Sports Shorts



Youth football camp offered by Flint Fury

FLINT — The Flint Fury will host a youth football camp May 26 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at Atwood Stadium. Following the mantra that football offers youngster skills to play football, but more importantly offers life skills and opportunities, the camp will focus on physical fitness and team building, while learning the game. Proper coaching, academics, health and safety will be the top focus. The camp is geared to kids ages 7-12 and registration starts at the door at 8 a.m. Details: www.flintfuryfootball.com, or contact coach Charles Lawler at coachchuck@flintfuryfootball.com. — L.P.

Alumni ice event open to all skaters

FLINT — On March 23-25 Flint Iceland Arena, 1160 S. Elms Rd., is offering a High School Alumni Hockey Tournament for $650 per team with age divisions that include 18-30 and 30 and over. Period length for this event will be 13, 13 and 14 minutes, players skating for a school they did not attend or coach will be disqualified without refund and each squad is guaranteed three games. There will also be T-shirts issued to the winning team and, because of USA Hockey rules, $100 of entry fee will go back to each school’s athletic department. Details: www.flinticeland.com. — M.S.

Warriors giving back to the community

FLINT— The Michigan Warriors of the North American Hockey League are offering all fans that make a donation to Goodwill before Feb. 25 a coupon for reduced admission for the teams game that night. Details: www.goodwillmidmichigan.org or www.nahl.com.— M.S.

Schools making athletic opportunities available

FLINT TWP. — While open to kids from all areas, the Bendle/Carman-Ainsworth Youth Enrichment Program is offering a baseball camp for kids ages 7- 13 on April 2-4 from 9 a.m.-noon for $30. The clinic will take place in the Carman-Ainsworth high school gym, registration deadline is March 23 and when registering online a non-refundable convenience fee is applied. Details: 810-591-3600, 810-591-2880 or 810-

Have a say in new hunt/fish digests

GENESEE COUNTY — The Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources is asking for input from hunters and anglers on ways to improve its annual hunting digests and fishing guide. Over the next several months, feedback will be gathered from focus groups and surveys.

“We want our customers to clearly understand the information and regulations before they head out into Michigan’s woods and waters,” said DNR Director Rodney Stokes. “This project is about presenting the regulations so hunters and anglers can enjoy harvesting game and fish with less confusion and with confidence that they’re following the law.”

The DNR will conduct focus groups in late February and March.

“We’ll be talking in-depth with our customers about what they find helpful and problematic about the current guides and their suggestions for potential improvements, with the end goal of generating some ideas for new publications that work best for hunters and anglers,” Stokes added.

Stokes explained that input from the survey—which will be sent to thousands of people who have purchased a hunting or fishing license in the past and members of conservation organizations—will help inform decisions about revamping the guides. Improved digests and guides are slated to be available in 2013.

Anyone who has ever hunted, trapped or fished in Michigan is invited to complete a brief survey now through Feb. 3. The data received from this preliminary survey will help identify discussion topics for the focus groups.

To complete the Hunting and Trapping Digest survey, visit: www.surveymonkey.com/ s/ MichiganHuntTrapDigest To complete the Fishing Guide survey, visit: www.surveymonkey.com/ s/ MichiganFishingGuide Details: www.michigan. gov/ dnr — L.P.

Hardwood action for the 30-and-over set

SWARTZ CREEK — 30 and over Basketball is being offered through the Swartz Creek Community Education Program. Anyone over age 30 is welcome and pre-registration is not required. Fee of $3 per person is required or a punch card can be bought for $20, good for 10 visits. Hoops runs Tuesday nights from 7-9 p.m. at Gaines Elementary in the gymnasium. — L.P.


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