Sports Briefs for Sept. 13, 2012: FMCE sets date for final fall 5k race |

Sports Briefs for Sept. 13, 2012: FMCE sets date for final fall 5k race

Friends of Moffat County Education had been planning a third 5-kilometer race after two successful events during the summer.

Now the third race is set.

The Leaf Cruncher 5k and One Mile Fun Run will take place at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 in Loudy-Simpson Park. It will finish before Moffat County High School hosts its home cross-country meet later that morning.

The cost for registration is $20 for an adult and $5 for a child age 17 or younger.

Participants can register by messaging FMCE on Facebook or showing up early Saturday. Pre-registration begins at 7:15 a.m. Registering by Sept. 18 will ensure runners receive a t-shirt in their size.

The one-mile fun run will start around 9:30 a.m., between the middle school and high school cross-country races. The high school meet will begin at 10 a.m.

All proceeds will benefit FMCE initiatives.

For more information, go to the Friends of Moffat County Education Facebook page or

Cory Pike Memorial Golf Tournament slated

The Wakonda Cup Fore Fat Cor Golf Tournament, In memory of Cory Pike, will take place next weekend at Yampa Valley Golf Course.

Proceeds will go toward establishing a scholarship in Pike’s name. Pike lost his battle with Lymphoma in 2009.

The tournament format is a four-person scramble, starting at noon Sept. 22. The cost to register is $100 per person.

The registration fee will cover the round of golf, a golf cart, an event t-shirt and dinner at JW Snacks after the tournament ends. Prizes will also be distributed at the dinner.

Registrations must be received by Monday, after which there are no refunds.

Entry is limited to the first 144 golfers.

For more information, call Dave Pike at 970-824-2995 after 7 p.m.

Nighttime tournament hosted at Yampa Valley Golf Course

Grand Futures Prevention Coalition will host the first annual Shot in the Dark Midnight Golf Tournament today at Yampa Valley Golf Course.

The tournament will consist of teams of four, but individuals may sign up and will be put into teams by the start of the tournament. The cost to play is $25 per individual or $100 for a team.

The format is a nine-hole, four-person scramble with a twist. Each player on a team may only bring one golf club to be used by the entire team, so each team will play with four clubs total.

Prizes will be awarded to the team with the lowest gross and net scores, as well as those with the best costumes.

Proceeds will benefit Grand Futures, which is still looking for hole sponsors for $100. The tournament is scheduled to start at dusk.

Grand Futures is still accepting donations and prizes. For more information, call 824-5752.

Youth Basketball registration open; closing this month

Craig Parks and Recreation basketball leagues for children in third through sixth grade are open now.

The four leagues (third and fourth grade boys and girls, fifth and sixth grade boys and girls) will include skills days to help participants learn basketball basics like dribbling, shooting, passing and defense.

The cost to join is $30. Skills days will take place at Sunset Elementary the week of Sept. 23-29 and league play will begin in October with practices and games.

Coaching volunteers are needed. For more information, contact Pam Maneotis at 826-2004.

Parks and Recreation hosting trip to watch the Rockies

Craig Parks and Recreation is sponsoring a trip to Denver to watch the Colorado Rockies host the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The $30 fee to join in the trip, which is open to anyone (children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult), will cover transportation and ticket costs for the Sept. 23 game.

The trip will leave Craig at 7 a.m. to arrive for the 1:10 p.m. game. There will be a stop in Silverthorne on the way home for food.

The deadline to register is today. For more information, call Parks and Rec at 826-2004.

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