Youth sports

Lake Michigan College volleyball camps: Elite middle school team camp Aug. 19-20 at Lake Michigan College. Cost is $30. Camp is designed for players to brush up on skills before school tryouts. For more information, contact Rob Elliott-Schafnitz at or call 927-1000 ext. 5282.


Race For Rare Kids on Lake Michigan 5K: 9 a.m. Sept. 7 in downtown St. Joseph. 1K Kids Dash starts at 8:30. Proceeds benefit the non-profit The TBCK Foundation. Early registration fee through Aug. 24 is $25, $30 after. Registration for 1K is $10 including a t-shirt and a special prize. Sign up at

Run for Hope & Recovery 5K: 9 a.m. Sept. 7 at Berrien County Health Department Napier near I-94. Proceeds benefit Berrien County Suicide Prevention Coalition and COPE Network. Sign up at

Chili Hop Run: 9 a.m. Sept. 15 at Watervliet Municipal Airport. Four mile and 4K run/walk options. Benefits EAA Chapter 585 and local athletic departments. Sign up at

Half Note Half Marathon and 5K: 8 a.m. Sept. 15 starting at Lakeshore Youth Soccer Complex in Stevensville. Proceeds benefit the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra. Sign up at

Brookview Pirate Run: 9 a.m. Sept. 19 at Brookview Montessori School in Benton Harbor. Event is chip-timed with 5K and 10K options.  Sign up at

Hobbiton Beer Run: 6 p.m. Sept. 19 at The Livery Microbrewery in Benton Harbor. Run or walk the 5K or 2.5K course. Proceeds benefit Benton Harbor Public Library Children’s Wing. Sign up at

RACERS Twilight 5K: 6 p.m. Oct. 3 at Van Buren Tech in Lawrence. Proceeds benefit Teen HOPE, a free support group for moms and dads who are 21 or younger. Sign up at

Fit 4 Fall 5K Run/Walk: 9 a.m. Oct. 12, downtown St. Joseph. Early registration fee through Aug. 31 is $25 for adults, $15 for ages 12 and under. After early registration cost is $30 for adults and $20 for youth; $5 discount offered for groups registering 4 or more. For more information visit or email

Pumpkin Harvest Hustle: 9 a.m. Oct. 20 at Jollay Orchards in Coloma. Proceeds benefit Coloma Boosters. Sign up at

RACERS Rescue Run: 10:30 a.m. Nov. 9 at the North Pier Brewing Company, Benton Harbor. Event is dog-friendly. Proceeds benefit Blue Star Service Dogs. Sign up at

Twin Cities Turkey Trot: 9 a.m. Nov. 28 at Dwight Mitchell City Center Park, Benton Harbor. Proceeds benefit Benton Harbor Police Athletic League with a mission to promote positive community relations. Sign up at

Secret Santa 5K: 11 a.m. Dec. 7 at the North Pier Brewing Company in Benton Harbor. Proceeds benefit Wonderland Toy Store. Sign up at

Golf outings

Dr. John Proos Laker Athletic Golf Classic: 10 a.m. registration, 11 a.m. shotgun start Aug. 23 at Lake Michigan Hills. Cost is $600 per four-person team, $150 per golfer and includes lunch on the course, 18 holes of golf and dinner after. For more information contact John Proos at 369-9165.

Berrien Springs Shamrock Golf Scramble: 7:30 a.m. registration, 8:30 a.m. shotgun start Aug. 24 at Berrien Hills. Cost is $300 per four-person team, $75 per golfer and includes 18 holes of golf and dinner. For more information, contact Alan Alsbro at 473-0529 or

H. Paul Florin Memorial Scholarship Tournament: 9 a.m. shotgun start Aug. 31 at Blossom Trails. Play consists of two-man teams. Front nine alternate shot, back nine scramble, par-3 best ball. Cost is $65 per person and includes golf, cart, food and prize money. Hole sponsorship with sign $100. Proceeds support the Lakeshore Lodge No. 298 Scholarship Fund. For more information, contact David Parsons at 208-7000 or

Lakeshore Lancer Baseball Big Hole Scramble: 1 p.m. registration, 2 p.m. shotgun start Sept. 7 at Orchard Hills Country Club. Cost is $400 per four-person team, $100 per golfer and includes golf, cart, and food. Hole sponsor with sign, $100. For more information, contact Rick Carmody at 876-6477.

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