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8th Annual Battle of the Badges Basketball Tournament set for April 30 and May 8

Battle-of-the-Badges-2015-PromoBoys & Girls Clubs of Porter County-South Haven Unit is now accepting reservations for teams from local police and fire department to compete in the 8th Annual “Battle of the Badges” Basketball tournament. The two-day “Battle of the Badges” Tournament will be held on Thursday, April 30th and Friday, May 8th. Games begin at 6:00 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. All games will be held at the South Haven Unit, located at 723 Long Run Road in Valparaiso.

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Thousands Ring In The Spring At Annual Race


Ringing-In-Spring-2015-5There’s no better way to kick off spring than with a little exercise, and Ringing in Spring is there to do just that. Nearly 2,000 people participated in the 21st Annual Ringing in Spring on a beautiful Saturday morning at the Valparaiso Family YMCA. The race attracts runners, walkers, and families to take part in their 5k/10k course that runs throughout the north side of Valpo.

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Golf Instruction in April 2015 at Creekside for Adults and Juniors of All Skill Levels and Ages


creekside-golf-course-logoGet Golf Ready – A PGA/LPGA initiative to bring new players into the game. Participants will experience the basic golf skills in three evenings. Class will be held from 5:30 – 7:30pm on these evenings Tuesday, April 21; Thursday, April 23, and Tuesday, April 28. Tuition is $100 plus range balls. Class size is limited to 6.

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Valparaiso Swim Club Hosting Tryouts on April 13, 14

ValpoSwimClubIs your child ready to go beyond swim lessons and explore the sport of competitive swimming?

Valparaiso Swim Club will be holding tryouts on Monday April 13 and Tuesday April 14 from 5:30-6:30 pm for our Spring/Summer season. Valparaiso Swim Club is a USA/IN Swimming sanctioned, non-profit organization. We invite all local kids aged 5-18 who have the ability to swim 25 yards freestyle and backstroke to tryout.

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Valparaiso Family YMCA 2015 T-Ball Schedule

YMCA-Red-Purple“All future big leaguers have to start somewhere: why not YMCA Tee Ball? Our program is a great introduction to baseball or softball for kids ages 3 -7. As the only Tee-Ball program in Valparaiso offering 7 year old registration, our focus is giving first time players the opportunity to get comfortable with Americas Past time and learn the FUN-damentals!, “says the YMCA Sports Director, Cody Bischoff.

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Valpo U12 Girls Soccer Team Looking to Build on Their Undefeated Season

Valpo-U12-Girls-Soccer-Team-2015The Valparaiso Shockwave U-12 girl’s soccer team has high expectations going into the 2015 spring season. The team is coming off of a perfect 8-0 season last fall where they outscored the opposition 40-6 in the Northwest Indiana Soccer League’s Gold Division. The Shockwave are part of the Valpo Soccer Club. “What makes is team so special is that the girls seem to have a natural chemistry”, says Shockwave Coach, Kevin Comerford. “They really love playing soccer with one another and it’s exciting to watch this team grow and develop every season”. The Shockwave will kick off their spring season on April 12, 2015.

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Valparaiso Swim Club Enjoys Pizza Party

Valparaiso-Swim-Club-03-19-15Valparaiso Swim Club state qualifiers enjoyed a pizza party at before heading down to the IUPUI Natatorium this weekend to compete at the 2015 Indiana Age Group State Championship.

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