Midtown: Community

Sports Notes, July 17

Table tennis

Table tennis competitions will be held from 5:45 to 9 p.m. Fridays in July at Brier Creek Community Center, 10810 Globe Road, Raleigh. The program is for ages 18 and older and costs $5 per visit. Registration is not required.

Soccer skills

A soccer skills class for children ages 6-9 will be held from 11:15 a.m. to noon Saturdays in July at Green Road Community Center, 4201 Green Road, Raleigh. Participants will learn the basics of soccer, teamwork and sportsmanship. The cost is $40 for residents and $52 for nonresidents. Registration is required at reclink.raleighnc.gov.

Adult softball league

Registration for the fall season of the adult slow-pitch softball league will be held 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Thursday, July 18 at the Walnut Creek Softball Complex, 1202 Sunnybrook Road, Raleigh. The registration fee is $400 per team with a non-city resident fee of $24 per player. Each team receives a 10-game season spanning Aug. through Oct. For more information, visit www.raleighnc.gov.

Youth volleyball league

Registration for the youth volleyball league will be held through Friday, July 19 at the Optimist Community Center, 5900 Whittier Drive, Raleigh. The league is for youth ages 8-11 and costs $50 for residents and $62 for nonresidents. For more information, visit www.raleighnc.gov.

Football conditioning

A program on football fundamentals and conditioning will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. July 22-25 at Biltmore Hills Community Center, 2615 Fitzgerald Drive, Raleigh. The program is for football players ages 6-13 and costs $10 per class. Registration is required through reclink.raleighnc.gov.

NFL camp

The City of Raleigh Parks and Recreation will partner with the Carolina Panthers to offer The NFL Play 60 Camp. The free, non-contact camp will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 22-23 at the WRAL Soccer Complex, 7700 Perry Creek, Raleigh. Campers grades 2-7 will learn to run, throw and catch footballs while improving coordination skills. Registration is required at a local community center. For more information, contact Recreation Program Director Billy Aubut at 919-996-2131.

Basketball clinic with Greenup

Anthony Greenup of the Harlem Globetrotters and Charlotte Bobcats will hold a basketball clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, July 27, at Barwell Road Community Center, 3935 Barwell Road, Raleigh. Participants will learn technique, sportsmanship and attitude. The program is for children ages 6-12 and costs $45 per child. T-shirts and refreshments will be provided. Registration is required seven days in advance at reclink.raleighnc.gov.

Dog Days of Summer 5K

The Dog Days of Summer 5K will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, along the 200 block of Blount Street in Raleigh. The cost is $30 and proceeds will benefit Second Chance Pet Adoptions and Safe Harbor Farm. For more information or to register, visit www.dogdays5k.runraleighraces.com.

Youth triathlon

Kids in Training will hold a youth triathlon at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Brier Creek Country Club, 9400 Club Hill Drive, Raleigh. The triathlon is for children ages 5-17 and requires an active USA Triathlon membership. The cost starts at $30 and includes one training session, a race giveaway and award. Proceeds will benefit Kids in Training, a nonprofit focused on getting youth involved in fitness. For more information or to register, visit www.kidsintraining.org.

Junior golf tournament

The 24th annual Jack Ratz Jr. Memorial Junior Golf Tournament is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at Wildwood Green Golf Club, 3000 Bally Bunion Way, Raleigh. The event is open to junior golfers, ages 6-18, and costs $50 per person. The Ratz family will donate $1,000 to the Cardinal Gibbons High School memorial scholarship in the winners’ names. For more information, call 919-846-8376.

Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic

The Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic will be held Aug. 23-25 at the North Ridge Country Club, 6612 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. Participating celebrities include NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley and actor Anthony Anderson. Individual player sponsorships cost $4,500 and a four-player sponsorship costs $16,000. All proceeds will benefit The V Foundation for cancer research. For more information, visit www.golfclassic.org.

Bike ride and fundraiser

The fourth annual Raleigh Police Memorial Foundation’s Five-O 50K and 100K Memorial Rides will be held on Saturday, Aug. 24, at Trek Raleigh, 10911 Raven Ridge Road. The 100K bicycle ride will begin at 7:30 a.m., followed by the 50K ride at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $35 in advance and $40 the day of the ride. Proceeds will benefit the Raleigh Police Memorial Foundation. Lunch will be provided. For more information or to register, visit www.RPDmemorial.org.

3K walk-a-thon in Raleigh

The Beauty Campaign will hold a 3K walkathon from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at Anderson Point Park, 20 Anderson Point Drive, Raleigh. The cost is $35 and includes a T-shirt. The Beauty Campaign is a nonprofit serving the needs of women and men who have suffered from abuse and addiction. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.facebook.com/TheBeautyCampaign.

Pickleball open play

Play pickleball from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at Flaherty Park Community Center, 1226 N. White St., Raleigh. Pickleball is played on a badminton court with a lowered net, a perforated plastic baseball and wood paddles. It is easy to learn but can develop into a competitive game for experienced players. For more information or to register, contact Joe Vartanesian at retired17@gmail.com.

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