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Posted: 2013 Apr 12 - 06:15

Co-ed kickball league starting

The city of Port Orange is putting together a co-ed adult kickball league.

Participants must be older than 18.

An organizational meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at the Port Orange Gym.

There is a $200 sponsor fee and a $30 player fee due by April 30.

For more information, call (386) 506-5937 or email jsisk@port-orange.org.

Youth flag football slated

The city of DeLand Parks and Recreation Department is offering a Youth Flag Football League open to any boy or girl ages 5-16.

The program will take place on Mondays and Fridays at Sperling Sports Complex in DeLand.

The cost is $60 per player. The dates for the league will run from April through May.

There will be free preseason clinics on Friday, April 12, and Monday, April 15.

Times for each clinic will be 6 p.m. for ages 5-10 and 7 p.m. for ages 11-16.

Participants may register now at the parks and recreation office.

For more information, call (386) 740-5800 or visit www.deland.org.

Sport Fishing Club to meet

The Halifax Sport Fishing Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at the Riverside Pavilion, 3431 S. Ridgewood Ave.

Guest speaker will be Captain Jim Britton.

Capt. Britton is a lifelong resident of Flagler Beach and grew up on a saltwater canal. Receiving his first boat at age 10 he has been fishing the inshore waters of Volusia, Flagler, and St. John's counties ever since. His passion has been guiding clients on inshore flats excursions as owner of Salty Tales Fishing Charters for the past three years. Active in the Flagler Sportfishing Club he has served on the board of directors and served as committee chairman for tournaments and other events.

The seminar is free and open to the public.

There is a brief business meeting at 7 p.m. The seminar begins at 7:30 p.m.

Summer Clinics offered

Ormond Beach Leisure Services Department began registration April 8 for the following Youth Summer Sports Clinics and will continue to do so until the clinics are filled.

Baseball Skills (boys) -- June 17-20, ages 9 -14 (as of April 30), maximum 30

Baseball / Softball "Power Hitting" (co-ed) -- July 8-12, boys and girls ages 9-14 (as of April 30), maximum 25

Softball Skills (girls) -- July 22-25, ages 9-14 (as of April 30), maximum 30

Volleyball (coed) -- Aug. 12-15, boys and girls ages 9-14 (as of April 30, 2013), maximum 30

The fees for all sports clinics are $52 per clinic for city residents (proof of residency required) and $78 for non-residents. Register at the Leisure Services office, 399 N. U.S. 1. The registration office hours are 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday, and 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Friday, and can be called at (386) 676-3250.

Participants also can register online at www.ormondbeach.org.

For more information, call (386) 676-3280, or email pitchford@ormondbeach.org.

Skeet club starting youth league

Volusia County Skeet & Trap Club will start a youth skeet league at 4031 Pioneer Trail, New Smyrna Beach.

Registration will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 13,

The cost will be $70 and includes 50 targets per week for seven weeks.

There will be instruction, awards and cook out. Loaner guns will be available.

Shooters must provide ammunition.

For more information, call (401) 741-1267.

DSC tabs Ryan Ridder as men's basketball coach

Daytona State College has named Ryan Ridder head coach of the men's basketball program.

He officially took over on April 2.

Mr Ridder comes to DSC after serving the past three years as an assistant coach at Campbell University in Buies Creek, N.C. Prior to that, he was an assistant coach at his alma mater, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, in 2009-10 while serving under his father, Steve Ridder, where he helped the Eagles reach the quarterfinals of the NAIA national tournament and compile a 30-6 won-lost record.

Mr .Ridder is a native of Daytona Beach and attended Father Lopez High School. While playing at ERAU he was starting point guard and team captain from 2006-08. He led the Sun Conference with an average 4.24 assists as a senior.

Mr. Ridder earned his bachelor's in aerospace studies at Embry-Riddle in 2008, and his master's in sports management from California University of Pennsylvania in 2009.

NASCAR launching environmental programs

As racing season shifts gears into April, a month nationally associated with environmental awareness, NASCAR is launching two programs further bolstering the sustainability efforts the sanctioning body, industry and a wide range of partners have in place to help reduce the sport's carbon footprint.

The NASCAR Green Clean Air Tree Planting Program Delivered by UPS will plant trees to absorb carbon emissions equivalent to all of the racing in NASCAR's three national series for the entire season. One mature tree over the course of its lifetime absorbs about one metric ton of carbon dioxide, the same amount of carbon dioxide emitted by a NASCAR Sprint Cup car driving 500 miles.

NASCAR Race to Green includes a call-to-action for fans and the industry to pledge trees that will be planted across the country as well as in a number of areas recently devastated by natural disasters. NASCAR fans can visit www.NASCAR.com/green to donate trees -- for $1 per tree for a 2-3 foot sapling -- to be planted in those stricken areas.

UPS has partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation to commit to plant more than 8,000 trees, including 90 in each market where the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races, for the remainder of 2013.

Additionally, UPS will serve as presenting sponsor for the NASCAR Green Summit later this fall.

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