Sports

October 12, 2012

Sports Shorts – October 12, 2012


Camron Tellinghuisen, 11, son of Staff Sgt Michael McCord, 8th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load maintainer, prepares to throw the football Sept. 28 during the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick event at the Youth Center on Luke Air Force Base. The NFL PPK program is a national skills competition for boys and girls ages 6 to 15.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Students take aim at targets during the youth and teen archery camp Tuesday at Luke Air Force Base. During the four-day course, children learned archery techniques from the Papago International Archery Federation archery instructors. They practiced proper drawing, weapon care and various types of aiming.

 
 
 
 

Camp-out and fishing derby

A camp-out and fishing derby will be held Nov. 2 through 4 at the Luke Air Force Base Silver Wings park. There is no charge but registration is required. The camp-out is limited to 150 participants. For more information, call (623) 856-6267.

Grand Canyon Day Trip

The Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center will feature a day trip to the Grand Canyon Nov. 17. The cost is $40 per person. Trip includes transportation and park entry fee. Space is limited. For more information, call (623) 856-6267.

Powerlifting competition

The Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center will feature a power-lifting competition at 10 a.m. Oct. 19. Sign-in is 9:30 a.m. Events include squat, deadlift and bench press in men’s and women’s categories. Register by today. For more information, call (623) 856-6241.

Start Smart football

Start Smart Football is a developmentally appropriate introductory flag football program for children, ages 4 to 6. Classes are 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 13 at the youth center. Parents work one-on-one with with their children. The cost is $20 per child and includes a T-shirt. The class is limited to 15 participants. For more information, call (623) 856-7470.




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