Sports Briefs | Skate the Lake slated for Aug. 14-15 |

Sports Briefs | Skate the Lake slated for Aug. 14-15

More than 110 people took part in the 2013 Skate the Lake, which helps raise money and awareness for breast cancer. This year's 11th annual event is scheduled for Aug. 14-15.
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Skate the Lake

The 11th Annual Skate the Lake is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Aug. 14-15. The event is a longboarding marathon that promotes an active lifestyle while raising awareness and funds for Boarding For Breast Cancer’s (B4BC) education and prevention programs. Participants will longboard, bike, blade or rollerskate a 28-mile stretch of Lake Tahoe, starting from the 64 Acres parking lot in Tahoe City on Aug. 15 at 8:30 a.m. Helmets are mandatory. A registration kick-off party will take place at the Art Haus & Cinema in Tahoe City on Aug. 14 from 5-10 p.m. More information is available at

Cornhole tournament

The first Tahoe City Cornhole Tournament will be held at Commons Beach this Saturday, Aug. 8, starting at 5 p.m. Cost is $10 per team or $15 day-of. The grand prize is a custom premier cornhole set. Call the Rideout Community Center at 530-583-3440 to sign up.

Field named in honor of Placer County detective

The North Tahoe Public Utility District has partnered with the Placer County Deputy Sheriff’s Association to rename Ball Field No. 2 in the North Tahoe Regional Park “Placer County Detective Mike Davis, Jr. Field.” Detective Davis was killed while on duty in October 2014. He had been an employee at the North Tahoe Event Center and a volunteer firefighter with the North Tahoe Fire District. On Aug. 22, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, Placer County Deputy Sheriff’s Association, and the 1035 Foundation will be present to dedicate the field and play a benefit softball game. The community is invited to attend the ceremony, which begins at 10 a.m., and the game following. The Placer County Deputy Sheriff’s Association will come together for an annual work day each year to assist with maintenance of the field and host an annual fundraiser/charity game or tournament. In addition, the PCDSA has purchased a new scoreboard for the field with the new name and a plaque.

Sierra Crest 30K/50K

The Auburn Ski Club will present the inaugural Sierra Crest 30K/50K on Saturday, Aug. 8. The event is a point-to-point trail run that takes advantage of some of the Truckee/Donner Summit region’s best singletrack. Volunteers are welcome for all events by emailing or by calling 530-426-3313. Learn more at

Boulder Bash

The second annual Boulder Bash competition and climbing festival will return to Donner Summit on Aug. 21-22. The event is a fundraiser presented by Tahoe Sports Hub and benefiting the the Truckee Donner Land Trust’s efforts to purchase the iconic Black Wall climbing area on Donner Summit and keep it free and open to the public. The weekend will include an all-ages competition, slide show and presentation by Lisa Rands, free climbing clinics, free after-party and more.

Butterfly Effect 5K

The Butterfly Effect 5K Run will take place Sept. 5 in Incline Village. The event, put on by Lake Tahoe’s Movement of Wings, raises funds and awareness for thyroid cancer. The run starts at 7 a.m. at the Village Green and takes place on mostly paved terrain, with short sections of hard-pack dirt paths and grass. Online registration, which closes on Aug. 30, is available at

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