Float for Hope launches Friday from Mild to Wild
Mild to Wild rafting is hosting the inaugural Float for Hope at 5:30 p.m. Friday on the Animas River through town.
The fun float from 29th Street to Santa Rita Park is a fundraiser for Leanne Jordan, a 49-year-old mother of two who died in March because of breast cancer.
The cost of the event is $40 for individuals or $250 per boat (eight per boat). All proceeds will benefit children who have lost their mothers to breast cancer.
The cost includes a Mild to Wild boat, a guide, paddles, personal flotation device, shuttle, Zias food, Ska beer and soft drinks provided by Lady Falconburghs.
For more information and to reserve your spot, call 247-4789.
Phillies to host a pro tryout in Telluride
The Philadelphia Phillies will be conducting a professional tryout camp at 9 a.m. Friday at Telluride Town Park.
Attendees must be at least 16 years old. Bring your own equipment; bats will be provided.
The tryout will consist of a 60-yard dash, fielding, arm strength and hitting.
Proof of insurance must be provided.
Registration begins at 8 a.m.
For more information, call Ron Brumley at 729-3474.
Durango Sports Club to hold 3v3 soccer league
The Durango Sports Club is holding a 3-on-3 Outdoor Mountain Soccer League from July 21 to Aug. 15.
The games will be played at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday nights and 5 p.m. Sundays.
For more information, call the DSC at 259-2579.
Durango BMX to host Race for Life fundraiser
Durango BMX will host The Race for Life a leukemia fundraiser July 25 at the Durango BMX Track.
Sign-up for the event will take place from 9 to 10 a.m. at the track, and racing will follow shortly thereafter.
For more information, call BMX secretary Tracy Henry at 903-9192.
DHS athletics to start collecting activities fees
Durango High School will begin collecting participation fees for athletics and activities starting this fall.
The purpose of these fees, according to a news release from District 9-R, is to maintain activities at their present levels by supplementing declining budgets.
The fees will include all athletics and the following activities: band/colorguard, Colorado mock trial, FBLA, FFA, Knowledge Bowl, orchestra, ProStart, Skills USA and speech and debate.
The fee will be $50 per activity, with a cap of $100 per student and $150 per family a year.
For more information, call DHS athletic director Sheldon Keresey at 259-1630.
FLCs Hermosa Classic approaces July 31
The popular Hermosa Off-Road Classic mountain bike race, hosted by the Fort Lewis College cycling team, will take place July 31 along the Hermosa Trail.
The postrace barbeque and campout at the north trailhead again will be hosted by Durango Cyclery.
Registration will begin from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at the South Hermosa Trail parking lot, then racing will begin 9 a.m. from the same lot.
There will be two courses with different mileage.
The pro men, Category 1 men, Singlespeed A, pro women and Cat. 1 women all will race the extended course of 38 miles.
All other categories will race the 20-mile course.
The entry fee is $35, only available the day of the event, and cyclists will need a USA Cycling mountain bike license to compete. All proceeds will benefit the FLC cycling program and Bicycle Lemonade, a not-for-profit bicycle awareness group.
For more information, call Dave Hagen at 403-4842.