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Men’s 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, and there is a $20 non-YMCA member player fee. For more information, call the Y at 815-223-7904.

Amy Wrestling Camp

PRINCETON — Coach Steve Amy will hold his wrestling camp from 9 a.m. to noon June 5-7 at Princeton High School. Cost is $50. For more information, call 815-875-3308.

YMCA Color Dash

PERU — The Illinois Valley YMCA Color Dash for Cancer 5K and 1 Mile Fun Walk will be held Saturday, June 7. Check-in is at 9 a.m. with the race set for 10:30 a.m. Proceeds to supplement Cancer Grant that provides funds to cancer survivors or sufferers. To register, visit

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 am. to noon, and high school as noted on the BVHS summer schedule. For more information, call 815-445-4004.

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.

Bonnell Memorial

MENDOTA — The 12th annual Tony Bonnell Memorial Golf Outing will be held on Saturday, June 14 at Mendota Golf Club. The event is sponsored by the “Team Thrive” team of the Relay for Life of Bureau County in memory of team member, Tony Bonnell, who died in 2002 from kidney cancer. All proceeds from the event benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Bureau County.

Open tee times are available from 9 a. m. to 1 p.m. The registration fee is $15 for club members and $40 for non-club members and includes 18 holes of golf with cart, refreshments on the course, games, snacks, and prizes. A chicken dinner will be served at 5:30 p. m. at a cost of $8.

Golfers may contact the Mendota Golf Course at 538-7241 to arrange for tee times.

Bruin Golf Classic

SPRING VALLEY — The 18th annual Bruin Golf Classic sponsored by the St. Bede Academy Bedan Club is scheduled to be played Saturday June 14 at Spring Creek Golf Course.

The event includes 18 holes of golf, cart, cart rental, lunch, dinner, refreshments and a gift. Awards will be given in both the men’s and women’s divisions. Cost is $80 payable by June 7. Check-in will be at 9 a.m. followed by brunch and a shotgun start at 10 a.m.

Please register by contacting Father Patrick Fennell (815-250-0705), sending a check payable to St. Bede Academy to Father Patrick Fennell at St. Bede Abbey, 24 W. Highway 6, Peru, IL 61354 or calling Spring Creek (815-894-2137).

PMH Foundation scramble

PRINCETON — The Perry Memorial Hospital Foundation annual golf scramble will be held on Friday, June 20 at Chapel Hill Golf Club in Princeton. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at noon

A prime rib dinner will be served at approximately 5 p.m. at the golf club. The cost for golfing is $90 per person which includes green fees, cart, gift for each golfer and dinner. First-, second- and third-place winners in each flight will receive free rounds of golf at various golf courses and each participant will receive a door prize.

To register or for more information, contact Denny Miller at 815-876-4495. Registration deadline is June 13.

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 throughout 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 at 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 children was recently diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer and underwent a bilateral mastectomy. She is married to Matt Cochran.

All golfers must preregister for the four-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 their Facebook page. You may also call 815-878-1861 or send an email to

Kids Running Clinic

PERU — The Running Rocks Kids’ Running Clinic will be held every Monday from June 16 through Aug. 11 at Baker Laker in Peru. There will be different programs for ages 7-18 based on abilities and goals. Cost is $10 and is free for members of the Starved Rock Runners Ltd.

Entry fee may be sent to SRRL, P.O. Box 1092, LaSalle, IL 61301. For more information, call 815-882-2120.

PCA 5K Eagle Run/Walk

PRINCETON — Princeton Christian Academy will host its inaugural 5K Eagle Run/Walk at 8 a.m. June 14, starting and finishing at Zearing Park in Princeton.

The purpose of the race is to raise needed funds for the school to purchase new bleachers for the PCA gymnasium. The race is open to people of all ages who will compete in several different age categories for medals. Those who prefer to walk are encouraged to participate in a non-competitive way. This is a family friendly event for all ages. Little ones who cannot run/walk a 5K distance can ride along in a stroller for free.

Several food vendors, a band and other exhibits will be set up at Zearing Park for the convenience and entertainment of the participants and supporters of the race.

Those interested in running or walking in the Eagle 5K may register online at or on Facebook at Prizes will be awarded for best times in each category and for overall winners; everyone who registers will get a T-shirt. Individuals, families, track teams and running clubs are invited to “run and not be weary” in Princeton Christian Academy’s Eagle Run/Walk.

PAWS 5K Run/Walk

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 begins 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 preregister, 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.

Dad’s Day 5K

MENDOTA — Dads can celebrate Father’s Day with their own Dad’s Day 5K on June 15 at Strouss Park in Mendota. Check-in begins at 7 a.m. with the race set for 8 a.m. Entry fee is $20 by June 5and $25 the day of race.

Registrations fees and T-shirt size may be sent to Rita Borelli, 232 N. 45th Road, Mendota, IL 61342. Payments may be made out to “Breast Friends.” To register online, visit

Four-Mile Trail Run

WASHBURN — The Sun Foundation is sponsoring the Four-Mile Trail Run/One-Mile Fun Run on June 7 in Washburn. Registration is $30 through May 31 and $35 through race day. Fees for the fun run are $15 with a T-shirt and $5 with no shirt.

All proceeds go to support the Sun Foundation’s children’s prorams. For more information or to register. visit or find their Facebook page.

Toluca 5K

TOLUCA — The seventh annual Double Diamond Dash 5K Run/Walk will be held Saturday, June 21 at the Toluca ball park, starting at 8 a.m. early registration is $18 before June 14 and $20 through race day. Entry fee is $20 by June 5 and $25 the day of race.

Payments may be made out to the Toluca Park District and sent to Toluca Diamond Dash, 402 N. Maple, Toluca, IL 61369. For more information, contact race director Mara Burns at 815-823-9476 or

Art Sarver run/walk

OGLESBY — The third annual Art Sarver run/walk will be held June 28. The race will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Oglesby Elks Lodge on 800 E. Walnut St. and will include three overall male and female winners. The top male and female will receive a plaque, and the first three finishers in each age division will receive an award.

Entry fee is $20 until Friday, June 20 and $25 from June 20 to race day. There is a family rate of four or more for $60 until June 20. For more information call 815-883-3389 or 815-488-3599.

The Runner’s Crusade

OTTAWA — The Runner’s Crusade 5K run/walk will start at 6 p.m. June 28 in Ottawa. Check-in is at 4:30 p.m. at Marquette Academy.

The top three finishers in each of the 13 age divisions for both male and female will be recognized. Entry fee is $20 for pre-registered runners/walkers by June 21and $25 after June 21. For more information contact Lisa Cheatham at 815-434-1149 or

Senior Olympics

QUAD CITIES — The 24th annual Quad Cities Senior Olympics (QCSO) runs through June 7 at Augustana College’s Erickson Field in Rock Island, and numerous venues around the Quad Cities area. There are more than 90 events in which to participate.

Most athletic events are Friday night, June 6 and all day on Saturday, June 7. The entire schedule is listed online at

New events this year include: Bench press, disc golf accuracy, and disc golf distance.

To register, volunteer, or for more information, contact the Quad Cities Senior Olympics office at 309-786-1677 or visit On-site registration is allowed for some events.

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