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Mini-League

Soccer Slated

The Bruin boys soccer program will host a boys and girls mini-league as a fundraiser for the prep program. Registration is just $50 and includes a team T-shirt, soccer ball, practices and participation in two games a Saturday for four consecutive weeks at Riverbank High. The teams are coached by RHS athletes and offered to players from pre-kindergarten to sixth grade. Practices start in August and the first league game is on Sept. 1. Sign-ups are from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Aug. 3 at the RHS bus circle. The league also has openings for $150 team sponsorships to be featured on the backs of each team shirt. For more information contact RHS coach Martin Gonzales at 209 380-4563.

Competitive Softball

Squad Seeking Players

California Fusion Fastpitch 12U "A" will be conducting tryouts for all positions on the second and third weekend of August in Manteca. Tryout location and times posted on their website. Looking for players born in either 2000 or 2001. Roster will be kept at 10 players. Coaching staff includes a current college player as well as a certified speed and agility trainer. The team will be playing mainly ASA tournaments and other larger tournaments. This team is for the dedicated softball player and family. Email californiafusion@att.net for further information or go to the website www.californiafusionfastpitch.com. Those interested can also call 209-983-0398 after 7 p.m. Other coaching positions are also available in 10s and 14s.

Blood Run

Benefits Hospital

Sponsored by Delta Blood Bank, the upcoming Run For Blood benefiting Dameron Hospital Foundation will be a 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Aug. 4.

Starting at 8 a.m. rain or shine, the event will be hosted at the Stockton Ballpark, 404 West Fremont St., Stockton. Whether you are a competitive runner, a causal walker, or just love the idea of supporting a wonderful cause, participating in a Run for Blood allows you to show your support for your local blood center. All proceeds of the Run for Blood sponsored by Delta Blood Bank benefit the Dameron Hospital Foundation.

Dameron's mission is to provide the funds necessary for updating medical equipment and facilities at Dameron Hospital, and to support the hospital endeavor to promote a healthier community. If you are interested in sponsorship or participating in the event, call 209-943-3830, ext. 312.