Gary Tripp Memorial
The Gary Tripp Memorial Golf Tournament (GTMGT) plans are being finalized. The 2013 tournament is set for Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Shorewood C.C. in Dunkirk with sign-ins starting at 10 a.m., lunch at 11 a.m. and a shotgun start at noon. There will be prizes and/or games at each hole. The banquet and awards ceremony will follow at the Kosciuszko Club after which the band "US" will be performing.
Registration forms for golfers have been mailed to all 2012 Captains. Sponsor letter and forms have been sent out as well. Golfers may also get forms and sign up at the Kosciuszko Club on Nevins St. with an $80 fee for each participating golfer. Extra Sponsor forms will also be available at the club. Questions? Contact Fred Tripp at 785-7953 or Jim Pasierb at 366-1525.
Raffle tickets are available to the public and golfers for an i-Pod, a functional glass putter and a fold up shelter with four sling back chairs. Monies raised from the past four tournaments have been used to establish an annual Gary Tripp Colorectal Cancer Research Fund at Roswell Park, an annual GTMGT Dunkirk High School scholarship and an annual GTMGT SUNY Fredonia scholarship.
Fredonia 14-U, 12-U
Travel Softball Tryouts
Tryouts for the Fredonia 14-U and 12-U travel softball team will be held on Sept. 7.
Girls trying out for the 14-U team will be on the field at 10 a.m., while those trying out for the 12-U team will be on the field at 12:30 p.m.
All interested players must have turned no older than 12 or 14 by Jan. 1, 2013.
All area softball players are welcome. For more information, contact Jesse Beers at 467-7380.
Gowanda Soccer and Touch Football Begin in September
There will be two sports programs offered for Gowanda and surrounding area youths this fall that will begin on Sept. 9 and 11, respectively.
On Monday, Sept. 9, the co-ed soccer program for children ages 5-13 will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the George Dispenza Memorial Field on Broadway Road. This program will run for five consecutive Monday nights. Basic skills, group drills and games will take place each week.
On Wednesday, Sept. 11, a touch football program will take place at the same place and time. This program, for children ages 8-13, will run for five consecutive Wednesday nights. Instruction will be given each week on specific skills to include: Throwing, catching, punting and kicking a football. Organized games according to age level will be held following the drill sessions.
For more information or to register for each program, please call Mark Benton at 532-4053 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tryouts for Dunkirk-Fredonia Steelers set for Sept. 8
Tryouts for the Dunkirk-Fredonia Steelers high school hockey team will be held on Sunday, Sept. 8, from 4-5 p.m., at the Steele Hall Ice Arena.
There will be a $40 fee for all players trying out. Players must be in grades 8 through 12 to be eligible, and all eight-grade players must pass a physical fitness test.
Players are encouraged to bring a light and dark jersey with their name and number on it.
For any questions, call Rod at 672-6911.
Try Hockey Free
Set for Sept. 7
There will be a Try Hockey For Free event on Sept. 7 at the Steele Hall Ice Arena, from 1-2:30 p.m. Equipment is provided for the first 80 participants.
Contact Mark at 716-404-9656 to reserve a spot.