Sports Briefs | Mike Kise Memorial Charity Fishing Derby this Sunday
Fundraising fishing derby
The 22nd Annual Mike Kise Memorial Charity Fishing Derby will be held on Sunday June 7, with weigh-ins at Jake’s On The Lake in Tahoe City. Fishermen will compete for cash prizes in the following categories: Mackinaw ($1,000), brown trout ($500), and rainbow trout ($250). Fish must be weighed in by noon. The longtime fundraising tournament benefits the North Tahoe Booster’s Club, a nonprofit organization that funds North Tahoe sports programs and scholarships. The tournament is named in honor of Mike Kise, a much-loved former manager of Jake’s On The Lake. Register at Jake’s or Pete N’ Peters by 5 p.m. on Saturday June 6. Registration is $60 and includes a buffet breakfast, raffle entry and commemorative T-shirt. For more information, contact Jake’s at 530-583 0188.
Truckee Bike Park fundraiser
The Little Big Ridestyle Festival at the Truckee Bike Park is scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday, June 6-7. All proceeds will go toward the next phase of construction of the grassroots, all-volunteer bike park project, located at 12200 Joerger Drive near River View Sports Park. The event begins with a women’s skills clinic taught by ICP-certified coaches Saturday starting at 8:30 a.m. Festival events also include music, food, races and jump jams. Bikers of all ages and abilities are welcome. Find more information, including registration and pricing, at http://www.thelittlebigtruckee.com.
Start Haus cycling event
Professional cyclist and world record holder Jeff Lenosky will perform a pair of stunt shows at the Start Haus in Truckee on Saturday, June 6. In addition to the stunt shows, which will take place at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., the Start Haus will host a lineup of public cycling events that Saturday to celebrate the store’s recent expansion into the biking scene. The first 50 customers will receive a free Giant water bottle and all bikes and accessories will be 10 percent off throughout the day. Group demo rides will take place at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. The party atmosphere will include complimentary lunch, beginner-friendly group rides, free demos and the high-flying stunt bicycle shows. The festivities will end with raffle prizes and giveaways, including a new Giant cruiser.
Truckee Gymnastics is holding summer camps in July and August. The coed camp sessions for ages 6 to 19 last from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a new after-care option to 5 p.m. Beginners learn skills such as handstands and cartwheels, while the more advanced gymnasts practice upper-level skills like handsprings and aerials. Other items include body positions, stretches, flexibility, balance, strength, tumbling, rope climb, bar, vault, beam, rings, stall bars, Tumbl Trak and trampoline. Level 1 camp sessions (ages 6-plus) will be held July 13-17 and July 27-31, with Levels 2-5 (ages 9-plus) from Aug. 3-7. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to http://www.truckeegymnastics.com.
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team fundraiser
In an effort to offset the loss of its primary fundraiser, the Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team (TNSAR) has set up a fundraising campaign through Crowdrise called RescueTheRescuers2015. TNSAR’s main fundraiser is the Great Ski Race, but the long-running event was canceled three of the past four years due to low snow conditions. While TNSAR’s annual operating costs are relatively modest, the team needs to find other sources of revenue in order to support its mission of saving lives. Anyone interested in learning more and supporting TNSAR’s efforts can make a donation at https://www.crowdrise.com/rescuetherescuers2015.
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Students from North Tahoe and Truckee recently made the trip to Nevada Union High School in Grass Valley to compete in the annual Kays Ostrom Invitational.