Youngsters who wish to participate in the Town-sponsored fifth- and sixth-grade basketball league have until Nov. 12 to register at the Parks and Recreation office located at Green Valley Park. The registration fee is $20 which includes a T-shirt, minimum of seven games and a pizza party at the end of the season. Those who register after the deadline will be placed on teams only if space permits.
For adults, registration for men's and women's volleyball leagues continues until Nov. 19 also in the GVP office. The entry fee is $150 per team and includes a season-ending tournament. Play begins Dec. 1 and ends in late January. There will be a vacation break for the Christmas and New Years holidays.
Call 474-5242, ext. 7, for more information.
Team In Training
At Rim Country Middle School, the physical education classes taught by Randy Wilcox and Carol Duggan are collecting pennies, nickels and dimes which will ultimately be donated to the Leukemia Society as sponsorship pledges for former RCMS teacher Carrie Mitchell.
Now living and teaching in Flagstaff, Mitchell has signed up to run in the Dec. 12 Honolulu, Hawaii marathon as a member of America's Team in Training.
All the sponsorships she and the other team members collect will be used to help find a cure for the disease.
Running a marathon also has been a life-long dream of Mitchell who, during her two years in Payson, was a volunteer assistant track and field coach.
If you'd like to join in with the RCMS physical education classes and help sponsor Mitchell in the run, call her at (520) 774-8339. She says she'd greatly appreciate the help for a very worthy cause.
Mitchell has selected three honor patients, Jacob Farr, 3; Haley Knutsen; and Charlotte Dutton, 10, to dedicate her marathon efforts to.
Credit for Kids
The Payson School District's Stadium Renovation Committee, which has been formed to spearhead improvement projects for the PHS football stadium and track, is primed for a year-end move to raise funds and finish a project that has always been on the back burner due to a lack of funds.
The committee, which numbers about 20, will meet soon to go over architectural services, drawings and aerial photographs in an attempt to uncover the best and most feasible way of bringing the stadium up to snuff.
Much of the money for the renovation will come from the Credit For Kids tax program. Volunteers will soon be mailing forms and brochures to many Rim country residents, which will explain the program to locals. Call the school district at 474-2070 for more information.