Abington Journal sports calendar for week of May 30, 2018


36th annual Abington Heights PE Department Triathlon, 9 a.m. June 8 at Abington Heights High School. Rain date: June 11. The triathlon includes both Ironman and five-team participants, based on grade level. Each team consists of five participants: one biker (5 miles), two runners (2.5 miles each), and two canoers (course at Fords Pond). Ironman competitors perform each activity by themselves. All participants will receive lunch and a T-shirt.

Free PA Fish and Boat Commission Family Fishing Festival, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 23 at Lackawanna State Park, Pine Pavilion. Learn basic fishing skills like knot tying, casting, baiting the hook, and taking a fish off the hook. All equipment will be provided. As an educational program, the fishing license requirement is being waived for registered participants age 16 and older. Info: Allan Schreffler at 570-477-2206.

Pre-registration is required by 4 p.m. June 19 and can be completed online at www.fishandboat.com under the calendar of events. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis and space is limited. Participants should dress for outdoor weather. The program will be held rain or shine.

4th annual Strawberry 5K Run & Festival, 9 a.m. June 30 at Spring and Davis Streets, Clarks Summit. The 5K Race will be followed by a Kids Fun Run. After the two races, families can enjoy the strawberry shortcake, strawberry lemonade, and other treats offered by The Gathering Place and local vendors. Kids can take part in festival games from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Info/register: https://bit.ly/2k94LYw or 570-586-1620. Interested vendors should contact Anne at 570-881-7612.

Deanna Klingman’s Girls Basketball Offensive Skills Clinic, July 2-6 at the Abington Heights High School Gymnasium. Players in grades 2-5 will attend the morning session from 9 to 11:30 a.m., while players in grades 6-9 will attend the session from noon to 2:30 p.m. Cost is $85 per camper. To reserve a spot in camp, players should pre-register at least one week prior. Registration may be available on the first day of camp, depending on available space. For more information or to receive a brochure, contact Klingman at Deanna.klingman@yahoo.com.

3rd annual Breaking Clays for Kids Clay Shoot, 9 a.m. registration/breakfast July 13 at Rock Mountain Sporting Clays, 674 Mitchell Rd., Meshoppen. The event will begin with a 10 a.m. shotgun start. Lunch and an awards ceremony will follow at 1 p.m. Cost: $120 for individuals and $400 for teams of four. Registration fee includes ammo, breakfast, lunch and a T-shirt. Proceeds of the Bob Klein Breaking Clays for Kids Clay Shoot benefit the Children’s Center, a private, nonprofit, charitable organization overseen by Family Services Association of NEPA. Info/register: https://bit.ly/2IZDlCv.