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June 12, 2014

SPORTS BRIEFS

Grasshopper Baseball deadline extended

DERRY — The recreation department has extended registration for Grasshopper Baseball. It closes at 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 13.

The office is at Veterans Hall, 31 West Broadway, 432-6136.

Registrations are available in the office and on the website, derry-nh.org/Pages/DerryNH_Recreation/index.

Grasshopper Baseball is a fun, instructional program introducing the fundamentals of the sport of baseball. The program follows a set schedule with games occurring twice weekly. All games are played at Don Ball Park on Humphrey Road. Participants are placed within a division based on their age as of July 1, 2014. A birth certificate is required upon registering all 5-year-old participants. The Grasshopper program is open to children ages 5 – 9 years old.

Registration fees are $25 for Derry residents, $45 for nonresidents. It’s $10 for each additional family member.

Volunteer coaches are needed.

Run for Freedom helps homeless veterans

DERRY — The Greater Derry Track Club will host the Second Annual Run for Freedom 5k/10K at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, July 4. Paper and online registration are now open. Race day sign-up begins at 6:30 a.m.

All funds from the races will be donated to Liberty House, a nonprofit organization sponsored by the Manchester VFW offering transitional housing, medical care, and job assistance to homeless veterans.

The 5K and 10K races will be chip-timed, with awards to the top three male and female finishers and with age group winners three deep in both races. Winners in the Armed Forces Team category will also be recognized. All runners are eligible for raffle prizes.

Register online to gdtc.org/runforfreedom.

Kids, get ready to run June 26

DERRY — The starting gate for 2014 edition of the Greater Derry Track Club’s Kid’s Summer Fun Run program is just around the corner.

Presented with assistance from Coppola Physical Therapy, Derry Medical Center, and the Derry Parks and Recreation Department, the series is entering its 39th year.

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