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Raiders swimming & diving team needs your help

FAIRBORN — With time running out, a group of former swimmers and friends have set out to make the upcoming college swimming and diving season a reality for the Wright State University team through a fundraising effort. If the funds are raised, there will be a limited schedule, including the Horizon League Swimming and Diving Championships. This will give the student-athletes an opportunity for one more season.

The fundraising group has been charged to raise $85,000 by Friday, June 30.

At the June 8 meeting of the Wright State University Board of Trustees, the members gave the directive to the Interim President Curtis McCray and the Director of Athletics Bob Grant to explore a plan for the swimming and diving teams to compete during the 2017-18 season.

As of June 29, the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has raised $72,803, or slightly more than 85 percent of the total. Contact Greg Lockard at gregl@cscaa.org to learn how to donate.

Inaugural HR Derby July 1

XENIA — The Youth Recreation Club of Xenia will be hosting its inaugural Home Run Derby starting at 2 p.m. on Saturday July 1 at the Xenia YRC baseball diamonds on Bob Evans Acres. The inaugural is open to all Xenia YRC kids in ages ranging from 7 to 15. First-place trophies will be awarded to the winners in each division and T-shirts will also be available.

YRC baseball players can sign-up for the event through Thursday, June 29 at the Evans Acres ball diamonds, in Xenia.

Vote for Grace Norman for ESPY’s

XENIA — Former Xenia Christian High School track & field and cross country standout, and current Cedarville University freshman and U.S. Paralympian Grace Norman is an ESPN ESPY’s award finalist for Best Female Athlete with a Disability.

Norman earned the gold medal in the women’s triathlon and won bronze in the 400-meter run, at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She’ll be in attendance July 12 at the nationally televised ESPY’s Awards Ceremony in Los Angeles. For a full listing of the ESPY ballot, and to vote for Norman, go to http://www.espn.com/espys/.

Rams seek varsity wrestling coach

JAMESTOWN — Greeneview High School has the coaching position of Head Varsity Wrestling Coach open at this time. Interested candidates should email Athletic Director Mark Rinehart (mark.rinehart@greeneview.org) a letter of interest and resume.

Greeneview Golf Scramble

JAMESTOWN — The Annual Greeneview Athletic Department Golf Scramble will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 8 at Locust Hills Golf Course. All golfers are welcome to sign up. Door prizes and hole sponsors are also needed.

Contact the Greeneview High School Athletic Department for details. Cost is $60 per golfer, which includes the golf, cart, lunch, beverages and gifts. To sign up contact the Athletic Department for a form or more information at 937-675-9711 or visit: www.eventregisterpro.com/event/greeneviewathletics#.WR3v34-9jkw.email.

Patriot 5K run set

RIVERSIDE — The annual Carroll Women’s Soccer Patriot 5K run will be held Saturday, July 29 at Carroll High School, located at 4524 Linden Ave. The course begins and ends at Patriot Stadium. A Little Pat’s Lap, for kids 7 and under, starts at 8 a.m. Cost is $6. The 5K begins at 9 a.m. Registration fee is $26 for adults, $21 for students, and $16 for kids 13 and under. Race day registration begins at 8 a.m.

To register online go to www.carrollhs.org/2017patriot5k. Online registration closes at midnight July 27. Event T-shirts are guaranteed if registered by July 14.

SW Ohio Track practices

YELLOW SPRINGS — The Southwest Ohio Track Club summer program is holding team practices Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Several meets will take place this summer. Practices for 7-12 year olds are 5-6 p.m. Practices for 13 and older are 6-7:30 p.m.

The SWOTC includes elementary, middle school, high school, post collegiate and master athletes. All are welcome. The SWOTC is a tax exempt and sanctioned program. For more information contact Peter Dieauer at 815-990-8452 or president@swohiotc.org or Head Coach Valerie Kirk at 937-450-4639 or coachval@swotc.org.

Reds fans can help ‘Strike Out Hunger’

CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Reds and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Cincinnati are partnering to “Strike Out Hunger” across Greater Cincinnati by hosting a food donation drive when the Reds play the Chicago Cubs at 7:10 p.m. on Friday, June 30 and 4:10 p.m. Saturday, July 1 at Great American Ball Park.

Fans who donate a minimum of three non-perishable food items from the time gates open (90 minutes before first pitch) through the 4th inning will receive a free ticket to an upcoming Reds game, limit one ticket per person.

Donation barrels will be located outside the ballpark’s main entrance on Crosley Terrace near the Pete Rose and Joe Morgan statues.

To learn more about the Reds Food Drive for St. Vincent de Paul, contact Reds Community Relations at 513-765-7018.

Dragons Hosting “Vintage Baseball Classic” Saturday

DAYTON — The Dayton Dragons invite fans to arrive at the ballpark early and take a trip back in time prior to their game on Saturday, July 1. The Vintage Baseball Classic at Fifth Third Field will pit the Cincinnati Red Stockings against the Eastwood Iron Horses in a match-up beginning at 5:30 p.m. Shortly after the conclusion of that contest, the Dragons will meet the Fort Wayne TinCaps at 7:07 p.m. Gates will open on Saturday evening at 5:15 p.m. Only Dragons tickets dated for July 1 will be accepted for entry to the stadium.

The Red Stockings are associated with the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame. The Iron Horses play their home games in Dayton at Eastwood MetroPark.

Players from the vintage teams will make their way around Fifth Third Field during the Dragons game to interact with fans and take pictures.

Greene County News

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