Push To Raise Money For Ll Has Started

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Payson Little League has begun its yearly push to earn money for next season’s play.

The first fund-raiser will be a Krispy Kreme doughnut sale to begin at 7 a.m. tomorrow, Nov. 19, at both Safeway and Walmart. The doughnuts will be sold for $12 a dozen. Those who wish to submit advance orders may do so by calling Kerri Johnson at (928) 595-1212.

“Proceeds will benefit Little League, don’t miss out,” Payson Little League official Jeri Stockman said.

Helping the hoopers

Make plans now to attend the annual fish fry dinner, which will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 20 in the concession area of Wilson Dome. Profits from the benefit provide much-needed financial support for the PHS boys and girls basketball teams.

The Friends And Neighbors (FAN) booster club sponsors the event.

The meals are delicious, the prices are right, there is plenty of small-town camaraderie and its all for a good cause.

Tickets, priced at $3 for children 10 years and under, $6 for adults, or $25 for a family, are available from any PHS basketball player or at the door.

Menu is fried fish, potato, slaw and beverage.

The dinner date is also the evening the two PHS basketball teams host preseason scrimmages against Camp Verde.

The girls play at 5 p.m. and the boys at 7 p.m.

Those purchasing meals may get them to go, eat in the concession area or take the food into the stands to watch the scrimmages.

It’s a fine event, make plans to participate.

Hoop Shoot set

The annual Payson Elks club-hosted Hoop Shoot provides a great stage for aspiring basketball players to both showcase and improve their hardwood skills.

Over the years, some of the Rim Country’s finest players have participated.

The 2008 edition of the Hoop Shoot free-throw program will be held Saturday, Dec. 6 in the Tonto Apache gymnasium. There is no fee and the contest is open to all boys and girls ages 8 to 13.

Events are expected to begin at 8:30 a.m.

Also, call Jack Cook at (928) 978-2248 for more information.

Club Rim host tryouts

 The Club Rim youth volleyball teams turned in banner seasons last year and coaches are hoping to repeat the successes.

But first, players must be selected for the teams.

The club held tryouts Nov. 8 for players in grades four through eight.

The next tryout session, at 10 a.m. on Nov. 22 in Wilson Dome, is for high school-aged players.

All interested are invited to try out.

The teams compete in the Valley-based Arizona Region Club Volleyball League. For more information, call Donna Moore at (928) 474-4400.

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