2003-05-16 / Sports

What’s Happening In Rockaway Sports

Citywide League Enrollment
What’s Happening In Rockaway Sports Citywide League Enrollment

Health Plus, the Police Athletic League and the City of New York’s Parks & Recreation Department have teamed up to present the 2003 Health Plus Citywide Youth Baseball League, a free program for boys and girls ages 5 to 12 and boys only ages 13-15.

The free program runs from June 21 through the end of August. Registration for the league will be held on May 17 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. The season starts on June 28, 2003. Registration will be held at Sorrentino Recreation Center Hall at 18-48 Cornaga Avenue in Far Rockaway. The phone number is 718-471-4818 and the contact is Bernard Robinson.

NYJTL Tennis Begins

The New York Junior Tennis League will be starting their 2003 Spring After-School Program. The program is free to all youth ages 6-18 with kids having the opportunity for instruction, practice and play. All youth will have the opportunity have fun, make new friends and learning the thrill in playing team tennis. There will be novice and intermediate levels, community groups are welcome and everyone will play.

The program will take place at Beach Channel High School at 100-00 Beach Channel Drive from May 14- June 27. The hours are Monday-Friday from 3-6 p.m. Walk on registration only. For further information on our programs, please call the NYJTL at 718-786-7110 ext.157.

Rockaway Grizzlies Practice

The Rockaway Grizzlies semi-pro football team will continue to practice at Beach Channel High School at 100-00 Beach Channel Drive every Saturday and Sunday. The time of practice will be at 10 a.m. The Grizzlies are looking to carry a 45-man roster so there are still plenty of chances for anyone interested to try.

The team will be playing in the Garden State Football League starting in August with an 8 game schedule. Scrimmage games will tentatively start in June. Anyone looking to buy equipment or have questions about the team, call Lionel Theophile at 917-992-3958 or visit their website at www.rockawaygrizzlies.com.

Rockapulco Summer Run

The "Rockapulco Summer Run Series" begins Thursday, June 5 at 7 p.m. on the boardwalk at Beach 95 Street. The runs will continue each Thursday evening to July 17th. The distances are ¼ mile, 1 mile and 5K. It’s a great workout and lots of fun for al ages. This year, the fees are $2.00 for kids, $5.00 for adults and $10.00 for shirts.

The proceeds will go to the St. Francis CYO Cross Country team. So put down the remote and get down tot the boardwalk. For info, call John at 718-474-4148.

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