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Sports Calendar

January 8, 2014
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Youth Sports

Jan. 11-12

Southwest Florida Baseball Tryouts - Bishop Verot High School; four-hour sessions attended by college coaches and pro scouts; 14U & 15U players report 8 a.m., 16U & 17U players report 1:30 p.m.; bring all baseball equipment (wood bats preferred) and drinks; cost $20 if pre-registered online by Jan. 9, walk-ups $30. Info: Brooks Beisner (14U) 941-628-8185, Pete Saez (15U) 239-745-9439, Clint Montgomery (16U) 863-990-5429, Ryan Horton (17U) 321-303-0302; Web:

Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15

Minnesota Twins Southwest Florida Free Youth Baseball Clinics - Series of 10 free clinics for children ages 5-13 (younger if accompanied by an adult) at area parks plus Challenger Division clinic for boys & girls with physical and mental challenges 10 a.m.-noon on Feb. 15 at Burton Park, Cape Coral; clinics at Lee County Sports Complex 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 11, North Fort Myers Community Park 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 18, Buckingham Park 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 25, Lehigh Little League 1-3 p.m. Jan. 25, Rutenberg Park 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 1, Immokalee 1:30-3:30 p.m. Feb. 1, Koza-Saladino Park 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 8, Stars Complex 103 p.m. Feb. 8, Fleischmann Park Naples 2-4 p.m. Feb. 15.

Feb. 8-9

AJGT The Bluffs Junior Golf Classic - St. Francisville, La.; The Bluffs Country Club; junior golfers ages 11-18 invited to play two-day, 36-hole tournament ranked by Junior Golf Scoreboard; entry fee $215, registration deadline noon Wednesday, Feb 5. Info: Diane Ford (985) 630-3066; Web:

April 6-7

Lax Max Florida Lacrosse Tournament - Lakewood Ranch; round robin format with A, B, C recreation travel & town team programs for boys' & girls' U10 to U-18 (non club level event). Web:; Email:

June 13-15

Gulf Coast Lacrosse Shoot-Out - Lakewood Ranch; round robin format with AA, A, B levels of boys' & girls" travel and club level teams from U9 to U19 (minimum 5 games). Web:; Email:

General Info

Cape Coral Bass Club - Meeting first Tuesday each month, 7:30 p.m., Nemo's Sports Cafe, 42 Mid Cape Terrace, Cape Coral; men, women, children who love to bass fish welcome; tournaments held locally and out of town. Info: Jim Lewis 945-7188; Web:

Cape Coral Tarpon Hunters Club - Meeting third Thursday (March through September) each month, 7 p.m., Cape Coral Yacht Club; 40th anniversary year; club catches and releases all tarpon; social and competitive club, hosts rookie seminars, tournaments for youth and adults. Info: Gary Jackson (239) 898-2980.

Cape Coral Sailing Club - Meeting fourth Wednesday each month, 7:30 p.m., Cape Coral Yacht Club, 5819 Driftwood Pkwy.; adults interested in boating (sail or power), cruising or armchair are welcome. Info: Ron Miniter 945-7761.

Sailing Singles Club - Happy Hour gathering first Friday each month, 5 p.m., general meeting third Thursday each month, 7 p.m.; daysails & weekenders being planned; learn to sail with us; new members and captains with sailboats welcome. Info:

Thursday, Jan. 16

Lee County Archers Open Range - Nalle Grade County Park range, North Fort Myers; 2-8 p.m. 20-yard lighted covered pavilion, 30- to 80-yard lighted outdoor range plus 28-target field range; registering new participants. Info: Ben Brown (239) 369-6212.

Jan. 17-19

23rd Tour de Cape - Cape Harbour; pre-event packet pickup celebration with music, food, fun 5-8 p.m. Jan. 17; 5K run/walk 8 a.m. Jan. 18; kids/family mini Tour de Cape 10 a.m. Jan. 18, cost $5 per person; 15, 30, 60 & 100 mile bike Tour de Cape Jan. 19; register by mail, online, or at pre-event, register before Jan. 6 guarantees T-shirt. Info: Info: (239) 573-3125; Web:; Mail: City of Cape Coral, Special Events Division, P.O. Box 150027, Cape Coral, FL 33915.

Sunday, Jan. 19

16th Key West Half-Marathon - Key West, Half Shell Raw Bar, 231 Margaret St., 7 a.m. start on flat, scenic 13.1-mile course; entry fee $105, discounts for local & returning runners (military $50); also 5K betray $45 (military $30). Info: 305-240-0727; Web: or

Lee County Archers 3D Archery Shoot - Nalle Grade County Park range, North Fort Myers; sign up 8 a.m., shotgun start 9 a.m.; shooting fee $10 Info: Ben Brown (239) 369-6212.

Saturday, Jan. 25

Calusa Bug Chase 5K & Bug Crawl - Calusa Nature Center, Fort Myers; 7:30 a.m.; course travels Nature Center trails & asphalt bike path on Ortiz; packet pickup and race day registration 6:30 a.m.; adult pre-registration $20 through Jan. 17, $25 Jan. 18-24 & $35 race day; youth (17U) pre-registration $10 through Jan. 17, $15 Jan. 18-24 & $25 race day; Bug Crawl walk registration $10; proceeds benefit Fort Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis BUG (Bring Up Grades) youth program. Info: Heather Chouinard; Email:

Sunday, Feb. 2

Lee County Archers 900 Round - Nalle Grade County Park range, North Fort Myers; 9 a.m.; registering new participants. Info: Ben Brown (239) 369-6212.

Sunday, Feb. 16

Fort Myers Sunday Morning Softball League - Accepting team registration for spring season that begins Feb. 16; 16-game season (plus playoffs) plays at Shady Oaks Park, ASA rules, league bats provided; Cost $540. Info: Tony 691-4817.

Friday, Feb. 21

Red Sox Children's Hospital Celebrity Golf Classic - The Forest Country Club, Fort Myers; 11 a.m. lunch & registration, 1 p.m. shotgun start, step-aside scramble format; spectators meet and golfers play alongside Red Sox players and other former greats from MLB, NFL, NHL; tee party (Feb. 20) tickets $50; single golf slots $350, sponsorships available from $1,400-$15,000; proceeds benefit Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida capital building fund. Info: (239) 343-6950; Email:

Saturday, April 12

Grace Community Center Golf Tournament & Fundraiser - Palmetto Pine Country Club, Cape Coral; continental breakfast before 8:30 a.m. shotgun start, scramble format, awards luncheon, prizes & drawings, putting & hole-in-one contest; entry fee $85 per player; proceeds help feed and care for your neighbors. Info: Mike Yost 471-7581; email:

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