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Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2007 8:42 pm | Updated: 7:27 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

The 2006 4A Division I high school football champions — Scottsdale Saguaro — will conduct a free clinic from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for boys in seventh and eighth grades April 21 at the school’s stadium (6250 N. 82nd St.).

All participants will receive a T-shirt, lunch and instruction with drills to improve peak performance.

Athletes are required to wear athletic shorts and cleats. For registration visit www.sabercatfootball.com. Pre-registration is recommended.

Also going on in the East Valley, Scottsdale and nearby:

ARCHERY

• The Papago FITA Archers conduct free “learn-to” clinics at the range located at 64th Street and McDowell Road from 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Saturdays. Visit www.papagoarchery.com.

BASEBALL

• Men’s adult league needs players and/or teams for an 18-and-older wood bat season, which begins May 12. Games are played in the East Valley. Contact Allan Ross at (602) 577-7884 or e-mail bigalkey10@aol.com.

• Garden of Gears, Arizona’s oldest travel baseball team has openings for the 14-and-younger and 18-and-younger teams. Visit www.gardenofgears.com or call Bill Moore at (602) 980-2372.

BASKETBALL

• Queen Creek Parks and Recreation is hosting its free annual 3-on-3 basketball league for youth ages 13-17 at 6 p.m. every Monday through May 25 at Founders’ Park, 22407 S. Ellsworth Road. Interested teens must form their own teams, with a maximum number of four individuals per team. The winning team will earn four tickets to a professional sporting event, and prizes will be awarded to teams placing in first, second and third place. To register, call (480) 358-3711, visit the Queen Creek Community Center, contact Krystal Sawyer at (480) 358-3700 or e-mail krystal.sawyer@queencreek.org.

• Stapley Junior High’s annual spring camp will run thru May 10 for grades 5-8 and will be every Tuesday and Thursday evening. Cost is $75. Visit mpsaz.org/athletic or call John Huckleberry at (480) 472-2746 or Rory Richeson at (480)330-9072.

• Advantage Basketball Camps is accepting registration for summer camps at various sites including Scottsdale Boys and Girls Club, Arizona State University and Stapley Junior High in Mesa. Visit www.advantagebsketball.com or call Keiko at (480) 296-5732 or (800) 670-0013.

• Ten Star All Star summer camp for youth ages 10-19 will be at sites around the country including Prescott. Call (704) 373-0873.

GOLF

• Spongebob the Golfer will make his only East Valley appearance, when he comes out for the Sonoma Ranch Elementary Golf Tournament, on Saturday at Greenfield Lakes Golf Course in Gilbert. The tournament begins with a 7:30 a.m. shotgun start and Spongebob will be available for photos from 8 a.m. to noon. For more information visit http://members.cox.net/sonomagolf/index.html or email sonomagolf@cox.net.

• Funds raised by the Dos Gringos Charity Golf Tournament scheduled for May 2 at Silverado Golf Course in Scottsdale will benefit the Leukemia / Lymphoma Society. Tee off is 1 p.m. A post-party follows at Dos Gringos restaurant in Scottsdale. Cost is $700 for each foursome includes golf, great golfer gifts, and food and beverage at the post-party. To register, or for more information please call Darryl Toupkin at (480) 609 3978 or email darryl@fieldworksevents.com.

• The sixth annual Kids Café Open to benefit the St. Mary’s Food Bank will tee off at 7:15 a.m. Friday at Wigwam Golf Resort and Spa. Registration is $200 per player. Call Stephanie at (602) 343-3151 or visit http://firstfoodbank.org/oforms/kids_cafe_open/kids_cafe_open_frm.html.

• Basha High School football program will benefit from the fourth annual tournament set for a 1:15 p.m. shotgun start on April 28 at Lone Tree Golf Club in Chandler. Registration forms are available at the school, online at www.bashafootball.org, and around the community. Call Steve at (602) 750-0422 or e-mail kay@ggagency.com.

• Rylee Kay Golf For Kids will have its sixth annual charity tournament April 21 at Trilogy Golf Club at Power Ranch in Gilbert. Proceeds will raise funds for Turner Syndrome, a chromosomal disorder affecting girls and women and is held in honor of local Queen Creek resident, 7-year-old Rylee Kay. To register contact Renee Gregg at (480) 290-6475 or ryleekayforkids@msn.com.

• The second Strokes for the Little Folks tournament to benefit Autism research will conduct registration from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. with an 8 a.m. shotgun start Saturday at Western Skies Golf Club (1245 E Warner Road, Gilbert). Cost is $90. Contact Rob Feidler at (480) 818-1406.

• Entries are being accepted for a golf tournament to benefit the baseball team at Pinnacle High School. Entry fee is $100 per golfer. Check-in for the four-man scramble starts Sunday at 6:30 a.m. with tee off at 7:30 a.m. at Oakwood Country Club, 24215 S. Oakwood Blvd., Sun Lakes. For more information, call (602) 686-6655 or visit www.pinnaclehighbaseball.com for entry forms.

• The Fore-A-Friend Golf Tournament — which honors the memory of Dobson High School graduate Doug Griffin, who was 30 years old when he passed away from brain cancer — will tee off with a 1 p.m. shotgun start on April 29 at Lone Tree Golf Club in Chandler. This year’s event, the fourth annual tournament, will again benefit Barrow Neurological Center, the facility where Doug was treated. Cost per player is $100. For more information, or to either sign up to play or make a donation, call Jim Stringham at (480) 632-0152 or email foreafriend@cox.net.

• The Lou Grubb Friends Fore Tournament, which this year will benefit the Heart and Lung Institute and Barrow at St. Joseph’s hospital, will begin with registration at 10:30 a.m. and a noon start April 20 at McCormick Ranch Golf Club in Scottsdale. For information call Debbie Castaldo at (602) 406-1031 or visit www.lougrubbgolf.com.

• The 14th Tempe Links Classic Golf Tournament will be April 17 at ASU Karsten Golf Course. Cost is $175 for Chamber of Commerce members, $200 for non-members. Visit www.tempechamber.org or call (480) 967-7891.

• Boy Scout Troop 286 will benefit from a tournament scheduled for an 8 a.m. start April 28 at Kokopelli Golf Club (1800 West Guadalupe Road, Gilbert. Cost is $60/person. Reservations can be e-mailed to golf@aztroop286.com or call Dee Adams at (602) 319-6912.

• The 11th Annual Chandler Golf Challenge will be Friday at Bear Creek Golf Course (500 E. Riggs Road). The charity tournament is open to the public and benefits Chandler’s Special Olympics programs and people with disabilities. The shotgun start is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. followed by a dinner and the award presentations. Entry fee is $90 and foursome and sponsorship packages are available. Call Collette Jones at (480) 782-2709 or go to www.chandleraz.gov/golf.

• The ninth “Putt for Parks” Golf Tournament is April 28 at Kokopelli Golf Club (1800 West Guadalupe Road, Gilbert). The tournament is a four-Person Scramble and with women’s, men’s and co-ed flights. Cost for the 18-hole tournament is $75 per player. Shot gun start is at 8 a.m. Deadline to register is Friday. Contact Cheryl Fischer at (480) 644-2197 (cheryl.fischer@cityofmesa.org) or www.azpra.org for a registration form and information.

• Cottonwood Golf Course in Sun Lakes will be the site for the 14th Rotary Charity Golf Tournament on Friday. The tourney will have a scramble format with four-person teams. The shotgun start will be at 12:30 p.m. Checks for $90 (which includes dinner) should be sent to Sun Lakes Rotary Foundation 2000, 10906 E. Michigan Ave., Sun Lakes, 85248.

• The Bandana Babe’s — a group that raises money for breast cancer research and is planning to participate in the Breast Cancer 3-Day 60-mile walk — will conduct a benefit tournament May 12 at Augusta Ranch Golf Course in Mesa. This will be a four-person, scramble format with a 7:30 a.m. shotgun start. Cost is $65. For information contact Cherie Costello at (480) 205-9514 or e-mail 3dayfiestaflamingos@gmail.com.

• Chandler Kiwanis Annual Golf Benefit will be April 20 at Ocotillo Golf Resort with a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start. Cost is $100. Call Dave Bigos at (480) 917-3585.

• Superstition Springs Golf Tournament benefiting “Best Buddies” will be Aug. 24 at Superstition Mountain Golf Course. For information call Kent at (480) 324-8900.

• The Western Amputee Golf Association’s first tournament of the 2007 season will be April 27 at the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department’s Encanto Golf Course. WAGA gives golfers who have lost a limb or are physically challenged the opportunity to get out and play. For those who have never played golf, but are interested in trying, contact the National Amputee Golf Association at (800) 633-6242. To register for the tournament visit www.phoenix.gov/golf or call (602) 262-7334.

HIKING

• The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy in Scottsdale offers several free public hikes each month that begin at 8:30 a.m. They will be led by experienced MSC volunteers who are schooled in desert subjects. Plan to arrive at the meeting place about 15 minutes before departure time. For detailed directions to the meeting places visit www.mcdowellsonoran.com.

MULTISPORTS

• The Chandler-Gilbert Community College Athletic Department will offer a four-day sports camp at the college’s Williams Campus (7460 E. Texas Ave., Mesa), featuring a variety of sports for children ages 6 through 15, from 7 a.m. to noon, June 4-7. CGCC head coaches and their athletes will teach fundamentals and skills for all of the following sports: soccer, baseball/softball, volleyball, and basketball. Cost is $100 per child, and the camp will be limited to the first 100 children. Registration deadline is May 30. Call (480) 732-7073.

RUNNING

• Tri for the Cure, scheduled for May 12 at Tempe Town Lake, is a Sprint Triathlon (750-meter swim, 12-mile bike, 3.1-mile run for women only and is designed to empower women and raise funds for breast cancer research. There will also be an expo in conjunction with the event. Visit www.redrockco.com/triforthecure.htm.

SOCCER

• MSC United Soccer will be conducting skill assessments during the month of April to form new competitive teams for the 2007-2008 season. Sessions will be at Red Mountain Soccer Complex (905 N. Sun Valley, Mesa) and Quail Run Complex (4155 E. Virginia, Mesa). Participants are expected to attend all sessions for their age group. All participants must bring water, shin guards and a soccer ball. The $10 cost includes all sessions and a MSC United Shirt. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the first session to fill out registration form. Visit www.mscunited.org for dates, forms, maps and other information.

• Gilbert Youth Soccer Association is accepting registrations for the fall season, which runs Sept. 15 through Nov. 17. The league is for children 4 to 18 years old, with games taking place at the Gilbert Soccer Complex, southwest of Germann and Greenfield roads. During April, the cost is $65 when registering online and $70 mail-in. Sibling discounts are available starting with the third child. The fee increases by $10 on May 1. Visit: www.azgysa.com or (480) 926-0764.

TENNIS

• Gene Autry Tennis Center in Mesa conducts drop-in tennis daily starting at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $3. Call (480) 654-3787 or visit www.mesatennis.com.

VOLLEYBALL

• Registration has begun for Tiger Volleyball Camp 2007 at Gilbert High School. There are a series of camps throughout the month of June. Times, dates, and registration for can be found at tigervolleyballcamp.com or contact Joe Hesse 480-497-0177 ex. 128.

• Registration is now open for Chandler’s spring co-rec adult indoor league which will compete on Sundays at Hamilton High School. The league offers one “B” competitive division, a seven-week season, and a single-elimination postseason tournament. The fee for each team is $200. Team roster forms and registration materials are available on the City’s Web site at www.chandleraz.gov/adult-sports. Call Nancy Wagner at (480)782-2704 or e-mail nancy.wagner@chandleraz.gov.

WATERSPORTS

• Kayaking, rowing, dragon boating, outrigger canoeing, hiking, sailing and water safety camps for ages 12-17 will be offered this summer at Tempe Town Lake. Call Alicia Stuebner at (480) 350-8069 or visit www.tempe.gov/boating.

• Stadium Towers Dam to Dam Canoe and Kayak Race will be May 19 at 7:45 a.m. at Tempe Town Lake Marina. Course lengths vary from easy enough for kids to tough enough for an Ironman. Visit www.damtodamevents.com or call Harvey Beller at (480) 220-2019 for more information.

To submit an announcement send a fax to (480) 898-5665 or e-mail bpaulson@aztrib.com. Items can be mailed to the Tribune, Attn: Billye Jill Paulson, 120 W. First Ave., Mesa 85210.

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