Cape Gazette

Sports Briefs

Sep 17, 2014

Delmarva Rugby wins home opener

The Delmarva Rugby Club won its home opener Sept. 13, defeating the Philadelphia Gryphons 27-17 at American Legion Post 24. The Gryphons put the first points on the board via a successful penalty kick early in the first half. Delmarva then scored four straight tries to build a 22-3 lead. The Gryphons battled back in the second half, exchanging a few tries with Delmarva. Scoring for Delmarva were Spencer Powell, Casey Strohmeyer, Sammy Mohr, Andre Fonville and Dean Julian. Delmarva will travel to Wilmington for its next game Saturday, Sept. 20.

Cape Golf Team Tournament set for Oct. 20

A golf tournament to benefit the Cape Henlopen High School golf team will be held Monday, Oct. 20, at the Rookery South golf course in Milton. Cost for the four-person scramble event is $80 per person or $320 per foursome. Cost includes 18 holes of golf, driving range access and dinner following the event. Registration is required by Saturday, Sept. 20. Prizes will be awarded following the event. Mulligans will be sold at check-in. A 50/50 raffle and silent auction will be held in the clubhouse.

Hole sponsorships are available for $125. Beverage cart, reception and golf cart sponsorships are also available. For more information, contact Jenn Hagan at 302-542-8876.

Ronald McDonald 5K Sept. 20 in Lewes

Ronald McDonald House of Delaware, Races2Run and Irish Eyes will present the third annual Ronald McDonald 5K Run/Walk Saturday, Sept. 20, at Irish Eyes in Lewes. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and race starts at 9 a.m. Honorary co-chairs are Sen. Ernie Lopez, R-Lewes and Rep. Steve Smyk, R-Milton.

Runners and walkers are welcome. Irish Eyes will host a post-race party with free drinks and food. Ronald McDonald will lead the free Kiddie K at 8:50 a.m. Preregistration is $20 and day-of cost is $25. Register at

VIA golf tourney set for Sept. 22

The 16th Annual Village Improvement Association Golf Tournament will be held Monday, Sept. 22, at The Peninsula Golf Club in Millsboro. Registration for the event is $125, which includes cart, Southern barbecue lunch and prizes galore. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. For more information, go to and click on events or call 302-226-1681. Proceeds from this event will benefit local charities.

Meals on Wheels golf events set for Sept. 21 and 22

The Meals on Wheels of Lewes and Rehoboth 37th annual Harry Derrickson Memorial Golf Tournament, Dinner and Auction fundraising events will be held Sunday, Sept. 21, and Monday, Sept. 22.

There will be a dinner and auction at Rehoboth Beach Country Club from 5 to 8 p.m., Sept. 21. The evening begins with appetizers, an open bar and the opportunity to bid on some very unusual items on silent auction tables. A buffet dinner with beef carving station along with other delectables will follow with a live auction to wind up the evening. Items include a 14k gold bracelet with 1.75 total weight in diamonds valued at $3,000. There will be several trips available to places such as the Kentucky Derby, Napa Valley and U.S. Open golf championship. The cost for the evening is $85. To purchase tickets, call 302-645-7449 or email with registration information or go to and click on the events section.

The golf tournament will be held at Rehoboth Beach Country Club Sept. 22. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. with tee off at 12:30 p.m. This event is a scramble format with teams of four players. Team fees include two mulligans per player, entry into the longest drive contest, closest to the pin, putting contest, one dinner and auction ticket, and more. Cost for a single player is $195 and $725 for a foursome. To register to play, call 302-645-7449 or email with personal or team information, or go to and click on the events section.

Blue-Gold Golf Classic set for Sept. 22

The 20th Annual DFRC Blue-Gold Sussex Golf Classic is open for registration for interested golfers. This year’s event will take place Monday, Sept. 22, at Baywood Greens in Long Neck. Participants may sign up in groups of four or register as individual players.

DFRC Blue-Gold Golf Classics are held annually in each of Delaware’s three counties. The first tournament teed off in New Castle County in 1988, and with Kent and Sussex counties following the lead, together the three tournaments have raised more than $1 million for DFRC. Statewide sponsors from Sussex County are the Dewey Beach Lions Club, Shore Silver and Irish Eyes.

The format for the event is a four-person scramble, which will feature contests like closest to the pin and longest drive, and will conclude with an award presentation for top finishers. Participants will receive lunch, an event shirt and a 19th hole reception with an open-bar happy hour and dinner buffet immediately following play. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., and the event kicks off with a shotgun start at 11 a.m.

“We’re very excited to approach the 20th anniversary of the DFRC Blue-Gold Golf Classic in Sussex County. Having Morgan-Stanley and PATS Aircraft Services continue their support as major sponsors of the tournament is integral to the funding DFRC is able to realize from this endeavor,” said Dan Tidwell, DFRC Sussex County coordinator. “We’re looking forward to another outstanding opportunity to promote DFRC in Sussex County.”

Part of the constantly expanding events for DFRC supporters, this is the latest endeavor in the months leading up to the 60th DFRC Blue-Gold All-Star Football Game to be held Saturday, June 20, 2015, at the University of Delaware football stadium. All proceeds benefit programs for people who are intellectually challenged, through grants provided by DFRC.

Cost is $175 per participant. Online registration is available at

Opportunities are available for businesses and organizations to support this event as a statewide, hole or event sponsor. Sponsor information can be found at or by contacting the DFRC office at 302-454-2730.

Delaware Hospice Golf Outing set for Oct. 6

Since 1982, families coping with serious illness have enjoyed a better quality of life with the help of Delaware Hospice care teams. The support of volunteers and donors has contributed to its success in meeting the needs of patients and families during those special times.

Delaware Hospice’s annual golf outing offers a fun opportunity to support this worthwhile cause. The Delaware Hospice Sussex County Golf Outing will be held Monday, Oct. 6, at Cripple Creek Golf and Country Club in Dagsboro.

The fee is $125 per person, which includes greens fees, cart, lunch, refreshment cart and an awards reception.

Sponsors include gold sponsor NRG, and silver sponsor Nickle Electrical Companies. The format will be a scramble. Registration and range open at 10 a.m.; lunch is at 11 a.m., and a shotgun start comes at 12 p.m. The awards reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will feature heavy hors d’oeuvres with wine and beer.

The golf outing will offer team prizes for low gross, closest to the pin for men and women, longest drive for men and women, and a putting contest.

Sponsorships at varying levels are available: Presenting Sponsor ($2,500), Gold Sponsor ($2,000), Silver Dinner Sponsor ($1,500), Bronze Sponsor ($1,000), Hole Sponsor ($500), Prize Sponsor ($300), Sand Trap Sponsor ($250), and Golf Foursome ($500). All sponsors will receive recognition on a sponsor sign at the event. To be recognized in printed materials, submit sponsorship before Wednesday, Oct. 1.

Delaware Hospice is the largest, most experienced and only nonprofit hospice in the area. Funds raised from the Golf Outing will help Delaware Hospice continue to provide a high standard of excellence in its care of patients and families, and provide community outreach programs, such as New Hope for grieving children and Transitions for seriously ill individuals.

For more information about the Delaware Hospice Golf Outing or about Delaware Hospice, or contact Peggy Dolby, associate director of development, at 302-746-4666 or

Greene Turtle Rehoboth Avenue 5K Oct. 12

Downtown Rehoboth Beach is the location of the Greene Turtle’s Inaugural Rehoboth Avenue 5K Sunday, Oct. 12, at 9 a.m. Register online at or in person at the Rehoboth Beach Running Company, 301 Rehoboth Ave. (Shops at the Pearl). Preregistration is $20. Run or walk the course starting at the Greene Turtle and wind through residential neighborhoods and finish on the Boardwalk. Participants will enjoy a festive post party with food and beer. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Route 1 Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company and Rehoboth Beach Main Street. For more information, contact

Clothing Our Kids golf tourney Oct. 15

The inaugural Clothing Our Kids Golf Tournament will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15, at The Peninsula Golf and Country Club in Long Neck. Clothing Our Kids is a local charity that provides essential clothing to at-risk Sussex County children from pre-K to fifth grade. Nearly 1,000 children were helped last year. The fee of $150 per golfer includes 18 holes of golf, deli-style boxed lunch, two drink tickets from roaming carts and a Peninsula goodie package. There will be six on-course contests for men and women and three team prizes. All will be followed by an after party at the Peninsula's Terrace Grille. For those wishing to attend only the after party, tickets are $30. Golfers are asked to arrive prior to noon. To register for the event, contact Suzanne Worrall at 908-638-8844 or email

Special Olympics seeks bowling coaches

Special Olympics Delaware seeks volunteer bowling coaches statewide for the upcoming season, which starts in early November and runs through mid-January. Practices are once a week (usually on the weekend) for two hours per week. Recreational or league bowling experience is required. Coaches' training is offered. Contact or 302-831-4653 for more information.

5Ks set for Rehoboth Oct. 25-26

The Sea Witch 5K Fall Classic and 1-Mile Fright Walk will be held at Grove Park at 9 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 26. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Many of the more than 500 runners arrive in costume. Prizes are presented not only for time, but also for the best costumes. Past winners have included cartoon characters, cheerleaders, various farm animals and monsters. To preregister online or for more information visit

Looking for a slower pace? Take part in the family-oriented, noncompetitive 5K or 10K First State Webfooters Walk. Participants start the walk from the Henlopen Hotel Saturday, Oct. 25 or Sunday, Oct. 26 between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. All walk participants must finish by 5 p.m. Join the First State Webfooters walking club for fun, fitness and friendship. For more information, visit


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