Golf Scrambles in September, Church Youth Softball champs

C-I Wrestling Golf Scramble Sept. 10

The 7th annual Bluejacket Wrestling Golf Tournament will be hosted Saturday, Sept. 10 at Sanbrook GC in Isanti. Tee times for the 9-hole scramble begin at 11 a.m., with teams going off either the front or back. Fees: $65/person or $260/team. Steak dinner, contests and raffles held in conjunction with the event. Money raised goes to support the Cambridge-Isanti Wrestling program. To register, contact Linda Swanson (763-689-5214).

Celebrity Golf Scramble at Purple Hawk Sept. 17

The Celebrity Golf Scramble returns to Isanti County this year when the Sports Legends Foundation hosts an 18-hole event on Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Purple Hawk CC (11 a.m. shotgun start). A portion of the net proceeds will provide scholarships for youth athletic programs in Cambridge-Isanti and Braham. Fees: $100/golfer or $400/team. Steak dinner, lunch, raffles and contests included. Professional celebrities invited to the scramble include former Minnesota Vikings, Twins, Kicks, North Stars and other professional athletes. A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available. To register or for more information contact Milton Harrison (612-810-0813) or Steve Hurvitz (612-869-1032).


C-I Diamond Club receives Twins grants

The Cambridge-Isanti Diamond Club was selected as recipients of two Minnesota Twins Community Fund grants to assist in the operation of the summer baseball program. The first grant received was to assist in league and tournament fees, specifically with the VFW team.  The second grant was a Youth Coaching grant, which helps to give college-age student-athletes involved in coaching the youth of communities across the state.  CIHS grad Dallas Nelson, current Isanti Redbird and junior pitcher on the Waldorf College baseball team, was the assistant for the 2011 VFW baseball team.  He was a paid assistant because of the grant received from the Twins Community Fund.

Bluejacket coach Todd Smrekar said of the grants, “We are fortunate to have the Twins’ commitment to the community and to baseball at all levels.  Their financial contributions have been a benefit to the Cambridge-Isanti area as well as many other communities across the state.”

Church Youth Softball champs

Calvary Lutheran at Rush Point saw its senior youth church softball team had another strong season on local fields.  The team grasped the the 1st-place trophy Aug. 1 after winning the championship game for the second year in a row in the Cambridge-Isanti-Braham Senior Youth Softball Church League. The team is coached by Joe Graves.

2011 Calvary Lutheran youth softball squad


Front: Jacob Ambrose, Sonny Foote, Casey Grell; Back: Cory Ambrose, Coach Graves, Sam Stigen, Kyle Grell, Nick Hammond, Jesse Johnson, Ben Hammond, Trista Sarago and Tara Sarago.

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