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Sports Briefs

Jan 28, 2015

Georgetown Little League registration underway

Registration for the 2015 baseball and softball seasons of Georgetown Little League is underway. The league's goal is to provide children with an opportunity to be physically active, learn or improve baseball/softball skills, and enhance leadership and teamwork characteristics. Managers and volunteers are eager to give their time to help children grow and develop.

Registration will occur over the next few weeks at First State Chevy in Georgetown. The cost to register one child is $60. The cost of additional children is $20 per child. Children ages 4 to 6 years old may participate in T-ball.

Baseball and softball divisions are Coach Pitch (5-8 years old with one year of T-ball experience), Minor League (8-10 years old), Major League (10-12 years old), Junior League (13-15 years old) and Senior League (16-17 years old).

Registration will be held 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Jan. 31; 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 4; and 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Feb. 7.

Tryouts will be held Saturday, March 7 at Georgetown Little League. Opening day is scheduled for Saturday, April 18.

To download registration, medical and release forms, go to www.georgetownlittleleague.org. Questions can be emailed to georgetowndelittleleague@gmail.com.

Geck-Go 5K part of Beach Goes Camo weekend

The inaugural John M. Scharp Geck-Go 5K will be held Saturday, April 25. The race honors John M. Scharp, who lost his battle with a rare form of sarcoma in April 2014. Scharp was the owner of the Geico local office and an avid supporter of USO Delaware. He served on the advisory council and assisted with many fundraisers and events to benefit the local branch of the USO. This race will honor his legacy by donating all proceeds to USO Delaware.

The race will be the key component in a weekend full of events that has been dubbed The Beach Goes Camo. Events will begin Friday night, April 24, with packet pickup and registration at Grotto Pizza on Rehoboth Avenue. Grotto Pizza is offering 25 percent off all pizza items during the event.

The 5K race will take off Saturday morning from Lighthouse Cove in Dewey with the post-race party sponsored by the Lighthouse Restaurant. Events offered at the post-race party include a tug-of-war challenge with military versus civilian teams competing. Kids' games will be held, including a scavenger hunt, hula contest and limbo contest.

Saturday evening will bring event participants and organizers back to Dewey to the Rusty Rudder for another chance to celebrate the military men and women who serve the United States, and have fun with food, refreshments and entertainment. Tickets are on sale now.

Sunday morning will complete the weekend events at The Starboard with a free pancake breakfast for all military and a wing-eating contest as the main event plus other games filling the brunch time party.

During the course of the weekend, there will be many opportunities to raise funds for USO Delaware all over the Delaware beaches. Participating restaurants and other local businesses will offer opportunities for their patrons to make donations via text message. This opportunity will be advertised with posters, cards, T-shirts, internet, newspaper and radio. A complete listing of participating businesses will be available closer to the event weekend.

USO volunteers will be present at all events and assist with activities. A schedule of events and each location’s volunteer chairperson’s contact numbers will be available closer to the event weekend. For more information, go to www.beachgoescamo.com or contact Laura Scharp at beachgoescamo@gmail.com.

Indoor winter golf clinics Feb. 7

Sussex County Habitat for Humanity will offer indoor winter golf clinics Saturday, Feb. 7, at Delmarva Christian High School in Georgetown. Two sessions will be offered - 9 to 11 a.m. and noon to 2 p.m. A team of local PGA professionals will instruct individual players in small-group settings at various stations. They will work on driving, pitching, putting and more. Cost is $45 for adults and $35 for children 8 to 17. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Golf clubs will not be supplied. For more information, contact events@sussexcountyhabitat.org or call 302-855-1153, Ext. 207. Registration is available at www.waltjonesmemorialproject.com.

Dodgeball at the beach is back

The Factory and Delmarva Rugby Club have announced the return of Adult Coed Dodgeball beginning Tuesday, Feb. 3. Teams will be composed of eight to 12 coed members. Players may sign up as teams or as independents to be assigned to a team needing players. The cost is $40 per player and will include a T-shirt. Games will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. After registration is closed, a schedule will be generated for each team. Call 302-278-1148 to register and pay. Online registration is available at https://tms.ezfacility.com/OnlineRegistrations/Register.aspx?CompanyID=4562&GroupID=1225240.

Spin-A-Thon for SPCA Jan. 31

A six-hour Spin-A-Thon to raise money for the Georgetown SPCA will be held Saturday, Jan. 31, at RISE Fitness + Adventure in Lewes. The event will feature six different instructors over the six-hour period. There are 150 spots available, 25 for each hour. Cost is $35 for the first hour and $10 for any additional hours. Registration begins at 6:45 a.m., with spinning starting at 7 a.m. For more information, call RISE at 302-703-2017.

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