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Eastbrook summer football camp

The Eastbrook football program will host its annual summer camp Monday through Friday at the high school.

Boys entering seventh through ninth grades need to arrive at 10:30 a.m. Monday to be fitted for helmets and shoulder pads. Grades three through six will work on football fundamentals.

Cost is $40. Make checks payable to Eastbrook Youth Football.

Taylor softball prospect camp

The Taylor University softball program will host a Prospect Camp at Gudakunst Field on August 25, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The camp is open to high school students ages 14 through 18.

Cost for the one-day camp is $65 per individual participant and that cost includes lunch and a shirt for each camper. The camp will focus on skill development for hitting and fielding, and offer testing drills for each position plus a full scrimmage.

For more information on the camp, please contact head coach Erin Kotlarz via email at erin_kotlarz@taylor.edu.

Online registration and payment is available for this camp at athletics.taylor.edu/camps.

Oak Hill youth football camp

The Oak Hill High School football program will be conducting its youth football camp from July 16-19 at the high school.

The camp is for students entering second through eighth grades and will run from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Cost is $35 and includes a camp t-shirt.

Registration forms can be picked up at the high school office or contact Coach Bud Ozmun at budoz@ohusc.k12.in.us for information.

Eagles football team to host blood drive

The Oak Hill High School football team is partnering with the Indianapolis Colts to sponsor a blood drive at Oak Hill High School from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Schedule an appointment at donorpoint.org code 121202, or just drop in.

For information, contact Bud Ozmun at budoz@ohusc.k12.in.us or call 765-395-3341.

GCTA Tennis Camp

The Grant County Community Tennis Association will sponsor its 16th tennis camp July 16-20 at Matter Park.

The first through fourth-grade session is from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. with a registration fee of $30.

A fifth- through eighth-grade session will run from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. with a fee of $50. Additional children from the same family are half price.

Registration deadline Wednesday.

Camp instructors are Doug Porter, Deb Hendricks and local high school players. For an application, contact Porter at 618-4216.

Marion PAL Soccer

The Marion PAL Club is taking applications for its upcoming outdoor soccer leagues for kids pre-school through eighth grade.

Dealine to register is July 25 and cost is $70 per player.

Call the PAL Club at 668-4422 to register with the following information: name, phone number, grade entering, shirt size and if the player played last year.

A fundraiser selling Otis Spunkmeyer cookies will also be held to help offset the league fee.

Madison-Grant tennis tourney

The Madison-Grant Singles & Doubles Tennis Tournament is July 21 on the tennis courts at Madison-Grant High School.

Several divisions available for competition, including men’s and women’s singles, men’s, women’s and mixed doubles. Scoring will be one eight-game pro set.

Entry fee is $12 for one division and $20 if playing in two divisions. Players are limited to two divisions.

Deadline to register is 6 p.m. July 18.

For information or to register please contact Tony Pitt at 765-661-8599 or pitt.tony @gmail.com.

IWU youth tennis camp

Indiana Wesleyan’s men’s and women’s tennis programs will host its annual youth camp July 23-27 at the Jack Sutter Tennis Center on the IWU campus.

The first through sixth grade session is from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and seventh through 12th grade will run from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

In each session, players will be grouped according to experience and background.

Cost of the camp is $50 and campers will receive a t-shirt and instruction from IWU coaches Eddy Shigley, Rachel Bottorff along with current Wildcat players.

For information contact Coach Shigley at 918-914-3348. Also the application can be found at www.iwuwildcats.com/camps--clinics-new-website. Click on menu tab and link can be found under fan central, camp and clinics tab. 

Marion PAL Judo classes

The Marion PAL Judo will be starting new classes for people age six through adulthood on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s beginning August 21 at the Grant County YMCA.

Beginning classes for youth six to 12-years old will be from 6 to 7 p.m.; Advanced and Adult classes (13-and-up) will be taught from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Advanced and Adult classes will be taught by retired Marion Police Officer, Bruce Bender (6th degree black belt in Judo, 4th Degree Black Belt in Jujitsu, 2X Masters National Champion, Certified International Coach, Master Rank Examiner). Assisting Coach Bender will be: Gary Amick (3rd Degree Black Belt, National Referee), Robyn Culley (2nd Degree Black Belt, Licensed Indiana teacher, Certified National Level Coach), Steve Puente (2nd Degree Black Belt, Alexandria Police Officer, Certified National Level Coach)

Beginning classes will be taught by Coach Culley and Assistant Instructor Jason Endsley. Recreational classes will be available for all ages with exercise and self-defense in mind. Competition classes will be taught for juniors and adults who wish to compete locally, regionally, and nationally.

For registration information please contact Grant County YMCA 664-0544 gcymca.org

Please check out our website at marionjudo.datapitstop.com for some of our local players’ accomplishments and further information.

Shady Hills free junior golf clinic

Shady Hill Golf Course will host a free junior golf clinic each Monday through the end of July.

The clinic is open to boys and girls ages 10 through 18 and will run from 11 a.m. to noon. 

Retired Marion High School golf coaches Mark Hyman and Jack Raabe will be offering free instruction to kids that want to learn to play the game.

Buroker Memorial Golf Scramble

Maple Run Friend’s Church is hosting it’s annual Bob Buroker Memorial Golf Scramble For Missions on August 4 at Arbor Trace Golf Club.

Cost is $50 per person and includes 18 holes with cart, door prizes and a pork chop luncheon.

Lunch begins at noon with a putting contest to follow.

A shotgun start will take place a 1:45 p.m.

Prizes for longest putt and drive along with closest to the pin will be awarded.

Every players receives a door prize.

Call Don Thompson at 661-2946 or Maple Run Friends Church at 384-7774 to register. All proceeds will go to help fund missions projects locally and nationally. 

Indiana Swish skills and drills

The Indiana Swish summer basketball teaching program will be hosting skills and drills sessions on Tuesday and Thursday nights starting July 10 and will run throughout the month.

Training sessions will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Lakeview Christian School and are open for boys and girls entering third through 12th grades.

Cost for all eight sessions is $30 or $5 per indvidual session.

Shooting, ball handling and athleticism will be the primary focus of each session and skill development drills will be taught from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Players will be split into 3-on-3 teams for half court games from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

For questions, contact Matt Hussong at info@indianaswish.com.