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Sandpoint High Spring 2014

Click to view this month's SHS sports schedule 

Boys Baseball - Varsity - Junior Varsity
Girls Softball - 
Varsity - Junior Varsity
Boys/Girls Tennis - 
Varsity - Junior Varsity
Boys Golf - 
Girls Golf - Varsity
Boys/Girls Track - Varsity

4th Annual Hope Pie Run :: April 26

Hope's Memorial Community Center, 415 Wellington Pl., hosts the 4th Annual Pie Run beginning at 9 a.m.  Admission is $5 and a pie (one per family). For more information, contact Mike Ehredt at dreemer61@yahoo.com.

Hershey's Track Meet :: May 2

Sandpoint Parks and Recreation, SHS Track and Field Team, and SHS Cross Country Team are proud to present the 2014 Hershey’s Track and Field Meet. The event is free, and will be held at the Sandpoint High School track, 410 S. Division, Friday, May 2. Participants must be between the ages of 9 and 14 as of Dec. 31, 2014. Pre-registration is encouraged prior to May 1. Registration forms may obtained online or at our office located at 1123 Lake Street. Late registration will be available on site the day of the event.
- A copy of the participant's birth certificate must be provided for proof of age at on-site check-in and late registration from 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Events begin at 4 p.m. Winners of the local competition may go on to the regional, state, and finally to the national competition in Hershey, Pennsylvania. 

TOPSoccer :: May 2-30

Sandpoint Soccer Association (SSA) and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation bring the TOPSoccer program again this year, and are now accepting registration forms for the Spring 2014 TOPSoccer program. TOPSoccer – The Outreach Program for Soccer – is a program to serve the specific needs of youth and adults with physical and cognitive/intellectual disabilities.

- TOPS league play begins Friday, May 2 and ends Friday, May 30. All sessions will be held on Friday afternoons from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Farmin Elementary's field. $15 registration fee includes a T-shirt for each player, and shin guards and ball for new players. Please call 263-3613 for more information. Pre-register by April 25 at Sandpoint Parks and Recreation, 1123 Lake St.

2nd Annual Bay Trail Fun Run :: June 8

The 2nd Annual Bay Trail Fun Run 5K & 10K takes place at 9 a.m. Sunday, June 8, 2014 along the stunning shores of Lake Pend Oreille and Sand Creek. You won't want to miss out on participating in one of the prettiest organized runs you will find in the Inland Northwest! The Bay Trail Fun Run is a competitive timed run and a fun run/walk open to everyone. Stay tuned for registration information. Sponsored by Friends of the Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail, the Idaho Conservation League, and Trinity at City Beach.

Registration fee: $25 before June 1; $30 on race day (stay tuned for details)

Information: 208-265-9565 or visit IdahoConservation.org.

Fry Healthcare Foundation's 6th Annual
Golf Tournament :: June 13

Mirror Lake Golf Course in Bonners Ferry hosts the Fry Healthcare Foundation's 6th Annual Golf Tournament starting at 11 a.m. Friday, June 13, 2014. This is our own "Ryder Cup" 2x9 format with 2 man teams. Bring your own team, sponsor a team, or just sign up and we will find you a partner!
- $50 per person
- 9 Holes of Best Ball - 9 Holes of Scramble
- Includes: Dinner, prizes, and lots of fun!

Don't forget to buy your Golf Balls for the 2nd Annual Golf Ball Drop! Sponsored by the Fry Healthcare Foundation. You can reserve a cart with the golf course if you need one. To sign up, contact Richelle Rode, Boundary Community Hospital, at 208-267-4851. Learn more at FryHealthcareFoundation.org.

Adult Coed Dodgeball Tournament :: June 14

Sandpoint Parks and Recreation hosts a Coed Dodgeball Tournament to kick off summer ‘14! Join us for this fun one-day event Saturday, June 14 and have a SMASHING good time. This is a coed tournament, so teams need to have at least 2 female players on the court at the start of each game. 

Tournament fee will be $65 per team, each team will be guaranteed 2 matches. All players must be at least 16 years old. It will be held at 1:30 p.m. at Sandpoint Middle School, with a mandatory safety meeting held at 1 p.m. Team rosters and tournament rules are available in the Parks and Rec office or at CityofSandpoint.com/ParksRec.

Get your 6-person team together and come down to Sandpoint Parks and Recreation, 1123 Lake St., to pre-register by Friday, June 6.

CHAFE 150 :: June 21

Registration is open for the CHAFE 150 Gran Fondo. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Sandpoint, the ride on Saturday, June 21 starts and finishes in beautiful Sandpoint, on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille after winding into Montana through lush river valleys of the Cabinet Mountains. Learn more at CHAFE150.org. Proceeds from the ride go to the Lake Pend Oreille School District, to help staff better meet the needs of students within the Autism Spectrum. Catch all the buzz about the ride on CHAFE's Facebook Page.

- Three routes! This year's event includes 3 routes: 150 miles, 80 miles, and a new 30 mile fun ride. Click to view the three routes.

- Register by midnight, Feb. 7 for a discounted registration price. 

Great Sandpoint Flatwater Regatta :: July 12

Sandpoint Rotary hosts the Great Sandpoint Flatwater Regatta from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Sand Creek's bridge. This is Sandpoint's annual canoe, kayak and paddle board race - just like the classic Ross Hall photograph!
- 10 a.m.: Canoe (single and double)
- 11 a.m.: Kayaks (single and double)
- Noon: Paddleboards

Sponsored by the Sandpoint Rotary; entry fee is $35 per paddler -- spectators are free! For more information, call 208-946-6079.

Schweitzer Mountain Trail Run :: July 19

Schweitzer Mountain Resort hosts 3.5 and 10 mile trail runs, with a 10 a.m. start time Saturday, July 19. Racers receive long-sleeve Patagonia race shirts. Learn more at SMTrailRun.com.

WaCanId :: Sept. 15-20

Registration is now open for the 2014 WaCanId Ride to be held Sept. 15-20, 2014!
The WaCanId is an annual bicycle tour taking cyclists on paved roads encircling the Selkirk Mountains of Washington, Canada and Idaho - hence the name WaCanId. The 6-day event covers 350 miles/560 kilometers and showcases the International Selkirk Loop's spectacular scenery - majestic mountains, beautiful lakes, rivers and North America's longest free ferry ride. We also have the best SAG support of any ride - so if you need a lift, no problem. There will be a few climbs to challenge you, but it will be the scenery that will take your breath away.
The ride is hosted by seven different Rotary Clubs around the Selkirk Loop and previous riders have told us that these Rotarians provide the best support of any ride they have been on. Space is limited so register today at WaCanId.org. 888-823-2626

Beginner's Climbing Night

Join an experienced Sandpoint Rock Gym member for Beginner's Climbing Night at the Sandpoint Rock Gym in the Old Granary, 522 Church St. Learn climbing tips, new techniques, and games during the session on the Rock Gym's bouldering wall. Held Mondays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; $5 donation suggested. SandpointRockGym.com.

Tai Chi

Laoshi Mark Duffner is a certified Tai Chi instructor and self-avowed Tai Chi geek. Duffner will be sharing his enthusiasm for the Tai Chi arts at the Black Bear Martial Arts Center, 114 N. Boyer. Drop-in classes are $10, and will be offered Mondays from noon to 1 p.m., and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Classes will include instruction on basic Tai Chi and Qigong forms and principles. Advanced students will receive training to an increasing level of depth and complexity in accordance with their readiness and willingness to learn more. To register or for more information, contact Black Bear Martial Arts Center directly at 208-255-1111.

Yoga, Dancing, Fitness and Wellness

Free Introductory Aikido Class. Natural Fitness, 1103 Superior St., hosts a free Introductory Aikido class every Tuesday and Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Come try a free class with master instructor Bob Batlia. 208-651-0125

Chi Lei Qigong/Tai Chi Exercise
. Blue Lake RV Resort in Naples hosts a Chi Lei Qigong class for health, and helps with mental clarity. The class will include the beginning of the 64 steps of Tai Chi. Participants are required to stand for 16 minutes to perform the exercise or, if you have a handicap, you may sit in a chair until you can become stronger. This is a great warm-up for the beginning of Tai Chi. One or two steps are taught at each class, with the next step added when the group is ready. Class is held every Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., and cost is $7 per session. Sponsored by Sandpoint Folk School. 208-267-7053

Hope Health Fitness Class. The Memorial Community Center, 415 Wellington Pl. in Hope, hosts Health Fitness Classes with Mike Ehredt every Monday and Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Please call Mike at 208-360-9647 for more information, or to sign up for the class. Cost is $5 per session.

Adult Modern Dance Class. Future Physique Pilates, 104 Pine St. Ste. A, offers modern dance classes designed to explore principles of body awareness intertwined with functional technique within various dance phrases. Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.; fee is $13/single class and $50/5-class card. For questions or more information, send an e-mail to amspampinato@care2.com

Zumba classes. Zumba is a Latin-dance based fitness class that is fun and highly aerobic (but non-impact). Choose from two class days: Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., or Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Classes are held at the InBody Pilates Studio; 208-290-2600. 66210.zumba.com.

International Folk Dance for Seniors. Luther Park, 510 S. Olive St., hosts classes on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The public is invited to attend, and class fee is $5.

Mindful Yoga. Every Monday and Thursday from 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Gardenia Center, 400 Church St. Deep, mindful yoga weaving dharana and pranayama throughout the sadhana with Maria Alberg. 208-263-2084

Pranic Healing Clinic.
The Gardenia Center hosts a free Pranic Healing Class upstairs in the library at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on the last Sunday of every month with one of the following practitioners: Teri McDonald, Mesha Edwards, Gloria Waterhouse or Kelly Navaro.

Yoga Class. Sandpoint Yoga Studio, 1309 Ponderosa Dr., Ste. 202, offers a free yoga class every month. Aimed to help melt away stress, all levels and ages are welcome. Donations go to a charitable lottery.

S.T.E.P. Training Centre

S.T.E.P. (Seeking To Encourage People) is a non-profit gymnastics and sports training center, offering gymnastics for all abilities and ages. S.T.E.P. gymnasts are the current and two-time champions at the Inland Northwest Gymnastics Championships. S.T.E.P. has many classes, clinics, and camps throughout the year.
- Classes run Monday-Thursday, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. (times vary by day)
- Fees begin at $40 per month (scholarship programs are available)
Class offerings include:
- Preschool and introductory classes
- Cheerleading
- Aerial awareness
- Competitive team levels
- Private and custom sessions (athletes and coaches welcome) available by request
In addition to its gymnastics programs, S.T.E.P. also offers opportunities for community service, off-season training (great for skiers, soccer players and other athletes), dance, tumbling, horse vaulting (gymnastics on horseback), intro to rhythmic gymnastics, private lessons and gym rental for groups.
- For more information, call 208-290-4513 or e-mail steptc1017@hotmail.com. Located at 101 McGhee Rd. (directly across from Coldwater Creek).

Area Golf Courses

Elks Golf Club. This nine-hole course is closest to town, just outside the Sandpoint city limits off Highway 200 East. 208-263-4321. Go to SandpointElksGolfCourse.com.

The Idaho Club. The championship 18-hole, par 71 Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course is open for public play for the 2012 golf season. Starting times may be reserved by calling the golf shop at 265-2345; tee times are required and players should call for reservations in advance. Located eight miles east of Sandpoint on Highway 200. TheIdahoClub.com

StoneRidge Golf. Located about 40 minutes southwest of Sandpoint off Highway 41 in Blanchard, StoneRidge has 19 holes on a scenic course with a par-72 layout. StoneRidge hosts a variety of specialty events; for a current schedule call 208-437-4653, or visit StoneRidgeIdaho.com.

Priest Lake Golf Course. Par-72, 6,500-yard course is located at 152 Fairway Dr. in Priest Lake amidst mountains, forests and wetlands on the west side of Priest Lake. Call 208-443-2525 or visit PriestLakeGolfCourse.com.

Youth Sports Jersey Recycling Program

Have your kids grown out of their red and white youth league jerseys? Sandpoint Parks and Rec. is looking for laundered, gently used Youth Sports Jerseys. You can put those jerseys to great use by donating them back to Parks and Rec.

Each year Sandpoint's Recreation department gives out approximately $2,000 in scholarships to youth programs, generously donated by various organizations. That money covers jersey costs as well as program fees - unless we have previously used, donated jerseys we can offer those who can't afford to purchase them.  Keep more money in our scholarship fund for kids to access for recreation program fees by donating jerseys back to us when your children finish the youth leagues.

- Drop off your jerseys during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Sandpoint Parks and Rec, 1123 Lake St. in City Hall. We appreciate your help!

For more information, please call Sandpoint Parks and Recreation at 263-3613.

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