Midtown: Sports

Sports Notes

Skate party

Wilders Grove Youth Center will host a skate party from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at United Skates, 2901 Trawick Road, Raleigh. Admission is $7 and includes skate rental. For $10, add a slice of pizza and a drink. This event is semi-private, state that you are with Wilders Grove to attend.

PurpleStride 5K Race

The third annual PurpleStride 5K Walk/Race is scheduled for Saturday, April 20, at the Centennial Campus at N.C. State University, 1017 Main Campus Drive, Raleigh. Walk or run a 5K course while enjoying music, snacks, kids’ activities and an awards ceremony, all while raising awareness of pancreatic cancer. Adult tickets begin at $30 and youth tickets start at $15. Registration is available online and at the event. To receive an event T-shirt, register by Wednesday, March 20. For more information and registration, visit www.purplestride.org.

Youth soccer classes

Eastgate Park is offering monthly soccer classes for children ages 5-7 and 8-10 in March and April.

The four-week sessions kick off on the first Saturday of each month with the weekly one-hour classes beginning at 11 a.m. for 8-10 year olds and noon for 5-7 year olds.

Programs are $43 per month and children must be pre-registered.

For more information or to register, go to parks.raleighnc.gov.

Road Scholars 5K Run/Walk

Raleigh Police Memorial Foundation golf tournament

The Raleigh Police Memorial Foundation will host a golf tournament on Monday, March 25, at North Ridge Country Club in Raleigh.

All proceeds from the four-person superball tournament will benefit the Raleigh Police Memorial Foundation.

The event will open at 8 a.m., with a shotgun start at 10 a.m.

The cost for individual players is $100; foursomes are $400, and corporate sponsorships begin at $100. All donations are tax deductible.

The tournament has sold out and wait-listed in each of its three previous years, so early registration is encouraged.

For more information or early registration and sponsorship forms, visit http://rpdmemorial.org/events.php

Scholarships to summer basketball camp

Wake Electric is accepting applications from middle school students for scholarships to summer basketball camps on two of the state’s largest campuses.

Girls can apply to attend N.C. State’s Kellie Harper Basketball Academy, which runs Aug. 1-4, and boys to attend North Carolina’s Roy Williams Basketball Camp, which runs June 15-19.

Scholarship applications will be accepted through Friday, March 29.

Students entering sixth, seventh and eighth grade are eligible to apply. Applicants sponsored by Wake Electric must live in Wake, Durham, Johnston, Vance, Granville, Nash or Franklin counties but do not have to live in households served by Wake Electric in order to win.

Applications will be judged on academics, extracurricular activities and an essay.

For more information, visit www.wemc.com/basketball.aspx or contact Wake Electric at communications@wemc.com or (919) 863-6312.

5K at Hasentree

A 5k fun run will begin 8 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at The Hasentree Club, 1200 Keith Road, Wake Forest. Registration costs $20. All net proceeds from the event will be donated to The American Cancer Society. For more information and registration, call 919-556-3429.

NFL flag football

NFL flag football leagues are seeking Raleigh area youth that wish to participate in the 2013 NFL flag season. The season begins April 9 and runs through June 1 every Saturday. Practice and games are held on the same day. For more information about the league, visit www.silverliningallstars.com. To register, email coach Nelson at cnelson@slmnc.com or visit www.nflflag.com.

Run for our Heroes

The Run For Our Heroes 5k Run/Walk is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 27, on Nash Square at the 200 block of W. Hargett St., Raleigh. This event is held to honor the eight Raleigh police officers who have died in the line of duty. A post-race social will be held at Napper Tandy’s with free food for all race participants. It costs $25 to register, which increases to $30 after Tuesday, April 9. All proceeds will benefit the Raleigh Police Memorial Foundation. For more information, visit www.runforourheroes.org.

North Rotary golf tourney

The Rotary Club of North Raleigh is holding its 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Wildwood Green Golf Club on Monday, April 22, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. following lunch.

The tax-deductible event will raise funds for Rotary scholarships and literacy projects. For more information, call 919-787-4133.


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.