SPORTS BRIEFS

Glendale Community College Golf Tourney

Sponsorships and golfing opportunities are available for the annual Glendale College Foundation Golf Tournament, which will be June 8 at Oakmont Country Club.

Harley Davidson of Glendale is the tournament's sponsor. Funds raised from the tournament help support many programs and projects at the college.

For more information, call (818) 551-5201.

Community national campaign launched

Major League Baseball, the Los Angeles Dodgers and People Magazine have launched a national campaign, “People All-Stars Among Us,” which will recognize individuals who have served their communities in extraordinary ways.

Those interested are encouraged to nominate those from the local area who are making a difference within the community. This initiative is part of the 2009 All-Star Summer program, which is dedicated to charitable initiatives and recognition of the important role of community service.

For more information, log on to www.PeopleAllStars.com through Friday. Three finalists representing the Dodgers will be announced in June. The public will vote online for one winner among the finalists to represent the club at the All-Star Game on July 14 in St. Louis.

Fitness boot camp to be held in Pasadena

A six-week boot camp for swimmers will be held at Rose Bowl Aquatics Center, 360 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena.

The camp is geared for all fitness levels and will run through May 29. Participants may select a morning or evening session to attend.

The morning session, which costs $500, goes from 5:30-6:30 a.m. Mondays through Fridays. The evening session, which costs $350, will run from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

For more information, contact Adam Roth at (626) 564-0330 or by e-mail at aroth@rosebowlaquatics.org.

Openings available for AYSO season

AYSO Region 88 fall season registration has been completed, but there are still some openings available.

For more information, visit the organization's website at www.ayso88.org.

Glendale High golf tournament

The third annual Glendale High Golf Tournament will take place June 29 at the La Cañada Country Club.

The cost is $125 per player and $500 per foursome.

Check-in is at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start of 1 p.m.

Entry fees include green and cart fee, lunch, Mexican buffet dinner, souvenirs, prizes, awards and a raffle.

Checks should be made payable to Glendale High School Athletics and donations are also welcomed. They should be sent to Glendale High, 1440 E. Broadway, Glendale, CA 91205 with attention to Brent Forsee or Rene Valdes.

For more information, contact either Rene Valdes at 242-3161 ext. 1655 or rvaldes@gusd.net or Brent Forsee at 242-3161 ext. 1199 or bforsee@gusd.net.

Boxing set to return again to Glendale

Boxing will return to Glendale following a 62-year hiatus. Art of Boxing Promotions, in association with Bash Boxing, will present “Glendale Glory” at the Glendale Civic Auditorium at 8 p.m. June 12.

The seven-bout fight card will be highlighted by undefeated local fighters, Dean “Irish Lightning” Byrne (10-0, 4 knockouts), Art “Lion Heart” Hovhannesyan (7-0-1, two knockouts), “Mad” Max Skayzer (6-0-1, one knockout), Lateef “Power” Kayode (5-0, four knockouts) and Gabriel “The Ghost” Tolmajyan (5-1, one knockout). Featured in the co-main event will be 23-year-old Heavyweight prospect Andrey “The Russian Bear” Fedosov (19-1, 15 knockouts) as he attempts to capture the WBC Heavyweight I/C Youth Title.

During the fall of 1947, a group of Glendale citizens petitioned to prohibit the sport of boxing citing the sport as “unwholesome” entertainment. For over 62 years, Section 5.32 of the Glendale Municipal Code banned professional boxing matches within the entire City of Glendale. But that all changed March 17, when the Glendale City Council voted to temporarily lift the ban and allow a trial period for a boxing event at the Glendale Civic Auditorium.

The historic decision to revisit and revise Glendale's long-standing prohibition on boxing in Glendale was brought about by a determined and persistent Kahren Harutyunyan, a lifelong resident of Glendale and a former NABO Champion.

Tickets cost $45 and can be purchased online by going to www.artofboxingpromotions.com or www.bashboxing.com. Tickets can also be purchased by calling Art of Boxing Promotions at (818) 521-2373 or Bash Boxing at (213) 700-7001.

Basketball camp set to take place

Crescenta Valley High boys' basketball Coach Shawn Zargarian will conduct a basketball camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 20-24 at Crescenta Valley High's gymnasium, 2900 Community Ave., La Crescenta.

The camp is geared for athletes 7-13.

The cost is $225 per person. Instruction, guest speakers, T-shirts, games and more will be featured.

For more information, contact Zargarian at szargarian@gusd.net.

Boys and girls water polo players sought

A Santa Clarita Valley-based age group water polo club is seeking boys and girls between the ages of 11-13.

The club is run by Crescenta Valley High School girls' Athletic Director Pete Loporchio.

For more information, contact Loporchio at coachloporchio@aol.com or visit the organization's website at www.scvwaterpolo.homestead.com.

Report your youth sports results

To get in youth sports results, whether it's soccer, football, baseball, basketball, etc., please drop off or e-mail results by 2 p.m. Mondays.

The Glendale News-Press encourages any and all teams to turn in their results weekly.

E-mails can be sent to grant.gordon@latimes.com and hard copies can be sent to: 221 N. Brand Blvd., second floor, Glendale, 91203-2605.

For more information, call (818) 637-3225.

Looking for athletes beyond high school

In order to provide the most comprehensive coverage possible, the News-Press sports department is constantly trying to keep tabs on area athletes beyond high school.

If you know of any area athletes playing at the collegiate or professional level, please let us know.

Contact News-Press Sports Editor Grant Gordon at grant.gordon@latimes.com or at (818) 637-3225. Information can be faxed at (818) 241-1975.

Keeping tab on the private schools

Whether Glendale or La Crescenta, if you know of a varsity athlete that attends a private school outside of our coverage area, please let us know.

Contact News-Press Sports Editor Grant Gordon at (818) 637-3225 or by e-mail at grant.gordon@latimes.com. Information can be faxed at (818) 241-1975.

News-Press seeking stats and honors

The News-Press is seeking statistics from all coaches for their respective teams.

We are also seeking all-league lists.

Please fax information to (818) 241-1975 or by e-mail to grant.gordon@latimes.com.

For more information, call (818) 637-3225.


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