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Bulletin Board for May 5

BASKETBALL: Coaches looking to register a team(s) for the 21st annual PAL/Independent Health League may call the PAL at 851-4615 to receive information/registration packets. Brackets include: Boys only 10-under ($275); Boys and Girls: 12-under ($275); 15-under ($275); Girls 19-under ($275). Age cutoff is June 1. Seven weeks of games are played Monday through Thursday 6-10:30 p.m. and Saturdays (10-under boys and 12-under boys) 9 a.m.–2 p.m. starting the week of June 29 at various city facilities. Must register by June 1. Call Orv Cott at 812-7251.

GOLF: The Police Athletic League charity clinic will be held Wednesday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Wehrle Golf Dome, 8230 Wehrle Drive, Williamsville. Unlimited range balls, professional instruction, refreshments and much more for only $30 a ticket. Call 851-4615 or go to … The fifth annual Chuck Funke Memorial Outing will be held June 14 at the Buffalo Tournament Club, 6432 Genesee St., Lancaster. Four-man scramble play begins at 1 p.m. with a split-tee off. Proceeds go to the Chuck Funke Athletic Fund. Call Duke Ziegler, Iroquois High School Director of Athletics, at 652-3000 ext. 7200 or 7881. … Boys and Girls Clubs of the Northtowns 32nd annual tourney is June 8 at Tan Tara Country Club. Cost is $135 per golfer and proceeds will help fund programs for the six clubs in Erie and Niagara counties. Call Dave Niemann at 773 5328 or email at … No Frills Buffalo publishing company’s seventh annual outing to benefit the Hospice Foundation will take place on July 10, at Chestnut Hill Country Club, 1330 Broadway, Darien Center. Registration ($80) and lunch begin at 12:30 p.m., followed by a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start and 18 holes of scramble-format golf. Tickets for dinner only are available for $40. Event sponsorships ranging from $25 to $150-plus are available, and items are still being accepted for raffles to be held during the event. Donations are tax deductible. Visit or email

HOCKEY: The Paul Grunditsch Schools are accepting applications for three specialty clinics. The shooting and stickhandling clinic uses various techniques to improve players’ creative skills while carrying the puck. The class is for intermediate to advanced players ages 9-13 and will cover all the shots of the game. The program will be held at Leisure Rinks July 13-16 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. The defenseman school is open to house league and travel players ages 10-13 and has been developed to improve a player’s total defensive skills. All aspects of the defenseman’s role in today’s game will be covered. The program will be held at Leisure Rinks July 20-23. The power skating and skills school will be three separate programs at Leisure Rinks (July 6-10 for ages 6-9 or Aug. 3-7 and Aug. 10-14 for ages 6-9 and 9-13. The class will feature a heavy emphasis on power skating instruction along with puck handling skills including shooting, stickhandling and passing. This program is for intermediate to advanced skaters only. Call the rinks at 685-3660 or 675-8992 or register online at

SOCCER: The Cheektowaga Youth and Recreation Services Department is looking for adult men’s and coed teams for its indoor summer league beginning May 11. Games will be played on an indoor boarded Sport Court surface on Monday evenings. Visit the town’s website at or call program coordinator Andrew Evenhouse at (716) 479-1941 to register.

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