Area Roundup : Strawberry to Play in Benefit Basketball Game

Darryl Strawberry of the New York Mets, Eric Davis of the Cincinnati Reds and Tony Gwynn of San Diego Padres will headline an all-star basketball game at Cypress College at 7:30 p.m. next Thursday.

Strawberry and Davis will be joined by other major leaguers, including Kevin Mitchell of the San Francisco Giants and Chris Brown of the Padres.

The baseball all-stars will play a team of Orange County coaches, including Brad Pickler, Savanna High School girls' basketball coach and Cypress women's softball coach; Terry Conley, former El Dorado boys' basketball coach; Steve Brooks, Los Alamitos boys' basketball coach; Bob Canary, Dana Hills baseball coach; Randy Forgette, Fullerton High boys' basketball coach.

Proceeds will be split between the Cypress College baseball program and the Darryl Strawberry Number 18 Foundation for combating child abuse and drug use. For more information, call Scott Pickler at 821-7870.

The Spirit Run 5- and 10-kilometer runs will be held Jan. 31 in Newport Beach. The 5K will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the 10K at 8:45 a.m. Both runs begin and end at Newport Center.

The top male and female winners of the 10K race will win a free trip, including air fare for two and hotel accommodations, to the Bay to Breakers race in San Francisco May 15.

For further information, call 760-3472.

Laker guard Byron Scott will conduct a summer basketball camp at Estancia High School in Costa Mesa July 18-22.

Scott, along with Laker teammates James Worthy, A.C. Green, Michael Cooper and Kurt Rambis, will give basketball pointers, pose for photographs and sign autographs.

For more information, call 661-7117.

The Katin Memorial Team Challenge surfing competition will be held Feb. 4-7 at the Huntington Beach Pier.

The competition involves four-man teams trying for a $7,500 first-place prize. The top eight teams will battle for the team title Feb. 6. There also will be an individual competition held Feb. 7.

Tom Curren of Santa Barbara, the two-time world champion, is the defending champion.

A free one-hour golf clinic is being offered at 1 p.m. Saturday by the Laguna Hills golf range.

Ray Carrasco and Bob Henning, two veteran professionals, will discuss swinging mechanics, the rules and etiquette of golf and golf equipment. There also will be a brief exhibition and a question-and-answer session.

For information, call 830-1003.

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