Sports

July 6, 2012

Sports Shorts – July 6, 2012

Youth soccer camp

A youth soccer camp is Mondaythrough July 13 for youth program members. Classes for youth, ages 8 to 12, are 9 a.m. to noon and youth, ages 13 to 18, are 1 to 4 p.m. Sign up at the Luke Air Force Base Youth Center. For more information, call (623) 856-6225.

 

Scuba diving classes

Two-day scuba diving classes will be held July 14 and 15, and Sept. 1 and 2 at Silver Wings Pool. The cost is $99 and includes all instruction materials and equipment. For more information or to sign up, call (623) 856-7120. 

 

Youth dance class

A youth dance class teaching hip-hop, stepping and the latest in fitness trends is 1 to 4 p.m. July 23 through 27 for youth program members, ages 9 to 15, at the youth center. The cost is $10 a person. The class is limited to 24 participants. For more information, call (623) 856-7470.

 

UFC Fight Night

UFC fight night is live on pay-per-view Saturday and July 21 at Club Five Six. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., preliminary bouts are 7 p.m. and the main event is 9 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call (623) 856-6446.

 

Friday family fun

Thunderbolt Lanes is offering Friday family fun night from 4 to 8 p.m. every Friday for $35 per family of four. Two hours of bowling, shoe rental, two adult meals and two kid’s meals are included. For more information, call (6230 856-6529.




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