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Upcoming events


 Dannelly 10K

The 10th annual Dr. Ed Dannelly 10K Run and 5K Walk, sponsored by the Galax Recreation Department and the New River Trail State Park, will be Saturday, May 1, beginning at 9 a.m. Entry fee is $12 for the 10K if postmarked by April 27, $17 thereafter and race day. Entry fee is $8 for the 5K walk. All entrants receive a commemorative T-shirt. For more information, call (276) 236-3218.   Baywood Ruritan golf tournament The Baywood Ruritan Club’s annual spring golf tournament will be at Crestview Golf Course on May 29, beginning at 9 a.m. Entry fee for the captain’s choice event is $25 per player. Teams and individuals are welcome. For more information or to register, call (276) 233-2936.   Bowling clinic, youth league planned Blue Ridge Lanes in Galax will host a free bowling clinic on Saturday, April 24 from 9 a.m.-noon. There is no charge. Children must be accompanied by an adult. A youth bowling league is also being planned. Age divisions are 7-under, 8-11 and 12-19 (ages as of Aug. 1). For more information, call (336) 372-2744 or e-mail mansfield-t-j@hotmail.com.   GNCC Yadkin Valley Stomp The Grand National Cross Country Series Yadkin Valley Stomp will be May 8-9 in Yadkinville, N.C. ATVs will race on May 8 and bikes will race May 9. Amateur and professional racers will deal with muddy creeks, tight wooded areas and steep hills for hours. Gate admission is $15. Visit www.GNCCracing.com for directions and more information.   Hershey Track and Field Competition is open to boys and girls ages 9-14. Participants must reach age 9 before Dec. 31, 2010 and cannot reach age 13 before Dec. 31, 2010. Registration is April 1-30. There is no registration fee. Events include 50-meter,100-meter, 200-meter and 400-meter dash, 800-meter and 1600-meter run, standing long jump and softball throw. A local meet will be in May with the top two finishers in each event advancing to the district meet. The top two finishers there advance to the state meet to be held at UVa in late June. Call 236-3218.   Chris Coleman golf tournament The sixth annual Chris Coleman Golf Tournament will be May 1 at 8 a.m. at Crestview Golf Course. Entry fee is $30 per person. Captain’s choice format. Cash prizes for first place, plus prizes for second place, closest to the pin and longest drive. Lots of door prizes. For more information, contact Wayne Coleman at (276) 744-3587 or Jessie Garland Lambert at (276) 744-2453. Refreshments will be sold throughout the day. Your support is appreciated and will benefit another Grayson County student with a $1,200 scholarship.   Galax Recreation 7-under baseball Registration is April 12-30. League is open to all boys and girls ages 6-7. Players must reach age 6 before May 1, 2010, and cannot reach age 8 before May 1, 2010. Reduced Injury Factor baseballs will be used. Coaches will pitch in all games. Non-refundable entry fee is $25 for city residents, $30 for non-residents.   Galax Recreation 5-under T-ball Registration is April 12-30. League is open to all boys and girls ages 4-5. Players must reach age 4 before May 1, 2010, and cannot reach age 6 before May 1, 2010. Reduced Injury Factor baseballs will be used. Non-refundable entry fee is $25 for city residents, $30 for non-residents.   Sponsors, coaches needed The Galax Recreation Department is seeking sponsors and coaches for T-ball and coach-pitch  teams for the 2010 summer season. Call 236-3218 for more information.   Olde Mill to host Rotary golf tournament The newly-redesigned Olde Mill Golf Resort will host the 2010 Hillsville Rotary Club golf tournament on April 23. Registration is $65/player, $250/team. All players will receive a gift and will be eligible for door prizes. Entry fee also includes lunch at Niblicks Restaurant and refreshments throughout the day. Hole sponsorships are available, and sponsors are being sought for closest to pin and longest drive. Proceeds from the tournament will help fund the many charitable projects in which the club participates. For more information, contact Brad Dalton at (276) 728-3737 or see any Rotary Club member. Hillsville Rotary would like to thank all the sponsors, including Grayson National Bank, Cooley & Compton, Jackson & Associates and Jackson Insurance. Hillsville Rotary would especially like to thank Gold Sponsor Pinnacle Architecture of Matthews, N.C.   Sports Information To submit sports news, contact Craig Worrell at (276) 236-5178, (ext. 212) or e-mail sports@galaxgazette.com.