Greater Flint Hall of Fame announces 2014 inductees
GRAND BLANC – The Greater Flint Area Sports Hall of Fame announced its 2014 induction class Wednesday night. The new inductees are University of Michigan football players Steve Smith and Brian Carpenter, U-M track and field star Lorrie Thornton, Central Michigan basketball, baseball and track standout Keith Richardson, Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Jeff Hamilton, Flint Generals goalie and hockey entrepreneur Bob Perani and Special Service Award honoree Bud Stebbins, who played on and sponsored powerhouse slowpitch softball teams.
Three teams will also be inducted: the 1977 Holy Rosary football team, the 1995 Flint Northern boys’ basketball team and the 1991 Flint Powers Carholic girls’ basketball team.
The induction banquet will be held Dec. 6 at the Genesys Banquet and Convention Center. – D.N.
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.
Dinner Fundraiser for Youth Hunter Safety Programs
MUNDY TOWNSHIP – 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 is 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 www.facebook.com/mikelynchgcc or can email him at TalktoMikeLynch@gmail.com. Mike Lynch can be reached at 810-523-3951. — K.W.
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. You can also register online at www.greatpumpkinrun.net. — L.P.
Open registration for Learn to Skate/Learn to Play
BURTON – Open registration is ongoing for the Greater Flint Hockey Association’s Learn to Skate/ Learn to Play Hockey programs. The 501c3 association operates its programs out of the Crystal Fieldhouse (formerly Ice Mountain). Registrations take place every Saturday at 11 a.m. and Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Details: 810-354-GFHA. – L.P.
Hockey season underway
FLINT — The Michigan Warriors of the North American Hockey League hosted the Keystone Ice Miners last Sunday at the Perani Arena Event Center in Genesee County and lost 2-1. Keystone actually took a 2-0 lead on goals by Vito Aluia at 1:42 of the first period and Austin Romzek at 10:52 on the second on the power play before Michigan’s AJ Marcinek finally scored with a man advantage at 18:47 of the third.
Assisting on the goal for the Warriors were Colin Horton and Cody Lichtenvort and goalie Ryan Wischow stopped 18-of-20 shots he faced to get pinned with the decision.
Michigan also won 4-1 at Johnstown last Saturday after losing at the Tomahawks last Friday 2-1. The Warriors are at The Ice Mine on Saturday and Sunday for the rematch with Keystone. — M.S.