FYI for the week ending July 18

Blaine youth football camp set

Blaine is hosting a youth football camp from 6-8 p.m. July 28-31 on the football practice fields behind Blaine High School.

The camp fee is $50 and is open to kids entering first through eighth grades. More information is available at blainefootball.org

Junion Panther football camp set

Spring Lake Park is hosting a youth football camp, 6-8 p.m. July 28-31 at the high school. Visit pantheryouthfootball.org for more information.

Coon Rapids Youth football camp set

Coon Rapids is hosting a youth football camp, 6:15-7:30 p.m. for second- through fifth-graders, 6-7:30 p.m. for sixth- through eighth-graders, July 28-30 on the fields at Coon Rapids HS between the tennis courts and varsity baseball field. Camp fee is $10 and includes a T-shirt. For more information visit ihigh.com/coonrapidsfootball.

Huskies youth football camps set

Two camps will be offered this year for second- through fifth-graders, 6:30-8 p.m. July 28-30 and sixth- through eighth-graders 4-5:30 p.m. July 28-29, 3:40-5:30 p.m. July 30. Cost is $40. For more information, visit huskiesfootball.org.

Anoka summer football camp set

The Anoka Ramsey Athletic Association is hosting a youth football camp for kids entering first through eighth grades, 6:30-8 p.m. July 21-24 on the practice fields behind Anoka High School. Cost is $50. For more information visit arsports.org/football.

Apply for mentored youth waterfowl hunts by Aug. 11 

Children 12 to 15 can apply for the chance to hunt waterfowl under the guidance of experienced mentors on Minnesota Youth Waterfowl Day, Saturday, Sept. 13, at five different sites throughout the state.

A partnership between Ducks Unlimited, the U.S. National Wildlife Service, Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club and the Department of Natural Resources make this event possible at several locations, including Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge near Detroit Lakes, Morris Wildlife Productions Area near Morris, Sherburn County private land between Fairmont and Windom, and private land in Fergus Falls.

“Mentored hunts teach youth about waterfowl habitat and techniques for safe and enjoyable hunting,” said Mike Kurre, mentoring program coordinator with the Minnesota DNR.

Application forms must be received at the DNR central office by midnight on Monday, Aug. 11. Applicants will be drawn in a lottery, with preference given to novice hunters. Applicants will be notified within two weeks of the hunt. Successful applicants must attend an orientation on Friday, Sept. 12.

More information and the application form can be found at www.mndnr.gov/discover.

Senior softball program at Sand Creek Park

Coon Rapids Parks and Recreation is offering a twice-weekly softball program for those ages 55 and older at Sand Creek Park (field 4) from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays through July 31. This new program is a pick-up style format, so grab that glove and head down to the field with teams formed by those who show up to play. Cost is $30. To register or for more information, visit coomrapidsmn.gov.

Youth Football event

Blaine Youth Football hosts a kickoff family night at Brunswick Zone from 6-10 p.m. Aug. 8. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door and include unlimited laser tag, bowling and a video game card. A spaghetti dinner includes a silent auction, raffle prizes and more for $10. Tickets can be purchased at the BBC concession stand or from any Blaine youth football board member.

To submit information for the FYI section, email Jason Olson at jason.olson@ecm-inc.com or call (763) 712-3507.

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