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Sports Calendar

April 1, 2014
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Youth Sports

Sunday, April 6

Southwest Florida Jr. Olympic Rifle Team Tryout - Openings for new members, ages 11-20, interested in learning 3-position olympic style small bore shooting; practice/tryout 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 6 at Southwest Florida Sportsman's Association range, Oil Well Road, Punta Gorda; team supervised by NRA certified instructors, coaches and range safety officers; dedicated small-bore rifles supplies; parents encouraged to attend; call or email ahead to arrange admission to private range. Info: David Southall (239) 992-0113 or Kyle Varney (586) 303-5151; Email: or

April 6-7

Lax Max Florida Lacrosse Tournament - Lakewood Ranch; round robin format with A, B, C recreation travel & town team programs for boys' & girls' U10 to U-18 (non club level event). Web:; Email:


AJGT Oak Harbor Spring Junior Golf Classic - Slidell, La.; Oak Harbor Golf Club; junior golfers ages 11-18 invited to play two-day, 36-hole tournament ranked by Junior Golf Scoreboard; entry fee $195, registration deadline noon Wednesday, April 9. Info: Diane Ford (985) 630-3066; Web:

Saturday, April 26

Gulf Coast Soccer Academy Spring College ID Camp - FGCU campus; three sessions with technical and small group play in morning, educational seminar and larger tactical games in afternoon; open to boys in grades 9-12; cost $150 ($125 before April 21). Web: fgcusoccer

Saturday, May 10 & 17

Cape Coral Junior Golf Registration - Coral Oaks Golf Course, 8:30 a.m.-noon; summer golf program open to 250 girls & boys ages 7-18; cost $20 per child; instruction and play run six Mondays beginning June 2. Info: 772-3318 or 573-3100.

June 9-11

FGCU Advanced Softball Camp - FGCU campus; advanced hitting 9 a.m.-noon June 9-10, advanced defense 1-4 p.m. June 9-10, advanced pitching 9 a.m.-noon June 11; open to experienced players age 13 and older; cost $100 one session, $185 for hitting & defense, $245 all three sessions; registration deadline June 4. Info: Alycia Bachkora 239-590-7062; Email:

June 13-15

Gulf Coast Lacrosse Shoot-Out - Lakewood Ranch; round robin format with AA, A, B levels of boys' & girls" travel and club level teams from U9 to U19 (minimum 5 games). Web:; Email:

June 16-19

FGCU Women's Elite Jr. Soccer Camp - FGCU Soccer Complex, arrive 1-3 p.m.; elite jr. camp for players ages 10-13 seeking technical development; cost $525 for overnight campers, $425 day campers. Info: Jim Blankenship 239-590-7571; Email:

June 16-20

FGCU Women's Soccer Day Camp - FGCU Soccer Complex, arrive 8:30-9 a.m.; day camp for players learning fundamental skills, individual instruction for ages 6-14; cost $225 for full day campers, $100 half-day campers. Info: Jim Blankenship 239-590-7571; Email:

June 26-29

Gulf Coast Soccer Academy Elite Residential Camp - FGCU campus; learn all aspects of technique, tactics, playing style, performance, conditioning, nutrition & sports psychology; open to boys in grades 9-12; cost $515 ($495 before June 14). Web: fgcusoccer

July 14-16

FGCU All Skills Softball Camp - FGCU campus; all skills camp 9 a.m.-noon all three days; open to players with limited experience age 13 and older; cost $180, discounts for siblings & team members minimum of four; registration deadline June 4. Info: Alycia Bachkora 239-590-7062; Email:

Tuesday, July 15

Lee County Hawks Football Registrations - Accepting football and cheerleading registrations for the no weight limit football program for the short and full fall seasons; open to ages 5-15 (cannot be in high school), cost $159, through July 15. Info: Frank Connelley 239-292-4709; Web:

July 26-27

Gulf Coast Soccer Academy Summer ID Camp - FGCU campus; train & play games under coach supervision, focus on instruction and identification, technique, tactics in all phases of play, recruiting & college search information; open to boys in grades 9-12; cost $240 ($225 before July 12). Web: fgcusoccer

July 30-Aug. 2

FGCU Women's Elite Soccer Camp - FGCU Soccer Complex, arrive 1-3 p.m.; elite college showcase camp for players ages 14-18 seeking to improve skill level, tactical understanding with intense, competitive sessions, staffed by collegiate coaches; cost $525 for overnight campers, $425 day campers. Info: Jim Blankenship 239-590-7571; Email:

General Info

Cape Coral Bass Club - Meeting first Tuesday each month, 7:30 p.m., Nemo's Sports Cafe, 42 Mid Cape Terrace, Cape Coral; 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:

Sunday, April 6

Lee County Archers 900 Round - Nalle Grade County Park range, North Fort Myers; 9 a.m.; registering new participants. Info: Ben Brown (239) 369-6212.

Saturday, April 12

Grace Community Center Golf Tournament & Fundraiser - Palmetto Pine Country Club, Cape Coral; continental breakfast before 8:30 a.m. shotgun start, scramble format, awards luncheon, prizes & drawings, putting & hole-in-one contest; entry fee $85 per player; proceeds help feed and care for your neighbors. Info: Mike Yost 471-7581; email:

Friday, April 18

50-Plus Softball Applications - Taking applications for new season starting May 13; deadline for new players applying is April 18. Info: Jennifer Ford 239-292-2923.

Sunday, April 26

Mariner Tritons 25th annual Golf Tournament - Coral Oaks Golf Course, 8 a.m. shotgun start, lunch buffet & awards after 18 holes; entry fee $300 per foursome, $75 individual, scoreboard sponsorships $150, tee & green sponsorships $100; proceeds benefit Mariner athletics programs. Info: Vito Mennona 239-772-2907; email:

May 2-3

BIA Bricks & Sticks Inshore Fishing Tournament - Tarpon Point Marina; captains' meeting 6-8 p.m. May 2, fishing 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. May 3; fishing for two each of snook, redfish and ladyfish; total length photo release; tournament party 5-9 p.m.; entry fee $180 per angler ($250 after April 18), juniors 12 & under $75. Info: BIA 239-936-5525; Web:; Email:

Saturday, May 3

CROW Classic Golf Tournament - Sanibel Island Golf Club, tee off 8:30 a.m.; foursome mystery scramble format, lunch by Blue Coyote, silent auction, awards follows play; entry fee $125 per person, $400 foursome, sponsorships start at $100, proceeds benefit Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW). Info: James Robinson (239) 472-3644, ext. 221; email:

Friday, May 9

CCCIA Hall of Fame Golf Classic - Palmetto Pine Country Club; 8:30 a.m. shotgun start; entry fee $100 per player, sponsorships available from $100 to $5,000; includes cart, breakfast, drinks & hot dogs on course, awards lunch. Info: 772-0027; Web:

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