When the cold and darkness comes to those who spend their time outside what do they do? Runners hop on the treadmill, swimmers dive back into the indoor pools, and some, well, they head down to Florida.
Baseball and Softball skills clinics will take place in January. Coaches and players from the Valparaiso High School baseball and softball teams will instruct the one hour and fifteen minute Sunday sessions on January 15, 22 and 29. Each session reinforces the fundamentals of the game. Baseball meets 4:30 -5:45 PM and is for ages 7 to 12 and softball meets 6:00-7:15 PM for ages 5 to 12. Ages are as of May 1, 2017. Price is $25/$37 depending on residency. Register for the corresponding Valpo Parks 2017 sports program at that same time, and the cost is only $5. Registration ends January 11.
The Valparaiso Parks Department has received another lead gift to benefit Tower Park and build a second signature basketball court that will be themed with the Valparaiso High School logo. The Valpo Parks Department and the Valpo Parks Foundation are proud to announce that the gift is the third in a series of public private partnerships regarding the Tower Park renovation.
What does it mean to have a family? Is it unconditional love, support and care? Is it the happiness that is bounced from one to another on a daily basis? Or is it the thrill of doing things together for the reward of creating lasting memories? There is not a better answer other than “all of the above” when it comes to creating a family bond. Doing activities together, like the Tour de La Porte (TdL), is rewarding for families. Shawn Arnsbarger is a mother and a six year TdL veteran who enjoys biking the beautiful trails of La Porte with her kids and supporting the runners to be the best they can be.
Two dozen junior golfers age 12 and under participated in the Creekside Classic For Kids Skills competition on July 21 at Creekside Golf Course and Training Center in Valparaiso. Juniors competed in six skill areas and the winners were:
The Northern Amateur, one of America’s Major Amateur tournaments, tees off on July 20 at Sand Creek Country Club, and with that first strike off the tee so too begins the hopes and dreams of many of the best golfers in the country looking for their own “shot” at living out their dream of being a professional golfer.
At 8 am on Saturday morning the first wave of dedicated triathletes dove into Rogers-Lakewood’s lake for the final time. The 14th annual Valpo Tri ran its last course this year, which marks the end to a celebrated Valparaiso tradition. Around 240 athletes took part in the triathlon to help make 2016’s race one of the best yet, with picture perfect conditions welcoming the athletes and their families.
Registration for Valpo Parks 2016 Fall Coed Softball and Fall Men’s Softball closes this Thursday, July 14. The 14-game season for both leagues is August 3 – September 28. The league is open to players 18 years and older and no longer participating in high school sports.
Late registration for Valpo Parks Back-to-School soccer league is open through July 20 or when the team maximums are full. Valpo Parks soccer provides a recreational experience that presents a balance between teaching progressive soccer skills, sportsmanship and healthy competition for boys and girls ages 3 to 14. Players are placed on teams according to age and teammate requests will be considered when possible.