Sports Briefs | Lake Tahoe Ski Club Foundation to host 18th Annual Gourmet Asado |

Sports Briefs | Lake Tahoe Ski Club Foundation to host 18th Annual Gourmet Asado

Hot August Chill Open Water SwimsThe third annual Hot August Chill Donner Lake Open Water Swims are scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 21 starting at 9 a.m. Registration closes Sunday, Aug. 14. The annual event put on by the Truckee Tahoe Swim Team is held at Donner Lakeandamp;#8217;s West End Beach. Events include 500-, 1/2-mile and 1-mile swims, sanctioned by USA Swimming and USMS/Pacific Masters. The 500-yard distance is sanctioned as a novice swim with no open-water points. All swimmers must be current registered members of one of these organizations to compete. Cost is $30 for swimmers ages 11-18 and $40 for Masters swimmers ages 18 and older. Go to for more info.Schafferandamp;#8217;s Mill to host Free Family Golf ClinicSchafferandamp;#8217;s Mill Club is having a free family golf clinic on Saturday, Aug. 13 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The clinic is open to anyone interested in testing out the latest golf equipment, introducing their child to the game of golf or simply receiving a free lesson from a PGA professional. For more information go to Tahoe Ski Club Foundationandamp;#8217;s annual AsadoThe 18th Annual Gourmet Asado for the Lake Tahoe Ski Club Foundation (LTSCF) will be held at the Quist estate at 2340 Sunnyside Lane in Tahoe City on Aug. 21 from 1-5 p.m. The LTSCF offers financial assistance every year to dozens of alpine ski racers in the North Tahoe-Truckee area. In addition to the Argentinian Asado, food is prepared by top local restaurants. There will also be a silent auction and raffle with a grand prize of an Apple iPad 2. Raffle tickets are available at the event or at Tootsieandamp;#8217;s in Tahoe City. For more info contact Kirsten Appleton at 916-599-1562 or, or visit Valley to host disc golf tournamentSquaw Valley USA will host the resortandamp;#8217;s first PDGA-sanctioned professional and amateur disc golf tournament on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 20-21. The tournament will consist of two rounds of 18 holes, one round per day. Registration ranges from $40 to $80, depending on bracket level, with $10 off for current PDGA members. Discounted Cable Car tickets are included in the entry fee. Go to for registration forms.Kids golf tournamentThe Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District has two remaining kids golf tournaments at Ponderosa Golf Course this summer. Sunday, Aug. 21 is a nine-hole tournament for a parent and child, at $30 per team. Sunday, Sept. 25 is a nine-hole tournament for kids 15 and under, which is $15 per golfer. Costs include green fees, goodie bags, awards and lunch. Register at the TDRPD or at the course. Must have own clubs and proper attire. Tee-off is at 1 p.m. Call 582-7720 to pre register. Space is limited.Mountain Circle MarathonThe inaugural Mountain Circle Marathon/Half Marathon/10K will be held in the Indian Valley and Genesee Valley on Saturday, Aug. 20. All courses are ran on mostly flat roads running along the edge of the valleys. Pre-registration is $60 for the marathon, $40 for the half marathon and $25 for the 10K. Add an additional $5 for race-day registration. For more details go to or call race director Josie Litchfield at 530-284-7007.Summer swimming race seriesThe Truckee Tahoe Aquatic Masters Swim Team will host a series of races this summer. Races are all 1-mile cable swims beginning from Donner Lakeandamp;#8217;s West End Beach. Remaining races will be held on Aug. 27 and Sept. 24. Races begin at 8 a.m., with day-of registration from 7:15-7:45 a.m. Swimmers do not have to be a registered USMS masters swimmer to compete. Pre-register on or by calling 530-582-7720. Cost is $10 or $35 for the entire series. For more information e-mail or call 530-582-2361.Drop-in PickleballThe TDRPD will offer drop-in Pickleball on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at the Community Recreation Center. Cost is $4 per session. For more information contact Pete Kristian at 530-550-4452 or

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