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Sports Calendar

August 28, 2012
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Youth Sports

Aug. 6-Sept. 7

Cal Ripken Fall Ball Registration - Cape Coral Parks & Recreation office, 1015 Cultural Park Blvd. (city hall); registration for ages 4-12, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays or online; cost $60 per person, $30 (T-ball/coach pitch); season runs Sept. 17-Nov. 17. Info: Bernie Howard (239) 242-3485; Web:

Fall Baseball Registration - Cape Coral Parks & Recreation athletic office, 1015 Cultural Park Blvd. (city hall), 8 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays; registering players age 13-18 for Junior, Senior & Big League fall baseball program that runs September through November; cost $70 per player. Info: Ryan Robbins (239) 242-3489.

Aug. 28-30

Cape Coral National Little League Fall Registration & Clinics - Jason Verdow Park, 801 S.E. 27th St.; fee $50 for players age 4-12; fall season runs through Nov. 17; conditioning clinics 8 a.m. on Aug. 25; register 6-8 p.m. on Aug. 23 or 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 25, or 6-8 p.m. on Aug. 28, 29, 30. Info: (239) 574-3365; Web:

Saturday, Sept. 1

SWF Crusaders 10-Under Baseball Tryouts - Pelican Field, 9:30 a.m.; Saturday preseason practices/tryouts for new 10-under travel baseball team. Email:

South Florida Cobras 14-U Traveling Baseball Team Tryouts - Experienced 14-under players invited to try out for upcoming travel season, all positions; call for tryout dates. Info: Casey (239) 878-9205, or Gene (239) 887-7407.

Sept. 7-10

Cape Coral American Little League Fall Ball Registration - Koza-Saladino Park; registering players for fall ball at 6-8 p.m. on Sept. 7 & 10, or 1-3 p.m. on Sept. 8 & 9; general membership meeting 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 6. Web:

Sept. 22-23

AJGT Lakewood Junior Golf Classic - New Orleans, La.; junior golfers age 11-18 invited to compete in four age divisions, two-day, 36-hole tournament ranked by National Junior Golf Scoreboard; entry deadline noon Sept. 19. Info: (318) 402-2446; Web:

Sept. 29 & Oct. 2, 4, 6

Cape Coral Fastpitch Softball Fall Ball Registration - Burton Park, 1502 NE 3rd Terrace; open to girls ages 5-16, six-week Tuesday & Thursday night season begins Oct. 9; register 10 a.m.-noon on Sept. 29 & Oct. 6, or 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 2 & 4; fee $45, birth certificate and three proofs of residence required. Web:

Dec. 27-28

FGCU Baseball High School Showcase - Boston Red Sox Player Development 5-Plex & City of Palms Park, Fort Myers; open to campers in grades 9-12; highly instructional experience with Eagles coach Dave Tollett and his staff; cost $295 ($275 before Oct. 15). Info: Jon Moore (239) 590-7059; Web:d; email:

General Info

Cape Coral Bass Club - Meeting first Tuesday each month, 7:30 p.m., Caloosahatchee Moose Lodge 2395 on Cape Coral Parkway; 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: Shannon (239) 541-0104.

Aug. 31-Sept. 3

Patriot Golf Day Fundraiser - Coral Oaks Golf Course, 1800 N.W. 23rd Ave., Cape Coral; golfers asked to add $1 to greens fees to fund Folds of Honor scholarships for children and spouses of military disabled or killed in service

Sunday, Sept. 2

Lee County Archers 900 Round Event - Nalle Grade County Park range, North Fort Myers; 9 a.m.; all skill levels welcome. Info: Ben Brown (239) 369-6212.

Thursday, Sept. 6

Cape Coral 45-Plus Softball - Players needed to fill out rosters for senior slowpitch softball league playing Tuesday and Thursday nights at Cape Coral Sports Complex; season starts Sept. 6. Info: (239) 910-1183 or (239) 845-2455.

Sept. 14-15

Fillet & Release Fishing Tournament - Matanzas Inn, Fort Myers Beach; captains' meeting 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at Bahama Breeze; cash payout of $7,050 based on 30-boat entry, proceeds benefit Hope Hospice. Info: Amy Andrew (239) 940-4473; email:

Saturday, Sept. 15

Candlelighters Gold Ribbon Classic Golf Tournament - Bonita Bay East, Naples; 8:30 a.m. shotgun start, foursome scramble format; proceeds benefit children with cancer & blood disorders. Info: (239) 432-2223; Web:

Lee BIA Bricks & Sticks Fall Golf Tournament - Plantation Country Club, Ft. Myers; registration 7 a.m., shotgun start8 a.m.; entry fee $100 per person ($85 before Aug. 31), sponsorships available. Info: Lee BIA (239) 936-5525; email:

SFABC/FABC Basketball Coaches Clinic - Bishop Verot High School, 9 a.m. registration, clinic 9:30 a.m., social & Q&A with great lineup of guest coach speakers 6 p.m.; cost $50 per person. Info: (email)

Friday, Sept. 28

Swings For The Sox Golf Tournament - Gateway Golf & Country Club, Fort Myers; 8:30 a.m. start, foursome scramble format; entry fee $500 (foursome), sponsorships start at $100; proceeds benefit the Red Sox Foundation: Info: (239) 226-4783; email:

Sept. 29-30

Big Boy Toys Expo - Germain Arena; more than 150 displays of home, technology & big boy toys; pony rides, bungee jump, bounce house & rock climbing carnival for kids; register to win tickets for Ford Championship Weekend; grasscar races all weekend; concealed carry classes $39; expo tickets $8 (under 12 free) & free parking. Info: (239) 543-9998; Web:

Saturday, Oct. 6

Cape Coral High School Athletics Department and Baseball Program Annual Golf Tournament - Shotgun start 8 a.m. at Coral Oaks Golf Course; entry fee $65 per person and/or $260 per team; refreshments and lunch will follow; send checks, payable to Cape Coral High School Athletics Department/Baseball. Info: Mike Gorton, (239) 574-6766.

Saturday, Oct. 13

FISH 10K Race - Sanibel Community House, start/finish for 4th annual 10K race; 7:30 a.m.; trade fair, refreshment tables & water stations for runners; proceeds benefit food shelf stock and other services for Friends In Service Here of Sanibel. Web:

Nov. 2-3

Caloosa Grand Finale - Pink Shell Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Myers Beach; lines in water 7 a.m. Nov. 3, weigh-in 5 p.m.; entry fee $300 per angler (50 team limit); target species redfish plus mystery fish announced at captains' meeting Nov. 2; cash prizes $10,000redfish bonanza, separate entry $250, 100 percent payout. Web:

Nov. 2-4

RedSnook Catch & Release Charity Tournament - Naples Yacht Club, Goodland & Everglades City; open to all amateur anglers, awards in four divisions plus largest fish, grand slam, corporate team and top female; kickoff party 5:30 p.m. Nov. 2, fishing 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 3-4, awards ceremony 6 p.m. Nov. 4; online registration limited to first 60 teams, sponsorships available, proceeds benefit Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Info: (239) 403-4219; email:; Web:

Monday, Nov. 12

Children's Hospital of SW Florida Golf Classic - Pelican Nest Golf Club; 18-hole foursome scramble format; entry fee $175 per player, sponsorships available; proceeds benefit Pelican Landing Fund which supports Children's Hospital of SW Florida. Info: Larry McPherson (239) 992-8810; email:

Tuesday, Dec. 18

Everblades Golf Tournament - Magnolia Landing, North Fort Myers; foursome scramble format, registration 7:30 a.m., shotgun start 8:30 a.m.; entry fee $75 per person ($260 foursome), deadline Dec. 1. Info: Trent Ferguson (239) 948-7825, ext. 1076.

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