Woodland Star student-athletes in fundraising triathlon; benefit golf tourneys; Infineon Raceway
WOODLAND STAR CHARTER School parents, grandparents, teachers and students will join thousands of other athletes and compete in the Pacific Grove Sprint Triathlon this Sunday, Sept. 11. The 31 Valley athletes, as young as 7-years-old, will swim 500 meters in 55-degree water above a kelp bed, bike 12.4 miles and run two miles along Lovers Point in Monterey. Each athlete is asked to raise a minimum of $1,000, which will then be donated to Woodland Star to support the school budget. Last year's inaugural triathlon raised more than $20,000 for the school. Supporters can sponsor an athlete by going to http://wsedfund.org/node/11. Competing for Woodland Star are 7-year-old John Arntz, Sean Balderama, Paul Benson, Kristine Benson and Sammy Benson; Jenna Ebert (11); 12-year-old Andy French, Sara Donnely, Liz Jimenez, Emilie Leen, Margot Philips, Sheila Reilly, Matt Seveneau, Jason Sutter, Mark Walden and Nils Waterfield; 13-year-old Eithne Bullick, Nicole Cabaud, Mike Cahill, Karen Cahill, Anastatia Chiurco, Steve Chiurco, Monica Conway, Shannon DeWees, Fred Ebert, Mara Lee Ebert and Connor Ebert; and 14-year-old Nadine Best, Michael Brady, Amanda Brumme and Delaney Brumme.
HANNA BOYS CENTER’S 19th annual Golf and Tennis Classic will be held at the Sonoma Golf Club on Monday, Sept. 19. For costs, times, to register or for more details, contact Tamara Stanley at 933-2504 or visit hannacenter.org.
THE BR COHN Celebrity Golf Classic returns to the Sonoma Golf Club on Monday, Sept. 26, with the event being held the Monday after the BR Cohn Music Festival. For costs, times, to register or for more details, go to www.brcohn.com or contact Alisha Whitfield at 938-4064 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
INFINEON RACEWAY’S FINAL major event on its 2011 Big O Tires schedule will feature a wide array of historic cars at the popular Classic Sports Racing Group Charity Challenge taking place on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1 and 2. Infineon’s popular Wednesday Night Drags – including the “Top the Cops” program and “Drifting” – continue every Wednesday through Nov. 16. To purchase tickets for the historic Charity Challenge, for more details on Wednesday Night Drags, Top the Cops, Drifting, or for general information, visit www.infineonraceway.com, www.ticketmaster.com, or call 800-870-RACE (7223).
SONOMA’S ST. FRANCIS Solano’s CYO (Catholic Youth Organization) basketball program for third- through eighth-grade boys’ and girls’ teams is currently holding 2011-12 season registration for all returning and new players. Mandatory evaluation days slated for Sundays, Sept. 18 and 25 (one day required), with practices beginning Monday, Oct. 17, and games starting the weekend of Dec. 3. New players need to provide a copy of their birth certificates with their sign-up forms and fees. Cost is $140 for first child and $95 for additional family members. To register, or for more details, contact Larry DiMare at email@example.com.
SONOMA VALLEY TENNIS Association’s Fall Quickstart Program for all levels, and junior team tennis league for boys and girls ages 6-to-12-years-old is underway and will continue from 2 to 4 p.m. every Wednesday at the Maxwell Farms Regional Park courts through Oct. 12. No experience or rackets are necessary. The SVTA is also offering fall adult and re-entry free clinics at the Maxwell Park courts from 3 to 4 p.m. every Saturday in October. No advance registration necessary. To register for the Quickstart or junior team tennis or for more details contact Lisa Biddle at 803-1707 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, the SVTA will hold its final Friday Night Round Robin event on Friday, Sept. 16, at the Maxwell Farms Regional Park courts, with a 20 SVTA-member/player limit. For times, costs, to pre-register or for more details, e-mail Corky Rosengren at email@example.com.
BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS of Sonoma Valley will hold three basketball sign-up sessions for boys and girls in third-through-eighth grades from 10 to 11 a.m. this Saturday, Sept. 17, and from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, and Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the BGCSV Clubhouse in Maxwell Farms Regional Park, 100 Verano Ave. Cost is $60 for club members and $180 for non-members, which includes one-year of club membership, with a $10 late-registration fee. There are four hoops leagues and the season runs from November to February 2012. For more details, contact athletic director Dwayne Kilgore at 938-8544, ext. 112, or e-mails at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.bgcsonoma.org.
SONOMA VALLEY LITTLE League baseball’s fall-ball program is holding sign-ups for the 2011 season, which runs from Oct. 1 to 29, at Hughes and Teeter fields, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Hughes Field on First Street East, next to Depot Park. Cost is $65 a player. For more details, contact David Hellman at 815-9392 or e-mail at email@example.com.
SONOMA AQUATIC CLUB (formerly Agua Caliente Aquatic Center) is registering for its final summer and upcoming fall 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); parent and tot water classes (ages 3-to-36 months); and adults and masters swim programs. There are also water polo clinics and fall fun-nights for ages 7-to-15 and adult categories. 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 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 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.