Join Travis Beals, 2013 Iditarod Rookie and owner of Turning Heads Kennel, at the Seward Brewing Company this coming Thursday December, 6th from 5-7 for family night. Kids will enjoy playing dog sled themed games, and young and old alike will enjoy meeting a few members of Beals’ kennel — including some puppies, and learning about mushing. Beals has lived in Seward his entire life and has owned and operated his own kennel since the age of 14. He is an accomplished racer having placed second in the 2009 Jr. Iditarod. He also received the humanitarian award for best dog care in the 2010 Tustumena 200, and recently finished 3rd in a very competive field for the Northern Lights 300. Beals’, 21, is tremendously excited for the upcoming Iditarod; it’s been his goal since grade school.
“I love mushing and there is nothing more satisfying than sharing my passion.” He is looking forward to meeting the young faces in Seward Thursday night. “I got interested in mushing when I was a kid, so sharing it with kids is something really special. You never know, who you could be encouraging,” he said. “I hope to inspire a new generation of Seward mushers.”
Thursday’s festivities will also include a chance to take a picture with a dogsled and to try on some mushing gear. In addition to racing, Beals recently started offering dog sled rides this summer out of his home on Exit Glacier Road to help pay for his racing. Learn more about Beals at his website, www.TurningHeadsKennel.com and on facebook at www.facebook.com/TurningHeadsKennel.
Friday, Aug 27th from 5 to 8ish Challenge Warren Bailey is on the court at AVTEC Gym! Multiple Mens Racquetball State & National Champ with a passion for the game. If you love racquetball you dont want to miss the opportunity to meet an extremely talented player and cancer survivor that reported racquetball helped save his life! This is his story…
Warren Bailey won the Alaska state racquetball championship in April 2005 against men in all age brackets, despite numerous extensive surgeries to remove tissue from his upper right thigh. Bailey has Leiomyosarcoma, a rare cancer that begins in smooth muscle. Competitive players normally have to move fast and jump high to return the racquetball or avoid being pummeled by it, says Bailey. I can’t do all that, he explains. I have to be real smart about how I play the game. A few months after winning the state championship, Bailey underwent an innovative procedure called video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) to remove metastases in his lungs. It’s a procedure his doctors agreed to postpone so Bailey could compete in the national tournament in March and international tournament in July, where he placed in the top 15 and top 20 respectively in his age category. At 59, Bailey has played the racquetball for more than 15 years, and he is not about to give it up because he has cancer. In fact, he says, its part of what’s kept him alive.
~Seward Parks & Rec 224.4054
The Seward Elks are proud to offer the youth of our community an opportunity to participate in a fun event that stresses healthy recreation and lifestyles.
5:30 PM Wednesday August 18th, The Seward Elks Lodge will be sponsoring the Annual Elks Soccer Shoot. The event is open to all children from ages 4-13 and is FREE!! This year the event will take place at the Elementary School Soccer Field.
This event is being sponsored by the Elks with the assistance of Seward Parks and Recreation, but children DO NOT have to be a participant in the SPRD Soccer Program to participate. Soccer League participants are invited to come to the end of season BBQ to coincide with the Soccer Shoot.
Participants in the Soccer Shoot have to shoot a regular youth sized soccer ball into a smaller than regular goal from a specific distance depending on their age. Door prizes will be awarded.
The Seward Elks Lodge is a Community Service and Fraternal Organization that has been active in Seward for more than 65 years. For more information about the Elks, ask a friend who is a member, stop by our club at 419 5th Avenue on Wednesday, Friday or Saturday nights, or call the Lodge 224-3158. You can also visit our homepage at www.sewardelks.com
Contact SPRD for more info: 224.4054
Kick off another great season of youth soccer at SPRDs Soccer Play Day. Kids ages 4-12 are invited to learn drills, go through skill stations and play games in this FREE event! Soccer Play Day is a great introduction to the sport and a great refresher for the soccer league veterans! Pay the Early Bird fee and get the best rates for the league: $25 by June 14th.
F/V Chandalar Youth Soccer League will run Monday & Wednesday evenings (5:30 or 6:30) July 12th through August 18th at the Elementary School soccer field. YOUTH COACHES NEEDED! Consider volunteering for one of the most rewarding experiences to be had! 224.4054 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. See you on the field!
Dessert Silent Auction
Friday, February 5th
at the Seahawk Classic Basketball Tournament
Games start at 3pm – Seward High School
Come watch the games, cheer on the home team and bid on some delicious desserts! Winning bids will be awarded at the conclusion of the days games.
Anyone wishing to donate a dessert for the auction please contact Kim Reierson at 224-3351 week days, 224-3228 evenings/weekends or at email@example.com.
Seward Archery League has moved to TUESDAYS (6-9pm)! Dust off your bow and arrows and come down to the Railroad Terminal for some target practice! Cost is $8 to drop in or $50 for the session (Jan 12th-Mar 16th). Participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment but some equipment can be made available. Bows should be 70lbs and lower. NO crossbows! League is open to 16yrs and up (16 & 17 year olds welcome with an adult). End-of-Season Round Robin style tournament TBA. Call SPRD with questions: 224.4054
Harlem Ambassadors are coming back to Seward THIS Friday, December 4th at 7:00pm at the High School gym! Come watch an amazing basketball show featuring high-flying slam dunks, dazzling ball-handling tricks and hilarious comedy routines. You may remember the last time the Ambassadors were in town in 2007 where they played for a packed gym against our own Seward Bears team
it was a HIT! Tickets are on sale at Sports & Rec: $6 for children and students, $8 for adults. Prices go up at the door so get your tickets early! 224-4054
Follow this link for more info about the Ambassadors as well as videos: http://www.harlemambassadors.com/
*We are still recruiting for the Bears Team. This is a lot of fun and a great way to contribute to our amazing community. Play as much or as little as you would like. Two quarters will be designated for the more serious ball players and the other two will be designated for more fun play. Other communities have had school teachers/principals, pastors, mayors
wed really like to see as much of our community represented as possible! Please contact Maggie if you are interested! firstname.lastname@example.org or 224.4054
Thanks and hope to see you courtside Friday!
~Seward Parks & Rec
Dust off your bow and arrows and come down the Railroad Terminal for some target practice! League will run Friday evenings, 6-9pm. Two sessions available. Session 1: November 6th – December 18th (6 weeks) and Session 2: January 8th – March 12th (10 weeks). Cost is $8 to drop in or $30 for the 1st session and $50 for the 2nd session. Participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment but some equipment can be made available. Bows should be 70lbs and lower. NO crossbows! No league on December 4th due to the Arts & Crafts Fair. League is open to 16yrs and up (16 & 17 yr olds welcome with a guardian). End-of-Season round robin style tournament TBA. Call SPRD for more info at 224.4054 or email Maggie at email@example.com.
There are action shots available from this basketball season online at ballphotographs.com. This includes games played this season at SMS. If you are an interested fan please register with the site and you can take a look at the action. Congratulations on a fine season. Leonard Ball **Note, this image is copyrighted