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July 2, 2013

Area Sports Briefs

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BASE Race set for Aug. 11

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and the Clark Sports Center in Cooperstown will host the second annual BASE Race on Aug. 11.

The event features a competitive 10-kilometer race at 8 a.m. and a family-style 5K run at 8:15 a.m. Both events start and finish at the CSC.

Registration is $25 for adults and $50 for families until race day, when registration will be $40 for individuals and $65 for families.

Proceeds support outreach for the “Be A Superior Example” program, which promotes the concepts of healthy lifestyle choices by educating students about the dangers of performance-enhancing substances.

Registration is underway online at www.baseballhall.org/BASERace and www.clarksportscenter.com.

The Hall also will hold a pre-race gathering for runners Aug. 10. Details will be released later this spring.

For more information, call the Hall at 607-547-0397 or the CSC at 607-547-2800.

Fingers to host Seniors Open

National Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Rollie Fingers will serve as celebrity host for the 31st annual Otesaga Hotel Seniors Open and Pro-Am Golf Tournament, which runs Sept. 3-6 at the Leatherstocking Golf Course in Cooperstown.

Fingers, a 1992 Hall inductee with 341 career saves, will participate in the Sept. 3 Pro-Am, which begins with an 11:30 a.m. shotgun start. Fingers also will speak at the fundraiser dinner later that day.

Proceeds from the Pro-Am will benefit Pathfinder Village, a residential community in Edmeston dedicated to children and adults with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities. Proceeds also will benefit the Hall’s educational programs.

For more information on the Pro-Am or to register to play, visit the website www.pathfindervillage.org.

The Seniors Open follows Sept. 4-6 and will feature close to 100 of the top senior professionals in the country. Tom Eubank of Ellijay, Ga., shot a tournament record-tying 64 in the final round to win the 2012 Seniors Open.

For more information on the Seniors Open, call the Leatherstocking Golf Course at 607-547-9931.

The Hall also will feature Fingers in a special Voices of the Game event at 11 a.m. Sept. 2 in the Grandstand Theater. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12.

Museum members may reserve tickets starting Aug. 5 by calling 607-547-0397 during regular business hours weekdays. Remaining tickets, if any, will go on sale to the general public Aug. 26.

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