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Home Run Derby

The 4th Annual Home Run Derby has been rescheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4 at the Rumsey II Ballfield. Registration is extended through Friday, Aug. 3 by 5 p.m. at the Parks and Recreation office, but late-comers will be taken starting at 9 a.m. the morning of the event, as well. The fee, per team, is $45. All players 21 years of age and older are invited to participate in this event sponsored by Mazatzal Casino and Payson Parks and Recreation.

Each team will be playing for prize money, which will be donated to a local nonprofit organization of their choice. All players will receive a T-shirt and trophies will be awarded to the top three teams in each division. If you have any questions, please call Parks and Recreation at 474-5242 ext. 7.

NFL Youth Flag Football

Register by July 27. Season begins Aug. 27.

This program is for boys and girls, ages 6-14. It provides a fantastic and fun opportunity for kids to become involved in football by developing the first phase of player skills with no tackling. The cost is $25 per child and includes an NFL team jersey and end-of-season pizza party. Registration begins July 9.

Girls Fast-Pitch Softball Mini-League

Register July 16-Aug. 10. Season begins Sept. 3.

Girls entering 5-8th grade can register for this mini-league.

Games will be at the Rumsey III field two nights per week, starting the month of September. A pitching machine will be used to provide a consistent fast-pitch experience for batters. The cost is $25 per child and includes a team T-shirt and end-of-season pizza party.

Adult Fall Coed Softball League

Register by Aug. 10. Season begins early September.

Registration for the Fall Coed Softball League will be held July 16-Aug. 10. One division will be offered which will utilize a 12-inch ball for men and an 11-inch ball for women. A minimum of four (4) teams will be required to fill this league. All participants must be at least 16 years of age to play. The fee is $225 per team.

Turn and Burn Series

Parks and Recreation will be sponsoring a Wednesday night progressive barrel and pole bending series in August and September beginning Aug. 8. The books open at 5:30 pm with the races starting at 6:30 p.m. This is a progressive format, so there are no age groups. The entry fee is $5 per event. Awards will be presented Sept. 26. For more information, call Charlene Hunt at 474-5242 ext. 260.

Please Do Not Feed the Ducks and Geese

Did you know that feeding waterfowl unnatural foods like bread and popcorn is dangerous to them? It may seem like a harmless thing to do, but artificial feeding can cause poor nutrition, spread of disease, wing deformities, water pollution, delayed migration, unnatural behavior, costly management efforts, increased hybridization, and death.

The birds have all the food and nutrition they need in the park with worms and bugs that live in grass. Please help us maintain healthy waterfowl and cleaner park facilities. Instead of feeding them, opt for using a camera or binoculars to get up close to the waterfowl.

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