Midtown: Sports

Sports Notes May 29

Golf tourney at NCSU

The Pink on the Greens golf tournament will be held on Monday, June 10, at the Lonnie Poole Golf Course at N.C. State University, 1509 Main Campus Drive, Raleigh. Tickets cost $90 per individual or $320 per foursome and include a cart, range balls, goodie bag, continental breakfast, lunch and team prizes. Sponsorships are also available starting at $100. Proceeds will benefit the Pretty in Pink foundation. For more information, call 919-833-3338 or visit www.lonniepoolegolfcourse.com.

Polo tournaments

The Triangle Area Polo Club will hold polo matches at 3 p.m. June 16 and July 7 at 9239 Hester Road, Hurdle Mills. The event is free and will include concessions and a stationary hitting horse. For more information, visit www.triangleareapolo.org.

shey Track and Field Games

The Hershey Track and Field Games will be held Tuesday, June 18, at Buffaloe Road Athletic Park, 5812 Buffaloe Road, Raleigh. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., followed by the events at 9:30 a.m. The games introduce youths to physical fitness through basic track and field events. Participants will have the opportunity to compete at the regional, state and North America finals. 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.

Golf Fore Kids tourney

The John Avery Boys and Girls Club of Durham will hold a Golf Fore Kids tournament at 10 a.m. Monday, June 24, at the Hasentree Golf Club, 1200 Keith Road, Wake Forest. Children ages 6-18 can receive private instruction on golf basics during a Golf Fore Kids clinic held in the same location. Sponsorships start at $500 for a group of four golfers and include lunch, dinner, and an awards ceremony with prizes. Proceeds will benefit programs for underprivileged, at-risk youth. For more information or to register, visit www.johnavery.org.

Raleigh’s Finest 5K

Raleigh’s Finest 5K will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 29, at Raleigh Fire Department Station 6, 2601 Fairview Road, Raleigh. A kid’s one-mile fun run will start at 8 a.m., followed by the 5K at 8:30 a.m. All 5K runners will be eligible for awards. The 5K costs $25 and the fun run costs $10. For more information or to register, visit www.sportoften.com/events.

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.

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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