Test Your Skills At Pepsi Contest

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The Major League Baseball Pepsi Pitch, Hit and Run contest is Wednesday, April 20 starting at 5 p.m. at the Rumsey 1 ball field.

The event was originally scheduled at Rumsey II, however, due to a scheduling conflict, it has been moved.

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Young baseball stars can test their diamond skills at the Pepsi Pitch, Hit and Run contest April 20 at Rumsey Park.

The contest is open to all youth ages 7 to 14 years old as of July 17, 2005. The competition features pitches into a designated target zone, hitting from a stationary tee for distance and accuracy and running from second base to home plate for time. Boys and girls compete together.

There will be drawings for prizes donated by the Arizona Diamondbacks. Participants must have a parent or legal guardian sign the registration paperwork.

Registration forms are available at the Payson Parks and Recreation office. Registrations will also be accepted on the day of the event.

For more information, contact Charlene Hunt at (928) 474-5242, ext. 260.

Girls slow pitch

The Payson Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registration for girls softball ages 7 to 15 years old. Games will begin in June.

The format for play has changed from modified pitch to slow pitch. The age groups are 7 to 10, 11 and 12 and 13 to 15. Depending upon the registration numbers, the age groups could change.

The deadline for registering is Wednesday, May 4. Late registration is not guaranteed. Coaches are needed. You can register at the Payson Parks and Recreation office or online at www.paysonparks.com.

For further information, contact Charlene Hunt at (928) 474-5242, ext. 260.

MSA banquet sold out

The always-popular Mogollon Sporting Association banquet is now a sell out, but members are continuing to accept raffle, prize and auction donations.

According to MSA member Jack Koon, the event sold out March 31 but a waiting list is being compiled if any tickets become available.

The banquet begins at 5 p.m. May 7 at Mazatzal Casino with a no-host cocktail hour. At 6 p.m., a filet mignon or chicken dinner will be served. Around 7 p.m., master of ceremony Will E. Dietz begins the raffles and give-a-ways, followed by the auction led by Dave Yoke.

To sign up on the waiting list or to donate merchandise for the give-a-aways, call Koon at (928) 474-1662.

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