Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 9, 2014: Relay For Life to raise funds, inspire hope
The 2014 Relay For Life of Moffat County will take place Aug. 15 at the Moffat County Fairgrounds.
Registration for the annual event, a benefit for the American Cancer Society, begins at 5 p.m., followed by the opening ceremony at 6 p.m.
The Survivors Lap for those who have triumphed over the disease will be at 6:15 p.m. Other community members will join in laps around the track, which are intended to show solidarity with those who have struggled with cancer.
The luminaria ceremony, commemorating the lives of those claimed by cancer will be at 9 p.m., with the closing ceremony at 10 p.m. Unlike previous years, Relay will not be an overnight activity, but organizer Emily Hines encourages as many people as possible to stop by the fairgrounds to show support for the cause whether they have raised money or not.
“We’re still going to have music and all the stuff they’ve had before, we’ll just wrap it up sooner,” she said. “It’s still going to be a great event.”
For more information on raising funds, call 970-761-2660 or visit RelayForLife.org.
Moffat County High School wrestlers hosting prime rib dinner
The Moffat County High School wrestling team will offer its prime rib dinner fundraiser at 5 p.m. Aug. 14 at MCHS.
Food will be provided and prepared by Mountain Meat Packing and served by team members. Following the meal will be an auction event with numerous donated items by local businesses.
“This is my first year doing this, and I’m shocked at how much the community has helped us out,” coach Tanner Linsacum said. “People have put a lot of effort into it.”
Tickets are $30 per person, $50 per couple or $75 for a family of four.
For more information, call 602-821-8899.
Craig Pool featuring nighttime swimming event
Craig Parks and Recreation and the Craig Pool Complex, 605 Washington St., will have extended hours Aug. 14 as part of its Family Moonlight Swim. The pool will stay open through 9:30 p.m. for swimmers to enjoy the experience.
Children younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information, call 970-826-2029.
Parks and Rec basketball registration available
The Craig Parks and Recreation youth basketball season is accepting applicants.
The leagues for third through sixth grade boys and girls will begin practices and games starting in October. Registration is open now at the Parks and Recreation office, 300 W. Fourth St. or on the Parks and Rec website, with the deadline Sept. 17.
There will be a mandatory skills days for each age bracket Sept. 22 to 25.
For more information about the league or to become a coach or official, call Dave Pike at 970-826-2006.
With an above-average snowpack following a snowy winter, local firefighters and wildlife experts are expecting a mild fire season this year, especially at higher elevations.