The Daily Star
---- — Hall to celebrate holidays
The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown will host its annual Holiday Celebration on Saturday.
Hall visitors will receive free admission all day Saturday with the donation of at least two non-perishable food items. All donations support the Cooperstown Food Bank and Opportunities for Otsego.
Special programs start at 10 a.m. and include a performance by the Pathfinder Village Hand Bell Choir in the Plaque Gallery at 2 p.m.
For more information, call 607-547-7200.
Benefit for OHS grad Saturday
A benefit for Oneonta High graduate Ed O’Malley will be held from 7-10 p.m. Saturday at the Binghamton Tennis Center.
O’Malley, a 1975 OHS grad, is battling non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. The benefit will include tennis matches, drills, auctions, raffles and a buffet. Cost is $30 for tennis and the buffet, $25 for just tennis, and $20 for the buffet and raffle. Cost for students is $20.
To sign up in advance, call the BTC at 607-722-3491. Those who can’t attend but would like to make a donation should visit the website caringbridge.org.
Golf continues through March
Colonial Ridge Golf in Laurens is accepting sign-ups for its winter simulator golf league.
Two-person teams compete weekly in a captain-and-mate format. Play runs through the week of March 25-29. Playing times are flexible as teams may on weekdays of their choice from week to week.
Weekly fees are $10 per person. A one-time fee of $20 per person is also required to pay for prize money (110-percent cash payout).
For more information or to sign up, call Colonial Ridge Golf at 607-263-5291.
OTC to host holiday camps
The Oneonta Tennis Club will hold one-day holiday camps from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 27 and 28.
Players may participate in one or both camps, which will be run by head instructor Riley Lorenz.
Cost is $70 per day and lunch is included.
For more information, email email@example.com.
O-State to host baseball clinics
Oneonta State will host two high school baseball clinics at Alumni Field House this winter.
The Red Dragons will hold a pitchers/catchers clinic Jan. 27 and a hitting/defense clinic Feb. 3. Registration for both runs from 11:15 a.m.-noon, followed by the clinic from noon-3 p.m.
Cost is $35 per camper for one clinic or $60 per camper for both. The clinics are designed for high school players who will graduate during the 2013-2016 time period.
For more information, call O-State coach Ben Grimm at 607-436-2661 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frost Bite 5K is Dec. 31
The Oneonta Family YMCA will host the 15th annual Frost Bite 5K at 1 p.m. Dec. 31.
Race day registration and number pick-ups will run from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the YMCA.
Cost to register is $22 (10-and-under $10).
For more information, call 607-432-0010 or email email@example.com.
OBGC to host winter lacrosse
The winter session of Lacrosse Oneonta runs Mondays through Jan. 21, 2013 at the Oneonta Boys and Girls Club.
Boys and girls in grades 3-7 will play from 6-7 p.m., followed by youths in grades 8-12 from 7-9 p.m.
There is no fee to participate, but players must be OBGC members. A small amount of equipment is available for beginners.
For more information, call Bob Leary at 607-433-0998.
WCDO offers live streaming
WCDO Broadcasting has added streaming capabilities that will allow fans of local high school teams to tune in to games that are broadcast throughout football and basketball seasons on Sidney radio station, FM 100.9 and AM 1490 WCDO.
The broadcasts are free and will be broadcast in real time on computers and Android smartphones via the new website at WCDOSports.com.
Past broadcasts remain available at WCDO’s main website, WCDORadio.com, in the WCDO Sports on Demand section. This free service will continue along side the live, real-time streaming at WCDOSports.com.
Volleyball leagues start soon
The Oneonta Recreation Department is accepting registrations from returning teams for its men’s and women’s volleyball leagues. A team must return at least 75 percent of its roster from 2012 to qualify as a returning team.
Registrations for new teams will be accepted until 5 p.m. Dec. 21. The program has capacity for 12 men’s teams and 12 women’s teams. Early registration is recommended.
All games are played at the Asa C. Allison Municipal building on the corner of Fairview and Academy streets in Oneonta. Men will play Tuesdays beginning Jan. 8, and women will play Wednesdays starting Jan. 9. The regular season will consist of 10 games and be followed by a postseason tournament.
Registration packets, which can be e-mailed upon request, are available at the Recreation Department in Neahwa Park. Teams must pay the $300 entry fee in full and complete a preliminary roster to register. Payments must be made via check or money order payable to the City of Oneonta. Cash payments will not be accepted.
For more information, call the Recreation Office at 607-432-0680.