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Get Twins tickets for May 25 and see the Jackets at the Dome

Perham Activities Department is selling $20 Twins tickets for $15 for the Twins vs. Toronto on Friday, May 25. Tickets are available at the Activities Office, located at 520 1st Ave. S.

Perham High School plays Pelican Rapids at the Metrodome the following morning at 9 a.m. Tickets will be available until May 17.

Call the PHS Activities Office at 346-1610 for more information.

PLGC Men's League starts May 22

The Men's League at Perham Lakeside Golf Club will be starting on May 22 at 5 p.m. with a fun night and information meeting after golf.

There are two leagues, an 18-hole and 9-hole leagues, both on Tuesdays throughout the summer.

For more information, call PLGC at 346-6070.

Perham Summer Jam Basketball Camp

The Perham Summer Jam Basketball Camp will take place July 16-19 at Prairie Wind Gymnasium.

The camp, run by Perham basketball coaches Dave Cresap and Brian Schwantz, will be open to boys and girls in grades 1-8 (based on the current school year).

Campers will learn the game of basketball through fundamental instruction, contests and daily games.

Cost of the camp will be $25, which includes a t-shirt and awards.

Registrations can be sent to: Dave Cresap, 480 Coney Street, Perham, MN 56573. Check can be made to Dave Cresap or Brian Schwantz. For more information, contact coach Cresap at 346-1728.

Bike Club in Ottertail May 15

The Lakes Area Bike Club's next ride will be on Tuesday, May 22 in the Wadena area. Riders should meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Night Owl Restaurant, located on East Hwy 10 in Wadena.

There will be varying ride lengths and helmets are recommended. There is no charge to ride with the club and new riders of all abilities are always welcome.

For more information, contact Dean Krogstad at 218-631-2016 or e-mail at

The Lakes Area Bike Club is online at

'Star Shooter' camp June 14 in NYM

New York Mills High School head boys basketball coach Bryan Dunrud is looking for local athletes to participate in the Star Shooter Shooting Camp hosted by professional shooting coach Jay Wolf. The camp is scheduled for June 14 and is open to girls and boys, grades 5 and up. The Star Shooting Camp needs a minimum of 30 participants per session.

The shooting camp will be divided into two 3-hour sessions, with grades 5-7 meeting from 9 a.m. to 12:30 pm; and grades 8 and up meeting from 1:30-5 p.m.

The shooting camp will consist of, and teach: Proper shooting technique; A free throw method that produces a 90 percent success rate; How to become your own shooting coach; A proven practice method that develops all the skills needed to score consistently against any defense

The fee for the Star Shooting Camp is $35. This fee includes complete shooting instruction of all above goals and all three parts of the Star Shooting Camp which includes: A Training Video, A Practice Manual, and A Patented Training Aid.

To register for the Star Shooter Shooters Camp please contact Bryan Dunrud at (218)-385-2553 ext. 273.

NYM Summer Basketball Camp

New York Mills basketball coach Bryan Dunrud will be running a camp for boys and girls June 18-21. The camp is for kids in grades 3-9 and will go from 1-3 p.m. at the Mills Sports Center.

The camp offers a solid foundation in skill development and motivation. The teaching progression takes into account age and skill differences. Participants will develop listening skills and goal setting, as well as develop confidence, a love for the game, athleticism and improvement of individual skills.

Pre-registration must be turned in by June 8. Cost for the camp is $25 for New York Mills players, and $35 for kids outside the NYM school district.

Every camp participant will receive a mini basketball and a Certificate of Participation.

NYM Baseball Walleye Tournament June 9

The New York Mills Youth Baseball Association is holding a walleye tournament June 9 on Big Pine Lake.

Registration is open for this first-time tournament with cash paid to the top 10 places. First place is guaranteed $1,000 with all other places based on a full field of 65 teams. Cash prizes will be awarded by total team weight.

Anyone with questions or comments regarding this tournament or to get an entry form should call 385-3259 or 385-2698.

Entry fee is $125 for 2-person teams. Fishing hours are 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., June 9, on Big Pine Lake. Tournament headquarters will be at Ron Ehnert Beach where the contestants will start and end.

Walleyes - minimum length is 14". Limit of six fish. There is a slot on Big Pine and all fish between 18" and 26" must be released. Any infraction of this rule will result in disqualification.

Tournament will be catch and release. No dead fish will be weighed. All boats must be inspected before tournament hours. Inspection will begin at 5:30 a.m.

A mandatory rules and orientation meeting will be held at Lund Park in NY Mills on June 8, 7 p.m. One member of each team must attend unless other arrangements have been made. All proceeds go towards the benefit and development of NY Mills youth baseball.

Perham Chamber Golf Scramble

The Perham Area Chamber Golf Scramble will be held on Friday, June 1 at Perham Lakeside Golf Club.

Registration will begin at Noon and golf will begin with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Social hour will be at 5:30 p.m. with dinner to follow around 6:30 p.m.

To get your team signed up for the 4-person scramble, or to get more information, call Dan Schroeder at the Perham Area Chamber of Commerce at 346-7710 or 800-634-6112. Space is limited to the first 124 golfers.

You don't have to golf to come out and enjoy the day. There are separate tickets for just the dinner and the don't forget the social hour at 5:30 p.m.

Sign up for 'Average Jo' Triathlon

Now is the time to register for the 4th Annual Average Jo Triathlon. This year's fundraising race for Kinship of the Perham Area will be held Saturday, June 30.

The race consists of a 1/3 mile swim in Little Pine Lake, followed by a 12-mile bike ride around Little Pine, topped off by a 3.8 mile run around the Cal Miller Bike Trail.

The race begins, transisitions and ends at Paul Miller Park, north of Perham. The Average Jo's hit the water at 9 a.m.

Individual entry fee is $35. Relay teams pay $90. Registration deadline is May 15.

Awards will be given to 1-2-3 places in six age categories plus several other awards.

Call Kinship at 346-7102 or e-mail for more information.