FERRUM – Summer athletics camps in six sports begin this month and extend into August on the Ferrum College campus.
A volleyball skills day camp is split into two sessions: the Monday, June 10 camp is for eighth-graders and older and the Tuesday, June 11 camp is for seventh-graders and younger.
Camp is $60.
For information, call Ferrum head volleyball coach Ruthanne Duffy, (540) 365-4495 or contact her by email:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ferrum is conducting a wrestling camp on campus this year.
The Gold Intensive Camp is set for June 19-23 at the college’s wrestling facility, the old Hank Norton Fieldhouse.
This is an intensive training and technique camp in folkstyle and freestyle wrestling that has eight Ferrum clinicians on hand for individual attention.
Participants attending the camp can stay in the apartment-style dorms on campus between the wrestling facility and the cafeteria.
Cost is $350 for resident campers and $150 for day campers.
There is no set registration deadline, but the camp is limited to a class of 30.
Many have already registered, so it is recommended that those interested sign-up a soon as possible.
Ferrum softball elite clinic is Wednesday, June 19 at American National Bank Field.
The clinic runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is for rising high school sophomores through rising high school seniors.
Registration fee is $50. The fee includes instruction, lunch and showcase games.
For information, call Ferrum assistant softball coach Maggie White (540) 494-2631 or contact her by email: email@example.com.
Ferrum’s annual baseball camp is for kindergarten through seventh grade from July 8-11.
This is a day camp.
Half-day instruction is $95 and full-day instruction is $180.
Those planning to attend can save $10 if they sing up before Monday, July 1.
To register, call Ferrum’s baseball office, (540) 365-5412, or visit ferrumbaseballcamps.com.
A girls lacrosse camp is scheduled for July 8-10 and is for ages 6 to 18.
Cost for resident campers is $285 and cost for day campers is $180.
For information, call Ferrum head coach Karen Harvey, (540) 588-3979 or contact her by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
An evening soccer camp under the lights is scheduled for August 5 through 7 for elementary through high school students.
The camp is divided into two age groups and by gender: sessions for ages 6-10 are from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and sessions for ages 11 and older are from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Cost is $25 for the younger campers and $45 for the older campers.
Campers will practice technical skills such as dribbling, passing and receiving, and shooting as well as tactical skills such as attacking and defending in small groups and full field.
To register, log on to ferrumsoccercamps.com and click on the link: Under the Lights.
Ferrum men’s soccer coach Enda Crehan is the camp’s director.
Registration in advance is encouraged, but participants will be accepted through the start of camp.
Smith Mountain Lake tourney is set for June 7
SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE – The Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce is accepting registrations for teams and seeking sponsors for the annual Smith Mountain Lake Invitational golf tournament, now in its 23rd year.
The one-day, 18-hole, Captain’s Choice event takes place Friday, June 7 at The Westlake Golf and Country Club.
“This event is an excellent way to mix business and pleasure by spending a fun day out on the course with top customers or prospects,’’ said Andrea Fansler, the chamber’s event manager.
“A lot of businesses also use the afternoon as a way to reward employees, or treat it as a team-building experience,’’ Fansler said.
The tournament begins with lunch at 11 a.m., followed by warm-ups on the driving range and putting green before a 1 p.m. shot-gun start.
Following play, prizes are awarded to the top three teams, as well as individual prizes for longest drive (men and women) and closest to the pin.
Also, there will be drawings for door prizes.
SunTrust Investment Services is the tournament’s signature sponsor.
Other sponsorship opportunities are available at a variety of levels starting at $125, Fransler said.
“Sponsorship is an excellent way to showcase your business and highlight products and services,’’ Fansler said. “Several of the sponsor levels include entry fees for players, which makes it a win-win.
Space is limited so those interested in sponsoring or playing in the event should register right away,’’ Fansler said.
To sign-up, log on to visitsmithmountainlake.com/sml-invitational-golf-tournament or contact Fansler, (540) 721-1203 or email@example.com .
Professional wrestling returns to YMCA June 15
Pure Pro Wrestling is returning to Franklin County with a mat card scheduled for Saturday, June 15 at the Franklin County Family YMCA.
Bell time is 7 p.m.
The event is being sponsored by Misty Mountain Wares.
Tickets are $12.
Youth age 6 and younger are admitted free of charge.
Front row tickets are available in advance at Misty Mountain Wares.
Registration for Haley Memorial-SML Junior golf tournament is open
Registration for the 2019 Andrew Haley Memorial-Smith Mountain Lake Lions Club Junior Open golf tournament is open.
Deadline to register is Thursday, June 20 at midnight (12 a.m.)
Cost is $85.
The two-day, 36-hole, stroke-play tournament is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, June 24 and 25.
This year, the tournament makes its debut at The Water’s Edge Country Club in Penhook. The opening round is set to be contested on the par 72 layout.
The tournament stays in Franklin County for its final round as the concluding 18 holes are slated for The Waterfront Country Club in Scruggs.
Players ages 10 to 18 are eligible. Eighteen-year-olds must not have completed a year of college.
Golfers from Virginia and Tennessee have signed up to compete in this year’s event, tournament officials said.
The Haley family continues to award scholarships to local golfers in memory of Andrew Haley for whom the tournament honors. Performance in the tournament has no bearing on these scholarships.
Register on line at https://haleylionsjrgolf.com
FCHS seeks Sports Hall of Fame nominations
Franklin County High School is accepting nominations for its Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2019.
Applications are available on line, in the athletic office or at the school division’s Central Office.
Completed packages are due by the end of June.
The school inducted its inaugural Hall of Fame class in October and the second class will be enshrined on a date during the Eagles’ 2019 football season.
The Hall of Fame honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions to athletics at FCHS.
Eight individuals comprised the inaugural class. Seven individuals are expected to be inducted in 2019.
A selection committee of eight members, including FCHS Athletic Director Crystal Worley and FCHS Principal Jon Crutchfield, will review the nominations and choose the inductees.
A nominee must have been a player, coach, administrator or contributor. The nominee should have made a worthy contribution to the success of the Eagles’ athletic program and should be a good representative of Franklin County athletics through his or her life with high moral and ethical standards.
Former athletes must be graduates of the high school and must be 10 years removed from high school to be eligible for nomination.
Inductees will receive an honorary plaque and commemorative coin. The name of each Hall of Fame member will be placed on a plaque that will be on display in Samuel M. Hawkins-Central Gymnasium.
The inductees are required to provide FCHS with memorabilia that will be displayed electronically for one year from the date of induction.
CHA golf tournament is set for June 15
HARDY – Christian Heritage Academy (CHA) is staging its benefit golf tournament at The Westlake Golf and Country Club, Saturday, June 15.
Format is four-player Captain’s Choice.
Shot-gun start is 1 p.m.
Cost is $300 per team and includes golf fees, door prizes, dinner and awards ceremony.
Prizes will be presented to the top finishers and winners of the longest drive and closest-to-the-pin contests.
For information, contact Nancy Castillo by email:firstname.lastname@example.org.