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 Blue Ridge Cable, in partnership with the Lancaster Barnstormers, is offering a Baseball Camp/Clinic Experience Sweepstakes this summer for 25 youths ages 7-12. The children will learn baseball skills as part of the 2022 Summer Baseball Camps/Clinics being offered at Clipper Magazine Stadium. Through the sweepstakes, Blue Ridge is offering five spots in five different camps/clinics throughout the summer. The Skills Camp (June 21-23) allows youth to work directly with Barnstormers coach Troy Steffy. The Barnstormers Player Run Camp (July 12-14) has kids working with the Barnstormer team. The Evening Camp (Aug. 8) gives the unique experience of working on baseball skills under the lights of Clipper Magazine Stadium. Two Parent & Child Clinics provide a true family experience where parent and youth work together on skills. To enter the Blue Ridge Baseball Camp/Clinic Experience Sweepstakes, visit Deadline to enter is June 5. For information about the sweepstakes, contact Cindy Mellinger at [email protected] or call 717-733-6006, ext. 2551.


 The Bears Basketball Camp, run by Elizabethtown boys basketball coach Lee Eckert and his players, is set for noon to 3 p.m. June 20-23. Camp, for youth in Grades 3-8, will focus on the fundamentals of basketball in a fun but competitive atmosphere (ball handling, shooting, passing, defense, rebounding, post moves, etc). T-shirt is included in fee. Camp will be held in the Daubert Gym. To register or for information, go online at or call 717-367-0355.


 The Lancaster Sunrise Rotary Club is announcing a new date for the annual Ride For The Community (formerly the Ride for Literacy) on Saturday, June 4. Riders may choose between three leisure routes: 10, 21 or 43 miles, or combine rides to enjoy the longer challenge of a metric century. All rides begin and end at Manheim Township Community Park, located about 1 mile west of Route 501 on East Petersburg Road, Lancaster. The event will be held rain or shine. Visit the website to register at The registration fee is $35. Online registration will end June 1. Riders may also register at the park the day of the race for $40. All riders should check in at Manheim Township Community Park from 7-9 a.m. It is requested the metric century riders start the ride by 8 a.m. Helmets and closed-toe shoes are required. All riders must return to the park no later than 2 p.m. as support will be shutting down. Lunch will be provided at the park.


 GEARS will offer a field hockey camp from 6-7 p.m. June 6-10. Participants will be introduced to the game of field hockey and learn the basic skills in grades K-3. More advanced skills and game concepts for grades 4-7 will be taught. Camp is run by Elizabethtown coaches. Participants will need field hockey stick, shinguards and mouth guard (field hockey stick can be provided if you don’t have one). T-shirt is included in fee. Camp is at Jane Hoover Field, 600 E. High St., Elizabethtown. To register or for more information, go online or call 717-367-0355.

 Manheim Township Field Hockey Youth Field Hockey Clinic, presented by the MTGFH Booster Club, will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. May 23-26 at Manheim Township’s Ed Journey Field (Field H). Athletes entering grades K-6 in fall of 2022 are eligible. Cost is $75 (includes a T-shirt) or $100 (includes a shirt, stick, shin guards, mouthguard and ball). The clinic will be under the direction of high school head coach Jessica Shellenberger, her staff and current MTFH players. Come out and learn the fundamentals or keep up with your skills for the fall season. For information, email Coach Shellenberger at [email protected]

 Next Level Youth Field Hockey Camp, directed by head coach Jessica Shellenberger, will take place at Manheim Township High School July 11-14 and run daily 8-11 a.m. The camp is for all interested field hockey players entering grades 1-8 this fall. For information, contact Coach Shellenberger at [email protected] or check out the website at

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 The Engle Printing & Publishing Co., Inc. 15th Annual Drive Against Homelessness Golf Outing will be held Friday, June 10 at Crossgates Golf Club in Millersville. Proceeds benefit Good Samaritan Services to provide housing and supportive services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Lancaster and Chester counties. The four-player scramble event will have two flights: morning shotgun start at 7 a.m. and an afternoon start at 1:30 p.m. Registration begins one hour before start time. Entry fee is $95 per player or $360 per foursome. Package includes driving range, coffee/pastries/lunch, meal after round, greens fees and carts, skill prizes and door prizes. Sign-up deadline is May 20. For more information or to register, go online at or contact Rachel Stebbins at 717-492-2531 or [email protected]

 The Columbia Economic Development Corporation will be sponsoring its sixth annual golf tournament on June 10 at Cool Creek Golf Club in Wrightsville. Registration is at 7 a.m. and a shotgun start is at 8 a.m. Non-sponsor entry fee is $75 a person or $300 for a foursome. For information and to register online visit or call Executive Director Bill Kloidt at 717-201-5134.

 The Lancaster Ladies City-County Golf Association tournament schedule for 2022 has been released. It includes: Two-Person Scramble, May 23 at Foxchase Golf Club; Better-Ball, June 21 at Bent Creek Country Club; Individual Amateur, July 25-26 at Meadia Heights Golf Club; Mixed Tournament, Aug. 21 at Highlands of Donegal Golf Club; Senior Amateur, Sept. 21 at Lancaster Country Club; Shoot Out, Oct. 16 at Meadia Heights Golf Club. For information, go online at


 GEARS is organizing a Coed Kickball League. Games will be played at the Elizabethtown Community Park softball field on Tuesdays from June 7-Aug. 9, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. League fee and rosters are due by May 21. Each team will play an eight-game schedule with playoffs. Team entry fee is $150/team. Register online at or by calling 717-367-0355.


 The ninth annual Arm of Hope 5K will start at 9 a.m. May 21 from Hope Community Church, 1806 Harrisburg Avenue, Mount Joy. This is a fundraiser to take kids out of the slums of Accra, Ghana, for summer camp. Last year the 5K helped provide summer camp for 600 children. Registration is by donation, and all funds go toward the summer camp. Runners also can raise additional funds by securing sponsors. Top runners in age categories receive a wooden trophy hand-carved in Ghana. Baked goods and door prizes also are given to runners. Find information and register

 Three Lancaster County community recreation centers are teaming up to add an extra level of competition to their annual 5K events in the recCenters of Lancaster County Triple Crown 5K Series. One single registration of $65 enters runners/walkers into three summer runs: The Ephrata recCenter Memorial Day 5K, set for May 30; the Hempfield recCenter Amos Herr Honey Run 5K, set for Aug. 27; and the Lititz recCenter Pretzel Twist 5K, set for Sept. 18. Three Masters, Adult and Youth combined age divisions from the events will award cash prizes to top finishers and runners-up. Awards at the final race. Registration deadline is May 27. Participants must complete all three races to maintain prize eligibility. Registration for individual races is available at each host recCenter. For information, go online at, call 717-626-5096, or email [email protected] Register online at or

 The F&M Track Club (FMTC) welcomes competitive runners to join it at the Franklin & Marshall College track on Tuesday evenings at 6 p.m. for weekly track workouts. More information regarding other aspects of the club including membership is available on the club website at

 The Lancaster Road Runners Club invites runners of all ages and abilities to participate in its fun runs, held at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday, rain or shine. This week, the group will run from Funck’s, 365 W. Main St., Leola. For information, contact Peg at 717-368-2525. Information on the club and its other activities may be found on its website,

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 Comet Soccer Camp will be held June 13-16 and July 18-21. Morning and evening sessions available for boys and girls entering grades 1-3 and 4-8. Instruction by Penn Manor boys head soccer coach, college alumni and current high school players. Camp focus will be having fun while learning soccer skills. Small group activities and practice games will be used to make learning fun. Concepts taught include dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting and basic tactics. Campers will receive a tee shirt. For information email [email protected]

 Lancaster Elite 2022-23 tryout registration is open for U9 to U19 players. Visit for information and to register.

 Manheim Township Soccer Club’s Spring 2022 rec soccer registration is open. Visit (rec page) for more information and registration details.


 Two teams in the Lanco 70 Slow Pitch League are seeking players for the upcoming season. One team is based in Willow Street, the other in Ephrata. Players must be at least 68 years old, or turn 68 this calendar year. The league plays slow-pitch softball starting in May, with games on Wednesday mornings. For the Willow Street team, contact Barry Weaver at 717-278-8508 or email him at [email protected]; for Ephrata, Bob Trout at 717-859-2627 or email him at [email protected] For other questions about the league, email Dave Rineer at [email protected]

 GEARS is organizing a Men’s Slow Pitch Softball League, scheduled to begin June 1 at the Elizabethtown Area Community Park Softball Field. There is a maximum of 20 players per team and a 10-player minimum. A team roster and registration fee is needed no later than May 20 to be included in the league schedule, which begins June 1 and runs through August on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. There is a 15-game schedule with playoffs. Fee is $550 per team. Teams are responsible for paying umpires $30/game. To register or for more information, go online at or call 717-717-367-0355.


 The East Donegal Township Summer Playground program is designed to get your children out of the house and active in a safe, inclusive and supportive activity. Summer Playground offers a wide variety of recreational activities for children. Leaders will create safe, supervised and fun-filled environments with activities including sports, games, arts & crafts and nature activities. GEARS will coordinate the summer playground program at Marietta. Playground will run Monday-Friday, June 13-Aug. 5 (no July 4) from 9 a.m. to noon at the Lloyd H. Fuhrman Park, 190 Rock Point Road, Marietta. Registration is accepted at the East Donegal Township Municipal Building or through GEARS at or 717-367-0355.


 At Beginner Tennis Camp, children of any skill level will learn the fundamentals of tennis using RED Quick Start tennis balls. In addition to tennis skills they will learn agility, balance and coordination. All skills needed for improvement in any sport. Brenda McBride, PTR Certified Instructor, will teach appropriate skill and age level. Ages 4-6. Set for 9-9:45 a.m. July 11-14. To register or for information, go online at or call 717-367-0355.


 A Track & Field Camp, designed to provide an introduction to all aspects of the sport including, but not limited to, training for the events, rules, competitive strategies, equipment for training and competing and nutritional needs and expectations. Camp will work on distance, jumping, throwing, hurdles, starts, sprints and relays. Participants will learn how track and field can prepare them for other sports. T-shirt is included in the fee. Coached by Elizabethtown varsity track coach Derrick McDonald, the camp is for youth in Grades 3-8. It is set for 6-8 p.m. June 13-17 at the Elizabethtown Area High School track, 600 E. High St., Elizabethtown. To register or for information, visit or call 717-367-0355.


 Donegal School District is accepting applications for the following fall and winter sports positions: Junior high head boys soccer coach, junior high assistant boys soccer coach, junior high assistant football coach and varsity head boys basketball coach. Interested applicants should contact the Human Resources Office at 717-492-1308 or email [email protected] to request an application packet. EOE

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 Warwick High School is accepting coaching applications for a junior high assistant football coach, swimming assistant coach and assistant basketball coach. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest and a coaching resume to Warwick High School. Attn: Ryan Landis, Director of Athletics, 301 W. Orange St., Lititz, PA 17543. Applications will also be accepted via email at [email protected]

 The School District of Lancaster is seeking applicants for a junior high girls soccer coach and junior high field hockey coaches. Interested candidates should email Athletic Director Jon Mitchell at [email protected]

 Manheim Township School District is seeking a junior high assistant girls soccer coach for the upcoming fall 2022 season. Visit the employment page online at to apply.

 Conestoga Valley School District is seeking to fill the following coaching vacancies: head varsity cheerleading, head varsity golf, head varsity bowling, head junior high football, head junior high cheerleading, head junior high volleyball, head junior high field hockey, assistant varsity cheerleading, assistant varsity girls basketball, assistant junior high field hockey. Interested and qualified persons should send a letter of interest, resume and three professional references via email to Dina Henry, Athletic Director, Conestoga Valley High School, at [email protected] EOE

 The Lampeter-Strasburg Athletic Department has coaching vacancies for the 2022-23 school year, including a head junior high girls soccer coach (open until filled). Qualified candidates should have previous playing and/or coaching experience. Interested candidates should apply online at Positions open until filled unless otherwise noted. EOE.

 Derry Township School District (Hershey High School) is seeking an assistant high school field hockey coach, an assistant middle school field hockey coach, a head high school girls basketball coach and an assistant high school girls basketball coach. Applicants should email a letter of interest and resume to Mike Montedoro, Athletic Director, [email protected] no later than May 27, or until position is filled. Acts 34, 151, 114 and 168 clearances required prior to selection.


 Brightside Opportunities Center, 515 Hershey Ave., Lancaster, offers a variety of programs for all ages, with a diverse population — yoga, family yoga, Tai Chi, nutritionist, fitness center and personal trainers, to name a few. If you are interested in signing up for programs or looking for information, go online to or contact Willetta Calvin at [email protected] or 717-509-1342, ext. 241.

 Ephrata recCenter, 130 S. Academy Drive, offers a wide variety of programs for all ages, including sports, fitness, wellness, aquatics and special events. For information, visit or call 717-738-1167.

 Greater Elizabethtown Area Recreation & Community Services offers programs and activities for all ages. Registration is accepted online at, by phone at 717-367-0355 or fax to 717-367-4138 with a Visa or MasterCard credit card, and by walk-in or mail-in at 600 E. High St., Elizabethtown, PA 17022. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

 Hempfield recCenter, 950 Church St., Landisville, offers instructional, group exercise and sports programs for all ages. Opportunities include aquatics, fitness, lifeguarding, personal training, sport-specific training, tennis, wellness and special events. For information, visit or call 717-898-3102.

 The Lancaster Rec Commission offers programs including youth and adult instructional sports programs and leagues, senior centers, fitness and wellness classes, summer playgrounds and day camps, full-day child care for infants through age 5, club activities, before- and after-school care, preschool education and seasonal family events. Call 717-392-2115 or visit

 Lititz recCenter, 301 W. Maple St., Lititz, offers a variety of programs for all ages, including sports, fitness, wellness, aquatics, American Red Cross classes, massage/facials and special events. For information, visit or call 717-626-5096.

 Lititz recROC, 201 Rock Lititz Blvd., Lititz, offers a variety of physical fitness activities, including bouldering, obstacle course — ninja warrior style, traditional fitness and special events. For information, visit or call 717-874-3281.

 Manheim Township Recreation Department offers a selection of sports leagues and programs. Call 717-290-7180, ext. 3100, or visit

 Southern End Community Association (SECA) in Quarryville offers a wide variety of recreational, exercise, sports programs and leagues. Call 717-806-0123 or see