Midtown: Sports

Sports Notes, Aug. 28

Baseball coaches needed

The Wake Forest Parks and Recreation department seeks adults interested in volunteering as a coach in the Fall Baseball Coach Pitch League. Coaches will volunteer one night a week and for one hour on Saturdays. The league is for children ages 6-7 and games will be played through October. For more information or to apply, contact Athletic Program Superintendent Edward Austin at 919-435-9562 or eaustin@wakeforestnc.gov.

Youth hockey league

The Polar Ice House Hockey League will accept registrations for its fall season until Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 1839-200 S. Main St., Wake Forest. Players of any skill level, ages 8-18, can apply. League rates range from $499 to $899, depending on division placement. The fees cover cost of practices, games and team-building activities. For more information, visit www.phhl.org.

Dodgeball tournament

Magnus Health will hold the RDU International Dodgeball Charity Challenge Saturday, Oct. 5, at the intersection of West Martin and South Harrington Streets in downtown Raleigh. Registration costs $500 for a team of eight, and teams must be co-ed. Proceeds will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Wake County. For more information or to register, visit www.dodgeballsgiveback.com.

Basketball league registration

Registration for the Wake Forest Parks and Recreation department’s men’s basketball leagues and Dream League Basketball will continue through Friday, Aug. 30. The leagues are:

4-on-4 Men’s leagues – Two leagues are available for men ages 35 and younger, and men ages 35 and older. The entry fee is $200 per team and leagues will play on weeknights Sept.-Oct.

Dream League – Dream League basketball is an adaptive basketball league designed for school-age children with special needs. League play is scheduled for Saturday mornings September through November.

The fee is $40 for residents and $80 for others. Registration forms are available at www.wakeforestnc.gov/parksrecreation.aspx or at Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest.

For more information, contact Athletic Coordinator Edward Austin at 919-435-9562 or eaustin@wakeforestnc.gov.

Tennis coaches

Tennis coaches are needed for USTA Jr. Team Tennis for the fall season. Players at the 3.5 level will be trained as coaches. Teams are made up of youth ages 8 and under or 10 and under. Practices are held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Fridays and 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturdays.

The position pays $12 per hour and $8.25 per hour for training and administrative duties. For more information or to schedule an interview, email David Bell at david.bell@raleighnc.gov.

Adult baseball

Raleigh Parks & Recreation began holding registration for the Adult Baseball League on Monday, Aug. 5 and will continue until the league is full. The team fee is $450. Registration will be at 2401 Wade Ave., Raleigh from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information, call 919-831-6836.

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.

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.

Big Muddy Challenge

The Big Muddy Challenge will be held Saturday, Sept. 7, in Raleigh. The cost is $72 for a parent and child team and includes a race shirt, headband and refreshments. For more information or to register, visit bigmuddychallenge.com/Events.html.

CZC Charity Golf Classic

The Annual Comfort Zone Camp for Kids Charity Golf Classic will be held Monday, Sept. 9, at the Brier Creek Country Club, 9400 Club Hills Drive, Raleigh. Individual players pay $200 and four-person team sponsorships start at $750. Proceeds will be used to send kids to CZC, a nonprofit bereavement camp. For more information, visit www.czcnc.org or call 919-609-8222.

Magnificent Mile Race

The eighth annual Magnificent Mile Race will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at 300 Hillsborough St., Raleigh.

The event will feature competitive, recreational and kid’s races. The costs start at $25. Proceeds will benefit the Spastic Paraplegia Foundation. For more information or to register, visit www.magmilerace.com.

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.

Running and fitness expo

The Running Outfitters Health and Fitness Expo will be held at the McKimmon Center of N.C. State University, 1101 Gorman St., Raleigh. The expo will run from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. Over 30 exhibitors will offer apparel, shoes, equipment and accessories. For more information, visit www.cityofoaksmarathon.com/expo.

City of Oaks Marathon

The sixth annual Raleigh City of Oaks Marathon is scheduled for 7 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at various locations in Raleigh. There are five different races available, including a half marathon, a 10K run, kids marathon and a marathon relay. Costs vary depending on race and registration date. Online registration is available now at www.cityofoaksmarathon.com.

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