Sports Briefs for May 14: Steamboat gun group offering shooting seminar

The Routt County Rifle Club will host a free event for those looking to learn the proper techniques of gun usage — “First Shots: An Introduction to Shooting.”

The class is meant purely for beginners and is open to families and friends interested in rifle shooting.

Approved by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the curriculum focuses on safety, ownership requirements and hands-on instruction.

The event is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday at the club’s building at 28610 U.S. Highway 40, two miles west of Steamboat Springs.

Participants must register ahead of time.

For more information, contact Rich Holmes at 879-4173 or at rich@cavemanstone.net.

Meeker to host Bob Tucker Memorial Golf Tournament

Registration is open for the fifth annual Bob Tucker Golf Tournament at Meeker Golf Course, 903 Rio Blanco County Road 13.

Proceeds from the event, which takes place Saturday, will go toward the Coach Bob Tucker Scholarship fund, given to a student athlete who demonstrates sportsmanship, integrity and character.

The cost is $80 per participant for the four-person scramble and includes greens fees, a cart, lunch and the chance to win prizes given out to men and women for the longest drive and closest to the pin.

A “lunch only” option is $15 and requires a separate RSVP.

There is also a $5,000 prize for a hole-in-one.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the shotgun start is at 9:30.

To register, call the course at 878-5642.

For more information on the scholarship, visit www.coachbobtucker.com or call 878-5415.

Parks & Recreation offers youth tennis classes in June

Registration is open for Craig Parks & Recreation’s Tennis Sessions 1 and 2.

Session 1 is available for boys and girls ages 10 to 12 wanting to pick up the sport.

Session 2 is for ages 8 and 9.

The fee is $30 per child and participants will need to supply their own racquet and wear appropriate, non-marking tennis shoes.

Classes will take place at 10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at the Lincoln Street courts from June 4 to 28.

Class capacity is limited and the deadline for registration is Wednesday.

For more information, call 826-2004.

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