Sports Briefs: Volunteers needed for U.S. Freestyle Championships
Billy Dutton UphillThe Billy Dutton Uphill will celebrate its 22st anniversary on Sunday, April 11, with registration from 7-8 a.m. at the funnitel. The race benefits Cross Country Junior Olympics and is a celebration of the life of Billy Dutton, a search and rescue skier who lost his life to brain cancer more than 20 years ago. The course climbs 3.2 miles from the funnitel to High Camp, and can be done on cross-country skis, snowshoes or running shoes. A party will be held at High Camp with raffle prizes, music and food. Contact Betty Walsh at 582-4548 or LaVan Rassuchine at 587-2573 for more information.Volunteers needed for U.S. Freestyle ChampionshipsThe Squaw Valley Freestyle Team is seeking volunteers to lend a hand at the U.S. Freestyle Championships (USSA Nationals) from March 25-28. Volunteers are needed for many positions from organizing, course work, registration, tickets, merchandise, banquets, security and other small duties. A pass program will be available for all volunteers. If interested, contact Jennifer Landau at firstname.lastname@example.org.High Fives Scholarship FundKnow a Tahoe athlete who has been injured while pursuing his or her dream in a winter sport? High Fives Non Profit Foundation has opened the application process for the High Fives Scholarship Fund. The recipient of the scholarship will receive financial aid that will go to bettering the life of that individual, be it offsetting the cost of medical bills, physical therapy, adaptive equipment or alternative healing methods. Up to $7,500 will be awarded in 2010. Apply at http://www.highfivesfoundation.org, or contact Roy at email@example.com. Working Man Wednesday park compsSugar Bowlandamp;#8217;s Working Man Wednesday terrain park series will be held on the new skicross/boarder-x start gate at the base of the Jerome Hill lift. Skiers and riders will go solo in the first heat, needing to complete the course in order to advance to the next round. The second round will see two racers at once trying to complete the course, then the third round with three racers, and the fourth and final round with four racers. The skier or rider to complete the course the most without falling wins. The event is open to all ages, male and female. Helmets are mandatory. Cost is $15 and does not include lift ticket. Register the day-of between noon and 1 p.m. by the fireplace in the Judah Lodge. Series dates include Feb. 17 and March 17, with differing styles and formats of competition to be announced at a later date. For more information visit http://www.sugarbowl.com or call 426-9000.Tahoe Triple Crown Climbing Series The remaining dates for High Altitude Fitnessandamp;#8217; inaugural Tahoe Triple Crown Climbing Series are Feb. 13 and April 3. Entry fee is $20 per event. The first event was held on Dec. 5. Competitorsandamp;#8217; points will be added up throughout the events, with winners crowned at the finals on April 3. There will gear prizes for the top three places in each category, as well as a $3,000 cash purse for the Open Category to be given out at the finals, and $5,000 in other gear and prizes. Go to http://www.highaltitudefitness.net for more details. Recreation swimThe Truckee Community Pool is now open Monday mornings for recreation swim time. Cost is $2 for children and $3 per adult. Private swim lessons are also available during this time. Call or e-mail Amanda at 582-2361 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. Adult swim clinicsThe Truckee Community Swimming Pool has swim lessons and triathlon swimming clinics all year. Learn-to-swim classes are on Monday and Wednesday evenings, and the stroke clinic are on Thursday mornings from 8-9 a.m. Call Amanda at 582-2361. Truckee Tahoe Aquatic MastersJoin Truckee Tahoe Aquatic Masters for a coached swim workout four days a week. Practices are Tuesday and Thursday from 6:45-8 a.m., Friday from 5:30-6:30 p.m., and Saturday from 7-8:30 a.m. Open to any and all swim levels. Call or e-mail Amanda for more information at 582-2361 or email@example.com.Glen Jobe teaching biathlon clinics at NorthstarFormer U.S. Olympic Team biathlete Glen Jobe will teach private, three-hour biathlon clinics at the Northstar Resort Cross-Country, Telemark andamp; Snowshoe Center this winter. Clinics will be offered Monday through Friday, non-holidays, and by appointment only (conditions permitting). Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance. Participants must be 13 or older, with a minimum of an intermediate level of skill. Cost is $199 for the first person and $50 for each additional person (up to four). Call 562-3270 to make a reservation.Call for adaptive skiing volunteers Disabled Sports Far West at Alpine Meadows Resort is looking for volunteers to help teach people with disabilities learn how to downhill ski and snowboard. The volunteer must be a strong intermediate skier or snowboarder and have a desire to share the andamp;#8220;mountain experienceandamp;#8221; with students. A two-day mandatory training is provided. Lift tickets are provided on volunteer day. View, download and print a volunteer application at http://www.disabledsports.net, or by calling (530) 581-4161.
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