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FCHS Youth Volleyball Camp

Jun 6, 2015 - Jun 7, 2015 6th - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 7th - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Frankfort County High School is having a Volleyball Camp for Boys & Girls ages 6-11, at Franklin County High. The camp will focus on basic fundamentals and aspects of the game. Each participant will receive a camp T-Shirt. Registration is $55 per Child.

Wesley Vance, 239-292-6119,

Kentucky Indiana All-Star Classic

Jun 12, 2015 Girls Game - 5:30 PM Boys Game - 8:00 PM

Lexington, KY
Since 1940, the Kentucky Lions All-Star Classic has matched the best Kentucky basketball players against the best in Indiana. This Classic has created an intense rivalry between the two historically "Basketball States." More than a basketball game, the Classic serves as a major fundraiser for the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation. KLEF's mission is to prevent and cure blindness and provides vision care and assistance to more than 20,000 Kentuckians annually. This year, the game will be held on Friday June 12 at Transylvania University in Lexington, KY. The girls game starts at 5:30pm followed by the boys game at 8pm.
All tickets for the event are priced at $25 and are on-sale now at
Our hope is to create a real home court advantage for our teams by showing Indiana how we support basketball here in the bluegrass!
We look forward to seeing you there!

Stacey Jarboe

Inaugural "Shifting Gears for Kids" Charity Drag Race

Jun 5, 2015 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Kentucky Speedway
Kentucky Speedway is opening its doors to the public and offering the opportunity to drag race on its backstretch for the FIRST TIME EVER!

For a donation to Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC), racers can drag race 1/8 of a mile down the backstretch of Kentucky Speedway, which has 5 degrees of banking.

Racers pay $20 to participate; trailered cars are $25. Multiple passes dependent on number of participants.

The event will feature the following classes:
•Street Diesel Trucks
•Open Diesel Trucks
•Street Gas Trucks
•4 & 6-Cylinder Trucks
•4 & 6-Cylinder Cars
•V8 Cars
•2-Wheel Drive Class
•Open Class

Sorry – for safety reasons, we cannot allow any motorcycles, ATV’s or other off-road recreational vehicles for this event.

Racers must be 18 years or older, and passengers must be at least 14 years of age. Riders under the age of 18 must have a parent present to sign a waiver for their participation. All drivers and/or passengers must wear a seatbelt.

The local community is also invited to come and watch this inaugural event for only $10 per carload. Concessions will be available for this event.

In the event of rain, “Shifting Gears for Kids” will be canceled, and a make-up date will be announced at a later time.

Heads-up scoring will be used, and although trophies will not be awarded per class, racers who have a perfect tree will receive a prize.

Proceeds from this event benefit children in need in the tri-state area.


1.Racers must be 18 years or older and will be required to sign a waiver for their participation.
2.Passengers must be at least 14 years of age.
3.Riders under the age of 18 MUST have a parent/guardian present to sign a waiver for their participation.
4.All drivers and/or passengers MUST wear a seatbelt.
5.Drivers and passengers MUST wear pants, shirts with sleeves and closed-toe shoes. No exceptions. Sandals, flip flops, shorts or sleeveless shirts are NOT allowed.
6.All vehicles will be required to pass technical inspection prior to participation.
7.No loose items in the vehicle or vehicle bed (i.e., batteries, pets).
8.No alcohol or drinking prior to participation.
9.For safety reasons, we CANNOT allow any motorcycles, ATV's or other off-road recreational vehicles for this event.
10.Spectators are not allowed in the garage area at any time and must remain in the event parking/viewing area at all times.

Dayna Winslette

Shoot Hoops Not Drugs Basketball Day Camp

East Perry Elementary
Free regional basketball camp for ALL school-age kids. Kids will receive a free t-shirt and basketball. Food and water provided. Participants will be entered into a drawing for 2 basketball goals that will be given away at the conclusion of each camp. The camp is conducted by former University of Kentucky all-star and Final Four MVP Jeff Sheppard.

You can contact Andrea Howard at

Free kids inflatable obstacle course, basketball camp coming to Magoffin

South Magoffin Elementary School, 171 Half Mountain Road, Salyersville
SALYERSVILLE – Youth of Magoffin County will have double the fun at free Operation UNITE events to be held Thursday, June 21.

From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. the Kentucky Army National Guard’s Civil Operations Unit from London will set up their popular inflatable obstacle course in the gym at South Magoffin Elementary School, 171 Half Mountain Road, in Salyersville.

Then, from 4 p.m. to about 7 p.m., a free regional Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball camp will be conducted by former University of Kentucky basketball standout Jeff Sheppard.

Youth can participate in either or both events.

This is the 7th year for Shoot Hoops Not Drugs camps, which provide basketball skills instruction in conjunction with anti-drug and self-esteem messages. In addition, parents and guardians have an opportunity to attend an education program on how to talk to their children about drugs.

All youth participants receive a free event T-shirt, regulation basketball, food and water, and be entered into a drawing for two portable basketball goals given away at the conclusion of each camp (must be present to win).

Participants are asked not to wear open-toe shoes or sandals and to arrive about 15 minute early for registration.

Presented by Phoenix Products, Shoot Hoops Not Drugs camps are fun, interactive, and provide a safe, drug-free activity where children have an opportunity to interact with positive role models while learning fundamental basketball skills.

As a senior at the University of Kentucky, Sheppard was named the NCAA’s Final Four Most Valuable Player in the Wildcats’ 1997-98 National Championship season. He would later go on to play one season with the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks and 3 years in Italy.

Major sponsors include Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Kentucky, Codell Construction, Lightyear Network Solutions, Senture, State Senator Robert Stivers, Walmart of Eastern Kentucky and WestCare. Silver sponsors are Dollar Mania (Manchester), First National Bank of Manchester, and J. Shelby Inc. (Clay Circuit Court Clerk James Phillips). Teddy G. Woods, CPA, of Manchester is a Bronze sponsor.

Since 2006, UNITE has conducted 38 regional camps with 5,055 youth participants representing 53 Kentucky counties, 11 other states and one other country.

For more information about Operation UNITE visit their website at

Kentucky Christian University Youth Football Camp

Kentucky Christian University, Grayson KY
Kentucky Christian University will again offer a youth football camp led by NFL veteran and KCU head football coach, Mike Furrey. Children from 3rd grade through 8th grade are invited to join Coach Furrey and the Kentucky Christian University Football staff learning the basic fundamentals and skills of football.

The camp will run June 11th, 12th and 13th from 8:00am to 11:30am at Kentucky Christian University in Grayson, Kentucky. The cost for the three day camp is $50.00*. Campers will receive a t-shirt, instruction from college coaches and guest speakers, plus much more!

Brad Queen