a.m. in Southern Community Park in Southern Village. Proceeds from the untimed event will benefit Special Olympics of North Carolina. Early bird registration for the event is $20 per individual and $30 per family. Early bird registration ends on March 31, 2013. Registrations fees on or after April 1 are $25 per individual or $30 per family registration. Registration fees include one free t-shirt for each individual registration or family registration (only 1 shirt per family). Additional shirt can be ordered for $5 each when you register for the event. Anyone wishing to participate in the Guardians of the Hill 5K should visit www.chpd.us and click the Guardians of the Hill link or visit www.sportoften.com and search for Guardians of the Hill.
Audubon Bird Walk: The local Audubon Society will hosts a Bird Walk that sets out at 7:30 a.m. March 23 from the Mardi Gras Bowling Alley parking lot. The walk will last two to three hours as the group looks for winter birds. Walkers are advised to wear sturdy shoes and to bring water and snacks. Anyone planning to attend should check in advance with Tom Driscoll at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the walk and other Audubon activities, check www.newhopeaudubon.org.
The Edge Basketball: The Edge Basketball Camp offers two camps this summer. The Edge Basketball Camp runs July 15-19. The Edge, “Nothing But Net”, a 3 day shooting camp runs July 22-24. Both camps run daily from 9:00-3:45 at Smith Middle School. Camp is offered for boys & girls rising 3rd through 9th grade. Please visit www.theedgebasketballcamp.com to obtain an application, or for more information contact camp director Paul Kieckbusch at email@example.com or 919-452-0444
Adult Kickball: The World Adult Kickball Association hosts weekly game at 6:45 and 7:45 p.m. Thursday nights at Homestead Park. For more information, email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Bowling League: The St. Paul AME Community Bowling League comprises members from Durham, Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Burlington and meets at 5 p.m. every Sunday at the Durham AMF Bowling Lanes, located at 4508 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard. Play begins in March and will last 16 weeks. For more information, contact Carlotta Armstrong-Young at email@example.com (919) 929-9948 or Tommy Young at (919) 929-9948 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dixie Rock: The oldest, consecutively held indoor climbing competition in the United States, the 24th annual Dixie Rock will be held on April 19-20 at the Chapel Hill Community Center, located at 120 S. Estes Drive. Registration is open through April 20. Climbers who register by March 21 get a free Dixie Rock T-shirt, swag bag, and entry for a special prize drawing. The registration fee is $35 for Orange County residents and $42 for non-residents. All climbers must fill out a registration and waiver forms to participate. Registration is available at the Chapel Hill Community Center, Aquatics Center, Parks and Recreation Department or online via Chapel Hill’s program registration website: townofchapelhill.org . For more information, visit http://www.townofchapelhill.org/dixierock or contact Daniel Graubman at 919-627-1654 or email@example.com or Bernard Leach at 919-968-2734 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cardinals Lacrosse: North Chatham Cardinals Youth Lacrosse has opened registration for its 2013 Spring Boys Lacrosse program. Limited spots are available still for the Cardinals’ teams for grades K-2, 3-4, 5-6 and middle school. All teams will participate in the Carolina Youth Lacrosse Association ( www.carolinalax.org), and all games will be played under the direction of NCHSAA certified officials. Protective gear and a stick are required. For players lacking some equipment, season rentals are available. For more information, see or email email@example.com.
Hurricane Jr. Golf: The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour has added three North Carolina stops this year. Upcoming events for 2013 include: March 2-3 at Lochmere Club in Cary; April 27-28 at N.C. State’s Lonnie Poole Course in Raleigh; and Sept. 21-22 at Fox Den Country Club in Charlotte. For more information about the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour, visit www.HJGT.org, or call the HJGT headquarters at (904)-379-2697 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chapel Hill Spring: Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation has opened registration for the following sports:
• Adult Recreational Softball for teams of players ages 18 and older. Registration costs $600 per team, with an additional $5 fee for each non-Orange County resident. A $200 deposit is required at registration.
• Pee Wee Baseball for boys and girls ages 5-6. Teams meet on Saturday mornings, April 13-June 8. Registration costs $50 for local residents, $60 for others. Space is limited.
• Little League Baseball and Softball. Boys and girls ages 7-12 will play on assigned teams from late March through early June. It costs $60 for local residents, $72 for others. Like Pee Wee Baseball, registration stays open until all the teams are filled, but Space is limited.
Ultimate Frisbee for ages 9-12. Games will be played on Tuesdays and Thursdays in March and April. The fee is $50 for local residents and $60 for others. Registration ends Feb. 22.
• USTA Team Tennis features a tennis league for ages 6-10, using the QuickStart format. Events are held Tuesdays and Sundays in April and May. Registration is $26 and . Registration is online at www.docta.org.
Adult & Youth Tennis Classes are limited to eight participants per class. The meeting times vary.
• Volunteer coaches: CHP&R is looking for youth baseball and softball coaches, for age groups 7-12.
For more information, call the Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation Department at 919-968-2784.
Carrboro Co-Rec Softball: Registration is open for the Carrboro Recreation Department’s 2013 Spring Co-Rec Softball League. The adult co-ed league will play on Tuesdays and Thursdays from April through June. A team fee of $625 is required, with a non-refundable deposit of $200 due at registration. A fee of $37 is required for all participants residing outside of Orange County. The signup deadline is March 1 or when the league is full. For more information, call 919-918-7364.
YMCA sports, camps: The YMCA has opened registration for its popular youth programs’ spring seasons and day camp. Sports programs include YMCA soccer for boys and girls (age 3 up through sixth grade) at Homestead Park and volleyball (grades 4-8) at the YMCA’s Martin Luther King Location. The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Y Day Camp is for rising first- through eighth-graders, with an active focus on a wide range of sports and team-based games. Weekly sessions will run June 10-Aug. 16 at the main Y branch. For information on the spring programs, the Y Day Camp or the full selection of Y summer camps, visit the YMCA at 980 Martin Luther king Blvd. or check them out online at www.chcymca.org. Registrations can be processed online. For more information on volunteer coaching opportunities, contact sports director Mike Meyen at email@example.com.
Summer Camps: Registration has opened for the Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department’s summer sports camps, including baseball, basketball and field hockey. For additional information, please contact the Recreation Department at 919-918-7364.
• Baseball Camp, July 15-19, is for youth ages 9-12. The fee is $90. Sessions run 8-11 a.m.
• Basketball Camp I, July 15-19, is for youth ages 6-8. The fee is $90. Sessions run 8:30-11:30 a.m.
• Basketball Camp II, July 22-26, is for ages 9-11. The fee is $90. Sessions run 8:30-11:30 a.m.
• Field Hockey Camp, June 24-28, is for youth ages 10-13. The fee for each camp is $90. Sessions run 8-11 a.m.