Contest Could Earn Bucks For Charity

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Manzanita Adventure Sports will host the inaugural 2005 Charity Picture Box Competition that could earn a local charity more than $300.

Any charitable club, nonprofit organization, school or municipal service -- such as police and fire departments -- are eligible to enter the display competition that begins July 27 and continues until Sept. 6. All displays will be set up at Manzanita Adventure Sports at 307 S. Beeline Highway. After entering, participants will be assigned a one-week period to show their display at the business. The display may go up on Wednesday of the assigned week and should be taken down by Tuesday of the following week.

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Manzanita Adventure Sports is hosting a Charity Picture box Competition to benefit local charities. The displays at the store can feature any sport including cycling.

The displays should be approximately 10-by-8 feet and should focus of any adventure sport, or sports, in the Rim country. Hiking, swimming, running, backpacking and skateboarding are some possible themes.

A panel of three will judge the displays on:

  • Successful presentation of theme.
  • Originality.
  • Best use of space.
  • Association of display to the Rim country.

A cash prize of $300 plus 10 percent of MAS gross sales during the weekend of the display will go to the first-place winners. The charity of the second-place winner will receive $200 and the third-place finisher $100.

For more information, call MAS at (928) 474-0744.

Hang 10 in Hawaii

Payson teens Christina Deaton, Cydney Figueroa, Kayla O'Donnell, Jenna Robertson and Marquel Waterman, have received invitations from Tourney Sport USA to participate in a national championship basketball tournament July 11 to 19 in Oahu, Hawaii.

To participate, the teens must raise $1,870 each to pay their expenses, which include meals, uniform, awards dinner banquet and lodging.

The five said they are committed to earning the money through a series of fund-raisers that are still in the planning stages.

For donors who would like to help the girls make the trip, an account has been set up at the Payson office of SAFE Q. Stop by the branch and make your donation to the 8th Grade Girls Hawaii Classic.

The girls also will do odd jobs to help earn the money needed.

For more information or to help the young players, call Deniese O'Donnell at (928) 978-0477, Melodi Deaton at (928) 970-0790, or Janelle Figueroa at (928) 978-6109.

Last chance for youth football

The Payson Youth Football Association will hold its final player and cheerleader registration 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 9 at Farm Bureau Insurance, 100 W. Roundup Road.

Youths 6 to 13 years old are eligible to participate in the league. The fee is $60 for cheerleaders and $70 for players. A discount will be given to families with more than one player or cheerleader participating. Prospective players must bring a copy of their birth certificate to the sign-up.

The local football association also is seeking a board member and a coach for a Mighty Mite team.

For more information call Scott Geske at (928) 476-5354 or Angela Parker at (928) 468-6482.

Morris Memorial

The Jack Morris Memorial Scholarship golf tournament will tee off 7:30 a.m. June 18 at Payson Golf Course.

The entry fee is $85 per player which includes green fees, cart, food and prize money.

The field will be limited to the first 110 golfers who register and the deadline is June 10

Prizes will include closest-to-the-pin awards on all par-3 holes, longest drive in the fairways and a hole-in-one prize on a preselected hole.

Entry forms are available at the Payson Roundup, 708 N. Beeline Highway.

For more information about the tournament, call (928) 474-4401.

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