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The Eighth Annual Dallas Food Bank Golf Tournament is coming Sept. 10.

The Eighth Annual Dallas Food Bank Golf Tournament begins at 1 p.m. Sept. 10 at Cross Creek Golf Course

. Entry fee for the four-person scramble is $60 and includes 18 holes of golf, gifts, prizes, barbecue dinner, refreshments, team photos and range balls. The event is sponsored by Trinity Lutheran Church and Thrivent Financial Services. It has raised more than $22,000 for the food bank in the past seven years. For more information or to register: 503-623-2233 or 503-623-3927.

A fundraiser golf tournament for The Gate will be held Sept. 16 at Oak Knoll Golf Course

. The Gate is a community youth center to be built in Independence. The entry fee for the four-person scramble is $60 per player or $70 after AUG. 26. There will be prizes and a barbecue chicken dinner following play. Hole sponsorships are available. For more information: Joe Johnson at 503-838-6082 or 503-910-1075.

The Salem Volleyball Association is searching for individuals 18 years of age and older interested in officiating high school volleyball during the upcoming season

. Interest and knowledge of the game are recommended. All potential officials will be required to pass a criminal background check. Rulebooks and training materials will be provided. Classroom training will continue throughout the season. For more information: Joe Van Meter 503-559-9277.

A benefit golf tournament for the Central wrestling team begins at 5 p.m. Aug. 25 at Oak Knoll Golf Course

. The tourney is a four-man scramble. The $30 per person entry fee includes nine holes of golf, prizes, a dinner of burger and chips. All proceeds go to Central wrestling. The entry deadline is Aug. 23. For more informmation or to register: Van Holstad at 503-838-3971 or 503-569-3350.

Dallas High School will host two volleyball camps this summer

. Girls entering grades 9-12 will meet Aug. 14-18 from 9 a.m.-noon at DHS. Girls entering grades 6-8 will meet Aug. 14-17 from 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. at DHS. The cost for each session is $40 per person. Registration forms can be picked up at the high school and turned in at the first day of camp. For more information: Jon Petersen at 503-623-7677.

Registration for Central Youth Sports fall soccer is underway through Aug. 23

. Register in the CYS office, 169 S. Broad St. in Monmouth, or on-line at The CYS office is open Wednesdays from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. The cost is $30 for those in kindergarten and $40 for grades 1-8.

Sign-ups for athletes involved in Dallas High School fall sports will be held from Aug. 16-18

. Practice starts Aug. 21. All fees and paperwork must be submitted by 3 p.m. Aug. 18 to be eligible to participate in practice Aug. 21. All incoming freshmen and athletes who did not get a physical last year are required to get one before participating in athletics during the 2006-2007 school year. Athletes also must provide proof of medical insurance. For information on discount physical exams: 503-623-8336.

The 13th Annual Dallas Quarterback Club Golf Tournament will be played Aug. 19 at Dallas Golf Club

. The four-person scramble begins with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. The entry fee is $55 per person or $50 for Dallas Golf Club annual members. The field is limited to the first 52 paid entrants. Individual and team entries will be accepted. All proceeds benefit youth and school football programs in Dallas. Entry forms are available at Dallas Golf Club, Cross Creek Golf Course and Oak Knoll Golf Course. Businesses or individuals wishing to sponsor holes or donate prizes also are needed. For more information: Dick Hoffman at 503-623-8161, ext. 228.

Tryouts for the Dallas High School volleyball team will be Aug. 21-22 from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. and 1 p.m.-3 p.m

. All paperwork and physicals must be completed by Aug. 18. Paperwork can be picked up at DHS volleyball camp or at the high school. For more information: Jon Petersen at 503-623-7677.

The Monmouth-Independence Chamber of Commerce Fifth Annual Golf Tournament is set for Sept. 9 at Oak Knoll Golf Course, 6335 Highway 22

. The 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. event, open to all, is a scramble with a shotgun start. The entry fee of $65 includes green fee, golf cart and lunch. A raffle will take place and prizes will be given out at the 1:15 p.m. lunch. Participants must be 12 and older. For more information: M-I Chamber of Commerce at 503-838-4268.

The Second Annual Willamette Valley Golf Tournament will be played Sept. 13 at Langdon Farms Golf Course

. Proceeds from the tournament benefit Partnerships in Community Living. Registration begins at 6:45 a.m. Play in the best-ball tournament will begin with a 7:45 a.m. shotgun start. The entry fee is $115 per person or $450 per foursome. More information or to register: Kelly Hurst at 503-838-2403, ext 324; Sam Williams at 503-838-2403, ext. 311.

Tryouts for the Breakers 12-under softball team will be held Aug. 24 and Aug. 26 at Talmadge Middle School

. To be eligible, girls must be 12 years of age or younger as of Dec. 31, 2006. Pitchers and catchers will meet from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Aug. 24 and 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Aug. 26. All players will meet from 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 24 and 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 26. A parent must be present at the beginning of the tryout. All players should bring their own softball gear and water. For more information: coach Amber McLean at 503-838-6801.

Dallas Football Camp will be held at the high school during mid-August in two sessions

. Grades 2-6 will meet from Aug. 7-11. Practices will be from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Grades 7-12 will meet from Aug. 14-18. Practices will be from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. The cost for either session is $50 or $30 if the participant is on a free or reduced lunch program. Dallas High School coaches will instruct. For more information: Dallas coach Gary Thorson at 503-623-8336.

The Western Oregon University 2006-2007 Golf Pass now is available

. The card costs $30 and is good for two-for-one green fees and other discounts at 24 Oregon golf courses, including Auburn Center, Battle Creek, Meadowlawn and Salem Golf Club in Salem, Willow Lake in Keizer and Oak Knoll, west of Salem on Highway 22. The card expires May 31, 2007. For a brochure or more information: 503-838-8068.

Central has several openings on its coaching staff

. CHS is seeking a head coach for the dance team, a head coach for the rally team, a head coach for the baseball team, a head boys and girls golf coach and an assistant coach for the boys basketball team. Central hopes to fill the openings as soon as possible. Applicants should be American Sports Education Program certified and have a valid first aid card. Applications are available at the Central School District Office, 1610 Monmouth Street in Independence.

The third Easy Summer Dallas Bike Ride is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 12

. The third trip will be to the Buena Vista Ferry and back. Rides begin at 8 a.m. They start and end at Santiam Cycle in Dallas. Rides are open to all adults. There is no charge. The fourth and final ride to Amity and back will be on Sept. 9. For more information: Wayne Sitkei at 503-831-1459.

Kids, Inc. softball is selling wine barrel planters to raise funds for the field development of the Lyle Elementary School complex

. The half-barrel planters are $15 each. To purchase or for more information: Scott Ackerman at 971-388-3013; or the Kids, Inc. office at 503-623-6419, during business hours: 2 to 6 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays.

The Dallas Booster Club is looking for individuals who are interested in being involved in the following areas: spirit items and booster club apparel, public relations, memberships, auction and concessions

. All positions are volunteer and 100 percent of all profits go to athletic programs and athletes at Dallas High School. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at the DHS library. For more information: Kathie Brostrom at 503-623-4542.

Central Youth Sports office hours are Wednesdays from 6 p.m.-8 p.m

. The CYS office is located at 169 S. Broad St. in Monmouth. The CYS phone number is 503-838-4013. The CYS website is


Kids, Inc.

is located at 187 SW Court St

. The Kids Inc. phone number is 503-623-6419.

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