Sports Briefs

August 14, 2017

Cape Henlopen Senior Center seeks donations for golf tournament set Sept. 25

The Cape Henlopen Senior Center will host a golf tournament Monday, Sept. 25, at The Rookery South in Milton. Golfers’ registration fee is $100 and includes greens fees, golf cart, breakfast, lunch and a goodie bag. There will also be a limited silent auction following lunch, and a second silent auction at the center with items open for bids Tuesday-Thursday, Sept. 26-28. Winning bidders will be notified Friday, Sept. 29.

The center is seeking sponsors for tee boxes, breakfast and lunch, along with prizes, gift cards and items for the auctions. It is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides many services, programs and activities for the seniors of Sussex County. All donations are tax deductible. Proceeds will go toward the center's building fund.

For more information or to register, call Linda or Bobbie at 302-227-2055, or stop by to pick up a packet at 11 Christian St., Rehoboth Beach.

TD.C.-based studio to host popup classes

Fitness studio 202strong, with locations in Bethesda, Md., and Washington, D.C, will hold popup classes at Sussex County Athletics, 37395 Oyster House Road in Rehoboth Beach from 8 to 8:45 a.m., Sundays, Aug. 20 and 27. “Build strength by learning proper lifting technique and push yourself in a fun and sweaty StrongCircuit,” said Maddie Watkins, owner. “You can expect functional movements, modification for different fitness levels, and 45 mins of fun!” Cost is $20 per class. For more information, call Watkins at 301-646-2210.

Mariner’s Bethel golf tourney Aug. 26

Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church and CRASH Youth Ministry will sponsor a golf tournament Saturday, Aug. 26, at the Salt Pond Golf Course in Bethany Beach. Support from the last golf tournament helped raise $40,000 needed to operate 1st State Work Camp, a week-long camp with more than 850 teenage and adult volunteers who worked on more than 80 homes of disadvantaged residents in the community. 

This year’s proceeds will benefit The Hope Center, a 13,000-square-foot multipurpose ecumenical facility that will help at-risk youth in the community through mentoring and tutoring, offer an after-school enrichment program, provide a much-needed recovery ministry, offer sports-based camps and league opportunities, offer GED classes, employment resume training and other classes on life skills, provide housing for future 1st State Work Camps, expand the Feed My Sheep food ministry and expand the outreach of existing ministries. 

Tee box sponsorships this year are just $50 per sign. This sign will be an advertisement for the business to all of the golfers. The tournament is expected to sell out. 

The money raised through the golf tournament will go toward the $400,000 that is needed to begin center construction in spring 2018. For more information, call Mariner’s Bethel at 302-539-9510.

WRDE Charity Golf Classic set Sept. 14

WRDE Coast TV will host the inaugural WRDE Charity Golf Classic Thursday, Sept. 14, at Bear Trap Dunes in Ocean View. WRDE has been community-driven since its inception. WRDE is a local business that strives to not only enhance the lives of those in the viewing area by being a terrific news organization, but to also offer support to worthy local organizations. With that premise, the WRDE Charity Golf Classic was born.  

The charity recipients will be the Harry K Foundation, the Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation and the Indian River School District. For more information or to register as a sponsor or golfer, go to and click on 2017 Charity Golf Classic.

VIA golf tourney set for Sept. 11

The Village Improvement Association’s next golf tournament will be Monday, Sept. 11, with a rain date of Monday, Oct. 16. The tournament will be held this year at Kings Creek Country Club in Rehoboth Beach.  

The event will benefit the VIA’s charitable outreach programs and will attract golfers from all over the region. The price remains $125 per person. The registration form can be found on the VIA website - - and gives golfers the ability to register online with a credit card or the option to print the registration form and mail it, with complete payment, as stated on the form.   

In addition to golf, prizes, and various contests, there will be a continental breakfast and fabulous lunch prepared by the staff at Kings Creek.

For more information, contact Carolyn Shriver, chairwoman, at

Youth category added for sport fishing tourney

Fishing offers an outstanding opportunity to enjoy Delaware’s great outdoors and spend quality time with family. To add to the experience for anglers age 15 and under, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced a new youth division of the Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament, with smaller qualifying sizes for trophy fish than the tournament’s adult requirements.

The Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament is an annual program sponsored by the Division of Fish & Wildlife to promote recreational fishing opportunities in the state and recognize anglers for outstanding catches. The tournament now includes 15 species of freshwater and 30 species of saltwater fish eligible for recognition. With the smaller size requirements in their division, young anglers will have an increased chance to be rewarded for their trophy catch. 

The new youth division also includes a Live Release Award program for those who choose to return their trophy catch to the water unharmed immediately after landing and measuring for length. This measurement must be verified by a witness who signs the Live Release Award entry form.

Young anglers who submit an application for their trophy catch will receive a colorful citation showing the type of fish they caught as well as an award lapel pin. The color fish illustrations on the citations are reproductions of original paintings by artist Duane Raver Jr. and are suitable for framing. 

Fish entered in the tournament must be weighed at an official Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament weigh station, available at most bait and tackle shops. All fish entered must be caught in a sporting manner with hook-and-line. The Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament and the Live Release Award programs are open to the public with no entry fee. 

Applications for the Live Release Award also are available online, or may be picked up at any Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament weigh station.

Military engineers golf tourney set Oct. 12

The Delmarva Post of the Society of American Military Engineers will hold its 2017 Scholarship Golf Tournament Thursday, Oct. 12, at Maple Dale Country Club in Dover. Registration is at 11 a.m., with a shotgun start at noon. Advance registration is encouraged.

Funds raised by this event go to the scholarship program which provides college scholarships to several Delaware high school seniors who intend to pursue engineering degrees. These scholarships are competitive and are based on applicants' high school record and a personal essay.

To learn more about this year's outing, contact Joe Cuccinello at 302-747-1308 or Go to

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