Sports Briefs

  • Tue May 13th, 2008 7:15am
  • Sports

Michael Guard

Advanced ladies golf lessons begin May 22

Women’s golf lessons for advanced beginners are scheduled May 22 and 29, and June 5 and 12 at 1:30 p.m. at San Juan Golf and Country Club.

Course pro Brad Dally will instruct both sessions. The last day of the sessions will be a lunch followed by a round of golf after the lesson.

The cost (including lunch) is $51 for members and $67 for non-members. Mail checks made out to San Juan Golf, attn: Susan, to P.O. Box 246, or drop off checks at the course. Each session is limited to 10 people.

Questions? Call Norma Barrett, 378-5826.

Hit-A-Thon benefits youth sports program

The Friday Harbor Baseball & Softball Association Hit-A-Thon is Friday, 5:30 p.m. at the Friday Harbor Elementary School Baseball Fields.

This third annual fundraiser will benefit more than 250 children ages 5-15 and provide an evening of entertainment for the whole family. The concession stand will be open for dinner and snacks. A speed gun and dunk tank will be open to test your throwing arm.

Players have garnered pledges from friends and family and will combine the distance from their longest throw and hit, and multiply it by their pledge per foot to see who can raise the most money for the event. With announcers to call out who’s up next, the evening moves quickly as boys and girls — from T-ball through junior baseball and major softball — show their talent.

Funds raised from concessions, pledges and the speed gun and dunk tank are added to the general fund and some is set aside for a new batting cage at the fields. Over the last two years, more than $17,000 has been raised at this event.

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