Sports briefs: Minnesota Old Timers Football Association golf tourney set for June 19

Minnesota Old Timers Football Association Golf Tournament set for June 19

The Minnesota Old Timers Football Association will hold its 16th Annual Golf Tournament on Monday, June 19 at River Oaks Golf Course in Cottage Grove. The scramble event, which includes two age divisions (69 years-and-under and 70-years-old-older) will begin at noon.

The cost to participate is $75 with advance registration ($85 at the door), which includes green fees, cart and dinner. Individuals can also attend the dinner for a cost of $15. Players can form their own four-person teams or individuals will be placed on a team, but the field is limited to 144 players.

To register, contact Jerry Foley at 651-439-1379.

Mixed-Up Tennis Doubles Tournament set for June 24

The “Mixed-Up Tennis Doubles Tournament” will be held on Saturday, June 24 at the Stillwater Area High School tennis courts. This popular annual tournament is a fundraiser for the Chuck Anderson Scholarship Fund. The legendary coach always made sure having fun was a major part of the equation for his players and teams and it is in that spirit this event is conducted. Doubles teams can be all-male, all-female or mixed. Anyone interested in playing who may be in need of a doubles partner can also contact event organizer Marcy Laabs via email at [email protected] or by phone at 612-201-5833.

Anderson, who compiled more than 1,000 career victories before passing away in the fall of 2005, coached 11 state championships teams, including the Stillwater boys in 1997. He also won nine state titles at Edina and another one at Robbinsdale Cooper. The popular coach, whose four sons collected a total of 12 individual and team state titles, was a tireless worker and promoter of the sport. The Chuck Anderson Scholarship Fund Committee presents an annual scholarship award to a member of the girls’ and boys’ teams.

The tourney will use no-ad scoring with six-game pro sets. Teams losing three matches are knocked out of the tournament, but there will be opportunities to play with other teams who have lost three times. There will be door prizes handed out to participants. Anyone interested in donating door prizes can contact event organizer Marcy Laabs.

Warm-up starts at 8:30 a.m., and the tournament will begin at 9 a.m. Entry forms for this event are available by contacting Laabs at [email protected] Advanced registration is not required, and interested participants are also welcome to show up the day of the tournament. Entry fee is $30 per team. Anyone unable to play can also make a donation directed to the Chuck Anderson Scholarship Award Fund.