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Sports Calendar for November 8

November 8, 2011
Lehigh Acres Citizen

Youth Sports

Saturday, Nov. 12

Lee County Rage Softball Club Fall Clinic - Burton Field, Cape Coral; 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; fee $45; hitting, fielding, baserunning, pitching & catching instruction by current college players, former high school players and coaches for ages 10 and over. Info: Jim Schlotter (239) 218-2251; E-mail:

Nov. 12-13

FGCU Softball Winter Camps - FGCU softball complex; open to girls of all skill levels ages 12 & up; four sessions, cost $65 one session, $120 two sessions, $175 three or $225 all four; advanced hitting 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 12, pitchers & catchers 1-4 p.m. Nov. 12; advanced hitting 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 13 & defense 1-4 p.m. Nov. 13; conducted by FGCU coaches Dave Deiros & Alycia Bachkora. Info: Alycia Bachkora (239) 590-7062; e-mail:

AJGT Shreveport Junior Golf Classic - Shreveport, La.; two-day, 36-hole junior golf tournament for ages 12-18, four divisions; entry deadline midnight Nov. 6. Info: (318) 402-2446; Web:

Nov. 19-20

AJGT Quail Hollow Junior Golf Classic - McComb, Miss.; two-day, 36-hole junior golf tournament for ages 12-18, four divisions; entry deadline midnight Nov. 13. Info: (318) 402-2446; Web:

General Info

Cape Coral Bass Club - Meeting first Tuesday each month, 7:30 p.m., Caloosahatchee Moose Lodge 2395 on Cape Coral Parkway; men, women, children who love to bass fish welcome; tournaments held locally and out of town. Info: Jim Lewis 945-7188; Web:

Cape Coral Tarpon Hunters Club - Meeting third Thursday (March through September) each month, 7 p.m., Cape Coral Yacht Club; 40th anniversary year; club catches and releases all tarpon; social and competitive club, hosts rookie seminars, tournaments for youth and adults. Info: Gary Jackson (239) 898-2980.

Cape Coral Sailing Club - Meeting fourth Wednesday each month, 7:30 p.m., Cape Coral Yacht Club, 5819 Driftwood Pkwy.; adults interested in boating (sail or power), cruising or armchair are welcome. Info: Ron Miniter 945-7761.

Sailing Singles Club - Happy Hour gathering first Friday each month, 5 p.m., general meeting third Thursday each month, 7 p.m.; learn to sail with us; new members and captains with sailboats welcome. Info: Shannon (239) 541-0104.

Friday, Nov. 11

Barrier Island Paddle - Causeway Islands Park (north side first island) to Fisherman Key, Kitchel Key & Picnic Island; 9 a.m.-11 a.m., fee $40 per person (includes necessary gear) explore wildlife & scenery, canine companions (up to 100 pounds) welcome; online preregistration required. Info: (239) 533-7444; Web:

City of Palms Golf Classic - Old Corkscrew Golf Club, Estero; registration 11:30 a.m., shotgun start 12:30 p.m. foursome scramble format; lunch before golf, appetizers afterward, contests & prizes; entry fee $125 per person ($500 per foursome), sponsorships available; proceeds benefit City of Palms Classic basketball tournament Dec. 16-21. Info: Ron Riley (239) 671-9347; web:

Florida Championship Wrestling Veterans Day Salute - Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center, Punta Gorda; all military personnel with ID (active or retired) admitted free for eight matches, doors open 6:30 p.m.; tickets start at $10 for kids, $20 adults. Info: (941) 639-5833; Web:

Saturday, Nov. 12

Intermediate Saltwater Fishing Class - Cape Coral Yacht Club, 5819 Driftwood Pkwy., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; cost $35 (residents), $52 (non-residents); Capt. Gary Bonacci offers tips and techniques for the angler with limited saltwater experience identifying potential spots, chumming, tides, knot tying, bait rigging and presentation. Info: (239) 574-0806.

VolleyFest Coed Corporate Grass Volleyball Challenge - Estero Recreation Center, 8:30 check-in, play 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; coed adult teams (ages 18+), recreational 6s, competitive 4s; entry fee $120-$170 competitive 4s, $250-$500 recreational 6s; also taking canned food donations for Harry Chapin Food Bank. Web:

Key Largo Bridge Run - Key Largo; 10K, half marathon & 5K run/walk, USA Track & Field certifiec course across 65-foot high, 1.25-mile Jewfish Creek Bridge & Overseas Highway; entry fee $35 per person (5K), $70 per person (half marathon), $50 per person (10K), $12 age 17-under; through Nov. 4 with $5 discount for entries received on or before Oct. 14; proceeds benefit local charities. Web:

Sunday, Nov. 13

Breakfast with The Everblades - Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, Bonita Springs; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; tickets $100 per person (limited) $50 per child under 12 (reservations required); hot breakfast/meet and greet autograph session with Florida Everblades players; bidding on exclusive auction items, tickets & travel; proceeds matched by private donor to support construction of Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida at HealthPark. Info: (239) 343-6950; Web:

Monday, Nov. 14

Children's Hospital of SW Florida Benefit Golf Classic - Pelican Nest Golf Club, Bonita Springs; 18-hole scramble format, entry fee $175 per person, proceeds benefit Pelican Landing Fund's support of Children's Hospital. Info: Larry McPherson (239) 992-8810; e-mail:

Immokalee Foundation Charity Classic Pro-Am Golf Tournament - Bay Colony Golf Club, Naples; 7:30 a.m. breakfast, 9:30 a.m. shotgun start scramble format with different pro each nine holes; limited to 24 foursomes plus LPGA, PGA & Champions Tour pros; entry fee $5,000, proceeds benefit Immokalee Foundation's educational programs. Info: (239) 430-9122; Web:

Thursday, Nov. 17

Lee County Archers Open Range - Nalle Grade County Park range, North Fort Myers; public invited 2-8 p.m., all skill levels; 20-yard lighted covered pavilion, 30- to 80-yard lighted outdoor range and 28-target field range. Info: Ben Brown (239) 369-6212.

Saturday, Nov. 19

Oasis High School Baseball Golf Tournament - Coral Oaks Golf Course, 1800 NW 28th Ave.; 1 p.m. shotgun start, foursome scramble format; prizes, long drive, putting, hole-in-one and closest to pin contests; entry fee $100 per player, proceeds benefit Oasis High School baseball team. Info: Louis Korchick (239) 898-8332; Frank Haba (239) 699-0572; Shuan Haag (239) 590-5217; Web:

Sunday, Nov. 20

Lee County Archers 3D Archery Shoot - Nalle Grade County Park range, North Fort Myers; sign up 8 a.m., shotgun start 9 a.m., shooting fee $10; roving field range of 20 3D target stations plus 14-station NFAA field course. Info: Ben Brown (239) 369-6212.

Wednesday, Nov. 30

50-Plus Softball Registration - Accepting applications for players, all skill levels, for Tuesday/Thursday evenings at Cape Coral Sports Complex or BMX Park; winter/spring season starts Jan. 3 (deadline Nov. 30); cost $70 per player, tryouts held 5-6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays prior to league games until Nov. 30, all new players must attend at least one tryout. Info: Jennifer (239) 292-2923; Tina (239) 267-9684 or (860) 575-9452; Ken (941) 855-0489.

Sunday, Dec. 4

Lee County Archers 900 Round Event - Nalle Grade County Park range, North Fort Myers; 9 a.m., open to public, registering new participants, all skill levels. Info: Ben Brown (239) 369-6212.

Dec. 7-11

Jamaica Invitational Pro-Am "Annie's Revenge" Golf Tournament - White Witch and Cinnamon Hill golf courses; 54-hole tournament based at Iberostar Grand Hotel Rose Hall Resort, Montego Bay, Jamaica; foursome team (three amateurs, one pro) entries accepted, first-come first-served basis; register online. Info:

January 2012

Alumni Football Invitation - Weekend games Jan-March (2012), for all former high school football players age 18 and older; full pads, officials, etc., must gather 35 players to play; can be fundraiser for your school. Info: Hollie Fortkamp; e-mail:

Jan. 7-8

HITS Triathlon Series - Naples; five distances including full marathon; details and open registration online. Web:

Jan. 7-15

Minnesota Twins Baseball Fantasy Camp - Hammond Stadium at Lee County Sports Complex; campers enjoy week of living a Major League experience, instruction and coaching by former Twins greats like Harmon Killebrew, Bert Blyleven, Tony Oliva, Kent Hrbek and many others; registrations for 2012 currently ahead of last year's sellout pace. Info: Stan Dickman 1-888-446-8946; Web:

NOTE: Send information about your group's upcoming events at least two weeks in advance to: Daily Breeze Sports Calendar, 2510 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 33904; or send e-mail to:



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