Pro-level hoops fundraiser, volleyball camps, youth grid, cheer practice on horizon
A PRO-LEVEL BASKETBALL fundraising game benefitting the Sonoma Valley High School boys’ basketball program, which was organized by Sal Chavez – a 2004 SVHS graduate and former Dragon all-league standout – will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 30, in SVHS’s Pfeiffer Gym. It features Chavez’s Pro-Am NorCal squad playing the Bay Area Matrix, a professional team and defending champion of the American Basketball Association’s California Division. The evening will also include a dunk contest, a three-point shooting competition, and an autograph and photo session. Tickets are $10 pre-sale, $15 at the door, and can be purchased at two Valley restaurants – the Shiso Sushi & Grill, 19161 Sonoma Highway, and Picazo Café & Deli, 19100 Arnold Drive.
THE ANNUAL LADY Dragons Summer Volleyball Camps for girls in fifth-through-ninth grades will take place this Monday through Wednesday, July 25 to 27, at Sonoma Valley High School’s Pfeiffer Gym. For incoming girls’ fifth-, sixth- and seventh-grades, the three-day Dragonette fundamentals camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon, with the Dragon intermediate skills rookies camp for eighth- and ninth-graders running from 2 to 5 p.m. Both camps cost $80 a girl and includes a camp T-shirt. Recommended early registration by July 11, will be discounted $10 discounts. To register for the camps, or for more details, contact Sonoma head varsity coach Mindy Neves at email@example.com.
SONOMA VALLEY YOUTH Football and Cheer Junior Dragons will begin practice sessions for the 2011 season at 5:30 p.m. this Monday, July 25, at the Sonoma Valley High School fields, where they will continue holding registration for ages 7-to-15-years-old from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. daily through Friday, July 29. Forms required to register include the player/parent contract and code of ethics, and the NBYFC medical release. For more details, visit sonomajrdragons.net.
SONOMA AQUATIC CLUB (formerly Agua Caliente Aquatic Center) is holding registration for its summer swim programs for ages 3-months-old to adults at the SAC site, 17350 Vailetti Drive. The programs include swim lessons (ages 3-and-older); stroke school (ages 5-and-older, deep-water safe); Sea Dragon swim team (novice/competitive – ages 5-and-older); junior lifeguard camps (ages 7-to-14); water polo clinics (ages 7-to-14); parent and tot water classes (ages 3-to-36 months); and adults and masters swim programs. For program descriptions, dates, times, costs, to register or for more details, visit the SAC website at www.sonomaaquaticclub.com or call 939-8833.
NORTH BAY SOCCER Camps will hold two one-week sessions of youth camps for boys and girls ages 4 to 13, at Maxwell Farms Regional Park’s lower fields on Mondays through Fridays, July 25 to 29, and Aug. 1 to 5. Cost is $65 for 4-to-7-year-olds and $80 for ages 9-to-12, with discounts for multiple children. For times, to register or for more details, call 481-6017 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
SONOMA BOCCE BALL Association has started summer league play at the bocce courts south of the gazebo in Depot Park, with the nine-week league sessions ending on Wednesday, Nov. 2. New members are welcome and there are currently openings in the Saturday morning 9 a.m. league. Anyone interested in joining the bocce club or for more details, call (John) 938-2101, (Ken) 938-2626 or (Ginette) 935-3337.
VALLEY OF THE Moon Pétanque Club continues its monthly tournament and picnic events, and is currently offering free lessons in the sport at the Henri Maysonnave Memorial Courts in Sonoma’s Depot Park on Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. Anyone interested in joining the VOMPC, or for more details, can call 343-9465 or visit www.vompc.org.
SONOMA VALLEY TENNIS Association started its Friday Night Round Robin events last Friday and they will continue through the summer at the Maxwell Farms Regional Park courts. For times, costs, to pre-register or for more details, e-mail Corky Rosengren at email@example.com.
FLOWERS GOLF RANGE of Sonoma continues three-day sessions of junior golf summer clinics and lessons for boys and girls ages 6-to-14-years-old, conducted by resident golf-pro John D. Moore, on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at the range, 18709 Arnold Drive. For costs, times, to register, or for more details, contact Moore at 217-4194 or email PetPGA@aol.com.