Bangor area sports and recreation news, Aug. 4, 2011

Posted Aug. 01, 2011, at 8:40 p.m.

Soccer alumnae

BANGOR — The fifth annual Bangor High School girls soccer alumnae game will be held at 6 p.m. Friday Aug. 19, at the school. The game will have two 30-minute halves featuring the current Bangor girls varsity squad and alumnae of the program.

Admission is free, but donations will benefit the Danielle Marie Thompson Scholarship Fund. Concessions will be available and a silent auction will be held during the game.

The alumnae soccer game was established in memory of Danielle Marie Thompson, a member of the Bangor Class of 2003 who died Jan. 3, 2007, as the result of a brief illness while she was a senior at the University of New Hampshire. Thompson was a four-year member and captain of the Bangor girls soccer squad.

Bangor High alumnae who want to participate in the game are asked to register by Tuesday, Aug. 9. A $20 participant fee will go to the Thompson scholarship fund, and participants will receive a T-shirt. To register, contact Pam Tweedie at 947-7245 or Tweedie321@aol.com.

Hirundo activities

ALTON — Hirundo Wildlife Refuge offers guided walks at 6 p.m. Wednesdays, 9 a.m. Fridays and 1 p.m. Saturdays. Meet at Pine Tree parking lot. Take Gate 1 near 15 Hudson Road, and follow the dirt road a half-mile to the parking lot.

Guided canoe tours are set for 9 a.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sundays. Meet at Gate 3 in the parking lot, 35 Hudson Road, Route 43.

Events are free and open to all ages. Donations are accepted. Make reservations and cancellations at 827-2230 or 944-9259 or visit http:// www.hirundomaine.org.

Join birder Paul Markson in his combination birding-Perseid shower gazing event at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11. Participants will paddle by a nearly full moon. Evening is also the time when beaver, muskrat, mink and otter become active. Meet at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, Gate 3, 35 Hudson Road. Make reservations and cancellations at 944-9259 or 827-2230, or use your own boat. Bring flashlight, water and a snack.

Hodgins Golf Tournament

CLIFTON — Clifton United Baptist Church will sponsor the Harold “Red” Hodgins Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Sawmill Golf Course on Route 9. Hodgins was an active member of the church for many years and part of the success of last year’s tournament.

The two tee times for the golf tournament are 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Registration for a four-person team, 18 holes with a cart, is $200. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be served at 5 p.m. at the church, when awards are announced. Sponsorships are available at $100 a hole.

Homemade doughnuts and coffee will be available in the morning, sandwiches for sale during the day. There will be a 50-50 raffle and prizes for closest to the pin, longest drive, putting contest and trophies for winning team.

Proceeds will benefit the church roof fund. Preregistration is required. Call Becky Pelkey at 843-5765 or 659-6919.

Moonlight canoeing

HOLDEN — Join in a moonlight canoeing trip at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, at Fields Pond Audubon Center.

The cost is $5 each for those who bring their own canoe, or $10 to rent a canoe with life jacket and paddles. Advance registration and prepayment are necessary. Call 989-2591.

Bicycle quest

ORLAND — Attention, young adventurers. Youngsters age 7-12 are invited to explore the Great Pond Mountain Wildlands on a bicycle quest 9 a.m. Monday through Wednesday, Aug. 8-10.

Georgia Doucette will lead participants on leisurely bike rides exploring the Wildlands gravel roads, stopping frequently to play games, learn about the rich biodiversity of the area and participate in group scavenger hunts.

On the last day, kids will create their own Wildlands Quest scavenger hunt by cultivating creative clues that integrate interesting places in the refuge, nature clues gathered on the first two mornings, and basic map reading and navigational skills.

Participants should come prepared with a bike, helmet, plenty of water, snacks and sunscreen. Space is limited. To preregister or for more information, contact Georgia Doucette at 632-8258 or gdoucett@bates.edu. The activity is sponsored by Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust.

Golfing for hockey

ORRINGTON — The Hockey Boosters of John Bapst Memorial High School in Bangor will hold their sixth annual golf tournament fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 20, at the 18-hole Rocky Knoll Golf Course. Shotgun start is at 1 p.m., rain or shine. Space is limited to first 40 paid teams.

There will be a $10,000 Hole-In-One contest, with other prizes awarded to the top three teams with the lowest scores. Prizes also will be awarded for closest to the pin, longest drive, hockey shot, putting and chipping contests.

Purple Team fee is $400 with four players, tee sponsorship, cart, meals, strings and Mulligans. White Team fee is $275 with four players, cart and meal. Individual golfers may sign up for $75 each and be placed on a team, as space allows.

Holes can be sponsored individually for $125 each. Proceeds from the tournament help defray the costs for the varsity and JV hockey teams for the 2011-2012 season.

To obtain information and to register, contact Melissa Harvey of the John Bapst Hockey Boosters at mharvey1324@gmail.com or 294 River Road, Orrington 04474.

Scavenger hunt

BANGOR — The Bangor Land Trust will sponsor a wilderness scavenger hunt with a rolling start beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, led by Karla Gustafson.

Start anytime up to 1 p.m., and the hunt concludes at 2 p.m. If you are looking for a “stay-cation” idea to occupy the family, pack a lunch and the kids and come out for some fun. This event is geared for families with young kids, tweens and under.

It’s free, it’s local, it’ll get you up, out and moving — not a lot of hiking but lots of exploring and discovering. Do as much or as little as you like. The location is the woods of Northeast Penjajawoc, entrance on Kittredge Road, off Stillwater Avenue, behind Walmart. Rain date is Sunday, Aug. 7.

Memorial golf tournament

ORONO — The first Ryan J. Thomas Memorial Golf Tournament will be held at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, at Penobscot Valley Country Club. Presentation of prizes and dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m.

The tournament will have a shotgun start and a scramble format. The registration fee is $400 for a foursome, including greens fees, golf cart, barbecue and putting green.

Sponsorships are: tee, $500; course contest, $750; dinner, $1,000; and presenting, $3,000.

Ryan Thomas died on Jan. 2, 2009, after a lengthy battle with bone cancer. His strength and selflessness have inspired family and friends to start the Ryan J. Thomas Memorial Fund to help cancer patients with the hardships of treatments, raise money for cancer research and sponsor educational scholarships.

Send registration to Ryan J. Thomas Memorial Fund, 47 Colonial Road, Westbrook 04092, or register online at http://www.RyanJThomas.com.

Children’s triathlon

ORONO — Eastern Maine Medical Center, the University of Maine and Kohl’s Cares for Kids will present the third annual Cub Tracks Youth Triathlon on Sunday, Sept. 25. As in the past, this year’s Cub Tracks Youth Triathlon is a competitive, yet friendly, event for ages 7 to 13.

The backdrop of the University of Maine offers athletes a scenic and fun course that winds through the campus, including the Wallace Swimming Pool, the Alfond Track and Field and the university’s bike paths.

The cost is $20 per child, and each participant must be accompanied by an adult. Parents or guardians stay on-site during the race.

To register, visit www.active.com. For information, call 973-4600.

Preregistration is required. There will be no registration on the day of event. The triathlon starts at 1 p.m., but all participants are asked to attend a mandatory pre-race meeting at noon.

‘Big Man’ Camp

BANGOR — Eastern Maine Community College will be host to the “Big Man” Camp Monday through Friday, Aug. 22-26, at Johnston Gymnasium at EMCC.

The times are:

• Boys and girls, age 12-14, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

• Boys and girls, age 15-17, 12:30-5 p.m.

The basketball camp will be conducted by two retired professional athletes. The cost is $180. Each age group is limited to 30 campers.

Attending will be former Miami Heat player Tim James, who just returned from serving in Afghanistan. James was the fourth all-time leading scorer for the University of Miami Hurricanes. He also played for the Charlotte Hornets and Philadelphia 76ers, and was inducted into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame in 2009.

For camp application packet, contact EMCC Athletic Director Kent Corey at kcorey@emcc.edu. Application deadline is Aug. 19. For more information, contact Steven Rich at 610-4440 or Kent Corey at 974-4660.

Tennis tournament

BANGOR — The Webb’s RV Center Champion the Cure Challenge second annual tennis tournament is looking for men and women tennis players, advanced and intermediate.

The event, which benefits the Lafayette Family Cancer Center, will be held 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at Brewer High School. A $20 donation is suggested, T-shirt and lunch provided. For details, email jdoyon6@roadrunner.com.

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