Sports

August 17, 2012

Sports Shorts – August 17, 2012

Fall triathlon

The fall triathlon featuring a 400-meter swim, 12-mile bike ride and 5k run is 7 a.m. Sept. 22 at Silver Wings Pool. The cost is $20 per military person and $45 for others. Register by Sept. 14 and receive a free T-shirt. Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in the open male, open female, over-40 male, over-40 female and team categories. For more information, call (623) 856-9334.

 

Combat PT challenge

A warrior PT challenge is 6 a.m. to noon Sept. 7 in Bldg. 825. The event includes fitness challenges to all branches, first responders and exercise gyms. For more information, call Sherri Biringer at (623) 856-2291.

 

Golf tournament

Falcon Dunes Golf Course is featuring a Labor Day tournament at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 3. The cost is $30 per club member, $35 per nonmember and $40 per guest and includes green fees, range balls, cart rental and lunch. For more information or to sign up, call (623) 535-9334.

 

Bowlers wanted

Thunderbolt Lanes is looking for bowlers for the winter league that begins the first week of September. For more information, call (623) 856-6529.

 

World Wide Bowling

World Wide Bowling is through Oct. 31 at Thunderbolt Lanes. Youth, ages 5 to 18, can enter to win a new bowling ball and bag by bringing family and friends to bowl. There are three winners a week. For more information, go to www.usafbowltowin.com.




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