Sports briefs: Stillwater baseball alumni event set for Aug. 16-17


Stillwater baseball alumni event set for Aug. 16-17

The Stillwater Ponies baseball program is hosting an alumni event mid-August. The cost is $25 per person and includes a social event on Friday, Aug. 16 at the Mad Capper in downtown Stillwater starting at 8 p.m. Beer and appetizers will be provided for all baseball alumni 21-and-older. Then on Saturday, Aug. 17, the alumni baseball game will be held at Stillwater Area High School starting at 11 a.m.

For questions or additional information, please contact Robbie Johnson at [email protected] Pre-registration is not required, but alumni are encouraged to email Johnson if they plan on participating.


Lumberjacks hosting first-ever Operation Valley Challenge on Sept. 21

The St. Croix Valley Lumberjacks are hosting a fun and unique fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Brekke Park in Oak Park Heights. The local Special Olympics outfit is hosting the inaugural Operation Valley Challenge to raise money to support a team that participates in track and field, golf, bowling, skiing/snowboarding, basketball and aquatics. The Lumberjacks offer programs for children and adults with intellectual disabilities year-round sports training and competition. All of the profits from this event will help the Lumberjacks pay for practice spaces, equipment and state competitions.

The Operation Valley Challenge is a race where participants overcome various obstacles and challenges — using skills and wit — at strategic locations throughout Oak Park Heights. Contestants will solve clues to determine where they must go to complete the next challenge and must solve all 10 challenges, with the first one to do so and cross the finish line declared the winner. The race is slated to begin at 10 a.m.

For additional information about this event, please contact fundraising coordinator Brenda Pace by email at [email protected]

On-line registration and additional information about the event is available at The registration fee is $16 before Sept. 12 and $21 thereafter.

n The Lumberjacks are currently looking for volunteers to assist with this event in the following areas: registration, challenge host, and finish line check-in.