Recreation briefs

LIFE CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY

Colliers International Las Vegas has scheduled the 17th annual Links for Life Charity Golf Tournament for Thursday at the Las Vegas Country Club, 3000 Joe W. Brown Drive. The theme is "Old Vegas, Baby!"

Registration will open at 7:30 a.m., and a shotgun start is scheduled for 9 a.m. Player gifts, a raffle and a live auction are planned.

Proceeds from the Links for Life tournament have been awarded to more than 50 regional charities, including the American Heart Association, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada, Boy Scouts of America, Habitat for Humanity, Helping Hands of Vegas Valley, the Ronald McDonald House, the Salvation Army’s Christmas for Kids and St. Jude’s Ranch for Children.

For sponsorship and registration information, visit linksforlifefoundation.org/nevada.

RUNNING EVENT RETURNS SATURDAY TO TOWN SQUARE LAS VEGAS

The annual event Ryno Running Las Vegas 5K is set for 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the northwest parking lot at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Hosted by MTV host and BMX rider TJ Lavin, the event has a cash purse set at $5,000 with a straight, out-and-back, 3.1-mile race around the "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign.

Registration for this USATF course- certified event costs $35. For more information, visit lasvegas5k.com.

A prerace expo is set from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Veil Pavilion at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road.

A portion of the event proceeds will benefit Olive Crest, a local nonprofit dedicated to preventing child abuse and to treating and educating at-risk children. For more event registration and information, visit rynorunning.com or call Ramona Acosta at 373-9820 or by email at ramona@rynorunning.com.

ADULT FITNESS CLASSES AVAILABLE

Numerous fitness classes for adults are available at community centers valleywide. Classes include cardio and weightlifting training, belly dancing, Pilates, boxing, Zumba and more. For times, locations and fees, visit tinyurl.com/fitnessclasses.

GOLF TOURNAMENT SET TO BENEFIT CHILDREN’S HEART FOUNDATION

The fourth annual We Heart Maggie Golf Tournament is set to start at 11 a.m. May 26 at Black Mountain Golf & Country Club, 500 Greenway Road in Henderson. Golfer registration begins at 9 a.m. for the tournment, which is set to benefit the Children’s Heart Foundation, a Nevada-based nonprofit that offers support to children living in Nevada with heart conditions. Family activities are planned from 2 to 3:45 p.m., with the banquet and awards ceremony at 4 p.m.

Golf registration with the included meal is $125. Those who are not able to attend but would like to be part of this event can register as a virtual golfer for $50. For more information, visit weheartmaggie.com or chfn.org.

ADAPTIVE RECREATION PROGRAM RECEIVES $5,000 GRANT

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.

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.

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.

NATHAN ADELSON HOSPICE PLANS GOLF TOURNAMENT FOR MAY 24

Nathan Adelson Hospice plans to host a golf tournament at 9 a.m. May 24 at Mountain Falls Golf Club, 5001 Clubhouse Drive in Pahrump. All proceeds will benefit programs and services provided by the hospice.

Interested golfers may register individually for $100 or as a foursome for $350. Registration includes a spot in the tournament and a catered lunch. To attend the luncheon only, attendees can register for $25 per person or $40 per couple. In addition, multiple sponsorship opportunities are available.

Bus transportation will be available. For more information and sponsorship opportunities, contact Stephanie Forbes at 938-3910 or sforbes@nah.org.

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS PLAN SKILL CLINICS AT 24 HOUR FITNESS

Skill clinics with the Harlem Globetrotters comedy basketball team are planned from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 2 to 5 p.m. June 25-27 at 24 Hour Fitness, 2090 Village Center Circle in Summerlin.

Participants 6 to 14 are invited to learn about the importance of staying active and eating healthy, as well as seeing the Globetrotters’ basketball skills and tricks.

Clinics are also planned during the same times June 28-29 at the 24 Hour Fitness at 5651 Centennial Center Blvd. in northwest Las Vegas.

As part of the partnership, the Globetrotters will offer participants a voucher for a complimentary ticket to a 2013 World Tour game. Additionally, 24 Hour Fitness will offer free three-day passes.

The cost is $59. For registration information, visit harlemglobetrotters.com.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS TRACK AND FIELD MEET SCHEDULED

A Special Olympics Track and Field Meet is set for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Arbor View High School, 7500 Whispering Sands Drive. For more information, visit http://calendar.reviewjournal.com/las_vegas_nv/events/show/256111844-special-olympics-southern-nevada-track-and-field-meet.

JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER SOFTBALL LEAGUE IS UNDERWAY

The Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada’s Spring Men’s Recreational Softball League has begun. Games will be played at the Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive, at 10 a.m. Sundays. Teams must have at least 13 players.

The cost to play for an individual is $70 for JCC members and $85 for guests. Full teams pay $700 for the entire team. The season is set to run through June, and each team will play 10 games, plus playoffs.

To sign up as an individual or as a team, call 794-0090 or visit jccsn.org.

SOFTBALL NATIONAL IDENTIFICATION PROGRAM SET FOR MAY 20

The ASA/USA Softball National Identification Program is set for 1 p.m. May 20 at Centennial High School, 10200 Centennial Parkway. All athletes ages 13 to 18 are encouraged to attend. Players are asked to report to the field at noon for registration. The registration fee is $99. For more information, visit softball-factory.com/national-identification-program/ or call 855-822-5115.

TEEN SUMMER CAMP SCHEDULED FOR JUNE

Teen Summer Camp Week 1 is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 11-15 at the East Las Vegas Community Senior Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave. Teen Summer Camp Week 2 is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 18-22. For fees and a full schedule, visit tinyurl.com/teensummercamp.

WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL PRACTICE OFFERED AT FREMONT MIDDLE SCHOOL

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.

QUAD RUGBY PRACTICE OFFERED

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 ONGOING

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

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

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

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

Ladder Leagues are from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays.

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

The cost is $25 for nonmembers and $5 for members.

For more information, call 229-6563.

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