WHEN: Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26
WHERE: West Valley Mall, 3200 Naglee Road, in the Community Service Room, next to Target.
DETAILS: Tracy Futbol Club will sign up players for its spring recreational league, which will run from March to June at Plasencia Fields. The league includes 6-and-under, 8U, 10U and 12U teams.
Tracy Rampage youth football
WHEN: 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9
WHERE: Mountain Mike’s Pizza, 2260 W. Grant Line Road.
DETAILS: Tracy Rampage, a new youth football team playing in the Delta Youth Sports Association Nor Cal league, will register players and cheerleaders for the 2013 season. Parents must take a copy of each child’s birth certificate, proof of medical insurance if applicable and the registration fee. The DYSA does not allow cuts and has a minimum-play rule to make sure all players get into the game. Children ages 5 to 14 are eligible to participate. Future registration events are scheduled March 16, April 20, May 18 and June 1.
COST: $295 for football players, $300 for cheerleaders
INFO: Kevin Aguilera, 640-8079; Gloria Albracht, 565-4571 or email@example.com; or www.tracyrampage.com.
Pins for Pets
WHEN: 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 23
WHERE: West Valley Bowl, 2365 East St.
DETAILS: Abbigail Hickman, 9, of Tracy, has organized a benefit bowling tournament to support the Tracy Animal Shelter. Her goal is to raise $1,500 to buy food and supplies for the shelter animals. She also seeks donations of prizes for a raffle on the day of the event.
INFO: West Valley Bowl, 835-5262; or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2012 Trophy Tour
WHEN: 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 20
WHERE: Tracy City Hall, 333 Civic Center Plaza
DETAILS: The San Francisco Giants will bring their World Series trophies from 2012 and 2010 to Tracy. The event will include concessions, drawings for prizes and an opportunity for photos with the World Series trophies.
INFO: 831-6200 or www.thinkinsidethetriangle.com.
DETAILS: The Ripon Lady Cyclones are looking for players born in 1999 for their competitive travel team. The team seeks a shortstop, third baseman, catcher and utility player. Interested players should call ahead to arrange a tryout.
INFO: Mike Baldwin, 613-8849; or Frank Gonzales, 629-0312.
WHEN: 7 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, ongoing.
WHERE: Pinkie Phillips Aquatics Center, West High, 1775 W. Lowell Ave.
DETAILS: Ellis Aquatics offers a masters swim program for swimmers at least 18 years old who want to improve their overall fitness, develop better technique, or train for any type of swimming competition.
COST: $25 per month
INFO: Michele Loomis, email@example.com; or www.tracyswims.com.
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