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Sports Briefs

Jul 17, 2014

Clothing Our Kids golf tourney Oct. 15

The inaugural Clothing Our Kids Golf Tournament will be held Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Peninsula Golf and Country Club in Long Neck. The scramble format event begins at 1 p.m. with a shotgun start. Cost is $150 per player, which includes 18 holes of golf with cart; deli-style boxed lunch and iced water coolers on the cart; two drink tickets for beer, wine, nonalcoholic beverages redeemable from roaming carts; and Peninsula Signature items: metal divot tool, bag tag, ball and ball marker. There will be six contests: closest to the pin, longest drive, and three team prizes. A buffet awards dinner will follow the round with a cash bar, raffles and door prizes. Payment is due by Sunday, Aug. 31.

Clothing Our Kids is a local 501c3 charity that provides essential school clothing to impoverished Sussex County children, grades pre-K through five. The goal is to never turn a child away. Last year, the organization helped almost 1,000 kids with about 6,500 clothing items. However, as needs continue to grow, financial resources are increasingly strained.

For more information, about Clothing Our Kids, go to www.clothingourkids.org. For any questions or registration, contact Suzanne Worrall at 908-638-8844 or s.worrall@clothingourkids.org.

Youth fishing winners honored at state fair

Gov. Jack Markell, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary David Small, and Division of Fish and Wildlife Director David Saveikis recently honored the winners of the 28th annual Youth Fishing Tournament, held in June.

This year’s Kent County winner and statewide first-place winner is 15-year-old Sarah Deason of Harrington, who caught 14.9 pounds of fish in Dover’s Silver Lake. Sarah previously won the tournament in Kent County four times, including 2013, when she finished in third place statewide.

The New Castle County winner and second-place finisher statewide is 9-year-old Alyssa Sweetman of Middletown, who caught the biggest fish of the day statewide, a 12-pound carp, in Lums Pond.

The Sussex County winner and third-place statewide is 7-year-old Andrew Wertz of Lewes, who caught 2.74 pounds of fish in Millsboro’s Ingrams Pond.

This year’s tournament drew a total of 168 young anglers and their families. The New Castle County location, Lums Pond in Bear, drew 104 children and teens casting lines, while at Kent County’s Silver Lake, 26 youngsters turned out. Sussex County reeled in 38 young anglers at Ingrams Pond in Millsboro. Winners received fishing rods and tackle boxes as well as trophies, and all participants received prizes. All of the fish caught in the tournament were weighed and released.

The Youth Fishing Tournament was established to introduce youth to the sport of fishing and to teach the catch-and-release approach to conservation. The free tournament, held annually in June, is open to youth ages 4 through 15. The Division of Fish and Wildlife-sponsored tournament is entirely organized and run by the officers of the Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Section, with Fisheries biologists serving as official weigh master at each of the three ponds during the event.

For more information on the Youth Fishing Tournament, call 302-739-9913 or go to www.fw.delaware.gov/Info/YouthFishing.htm.

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 www.rehobothbeachvia.org and click on events or call 302-226-1681. Proceeds from this event will benefit local charities.

Youth tennis clinics at Five Points through Aug. 13

Tennis clinics for children 4 to 10 and under will be held at the Villages of Five Points Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 to 10:15 a.m. through Aug. 13. Kids will learn the fundamentals of tennis using the U.S. Tennis Association quick-start format, which allows kids to rally and play real tennis at a young age by using smaller courts and special balls. For more information, contact Pat Breen at breenpat@yahoo.com. Walk-ups are welcome, and clinics are $10.

Eleanor Soltner Memorial Golf Outing set for Aug. 6

The Eleanor Soltner Memorial Golf Outing to benefit Delaware Hospice will be held Wednesday, Aug. 6, at The Rookery North in Milford.

The outing also honors the memory of Don Tiedemann, Bob Graham, Bruce Aden, Francis W. Barney Jr. and Joe Hall.

Registration and a light breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m., and the shotgun start will be at 9 a.m. Contests will include team putting, longest drive ladies and men, and closest to the pin ladies and men, along with team prizes.

Registration is $100 per person, which includes greens fees, cart, light breakfast, refreshment cart, range balls and an awards reception with lunch. Silent auction items will be available. Participants are welcome to bring a guest to the awards reception for $25.

Proceeds of the event will support the care of patients and families at the Delaware Hospice Center.

Sponsorship opportunities are available at the following levels: Gold Sponsor ($3,000), Silver Sponsor ($2,000), Bronze Sponsor ($1,500), Golfers Breakfast Sponsor ($500), Beverage Sponsor ($250), Sand Trap Sponsor ($150), and Hole Sponsor ($100).

Delaware Hospice gratefully acknowledges the Golf Outing Committee members including: Joan Beck, Robert and Nancy Burd, Joe Hall, Lucy Mehl, Frank Soltner and Wanda Tiedemann.

For more information, call Bob Burd at 302-422-3501.

Dewey Beach Buddy Run set for Aug. 10

The Dewey Beach 5K Walk/Run, set for Sunday, Aug. 10, will benefit Best Buddies of Delaware Programs in Sussex County, which help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Runners and walkers are invited to enjoy a day at the beach Aug. 10, complete with a 5K walk and run and pancake breakfast hosted by the Boardwalk Buddy Walk and the Dewey Beach Lions Club.

Walker and runner registration opens at 7 a.m. The race will start at 8 a.m. and finish at Dewey Beach Lions Club on McKinley Avenue. Registration is $25 in advance and $30 the day of the event. Fee includes breakfast, shirt and beverages.

All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast is open to all and can be purchased separately for $8 adult portions and for $4 for those 12 years and younger. Breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, toast, juice, coffee and more. Full pancake breakfast will be served from 9 to 11 a.m. and is open to all.

The Dewey Beach Buddy 5K Run/Walk and pancake breakfast are a combined fundraising and awareness effort sponsored by the Boardwalk Buddy Walk and Best Buddies Delaware.

Anyone interested in being a sponsor or volunteering can contact Anne Chaffin at 302-691-3187 or annechaffin@bestbuddies.org.

Annual wild turkey survey ongoing

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control's Division of Fish and Wildlife is looking for Delawareans to assist with its 5th annual wild turkey survey, helping with locations and determining how many of the big birds exist in Delaware. The data also will help biologists track the health, distribution and reproductive success of the state’s wild turkey population with the goal of ensuring a sustainable harvest of this treasured and robust game species.

Beginning in early 1984, with support from the National Wild Turkey Federation, Division of Fish and Wildlife biologists released 34 wild-trapped turkeys from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Vermont into Sussex and Kent counties. Reintroductions continued through the 1990s, and once the population had established a foothold in Delaware, a hunting season was opened in 1991. Today, Delaware has a healthy statewide population estimated at 6,000 birds.

To help ensure the continued success of wild turkeys in Delaware, the Division of Fish and Wildlife needs information on the big birds’ annual reproductive success. One simple and cost-effective method is for volunteers to record and report sightings of turkeys during their day-to-day activities. The 2014 survey period will continue through Sunday, Aug. 31. Upon sighting turkeys, participants are asked to record the date, location and number of adult hens (females), gobblers (males), and poults (young of the year) they observe. Participants are asked to submit their results by Wednesday, Sept. 10.

For more information, contact wildlife biologist Matthew DiBona at 302-735-3600.

Boating safety classes upcoming

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 12-02 Lewes, will be holding a boating safety class Saturday, July 19.

The class will be held at the DNREC Field Facility, 901 Pilottown Road, Lewes, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with a $10 registration fee.

Anyone born after Jan. 1, 1978, must pass this course to be certified to operate a boat in the state of Delaware. For more information and/or to register, contact Evelyn Simmons, FSO-PE, at 302-227-2387 or eviesimmons@comcast.net.

Kids Cottage Tennis offers weekly camps

Kids Cottage Tennis and Sports Camps are offering weekly camps at big discounts for local kids ages 3-12. Camp space is available for local families for $10 per day and $50 per week. Regular pricing for out-of-state campers is $200 for the five-day camp, 9 a.m. to noon, Mondays through Fridays. This fun camp is being made available for local families who might not otherwise have an opportunity to have a camp experience this summer. No tennis experience is required, and kids will learn tennis immediately. All equipment is provided, but campers should bring a swimsuit, hat, sunscreen and water. Lunch is available from KCCC pool grill and also discounted from Nicola Pizza in Rehoboth Beach. Camps need to have a minimum of 10 to qualify for the discounted price. Campers will learn tennis, play fun games and swim in the pool. Camps run until Aug. 22. Campers may register with Marty Godwin by calling 310-418-5000 or emailing martybgodwin@aol.com.

Delaware Central Dynamic Volleyball to host clinic Aug. 9-10

Delaware Central Dynamic Volleyball Program will host a two-day clinic at Lake Forest High School Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 9-10. The clinicians will be Justin Turco, head women's volleyball coach at Salisbury University, and his staff and players.

The clinic is open to girls and boys ages 10-18. Cost is $110 per player. The clinic will be limited to 48 campers. Players will participate from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, receiving expert training from top-level players and coaches. To learn more, contact Jim Clougherty at 302-242-4421 or spaceneedle@comcast.net.

Bottle & Cork 10-Miler and 5K Sept. 6

The 38th annual Gary P. Lister Bottle & Cork 10-Miler and 5K will be held at 8 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 6, starting and ending at the Bottle & Cork in Dewey Beach.

“The Bottle & Cork race began in 1977 and is one of the oldest running competitions in the state,” said Race Director Wayne Kursh.

The race course has changed over the years from a half marathon to a 10-mile run. Legend has it that the runners didn’t like the course that ran past the Bottle & Cork, but they wanted to finish there. So the 10-mile and 5K courses were born.

“Twelve years ago, the race was renamed in honor of Gary P. Lister, who was a schoolteacher and worked at the Bottle & Cork. This is an annual historic running event,” Kursh said.

Wayne and Barb Kursh, race directors, invite everyone in the area to come and be a part of this exciting finale to the Dewey Running and Walking Series. Parking is free in Dewey on race day until 11 a.m.

Registration is available online at www.races2run.com or locally at the Rehoboth Beach Running Company until the Thursday before the race. Cost for the 10-Miler is $30 in advance and $35 from Thursday until race day. The 5K cost is $20, or $25 from Thursday to race day. Packet and number pickup will be available Friday, Sept. 5, at the Bottle & Cork from 5 to 7 p.m. Day of race registration will open at 6:45 a.m. Race begins at 8 a.m. sharp.

The race benefits the Sussex Consortium, which is in the Cape Henlopen School District and serves 140 special needs students from Sussex County.


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