AUBURN PITCH, HIT & RUN
This free competition, a local segment of the nationwide event for boys and girls ages 7-14 is scheduled for Saturday, May 3, at Game Farm Park beginning at 10 a.m. (Competitors must be 14 or under as of July 14, 2008.) Winners in various age and gender groups can advance through four levels of competition, including a team championship event at Safeco Field, and the national finals at the Major League All-Star Game. Judging will be based on accuracy, distance and speed for pitching, hitting and running. No pre-registration is needed. More information: Auburn Parks at (253) 931-3043 or online at www.auburnwa.gov.
KENTLAKE BOYS HOOP CAMP
This camp for players who will be entering grades 2-9 is scheduled for June 24-27 at Kentlake High School, 21401 S.E. 300th St. It will be directed by Kentlake coaches Ron Charrier and Jeff Martin. The cost is $95 if registered by June 1, and $100 thereafter, and includes a camp T-shirt and basketball. In addition to individual and group instruction, campers will participate in 5-on-5 games, hot-shot competition, free throw contests and other activities. More information: e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
GRACE BASKETBALL CAMP
This camp for boys and girls who will be entering grades 3-8 is scheduled for July 7-10 at Grace Community Church in Auburn. Players in grades 3-5 meet from 9 a.m.-noon. Players in grades 6-8 meet form 1-4 p.m. The cost is $55. More information: (253) 833-5660 or e-mail to email@example.com.
Registration for summer camps is being accepted. Camps will run all summer in various locations throughout Washington. More information: (425) 670-8877 or www.advantagebasketball.com.
KENT DRAGON BOAT ASSOCIATION
The association is inviting anyone interested in paddling a 48-foot dragon boat to Lake Meridian in Kent on Saturdays (before 8 a.m.) and Tuesdays (6 p.m.) through mid October. All equipment is provided, and no experience is needed. Teams meet at the Lake Meridian boat dock. More information: Ted Childs at (253) 630-3657.
SOUTH ELITE ALL-STAR TRYOUTS
This organization, which practices at Kentwood High School and is the first team in the state to win a bid to the World Cheerleading Championships, will conduct tryouts in May for both new and experienced cheerleaders. Tryout dates are May 13 for Juniors, Youth and Minis (age 14 and under), from 6-8 p.m.; and on May 15 or Seniors (age 18 and under) of all levels, also from 6-8 p.m. South Elite also has new “Blue” level teams that offer a more affordable way to participate in all-star cheer. More information: online at www.southeliteallstars.com, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign-ups are scheduled for Saturday, May 3, at 5 Star Hall in Renton, 15612 S.E. 128th St., from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The program is open to boys and girls ages 7-14. The cost is $200. More information: Jen Barker at (206) 351-2687 or email@example.com.
SUMNER VALLEY WOLFPACK
Registration for RETURNING families is scheduled for Saturday, May 3, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., and Wednesday, May 7, from 6-8 p.m. Registration for NEW families is Saturday, May 17, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. All registration will take place in the school-side parking lot at Sumner High School. The cost is $135. All participants must bring a cop of their state-certified birth certificate. More information: online at www.eteamz.com/valleywolfpack.
KENT ADULT LEAGUE
This league will be offered by Kent Parks from July through September. More information: Kent Parks at (253) 856-5000.
AUBURN PARKS YOUTH LEAGUES
Registration is open through April 30 for grades 7-12; and May 5 for grades K-2. Costs (depending on age and league) range from $25-$50 for Auburn residents, and $32-$63 for non-residents. More information: (253) 931-3043, or www.auburnwa.gov.
Sign-ups are set for Saturday, May 3, at 5 Star Hall in Renton, 15612 S.E. 128th St., from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Both programs are open to boys and girls ages 7-14. The cost is $242 for football and $200 for cheerleading. More information: Scott Gordon at (425) 221-1277 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUMNER VALLEY WOLFPACK
Registration for RETURNING families is scheduled for Saturday, May 3, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., and Wednesday, May 7, from 6-8 p.m. Registration for NEW families is Saturday, May 17, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. All registration will take place in the school-side parking lot at Sumner High School. The cost is $135. All participants must bring a cop of their state-certified birth certificate, and all players must be present for weigh-ins in order to determine team assignment. More information: online at www.eteamz.com/valleywolfpack.
PUGET SOUND FOOTBALL CAMP
This camp is for players who will be entering grades 4-9 in the fall. It is scheduled for June 30-July 3 at French Field on the campus of Kent-Meridian High School. It is a non-contact camp and runs from 9 a.m.-noon each day. It will be directed by Kentridge High head coach Marty Osborn, and the camp staff will include coaches from Kentridge and other area high schools and junior highs, as well as current Kentridge seniors and former players now in college. The cost is $105. More information: Coach Osborn at (253) 891-2294 or (253) 373-4248.
KENTWOOD HS TOURNAMENT
A tournament to benefit the Kentwood High baseball program is scheduled for Sunday, May 18, at 8 a.m. at Druids Glenn Golf Course. The format is Mexican scramble. The cost is $100, and includes greens fees, cart, range balls, prizes and an auction/spaghetti dinner event. For those wishing to attend just the dinner, which begins at 5 p.m., the cost is $5 per person, or $20 per family. MOre information: coach Jon Aarstad at (253) 373-4774, or online at www.Kentwoodbaseball.com, or e-mail to email@example.com.
COED AND WOMEN’S CLASSES
PADI scuba classes will be offered May through October by GirlDiver Instruction of Auburn. The course includes class, pool and open-water dives conducted in Puget Sound. All standard gear and air fills are included in the class price of $329. The limit is six students per class. Advanced and refresher classes also are available. More information: (253) 217-8204 or online at www.girldiver.com.
WHITE PATRIOTS U-15 GIRLS
This Renton-based team, part of the SCORE league, is seeking players. Girls in the U-15 age category, or in the U-14 age category who are looking to play up are welcome to try out. More information: (425) 430-4543 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Auburn Youth Soccer Association club will conduct tryouts at Game Farm Park in Auburn for girls age groups on May 17, 19 and 24 as follows: U-16 AND U-17 from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. on May 17 and May 24, and from 6-7:30 p.m. on May 19. U-18 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on May 17 and May 24, and from 7:30-9 p.m. on May 19. More information: www.auburnyouthsoccer.net. All athletes should bring plenty of water, wear shinguards and appropriate shoes.
RAVENS SUMMER TEAM
Registration is open to boys and girls ages 8-18, with all ability levels welcome. The team practices on the courts at Auburn Riverside High School beginning June 26, and is open to players from throughout the region. Match play continues through July. Players receive 10 hours of instruction, a team T-shirt, league matches, and a multi-level league tournament. Sign-up forms are available in the main office at Auburn Riverside, 501 Oravetz Road. More information: Coach Bruce Diehl at (253) 631-7704, or e-mail to email@example.com.