Abington Journal

Abington Journal sports calendar for week of July 4, 2018

28th annual Keystone Open Golf Tournament, lunch/registration 11 a.m., 12:30 shotgun start July 9 at Glen Oak County Club, Clarks Summit. Cost: $200 per golfer, includes lunch, green fees, cart, refreshments, buffet dinner, and prizes. Refreshments and dinner will follow the tournament. Sponsorship opportunities for local businesses are still available. Info/register: www.keystone.edu/keystoneopen or 570- 945-8168. Proceeds from the event support the Keystone College Alumni Association Scholarship.

Future Stars Track Meet, registration 2 to 2:40 p.m., races begin at 3 p.m. July 12 and August 24 at the Abington Heights High School track. The free event, sponsored by the Abington Heights Track & Field and Cross Country Booster Club, is open to children, ages 4 to 10, in the school district. Info: ryansiebecker@outlook.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.

Future Comets Football Camp, 1 to 4 p.m. July 15 at Comets Stadium (The Pit). Cost: $20 for the first child and $15 for any additional child from the same family. Participants may register the day of the camp but advanced registration is encouraged. Forms can be downloaded and printed at www.ahsd.org/athletics-481c2bd2/fall-sports-cadbe53b. Info: JDRep17@aol.com.

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 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.

Pheasants Forever’s Field Gun Challenge, 9 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. shotgun start July 29 at the Factoryville Sportsmen’s Club, Lithia Valley Road, Factoryville. Info/sponsorship: Chris Traver 570-477-4668 or traverpf@frontier.com.