Recreation briefs


Spectators will be the first to see the new rising stars for the PGA Tour during the annual Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters event March 8-11 at Southern Highlands Golf Club, 1 Robert Trent Jones Lane.

The 2012 Collegiate Masters field at the Southern Highlands Golf Club includes: Arizona State University; Duke University; New Mexico State University; Oklahoma State University; Stanford University; Texas A&M University; Texas Christian University; Texas Tech University; the University of Alabama; the University of California-Berkley; the University of California, Los Angeles; the University of Florida; the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; the University of Southern California; and the University of Texas.


The city of Las Vegas Adaptive Recreation Program has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the National Recreation and Park Association’s 2012 Parks: Return and Restore program. The city’s Adaptive Recreation Program was selected to receive the funding to support local community programs and opportunities for disabled veterans and members of the military.

As a result of this grant, no-cost enrollment for injured military personnel in adaptive activities will be available while grant funds last. The programs include a wide array of activities that offer a fun way to stay fit, including recreation and outdoor/adventure experiences, fishing clinics, one-on-one swim lessons, aquatic therapy and a seasonal golf program.

Wheelchair Sports provides opportunities in sports training and competitions throughout Southern Nevada in basketball, tennis, football, power soccer, quad rugby and over-the-line.

The city’s Adaptive Recreation Program, which is part of the Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department, levels the playing field for people with disabilities, giving them the opportunity to participate in recreational activities. Through activity modifications and special equipment, disabled athletes are able to play alongside their non-disabled peers.


Teens 15 to 17 who would like to learn the behind-the-scenes aspects of basketball can attend an entry-level basketball officiating workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Cambridge Recreation Center, 3930 Cambridge St. Cost is $27.

Participants will learn how to operate the clock and scoreboard, what it takes to become a good basketball referee, rules and regulations of the game, how to report foul calls to the scorer’s table and referee terminology, symbols and court presence.

Graduates of the program will have the opportunity to referee basketball games in the Development Basketball Program for second- through fifth- graders. Games are scheduled to begin March 10.

Those interested in the entry-level basketball officiating workshop can call the Cambridge Recreation Center at 455-7169 or visit Additional Clark County Parks and Recreation activities and events also can be found at


The Las Vegas Wranglers’ 2011-12 hockey season is set to run through March 31 at the Orleans Arena. Tickets range from $6 to $38. For more information, visit


Spring youth flag football sign-ups have started for children ages 6-14 at the Cimarron Rose Community Center, 5591 N. Cimarron Road. League play is scheduled for Saturdays from March 10 through May 5. The cost is $75 per person and includes jerseys, awards, practices, coaching and all games. For more information, call 229-1607.


Wheelchair basketball practice for those ages 14 to adult is available from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Fremont Middle School, 1100 E. St. Louis Ave. For more information, call 229-4796.


A Development Basketball Program for second- through fifth-graders is set to begin March 10 at the Cambridge Recreation Center, 3930 Cambridge St. For more information, call 455-7169 or visit


Quad rugby practice for players ages 14 to adult is available from 5:50 to 7:30 p.m. Fridays at the Minker Sports Complex, 275 N. Mojave Road. For more information, call 229-4796.


Adult racquetball leagues have begun at the Minker Sports Complex, 275 N. Mojave Road.

Intermediate/Advanced singles league are from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays.

Novice singles league are from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays.

Intermediate/Advanced singles league are from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays.

Ladder League is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays.

Leagues run for six weeks, plus an end-of-season tournament.

The costs are $25 for nonmembers and $5 for members.

For more information, call 229-6563.

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