The City of La Porte Park and Recreation Department announced today 2017 Spring/Summer Youth Sports registration continue at the Park Office at 250 Pine Lake Avenue, La Porte. Register for T-Ball (ages 5 & 6), Cal Ripken baseball (ages 7-12), Girls Slow Pitch Softball (ages 7-17) *Eighteen-year-old high school girls will be accepted, Babe Ruth Baseball (ages 13-15). Divisions determined by participant’s age on or before April 30, 2017.
The Michigan City Parks & Recreation Department announces that registration is now open for the Michigan City Youth Baseball League and the Girls Youth Softball League. Deadline to register for each is April 1, 2017. Registration can be done at the Park Office (lower level of City Hall) or online at www.mcparksandrec.com Cost is $30 for 5-6 year olds (with discounts for multiple immediate family members for T-Ball only). Cost is $50 for 7-15 year olds (with discounts for immediate family members for both Baseball and Girls Youth Softball). The season is from May through mid-July and includes 12 regular games with a double-elimination post-season tournament.
When the cold and darkness comes to those who spend their time outside what do they do? Runners hop on the treadmill, swimmers dive back into the indoor pools, and some, well, they head down to Florida.
The City of La Porte Park and Recreation Department announced they are offering a Men’s Slow Break Basketball League and a Women’s League beginning Monday, January 23. Both of the leagues will run for six weeks at the Civic Auditorium. Team entry deadline is January 6, 2017, at 4:00 pm, at the Park and Recreation Department’s office, 250 Pine Lake Avenue.
The City of La Porte Park and Recreation Department’s Adult Basketball program is taking team registrations now through Thursday, October 13. The program, also known as the Municipal Basketball League, runs from November through March, with a 12-game regular season followed by division tournament. We are offering a Sunday competitive league and a Tuesday competitive league. A slow-break league and a Women’s league (Mondays) will be offered a six game season after the first of the year. Most games are played at the Civic Auditorium, with some Sunday games played at the La Porte High School field house.
The City of La Porte Park and Recreation Department reminds teams the deadline to enter a team for Fall Adult Coed Softball is Thursday, August 18, with the captains meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 23. Games are played on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning Sept. 6.
Triathlons are not for the unmotivated. The combination of a quarter-mile swim, 12.4-mile bike ride and a 3.4-mile run is a tough feat for anyone. Despite the challenges, over 300 participants decided to take up the 37th Annual La Porte County Family YMCA Triathlon on Saturday morning. Athletes of all paces and ages took part in another fantastic run of the triathlon, one that couldn’t happened on a more gorgeous morning. Among these athletes was Rick Gosser, pictured above. Rick sported a shirt from Tri4Glenn.com - a website dedicated to the memory of a fellow triathlete. 100% of the proceeds raised from these are shits are being donated to Glenn's daughters.
What does it mean to have a family? Is it unconditional love, support and care? Is it the happiness that is bounced from one to another on a daily basis? Or is it the thrill of doing things together for the reward of creating lasting memories? There is not a better answer other than “all of the above” when it comes to creating a family bond. Doing activities together, like the Tour de La Porte (TdL), is rewarding for families. Shawn Arnsbarger is a mother and a six year TdL veteran who enjoys biking the beautiful trails of La Porte with her kids and supporting the runners to be the best they can be.
The Northern Amateur, one of America’s Major Amateur tournaments, tees off on July 20 at Sand Creek Country Club, and with that first strike off the tee so too begins the hopes and dreams of many of the best golfers in the country looking for their own “shot” at living out their dream of being a professional golfer.
Registration for the 7th Annual Indiana State High School Disc Golf Championships at Lemon Lake County Park is officially open. The Championship will take place on Sunday, July 24t at the Lemon Lake County Park and Flight Center. Team and individual competitors, ages 13 to 19, are welcome from across the nation.