Category: Upcoming Events

Staff Source hosts Miles for Melanoma

HIGHLAND – Milan Kesic, president of Staff Source in Hammond, said his company is hosting Miles for Melanoma, a 5K run/walk at 8 a.m. Sunday, June 2, at Wicker Park.

Kesic said the event is something he strongly supports because he is a melanoma survivor.
Kesic said the goal is to raise awareness and donations for research at the Mayo Clinic, where efforts are underway …

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Maple City Grand Prix VIP tickets sold out

MICHIGAN CITY Visit Michigan City LaPorte has announced that all VIP events for the first Maple City Grand Prix boat race are sold out.

All other race activities, however, including entry to the races at Soldiers Memorial Park, the downtown hoedown and boat parade on Saturday night, and the racers awards ceremony on Sunday night, are all free to the public.

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LPGA to stop at French Lick in 2013

FRENCH LICK, Ind. – LPGA Tour veteran Laura Davies of Great Britain has added another victory to 81 world-wide triumphs and created more awareness for The Legends Tour for LPGA professionals 45 and older.

French Lick Resort in southern Indiana will host the event in September 2013. It is likely she will join several LPGA Hall of Famers at the inaugural The Legends Championship. A …

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Carmel plays host to PGA’s BMW Championship

CARMEL – The BMW Championship will be played in Indiana for the first time this year at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel from Thursday, Sept. 6, through Sunday, Sept. 9.

The PGA tournament brings together the best golfers in the world. The event is expected to attract 125,000 people over its four days and create an economic impact on center Indiana of more than …

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On the Run

Summer weekends are filled with running events, both serious and fun.
by Rick A. Richards

As soon as the spring thaw arrives, so does the running season. By the time summer arrives, there isn’t an empty weekend on the calendar for a 5K or 10K run someplace in the region.

Organizations like the Michiana Runners Association, the Calumet Region Striders and the Chicago Area Runners …

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Tour de LaPorte set for Aug. 25-26

LAPORTE – The LaPorte Hospital Foundation’s 11th annual Tour de LaPorte bike, run, walks to benefit local cancer patients will be Saturday, Aug. 25, and Sunday, Aug. 26 at Soldiers Memorial Park in LaPorte.

Proceeds will directly benefit Indiana University Health LaPorte and Starke hospitals’ patients with cancer in need of financial assistance. Last year, Tour de LaPorte raised more than $55,000.

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Dyer hosts state Little League championship

DYER – The 2012 9- and 10-Year-Old Indiana State Little League Tournament will be held at the Dyer Little League Complex starting Saturday, July 28. Fourteen district champions will play with the champion to be crowned on Aug. 2.

The Indiana State Little League Tournament will bring visitors from all over Indiana to the region. For more information on the tournament, contact director Ron Rossi …

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Region to host National Softball Association

HAMMOND – Northwest Indiana will host some 10,000 players, coaches and family members when the 2012 National Softball Association Girl’s Fast Pitch Softball B World Series arrives in the region.

The tournament is being hosted by South Shore Sports Promotions and will take place the week of July 23. Opening ceremonies will be held in downtown Valparaiso with a parade and block party.

Games will …

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Annual Tour de LaPorte set for Aug. 25

LAPORTE – The LaPorte Hospital Foundation’s 11th annual Tour de LaPorte bike, run and walk event to benefit local cancer patients will be Saturday, Aug. 25, and Sunday, Aug. 26, at Soldiers Memorial Park.

Proceeds benefit Indiana University Health LaPorte and Starke hospitals patients. Last year, the 1,088 participants in Tour de LaPorte raised more than $55,000.

Run/walk events are Saturday and range …

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Oilmen to face U.S. Military All-Stars

WHITING – On Sunday, July 1, the Northwest Indiana Oilmen play host to the U.S. Military All-Stars. This stop in Whiting is part of the barnstorming “Red, White & Blue Tour” featuring the only joint arms forces baseball team in the world.

Established in Pensacola, Fla., at the request of President George H.W. Bush in 1990, the U.S. Military All Stars has performed in …

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