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Men’s basketball league

PERU — The Illinois YMCA is offering a men’s corporate 5-on-5 basketball league to be played on Wednesdays after 5:30 p.m. beginning June 4. There will be an A and B division.

The team fee is $325 per fee and there is a $20 non-YMCA member player fee. For more information, call the Y at 815-223-7904.

BV boys camp

MANLIUS — The Bureau Valley High School Boys Basketball Camp will be held June 10-13.

There will be sessions for Grades 2-5 from 8:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., grades 6-8 from 10 a.m. to noon and high school as noted on the BVHS summer schedule. Cost is $40 if registered by May 30 ($50 after). All campers will receive a Storm basketball and T-shirt.

Checks may be made sent to Jason Marquis, BVHS, Box 329, Manlius, Il. 61338. For more information, call 815-445-4004.

BV Chute Camp

MANLIUS — Bureau Valley High School will be hosting the Chute Basketball Shooting Camp on June 16-17. The camp will include proper shooting technique, post work for inside players, guard work for perimeter players and ball handling and dribbling.

There will be sessions for Grades 9-12 boys and girls from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and for Grades 4-7 boys and girls from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Cost is $70 with a $30 non-refundable deposit.

For more information, call 712-272-3115 or visit

PHS girls camp

PRINCETON – The Princeton High School girls basketball camp will be held July 7-11 for incoming grades 3-12. Brochures are available at PHS and online at Cost is $55. For more information, call PHS at 815-875-3308 or coach Kevin Hieronymus at 815-866-9402.

Jimmy D Golf Outing

SPRING VALLEY — The 32nd annual Jimmy D Golf Outing will be held July 13 at Spring Creek Golf Club and Deer Park Country in Oglesby. The event is named for James A. Jimmy D” DeAngelo, who died in 1983 at the age of 37 after fighting cancer. It was the wish of Jimmy and his family to raise funds to help cancer patients.

Last year’s event raised $18,000 for area patients, and over the past 31 years, it has raised more than $638,000. This year’s proceeds will benefit the Esophageal and Colon Cancer Center under construction of St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley.

The committee is seeking hole sponsors for $100 and cart sponsors for $25. For more information about sponsorships, or to sign up to play golf in the event, call Diane Janz at 815-664-7260.

Jay Braida Golf

PRINCETON —The 2014 Jay Braida Golf Outing will be held July 12 at Chapel Hill Golf Course in Princeton. The event is sponsored by friends and family of Jay Braida, who passed away June 19, 2005, from melanoma. He was an avid golfer and sports fanatic.

The event was created in 2010 to help area residents in need. There is a need for hole and T-shirt sponsors.

This year’s recipient is Abbie Cochran of Princeton, poms coach at Princeton High School and an instructor at Main Street Dance Academy in Princeton. The mother of two young kids was recently diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer and underwent a bialateral mastectomy. She is married to Matt Cochran.

All golfers must preregister for the 4-person scramble. Cost is $60 which includes dinner. Check-in is 10:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at noon. Dinner will start at 6 p.m. with non-golfers welcome at a cost of $15 per person. There will be a silent auction.

For more information or to register, visit or find its Facebook page. You may also call 815-878-1861 or send an email to

Walks for breast cancer awareness

WALNUT — Sunset Ridge MX Park in Walnut will host its fourth annual Susan G. Komen Track Walks for Breast Cancer Awareness fundraiser on May 30 and June 20. The events raised more than $8,000 last year for the Quad Cities and Memorial Affiliates of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

The walks will begin at 5 p.m. on May 30 and on June 20, at the conclusion of the practice sessions for each race event. Pre-registration is available prior to May 19 for the first event or June 9 for the second event, online at or at the track for $15. After those dates, the cost is $20 per registration. Registration fee for both events will be $25. All participants will receive a T-shirt and goody bag the day of the event. Sunset Ridge MX is located at 24558 1100 East St. in Walnut. Directions are available on the park’s website.

Local participants who come out May 30 for the Walk will receive a half-price coupon to return for the racing on May 31. The world’s best ATV pro-riders will be converging at Sunset Ridge for the annual ATV Showdown that weekend.

“We are looking forward to challenging ourselves and everyone involved to go beyond our contribution in 2013. We all know or will know someone who has been impacted by this devastating disease, and the goal is to raise money to help researchers eradicate it for future generations,” Sunset Ridge MX co-owner Jan Pistole said.

For those who are unable to walk the track but who wish to participate, Sunset Ridge will offer shuttle transportation across the 1.8 mile course. Onsite registration for those who wish to register the day of the event will begin at 2 p.m.
For more information, contact the track at 815-379-9534.

Sunset Ridge MX to host ATV Nationals

WALNUT – The Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship, the world’s longest-running and most prestigious ATV racing series will visit Sunset Ridge MX in Walnut on May 31 and June 1.

The 2014 season marks the 30th year of this unique championship, which will visit some of the most well-known motocross tracks in the country over the course of a nine-round schedule that will ultimately crown a national champion.

On Saturday, May 31, and Sunday, June 1, Walnut’s Sunset Ridge MX, will host the fourth round of the 2014 season with the AMSOIL ATV Showdown. Hundreds of riders from across the country will converge on the facility for two days of rugged competition for both professionals and amateurs alike.

The Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship is the world’s premier showcase of four-wheeled off-road racing talent. The physically demanding sport forces riders to navigate a variety of obstacles as fast as possible over the course of two 15 minute motos, while controlling a 400-pound machine and battling alongside 20 other competitors with the same common goal. It’s a true battle of man, machine and the will to win, and the mental and physical strength needed to become a champion makes these riders some of the toughest athletes on the planet.

Bureau Valley PAWS 5K

BUDA — The Bureau Valley PAWS 5K run/walk has been set for June 14.

Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the race will begin at 9 a.m. Participants should park in the back lot of Bureau Valley South in Buda and then meet in the front lot.

To pre-register, visit The cost is $25 until June 6, which also includes a T-shirt, and $30 the day of event. Awards will be given to the male, female and BV student overall winners, as well as the first-place finishers in each age division.

This dog friendly run/walk is a character-building event which promotes a healthy lifestyles for Bureau Valley students.

For more information, call Trudi Buckman at 815-915-6920 or Sydney Young at 815-503-0869.

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