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Hamburg Bulldogs youth lacrosse clinics registration

The Hamburg Bulldogs Youth Lacrosse Clinic is accepting registration for three Saturday sessions (April 20, April 27 and May 11) for girls in grades 1-6, beginners through advanced. The clinics will be held from noon to 2 p.m. at the conclusion of the girls modified and varsity lacrosse games on the turf field at Howe Field. The cost is $20 for one session or $50 for all three. Each registered participant will receive a pair of Hamburg Lacrosse shorts and learn from the Hamburg girls’ varsity lacrosse players and head varsity coach Katy Ryan, a former Division I women’s lacrosse player. To pre-register please checks payable to “Hamburg Girls Lacrosse” to Tom Ryan, 3649 Bonnie Lane, Hamburg, NY 14075. A waiver form must also be obtained and filled out and signed. Walk-ups will be accepted on the day of each clinic. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. Sticks and goggles will be provided for those without them. Please bring your own mouthguard, water bottle and appropriate footwear.

Frontier H.S., modified cheerleading tryouts upcoming

Frontier High School will conduct cheerleading tryouts on May 2 and 3 from 6:30-9 p.m. in the back gym. Before that, cheer, dance and stunting will be taught on April 22, 23, 25, 29 and 30. All interested participants must have a physical and white card. Physicals will be offered at the modified level on April 17-18 at the middle school and at the junior varsity and varsity levels on April 16 at the high school. The coach will work around spring spots schedules.

Hilbert announces dates for youth basketball camps

Hilbert College has announced dates for its 34th annual Summer Basketball Camps for boys and girls. The boys weeks will be June 23-27 and July 7-11, while the lone girls week will be July 14-18. Please note that registration/check-in is on Sunday(s) between 2:30-4 p.m. and each camp concludes on Thursday(s) at 3 p.m. Campers are given the choice of staying on campus as a resident camper in the newly opened and air conditioned Trinity Hall, or commuting as a day camper. Day camp runs from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Cost for each week is $365 for resident campers and $275 for day campers. All meals included in the cost. Register prior to June 1 and receive a $20 discount. Groups of six or more receive an additional $10 off. All campers will receive individual instruction, personal evaluation, reversible jersey and camp water bottle. Download a camp brochure at www.hilbert.edu/athletics/camps-clinics. For more information on the boys camps, contact Hilbert’s head men’s basketball coach Rob deGrandpre at 926-8803 or e-mail rdegrandpre@hilbert.edu. For more information on the girls camp, contact Hilbert head women’s basketball coach Rob Peterson at 926-8775 or e-mail rpeterson@hilbert.edu.

Town of Hamburg Sport Court to open April 22

Beginning Monday, April 22 the Town Arena at the Recreation Center (former Nike Base), 2982 Lakeview Road, will be transformed from an ice rink to the Sport Court for youth and adult activities. It will host Start Smart Baseball, Start Smart Multi Sport and Start Smart Tennis which take place at 6 p.m. on Monday (Baseball), Tuesday (Tennis) and Thursday (Multi Sport). The Start Smart programs are all part of the National Alliance for Youth Sports for children ages 3 to 5 to acquaint them with a particular sport. Start Smart Golf will also take place at the Sport Court on Saturday at 9 a.m. for youth ages 5 to 7. The Sport Court will be the site of Pickup Roller Hockey for youth ages 7-12 on Saturday mornings in May and Adult Roller Hockey Leagues Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning in June. Sport Court can also be rented for roller hockey or private parties. For more information, call 646-5145 or visit the website www.townofhamburgny.com.

Pitch, Hit & Run competition May 4 in Hamburg

Town of Hamburg Recreation and D5AA Baseball will host the Pitch, Hit & Run official youth skills competition of Major League Baseball on Saturday, May 4 on Rotary Field at the Hamburg Recreation Center (former Nike Base) at 2982 Lakeview Road in Hamburg. The skills competition, sponsored by Scotts, will take place from 9 a.m. to noon for youth ages 7-14 at four levels of competition. Participation is free, but requires copies of birth certificates at registration which will be kept by the town. The levels of competition are Local, Sectional, Team Championship (MLB Ballparks) and National Finals (2013 MLB All-Star Game). In the Pitch category, youth will throw strikes to a designated target. In the Hit category, they will hit from a stationary batting tee for distance and accuracy. In the Run category, participants will be timed running from second base to home plate. For more information, call the Recreation Office at 646-5145, or Joe Badaszewski at 823-7388, or visit the website at www.mlb.com/phr.

Introductory running program for youth starts April 30

The Town of Hamburg Recreation Department is introducing “Ready, Set, Run!,” a character-building running program that trains youth ages 8-13 to participate in a road race. The curriculum-based program equips kids with the physical training and goal-setting mentality needed to accomplish their running goals. It will be led by Scott Silverman, a former Hamburg High School varsity cross country and track athlete. The program will begin on Tuesday, April 30 and run Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. through the end of July. The program cost is $50 and includes a Ready, Set, Run t-shirt, training manual and free entry into the Dash N’ Splash Family Fun Run on Saturday, July 27. Call 646-5145 for more information.

Town of Hamburg Recreation selling Bisons tickets

Baseball fans have an opportunity to purchase Buffalo Bisons tickets at a discounted rate while helping the Town of Hamburg Recreation Foundation raise funds to enhance recreation programs and facilities. The tickets, which may be purchased at the Recreation Office (Nike Base), 2982 Lakeview Road, Hamburg, cost just $8 apiece and vouchers are for reserved seating and good for the entire Buffalo Bisons season for any game with the exception of July 3. A portion of the purchase price of each ticket will benefit the 501c-3 charitable organization created to improve, expand and develop parks, athletic fields and recreational facilities in the community. Games are played at Coca Cola Field in Downtown Buffalo. For more information, call the Recreation Office at 646-5145.
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