Payson Little League officials, including president Slade Gibson, are busy ironing out details for the 2009 season, which begins April 18.
Among the activities being sorted through are a rummage sale, a raffle, acquiring sponsors and finding one team manager.
The rummage sale will be held 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Walmart parking lot.
Little League official Felicia Moore said donations of sale items would be greatly appreciated.
Those who would like to contribute gently used items should log on to Little League’s Web site at www.eteamz.com/paysonlittleleague for drop-off details.
Also at the rummage sale, Krispy Kreme donuts will be sold, as will raffle tickets that have as a prize a 42-inch flat screen television donated by Rim Sight and Sound.
Tickets are $10 each or three for $25.
Gibson said many of the teams remain in need of sponsors, and a manager/coach is needed for a minor division player-pitch team.
Also, anyone wishing to volunteer to help Little League can do so by filling out a volunteer application. Applications are available at National Bank or on the team Web site. A copy of a driver’s license is needed to volunteer.
Call Moore at (928) 476-5440 for more information.
PWGA to tee off
The Payson Women’s Golf Association 18-hole group will tee off its 2009 season at 8 a.m. March 31 during a breakfast to be held at the Small Café.
New members are always welcome to join the PWGA, which plays its tournaments each Tuesday from April through October at Payson Golf Course.
Members also meet other days of the week for fun play.
Club meetings and catered lunches are also held each Tuesday following the golf tournaments.
For more information, call PWGA President Karen Peterson at (928) 474-6846 or (928) 200-2600.
PMGA gears up for ’09
Payson Men’s Golf Association members kick off the new links season at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow, March 18, with a breakfast at the Payson Masonic Lodge.
Following breakfast, members will move to Payson Golf Course for a season-opening four-man scramble tournament.
The PMGA hosts golf tournaments every Wednesday morning at PGC. New members are welcome.
Those interested should call Larry Baker, (928) 472-2482, for membership information.
Town Parks and Recreation Sports Coordinator Joseph Harris has extended the youth soccer registration deadline to March 27.
Originally it was March 13.
He said the deadline was extended due to the low turnout of players.
“We had 600 kids last year, but registration is really slow,” he said. “It’s odd; Payson loves the sport of soccer.”
Once registration wraps up, the league will be divided into school grade divisions including pre-kindergarten/kindergarten (4 to 5 years), first/second, third/fourth, fifth/sixth, seventh/eighth and ninth through 12th.
The entry fee is $25 per player, which includes a British Soccer jersey.
Play begins April 6.
Registration may be completed on the town’s Web site or at Green Valley Park.
Call Harris at (928) 474-5242, ext. 7 for more information.
Hooking up with FLW
A great way for local businesspersons to market their goods and services at a very nominal fee is to participate in a project being sponsored by a local FLW Stren Series bass tournament committee.
Here’s how it works. The expected 400 anglers who enter the tournament April 15 to 18 will be given a type of “goodie bag” the committee chooses to call “Bass Tackle Bags.”
The bags will include coupons, souvenirs, discounts, keepsakes and mementos from local businesses.
The FLW committee predicts the bags will be a great way to introduce local businesses and trades to the visitors.
Those interested in participating in the venture, only need to take whatever they’d like included in the bags to Town of Payson Outdoors and Trails Coordinator Mary McMullen at the Green Valley Park P&R offices. For more information, call McMullen at (928) 474-5242, ext. 7.
The deadline is April 8.