DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

November 14, 2013

SPORTS BRIEFS


Derry News

---- — Sullivan Tire supports soccer

DERRY — The Derry Soccer Club has received more than $962 in money and equipment from Sullivan Tire and Michelin through the Michelin Soccer Program.

This community program partners Michelin tire dealers with local soccer organizations nationwide. The dealers purchase customized soccer balls which are redeemed with certificates sent to the soccer organization. For every Michelin tire sold to the general public at Sullivan Tire during the 30-day soccer ball giveaway, $2 is donated back to the soccer organization.

“Whether you have done this program for one year or more than 13, you’re going to have a blast,” said Mark Sullivan of Sullivan Tire. “Kids love it, parents love it, and all of us at the dealership really enjoy being able to interact with the soccer community. There’s nothing better than seeing the direct positive impact it has on everyone involved.”

To learn more about the Michelin Soccer Program, visit MichelinSoccer.com. To find out more about Sullivan Tire, contact Mark Sullivan, 425-7778, at 4 Ashleigh Drive in Derry or visit sullivantire.com.

Join the trot, then eat turkey

DERRY — Sign up soon for the Greater Derry Track Club’s 40th annual Turkey Trot 5K Road Race.

It starts at 9 a.m. Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, at Gallien’s Town Beach on Beaver Lake, Route 102.

This event draws runners from all over. Sign up now to guarantee yourself a T-shirt and to take advantage of the “while it lasts” free kid’s early bird online registration.

Visit gdtc.org/turkeytrot and access the link to sign up and enjoy pre-registration rates. A minimal transaction fee applies. No paper applications will be accepted for pre-registration. Online registration will close out promptly at noon Nov. 27. Registrations will be accepted at the venue from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 70 to 8:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving. Free online registrations for early bird kid’s registrations are only while supplies last.

The GDTC asks each registrant to bring a nonperishable canned or dry good item to replenish area food banks.

Awards will be presented at approximately 9:30 a.m.

Hurry, register for Derry Parks and Recreation Winter Basketball

DERRY — The Derry Parks and Recreation Winter Basketball Registration period is nearing an end.

This is for all players ages 4 through high school. The fee is $40 for residents, $60 for nonresidents. Additional family members pay $15.

Select your child’s shirt size when registering; sizes cannot be changed or accommodated once registration has closed.

Participants cannot participate in the recreation program if they are on a travel or school team. Birth certificates are required for all 4- and 5-year-old participants at time of registration.

Registration is open until Friday, Nov. 15. To receive more information or to register for this program, contact the Derry Parks and Recreation Department at 432-6136, visit the Derry Recreation website at derry-nh.org, or visit the Recreation Office at 31 West Broadway in Derry.

Stay safe this fall, wear orange

CONCORD — Hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts are encouraged to put on a bright orange article of clothing when they head out this fall.

“Wearing blaze orange has definitely been shown to decrease hunting incidents across the country,” said Josh Mackay, who coordinates the Hunter Education Program at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. “It is important for outdoors enthusiasts generally, but especially for hunters, because the overwhelming majority of hunting-related incidents involve members of hunting parties.”

Overall, New Hampshire has an excellent record for hunter safety, largely attributable to the state’s effective hunter education programs.

While most hunting-related incidents do not involve nonhunters, it’s a good idea for hikers and others getting out to enjoy the fall woods to think safety as well, by sticking to established trails, reviewing the hikeSafe guidelines (hikesafe.com), and wearing an article of blaze orange clothing during hunting seasons. Blaze orange pet accessories are also available.