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Coeur d'Alene Resort course to host senior amateur tourney

COEUR D'ALENE, IDAHO - A new event for senior amateur golfers will be staged at the Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course in late August.

The Northwest Dodge Dealers Senior Amateur Classic is a two-day handicapped stroke play tourney that is open to all male golfers over 50 years of age and all female golfers over the age of 45. The competition will feature handicapped flights for males 50 to 64 years old, females 45 and over and males 65 and over. The event is open to the public. The entry deadline is June 30.

"With a healthy prize fund and a capped field of 124 players, we're expecting a great turnout for a first year event," said Mike Delong, director of golf at the resort.

Prizes will range from Henry-Griffitts drivers to a 2004 Dodge Viper. In addition to the many extras included in the tournament, registration fees include two nights in Premier Lake Tower accommodations at the Coeur d'Alene Resort.

To register, contact Joel Pearl at (800) 935-6283, or visit the web site: www.floatinggreen.com

Opening night tickets for Bears on sale Saturday

YAKIMA - Single game tickets for opening night and all regular season Yakima Bears baseball games go on sale Saturday, June 5, at the Yakima minor league baseball office, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Bears open the 2004 season on Friday, June 18, with a three-game series at Tri-City. The Bears' opening homestand, a five-game series against the Everett AquaSox, is slated for June 21-25.

Opening night in Yakima County Stadium will feature quarter hot dogs, magnetic schedules for the first 1,000 fans and fireworks following the game.

Grandview to host track & field night

GRANDVIEW - The annual youth track and field night, sponsored by the Grandview Parks and Recreation Department, will take place Monday, July 12, at 7 p.m. at Rich Leenhouts Stadium.

Parents must register their children on-site, between 6:30 and 7 p.m. The event is open to youngsters 1 to 12 years of age, and the cost is $1 per participant. Ribbons will be awarded to the top finishers. Events will include 100, 200 and 400-yard dashes, a softball throw and long jump.

Those interested in volunteering to stage the track and field competitions are urged to call the Grandview parks office at 882-9219.

Grand Hoops Fiesta 3-on-3 tourney Aug. 7

GRANDVIEW - The 11th annual Grand Hoops Fiesta 3-on-3 Youth Basketball Tournament will be held Saturday, Aug. 7.

This year's event will be held adjacent to the Grandview Middle School on West 2nd Street. Registration forms are available now at the Grandview Parks and Recreation office. Girls and boys ages 9 to 18 are eligible to compete.

The team entry fee is $50, and parent signatures are required for each participant. Deadline to register is Tuesday, July 27.

2004 junior golf camp scheduled

TOPPENISH - Mt. Adams Country Club will host a junior golf camp for youngsters 5 to 17 years of age, beginning in late June.

Golf professionals Scott Galbraith and Aaron Hunsaker will provide camp participants with instruction on fundamental golf skills, golf etiquette and the basic rules of golf.

"And, it's about having fun," said Hunsaker.

The camp for 5 to 11-year-olds will be staged June 29, 30 and July 2, from 9 to 10 a.m. each of the three days. Youths 12 to 17 years of age will be in camp on July 6, 7 and 9, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. each day.

The registration cost is $50. Hunsaker urges all youths to register as soon as possible (865-4440).

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