Earlier this month, baseball fans all over the country celebrated Opening Day of the Major Leagues. Saturday morning, players and their families of the Hebron Little League celebrated their own Opening Day, complete with a parade, raffle, and a special surprise for the Hebron community.
Three days a week, The Valparaiso Family YMCA experiences a lunch time rush hour of basketball players. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m every Monday. Wednesday, and Friday, a large group of people meet up in the gym to play basketball. These pickup games invite a sense of community that has been cultivated by the Valparaiso Family YMCA.
It’s bad when one ultrarunner asks ‘Are you from Indiana?’ and their response to your ‘Yes’ is ‘Oh, that stinks.’ Norm Williams was one of the four local runners battling through the trails of Georgia during the Georgia Death Race this past weekend.
Northwest Indiana native Chris Wellsand has joined Valpo Parks Golf as a teaching professional based at Creekside Golf Course and Training Center, 2355 Clifford Road, Valparaiso. He brings his “Right Approach Performance Academy” to Creekside, regarded as among the region’s premier learning facilities with its 48-station driving range, putting and chipping practice areas, beautiful full-length 9-hole course and bonus 3-hole course.
A new roller hockey league in Portage is bringing Roller Hockey back to Northwest Indiana. Teams that feature colorful names like The Majestic Unicorns, StoneCutters, Iceholes, and The Muricans meet twice a week at Portage's Inline Sportsplex to face off and have some fun.
The Valparaiso Soccer Club has brought some exciting news to the city! The club, a platform for soccer education in the community, recently purchased approximately 15 acres of land between State Road #2 and U.S. 30 highway off of County Road 400 East and plans to provide 6-9 fields for ages 6 up to adult.
The Cal Ripken and Babe Ruth baseball leagues with the Valpo Parks give the community several league options for youth ages 7 through 15. Valpo Parks strives to maintain a balance between teaching progressive baseball skills, sportsmanship, and healthy competition.
Valpo Parks is offering a variety of adult fitness programs that are designed to engage adults at any fitness level. Choose from dance lessons, Yoga, T’ai Chi, or X-Your Size interval and resistance training.
As some things end, new beginnings and relationships form.
The Objective of Little League Baseball is to implant firmly in the children of the community the ideals of good sportsmanship, honestly, loyalty, courage and respect for authority, so they may be well-adjusted, stronger and happier individuals and will grow to be good, decent, healthy, and trustworthy citizens.
Registration for Valpo Parks 2017 Summer Adult Softball is going on now through March 30. Men’s, Women’s and Coed Softball Leagues for adults 18 years and older and not currently playing High School sports are offered during the summer months.