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Crossover game hits Skaha Meadows
Former Penticton Pinnacles player Alex Elliot is bringing the crossover sport of soccer/golf to Skaha Meadows Gof Course on Aug. 23 starting at 1:30 p.m. Players use soccer balls on the course with a 21-inch cup and the rules largely correspond to golf. Cost is $25 per player. Call Skaha Meadows to book your spot or go to www.picatic.com/footgolfskahameadows. Kick-offs are at 1:30, 3:45, 6 p.m. (shotgun start, limited spots available).
Lawn bowling kingpins
Jack Byron, Delores Adams and Larry Bechard shocked the powerhouse representatives from host Kamloops, as well as Kelowna in the B.C. Lawn Bowling $1,000 cash spiel last weekend. The trio won five straight games to finish first. Trailing 10–1 in the final game, the group got on a roll to win 17–13. The event featured 12 teams representing Kamloops, Salmon Arm, Vernon, Kelowna and Penticton.
Baseball camp registration
Wave Baseball Academy has a player development and showcase camp on Sept.12-14 with Big League Edge Canada. Major League Baseball and college scouts will be in attendance. Pre-registration closes on Aug. 25. Contact Big Wave Baseball Academy at 250-493-0363 to register.
Discovery House Fundraiser
The third annual Discovery House fundraiser is Aug. 23 at St. Andrew’s by the Lake. Prizes available to be won include a new vehicle from Huber Bannister and a $10,000 home renovation by PCS Construction. Entry fee is $75 per golfer and includes nine holes of golf, door prizes, silent auction, 50/50 draw, team prizes and a dinner, which can also be purchased for $30 without golf and includes entry for the door prize and auction items.
Contact 250-462-1388 to register or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The event is to support men recovering from drug and alcohol addiction.
Gymnastics dad raising money
Springer's Gymnastics Adventures father Matt McNicoll is seeking Penticton's support as he raises money for the gymnastics club for upkeep and new equipment. McNicoll decided to do this after being approached during the 2014 Peachfest Grand Parade if there were any boys in gymnastics and if he could perform tricks. Over the next year, McNicoll plans to train so he can perform in next year's parade. During that time he intends to raise money with every dollar being a vote on whether or not he will perform in the parade wearing a team leotard. While training, McNicoll will also dress to reflect which side is winning to raise awareness for his cause. The goal is to raise $3,000 with $200 required for the team leotard. To support the cause, go to www.gofundme.com or check out www.facebook.com/PentictonSpringersFundraiser/info.
Tower scores 66 to win hidden holes event
Doris Tower carded a 66 to win the first flight of the Summerland Golf and Country Ladies Club, which counted scores using hidden holes. Behind Tower was Lil Smith, Vijai Vaagen and Amanda McConaghy. Second flight winner is Linda Palmer carding a 67, followed by Frances Colussi and Pat Gartrell and Donna Macewen. Winning the third and final flight was Sheila Westgate scoring 58.