Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 3, 2016: Race for good cause with Saturday’s Elevate Education 5K
The Elevate Education 5K Run/Walk and One-Mile Fun Run hosted by Friends of Moffat County Education will take place at 7 a.m. Saturday at Loudy-Simpson Park, shortly after the balloon launch for Moffat County Balloon FestivalMoffat County Balloon Festival..
Registration begins at 6:30 a.m., and the price is $20 per runner, with kids under 18 free. Prizes go to the top runner of each age group. The proceeds will benefit FMCE’s work with local schools.
Free paddleboard racing takes part during Balloon Festival
The Battle of the Paddle will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. this Saturday at the Loudy- Simpson Park pond as part of Moffat County Balloon Festival.
Red Coyote Adventure will provide equipment including paddleboards, paddles and life vests as part of the event, which is an obstacle course on the water free for anyone to tackle whether alone or in competition with others.
Organizers will provide a cash prize for the fastest contestants as well as a drawing open to all who participate.
For more information, call Derek Cleverly at 970-629-8499.
Young Life tourney swings into action Saturday
The Bear River Young Life 2016 Charity Golf Tournament takes place Aug. 6 at Yampa Valley Golf CourseYampa Valley Golf Course. The four-person scramble features an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.. The four-person scramble features an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.
Yampa Valley Golf Course. The four-person scramble features an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.
The tournament costs $240 per team fee for greens fees, catered lunch and cart fees. There is a $1,700 payout, as well as many fun twists throughout the course during the day. Also, a $42,000 prize is available from 360 Insurance for a hole-in-one on YVGC’s seventh hole.
Register online at bearriver.younglife.orgbearriver.younglife.org or at the golf course. or at the golf course.
bearriver.younglife.org or at the golf course.
Ladies golf fundraiser takes place Aug. 10
The Rally for the Cause Ladies Golf Tournament tees off Aug. 10 at Yampa Valley Golf CourseYampa Valley Golf Course as a fundraiser for Moffat County Cancer Society with sponsorship by as a fundraiser for Moffat County Cancer Society with sponsorship by The Memorial HospitalThe Memorial Hospital..
The day begins with a 9 a.m. shotgun start, and play is a four-person scramble format.
Foursomes can be entered, or organizers can place people with teams if necessary.
Entry is $40 and includes lunch, though players are responsible for green fees and cart rental.
Players are also encouraged to wear pink.
Registration is due by noon Aug. 8, and sign-up is available on the bulletin board at YVGC.
Softball tourney moved to Aug. 20, 21
The Yampa Valley Young Professional Balls Out Co-Ed Softball Tournament will take place Aug. 20 and 21.
Organizers opted to push the fundraiser event back to give people more time to sign up and have also lowered the registration price, which is now $150 down from $200 per team.
Players must be 18 years old or older, or 14 and older with parental consent. The deadline to sign up is Aug. 13.
The tournament is scheduled to start pool play Aug. 20, with the field location currently undetermined, followed by a single elimination tournament the next day.
People looking for a team can visit facebook.com/YampaValleyYoungProfessionalsfacebook.com/YampaValleyYoungProfessionals..
For more information or to register, call Amanda Tomlinson at 970-629-8578 or Tori Pingley at 970-629-2544.
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