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Sports Notes

Thunderbirds win silver medal

Last weekend, the CASL U-8 Thunderbirds of Wake Forest won a silver medal in the annual Powerade State Games in Winston-Salem. Paired up against competition from around the state, the team finished 2-1-1.

This was the second consecutive silver medal for head coach Jason Rose and his son, Ethan Rose. Luke Robinson led the team with five goals scored. Will Chambers and Ryland Ketchem played goalkeeper, a position introduced to them for the first time in this age group.

5K Freedom Run

The third annual 5K Freedom Run will start at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 30, at American Legion Post 187, 225 E. Holding Ave., Wake Forest. Register online at www.runnc.com or at 7 a.m. race day. Cost is $25, with proceeds benefitting veterans and troops. For more information, visit www.5kfreedomrun.org.

Sports Mom 101 Clinic

A Sports Mom 101 Clinic is scheduled from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 30, at Alexander Family YMCA, 1603 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. The free clinic will help moms develop a fundamental understanding of sports, teach them a working vocabulary of the rules and give them hands-on experience with the drills. Child care will be provided. For more information, call Kim Moser at 919-582-2252 or email Kim.Moser@YMCATriangle.org.

Canes Summer Fun Fest

The fifth annual Canes Summer Fun Fest will start at 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 20, at PNC Arena. The event inside the arena will include inflatables, games, giveaways, speakers from the Hurricanes and appearances by Stormy and the Eye Care Associates Storm Squad. Fans will be able to take photos on the team bench, in the penalty box and with the Olympias. Parking and admission are free.

Raleigh youth athletics registrations

Raleigh Parks and Recreation has announced the following registration dates:

Youth Tackle Football registration for ages 7-13 as of July 31 is open July 23-27. Cost is $48 for city residents and $60 for nonresidents. All participants must provide proof of age and have insurance.

Youth Fall Cheerleading registration for ages 7-13 as of July 31 is July 23-27. The squads will be organized with the youth football teams in the city of Raleigh league. Cost is $48 for city residents and $60 for nonresidents.

Youth Baseball registration for ages 10-16 as of April 30 is July 9-15. Cost is $63 for city residents and $75 for nonresidents.

Youth Fast Pitch Softball registration for ages 11-17 as of April 30 is July 9-15. Cost is $48 and includes a game jersey and hat/visor for city residents.

Practices will begin in August; league play will begin in September and continue through October. For more information, call the Athletics Office at 919-831-6836.

Blonde vs. Brunettes Alzheimer’s fundraiser

A flag football game to raise awareness and money for the fight against Alzheimer’s disease is set for 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4. The teams will be divided to decide the age-old rivalry blondes vs. brunettes and led by a coaching line-up composed of notable names from leading football programs.

The benefit will support the Alzheimer’s Association Eastern North Carolina Service Area. For more information or to join a team, visit www.bvbraleigh.org or email BvBRaleigh@gmail.com.