The First Ward Falcon Club of Dunkirk is hosting its 40th annual men’s fast-pitch softball tournament this weekend. The event is believed to be one of the longest-running fast-pitch tournaments in the nation.
A field of 16 teams ranging from Lackawanna, Dunkirk, Westfield, Pennsylvania and Canada will begin play with three games Friday starting at 5:45 p.m. at Promenschenkel Stadium at Dunkirk’s Wright Park. Saturday’s action begins at 9 a.m. and runs all day; Sunday games begin at 9 a.m. with the championship at 3 p.m.
BASKETBALL: Hilbert College is seeking applicants for the women’s basketball team to recruit student-athletes, assist with practice and game day coaching responsibilities, and the overall organization of the program. To see the complete job posting visit www.hilbert.edu. Send resume, cover letter and references to email@example.com. ... The Maryvale/Amherst Camp for boys entering fifth through ninth grade will begin Monday and run through Friday, July 24, at Maryvale High School. Cost is $70. Call Maryvale head coach Mark Kensy at 681-6291 or 491-9009, or Amherst head coach Chris Kensy at 225-3012.
GOLF: The Niagara-Buffalo Deaf Golf Association is organizing a tournament for scratch and handicap deaf and hearing-aid deaf golfers (male and female). According to organizers, the event will either be Aug. 12-14 or Aug. 19-21; the location will be either Glen Oak or Chestnut Hill. Cost is $75 per golfer plus greens and cart fees each day. Prize money will be available and the tournament will benefit Camp Good Days. Contact Bud Penfield at 692-1087 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOCKEY: Cory Mickey hockey will hold skills training courses on July 20 from 5-6 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. at the North Buffalo Tacoma Arena. Cost is $25 with both sessions costing $40. The courses are for ages 6-14. To reserve a spot email email@example.com. ... Buffalo Stars house league program is accepting registrations for players in the following age classifications: Peewee (2 openings), Bantam (3 openings), U16 (2 openings), U18 (2 openings). The Stars are also accepting registrations for both the beginner hockey program (ages 4-10) and the mite cross ice program (ages 5-8). Register online at www.buffalostars.com or call 491-0375 for additional details. ... The Buffalo Stars are accepting applications for their annual Columbus Weekend Hockey Tournament, Oct. 9-12, at the Holiday Twin Rinks in Cheektowaga. The tournament is open to Minor Peewee, Peewee, Minor Bantam and Bantam AA categories as well as Girls U19. Register online at www.buffalostars.com or call Pete Preteroti at 491-0375 for additional details.
PICKLEBALL: Learn Pickleball from the best instructor in the country, “Coach Mo” of The Villages, Fla. He will be at the RiverWorks Sports Complex conducting clinics on Monday, Aug. 3 and Tuesday, Aug. 4 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2-5 p.m. There will also be demonstrations. The cost is $40 per person. Paddles and balls will be provided. Call Ron San George at (716) 228-7767. Registration forms can be obtained at RiverWorks or by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org. ... The Town of Hamburg Department of Youth, Recreation and Senior Services is starting a new 55-and-over Pickleball program and is forming teams for play on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-noon and Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. continuing through July 30 at the Hamburg Recreation Center (2982 Lakeview Rd.). The cost is $3 per session to be paid on the day of participation. Call Hamburg Senior Services at 646-0665.
SOFTBALL: The Hertel North Park Little League will be hosting their 12th annual girls fastpitch tournament July 17-19 at their park at the end of Beard Avenue. A total of 21 teams will participate in three age groups (10-under, 12-under and 14-under). Proceeds benefit the WNY Lupus Alliance.
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