Sports Shorts



Kayak Yak Yaking-Camo and Lace Style

BURTON — Area women are invited to join Camo and Lace, an outdoors group for women, for Kayak Yak Yaking on Sunday, August 19 at Kelly Lake Park in Burton, located off of Lapeer Rd. between Genesee and Center Roads. An experienced kayaker will be teaching participants how to get in and out of a kayak, what features you should be aware of if you are thinking of buying one, and more. Dress to get wet. Registration is required. The course runs 1-5 p.m. and costs $3 for members, $5 for non-members. To register, call P.J. at 810-223-1540 after 5 p.m. — L.P.

Ice Mountain Arena still on the market

BURTON — After announcing last week that Ice Mountain Arena had been sold and the new owner could not be released pending a press release, General Manager Kevin Brackett contacted the View Monday stating that the arena has not been sold and is still on the market. — L.P.

Super Shootout on the ticket

CLIO — Racing fans will want to mark their calendars for the Must See Racing Super Shootout Friday, Aug. 24 at Auto City Speedway in Clio. The V-8 Figure eights, which have never been in Michigan before, the super modifieds and regular modifieds will be on the schedule. Adult tickets are $22 and kids 12-and-under are free. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. — L.P.

36th Crim Festival of Races approaches

FLINT — The international Crim Festival of Races hits the bricks in downtown Flint on Aug. 25 with a cap of 17,000 runners. As of last week’s press conference, nearly 6,000 had signed up. The race is the fourth largest in the country and this year, the Crim welcomes Deena Kastor, one of the best U.S. women’s racers. Runners this year will receive a New Balance Technical T-shirt and Genesee County residents will receive a $5 discount off their entry fee if registering on line.

The Shelter of Flint returns with The Crim Pasta Party on Friday, Aug. 24. The party provides a carbpacked pasta dinner for racers, family members and the general public, the night before the races. Funds raised support Shelter of Flint. The party takes place at Kearsley and Saginaw and runs 4-8 p.m. Cost is $10 adults, $5 kids, under six eats for free.

Special guest Willie Horton, a member of the Detroit Tigers 1968 World Series Championship team will be on hand along with Kastor. Details: www.crim.org.— L.P.

40th annual golf tourney on tap

JACKSON — The 40th Michigan State Junior Boys’ Golf Championship will take place on Aug. 23 at Forest Akers East and West courses. The 36-hole championship is open to any Michigan junior boy who has a USGA Handicap Index of 6 or less and is between the ages of 13 and 17. Eighteen year olds can participate if they graduated from high school this past year. The entry deadline is Aug. 17 and defending champion, Zack Bialik of Manistee, returns to defend his title. Details: skillplay@aol.com E.H.


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