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Sports Calendar for January 18

January 18, 2012
Lehigh Acres Citizen

Youth Sports

Cal Ripken Baseball Umpires - City of Cape Coral's Cal Ripken Baseball program needs umpires for spring season, minimum age 16. Info: Bernie Howard (239) 242-3485 .

Jan. 9-Feb. 2

Traditional Karate Classes - North Fort Myers Community Center, recreation center; eight classes per month on Monday & Thursday evenings, 5:15-6 p.m., cost $49; open to ages 5-12, instruction by Walter Garcia; additional classes Feb. 2-March 1, March 5-29, April 2-26, April 30-May 24. Info: (239) 440-4867 ; Web:

Through Feb. 18

Minnesota Twins Youth Baseball Clinics - Youth clinics promote baseball & softball throughout the region; free of charge; basic fundamentals of hitting, throwing, fielding; 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 11 at Jason Verdow Park; other sites available. Info: Jack Nelson (239) 292-5240 or Brian Maloney ( 603-661-5022 for Lee Co. Sports Complex; Art Avellino (239) 242-3488 (Verdow Park); Web:

Thursday, 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. on Jan. 19; fee $120 (4-year-old futures players $60; free clinics offered week of Jan. 17, tryouts on Jan. 21. Info: Brian Mohr (239) 257-9570 ; Web:

Youth Recreational Track & Field Club - Ida Baker High School, free open practice 5 p.m. for ages 8-18; club meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through May, cost $75. Info: (239) 980-3351 ; e-mail:

Feb. 11-12

AJGT Beaver Creek JUnior Golf Classic - Zachary, La.; junior golfers age 11-18 invited to compete in four age divisions, two-day, 36-hole tournament ranked by National Junior Golf Scoreboard; entry deadline noon Feb. 8. Info: (318) 402-2446 ; Web:

Saturday, March 10

Yoichiro Matsumura Judo Championships - Oasis High School, 3519 Oasis Blvd.; hosted by Kodokan Judo. Info: John Paccione (239) 699-2825 ; 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.; daysails & weekenders being planned; learn to sail with us; new members and captains with sailboats welcome. Info: Shannon (239) 541-0104 .

Jan. 20-22

21st Tour de Cape - Registering participants for Tour de Cape online, by mail and pre-event Jan. 20 at The Joint in Cape Harbour with packet pickup at 5 p.m., live music 6-10 p.m.; 5K run/walk check-in 6:30 a.m. Jan. 21 with racing at 8 a.m.; 15, 30, 6- and 100-mile bike tours start 10 a.m. Jan. 22 at Cape Harbour. Info: (239) 573-3125 ; Web:

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 .

Sunday, Feb. 12

Cape Coral Cup Miniature Golf Tournament - Mike Greenwell's Bat-A-Ball & Family Fun Park, 35 NE Pine Island Rd.; rounds played every two hours starting at 10 a.m.; entry fee $10 adults, $5 ages 5-10 (under 5 free), fee collected at event, proceeds benefit United Way; trophies for family or adult team, top adult wins "green jacket", top youth wins "green putter." Info: email

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:



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