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The McDonald’s Family Restaurants of Greater Washington, D.C., and Baltimore will be hosting the 15th annual McSoccerfest on June 21 and 22 in Columbia, Md. The event is free to the public and fun for the whole family.

Putt for a purpose and help raise funds and awareness for MS at the MS Longest Day of Golf to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Get a foursome together and spend an entire weekday in July, August or September playing golf at an area club like participating sponsors Burke Lake Golf Center, Chantilly National Golf and Country Club, Pinecrest Golf Course, Twin Lakes Golf Course, Westfields Golf Club, and Jefferson District Golf Course. The golf courses donate greens fees, and all participants agree to meet a fundraising minimum of $125 to help end MS. To register or learn more, contact the National Capital Chapter at 202-296-5363 or visit www.MSandYOU.org.

The SYA Jaguars are looking for talented and committed players at various positions as the team competes to move up to NCSL Division 4 for the Fall U-16 season. The team is headed by ‘A’ licensed coach Christian Cziommer, who emphasizes skill and player development in a positive but challenging environment. Competes in the Fall and Spring seasons, two tournaments in each, winter training and indoor leagues and informal summer training. Tryouts are scheduled June12 from 7:10 to 8:40 p.m. at SYA Field of Dreams #2. Contact coach Christian Cziommer at 571-234-7073 or manager Duff Scudder at 703-626-0128, email dscuddercpa@aol.com. Visit the SYA Travel Web site at www.syasoccer.org/travel for further information.

The Ronald McDonald House Charities will hold its 24th Annual Pro-Am Golf Tournament Monday, June 23 from 8-10 a.m. at the Westfields Golf Club in Clifton. Some 11 Touring Pros and 10 local MAPGA Pros will help RMHC golfers learn a few tricks to enhance their golf game and help make a difference in the life of a child. Westfields Golf Club is at 13940 Balmoral Greens Avenue, Clifton. Touring Pros include Hall of Fame legend Kathy Whitworth who has won the most tournaments in history, Donnie Hammond, Jim Thorpe, and Nancy Scranton. Local MAPGA Pros include Jim Estes, Tom Farris, and Ashley Wolf among others.

The 16th annual Catholic Charities golf tournament will take place Monday, June 30 at 1 p.m. at International Country Club on Route 50 in Chantilly. Features a putting contest and silent auction. The $275 registration fee covers lunch, access to the putting green and driving range beginning at 11 a.m., and beverages during the tournament. Also included are greens fee, golf cart, goody bag, a cocktail reception, and dinner. To register or assist as a sponsor or donor, call 703-841-3835. Go to www.ccgolfclassic.org and www.ccda.net. The address is 13200 Lee Jackson Highway, Fairfax.

The Ashburn-based NOVA "NFL" Youth Flag Football League 2008 Fall League Season registration is now taking place online at www.novaflag.com. The League is open to all children ages 5-14 years of age. Practices begin in late August with games running through to the end of November. Visit the Web site at www.novaflag.com

Online registration is available now for fall SYA sports at www.syasports.org. Fall sports include: football, cheerleading, field hockey, soccer, Babe Ruth, cross country, baseball and softball. Register early to avoid late fees and assure team placement. Visit the sport on the SYA Web site. Registration for summer sports including basketball, track & field and rugby is also still available. Register now before summer registration closes.

Now registering for Summer Sports Camps at Growing Footsteps in Centreville and Fairfax. Fit Kids is offering 9:30-11:30 a.m. camps with full day programs available. Soccer, basketball, multi sports, track and field camps. Call 703-830-1010 in Centreville.

The CYA ’94 Dragons (U13 girls, ODSL Division 2) are looking for dedicated players committed to developing technical skills and consistently improving as soccer players. The Dragons’ coaches/trainers have decades of experience coaching in NCAA, WAGS, ODSL, and in other leagues and in playing the game. Contact Coach John at 703-961-1172 or email at kwjuan@juno.com and the6bfamily@cox.net. E-mail both coaches to ensure a reply.

High school football officials are needed. No experience is necessary. The Northern Virginia Football Officials Association (NVFOA) is seeking new members for its 2008 training class who can become on-field game officials and electronic clock operators for games at the youth, middle school, and high school levels throughout the metropolitan area. This is the sole supplier of football officials to all high schools in the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William, Loudoun, and Fauquier. Also supply officials to numerous private schools in Northern Virginia, Maryland, and the District. Seeking men and women 18 or older. Go to www.NVFOA.com or you can contact the commissioner, Dennis Hall at 540-837-1316 or email commissioner@nvfoa.com.

Brookfield Swim Club, located at 13615 Pennsboro Drive, Chantilly, currently has memberships available for the upcoming 2008 summer season. If you are looking for a fun, family-friendly place, then BSC is where you want to be. Enjoy the new clubhouse, the water slide, social events and so much more. Go to www.brookfieldswimclub.org.

Westfield’s Bulldog Baseball Camp will be held June 30 - July 3, 2008 for ages: 7-13. The cost is $120. Registration form on bulldogbaseball.org Web site.

Westfield’s Girls Field Hockey camp is July 14 –17 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $160. For rising 4th - 9th-grade girls. Contact Terri.Towle@fcps.edu

The NOVA Youth Flag Football League will be holding its Annual NFL Flag Football Summer Camp the weeks of June 23-27 and Aug. 4-8 at the Mills Recreation Fields in Ashburn Village. The camp is open to children ages 6 thru 14 and participants can attend one or both weeks of camps. Previous years camps have been popular so demand for Summer Camp 2008 is expected to be high. Registration and more information can be obtained by visiting the league’s Web site at www.novaflag.com or by sending and email to novaflag@mindspring.com.

The Chantilly Youth Association (CYA) Boys U17 Vikings Soccer team (players born after Aug. 1990) is seeking several players. In addition to spring and fall outdoor league, the Vikings participate in training, summer camp, tournaments and optional indoor league in the winter. Play will accommodate high school schedules and demands. The team practices and plays on all-weather, artificial turf fields. Excellent house players or U16 players are welcome. Tryouts can be arranged by calling coach Carl Zulick at 703-424-6001 or emailing czulick@cox.net.

The U-16 Manassas Magic is holding open tryouts for the Spring 2008 season, with specific interest in goalkeepers. Interested players, both keepers and field players, must be born on or after Aug. 1, 1991. The Magic is trained by a former Div. 1 WAGS and George Mason soccer player who brings a young, enthusiastic, and energetic style to the team. The coach of the Magic holds a National D license. Experienced players who are motivated and committed should email soccermail4me@comcast.net.

The Golden Girls of Northern Virginia, a senior women’s softball league, is looking for players. Anyone over the age of 40 is encouraged to join. All skill levels are welcome. The group plays on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings in Vienna. Call Donna at 703-938-0387 and check out the Web site www.goldengirls.org.

Adult Slow-pitch Softball Fairfax Adult Softball (FAS) is seeking umpires for its adult slowpitch softball leagues in Fairfax County. Umpires' net pay starts at $23 per one-hour game and are paid monthly. Experience is desired but training is provided. Enjoy great pay and flexible schedules. Contact FAS at 703-815-9007 or email to: office@fairfaxadultsoftball.com.

Vista Magic, a WAGS U12 team, is seeking dedicated players to fill out its Spring 2008 roster. Vista Magic is coached by Class D USSF licensed coach, Jay Coakley. The team practices in the Fairfax-Centreville area and is professionally trained, with staff from The Soccer Academy. The team will again be competing in WAGS U12 this coming spring and will be competing in the second session of the winter Dulles Sportsplex Indoor league. Contact Jay Coakley at jaycoakley@aol.com

A new Travel Baseball team for ages 11-12 is forming for the Spring 2008. Players are needed from Centreville, Chantilly, Fairfax, Manassas and Herndon. Send email with contact information and player experience to: baseba11nv@yahoo.com.

SYA Panthers - Rising U17G WAGS bound team looking for players. Coach Rivera holds a C license. Contact Jose Rivera at 202-641-0288 or jose_rivera_000@hotmail.com or Laura Seal at 703-598-5106 or leseal@cox.net.

Fairfax Adult Softball Inc. (FAS) is accepting applications for adult softball teams. Men's, women's, coed, corporate coed, senior's (age 50-plus) and master's (age 35-plus) leagues available. Applications available online at www.fairfaxadultsoftball.com. Call 703-815-9007 or email: office@fairfaxadultsoftball.com. The Web site is www.fairfaxadultsoftball.com.

The Herndon Elite U13 Girls are looking for players to join their roster. The Elite play in WAGS Div. 1 and are made up of girls from Loudoun and Fairfax counties. Contact Coach Paul Ellis, pellis@soccer-academy.com.

The Chantilly Youth Association (CYA) Vikings boys U17 NCSL soccer team (players born after Aug. 1990) are seeking players. In addition to outdoor league, the Vikings participate in tournaments and indoor league in the winter. Tryouts can be arranged by calling Carl Zulick at 703-424-6001 or emailing czulick@cox.net.

SYA Strikers, WAGS U16 D3, seek skilled, aggressive field players and goalkeeper to complete its roster. Players are challenged with a positive but demanding training environment based on U.S. Women’s Player Development Curriculum. Striker players represent Centreville, Westfield, Chantilly, Stone Ridge and Battlefield high schools. Contact Coach Glenn Cornell at 540-514-0138 or frcornell@earthlink.net .

RISING U17B - Division 1 NCSL team - Premier AC Rangers 89 - continues to seek serious players in all positions, including GK for their team. This team competes at the highest levels year-round; this is the showcase year for players interested in exposure for collegiate level play. Interested players should contact Coach Shaban at 703-724-9451 or 703-901-7023 or sshaban@aol.com.

Every day, millions of people volunteer, using their time, talents, and compassion to make a difference in the lives of others. Fairfax Adult Softball Inc. (FAS), a non-profit organization, prides itself on the success of its program from the continued support of its volunteers. The Ron Bullock Volunteer of the Year award was created to recognize the one person who has made a substantial commitment to volunteering and improving the FAS program. This award is given to an individual that has demonstrated outstanding volunteer service over the course of 12 months.

FAS recognizes the significance of dedicated, hardworking volunteers and on Sunday, Feb. 10, FAS appreciation was expressed when volunteers gathered to be recognized for their valuable efforts. President John Carney presented this year’s recipient of the Ron Bullock Volunteer of the Year award to Chris Voss for her exceptional support of the adult softball program and its 10,000-plus participants. Chris, a long-time resident of Springfield, devotes countless hours to the promotion of adult softball in Fairfax County with particular emphasis on the challenge of revitalizing a declining women’s program. Visit the FAS Web site at www.fairfaxadultsoftball.com.