Palo Alto Weekly

Sports - July 13, 2012

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LOCAL GOLFERS . . . Former Pac-10 individual champion Martin Trainer of Palo Alto will be one of eight local golfers competing on Monday at the U.S. Amateur Sectional Qualifying at the Marin Country Club. Trainer, a Gunn High graduate and member of the USC golf team, will be joined by Spencer Fletcher of Los Altos, brothers Bradley and Kevin Knox of Menlo Park, Dustin McMillen of Palo Alto, Menlo School grad Bobby Pender of Los Altos Hills, Menlo-Atherton grad Nick Sako of Menlo Park, and Robert Salomon of Portola Valley. The one-day event features 36 holes of stroke play, with the low individuals advancing to the U.S. Amateur Championship on Aug. 13-19 at Cherry Hills Country Club in Cherry Hills Village, Colo.

FUNDRAISERS . . . The Menlo Park Legends' baseball team will host a fundraising barbeque and other activities on Sunday at Nealon Park in Menlo Park from 5-10 p.m. The evening will feature dinner, music by the Windy Hill Bluegrass Band, baseball- inspired carnival games, music, a home-run derby with Legends players, autograph signing, a balloon raffle and a silent auction. A pickup-style softball game will end the night. The Legends are still accepting contributions to the raffle/silent auction. For any questions about donations, contact Ali at ali@menloparklegends.com. Proceeds from the event will benefit Legends Village, which was created to provide underprivileged children in the surrounding areas (Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Redwood City) free camps, clinics, a mentor program and a chance to learn the game of baseball. Cost for the evening is $10/adult, $5 kids/campers (12 and under) and $25/ family (up to 5). Price includes dinner, games and entertainment . . . The Grizzlies, a local boys' lacrosse club in Menlo Park/Atherton, will host an outdoor movie night (Crooked Arrows will be screened) on July 17 at Las Lomitas School at 8:15 p.m. The family package is $10 and includes parents and up to three siblings while all individuals are $7.50. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Grizzlies' club, which has grown from 70 to 140 boys (ages 5 to 14). For more information, go to www.menloathertonlacrosse.com.

SIGNUPS . . . The Mountain View Marauders have begun registration for the upcoming season. Football players between 7-15 years of age are eligible while cheerleading ages are from 9-15. The next signup will be July 19 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Mountain View Recreation Center, 201 S. Rengstorff. Players can get a registration form on the program's web site at www.mvmarauders.com. Other instructions for signing up are listed on the site. Other signup dates are: Monday, July 23 from 6:30-8 p.m. (Room 2) and Thursday, July 26 from 6:30-8 p.m. (Room 2). The football teams draw players from the immediate area, including Palo Alto and Los Altos Hills.

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