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

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Lake Tahoe Ski Club Foundation

Lake 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 yearand#8217;s honored guest. For more information or reservations, call 916-599-1562 or e-mail Kirsten Appleton at jkappleton1@sbcglobal.net.

Disc golf course opens at Squaw

Squaw 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 Frisbee

Tahoe 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 fundraiser

The 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 Group

Maximize 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.

Ladies Race Night at Northstar

Join 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 and#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.