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Gerald Holmes

Gerald Holmes

Holmes sees some action

LANSING — Former Carman-Ainsworth and current Michigan State running back Gerald Holmes saw some action against Eastern Michigan Saturday. Holmes had seven rushes for 16 yards in the game. He has 15 carries and 44 yards so far this season for a 3.0 average. His longest gain has been eight yards. — K.W.

Hall of Fame Banquet

FLINT — Carman-Ainsworth is holding its annual Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet Saturday, Oct. 18 at the Holy Redeemer Family Life Center, 1227 East Bristol Road. The event will begin with a social hour from 4:30-5:30 p.m. with dinner to follow. Sharon Brown, Jerry Parker, Nick Stapleton, Eric Wilson, Andrea Wolf, the swim teams from 1981-83 and the girls’ tennis teams from 95-98 will be honored. — K.W.

GLS Sportsman Dinner Fundraiser for Youth Hunter Safety Programs

MUNDY TWP. – The Genesee, Lapeer, Shiawassee Building and Construction Trades Council are holding a Sportsman Dinner to raise money for youth hunter safety programs. The programs are aimed at training the next generation of hunters in Genesee and Shiawassee Counties.

“The purpose of the fundraiser to get our youth involved in outdoor activities like hunting and fishing. Michigan has so much to offer to people willing to experience the outdoors,” said Mike Lynch.

The cost is $20 per person. There will be door prizes for all attendees and numerous hunting related raffles throughout the event. All monies raised go to youth hunter safety programs.

The fundraiser will be held at the IBEW Hall at 1251 W. Hill Rd in Mundy Township. The hall is across from Home Depot. Doors open at 4 pm and the dinner starts at 5 p.m.

Anyone interested in more information can visit Mike Lynch’s page on Facebook at or can email him at Mike Lynch can be reached at 810-523-3951. — K.W.

5K Run/Walk at Brookwood

BURTON – The inaugural Brookwood Beer Boogie 5K Run/Walk will be held Thursday, Oct. 16, at IMA Brookwood Golf Club. The event will take racers through the historic 18-hole championship golf course built in 1938 and give participants that have not played Brookwood a rare glimpse of this historic and beautiful course.

The 5K Run will benefit the IMA Recreation Association and The First Tee of Eastern Michigan. Early registration is $35 through Sept. 30 and includes the race, post-race meal, entertainment tent, T-shirt (not guaranteed after Sept. 30) and one adult beverage ticket. Packet pickup and late registration will begin at 4 p.m. Details: Lisa Ray at 810-742-2169, or – D.N.

Hoops season begins soon at Cage Fieldhouse

SWARTZ CREEK – The 11th annual season of basketball for kids in grades 4-12 begins at the Cage Fieldhouse Sept. 27-November 2. It’s a 10-game season plus playoffs. Registration deadline is Sept. 17. Details and to sign up, Registration fees $595 per team. League is considered a great tuneup for all high school-aged players, and great tuneup in general for younger players. – L.P.

Great Pumpkin race coming

DAVISON — The Davison Educational Foundation is once again holding its Great Pumpkin 5K Run/Walk. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 11, and will begin and end at Cardinal Stadium. Participants actually run/walk around the track at the finish of the race. There is also a kids’ event following the 5K race at 10:15 a.m. where youngsters will run around the track once. This year there is a $5 discount for Davison students who want to participate in the 5K Run or Walk.

The Davison High School Art Department and students will once again be creating the trophies for this year’s race winners and Davison Middle School students will have the chance to enter the contest to design this year’s logo for the race T-shirts. All of the money raised goes back to our Davison students and teacher classroom mini grants. Register online at — L.P.

Annual run/walk at Genesys benefits kids in the community

GENESEE COUNTY — Genesys Athletic Club (GAC) will sponsor the 14th annual

Dash for a Difference run/walk Saturday, Sept. 27 on the grounds and nature trails of Genesys Regional Medical Center’s Health Park campus in Grand Blanc Township.

Proceeds from the event go toward outreach and wellness programs for youth in this community.

The family-focused fundraising event consists of these races:

5K run – start time 10 a.m.

5K walk – start time 10:05 a.m.

Kids one mile fitness run – start time 10:45 a.m.

Kids quarter mile indoor fitness run (on the track of GAC) – start time 11 a.m.

Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. Cost of the races are: $25 (with a T-shirt), $20 without a T-shirt, $10 for all kids races (all kids will receive a T-shirt) All kids who participate will receive an award. Parents may accompany their children. The course winds through the 478 acres of the Genesys Health Park campus with much of the course on paved, scenic nature trails. Child care is available in the Genesys Athletic Club child care facility for children ages 2 to 10. To register for Dash for a Difference, go to, or call Genesys Athletic Club at 810-606-7518. Genesys Regional Medical Center at Health Park is located between Holly Road and Baldwin Road in Grand Blanc Township (from I-75, take exit 108). — L.P.

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