Abington Journal sports calendar for week of June 20, 2018


White Dragon Warrior Society presents Pai Lum Tao, June 22-23 at Dragons Heart Martial Arts Studio, 313 Davis St., Clarks Summit. Seminars, private lessons and book signings. Grandmaster Glenn C. Wilson from Orlando, Florida will lead the seminar. Info/reserve spot: 407-856-9040 or 570-209-0009.

Countryside Community Church Fishing Derby, 9 a.m. to noon June 23 at the Abington Heights Middle School Pond, 1555 Newton Ransom Blvd., Clarks Summit. The event will be held rain or shine and will include prize drawings, face painting, archery, horseback rides, hot dogs and beverages, and a trophy for the child who catches the largest fish. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Info: countrysideoffice@yahoo.com or 570-587-3206.

Lackawanna County Commissioners Bike Safety Fair, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 23 at McDade Park, Scranton. Three hundred helmets will be given away free-of-charge to the youngsters who attend. Bike safety talks will be done by local police officials. The county is coordinating a helmet design competition. The designs will be judged and one boy and girl will win a bike, provided by Strive. A drawing for another bike will be conducted the day of the fair. The coloring competition is open to all public school districts and private schools throughout Lackawanna County along with the general public. All entries must be submitted by Tuesday, June 19. They should be mailed to the Lackawanna County Commissioners Office, 200 Adams Avenue, Sixth Floor, Scranton, PA 18503. There will be several fun activities, child finger printing by the District Attorney’s Office, face painting and giveaways. Hot dogs will be served, compliments of Schiff’s Restaurant Service. Info: 570-963-6750.

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., players in grades 6-9 will attend the afternoon session from noon to 2:30 p.m. Cost: $85 per camper. To reserve a spot, players should pre-register at least one week prior to the start of the camp. 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.

Newton Recreation Center Golf Tournament, 12:30 p.m. shotgun start July 14 at Stonehedge Golf Course, 55 Stonehedge Dr., Tunkhannock. Cost: $90 per golfer (must have team of 4). Optional $20 skins game. Pre-register through July 7 for $10 off per golfer. Info/register: 570-586-7808 or newtonreccenter@gmail.com. All proceeds go to the maintenance and operation of the Newton Recreation Center.

Abington Junior Comets 25th annual Golf Tournament, July 16 at the Country Club of Scranton, 1001 Morgan Hwy., Clarks Summit. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon. There will be a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Dinner will follow the tournament. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of the captain and crew format tournament. Entry fee: $150 per person, which includes lunch, golf, dinner and prizes. All proceeds benefit the Abington Junior Comets Football and Cheer Organization. Info/register: www.abingtonjuniorcomets.com or Paul Merkel at 570-343-6597.

Protect and Defend 5K Run/Walk, July 22 at Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton.Pre-registration cost: $25; $30 the day of the event. Register online at runsignup.com/protectdefend5k. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and the race will start at 9:30 a.m. There will also be a Fun Run for children under age 12, led by Officer Wilding’s nine-year-old daughter, Lola, and additional children’s activities. Proceeds from the annual event benefit the Ptlm. John J. Wilding Memorial Scholarship Fund, which supports cadets at the Lackawanna College Police Academy. A pre-race day Happy Hour will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. July 20 at Backyard Alehouse on Linden Street in Scranton. Cost: $20, which includes a limited open bar and food. Proceeds will also benefit the scholarship fund. Those who register for the Run/Walk prior to or at the Happy Hour will receive a $5 discount on admission. Basket raffles will be available at both events. To donate a basket or gift card, or sponsor the event, contact Denise Boyle at 570-961-7842 or email boyled@lackawanna.edu.