Generosity Of Many Offsets Club Sports Cost


Playing off-season club sports can turn into a huge expense for cash-strapped parents. Knowing that, Club Rim coaches organized a raffle to help volleyball team members offset the cost of membership. More than 40 businesses and sports organizations in Payson and around the state responded by donating prizes for the raffle. What resulted was players generating $7,689, which was used to help 43 of the 64 team members pay their club fees.

The winners are: Dorothy Little was the grand prize winner of the four nights stay at La Palomas, Mexico donated by Angela Lyons; Wade Parker won an 18-hole foursome of golf at Chaparral Pines; Gene Neumann won two tickets to Verde Canyon Railway and the Blazin’ M Dinner Show from KMOG; Greg Day won Super Deck Stain from Neumann Paint; Claudine Moore won a 10-wheeler load of granite from Payson Concrete; Chuck Ybarrnola won a gift basket from Jadyn Walden and Susie Hill of Colorz Salon; Joyce Beauregard won 18 holes of golf at Payson Golf Course; Jean Ramsey won an Arizona Cardinals football autographed by Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie; Trevor Creighton won an autographed picture of Chris Young from the Arizona Diamondbacks; Al Diecks won a Keith Yandle Phoenix Coyotes puck; Daniel Prater and Elmer Braon each won a night’s stay at the Majestic Mountain Inn of Payson; Jodie Ross won a night’s stay at the Payson Best Western; Dean won a night’s stay at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel in Phoenix; Eileen Daniels won a Philips Sonicare toothbrush from High Desert Dentistry; Stacey Ernst and Lauree Lee Connolly won a free screening from Simon Med Imaging; Bob Ferkol won porch and floor paint from Neumann Paint; Rosa Lee Herrera won a silver necklace from Payson Jewelers; Scott Vandenbosh won an 18-piece cordless drill donated by Foxworth-Galbraith; Bobby Tucker won a 17-piece Tool Tote set from Ace Hardware and Nursery; Shurrie Kraschuk won a $55 gift certificate to Flaghouse Sporting Goods; Jeanne Bland won a Foreman Grill; Carol Reed won a spaghetti dinner for two at Mama Joe’s in Pine; Julie Eckhardt won a $40 gift certificate to Chili’s; Anne Holland won a red cedar handmade bowl from Wood Pile Creations; Sue won a $25 gift certificate to Walmart; Vicki Barwick won a $25 gift certificate to Safeway; Donald Keith won a $25 gift certificate to My Chiropractor; Deb Taylor won a manicure from Kutting Edge Salon; M. Clark won a $25 gift certificate from The Boutique; Kevin Scott won a $25 gift certificate to Premier Jewelry; Kristen Ralls won a $25 gift certificate to The Home Depot; Sue Beckwood won a $20 gift certificate to Scoops; Janelle Figueroa won a $20 gift certificate to Walgreens; Donald Curtis won a $20 gift certificate to El Rancho; Cory Gathman won a $20 gift certificate to Macky’s; Nancy Kane won a $20 gift certificate to Moose Mountain Gifts & Antiques in Pine; Tracy Sekandari won a $20 gift certificate to Payson Candle Factory; Susan Bryum won a $20 gift certificate to Long Valley Cafe in Happy Jack; Stacey Summers won a pink wallet donated by Chrisy’s Cottage; Erin England won a pizza from Mama Joe’s in Pine; and Suzy Borges won a free nail clipping from Rim Country Pet Salon.

Sprint triathlon

The annual Sprint Triathlon is Saturday, June 12, starting at 7 a.m. at Taylor Pool, North Rumsey Park.

Participants will compete in a 500-yard swim; a 15-mile bike ride; and a 5K run.

Registration is $50 for individuals and $75 for a team. Participants must be 15.

Forms are available at the parks office in Green Valley Park or online at


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