Hall's All-Star Gala set for tonight
The National Baseball Hall Fame in Cooperstown will host its annual All-Star Gala tonight.
The Hall will show live television coverage of Major League Baseball's All-Star Game in the Grandstand Theater at 8 tonight. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m.
Fans will be treated to hot dogs and ballpark-style snacks, along with a limited-edition, commemorative All-Star Gala button. Scorecards will be distributed to fans, and official All-Star Game programs will be available for purchase.
Tickets are available for museum members and cost $10 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets may be reserved in advance by calling the museum's membership department at 607-547-0397 or by visiting the Hall.
For more information, visit baseballhall.org.
Outlaws baseball clinic Wednesday
The third annual Meet the Outlaws youth baseball clinic will run from 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday at Damaschke Field in Oneonta.
Uniformed Oneonta Outlaws players and coaches will run the clinic, which is for kids ages 5-12. Youths should come dressed to play (hat, mitt, and sneakers or non-metal cleats) and may bring items for autographs.
Bats, balls and all other equipment will be provided by the Oneonta City Recreation Department and the Outlaws.
For more information, call the recreation office at 607-432-0680.
DC amateur golf starts Friday
The Delhi College Golf Course will host the 47th annual Delaware County Men's Amateur Golf Tournament from Friday through Sunday.
The tournament features a championship division and five handicap flights and is open to members of Delaware County golf courses and Delaware County residents. Cost to enter is $100.
Applications are available at all Delaware County golf courses or by calling the Delhi College Golf Course at 607-746-4653.
Golf tourney Saturday at Ouleout
The Schenevus Fire Department Golf Tournament will begin with a 9 a.m. shotgun start Saturday at the Ouleout Creek Golf Course in Franklin.
Cost to enter the captain-and-crew event is $50 per person. The tournament will feature contests for longest drive, closest to the pin and putting. Skins and mulligans will be available.
To sign up, call Darlean Comino at 607-434-7371 or the Ouleout Creek Golf Course.
Hartwick summer camps continue
Hartwick College will host the following youth sports camps this summer.
Competitive Swimming III (boys and girls 8-18): Stroke technique camp run by swimming coach Dale Rothenberger from July 22-28. Residents $555; Commuters $450.
Soccer II (boys and girls 9-18): Run by men's soccer coach John Scott from Saturday through July 18. Residents $550; Commuters $400.
Field Hockey (12-18): Run by field hockey coach Anna Meyer from July 22-26. Residents $475; Commuters $375.
For more information, call 607-431-7000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oneonta State to host track meets
The Oneonta State athletic department will host Twilight Track & Field meets at 7 p.m. July 17 and July 31. The meets are free.
Events include the 50-meter dash, the 100, the 200, the 400, the 800, the mile, the 3,000 and the high jump (if facilities are available).
YMCA/Outlaws 5K set for July 18
The Oneonta Family YMCA/Oneonta Outlaws 5K Fun Run will start at 6 p.m. July 18 outside Damaschke Field.
The course will follow the former Tiger Run course and finishes near home plate. All timing will end at 6:40 p.m., 20 minutes before the start of the Outlaws game against Elmira.
T-shirts are guaranteed to those who register by July 11. For more information or an application, call the YMCA at 607-432-0010 or visit oneontaymca.org.
Next Authors Series event July 20
The National Baseball Hall of Fame will continue its Authors Series at 2 p.m. July 20 in the Bullpen Theater.
The series features special lectures and book signings and is included with regular museum admission.
The July 20 installment is "Rick Ferrell: Knuckleball Catcher" by Kerrie Ferrell.
Other installments are as follows:
July 24: "Banzai Babe Ruth: Baseball, Espionage & Assassination During the 1934 Tour of Japan" by Rob Fitts, 1 p.m.
Aug. 14: "Fenway Park: The Centennial" by Saul Wisnia, 1 p.m.
Aug. 28: "Fenway Park: A Salute to the Coolest, Cruelest, Longest-Running Major League Baseball Stadium in America" by John Powers and Ron Driscoll, 1 p.m.
For more information, visit baseballhall.org.
O-State to host golf event July 21
The Oneonta State athletics department will hold its second annual Coaches Golf Classic on July 21 at the Oneonta Country Club.
The captain-and-crew event will open with a 1 p.m. shotgun start and award prizes for first, second and third place in two flights. Prizes will be awarded for longest drive and closest to the pin as well.
Cost is $100 per golfer. For more information, call 607-436-3494.
Girls basketball camp July 22-25
The Oneonta State women's basketball program will host an overnight/commuter camp for girls ages 10-18 from July 22-25.
The camp is designed to develop fundamentals. Camp counselors include present team members.
Cost is $295 for residents and $255 for commuters. A non-refundable deposit of $35 is required with each application.
Applications and other forms are available at oneontaathletics.com. Full payments are required with registrations received after July 16.
For more information, call O-State women's basketball coach Daphne Thompson at 607-436-2360 or email email@example.com.
Football camp to run July 23-26
Former Unatego varsity football coach Art Rigas will conduct the Oneonta Boys and Girls Club's Football Camp, which runs from 8:30-11:30 a.m. July 23-26 at the Sixth Ward Booster Club Field. The field is on Scramling Ave. in Oneonta, across the street from the OBGC.
Cost is $25 for the camp, which is designed for boys ages 8-12. Campers will be grouped by age.
For more information, call the OBGC at 607-432-1133.
Lacrosse camp starts July 25
The High Octane Lacrosse Camp will run July 25-28 at SUNY Delhi's Clark Field House.
SUNY Delhi coach Bob Leary and his staff will run the overnight camp, which is for boys ages 8-18 and costs $375.
For more information, call Leary at 607-746-4610 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hall accepting film entries
The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown is accepting films for its seventh annual Baseball Film Festival, which is scheduled for Sept. 28-30.
Filmmakers may submit their work to be considered for the festival until July 27. Films may be of any length and genre but must have been released within the last five years and feature baseball as a primary or secondary theme.
To submit a film, send three DVD copies to: Manager of Museum Programs, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, 25 Main Street, Cooperstown, NY, 13326. Films selected will be screened at the Hall during the festival.
Tickets for each screening are free but must be reserved. Museum members may reserve tickets starting Sept. 4 by calling 607-547-0397. Any remaining tickets will be available to the general public starting Sept. 24.
For more information, visit the website baseballhall.org.
O-State soccer camp starts July 30
The Oneonta State men's soccer team will host its 37th annual summer soccer camps from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 30-Aug. 3 at the Wright National Soccer Campus in Oneonta.
Head coach Iain Byrne, his staff and players will run the Dragon Camp (ages 6-14) and the Elite Camp (high school players only) for boys and girls.
Cost is $125 per week, with a $10 discount for additional family members. The camps offer free supervision from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. each day.
To receive a brochure or for more information, call Byrne at 607-436-2102 or email email@example.com.
Soccer club to host camp this summer
The Cooperstown Soccer Club and Challenger Sports will host a British Soccer camp from July 30-Aug. 3 at the Elementary School Fields in Cooperstown.
Youths will be coached by a member of Challenger's British coaching staff and receive a camp T-shirt, a soccer ball, a soccer poster, an individual skills performance evaluation and free access to an educational soccer website.
For more information, visit challengersports.com.
Hunter education course Aug. 6-9
The Davenport Fire Department will host a New York State Hunter Education Course from 5:30-9 p.m. Aug. 6, 8 and 9.
The class is limited to 30 students. To register, call Losie's Gun Shop at 607-432-6452.
Chamber golf tourney Aug. 9
The Otsego County Chamber and Country Club Auto Group will host its 26th annual Golf Classic on Aug. 9 at the Oneonta Country Club.
The tournament will be a four-person scramble format.
For more information or to register a team, call Shelly Giangrant at 607-432-4500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Delhi basketball continues on Saturdays
The Delaware County Community Action Network will continue its annual Bald Eagle basketball skills clinic and tournament from 4-6:30 p.m. Saturdays through Aug. 11 at Delhi's Clark Court.
Players ages 16 and younger are invited to play. Tournament teams will be selected from the pool of participants.
For more information or to volunteer, call Ben Bray at 607-435-2516 or Will Outsen at 607-746-8070.
Oneonta fishing derby set for Aug. 11
The Susquehanna Bass Association will host the City of Oneonta's 55th annual Fishing Derby for youths ages 5-15 at 4 p.m. Aug. 11 at Hodges Pond in Neahwa Park.
Participants must have their own poles, bait/lures and clean buckets to carry their catches during the free catch-and-release competition.
Parents/guardians must complete a registration/release form for youths who wish to fish and may pre-register at the recreation office by Hodges Pond during regular business hours.
Event-day registration will begin at 3 p.m. The derby, which will last an hour, will follow.
Trophies will be awarded to winners and all participants will be recognized.
For more information, call the recreation office at 607-432-0680.
Golf tournament set for Aug. 11
The Oneonta Country Club will host the 20th annual Hughson-Benson Associates/Mang Insurance Group Firemen's Invitational Golf Tournament on Aug. 11.
Sponsorship money will be awarded to the winning fire department and cash prizes will be given for the best shots on specific holes.
The tournament, which also features a Chinese auction, will benefit the West Oneonta Fire Department as well.
Advertising in a sponsorship book is available as well. For more information, call 607-432-1310.
Ouleout to host golf event Aug. 11
The Headwaters Charity Golf Tournament will start at 1 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Ouleout Creek Golf Course.
Cost is $50 per player and includes greens fees, cart, gift and buffet. Prizes will be awarded to teams that place first, second and third.
The club also is accepting hole sponsors, raffle-prize donations and monetary donations. All procedes benefit the Headwaters Soccer Camp Series.
For more information, email Bonnie Johnson at email@example.com.
Hall's BASE Race set for Aug. 11
National Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Lou Brock will host the Cooperstown shrine's BASE Race on Aug. 11.
The Hall and Clark Sports Center will sponsor a 5-kilometer family fun run and a 10K competitive run Aug. 11. The races will serve as a foundation for the national launch weekend of the Hall's BASE initiative, which will introduce the concepts of healthy lifestyle choices to a worldwide audience and educate students about the dangers of performance-enhancing substances. Proceeds from the fundraiser will be used to expand the outreach of the BASE program.
Both BASE races will start and end at the Clark Sports Center. Registration is $25 for adults and $50 for families until July 15. Registration is under way at baseballhall.org and clarksportscenter.com. Additional details are available online at both sites or by calling the Clark Sports Center at 607-547-2800.
Brock will help open the Hall's BASE exhibit at 9 a.m. Aug. 11, just before the start of races. He also will participate in a moderated Voices of the Game event at 3 p.m. Tickets for the Voices of the Game event cost $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Tickets will be available to museum members starting Monday by calling 607-547-0397. Remaining tickets, if any, will be available to non-members starting Aug. 6.
For more information on BASE, visit the website baseballhall.org/base.
New Lisbon to host cycling event
The Upper Susquehanna Pedalers and Paddlers will co-host the Butternut Valley Time Trial on Aug. 11 in New Lisbon.
Online registration at bikereg.com/Net/16772 closes at 6 p.m. Aug. 9. Raceday registration will not be accepted. Sign-ins and number pick-ups will start around noon Aug. 11.
The race begins and ends at 3537 State Highway 51. A route profile is available online at ridewithgps.com/routes/120408.
Riders must be USA Cycling members to participate. One-day licenses may be purchased for $10 apiece.
For more information, call 607-437-2545 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gun shows continue in August
The Midstate Arms Collectors and Shooters Club will host gun shows on the following dates in 2012.
Aug. 12: The Unadilla Gun Show and Flea Market, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Unadilla Rod & Gun Club (free admission).
Nov. 4: The Oneonta Gun Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Oneonta Holiday Inn.
Tables are available for reservation. For more information, call Sandy Ackerman Klinger at 607-748-1010.
Oneonta Little League bus trip Aug. 25
Oneonta Little League is offering a bus trip to Citi Field in New York on Aug. 25, when the Mets host the Houston Astros.
Tickets cost $65 per person and include admission to the game and bus transportation to and from the stadium by Eastern Travel. Alcohol is prohibited.
Checks should be made payable to Oneonta Little League and mailed to 120 Park Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820.
For more information, email Terry Zimmer at email@example.com.
Outlaws coach offering private lessons
Oneonta Outlaws assistant coach Lou Proietti will run private baseball lessons for players of all ages and skill levels at Damaschke Field this summer.
Proietti also coaches baseball at Georgetown Prep in Maryland. His lessons will focus on hitting, fielding, pitching and throwing.
For more information, call Proietti at 201-232-4325 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.