A quick update on the La Jolla Half Marathon on Sunday, April 28, 2013 from the Kiwanis Club of La Jolla. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of the tragedy in Boston and their families. We are working diligently with our partners in law enforcement and public safety and will be taking appropriate measures depending on developing information from local and federal authorities.
Every team makes the playoffs in La Jolla Youth Baseball. How teams prepare for the end of the season is as different as the 37 coaches we have in our league. Some develop more pitchers and catchers all season, while others move players all around the defensive positions to make sure improvement is the goal.
Apr 9, 2013 | Posted in Clubs
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La Jolla Shores Surfing Association is accepting applications for its annual Menehune Surf Contest on April 20 at La Jolla Shores. The deadline for registration is April 13.
It has been a couple of weeks since the glow of Opening Day, and the new Padres uniforms have some grass stains on them. The kids have been having a lot of fun around the La Jolla Youth Baseball fields.
Barbara Held and Steve Cross of La Jolla Sunrise Rotary coordinated the 2013 Rotary Swimarathon on Feb. 23, 2013 at La Jolla Cove, linking their 52 participants with more than 15,000 swimmers from 250 Rotary Clubs worldwide — all to raise funds and awareness for the fight against polio.
The La Jolla Youth Baseball (LJYB) League held its Opening Day on March 2, 2013 at Cliffridge Park. LJYB President Jim Benham emceed events, which included welcoming all the parents and families, giving thanks where thanks were due, and introducing San Diego Padres CEO Tom Garfinkel. Noting that the young athletes were wearing authentic Padres uniforms supplied by the Padres organization, Benham asked, “How cool is it for these kids to dress up in an actual big league uniform?” and he thanked Garfinkel for outfitting the kids.
“All Hands On Deck!” is the call for January at La Jolla Youth Baseball. Behind the scenes, the board and League presidents have been working for a couple of months getting registration set up, facilities organized, uniforms ordered and sponsors engaged. When registration closed on Jan. 14, nearly 400 players, ages 5-14, were committed to play on 40 teams in five divisions.
Lacrosse is one of the fastest-growing sports in the United States. In 2012, the La Jolla Lacrosse Club saw its numbers grow from 80 to more than 140 elementary and middle school players (grades 1-8). Registration for Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 tryouts is required by Jan. 31.
Members and friends of the La Jolla Cove Swim Club welcomed 2013 at the 35th annual Polar Bear Plunge, Jan. 1. Hundreds of spirited swimmers (and some in costume) took to the La Jolla shoreline, followed by a potluck and chili party.
As LJYB gears up for its 61st season, a core group of volunteer board members are canvassing the parents of recent registrants, seeking help with coaching teams, serving as team parents, and raising funds for equipment and field support. With older facilities that are owned by the City of San Diego, there are endless maintenance and repair projects, not to mention the upkeep of some of the most beautiful baseball diamonds in the region.
Last month LJYB was the lucky recipient of Jamie Abrams’ time, talent and treasure. Abrams and his merry band of Troop 4 Boy Scouts, descended upon the Pony field like a well-oiled machine. Two years ago, Abrams was a star player on the field, only this time he was on a mission to complete his Eagle Scout Project.