At 4 p.m. Saturday at Bailey Road Park, the Cornelius PARC Department will host the free Aquafina Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run local competition.
It's the official skills competition of Major League Baseball. This year, boys and girls can compete and receive awards separately.
Competition is by age groups 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, and 13-14; age is determined as of July 17. Participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate and fill out a registration/waiver form.
Individual champions and the all-around local champ in each age group will be invited to sectional competition. Team championships will be at Major League ballparks, and the national finals at the 2009 All-Star Game.
For more information call 704-892-6031, ext. 160, or visit www.corneliuspr.org.
The Cornelius PARC Department and its partners have creative, innovative and fun summer camps. It offers weekly camps to boys and girls ages 3-17 from the week of June 14 to the week of Aug. 16.
For most sports and recreation camps, sessions will meet 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m. weekdays. Camps meet at various locations in Cornelius and Huntersville. Fees range from $25 to $155.
Summer rec camps are offered in physical, academic and creative interests such as performing and visual arts, crafts, bridge (the card game), drama, math, music, photography and taekwondo.
The Community Arts Project offers camps Mondays through Thursdays at the Cornelius Arts Center on topics from painting and ceramics to robot-making and American Girl accessorizing. Go to www.corneliusartscenter.org for details.
Camps are also offered with Huntersville Parks and Recreation Department in baseball, basketball, bowling, cheerleading, football, golf, lacrosse, Soap Box Derby, sailing, skateboarding, soccer, softball, sports performance, tennis, volleyball and water games.
For details or the full schedule call 704-892-6031, ext. 160. Register online at www.corneliuspr.org.
Sail with Aquesta
Next time you're on Lake Norman, check out the boats with Aquesta sails.
Aquesta Bank has a two-year sponsorship with the N.C. Community Sailing & Rowing Center at Blythe Landing Park, a nonprofit corporation that operates primarily through private donors and corporate funding.
The center offers "the opportunity to learn, experience and enjoy the mental and physical challenges associated with the lifelong sports of sailing and rowing."