Sporting events happening in the greater Fort Bragg area
Get the clubs out: The next Commanding General’s Pay Day Golf Scramble is scheduled for Friday, at Ryder Golf Course. Registration is at 10:30 a.m. for a noon shotgun start with a meal following the tournament. The event is open to the public and is an 18-hole scramble. A tie for the championship will be settled by a scorecard playoff beginning with the #1 handicap hole. Entry fee is $140 per team or $35 per person, and fees include green and cart fees, range balls before tournament, meal with trimmings and refreshments, as well as prizes and awards ceremony. For more information, call 396-3980.
Free tennis clinics: Blue Sky Foundation, Inc. is bringing its Boots on the Court program back to Fort Bragg, June 10, beginning at 11 a.m. The clinics will be held on the four tennis courts located behind the Hercules Fitness Center. In case of inclement weather, the program will be moved into the Ritz-Epps Physical Fitness Center. Come out and have fun while learning the finer points of the game from a team of former professional players, certified teaching pros and others. Participation is limited to military ID cardholders. Space is limited in all clinics, so sign up early. The schedule is as follows: Youth clinic (ages 4-8): 11 a.m. to noon; Junior clinic (ages 9-15): 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.; Adult clinic (ages 16 and older): 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. For more information, or to register, visit www.bootsonthecourtfortbragg2017.eventbrite.com.
Run For The Legend: The Airborne and Special Operations Museum Foundation will hold its tenth annual 5K/10K Run for the Legend Saturday, at 8 a.m. All donations and proceeds from the event support the museum’s operational and educational programs and activities. The USA Track and Field-certified course begins and ends on the Hay Street side of the museum. Online registration is available through www.active.com, which will also accept donations. Registration is also available at the museum. Participants may turn in their forms and entry fee in the museum gift shop, or mail them to the museum. Registration is $20 through Friday. Registration is $25 the day of the race. Strollers, wagons, and well behaved, leashed dogs are permitted, but will be asked to start in the back.
Run/Walk to Fight Diabetes Trail 5K: Join Fleet Feet Runners Spot Saturday at 8 a.m. for a 5K trail run/walk at Smith Lake Recreation Area to fight diabetes. At the event will be Olympic and University of South Carolina Coach Curtis Frye and along with him will be Fayetteville’s own and Douglas Byrd High School Alum Donnell Woolford, two-time All American cornerback for the University of Clemson, and former player for the Carolina Panthers, Pittsburgh Steelers and Chicago Bears. Come out to meet, talk, walk and for a good time.
Krispy Kreme Challenge: The challenge is to run 2.5 miles through Historic Downtown Fayetteville from Festival Park, eat a dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts, then complete the final 2.5 miles in Festival Park. The race begins at 8 a.m. inside Festival Park. Packet pick-up is June 16 from 3 to 7 p.m. at The Fayetteville Dream Center across the street, or at 7 a.m. on race day, June 17. Same day registration will begin at 7 a.m. and will be by cash/check only, T-shirts and doughnuts available while supplies last. Visit www.active.com for more information and to register for the event.