tournament set for July 15
The St. Mary's Hospital Foundation is set to host their Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, July 15 at the Grangeville Golf and Country Club. The 18 Hole Scramble has a 9:00 a.m. tee time. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. for the four person teams.
“We’re limiting the number of teams to ten this year to ensure a fun time for everyone,” said Jim May, SMHC Foundation Development Director. “The entry fee of $50 per player includes a continental breakfast, greens fee and a post tourney barbecue. All proceeds will benefit the programs and services at our hospital.”
The first place prize is $400. Second place is $200 and the third place prize is $100. The minimum combined team handicap will be 55 and only one player per team can have a handicap of 12 or less. Each team must use every player’s driver at least twice.
Advance registration can be mailed to SMHC Foundation, PO Box 137, Cottonwood, Idaho, 83522 or by calling Cheri Holthaus, 963-3251 or Stephanie Deyo, 476-0230.
Professional to host fitness workshop
Christine Knight, former Grangeville resident turned professional athlete, will host a free workshop next Wednesday, July 5 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Groaners Fitness in Grangeville. The workshop, “Why Not Tri?” is designed for all fitness levels from those considering a triathlon, to those doing one event, to those who are interested in picking up fitness tips from a professional. It is also intended for entrants in the August 12, First Annual Splash, Pedal, Dash Triathlon for adults and youth sponsored by Grangeville Physical Therapy or participants in the August 12 DAM Race in Orofino.
“I’ll cover a variety of topics that will keep people from making rookie mistakes whether it’s a person’s first triathlon or their fifth,” said Knight. “The key points I’ll cover will include equipment requirements, fueling up guidelines, training and race week nutrition, recovery hints, transition logistics, brick workouts, race day check list and basic training schedules.”
Knight graduated from Grangeville High School in 1986, afterwards attending North Idaho College and Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon on track scholarships. She currently resides in Boulder, Colorado where she is training for the July 29th Worlds Duathlon, S. C., in Cornerbrook, Canada. So far this year the races she’s completed include the Worlds Du Long Course Championship which was in Denmark, the Desert Duathlon in Arizona, the Powerman Alabama Duathlon, the Powerman N.C. Duathlon and the Short Du Nationals in Ohio. She is sponsored by a number of athletic equipment companies including AdvoCare International, Fleet Feet of Boulder, LeopardCycles.com, and Honey Stinger Gels. She also works as a personal trainer and hosts a website, www.ulbfit.com.
“I think this would be a great workshop for anyone intending to participate in the DAM Race this August 5, here in Orofino. Christine will cover issues relevant to anyone participating in a triathlon,” said Scott Schochler, DAM Race Coordinator.
Pre registration for the free clinic is not necessary, but donations to help support Knight’s July trip to Canada will be accepted. Julie Hauger, Owner, Groaners Fitness Center and Knight’s mother, can provide further information about the clinic, 983-7070. The center is located at 505 West Main Street, Grangeville.
“The opportunity to hear someone of Christine’s caliber in our area shouldn’t be missed,” said Gary McEwen, PT, co-director of Clearwater Valley Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital Physical Therapy Program. “She is very supportive of our first local triathlon because she knows the value of exercise and setting goals. Including a youth division in our splash, pedal, dash triathlon will, hopefully, get our younger generation interested in maintaining an active lifestyle. We’re hoping the event will attract people from this area and around the region.”
The August 12th Splash, Pedal, Dash Triathlon in Grangeville will include an adult division, age 15 and older and three youth divisions, age 6-8, 9-11 and 12-14. The adult event will consist of a 250 yard swim in the Grangeville City Pool, an eight mile bike ride and a two mile run. Adult and youth divisions will have staggered start times, but all events will start at 7:30 am.
The DAM Race is an adventure race featuring kayaking or canoeing on Dworshak Reservoir, a 24 to 26 mile bike ride and a trek from Freeman Creek to Big Eddy Trail finishing at Big Eddy. The race course will be a very scenic yet demanding course covering between 40 and 45 miles
For more information or to register for the Splash Pedal Dash race please call Grangeville Physical Therapy, 983-2241. Detailed information and registration forms for the DAM race can be obtained at www.damrace.com or by calling 476-4826.