Coin competition starts today
The United States Mint will start a coin-design competition today that will end with the Secretary of the Treasury’s selection of the image for the heads side of the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act calls for a three-coin program of $5 gold, $1 silver, and half-dollar clad coins, and requires a competition to select a common design on the heads side that symbolizes baseball. The $5 gold and $1 silver coins will be the first “curved” coins minted and issued by the U.S. Mint. The tails sides will be convex (bulge outward).
The competition is open to all U.S. citizens and permanent residents ages 14-and-older. The winner will receive $5,000, and the winner’s initials will appear on the minted coins.
A Kids’ Baseball Coin Design Challenge, for children ages 13-and-under, also will run. Winners will receive a silver coin and a certificate. The winning children’s designs also will also be showcased on the Department of the Treasury, U.S. Mint and Baseball Hall websites.
The design must include the inscriptions “Liberty,” “In God We Trust,” and “2014.” Designs cannot feature names or depictions of real people or places, or anything associated with real organizations whose membership or ownership is not universal.
For more guidelines, rules and entry instructions, visit the websites www.baseballhall.org/coin-design, www.usmint.gov, www.usmint.gov/kids/batterup and www.challenge.gov.
Rod & gun club to meet Friday
The Gilbertsville Rod & Gun Club, Inc. will hold its first meeting of the season at 7 p.m. April 12 in the clubhouse at 158 Gun Club Road in Gilbertsville. Guests are welcome.
The club also will host a 3D Bow Shoot on April 14. Sign-ins start at 7 a.m. and food will be available.
For more information, call 607-859-2526 or 607-859-2393 (day of event).
Wick to host biddy basketball
Hartwick College will hold its Biddy Basketball Program from 6-9 p.m. April 19.
The program is for youths in grades 1-8 and costs $15 per session.
To register, call 607-431-4793 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration also will be accepted at the door.
SADD 5K event April 21
The 15th annual SADD Strides For Safety 5K Run/Walk and Health Fair is scheduled for April 21 at Oneonta High School.
Participants are encouraged to pre-register for the run/walk to be guaranteed an event shirt. Registration forms are available at schools in the Oneonta City, Franklin and Unatego districts and online at www.oneontacsd.org/news.cfm.
Registration and the health fair begin at 11:30 a.m. April 21 in the OHS gym, with the run/walk to follow at 1 p.m.
This event raises money for local SADD chapters. For more information, email Cathy Lynch at CLynch@oneontacsd.org.
Cycling event April 21
The Central New York Cyclists will host the annual “Check Your Legs” Spring Classic on April 21.
The race starts at 11 a.m. in Garrattsville and is open to experienced and beginning racers. Experienced racees ride 38 miles or three laps over a hilly course. Beginners ride 26 miles or 2 laps.
A USA Cycling racing license is required to compete. Beginners may buy a one-day license.
Pre-registration costs $15 and may be completed at the website www.bikereg.com/Net/18385. Raceday registration costs $20.
For more information, email Ad Stabel at email@example.com or visit the website www.centralnycycling.com.
Wrestling clinics underway
Oneonta State will host its annual wrestling clinic series Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 25 in the Chase PE Building Wrestling Room.
The clinic for elementary-school wrestlers runs from 6-7 p.m., followed by middle- and high-school wrestlers from 7-8 p.m. Cost is $45 per athlete.
For more information, call wrestling coach Duane Ritter at 607-436-2100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.