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Sports Briefs | 6th Annual Skate the Lake to raise funds for breast cancer

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6th Annual Skate the LakeThe 6th Annual Skate the Lake benefiting Boarding for Breast Cancer is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 14 starting at 6 a.m. The skate is open to all ages. For more information or do donate to the cause, visit b4bc.org or facebook.com/skatethelake.Lake Tahoe Ski Club FoundationLake Tahoe Ski Club Foundation 17th Annual Gourmet Asado is scheduled for Aug. 22 from 1-5 p.m. The event is the annual fundraiser for the Lake Tahoe Ski Club Foundation and will be held at Squaw Valley Ski Area, slopeside on the base lodge deck. The event offers financial assistance every year to dozens of alpine ski racers in the North Tahoe-Truckee areas. In addition to the Argentinian Asado, food is prepared by many of the top restaurants in Tahoe City and Truckee. There will also be a silent auction along with a raffle offering prizes, including a week of skiing at Portillo, Chile, as the grand prize. Tom Kelly, USSA Vice president, will be this yearandamp;#8217;s honored guest. For more information or reservations, call 916-599-1562 or e-mail Kirsten Appleton at jkappleton1@sbcglobal.net.Ladies Race Night at NorthstarJoin the Tahoe LUNA Chix at the Northstar Resort Cross Country Mountain Bike Race Series on Thursday, Aug. 19 for a fun mountain bike race to benefit the Breast Cancer Fund. No experience is necessary. Racers can choose from three categories andamp;#8212; beginner, novice or expert. Entry fee is $15 and all proceeds from women entrants on Aug. 19 will go directly to the Breast Cancer Fund. Race registration is from 5-5:45 p.m. Racing begins at 6 p.m. sharp. Entry fee includes a raffle ticket for a chance to win prizes, including LUNA Sport bike jerseys. The Tahoe LUNA Chix will also be hosting a free pre-race bike maintenance clinic at 4:30 p.m. at Plaza Bikes in the Village at Northstar. For more information, visit http://www.teamlunachix.com.Learn to scuba diveOpen-water diver certification and advanced certification are being offered through the TCPUD Parks andamp; Recreation Department. Dates are flexible and classes can be custom made to your schedule with target dates between Aug. 20 and Sept. 10, when Lake Tahoe is the warmest. Open-water certification is $453 per person (includes equipment rental) and advanced certification is $195. For more information contact Wendy Wood at 530-559-2971 or wendylwood@earthlink.net.Fall kickball leagueRegistration is now being taken until Aug. 27 for the TCPUD Parks andamp; Recreation Department fall kickball league. League play is Mondays at Connerandamp;#8217;s Field from Sept. 13 through Nov. 8. Fees are $200 for resident teams and $250 for non-residents. For more information visit http://www.tahoecitypud.com under the Parks and Recreation tab and scroll down to Adult Programs. Menandamp;#8217;s fall call-your-own basketball leagueRegistration is Aug. 16 through Sept. 17. Games are Tuesdays at Rideout Community Center from Oct. 5 through Dec. 14. Fees are $350 for resident teams and $400 for non-residents. There is a managers meeting at Rideout on Thursday, Sept. 23 at 6:30 pm. For more information visit http://www.tahoecitypud.com under the Parks and Recreation tab and scroll down to Adult Programs.Coed Fall Call-Your Own Volleyball LeagueRegistration is Aug. 16 through Sept. 17. League play is Wednesdays at Rideout Community Center from Sept. 29 through Dec. 15. Fees are $225 for resident teams and $275 for non-resident teams. Managers should plan on attending a volleyball meeting at Rideout on Thursday, Sept. 23 at 6 p.m. For more information visit http://www.tahoecitypud.com under the Parks and Recreation tab and scroll down to Adult Programs.Disc golf course opens at SquawSquaw Valley USA recently opened an 18-hole mountaintop disc golf course. Disc golfers can ride the Cable Car to High Camp to play free of charge. The course will be open from 10:40 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily until Aug. 22, and then from 10:40 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Sept. 6. Holes 1, 2 and 18 are located directly behind the High Camp complex, forming a beginner loop for those looking to get a feel for the game. For more advanced players, holes 3 through 17 offer more extreme disc golfing.Drop-in Ultimate FrisbeeTahoe City PUD Park and Recreation is offering drop-in Ultimate Frisbee at Bechdolt Field (North Tahoe H.S.) from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays through Aug. 21. No cost to play. Must be 16. For more information call 583-3440 ext. 10.Truckee football fundraiserThe Truckee High football team is selling community cards for $20 apiece with local merchant discounts to raise funds for its program. Look for the Truckee players selling the cards and wearing red.Trail Running GroupMaximize training time with specific workouts in group setting with instructor Julie Young, owner of o2fitness. Learn valuable injury prevention exercises while achieving efficient biomechanical stride via drills. Weekly workouts progress to train physiological and neuromuscular systems, starting with specific strength, technique intervals, power and speed, and progressing to tempo and lactate threshold intervals. All abilities are encouraged to join. Training takes place from 7-8 a.m. Tuesdays, in six-week sessions. Cost is $100 per six-week session. For more info e-mail jyoung@o2fitness.net or visit http://www.o2fitness.net.