Learn the game of pickleball at clinics

Pickleball clinics will be conducted through July from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday evenings and 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday mornings at Riley Park. Classes will be taught by Bill and Janet Smith from Cumberland.

Open play is available to the public, and paddles and balls can be rented from the Parks Department office in the Pat Elmore Senior Center.

Two of the courts at the park, which were used for tennis at one point, have been converted into pickleball courts.


14th annual memorial golf outing scheduled

The 14th annual David Borgmann Memorial Golf Outing will be conduced July 15 at Hawk’s Tail Golf Course.

Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., with complimentary range balls, as well.

The cost is 75 dollars per player, and individuals and pairs are welcome. There will be a hole-in-one contest and prizes for longest putt, closest to the pin (men and women) and closest second shot.


Annual cross-country showcase set in Carmel

On July 23, IndianaRunner.com is conducting its second annual Cross-Country Summer Showcase at Northview Church in Carmel.

The preseason cross-country event begins at 7 p.m. with a 2K run for those participants in first through fifth grade. A 5K race open to all runners will begin at 7:20 p.m. At 8 p.m., a 3K race will be conducted and is open to all.

The cost to compete is $15 per individual athlete or $10 per athlete (if registering a group of seven or more at the same time).

While many high school runners from around Indiana are projected to compete, all races will be open to the public.

The cross-country course at Northview is the site of the FlashRock Invitational and Carmel Semistate and is located at 12900 Hazel Dell Parkway.

To register, visit indiana runner.com.


Fundraiser will aid military families

Grab some friends, grab the clubs and help support military families July 17 at Shelbyville’s Bear Chase in the second annual Helping Hands For Freedom Tee It Up With the Heroes golf outing.

The cost to enter is $60 per golfer or $240 per foursome, which includes golf with a cart, lunch before golf, dinner after the event, and an opportunity to win prizes. There also will be an auction.

A package will be available with mulligans, yard sticks, throws and something patriotic, along with door prizes, closest to the pin and longest drive contests will be conducted.

Information: Paul Gable, 317-412-7881, pgable@route forthebrave.org.


The sting: Big man Hibbert joins Hornets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte Hornets have added some depth in free agency.

Center Roy Hibbert agreed to terms with the Hornets, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

Hibbert, who was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers from the Indiana Pacers last year, will receive a one-year deal worth $5 million.

Hibbert gives the Hornets a replacement for Al Jefferson, who agreed to a three-year, $30 million free-agent deal with the Pacers.

Hibbert is expected to back up former Indiana University standout Cody Zeller, who made a successful transition from power forward to center last season.