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Sports Calendar

April 15, 2014
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Youth Sports

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, April 26

Miracle Special Needs Baseball Camp - Hammond Stadium, 10 a.m.; first 25 special needs individuals age 18 & under to register (free); Miracle players & coaches instruct hitting, throwing, catching, fielding skills; hosted by Dave Clark Foundation; lunch provided; participants receive 4 tickets to Miracle game vs. Palm Beach Cardinals at 6:05 p.m. Info: 239-768-4210; email:

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 7-10

Cape Coral Basketball Skills Camp - Cape Coral High School, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day; open to boys and girls in third through sixth grade (2014); cost $99. Info: Tom Kenna 239-895-3496; Web:

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:

July 14-17 & 21-24

Cape Coral Basketball Ballhandling & Shooting Camps - Cape Coral High School, 6-8 p.m. each day; two camp sessions open to boys and girls in seventh through eighth grade (2014); cost $25 per session. Info: Tom Kenna 239-895-3496; Web:

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

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:

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:

First Annie's 5K Run/Walk - Harborside Event Center, downtown Fort Myers; 8 a.m.; honoring Annie Campbell who lost her battle to cancer; registration fee $20 per person, proceeds benefit Lee Memorial Health System's Regional Cancer Center. Web:

Thursday, April 17

Lee County Archers Open Range - Nalle Grade County Park range, North Fort Myers; 2-8 p.m.; registering new participants; 20-yard lighted covered pavilion, 30 to 80-yard lighted outdoor range & 28-target field range. Info: Ben Brown (239) 369-6212.

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 20

Lee County Archers 3D Archery Shoot - Nalle Grade County Park range, North Fort Myers; sign up 8 a.m., shotgun start 9 a.m.; shooting fee $10. Info: Ben Brown (239) 369-6212.

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:

18th LCEC United Way Fishing Tournament - D&D Matlacha Bait & Tackle; captains' meeting 6 p.m. April 25; entry fee $65 per angler before April 23, $75 thereafter; cash prizes, delicious food, raffles include one for 2003 Toyota Tacoma truck with 138,000 miles (tickets $5 each/ $25 for six). Info:; email:

Tuesday, April 29

Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce Mini Masters Golf Tournament - Jungle Golf, 4 p.m.; open to public, $240 per team, or non-playing gallery pass $5; space limited to 18 teams up to eight players each; prizes, raffles, mulligans; celebrate 19th hole & awards at Skip One Seafoods. Info: 239-454-7500; Web:

April 29-May 4

Chico's Patty Berg Memorial Golf Tournament - Cypress Lake Country Club; Symetra Tour, official developmental LPGA tour event; $100,000 purse; two-day pro-am event April 30-May 1, tour event May 2-4; call for pro-am entry details. Info: Matt Hoover (239) 254-9770.

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:

Sunday, May 4

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

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:

Saturday, May 10

Goodwill Golf Classic - Coral Oaks Golf Course, 7:30 a.m.registration, 8:30 a.m. shotgun start; foursome scramble format, lunch & awards after play; entry fee $60 per player, $240 foursome, hole sponsorships available. Info: 239-995-2106 ext. 2213; email:

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