Those highly popular Longhorn discount cards being sold by Payson High School track and baseball team members are being scooped up at a record-setting pace.
The popularity is mostly likely due them being a great bargain and all the money earned helps a worthy cause — the two sports teams.
Those who purchase the cards, for $15, receive discounts at several local merchants.
Among the deals consumers will receive with a card is a $4 discount on an extra large pizza and $3 off a large pie at Pizza Factory.
At Cousins, the card gives consumers $1 off any sub sandwich and Jadyn Walden, a stylist at Colorz Salon, is giving $5 off haircuts.
At Rim Country Lanes, cardholders receive one free game for every game bowled.
Other discounts can be obtained at Big O Tires, Sawmill Theatres, Frontier Dental Arts, Arby’s and Subway. Also a 10 percent discount is given at many local restaurants including La Sierra, Fargo’s, Gerardo’s, Tiny’s, China Wok, El Rancho, Cedar Ridge, Denny’s, Scoops and Wendy’s.
The cards may be purchased from track coach Jonathan Ball, baseball coach Scott Novak, any athlete on the teams, or by calling (928) 474-4511.
Niners tee off
The Payson Women’s Golf Association Nine-Hole Club begins 2011 season play Thursday, April 7 at Payson Golf Course.
The “Payson Niners” play every Thursday morning beginning April 7, with tee times at 9 a.m. Golfers of all ages and skill levels are welcome. Any women interested in joining the league should call Debbie at (928) 595-1176 or Ann at (928) 468-6686.
From Little League official
Little League registration is today, Tuesday, March 8, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Wednesday, March 9 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Rim Country Middle School cafeteria.
The registration fee is $75. Players must have a copy of their birth certificate. The Little League’s chocolate bar fund-raiser also starts that day. Online registration can be done at www.sportsfee.com.
We also have our Web site up and operating. It can be found at: www.paysonlittleleague.com.
Also, we are looking for sponsors and coach-pitch league coaches.
Tryouts will be April 2, and opening day is April 30.
This year we have added closing ceremonies on June 18.
We are also in need of hole sponsors for our annual benefit golf tournament in May.
Softball officials have decided to redraft every team this year, which we feel will make for a more competitive season.
Curtis Johnson will also be doing a coaches clinic for all softball coaches.
Parents need to remember fast pitch softball is competitive; it is not parks and recreation-type softball. Girls who are interested in pitching need to start now. We have a few girls who have been pitching for four years and it shows when they get on the mound.
Little League softball has strengthened our school teams.
For more information, call Moore at (928) 476-5440.
PMGA tees off
After turning in a banner 2010 season, Payson Men’s Golf Association members are today looking forward to the new campaign.
Opening day tees off at 7:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 16 at Payson Golf Course with the annual business meeting and breakfast.
Following those, members will take to the course for their first tournament of the campaign, a scramble shoot-out.
For the new season, PMGA member Herb Sherman has issued an invitation to join the group and participate in a bevy of competitions and festivities.
“We welcome anyone who wants to play — the membership fee is only $62,” he said.
Last year, there were 85 local players on the PMGA roster and Sherman is hoping that number soon grows.
The real advantage of becoming a member of the PMGA, Sherman says, is it offers opportunities for players to enjoy healthy competition in a spirit of camaraderie and good will.
For more information, call Payson Golf Course at (928) 474-2273.