OCC league meets tonight
The Oneonta Country Club will hold an informational meeting for its Thursday Night League at 6:30 p.m. today in the restaurant, following open play.
The league, which features two-person teams (male, female or mixed) and is open to the public, runs from April 11-Aug. 29. Teams may tee off in the early division (from 2:30-4 p.m.) or the late division (4-6 p.m.).
The league fee is $50 and covers prizes and a banquet on the last day of golf. Greens fees are $10, and carts are available for $8 per person. Sign-ups will be accepted until Monday.
Additionally, the early division of the OCC’s Thursday Afternoon League has openings for a few more teams. Tee times generally run from 2:30-4 p.m. This mixed league is open to the public and also runs from April 11-Aug. 29. League fee is $50 and includes a season-ending banquet.
To sign up or for more information, call Dave Weaver at 607-434-2008 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Indoor golf tourney set
Colonial Ridge Golf in Laurens will round out its indoor golf season with a simulator captain-and-crew golf tournament.
Four-person teams may book a tee times from today through Wednesday. Cost is $25 per person and includes simulator fee and prize money.
For more information, email email@example.com.
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.
Oneonta Pitch, Hit & Run is April 26
The City of Oneonta will host a local qualifier for the MLB Pitch, Hit & Run Competition from 5-7 p.m. April 26 at Ted Christman Field in Neahwa Park.
Children may compete at any time within this timeframe. Participation is free and open to all boys and girls ages 7-14 (as of July 17, 2013).
To pre-register, a parent/guardian must submit an entry form/release of liability to the Recreation Department in Neahwa Park. A valid birth certificate must be presented.
Forms are available at the recreation office and at www.oneonta.ny.us/recreation. Event-day registrations will also be accepted.
Local winners advance to sectional competition May 19 at Damaschke Field on Oneonta. For more information, call the Recreation Department at 607-432-0680 during regular business hours.
City of Oneonta fields closed
The City of Oneonta Parks and Recreation Department announced earlier this week that all city parks playing fields are closed until further notice.
City parks playing fields are not to be used until the fields are declared “ready for play” by the Parks and Recreation Department.
For more information, call 607-432-0680 during regular business hours.
Cobleskill PH&R set for Tuesday
SUNY Cobleskill will host a Scotts/Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Run local qualifier at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the college’s baseball and softball fields.
Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. The event is open to boys and girls ages 7-14 as of July 17, 2013. Copies of birth certificates are required.
This year, boys will compete in baseball and girls will compete in softball. Overall champions and individual-event winners in each age-group will qualify for sectional competition later in the year.
For more information, call Mike Jorgensen at 518-255-5115 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coin competition starts Thursday
The United States Mint will start a coin-design competition Thursday 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.