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Sports Calendar for January 4

January 4, 2012
Lehigh Acres Citizen

Youth Sports

Jan. 6, 7, 8

Cape Coral American Little League Registration - Koza-Saladino Park, 301 SW 31st Terrace; spring league play open to ages 5-12, birth certificate and two proofs of residency required; register 6:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 6, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 7 or 1-3 p.m. Jan. 8. Info: 462-5015; Web: www.ccalittleleague.com

Thursday, Jan. 12

Cape Recreational Youth Track & Field Club Registration - Ida Baker High School; first practice free, registration available; athletes ages 8-18 welcome, non-competitive team meets 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays; season runs Jan. 12-May 12; competitive travel teams available; cost $75 (includes AAU and USA Track & Field memberships. Info: (239) 980-3351; Web: www.tfelite.org; e-mail: butler@tfelite.org

Through Jan. 13

Cal Ripken Baseball Registration - Taking registration from players ages 4-12 at Cape Coral Parks & Recreation athletic office, 1015 Cultural Park Blvd. (City Hall), 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays; cost for T-ball & coach-pitch $50, all other divisions $110 (Dec. 5-31), $120 (Jan. 1-14); season begins Feb. 18. Info: Bernie Howard (239) 242-3485.

Cape Coral Junior Baseball Registration - Open to players ages 13-14; register at Parks & Recreation athletic office, 1015 Cultural Park Blvd., 8 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays (3 proofs of residency required); cost $120 through Dec. 30 ($130 Jan. 1-13) for spring season. Info: Ryan Robbins (239) 242-3489.

Jan. 14-15

Southwest Florida Baseball Open Tryouts - Boston Red Sox minor league complex, Edison Avenue, Fort Myers; 8:30 a.m. both days; tryouts for 14U, 16J & 17U summer traveling teams; registration fee $20 per player; registration fee credited to summer fee for players making teams. Info: Dan Smith (17U) 340-9478; Jason Cooper (16U) 941-730-1865; Carlos Perea (14U) 204-0225.

Through Jan. 19

Cape Coral National Little League Registration - Jason Verdow Park, 801 SE 27th St.; registration for spring season open to players ages 4-12 residing in SE Cape Coral boundaries set by LL; register 6-8 p.m. weekdays or 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays on Dec. 13, 15, 17 or Jan. 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 18 & 19; fee $110 before Dec. 31, $120 after Dec. 31 (4-year-old futures players $60; free clinics offered week of Jan. 17, tryouts on Jan. 21. Info: Brian Mohr (239) 257-9570; Web: www.ccnlittleleague.com

Saturday, March 10

Yoichiro Matsumura Judo Championships - Oasis High School, 3519 Oasis Blvd.; hosted by Kodokan Judo. Info: John Paccione (239) 699-2825; Web: www.capejudo.com

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: www.capecoralbassclub.com

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.; daysails & weekenders being planned; learn to sail with us; new members and captains with sailboats welcome. Info: Shannon (239) 541-0104.

Jan. 6-8

Vivante Tennis Tournament - Vivante on Charlotte Harbor; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday & Sunday; entry fee $40 per person (deadline Jan. 3), proceeds benefit Harry Chapin Food Bank for Lee, Collier, Hendry, Charlotte & Glades counties. Info: (239) 334-7007; Web: www.harrychapinfoodbank.org

Jan. 7-8

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

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: www.twinsbaseball.com

Thursday, Jan. 12

Lee County Archers Open Range - Nalle Grade County Park range, North Fort Myers; 2-8 p.m.; open to public, registering new participants, 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.

Florida Keys 115-Mile Paddle Over-Sea Railroad Centennial - Key Largo's John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park; 10-day paddle for up to 100 nature-loving experienced kayak paddlers, average 6-20 miles per day, overnight stays throughout Keys; registration $800 per person (includes overnight accommodations & meals, or daily participation $90 per day including meals, limited space, deadline Dec. 30; paddlers provide own camping gear, kayak & paddles, rental gear available at Florida Bay Outfitters. Info: Bill Richards (352) 377-8342; Web: www.paddleflorida.org/keys12/keys.htm

Jan. 14-15

Lee County Archers Unmarked 3D Championship Archery Shoot - Nalle Grade County Park range, North Fort Myers; sign up 8 a.m., shotgun start 9 a.m.; two 20-target rounds Saturday, one 20-target round Sunday; archers must be NFAA or NAA members to participate; NFAA/NAA shooting fees apply. Info: Ben Brown (239) 369-6212.

Sunday, Feb. 5

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.

Monday, Feb. 27

Boston Red Sox Children's Hospital Celebrity Golf Classic - The Forest Country Club, Fort Myers; 1 p.m. shotgun start; watch or play alongside biggest Red Sox stars & legends; proceeds matched dollar-for-dollar to benefit 136-bed Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida construction. Info: (239) 343-6950

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: breezesports@breezenewspapers.com

 
 

 

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