On Deck: Swimming sign-ups, Merced football fundraiser

May 29, 2014 

Aviators need host families

The Atwater Aviators of the Golden State Collegiate Baseball League are back for the summer season and looking for families to host players from all over the country. The requirements of host families can be seen at www.atwateraviators.com/view/atwateraviators/news/ host-families-16. If interested, contact Richard Ruiz at rruiz@atwateraviators.com.

Run for Independence

The Merced Running Club is preparing to host its annual Run for Independence on July 4 at Ralston Park in Atwater. The race kicks off Atwater’s Fourth of July celebration and will have 2- and 5-mile options. The race is open to everyone and costs $20 to register. The price increases to $25 after June 28. Participants receive a T-shirt and refreshments after the race. The top male and female runner in every division will receive a trophy, and the top three finishers will receive medals. For more information, contact Gordon Wilkinson at (209) 617-4042.

Merced Skimmer signups

The Merced Skimmers will hold registration for the summer swimming and water polo programs June 2-5 from 6-7 p.m. at the Merced College pool. The Skimmers are a USA Swimming-sanctioned organization providing training and optional meets for all levels. In addition to year-round competitive meets, there are also seasonal recreational meets. The Skimmers also offer youth water polo. For more information, contact mercedskimmers@gmail.com.

Merced football hosting golf fundraiser

The Merced High School football program will host the Bears Football Golf Classic on June 6 at the Merced Golf & Country Club. The tournament starts at 1 p.m. The cost is $100 per person and includes lunch. If interested in sponsoring a hole or donating a raffle prize, contact Kurt Smoot at (209) 756-0882.

Golden Valley freshman football

Golden Valley High freshman football summer workouts will start June 10 and run from 4 to 6 p.m. Workouts will be held every Tuesday and Thursday. For further information, contact Coach Stubbs at (209) 769-1128.

Atwater Competitive Soccer tryouts

Atwater Competitive Soccer will be holding tryouts at Atwater High on June 7 for its boys and girls U11-U15 teams. The tryouts will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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