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<b>Mount Vernon Milers</b>

The Mount Vernon Milers running club meets at 8 a.m. on Sundays. The group usually meets along the Potomac River, but the exact location is listed in an e-mail sent every Wednesday for the coming week. Distances vary but runners can expect between four and eight miles.

To join the Mount Vernon Milers, send Lee Britton an e-mail at lbritton7@yahoo.com to be put on the e-mail list.

<b>West Potomac Basketball Camps</b>

West Potomac will host three summer basketball camps. A co-ed skills camp will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 6-9 for girls and boys ages 7-16. Basketball camps for boys ages 7-16 will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 12-16 and July 26-30.

<b>Summer Basketball Camp at Whitman MS</b>

The Mark Vincent Annual Summer Basketball Camp will be held at Walt Whitman Middle School. The camp session will be held from July 19-23. Camp tuition is $200 per camper. Camp hours are from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day except on the last day; it will end at noon. Boys and girls ages 7-15 are welcome to attend. Boys and girls campers will be grouped in separate gyms. Campers will also be grouped by age, size and skill level. There will a 10-1 camper to coach ratio. The camps are instructional and skill based. The camp features include local college coaches or players as guest speakers, camp shirts, written evaluations, lectures and demonstrations of offensive and defensive strategies, daily competition and awards, 3 on 3, and 5 on 5 league play. Lastly, concessions will be sold daily throughout the day. Pizza will also be sold during lunch time. Campers will be responsible for their own lunch if they don’t order pizza. Staff members will consist of local high school coaches and players.

At this time, there is a $25 discount from all Fort Hunt members if RSVP by July 7. There is also a $10 discount for any referrals. Contact markvincentbasketballcamps@gmail.com for more information about referrals. In a RSVP request, include the campers name, shirt size, age, height and position.

<b>Aces Win 3 of 5</b>

The Alexandria Aces have won three of five games between June 21 and June 27, including a win over the second-place Bethesda Big Train, moving their record to 9-12 in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League.

Alexandria defeated the Southern Maryland Nationals twice (6-5, 2-1) and the Big train, 2-1, during the stretch.

Against Bethesda on June 24, Kyle Zimmer (San Francisco) picked up the win on the mound, allowing one run and three hits over 6 2/3 innings. His ERA is 0.89 over 20 1/3 innings this season, good for fourth in the league.

The Aces have there of the league’s top four batting average leaders. Nick Allen (George Mason) is hitting a league-best .393. Will Davis (Pennsylvania) is second at .368 and Rand Ravnaas (Georgetown) is fourth at .352. Ravnaas and Davis are tied for second in home runs (2) and Davis (16) and Ravnaas (14) are first and second, respectively, in RBIs.

On the mound, Max Knowles (North Carolina Wesleyan) leads the league in wins (4) and strikeouts (30).

The Aces host the Baltimore Redbirds at 7 p.m. July 1.

<b>Youth Coaches Needed</b>

The Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities is seeking volunteers to coach youth track and field, football, tennis, swimming and rugby. Criminal history background checks are required. Interested persons should call the youth sports office at 703-746-5402-4345 or e-mail mac.slover@alexandriava.gov.

<b>Wahoos Swim Team</b>

The Wahoos Swim Team Program offers youth ages 6-18 of all abilities the opportunity to develop their own potential. The Wahoos swim program will promote individual achievement and team camaraderie in an atmosphere of friendly competition. Developing and experienced swimmers alike can refine their freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke, butterfly, turns and starts with an experienced coaching staff. Swim meets are scheduled every Saturday morning from mid-June through early August. Practices for the participants are held beginning June 1 until the Alexandria City Schools are out for the summer break at Chinquapin Center from 5:15 - 6:15 p.m. Monday-Friday. Beginning June 28, the participants will have the option of practicing at Chinquapin Center from 7:15-9:15 a.m. or in the afternoons at Old Town Pool from 5:15 - 6:15 p.m. The cost for the program for City residents is $125 for the first child and $100 for each additional swimmer. The non-resident fees are $150 for the first child and $125 for each additional child. Swimmers must be able to swim 25 meters continuously. For more information on the clinics or the summer basketball league, call the sports office at 703-746-5402 or visit the youth sports website at www.alexandriava.gov/recreation.

<b>Alexandria Titans Youth Tackle Football</b>

The Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities; Centers, Playgrounds and Youth Sports Division is accepting registrations for the Alexandria Titans Youth Tackle Football program. Teams are formed in the following weight divisions and participate in the Fairfax County Youth Football League: Anklebiters, 75 lbs, 85 lbs, 95 lbs, 110 lbs, 125 lbs, and 150 lbs. Participants will be weighed and assigned to teams according to their weight and age. This program is for participants ages 7-16. Registration fee is $25. All participants must have a Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Identification Card upon registration. For more information, call the Sports Office at 703-746-5402 or go on the Youth Sports website at www.alexandriava.gov/recreation.

<b>Youth Basketball Fundamental School</b>

The Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities is now accepting registrations for the Youth Basketball Fundamentals School for boys and girls ages 5-12. The school will run on Saturday's from July 10-31 at George Washington Middle School located at 1001 Mt. Vernon Avenue. Participants will learn the fundamentals of ball handling, shooting, passing, dribbling and rebounding. Registration fee is $40 per child. Register early: deadline is June 30 or as soon as sessions are filled. For more information, contact the youth sports office at 703-746-5402 or go on the youth sports website at www.alexandriava.gov/recreation.

<b>Washington Mystics Fundamental Camp</b>

The Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities conjunction with the WNBA Washington Mystics is accepting registrations for the Mystics Summer Basketball Camp for boys and girls ages 7-16 year old. The camp will run July 12-16 at the William Ramsay Recreation Center, 5650 Sanger Avenue. Participants will receive professional instruction emphasizing the proper technique of individual skills and development of fundamentals. Campers will receive a camp t-shirt, camp photo, drawstring backpack, certificate of appreciation and much more. The registration fee is $210 per child. Register early, the deadline is soon or as soon as the camp capacity if filled. For more information, contact the class program office at 703-5414 or the sports office at 703-746-5402 or go on the recreation department website at www.alexandriava.gov/recreation.