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Mini-golf course in downtown pubs...fundraiser for breast cancer

Mini-golf course in downtown pubs...fundraiser for breast cancer

          Putters, Pubs and Prevention

(What do Greens and Grog have to do with Breast Cancer?)

 
This Saturday, June 25th, at 11am, the 2nd Annual Albie Puttin’ Pub Crawl will launch its shotgun start for an event that puts… or better yet, putts the fun back in fundraiser, with proceeds benefiting Albie Aware, a Sacramento non-profit which raises money to provide breast cancer prevention education and helps patients pay for expensive diagnostic screening tests.
 
(Registration is at 10am at the 15th & K Street Parking Lot)
 
At 11am, players will fan out for a shotgun start “Putt-Tournament” at 9 different downtown pubs, (all within walking distance of each other) where their putting skills will be tested in 9 very different and creative “themed” golf holes, that are being built by employees of the participating pubs.
 
Attached please find some photos of creative golf holes from

Making Waves

Making Waves

In the face of squalls, the Vista del Lago High girls swim team continues to push forward, carving out a legacy in the water at one of the area’s newest schools.

The Eagles are not funded by the Folsom-Cordova Unified School District, have a pool they can’t compete in for half the season and field no other aquatics program on campus which diminishes their numbers. But, bolstered by a fourth-place finish at last month’s Sac-Joaquin Section Swimming Championships, Vista del Lago’s girls have earned the reputation in the swimming community as a program on the rise.

“It’s really neat to (watch) – they’re setting the tone,” said Eagles coach Joel Garceau, who also heads the swim teams at Folsom High. “They’re setting the traditions.”

The three schools that finished ahead of Vista del Lago – St. Francis, Davis and Rio Americano, respectively – boast a combined 26 section swim titles, so, truly, there is no shame in fourth place.

Have a Need for Speed?

Have a Need for Speed?

Do you like to go fast?  Do you like to watch others go fast?  Well, there is a way to do that without causing major damage to yourself and others or running afoul of law enforcement.  Local race tracks across the country offer the car enthusiast  many opportunities to satisfy your need for speed.  Whether it be sports car rally racing, dirt track and asphalt circuit racing or drag racing, there is usually a nearby track hosting an event to suit your favorite type and level of competition. 

Local racing clubs and associations like the West Coast Pro Gas Association provide weekend racers with a safe and sanctioned place to race.  They often offer prizes in the form of parts and sponsorships in addition to cash, trophies and bragging rights.  The entry requirements are usually minimal as they are scaled to meet the hobby racer's budget and expertise to make it possible for many racers to compete safely, no

Summer Infant Water Safety in Sacramento

Summer Infant Water Safety in Sacramento

With the beginning of summer upon us, thoughts turn to fun in the sun and water.  For infants and toddlers, that can mean tragedy.  In California, drowning is the number one killer of chidren under the age of four, according to the Infant Swimming Resource of Sacramento.

In addition to providing the safest pool environment possible such as constant adult supervision, fences, covers, and alarms, ISR suggests a program of swimming self-rescue lessons as additional prevention to protect children from accidental drownings.  Children as young as 7 months old learn to hold their breath under water, roll onto their backs and float unassisted.  Older children also learn to swim with their head down, roll onto their back to float, rest and breathe and roll over again to resume swimming until they reach the side of the pool to crawl out. 

These skills are taught by certified instructors to assure that a day

River Cats to visit Sutter Senior Care

River Cats to visit Sutter Senior Care

The Sacramento River Cats and Sutter Health continue the 11th annual Summer Caravan.  River Cats Manager Darren Bush, 2011 River Cats players, staff and River Cats' official team mascot, Dinger, will be on hand at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 24 at the Caravan's second stop of the summer at Sutter Senior Care at 1234 U Street in Sacramento. 

Bush and players will sign autographs, take photos with Sutter's senior care patients and host a raffle.

Join the Healthy & Active Families Group and help the state parks

Join the Healthy & Active Families Group and help the state parks

Are you a mom trying to find ways to get your family outside and active? You can get support in the MomsLikeMe Healthy & Active Families group sponsored by Dannon. Not only will we have daily fun, helpful, interesting conversations on how you and your families stay active and healthy but you can win stuff too!

There are daily prizes and a grand prize of of a three-night stay in Yosemite National Park in the Dannon Live Your Active Culture Sweepstakes. If you've tried to get a campsite or room at Yosemite, then you know how valuable this prize is!

Kings to host an NBA Draft Lottery Party for Season Ticket Holders

Kings to host an NBA Draft Lottery Party for Season Ticket Holders

Kings Season Ticket Holders can walk the red carpet and see the team’s 2011-12 Draft position be revealed at the Kings NBA Draft Lottery Party at Sacramento’s iconic Crest Theatre on Tuesday, May 17.

Kings Season Ticket Holders and fans who place a $100 deposit to secure season tickets will receive exclusive VIP access to this exciting event. The Kings NBA Draft Lottery Party begins at 4:30 p.m. and will feature special appearances by Kings co-owner Joe Maloof, guard Marcus Thornton, Coach Paul Westphal and Director of Player Personnel Jerry Reynolds.