Last Chance For Youth Football Registration

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The Payson Youth Football Association will host a final player and cheerleader registration from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., July 12 at Payson Putt and Play located on Highway 260.

To register, participants must have a copy of their birth certificate. The registration fee is $70 for football players and $60 for cheerleaders.

Discounts are available for families that have more than one player or cheerleader participating in the program.

After July 12, a $10 late fee will be tacked on.

Players are assigned to leagues --ighty Mite, Minor or Major --ased on a combination of their age and weight.

Youngsters from 6 to those 13-years -of-age and weighing less than 115 pounds are eligible to participate. Ages are determined as of July 28, 2003.

Last year, 250 youngsters participated in the program. Also last season, Payson fielded six Central Arizona Youth Football Association teams -- two in each age/weight division.

According to Payson youth football spokesperson Karen Schrank, Payson might add more teams this year because early registrations are on the upswing especially among the younger players. All new players will be drafted onto their respective teams July 26.

Practices begin on July 28. The season kicks off Sept. 6.

Call Schrank at 474-5613 or Angela Parker at 468-6482 for more information.

Taylor ceremonies

Lifeguards and swim instructors at Taylor Pool will be making a very nice gesture at 9:45 a.m. tomorrow (Wednesday).

The guards will be doling out recognition to some of the women who have taken part this summer in the Adult Water Aerobics Classes. According to guard Malori Heppler, the Taylor staff will honor the most committed participants in the program.

Ace worth $25,000

Among the highlights of the Seventh Annual Pioneer Title Agency golf tournament to be played August 23 at PGC will be a hole-in-one contest that has as a prize $25,000 in cash.

The contest will be held on the 197-yard, par 3 hole No. 2.

According to local golfer Syd Gee, who has played Payson Golf Course for about six years, No. 2 is the toughest par 3 hole on the course.

"Especially if the wind is blowing into your face, that makes it even tougher," he said. "I can't remember a hole-in-one on No. 2."

The closest any tournament player has come to scoring an ace was three years ago when a participant swatted to within inches of the hole.

Had he scored the hole-in-one, the prize was a new Ford Explorer.

The tournament, which tees off at 8 a.m., will feature a best ball scramble format. The proceeds of the tournament benefit the Payson Area Habitat for Humanity.

Entry fee is $70 per player or $50 for members of Payson Golf Course. The fee includes 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch, drinks and a chance to win prizes.

Although the tournament will be played in foursomes, participants may enter as individuals and be placed on a team by the tournament directors.

Players can also form their own foursome.

Entry forms are available at Pioneer Title, 421 South Beeline Highway, the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Payson Roundup or at the PAHH office at 1013 Sough Goodfellow Road. Entry forms must be returned by Aug. 11 to Pioneer Title.

Call 474-3235 for more information.

The PAHH is building its 10th home, with the next two set to start in the near future.

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