Sports Briefs: Tahoe City Paddlefest coming to Commons Beach
June 15, 2009
Old Brockway Junior Golf ClinicHead Professional Garrett Good is holding a junior golf clinic at Old Brockway Golf Course from Monday, June 22 through June 25. Times are 8 a.m.-9 a.m. for first-timers ages 5 to 10, and from 9 a.m.-10 a.m. for those older than 10 or who have played golf before. Cost is $40. Call the pro shop at 546-9909 to sign up.Tahoe City PaddlefestTahoe City Paddlefest, a 3-mile kayak and stand-up paddleboard race, will be held at Commons Beach on Saturday, June 20. Prizes will be awarded and two stand-up paddleboards raffled off. A registration party will be held at Jakeandamp;#8217;s on the Lake on Friday, June 19 from 2-6 p.m. For more information and race registration, contact Ernie at (775) 772-2972. Register online at http://www.ta-hoenalu.com; sign up for manufacture demos at Tahoe City Kayak.Backpack the Rim TrailTahoe Rim Trail Association guides Karen Thorsett and Dick Reed will guide a two-day, 21-mile hike along the Tahoe Rim Trail from Tahoe City to Brockway Summit, with an overnight stay at Watson Lake, on June 19-20. Participants must be able to hike 14 miles per day at elevation with a 20- to 30-pound backpack, and must provide their own gear, food and clothing. The trek covers 1,500 feet of elevation gain. It is only open to those older than 16 and is limited to 10 participants. For more information or to register, contact Katy Washington at firstname.lastname@example.org or (775) 298-0238.Soccer trainingSierra Mountain Soccer Club will provide two, four-week training sessions at Riverview Park in Truckee and North Tahoe Regional Park in Tahoe Vista this summer. The training sessions, available for children of all abilities and taught by Director of Coaching Amy Machin-Ward, will run from June 22 to July 16, and again from July 20 to Aug. 13. Players will train twice a week at their preferred location. Truckee will host players ages 4 to 18 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Tahoe Vista will host preschool- and elementary-age children Mondays and Wednesdays. To sign up, visit sierramountainsoccer.com, call 587-2633 or e-mail email@example.com.Junior golf summer campsThe Golf Academy at Old Greenwood opens its second year with two new five-day junior summer camps offering five full days of instruction, specifically designed for 13- to 17-year-old golfers. Each playerandamp;#8217;s game is evaluated using the latest golf analysis technology. Then a customized improvement plan is developed for each golfer. Camps are coed and taught by Academy instructors, including Keith Lyford and Renee Trudeau. Two sessions are available: Beginner and Intermediate Camp from June 22-26 and the Advanced Playerandamp;#8217;s Camp from July 13-17. For more information on The Golf Academy at Old Greenwood, call 550-2670 or visit http://www.oldgreenwoodgolfacademy.com.Adaptive recreation program volunteersDisabled Sports USA Far West is looking for volunteers to help teach people with disabilities learn how waterski, cycle and travel through outdoor environments independently. Experience in outdoor recreation is helpful, but not required. Free, mandatory training is provided. Call Vanessa at 581-4161, ext. 203 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.Cheerleading, tumbling campTeri McKinney is offering a cheerleading and tumbling camp on the shore of Donner Lake this summer. Participants will need to wear comfortable clothes and bring lunch, bathing suit, sun block and lots of water. Camps will be taught by McKinney as well as Ashley Hartman and Javier Espinoza. There will be free beach time each day. A half day (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) costs $75 and a full day (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) costs $150. For questions call Teri at (775) 624-6994. The sessions are as follows:Session 1: June 15-19Session 2: June 29-July 3Session 3: July 13-17Session 4: July 27-31Session 5: August 3-7Session 6: August 17-21Drop-in field hockeyThe Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District is offering field hockey this summer at Riverview Sports Park. Players of all abilities are welcome. Some instruction will be available and some equipment is available for loan. Field hockey runs from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday evenings all summer. No pre-registration is required. Cost is $3 per player. For more information call Paula at 208-6122 or contact the TDRPD at 582-7720 or at tdrpd.com.Full-moon Tahoe Rim Trail hikesThe Tahoe Rim Trail Association is offering four full-moon hikes starting from the Tahoe Meadows Trailhead. Dates include Tuesday, July 7, Thursday, Aug. 6, Friday, Sept. 4 and Sunday, Oct. 4. Expect casually paced hikes for all ages over 10. Bring a flashlight, layered clothing and water. No dogs. TRTA Membership is required. Memberships start at $20 for one year. Space is limited; sign up in advance. For more information or to sign up call (775) 298-0012 or e-mail email@example.com.Youth golf programLocal youth can play golf with the pros this summer through the Lake Tahoe Truckee Youth Golf Foundation and U.S. Kids Golf. The foundation has launched a summer golf program based on the U.S. Kids Golf curriculum. The weeklong program, for ages 6 through 17, will be offered at Old Brockway Golf Course in Kings Beach and Timilick Tahoe in the Martis Valley. All classes are under the instruction of PGA professional instructors, and the cost is $100 per student per week. The program will be offered several different weeks throughout the summer. To learn more or to sign up visit http://www.lttygf.org.High Altitude Basketball CampWorld Events is holding its High Altitude Basketball Camp at the Village at Squaw from July 6-10. The camp is for boys and girls grades third through 12th. Rates vary for overnight campers and daytime commuters. Team pricing and family packages are available. Call (775) 342-7333 for more information. To register for the camp go to http://www.HighAltitudeBBall.com.Tahoe Rim Trail youth backcountry campsThe Tahoe Rim Trail Association in partnership with Sierra Nevada Journeys is offering four three-day, two-night Youth Backcountry Camps for those ages 14 to 18 as a part of its summer trail and educational programs. Camps will be held July 13-15, July 16-18, July 19-21 and July 22-24. The fourth session, July 22-24 is a Latino Youth Backcountry Camp. Each camp has the capacity for 12 students. Cost is $99 for the first three sessions (scholarships are available) and only $25 for the fourth session (the Latino Youth Backcountry Camp). For more information or to register, contact Katy Washington at (775) 298-0238 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Truckee open gymThe Truckee-Donner Recreation and Park District is offering adult drop-in basketball for $3 per player year-round on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Veterans Building in downtown Truckee from 11 a.m.andamp;#8211;1 p.m.