Valley benefit golf tourneys, Sonoma Aquatic Club, bocce, pétanque
THE 20TH ANNUAL Louis Minelli Memorial Golf Tournament, run by the Sonoma Valley Rotary Club, takes place this Friday, Aug. 26, at Eagle Vines Golf Club in Napa, with this year’s event, opening with a noon-shotgun start, being held in memory of longtime member Bob Bohna. Cost is $175 a player, which includes the green fee and cart, a box lunch, on-course beverages, long-drive hole and closest-to-the-pin contests, tee-prizes and the chance to win a new Chevy Camero; with the post-tourney Festa Sonoma being held at the Sonoma Valley Veterans Memorial Building. The Festa Sonoma’s cost is $55 in advance or $65 at the door. For more information visit www.sonomavalleyrotary.org, www.festasonoma.com or call 996-9694.
HANNA BOYS CENTER’S 19th annual Golf and Tennis Classic will be held at the Sonoma Golf Club on Friday, Sept. 19, with a 9:30 a.m. check-in and brunch at the Hanna campus and the tournament’s shotgun start is at 11:30 a.m. and festivities follow the tourneys at 5 p.m. Cost is $275 and includes green fees, cart, privileges on the driving range, refreshments on the golf course, tee-prizes and the awards ceremony. Anyone interested can sign-up or get more information at the Hanna Boys Center site at hannacenter.org or by contacting Tamara Stanley at 933-2504.
THE BR COHN Celebrity Golf Classic returns to the Sonoma Golf Club and will take place on Monday, Sept. 26, after the BR Cohn Music Festival, with registration beginning at 9, and the tourney teeing off at 11 a.m. Cost is $400 a player and includes a gourmet boxed lunch, a BR Cohn logo golf shirt, limited edition putter, golf and cart, as well as a ticket to Friday’s Charity Auction Dinner. For more information, or to sign up, go to www.brcohn.com or contact Alisha Whitfield at 938-4064 or email@example.com.
SONOMA AQUATIC CLUB (formerly Agua Caliente Aquatic Center) is still registering for its final summer swim programs, as well as water polo clinics and fall fun-nights, for ages 3-months-old to adults at the SAC site, 17350 Vailetti Drive. For program descriptions, dates, times, costs, to register or for more details, visit the SAC website at www.sonomaaquaticclub.com or call 939-8833.
SONOMA BOCCE BALL Association continues league play through Nov. 2, with new members welcome. 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.