News-Dispatch, Herald-Argus seeking sports correspondents

The News-Dispatch and Herald-Argus are looking for help with sports coverage in the 2019-20 school year. Responsibilities would include reporting on a variety of sports, primarily high school, across La Porte County, interviewing coaches and athletes and producing an article within the constraints of a deadline.

Sports knowledge is essential. Writing experience is not required but is helpful. Basic photography skills would be a plus. Anyone interested is asked to email Jim Peters at jpeters@thenewsdispatch.com.

Annual United Way Golf Outing Aug. 12

The 15th annual United Way of La Porte County Golf Outing will be Aug. 12 at Pottawattomie Country Club in Michigan City. Registration and lunch begin at 11 a.m., with a shotgun start at noon, and a prime rib dinner and awards at 5. Cost is $900 for a foursome, which includes golf, cart, lunch, prime rib dinner, games, exclusive prizes, awards, trophies, complimentary water and soft drinks, beverage and food sampling booths and hole-in-one shots to win new cars from Sauers GMC/Buick. An individual game bundle is $225. For information, call 219-210-3534, or go to https://secure.qgiv.com/for/unitedwaylpc/event/74725/ to register.

Old School Run on July 4

The annual Old School three-mile low key fun run will be held at 7 a.m. on July 4. The race will begin at Long Beach School and follow a scenic course through Long Beach and Long Beach Cove. No advance entry needed. Entry fee is $10 for adults and $5 for students as a donation to the Long Beach Community Center. Finishers will receive a certificate and an old T-shirt. The top three male and female finishers receive an autographed copy of Hal Higdon’s “Marathon Ultimate Training Guide.” For information, call Kevin at 219-874-4102.

Relay for Life this weekend

The Relay for Life of La Porte County will be run from 10 a.m. Saturday to 6 p.m. Sunday at the La Porte County Fairgrounds. The free event is open to the public with entertainment, silent and live chair auctions, food, wares and games.

Relay For Life is a community-based fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. For more information, contact Janet.Wartman@cancer.org or visit www.relayforlife.org/laportecountyin.

Drifters Golf Outing July 19

The Michigan City Drifters Scholarship 9 Hole Women’s Golf Play Day for all skill levels will be July 19 at the M.C. Municipal Course. Cost is $50 per golfer of $200 per team. The fee includes lunch with games at every hole. Registration and breakfast begin at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:30.

There is a $20 donation for lunch (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) with access to women-owned business vendors. The Drifters will also award its annual scholarships to high school seniors showcasing leadership, community service and academics. For details on the event or the various sponsorships, contact michigancitydrifters@gmail.com or Angie Nelson Deuitch at 219-561-6389.

RailCats clinic July 22

The Gary SouthShore RailCats will offer a free Legends for Youth baseball clinic, hosted by the MLB Players Alumni Association, July 22 at U.S. Steel Yard. The clinic will be presented by Gary native and former Major League pitcher Latroy Hawkins, Home Field Advantage and the RailCats. Session 1, for 8-12-year-olds, runs from 10 a.m. to noon, and session 2, for 13-17-year-olds, follows from 1-3 p.m. Register for the event at https://www.mlb.com/mlbpaa/events/gary-clinic.

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