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AKP Gamer Challenge, Saturday, May 4 (Rescheduled From April 13) --- The First Annual AKP Gamer Challenge to benefit the Addison Kent Parrish Gamer Scholarship Fund will be held on Saturday, May 4 from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m. at East Lincoln High School, 6471 NC-73, Denver, NC 28037. Come join us for a day of baseball fun and games. Hit, Throw, Run Competition, $10 for each event – Free T-Shirt with all 3; Hit: 5 swings (longest hit), Throw: (hit target from centerfield), Run: (Timed event around the bases). Age Groups: 6 and under, 7-9, 10-12, 13-16, 16 and up. An Alumni Game will follow the afternoon events at 7 p.m. All participants with a shirt will get in free. Donations will be accepted at the gate for the public. Prizes to raffled off during the Alumni Game include a Spinners Season Ticket Package, a Cruise, a Yeti Cooler and More! For more information on the Gamer Challenge call Allison Horne 704-350-6906; for the Alumni game call Brian Ballard 828-217-4749. To make a donation please visit: AKP Game Scholarship Fund is a 501©(3) Organization.

iKnight Auto Show, Saturday, May 4 --- NLHS iKnight Technology Fund Auto Show will be held Saturday, May 4 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at North Lincoln High School, 2737 Lee Lawing Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092. Come view all the cars! Concessions will be available for purchase for breakfast and lunch. Bake Sale and a 50/50 Raffle. Proceeds will benefit the technology fund. Contact Beth at 704-735-8281 for more information. Please leave your name and telephone number.

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Trey Whiteside Golf Tournament, Saturday, May 4 --- The 14th Annual Trey Whiteside Golf Memorial Tournament will be held on Saturday, May 4 at the Lincoln Country Club, 2052 Country Club Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092.  The tournament will benefit the Trey Whiteside Memorial Scholarship Fund, which provides a scholarship to each high school in Lincoln County.  Hole sponsorships are $50 each, and checks may be made out to the Trey Whiteside Memorial Scholarship Fund.  For more information, please call 704-530-4880.

ECCCM Benefit Golf Tournament, Thursday, May 9 --- Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministry (ECCCM) 19th Annual Benefit Golf Tournament will be held on Thursday, May 9 at Glen Oaks Golf Club in Maiden.  The Methodist Men of First United Methodist Church in Conover will be providing a BBQ lunch, beginning at 11:30 a.m., with the Captains Choice tournament beginning with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The tournament will offer top placed prizes in two divisions:  Church Division and Open Division along with prizes for hole-in-one, closest to the pin, longest drive, 50/50 raffle and more. A foursome may register for $360 which includes 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch, player goodie bags, a mulligan, and refreshments.  Individual players ($90) are also welcome, along with those interested in available sponsorship opportunities. All proceeds from the tournament are directed to further the ministries of ECCCM. To register to play or to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jo Ann Sherrill at 828-465-1702.

Superhero Run, Saturday, May 11 (Register By April 30 For T-Shirt) --- Catawba County Senior Nutrition Services is holding its inaugural Superhero Run on May 11 at Conover Park. Proceeds from this event will help support Meals on Wheels and Seniors Morning Out programs. A Fun Run for children starts at 8:30 a.m. and the 5k begins at 9 a.m., so it will be fun for the entire family. You can walk or run, just come out and have fun supporting a great cause. Each registered participant will receive a voucher for free food to use post-race at our food trucks! Register by April 30 and receive a Superhero Run T-Shirt. Late registration is May 1 through May 7, but no T-shirt is guaranteed. Even if you cannot be with us on Race Day, support Meals on Wheels and receive a Superhero T-Shirt by registering as a Phantom Runner! RunTimeRaces, known for well-run and organized races in Catawba County and surrounding areas, is producing this race. To register for the Superhero Run, please visit the RunTimeRaces website at If you would like to know more about our programs or if you are interested learning more about volunteer opportunities, call us at 828-695-5610!

VW Cruise-In, Saturday, May 11 --- A Volkswagen (VW) Cruise-In will be held the second Saturday of each month from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. beginning in May and running through October. The event will be held in the parking lot of Caputos Pizza Company, 800 S. Mountain St., Cherryville, NC 28021.

Lifeguard Training Class, May 13 – June 5 --- The Lincolnton Parks and Recreation Department will offer a Lifeguard Training Class from May 13 through June 5 (12-class course). The cost for the course is $150 (includes training, books, supplemental materials, CPR pocket mask, certification cards, use of equipment). The class will be held at the W.M. Lentz Recreation Center at Betty Ross Park, 800 S. Madison St., Lincolnton, NC 28092 where registration will be accepted in person, or online at Deadline for registration is May 13 at 5 p.m. Space is limited. For more information call 704-735-2671 or visit the website above.

Hickory Police Special Olympics Golf Tournament, Monday, May 13 --- Hickory Police Department is continuing their efforts to support Special Olympics North Carolina through fundraising and by bringing awareness to the organization’s goals of providing year-round sports training and athletic opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities through social inclusion. HPD will host the 22nd Annual Golf Tournament to benefit Special Olympics on May 13 at the Lake Hickory Country Club – Catawba Springs Course.  This event helps to raise the much-needed funding for the many programs offered by Special Olympics North Carolina in Catawba County such as basketball, bowling, equestrian, flag football, softball, soccer, swimming and tennis. If interested in becoming a sponsor or entering a team, please contact Chrystal Dieter at 828-261-2642 or 

WLMS Sports Physicals, Tuesday, May 21 --- Students must have a physical prior to participating in tryouts or workouts for any sport for the 2019-2020 school year. Unfortunately, many times it is hard to get a last minute appointment to get a sports physical. To ensure that students are prepared ahead of time, we are offering sports physicals for the students at West Lincoln Middle School. Family Medicine Associates of Lincoln County will be providing sports physicals on Tuesday, May 21.  The cost is $10 and checks should be made payable to WLMS.  Your son/daughter received a blank physical form.  If you would like for your student to participate, please fill out the front page, sign the bottom, and return the form with your payment by Monday, May 20.  Physicals will begin around 1:15 p.m. and will be finished before school dismissal.  If you have any questions, please contact the school at 704-276-1760. REMINDER: This is an opportunity to get a physical that will last the entire 2019-2020 school year.  Physicals are good for 395 days from the date received.

LCC Night Golf Tournament, Friday, May 24 --- Lincoln Country Club, 2052 Country Club Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092 will host a Night Golf Tournament on Friday, May 24 (Deadline to register is May 23). Entry Fee is $45 per player (members) and $60 per player (guests) – Teams must have at least one LCC member. Fee includes cart fee, night golf supplies, dinner, and awards. Format is 18-hole captains choice with dinner in between nines. Starting time is 5:30 p.m. for the first nine and approximately 8:45 p.m. for the second nine. Bring your own team or sign up as individual and we will pair you with a team.

Lions Prowl Freedom Ride, Saturday, May 26 --- Calling all motorcyclists! The 5th Annual Lions Prowl Freedom Ride/Motorcycle Poker Run will be held Saturday, May 26. Registration will be held at the Blue Ridge Harley-Davidson Motorcycle dealership, 2002 13th Avenue Drive, SE in Hickory, NC and at Honda of North Carolina, 4625 Hickory Blvd., Granite Falls, NC. Registration fee is $20 driver (motorcyclist) and $10 rider (passenger). Registration will be at 9 a.m. and first bike out at 10 a.m.  The event is hosted by the Long View Lions Club with proceeds going to help the blind/visually impaired.

East Lincoln Summer Baseball Camp, June 17-20 --- A Baseball Camp, hosted by the East Lincoln Mustangs, will be held June 17-20. The camp will be divided into four age groups, 6-7, 8-9, 10-12, 13 and up.  The camps goals under the direction of head baseball coach Chris Matile are to help all campers learn the fundamentals of the game and improve their overall playing abilities while most importantly, having fun.  In addition to Coach Matile, campers will be instructed by assistant coaches and current Mustang players.  All participants should wear baseball pants, a t-shirt and a hat, and should bring their glove, a water bottle, sunscreen and tennis shoes (for inclement weather).  Catchers need to bring their own gear.  Campers should also bring a snack.  The camp will take place at the East Lincoln High School baseball field, and the cost is $90.  The camp will run each day from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.  For more information, contact Chris Matile at East Lincoln High School.

Volleyball Camp With Charlene Johnson Whitted, July 15-16 --- Charlene Johnson Whitted, former Olympic Setter from the 2000 Summer games is coming to Combine Academy to hold a volleyball camp for players 8th-12th grade. Space is limited, registration is required (first come, first serve basis, fees non-refundable). The camp will be held July 15-16 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Combine Academy,270 Car Farm Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092. For more information call 704-909-0540, email or visit

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