Cape Gazette

Sports Briefs

May 06, 2015

Boy Scout golf tourney May 29

Boy Scout Troop 2540 is hosting a Par 3 golf tournament fundraiser at 5 p.m., Friday, May 29, at Midway Par 3 Golf Course in Lewes. Teams will be in groups of five. Cost for each golfer is $50 and includes club rentals and gifts and prizes donated by local merchants. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be available. The event will take place rain or shine. The course is player-friendly for everyone including those who have never golfed before. Golfers are asked to arrive between 4:30 and 4:45 p.m.

Troop 2540 has more than 30 active Boy Scouts from the Lewes, Rehoboth and Milton areas. The troop is chartered by the Cape Henlopen Elks Lodge 2540. Meetings are held at 7 p.m., Wednesdays, September through May, at the Lewes School on Savannah Road. Recent monthly camping venues have included Gettysburg, Pa.; Washington, D.C.; and a hike on the Appalachian Trail.

For information on golfing or hole sponsorships, contact Rick Jones by email at or Assistant Scoutmaster Steve Brown at

Baywood Golf Classic set for June 3

The 10th annual Baywood Golf Classic tournament will take place Wednesday, June 3, at the championship golf course of Baywood Greens, Long Neck. This popular event raises funds for Beebe Healthcare’s Tunnell Cancer Center, furthering the mission of providing hope and wellness to its patients. Drew Walls, co-chair of the Baywood Classic says, “We continue to see an increasing demand for services at the Tunnell Cancer Center. It is an honor to lead the event into the 10th year to help those who are going through the difficult journey of cancer.”

Cindy Szabo, co-chair of the Baywood Classic, says, “We are so grateful for the support the community has given this event for 10 years. It is remarkable to know that we have raised more than $300,000 from local sponsors and players to support various patient and programs at the Tunnell Cancer Center.”

Baywood Greens Golf Course and Clubhouse is the Classic Sponsor again. Individual player fees are $175 and foursomes are $700. Entry fees include the greens fee, warm-up, contests, golf cart, GPS, breakfast, lunch, on-course refreshments, thank you gift, door prizes and awards. The tournament begins at 9 a.m. with lunch immediately following.

The event also will include door prizes and an auction. Contact Pete Briccotto, Beebe Medical Foundation event coordinator, at 302-644-2900, Ext. 16, or with any sponsorship or donation inquiries.

Beebe Medical Foundation was established in 1989 with the sole mission to raise philanthropic support for Beebe Medical Center. The foundation is at 902 Savannah Road, Lewes. For more information,  contact the Beebe Medical Foundation at 302-644-2900, or go to

Stop, Drop & Run 5K set for June 7

The inaugural Stop, Drop & Run 5K, presented by the Lewes Fire Department Auxiliary and Races2Run will be held Sunday, June 7, starting and finishing at the Lewes Fire Station, 347 Savannah Road. The 5K course for runners and walkers is a fast and flat residential route. A Kiddie-K, free for children 8 and under, will start at 8:15 a.m., with the 5K commencing at 8:30.

A post-race party will immediately follow with food from Savannah’s Grille, Surf Bagel and Irish Eyes, and beer for those 21 and older. Family-friendly activities include games for the kids, face painting and fire tattoos. Firefighters and Fire Prevention Team members will be present to show children of all ages the fire trucks and firefighting equipment. Non-runners can purchase tickets to attend the party for $5 on race day. For more information or to register for this race, go to

“We are so excited about this event,” said auxiliary member Nina Wilkinson. “Members of the auxiliary have volunteered at numerous local races, and we thought it would be a fun event to host ourselves. We have lots of plans in the works for our post-race party, too. It is sure to be a fun time for all ages. Seriously, who doesn’t love fire trucks?”

Harry Caswell Plumbing has generously offered to provide the solo Chief Sponsorship. Other sponsors are: Jack Lingo Realtor, Delaware River & Bay Authority, Clean Delaware, NKS Distributors, Jeanine O’Donnell State Farm Insurance, Cape Pharmacy, Rise Gym, Legates Masonry, Axiom Engineering, Lloyd’s Market and Tomey Electric. More sponsorship and race information is available at

For more than 200 years the men and women of this department have run in when others run out. Now it is the public's turn to run and help them provide services for the Lewes Fire Department and the community. Since 2009, the LFD once again boasts an auxiliary. It maintains the same mission - to serve. For information about the event, email or call 302-645-6556.

PJ and Meg's Vikings Lax Camp June 15-17

The annual PJ and Meg's Vikings Lacrosse Camp is set for Monday, June 15 through Wednesday, June 17, at Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes. The camp is intended for girls entering fourth through ninth grade in fall 2015. Early registration is highly recommended. To earn a special social media discount, interested participants should like the camp's Facebook page, share the most recent status posted about the camp, RSVP "attend" for the event and send the camp a message or email with the name of the participant. If all steps are followed, a $15 discount will be subtracted from the $130 final cost. Camp enrollment will be limited to 100 players and four goalies.

The camp will be held from 9 a.m. to noon each day, with instruction on basic and cutting-edge stick techniques; advanced instruction on shooting, cutting and dodging; offensive and defensive strategies; and positioning and specialized instruction on draw control and 8-meter shooting.

Running the camp will be Cape Henlopen girls' lacrosse coach P.J. Kesmodel and former Cape star and Virginia Tech player Meg Bartley. For more information, email


Tee it Up for Nikki May set May 28 at Rookery

Tee it Up for Nikki May Hope For Care Golf Tournament will be held Thursday, May 28 at The Rookery North in Milford.

Entry fee is $75 per person or $300 per team for the scramble tournament. Entry includes range balls, golf cart, beverage cart and Italian cuisine.  Entrants will also have a chance to win a car from McGee Motors with a hole in one.  Registration is 8 a.m. Tee time is 9 a.m.

For more information contact Mike Dominguez at 302-745-2019 or visit The Rookery.

Annual celebrity golf tourney set for May 20-21

The annual Horsey Family Youth Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic is set for Wednesday and Thursday, May 20 and 21, at the Heritage Shores Golf and Country Club in Bridgeville. All proceeds from the classic will benefit the Horsey Family Youth Foundation.

This year the headliners of the event will be Ernest Byner of the Washington Redskins, and Stanley Morgan, Irving Fryar and Roland James of the New England Patriots. Each team will be paired up with a celebrity to enjoy a round of golf on the challenging course. The festivities will begin May 20 at 5:30 p.m. with a meet-and-greet of the celebrities in the Heritage Shores Ball Room. After the cocktail hour, a dinner will be served to all golf teams and anyone wanting to purchase a ticket for dinner. A variety of sports memorabilia, jewelry and many other items will be auctioned off live to the highest bidders.

On May 21, everyone will hit the links to enjoy a fun-filled day of golf. There are still teams available. There will be food served on the course and plenty of refreshments while playing. There will be prizes given away, a putting contest to test players' skills and a longest drive contest.

The HFYF Celebrity Golf Classic benefits the Horsey Family Youth Foundation, which serves the youth of Delmarva in education and athletic programs. Some of the other celebrities who will be returning for another year will be Tony Collins, Bruce Laird, Joe Washington, Tippy Martinez and more. For more information or to purchase tickets for the dinner or sign up to play, contact Dale Webb at 302-841-5120.


Athletes to End Alzheimer's 5K set for Aug. 2

On Aug. 2, a new event will come to Bethany Beach: Athletes to End Alzheimer’s 5K Run/Walk, presented by Loftus Wealth Strategies. Race proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter.

Michael Loftus of Loftus Wealth Strategies, a wealth management and financial planning business in Millville, is the event organizer. Loftus’ father Jim died in October 2013 after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Loftus and his family learned firsthand the kind of support people who are living with the disease and their families need. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior; the life-interfering symptoms worsen over time, and there is no cure.

“We hope to raise $15,000 for treatment, research and support for those affected by Alzheimer’s and their caregivers,” said Loftus. “I know when we meet this ambitious goal, the dollars will go miles to benefit the work of this important charity.”

The fast, flat and scenic 5K run/walk features on-course entertainment by DJ Padraig, awesome awards, special tech shirts for all registrants and a post-race party produced by Focus Multi-Sports. The special grand opening registration cost is $25 after March 1. Individuals and teams are encouraged to join the fundraising effort, and cash donations are tax-deductible.

Sponsor and volunteer opportunities are available. For more details or to register, go to or the Facebook page ALZRunWalk. For more information about the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter, go to

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