Sports calendar for April 24, 2014

Posted April 24, 2014, at 8:29 p.m.

BASEBALL

BANGOR — Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers, Cyr Motor Coach Bus Trip to Fenway Park, Saturday, May 17. First pitch 7:10 p.m. Event is a fundraiser to bring the 2014 American Legion Baseball State Tournament to Husson University in Bangor in July. One box seat near “Pesky’s Pole,” Red Sox trivia on the bus, snacks and water, $125 per ticket. Please contact Dan Campbell at dcampbell@rsu20.org or 478-0822 for details and tickets.

BASKETBALL

PORTLAND — Casco Bay Sports annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament, Old Port Hoopla, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., May 3, at the Portland Expo, 239 Park Ave. It will include three men’s divisions, a women’s division, boys and girls high school divisions, and boys and girls middle school divisions. The majority of the proceeds will benefit the Brendan Conway Memorial Scholarship Fund. For information or to register, visit www.oldporthoopla.com. 221-0203.

CYCLING

ORONO — The Great Maine Bike Swap in Portland will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 28, at USM’s Sullivan Gym. Visit bikemaine.org/swap or call 623-4511.

BANGOR — The American Diabetes Association ( http://www.diabetes.org/) will host an informational Bikes & Brews session for this year’s Kennebunks Tour de Cure bicycling event, 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, at Paddy Murphy’s pub on Main Street. Representatives will discuss specifics of the Kennebunks Tour de Cure, and free appetizers and a cash bar will be available. Bikes & Brews attendees will have chances to win prizes including bike gear. People interested in becoming riders, volunteers or even both are welcome. The Kennebunks Tour de Cure ( www.diabetes.org/kennebunkstourdecure) will be held Sunday, June 8, starting at the Wells Reserve at Laudholm. Tours, which are routed through the Kennebunks and some surrounding towns, range in length from a 5K fun ride through 25K, 50K, 100K and 100-mile options. All rides loop back to finish at Wells Reserve at Laudholm. Money raised from the Tour de Cure supports the ADA mission of seeking to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For information call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org.

GOLF

BREWER — Re/Max World Long Drive Championship, regional qualifier, Saturday, May 3, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., no preregistration required, $40 entry fee, contact Phil Adams (974-6568) or Jason Brooks (989-3824).

BREWER —The Brewer Parks & Recreation Department is offering a four-week program Golf “Fore” Women, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, beginning May 15, at Pine Hill Golf Club. The group lessons are designed for players of all levels and will include fundamentals for the beginner as well as tips for the experienced player. PGA Professional Mark Hall will provide expert instruction. Registrations will be accepted upon a first-paid first-served basis, and class size is limited to 10. Fee is $55 for Brewer residents and $70 for nonresidents. Registration information available by contacting the Parks & Recreation office at 989-5199.

ROAD RACING

PRESQUE ISLE — The Autism Challenge will be held on Sunday, April 27, at the Presque Isle Middle School Track, as part of several events associated with University of Maine-Presque Isle and other community events benefit Aroostook Autism Support Group. A 5K run will begin at 10:30 a.m., with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. Entry is $20 per person, with children 18 years and younger $10. All proceeds benefit the Aroostook Autism Support Group. Following the run, the Walk for Autism will be held at noon. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. for the walk.

ROCKLAND — Oceanside Boosters will hold the annual Mariner Mother’s Day 5­-Kilometer Road Race Sunday, May 11, at Oceanside East High School. Free Kids Fun Run at 8:30 a.m. for kids up to age 10. Walkers will start the course at 9 a.m. and runners will begin at 9:15 a.m. Adults and youths ages 11 and up, $20; two or more registering together, $15; on race day, $25 per person. Children 10 and under free. Registration: http://www.active.com/rockland­me/running/races/mariner­mother­s­day­5k­2014; Contact Trina Johnson, OceansideBoosters@gmail.com, 207­975­0165, or Boosters president, Greg Billingsley at 207­593­2669.

OLD TOWN — The Animal Orphanage annual 5K Road race/walk will be held on Sunday, April 27, at the Old Town YMCA, rain or shine. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. with the race/walk starting promptly at 10:30 a.m. Individual walkers and runners, $15; families, $15. Awards will be made to the top three in age categories as well as overall, special awards and categories for pets, which are welcome to race or walk but must be leashed. All proceeds will benefit The Animal Orphanage in Old Town. For information or to register, call 299-7324.

SOCCER

FORT KENT — The University of Maine at Fort Kent Athletic Department will offer a co-ed soccer camp July 7-10. Registration is open to children entering kindergarten through eighth grades. Daily soccer sessions will be split into age groups with the kindergarten through grade 3 going 9-10:30 a.m. Grades 4-8, 9 a.m.-noon; Grades K-3, $40; grades 4-8, $60. Experienced college and high school coaches and players will work closely with campers, stressing fundamentals and improvement of skills. To reserve a spot or for information, call toll-free at 1-888-879-8635, ext. 7828 or you can register: http://athletics.umfk.maine.edu/soccercamp/

SOFTBALL

BANGOR — Eastern Maine Community College will hold hitting and fielding clinics for children in Bangor, 6:30-8 p.m. Saturdays, at EMCC fields. Cost is $15 per session. Contact Tim Crowell at 944-9945 or email tkidtarpy@aol.com.

TRIATHLON

CAMDEN – Second annual Run For Your Life Challenge for first responders, to be held May 24, on Ragged Mountain. On a rugged obstacle course that is sure to challenge everyone, runners will push themselves mentally and physically up and down Ragged Mountain. For teams or solo competitors. Register at www.emergencychallenge.org, or by calling the Camden Fire Department, 236-7950. To learn more, and to get involved, visit the Challenge website;f riend us on Facebook; email: info@emergencychallenge.org, or call 236-7950.

BELFAST — Fifth annual Family Triathlon Festival all day May 10, by Waldo County YMCA. Adults and teens in the morning; children in the afternoon. Registration available online at www.waldocountyymca.org. Begins with swim portion in Tom & Sally Savage Pool Complex at the Waldo County YMCA in Belfast.

 

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