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December 20, 2013

Sports Shorts – December 20, 2013

Winter games bring out unusual events

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Second Lt. Jonathan Warzeka, 56th Security Forces Squadron Logistics Flight officer in charge, takes on the challenge of the dizzy bat race on day one of the winter games. Participants made ten full clockwise rotations before running to first base. The games were Dec. 9 through 13 and included a variety of events.

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Tech. Sgt. Derek Geske, 56th Security Forces Squadron unit security manager, rides in the tricycle relay from second base to home plate Dec. 9 during the Luke Winter Games. Participating squadrons each selected four members to compete in a series of relay races.

Youth winter basketball

The youth winter basketball training clinic is 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday for eight weeks starting Jan. 7 at the Luke Air Force Base Youth Center. The clinic is open to boys and girls, ages 7 to 12, who are youth program members. The cost is $20 per youth and includes a T-shirt. Register by Dec. 27. For more information, call 623-856-7470.

Snowfest tour

The snowfest tour to Keystone, Colo., is Jan. 24 through 27. The cost per single Airman is $190. Others pay $600 per person. Transportation, ski/snowboard rental and lift ticket are included. Register at outdoor recreation by Jan. 10. For more information, call 623-856-6267.

Red eye open

The red eye open golf tournament is 8 a.m. Jan. 1 at Falcon Dunes Golf Course. The cost includes continental breakfast, green fees, range balls, cart rental, lunch and prizes. Registration deadline is Dec. 27. For more information, call 623-535-9334.

 

Holiday jingler tourney

The holiday jingler golf tournament is 8 a.m. Dec. 22 at Falcon Dunes Golf Course. The format is four-player scramble. The cost is $47 per club member, $52 per nonmember and $57 per guest, and includes green fees, range balls, cart rental, lunch and prizes. Register by Wednesday. For more information, call 623-535-9334.




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