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Sports Briefs

May 04, 2016

Son of a Beach rugby tourney May 21

The third annual Son of a Beach rugby tournament will be held Saturday, May 21, at Rehoboth Elementary School. There will be nine teams attending the event from New Jersey, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Delaware. Food and drinks as well as tournament T-shirts and rugby apparel will be sold. First games kick off at 9:30 a.m., with the championship match set for 4 p.m. Three fields will be set up with games running all day.  A post-game social at will be held at Northbeach in Dewey.

Lewes Little League sets fundraiser May 25

Lewes Little League invites the public to participate in its Take Over Event program, which will take place Wednesday, May 25, at Buffalo Wild Wings in Rehoboth Beach. This event is good all day for dine-in and takeout orders. Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 20 percent of all proceeds generated from lunch and dinner patrons who present a voucher from the Lewes Little League. The voucher may be printed or displayed on a smartphone. Buffalo Wild Wings is at 19930 Lighthouse Plaza in Rehoboth Beach. To print out the voucher or for more information, scroll down on the Lewes Little League Facebook page or go to facebook.com/Lewes-Little-League-202055273144191/.

Beach Blast Pickleball tourney June 11-12

First State Pickleball Club has announced its second annual Beach Blast Pickleball Tournament will be held Saturday-Sunday, June 11-12 at the club, 252 Clayton Ave., Frankford.

Players from 18 to at least 84 and from skill levels 2.0 to 5.0 will be competing in four main categories: women’s doubles, men’s doubles, mixed doubles and singles. Pickleball players from Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey and Pennsylvania are expected to compete.

Pickleball is a combination of all the racket and paddle sports played on a small court about 1/3 the size of a tennis court. It is the nature of the sport that Pickleball cannot be played without laughter, and 4 million players are expected to be laughing by the end of this year.

First State Pickleball Club is the only dedicated pickleball facility in Delaware with 10 official USA Pickleball Association courts.

Sponsorship of the Beach Blast is provided by Marisa & Chiqui, The Chaves-Gavilan Team at Long & Foster Real Estate and Christie's International Real Estate.

The cost of the Beach Blast is $30 per participant, and an estimated 100 pickleball players are expected to enter. Registration applications for the Beach Blast can be downloaded at delawarepickleball.com. The revenues from the Beach Blast will be donated to the First State Pickleball Club for its ongoing Windscreen Campaign fundraiser, which started in earnest this spring.

Summerhouse golf tourney set for June 14

The second annual Summerhouse Charity Golf Tournament will be held Tuesday, June 14, at the Rookery South Golf Course in Milton. The event benefits the Big Fish Charitable Foundation. Cost for the four-person scramble is $100 per person or $400 per team. Cost includes a boxed lunch before tee off, beer on the course and at the after party, and a buffet and awards ceremony at Summerhouse immediately following the tournament. Prizes go to the first-place team, and closest to the pin and longest drive winners. 50/50 raffles will also be held. The event will begin with a shotgun start at 11 a.m. Deadline to sign up is Thursday, June 9. For more information, go to summerhousesaloon.com.

DE-feet Breast Cancer 5K set for May 22

The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition has announced the seventh annual DE-feet Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk will take place at the Tanger Outlet Center Seaside in Rehoboth Beach Sunday, May 22. This year’s race is produced by Races2Run, and sponsored in part by Tanger Outlets. The run/walk is a family-friendly event open to participants of all ages. All money raised will benefit DBCC’s programs and services to support those touched by breast cancer in Delaware and surrounding communities.

The event will be held rain or shine and will follow a 5K course that will loop through part of the Junction & Breakwater Trail. Registration is $30 for day-of registration. Online registration is open at www.defeetbreastcancerwalk.org. Participants will partake in the chip-timed run/walk at 8:30 a.m. or a 1-mile fun walk at 8:35 a.m. Packet pickup will be available Saturday, May 21, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Crooked Hammock Brewery in Lewes.

“We are really proud that DE-feet brings together over 1,000 community members each year,” said Beth Krallis, DBCC communications director. “Our event not only raises funds to support our local programs and services in the community, but it brings together families, children, and adults of all ages to raise awareness of breast cancer and support those who have been touched by the disease and remember those who are no longer with us.”

Registration will open at 7 a.m. and pre-race activities begin at 7:55 a.m., featuring live music and local DJ personalities Petch and Amy from Eagle 97.7. The morning will kick off with a special Circle of Hope survivor celebration and the release of white doves. Tech T-shirts are guaranteed for preregistered participants that are registered before May 7. After the race, there will be a party under the tent with DJ Anthony DiVirgilio, a food court, wine and beer garden, the Starboard’s Famous Bloody Mary Bar and awards for top finishers in various age categories. Team and individual spirit awards will also be presented. Racers and participants are encouraged to wear pink.

“Team building and fundraising is encouraged as part of the 5K,” said Krallis. “Last year, we were inspired by so many teams who came up with creative costumes, imaginative names, and really had fun with the event. There is no team minimum and no amount is too small for a team to raise.”

For more information, go to www.defeetbreastcancerwalk.org.

Highway One Pictures 5K set for May 30

The 2016 10 Sisters of Dewey Beach Road Race Series starts Monday, May 30, at 8 a.m., with the 14th annual Highway One Pictures 5K Run/Walk. The 5K will start and end at the Rusty Rudder, 113 Dickinson Ave., Dewey Beach.

Races2Run with the sponsorship of the Highway One Group has offered this series of runs each summer for the past 14 years. All courses are USATF certified. Entrants receive a gender-specific T-shirt, giveaways and awards to overall male and female, top masters male and female, top three in five-year age categories 9 and under to 80 and over, and top male and female walkers. A special award category is the Fastest Beach House. See website for details. The huge post-race party for all participants includes beer for those age 21 or older.

New for 2016 will be the 10 Sisters Championship Point Series. Everyone is eligible to compete. Points will be awarded to the top five places in each age group for each race. Series runners who place in the most number of runs have a greater chance to be the champion in their age category. More details are on the website.

Registration is available online for this and all 10 Sisters of Dewey Beach events at www.races2run.com. The cost is $25 until Thursday prior to the run. Race day registration opens at 7 a.m., and is $30. Race begins at 8 a.m. sharp. Parking is free in Dewey on race day until 11 a.m.

Sunrise Rotary Club golf tourney June 9

The Long Neck Sunrise Rotary Club will hold its seventh annual Charity Golf Outing at The Peninsula on The Indian River Bay Thursday, June 9. The tournament begins with a shotgun start at 1 p.m., preceded at 12:30 p.m. by a $5,000 50/50 Putting Contest sponsored by Eric Blondin Agency. The winner will split the winnings with the Delaware Burn Camp. Individual player registration is $150; foursomes are $600. The registration fee includes 18 holes of golf with cart, use of the course practice facility, $10 in drink tickets to be used at the refreshment cart or cocktail hour, a boxed lunch and gourmet dinner.

Tournament prizes include closest to the pin, longest drive and straightest drive, and prizes for first through third place as well as a Traveling Trophy for the No. 1 Rotary Team.

Those interested in playing can contact George Fetrow, golf tournament chair, at 302-945-0653 or georgefetrow@aol.com or Mike Hall, golf co-chair, at 302-604-3691 or jandmhall1227@msn.com.

“This is our seventh year for this tournament. The first year we had 24 golfers. We hope to have 100 golfers this year and raise $15,000 to support our charities,” said Fetrow.

The Long Neck Sunrise Rotary Club generated $12,000 in proceeds from last year’s tournament, and dispensed those funds to Rotary and local charities including the Delaware Burn Camp, Jusst Sooup Ministries, Habitat for Humanity of Sussex County, the Delaware Food Bank, Oak Orchard Riverdale Boys & Girls Club, Home of The Brave, Clothing Our Kids, Zoe Ministries, and Rotary’s efforts to eradicate polio and Gift of Life.

The Long Neck Sunrise Rotary Club meets weekly at 7:30 a.m., Tuesdays for breakfast at the Ocean Grill II on Long Neck Road. Visitors and prospective members are always welcome.

Indian River to hold summer field hockey camp

The Indian River School District Community Education Department is offering a summer field hockey camp for girls ages 8-14 at Millsboro Middle School from Monday, June 20 through Thursday, June 23. Sessions will be held each day from 8 to 11 a.m.

The registration fee is $25 for those who sign up by the Friday, May 27 deadline. Late registration is $35. This camp will be facilitated by DIAA-approved coaches and will focus on learning foundational field hockey techniques as well as further developing the skills of experienced players. Participants should bring their own stick, shin guards and cleats/sneakers.

The registration form for the camp can be found at http://bit.ly/IRSDfieldhockey. Plrint and mail the form with payment to the Community Education Office, 30207 Frankford School Road, Frankford, DE 19945. For more information, contact the office at 302-732-1343.

Coast Guard Auxiliary offers free vessel checks

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering free vessel safety checks.

Experienced Coast Guard Auxiliary examiners perform these free checks at special VSC events throughout the area and will work with boaters to schedule an exam at a slip, a launch ramp or even an owner’s driveway. Exams usually take 30 to 45 minutes depending upon the size of the boat. Owners whose boats pass the exam receive a distinctive VSC decal that alerts the Coast Guard and other law enforcement agencies that on the date of the exam the boat was found to be in full compliance with existing federal and state boating laws.

This program works because it helps boaters comply with boating laws rather than punishing them for failing to do so. There are no fines or penalties, and no reports are filed if a boat does not pass the exam. The owner receives a list of discrepancies and, unless the owner takes action to schedule a re-examination, examiners take no further action. Discrepancies uncovered can usually be corrected by a quick trip to a marine supplies dealer to pick up the missing items. Some marine dealers even offer a discount on missing items if the boat owner can present an examiner-signed VSC form showing that they need to purchase the items. When discrepancies have been corrected, the boat can be reexamined and issued a VSC decal.

Boaters can prepare in advance for a VSC by visiting the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Virtual Vessel Examiner website at http://vdept.cgaux.org/vve/launch.htm. The actual exam can then be scheduled online by visiting http://wow.uscgaux.info/content.php?unit=V-DEPT&category=i-want-a-vsc.

New boaters may wonder whether obtaining a VSC decal is worth the investment of time and effort. Those who take advantage of the program are frequently pleased to discover that they may receive a discount on their boat insurance. They profit from a second set of eyes checking to make sure that their boat meets minimum safety standards in case of an emergency.

Registration open for USTA tennis leagues

It’s time to grab a racquet, sneakers and some tennis balls and head to your local court to be part of a fun, social and healthy activity.

Registration for USTA tennis leagues is now taking place across the country - he perfect way to play for those looking to enjoy the thrill of competition while making friends in the process.

The USTA offers a wide variety of competitive tennis programs available for members of all ages.

Registration for a 55 & over league is open through July 30, 40 & over league is open through July 2 and an Adult 18 & over league is open through June 18.

For more information, contact Patti Donato at donato@ms.usta.com, 302-415-1114 or go to www.usta.com/league.

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