Niners Kickoff


The Payson Women's Golf Association nine-hole group will host a kickoff luncheon at noon March 28 at Fargo's Restaurant.

Local golfers interested in participating during the coming season are invited to attend.

The new season tees off at 9 a.m. April 4 at Payson Golf Course with a low-net tournament.

For more information, call PWGA Niner President Pam Mitchell at 476-2348.

Home run

It's not too early to begin preparing for the Second Annual Payson Area Habitat Home Run to be held May 11 at Green Valley Park.

The 5K walk/run begins north of the Veterans Memorial at GVP and proceeds around the park and along Country Club Drive before finishing in front of the memorial.

Walkers and runners of all ages and abilities are invited to attend.

Immediately following the 8 a.m. race, from about 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., an awards ceremony and breakfast will be held at the park.

The registration fee is $15 if paid before noon May 10. On race day, the fee is $18. All participants receive a souvenir T-shirt and a ticket to the breakfast.

Guest breakfast tickets are $3 for adults and $1 for children.

All proceeds from the run and breakfast benefit the Payson Area Habitat for Humanity.

Registration forms are available at the Payson Athletic Club (811 E. Highway 260) or the PAHH office, located at 1013 S. Goodfellow Road.

For more information, call (928) 474-0330.

Gone divin'

The Payson Parks and Recreation Department and Aqua Illusions will be hosting scuba classes this spring.

The first session will be from May 3 to May 5 and the second from May 17 to May 19.

A registration and orientation will be held at noon tomorrow (Saturday) at Taylor Pool. The orientation wraps up at 3 p.m. with a barbecue and party.

Registration for the classes is $159. Students will be responsible for personal gear including mask, snorkel, fins and boots. The minimum age is 12 years old.

Those who successfully complete the classes are eligible for open-water training dives in the ocean. Aqua Illusions will sponsor several Mexico training trips for the Payson groups ranging in price from $389 to $589.

For more information, call 474-5242, ext. 7 or Aqua Illusions at (602) 788-3483.

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