Golfers from several states and Canada will participate in the second annual Buffalo Amputee Golf Classic on July 5 at Brierwood Country Club. The tournament is being organized by Peter H. Fenn, longtime PGA member, instructor and former head pro at the Bethlehem Management Club (now Brierwood). More than 20 foursomes of amputees and others will tee off in a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Registration will begin at 11 a.m.
Fenn, a Vietnam veteran, had a service-related below-the-knee amputation in 2007. This past spring he underwent a total knee replacement on his "good" leg. He continued to plan the tournament, give lessons and work part-time in golf retail. He will be playing in the tournament, his first golf since the surgery.
One of this year's competitors will be Jeremy Bittner, a recipient of the Eastern Amputee Golf Association Fund scholarship. Bittner attends Robert Morris and works summers for the Williamsport Crosscutters, a Single-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies.
Openings remain for play in the 60th annual Little Three Golf Tournament on Monday at Transit Valley Country Club. The Dr. Vincent P. Marino Trophy will go to the winning school. Canisius has won the title 43 times. Niagara and St. Bonaventure have won it eight times each.
The Little Three Tournament, first held in 1951, claims to be the longest running college alumni tournament in the nation.
Cost for range, lunch, golf, cart and awards reception is $130. A Little Three Club foursome and hole sponsorship is $600. A hole sponsorship only is $100. Participation in the dinner and reception only is $40. Check-in will be at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at noon, and cash bar, hors d'oeuvres, dinner and awards from 5-8 p.m.
For information contact this year's co-chairs: Canisius--Jack Dorn (email@example.com); Niagara--Howard Morgan (firstname.lastname@example.org) or St. Bonaventure--Mike Maziarczyk (email@example.com) or Art Traver (834-9542).
Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston will offer a series of basic conditioning programs for high school students in grades 9-12 starting July 5. They will be led by certified athletic trainers Jason Hopkins and Brian Healy. The program will focus on endurance, speed, agility and injury prevention for the fall season. Sessions will be held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Lewiston-Porter from July 12-Aug. 13 (9:30-11 a.m.) and at Starpoint Central from July 5-30 (10-11:30 a.m.) Because of athletic training contracts Mount St. Mary's has with Lew-Port and Starpoint, it is free of charge for students of those schools. Other high school students may attend for a registration fee of $120. For information and registration call 298-2249.
BASEBALL: The University at Buffalo is offering three weeks of summer baseball camps. Session One will be June 28-30 for ages 13-17. Cost is $140; Session Two will be July 5-8 for ages 7-12. Cost is $175. Session Three will be Aug. 9-11 for ages 7-12. Cost is $140. The cost for attending both Sessions Two and Three is $290. All camps will run daily from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For information contact Ron Torgalski at 645-6834 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The Gold Glove Baseball Camp for boys ages 6-12 will be held at Cardinal O'Hara High School from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 12-16. Cost is $160. For information contact the enrollment office at 695-2600, ext. 307. Camp brochures can be downloaded from www.cardinalohara.com.
BASKETBALL: The UB men's basketball staff will conduct two one-week camps for boys entering grades 3-12. They will be June 28-July 2 and July 26-30. Register online at www.ubcamps.com. For information contact Jim Kwitchoff, camp director, at email@example.com or 645-6191. Cardinal O'Hara High School will hold a basketball camp at the school for girls in grades 4-8 from 9 a.m.-noon July 12-16. Cost is $80. For information contact the enrollment office at 695-2600, ext. 307. Camp brochures can be downloaded from www.cardinalohara.com.
BOXING: The Lackawanna Community Boxing Club will hold an amateur show at the Matthew Glab Post, 1965 Abbott Road at 6 p.m. Saturday. Tickets can be purchased at the Lackawanna Community Boxing Club (823-4195) between 5-7 p.m. or from the Glab Post (825-3733).
CHEERLEADING: A cheerleading camp will be held from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 9-13 at Cardinal O'Hara High School for students in grades 5-8. Cost is $100. For information contact the enrollment office at 695-2600, ext. 307. Camp brochures can be downloaded from www. cardinalohara.com.
COACHING: Canisius High School has the following job openings for the 2010-11 school year: varsity lacrosse coach, varsity wrestling coach and assistant track and field coach. Contact Jim Mauro, director of athletics, at 882-0466, ext. 241 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Hilbert College has an opening for an assistant men's basketball coach, a part-time position. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references to Rob deGrandpre, head men's basketball coach, at email@example.com.
LACROSSE: High school girls lacrosse players will have an opportunity to showcase their skills in front of college coaches at the Upstate New York Lacrosse Expo at Nazareth College in Pittsford from 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. July 24. The rain date is July 25. More than 50 college and junior college coaches from across the region have been invited. To register or for further information contact John Serafine at 585-330-0103 or visit www.laxexpo.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOCCER: The Kenmore Soccer Camp, directed by Jack Flatau, will be held at Cardinal O'Hara High School from 9-11:30 a.m. July 19-23. Cost is $65. For information visit www.kenmoresoccer.com.
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