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BASEBALL

Bobby Valentine's Sports Academy, 72 Camp Avenue, Stamford, (203)-968-2872. Year-Round baseball/softball training for all age levels and skill levels that includes: A professional curriculum with proven results. Private Lessons (1 on 1 instruction). Buddy Lessons (small groups of 2, 3, or 4 students). Clinics (programmed or create your own). School Holiday Day Camps and Snow Day Specials. Cage Rentals (with or without a pitching machine). Birthday Parties. The Fury Travel Program.

GloveWhisperer.com (Accelerated Glove Conditioning) offers free recommendations on general issues of glove fit and overall glove condition for baseball and softball players at all levels. Their all natural conditioning process makes a new or flat glove playable in days not weeks or months. For more info, email GloveWhisperer@gmail.com or call (203)-487-8997.

IST Sports Headquarters in Norwalk. Program registration is now open. 2013 Programs include basketball baseball, softball, personal and sports specific strength training and Pre-K skills development programs for all ages. Online registration is open and all programs can be viewed at www.integratedsportstraining.com. Please email istkatz22@yahoo.com with program questions. New Sporting goods store at I.S.T. Mon-Fri 3 p.m.-9 p.m. Equipment for all ages and skill levels on sale now!

Ct Blue Thunder 12U AAU travel baseball team holding tryouts in February 2013. This team will play in 7-8 tournaments in the tri- state area along with a tournament in Cooperstown Dreams Park, New York. To register for a scheduled tryout email your contact information to CtBlueThunder@aol.com

The Blue Jays Baseball Club is sponsoring a high school exhibition series in the Cooperstown, N.Y. area in Spring of 2013 for varsity and junior varsity teams. They are also sponsoring 3-game summer tournaments for 13U, 14U, 16U and 18U clubs. Night gams can be scheduled. Trophies awarded. For more info, call Harvey Sandig at 607-652-7740 with your open dates. Or email him at Cooperstown314@AOL.com

SPRING, SUMMER BASEBALL

The highly competitive Housatonic Valley Men's 18+ wood bat baseball league is looking for new players and teams for the upcoming 2013 season. We currently have 9 teams from New Milford, Sherman, Bethel, Brookfield, Danbury, Bridgewater, Wilton and Newtown. This is a great league for college players looking for a place to play this summer. Our season begins at the end of May and runs until August. If you are interested in playing contact Patrick Egan at 203-770-2991 or email him at pegan526@gmail.com

The Stamford White Sox will enter their seventh summer season in the highly-competitive Westchester Baseball Association and have earned a New England Regional bid the previous six years. If you are of college age and ability and would like to play a 35-to-40 game baseball season plus playoffs and tournaments, please email Inzi7@AOL.com or call Coach Inzitari at 203-219-0335.

Fairfield County's CT National Men's Sr. Baseball League (www.ctnationalmsbl.com) enters its 26th season in 2013, seeking capable baseball players 28+ years old for its 10-team league (NOTE: each team is allowed two 25+ year old non-pitchers). Teams are based in Stamford, New Canaan, Fairfield, Westport, Trumbull, Monroe, Bridgeport, and Milford. Our 18-game regular season schedule kicks off Sun., April 21 and runs through the end of Aug., plus playoffs in Sept. Regular season games are Sun. mornings 9am, either one 9-inning game or two 7-inning games. If interested, please email kgriff21@me.com

Babe Ruth BASEBALL

The Stamford Babe Ruth Baseball program will hold a new winter workout session for pitchers and catchers at Stamford High School which started Sunday, Feb. 10. It will run from 8:30-9:45 a.m. The program, under the direction of Bill Casolo and Bobby Augustyn, assisted by Dan Melzer, Rit Lacomis and DJ Mulvany, will run for four weeks and there is a $100 fee.To register contact Butch Lamotta at sbrl1998@aol.com There are still openings for the winter workout general session that runs from noon to 1:45 p.m. at Stamford High School.There is a $175 fee for players leaving Little League or currently registered with Stamford Babe Ruth and a $225 fee for players not registered with Stamford Babe Ruth.To register for this program go to baberuthbaseballofstamford.com

The Stamford Babe Ruth League baseball program will be running an umpire's clinic Sunday Feb. 24 starting at 11 a.m. at Stamford High School. The clinic will be conducted by Tom Byrne and Jim West and there is no cost.All returning Babe Ruth umpires are encouraged to attend. Any new umpire wishing to umpire in 2013 must be at least a senior in high school and a Babe Ruth graduate. Umpires are also required to pass the National Babe Ruth umpire's test.The clinic will cover a wide variety of items to help you become a better umpire. Future youth umpires may attend also if they are planning to umpire in Little League this year.A large turnout is expected. Those interested should email Butch Lamotta at sbrl1998@aol.com to reserve a spot.

LEGION BASEBALL TRYOUTS

Stamford American Legion Baseball Tryouts are set for Friday March 1 and Friday March 8 at 7 p.m. each evening at Bobby Valentine's Sports Academy. Please visit the Stamford Legion Baseball website for more information on the teams, coaching staffs, and registration form: www.stamfordlegionbaseball.com or email Chris Sabia at CSabia17@aol.com

SOFTBALL UMPIRES CLINIC

The Stamford Softball Umpires Association will conduct a Clinic for potential new Umpires on Monday March 18 thru Wednesday March 20 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 pm at the Stamford Government Center. Fee for the clinic is $35 which can be applied to ASA dues upon satisfactory completion of the clinic. For more info, please call Robert Hornbuckle at 203-613-4972 or Larry Miller at 203-324-7452.

STAMFORD SPORTS HISTORY

The Stamford Historical Society is hosting an exhibit "Forging a Community: Stamford on the Gridiron and on the Diamond 1860-1975." The event opened in September at the group's 1508 High Ridge Road facility and will run through April. Numerous photographs and memorabilia of Stamford football and baseball teams are on display in the galleries. The display is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. There is no charge (donations are appreciated). Call 203-329-1183 for information.

BASEBALL DONATIONS

The Polish National Youth Baseball Foundation wants your excess and used sports equipment. Baseballs, bases, bats, catcher's equipment, gloves, uniforms, etc. Donations can be dropped off at Clark's Trophies, Instant Replay in Springdale, or we will pick up. For more info, contact Al Kaproski at 203-323-9944. The Stamford Old-Timers are helping to promote Baseball in Poland and Eastern Europe.

BASKETBALL CLINICS

Former UConn point guard Craig Austrie's Basketball IQ Skills camp at the Stamford YMCA is offering a pair of one-year membership packages. For Gold Membership at $245 per month, a player receives three private/semi-private sessions per month. Additional sessions at $45 each. Free evaluation game once per month. 25 percent off summer camp registration. You can get two free sessions if you refer a friend within 30 days of signing up. Craig will also serve as a basketball mentor looking toward AAU, school or college recruiting. The platinum membership at $325 per month entitles a player to four private/semi-private sessions, additional sessions at $36 each, one free evaluation game per month, two free summer camp sessions (a $450 savings), three free sessions for a friend referred within 30 days and basketball mentor sessions. For more info, please email caustrie@gmail.com or call 203-832-2265 or visit www.craigaustrie.net

Craig Austrie's Basketball Spring Evaluation League. Players will be evaluated during every game. At the end of each day players will walk away with an individualized report on their strengths and weaknesses. They will have fun, compete, and receive constructive criticism from Craig and his staff through a written report card when their game is finished. This is a great opportunity to get better. There will be a limited amount of spots available per age group to maximize playing time. Price is $350 for 10 game league Saturday mornings at Stamford YMCA at 909 Washington Blvd starts March 16 ends May 18. Grades 5-7 play 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Grades 8-11 play 11 a.m.- noon. Parents are welcome to stay and watch their children play! for more info, please email caustrie@gmail.com or call 203-832-2265.

CT CHALLENGE EVENT

New York Giants linebacker Mark Herzlich is the featured speaker for the next CT Challenge Speaker's Series event, Thursday, March 21 in Fairfield. Herzlich, who is a cancer survivor, will give his talk "From Cancer to the Super Bowl" at the Roger Ludlowe Middle School at 7 pm. Advance tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students, and all tickets at the door priced at $10. To purchase tickets visit www.ctchallenge.org/herzlich. Funds raised support survivorship programs and events at the CT Challenge Center for Survivorship in Southport and at hospitals around the state who are members of the CT Challenge Survivorship Network, in addition to groundbreaking research that will benefit cancer survivors everywhere.

COACHING VACANCIES

Trinity Catholic High School has openings for Girls Soccer Head Coach and Assistant Freshman Baseball Coach. Anyone interested can contact athletic director Tracy Nichols by calling 203-322-3401 ext 17 or by email at trinitycatholic.high@snet.net

BOXING, YOGA

Newly certified Yoga teacher Ahmad Mickens of Revolution Fitness is holding a series of weekly B-Yoga classes at Revolution Fitness gym. On January 1, 2013, Revolution Fitness moved to its new gym at 579 Pacific Street, Stamford. For more information, please email Ahmad@revolutionfitness.org. Revolution Fitness is hosting Crossfit Classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. as well as Wednesday mornings from 6 a.m.-9 a.m. Revolution Fitness also has a new program "The Yard" focusing on strength and hypertrophy. Zumba Classes are available as well. Men and women. Take part in 4 months of professional boxing workouts to participate in White Collar Fight Club Benefit Gala in June 2013. Price is $480 for gym members, $780 for non-members or $700 if pay in full upfront. Registration Sat. February 23 2-4 p.m. at Revolution Fitness Gym. Visit www.revolutionfitness.org for more info. Anyone interested in working out alongside the Revolution Fitness Youth Boxers for one hour can call 203-355-2666 or e-mail ahmadmickens@rfyouthboxing.com and get details on Operation Motivation.

SYNCHRONIZED SKATING

Registration is now underway for the upcoming Southern Connecticut Synchronized Skating Tryouts. Southern Connecticut Synchronized Skating teams will hold a series of tryouts for the 2013-2014 season in March at Terry Conners Rink in Stamford for our Sprites, Shimmers and Shadows. Skaters are encouraged to preregister now until the event with a completed registration form and check payment to SCSSPO. Send to Shannon Marciano, President SCSSPO, 943 South Ave, New Canaan, CT 06840. Walk-ins welcome but all payments and forms due by the first day of Tryouts. Girls ages 6-19 are encouraged to compete for a spot on a team. Age requirements and space availability dictate the formation of each team. Visit www.terryconnerssynchro.org for more information, or send an email to info@terryconnerssynchro.org. SPRITES: Skaters working on Basic 5 or higher level skills can try out for the Sprites, a beginner team. DATES: March 11 - 5 pm-6 pm, and March 18 - 5 pm-6 pm, FEE: $50. SHIMMERS: Pre-preliminary skaters or higher can tryout for the Shimmers. DATES: March 15 -- 4 pm-5:30 pm, and March 21 -- 4 pm-5:10 pm FEE: $70. SHADOWS: Skaters age 12-and-up that are working on juvenile or higher can try out for the Shadows. DATES: March 14 -- 4 pm-5:10 pm, and March 22 -- 4 pm-5:30 pm FEE: $70.

SYHA GIRLS LEAGUE

The Stamford Youth Hockey Association (SYHA) Girls League welcomes ALL interested girls from the surrounding area. The Girls league is organized to provide a learning and recreational environment featuring equal ice time for all and competition among girl players of similar abilities as well as provide young girl players the opportunity to continue their hockey careers into High School Girls Hockey. Registration is open to girls birth year between 1995 -- 2006. (Note: Registration fee will depend on participation.) Registration is now open www.syha.org. If you have any questions, please contact the SYHA registrar at registrar@syha.org with any questions/problems regarding the registration process.

CT SEAHAWKS SOFTBALL

The Connecticut Seahawks 10U girls softball team has openings for a few impact players to round out the 2013 season roster. Practices start in January and continue twice per week into the Spring season. Interested parties should contact Richard Izzi at (203)-644-8716 or rich@radisupartnersllc.com Beginning in March 2013 and continuing through the summer the 10U CT Seahawks will play in 6-7 tournaments and in the Fairfield County Fastpitch Softball League (FCFSL). Offseason practice started on January 7 and continues indoors twice per week.

COED T-BALL

The Greenwich Department of Parks and Recreation announces registration for Coed T-Ball will begin BY MAIL ONLY, Monday, February 25, 2013. There are two separate T-Ball programs. Five-year-old T-Ball is for children that will turn age 5 by April 30, 2013. This program will use the T for hitting through out the program. Six-year-old T-Ball is for children who will turn age 6 by April 30, 2013. This program will be a combination of coach pitch, and use of the T. Children turning 7 years old by April 30, 2013, are not eligible. Please see the Parks and Recreation Small Fry program for information for those children. The program will meet on Saturday afternoons April 27 -- June 8 at the Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center Field. Each Saturday afternoon there will be a practice, and a three-inning game. The cost of the program is $90 and includes a team shirt and hat. For more info, and a registration form please visit www.greenwichct.org, or call the Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center at 203-532-1259.

Cal Ripken Baseball

Registration for the 2013 baseball season is presently being conducted on-line at the Cal Ripken Website: GreenwichCalRipken.Org The league is open to players 10, 11 and 12 years old as of April 30 of this year.Anyone having questions regarding the registration process should call 203-977-1715 and leave a message.

Rec Soccer OGRCC

The OGRCC is currently offering Recreational Soccer programs for children of all ages (3 and up). Soccer for Tots (Age 3 Only) Tue. 1:45-2:30 p.m., Litter Stars (Ages 4-5) Thur. 2 -3 p.m. and Fri. 2- 3 p.m., Kiddy Kick (Kindergarteners only) Fri. 3:40-4:40 p.m., Co-ed (Grades 1 to 2) Tue. 3:40- 4:40 p.m. and Fri. 4:50- 5:50 p.m., (Co-ed Grades 3 to 4) Tue. 4:50-5:50 p.m. Mickey Kydes Soccer (MKS) curriculums are customized taking in to consideration the developmental stages of each age group, and with an emphasis on soccer skills, responsibility, sportsmanship and fun. MKS has over 19 years of on field experience and is the Coaching Director for our recreational soccer program. Registration is open now and the programs start the first two weeks of January. Go to www.myogrcc.org, or contact the office @myogrcc.org, or (203)-637-3659.

Youth hoop clinic

Youth basketball clinics will be held at the Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center each Thursday starting Jan. 31. The six-week program for children in Kindergarten will run from 3:45-4:30 p.m. First and second graders will meet from 4:30-5:15 p.m., and third and fourth graders will meet 5:15- 6 p.m. The cost for the program is $100. John Czarnecki will head the program. Czarnecki has coached for the Greenwich Basketball Association, Greenwich Flame travel team, Greenwich Boys and Girls Club, and the freshman, junior varsity, and varsity basketball teams at Greenwich High School. . For more information, or to receive a registration form, please stop by The Bendheim Western Civic Center or call 203-532-1259, or visit our website at www.greenwichct.org.

TENNIS FOR TOTS

The Greenwich Department of Parks and Recreation announces that registration will begin on Monday March 5 for Tennis for Tots spring program at the Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center gym which runs on Monday April 1, 8, 22 and 29. The program for children 3 and 4 years old will run from 2:45 pm to 3:15 pm, or 3:15 to 3:45 pm. The 5, 6 and 7 year old program will be from 3:45 pm to 4:30 pm, or 4:30 pm to 5:15 pm, and 5:15 pm to 6 pm. The cost is $60.00 for the 3 & 4 yr olds, and $70.00 for the 5-7 yr old programs. Pat Cianciulli who has been the director of the Town's Tennis Program for two years will teach the program. He also teaches at various private clubs in Greenwich, and has worked at the US Open. He has taken the latest workshops with the USPTR. Tennis rackets will be provided. For more information or to receive a registration form, please call The Bendheim Western Civic Center at 203-532-1259, or visit www.greenwichct.org.

YOUTH GOLF CLINICS

The Greenwich Department of Parks and Recreation announces that registration is underway for youth Golf clinics that will begin at the Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center on Fridays starting April 5 for 5 weeks. The course fee for the 5 week session is $100. Join Coach John Czarnecki for an introduction to the fundamentals of golf. Become acquainted with the basics, including proper grip, stance, swing, alignment, balance, course etiquette, and rules of the game. Coach John Czarnecki holds a certified coaching permit with the State of Connecticut. He has been a golf coach at Greenwich High School since 2005. The course is for children 6 to 10 years old. There will be three sessions. Session 1 will be from 3:45 to 4:30 pm, session 2 will be from 4:30 to 5:15 pm, and session 3 will be from 5:15 to 6 pm. For more information, or to receive a registration form, please stop by The Bendheim Western Civic Center or call 203-532-1259 or visit www.greenwichct.org or Email coach directly at coachczar@optonline.net

Indoor lacrosse clinic

Registration is underway for the Town of Greenwich Co-ed Indoor Lacrosse Clinic that is open to children ages 6 to 12, at the Western Greenwich Civic Center, beginning Jan. 28. Children ages 6-8 will play from 6:30--7:15 p.m, with children ages 9-12 meeting from 7:30-8:15 p.m. The clinic will be held until March 18.

This introductory non-contact clinic will emphasize stick work, passing, catching, shooting, basic offensive and defensive skills, and small-sided games will be played. The cost for the seven sessions is $95 and must be paid during registration. Sign up early space is limited to the first 12 children per class. For more information please stop by the Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center or call 203-532-1259, or visit www.greenwichct.org.

BETTERIDGE GREENWICH CUP

The Betteridge Greenwich Cup 2013 series has 12 races this year and registration is now available for the first two new events. The YMCA of Greenwich Mile Swim & Pool Party takes place from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Sunday March 3 at the Greenwich YMCA. Registration is also available for the Greenwich Half Marathon (13.1 miles) which begins at 7 a.m. on Sunday April 7 at Greenwich Point.The third event of the series is the Cancer Care Walk/Run for Hope (5K Run/Walk, Kids Half Mile) at 9 a.m. on Sunday May 5 at Greenwich Point. For more information visit www.threadsandtreads.com or call 203-661-0142.

The other nine events are: the 49th Annual Jim Fixx Memorial Day Run (5-mile run, Kids Half Mile) at 8:15 a.m. on May 27 on Greenwich Ave., the Whole Foods Cook Your Buns (3-mile run, Kids Mile) at 6:30 p.m on June 7 at Greenwich Point, the Greenwich Point Mile Swim at 7:30 a.m. on July 20, the Betteridge Greeenwich Cup Triathlon (half-mile swim, 15-mile bike, 3-mile run) at 6:30 a.m. on July 28 at Greenwich Point, the HSS Tour de Greenwich XXIX (20 miles) at 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 15 at Greenwich High School, the Muddy Up 4 Kids II (5K Mud Run) at 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 29 at Camp Simmons, Susannah's Run (3-mile run, Kids Half Mile) at 9 a.m. on Oct. 13 at Greenwich Point, the Back Country Bushwhack (4-mile run, Kids Mile) at 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 10 at Camp Simmons, and the Jingle Bell Jog for Pathways (3-mile run) at 9 a.m. on Dec. 8 at Threads and Treads.

Greenwich Track Club

The Snowflake Fitness program for kids grade 2-12 will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays until March 7 at the Greenwich Family YMCA.

KIC IT TRIATHLON

Registration for the 6th Annual Stamford KIC IT Triathlon set for Sunday June 30 has recorded the highest opening day registration in the history of the race. The 3rd annual Kids Triathlon set for Saturday June 29 is expected to follow suit when registration opens on March 15. To register, please visit www.kicittriathlon.com This year is an expanded Kids Triathlon, to be held again at Cove Beach in Stamford. Due to great demand for entry into the June 29th event, a race wave for 6 and 7 year olds has been added to the race schedule. Children will participate in three distinct waves, going off at 7:30 a.m.: ages 6 and 7 will complete a 50 meter swim, 0.8 mile bike course and half mile run; ages 7 to 10 will complete a 50 meter swim, 2.5 mile bike course and half mile run; and ages 11 to 13 will complete a 150 meter swim, 4 mile bike course and 1 mile run. Prizes will be given to top age group winners. All children will receive a custom medal when they cross the finish line. The Stamford KIC IT Triathlon starts at 6:30 a.m. on June 30 with a .9 mile swim at Cummings Beach in Long Island Sound, followed by a 24.8 mile bike ride through downtown and North Stamford, and then finish with a 6.2 mile run back through Stamford's business district. The Family Festival will take place in the finish line area. Free and open to the public, the carnival from 9 a.m. to noon on June 30 will feature live music, food, a giant bouncy obstacle house, caricatures, face painting, carnival games and more. Funds raised from the weekend's event will benefit the emergency shelter and community programs offered by Kids in Crisis.

KAYAK SPRING SALE

The Small Boat Shop at 144 Water Street Norwalk, is holding a Preseason Sale Friday March 1-Sunday March 3. All in-stock items are 25 percent off. All ordered items are 10 percent off. Kayaks, Canoes, Rowing Shells, Paddles, Life Vests and all accessories. Just in time for the Spring & Summer Seasons. For more info, visit http://www.thesmallboatshop.com or call 203-854-5223.

YOUTH WRESTLING

Stamford Jr. Wrestling Club is in its 22nd year. Registration for the Stamford Jr. Wrestling Club Winter session is underway. The SJWC offers instruction and competitive opportunities for beginners and experienced wrestlers ages 6-14. Wrestlers will have the opportunity to learn skills, practice technique and gain match experience in a disciplined and fun environment. The program is open to children from all towns. For registration information visit www.stamfordwrestling.com or call 203-322-5366.

NORWALK Junior Cheerleading

Norwalk Junior Cheerleading is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that mentors and teaches aspiring cheerleaders in Grades 1-8 on the fundamentals of cheerleading. American Youth Cheerleading has participants ages 5-13 cheer for designated football teams as well as take part in regional events. Norwalk is one of 11 towns in the Colonial Football and Cheer League. For more info, please visit www.norwalkctyouthfootball.com

COACHING VACANCIES

Ridgefield High School Athletics is now accepting applications for the following coaching vacancies: Boys Lacrosse -- Freshman Coach, Spring 2013, Girls Softball -- Head Coach; immediate opening Spring 2013. Girls Soccer, Head Coach, beginning Fall 2013. Cheerleading -- Head Coach; beginning Fall 2013. Successful candidates will:Hold a valid Connecticut Teaching Certificate, Coaching Permit or be eligible for a Temporary Emergency Coaching Permit. Have successfully completed standard first aid, CPR and concussion management training. Have substantial knowledge of the sport for which the application is made. Have knowledge of legal and safety aspects of coaching, medical aspects of coaching adolescents, principles and practices of coaching adolescents and adolescent sports psychology. Show evidence of kindness, intelligence and the ability to work effectively with student athletes and with adults. Possess a steady composure, a sense of humor and grace under pressure. To apply, contact Carl Charles, Athletics Director, Ridgefield High School, 700 N. Salem Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877. Or call 203-438-3785 ext 1010.

WRESTLING FAME DINNER

The Connecticut chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame will hold an induction dinner on Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. at MGM Grand Hotel at Foxwoods Resort Casino to honor these men for their contribution to the sport of wrestling and our communities. The six men to be honored are: John Chacho, the former coach at Staples High in Westport and former official. Frank Chaves, the former coach at Simsbury High and a current official. Ken DeStefanis, the former coach at Central Connecticut State University and current youth wrestling club coach. Staff Sergeant Joseph Kapacziewski, a former wrestler at Bristol Eastern High, who is currently an Army Ranger. He has been on multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Bernard Nasser, a long-time official and former coach at Fitch High in Groton. Ricky Shook, the coach at Danbury High School. Chacho, Chaves, DeStefanis, Nasser and Shook will receive a Lifetime Achievement award for coaches, officials, media or contributors with at least 20 years of service. Kapacziewski is being honored with a Medal of Courage, an award for a wrestler or former wrestler who has overcome insurmountable challenges. Each award recipient will be permanently recognized in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame (Stillwater, Oklahoma) with an embossed name plaque, and each receives a plaque and jacket to commemorate the very special occasion. These six will join 29 other inductees from Connecticut in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. Tickets for the banquet are on sale now for $85 each ($25 kids age 12 and under) and are available online through cwhof.ticketleap.com For more info, please visit www.ctwrestling7.homestead.com/halloffame.html

CHELSEA PIERS CAMPS

Chelsea Piers Connecticut (CPCT, located at 1 Blachley Place in Stamford, is pleased to announce that a vast array of sports classes, leagues and programs will be offered at the 400,000 sq-ft sports complex in the winter of 2013. Led by an extensive team of accomplished coaches, teachers and directors, the fall programs at CPCT will cater to youth and adult athletes of all levels and abilities. Winter programming will be comprised of four core categories: Little Athletes (6 months to 5 years). Developmental (5 years to 13 years). Elite/Competitive Teams (6 years and older). Adult Programs (Leagues and instructional classes).The Little Athletes programs are taught by experienced, professional coaches who also teach the highest level athletes. Sports offered include basketball, gymnastics, ice hockey, ice skating, lacrosse, rock climbing, soccer, squash, swimming, tee ball and tennis. The youth sports development program offers a comprehensive, diverse and innovative curriculum for athletes of all ages. Developmental programs will feature after-school and weekend programs for kids ages 5 to 17 in a wide range of sports including baseball/softball, basketball, field hockey, figure skating, flag football, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, multi-sport, rock climbing, soccer, squash, swimming and tennis. Field hockey available at a later date. Elite training is offered for dedicated junior high and high school, prep school, and college athletes that are looking for a complete off-season training program to take their game to the next level. Elite training and competitive teams will be available for gymnastics, lacrosse, squash, swimming and tennis. Basketball and volleyball travel teams will also be offered. The Leagues at CPCT will provide competitive kids off all ages a broad selection of youth leagues throughout the school year, including basketball, gymnastics, lacrosse, squash, swimming, tennis and volleyball. The adult amateur sports program have league games played at CPCT with referees and full-time program directors .Competitive Adult Leagues for men, women and co-eds (individual or teams) will be offered in basketball, ice hockey, lacrosse volleyball and indoor soccer. Over-30, Corporate and Open leagues will also be available as well as a Masters swim team, competitive triathlon team, and tennis and squash leagues. For more info, visit www.chelseapiersct.com

CHELSEA PIERS TRIATHLON

Chelsea Piers Connecticut in Stamford announces that 4X USA Triathlon Team National Champions, Full Throttle Endurance Racing, will offer a triathlon training program. The triathlon program will include high-intensity triathlon training led by USAT Level II coach Scott Berlinger and USAT Level I coach Rick Krupa. Training is geared towards all aspects of triathlon racing for all levels, from beginners to seasoned veterans. For more info, visit www.chelseapiersct.com

KAYAK LESSONS

Since 1983, the Small Boat Shop at 144 Water Street in South Norwalk has been the premier source for anyone interested in sea kayaking, rowing, canoeing, and generally exploring the coast in small craft. Contact the Small Boat Shop of Norwalk, CT at 203-854-5223 or visit www.thesmallboatshop.com.

TENNIS FALL PROGRAMS

Shippan Racquet Club, an indoor tennis club in Stamford, currently has registration open for programs for both adults and children this winter season. Junior programs include our Junior Development Academy for all ages and levels, along with our Tournament Training and High School programs. For adults, we offer our Adult Integrated Method which are small group lessons, leagues, privates and seasonal court time. For more information on our programs, please call 203-323-3129 or visit us at www.shippanracquet.com.

Kings Highway, an indoor tennis club in Darien, has registration open for programs for both adults and children this winter season. Junior programs include our Junior Tennis Pathway Progression for all ages and levels, our High Performance/Varsity Training programs as well. For adults, we offer small group lessons, leagues, privates and seasonal court time. For more information on our programs, please call 203-655-8769 or visit us at www.kingshwytennis.com

TENNISIMPLE PROGRAMS

TenniSimple being offered at Shippan Racquet Club and Kings Highway. TenniSimple is designed for both total beginners and former players that are getting back into the sport after an extended absence. The fun, fast-paced lessons will have you learning the game and competing within a matter of weeks. The $150 fee includes six, one-hour group lessons with a licensed pro and a new racquet.The TenniSimple program is also located at Fairfield Indoor Tennis, Trumbull Racquet Club and Milford Indoor Tennis. For more info, Fairfield Indoor Tennis, 15 Old Dam Road, Fairfield, CT--(203) 254-0440. Kings Highway Tennis Club, 98 Old Kings Highway North, Darien, CT--(203) 655-8769. Milford Indoor Tennis, 580 Bridgeport Avenue, Milford, CT--(203) 876-1776. Shippan Racquet Club, 45 Harbor Drive, Stamford, CT--(203) 323-3129. Trumbull Racquet Club, 35 Lindeman Drive, Trumbull, CT--(203) 374-8622.

HELPING VETERANS

Operation Music Aid is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization based in Madison that secures musical instruments for our wounded servicemen and women. There is an auction consisting a Geno Auriemma signed guitar, two Geno Auriemma signed basketballs, a Jim Calhoun autographed guitar, two autographed Jim Calhoun basketballs and a signed football from the 2010 New York Giants. Bidding for these items continues. To make a bid, make the bid and your e-mail contact info to Operation Music Aid, Unit 1, 1 Orchard Park, Madison, Ct. 06443. For general organization info, visit www.operationmusicaid.org

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