Carew to be honored at Oakmont
Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew will be honored at the inaugural Fred Clair Celebrity Golf Classic tournament and dinner to be held at Glendale’s Oakmont Country Club on Aug. 14.
Carew, one of the more popular players in Los Angeles Angels’ history and a multiple-time American League All-Star with the Minnesota Twins and Angels, was named the recipient of the “Celebration of Life Award” due to his efforts fighting and overcoming heart disease.
The seven-time batting champ has championed several causes and recently partnered with the American Heart Assn. in its anti-heart disease campaign, Heart of 29.
Carew is more than an advocate, however, as he survived a massive heart attack while golfing in 2015. Carew made headlines when he received a heart transplant from former football player Konrad Reuland, who suffered a brain aneurysm.
The golf tournament and dinner will benefit the City of Hope. The tournament is set for a shotgun start at 11 a.m. with cocktails following at 4:30 p.m. and dinner starting at 5:30.
Those scheduled to appear include former MLB players Eddie Murray; Shawn Green, Orel Hershiser, Mickey Hatcher, Maury Wills, Reggie Smith, Bill Russell, Steve Yeager, Wes Parker, Ron Fairly, Jimmy and Jim Campanis, Joey Amaliftano, Kurt Bevacqua, former Carew Angels teammates Doug DeCinces and Rick Burleson; Matt Young, Glendon Rusch, Ken Landreaux, Derrel Thomas, Tommy Davis, Al Ferrara, Jay Johnstone, Tim Leary, Greg Dobbs, former Heisman Trophy winner Mike Garrett, former UCLA basketball coach Jim Harrick and Olympic swimmer John Naber.
For more information, check out https://www.cityofhope.org/giving/corporate-and-foundation-giving/volunteer-fundraising-groups/national-insurance-industry-council/national-insurance-industry-council-events/niic-west-coast-golf.
CV PONY All-Stars shine
It was an ultra-successful summer for the Crescenta Sports Assn. PONY All-Star teams. The league’s six squads combined to win 14 PONY tournament contests.
The Pinto-7 squad earned a berth in the Super Region in Camarillo.
The Mustang 10 team captured the Southern California East Region Section 1 championship in July in West Covina and advanced to the Mustang Super Regions in San Marcos. Crescenta Valley posted a pair of elimination games before seeing their season conclude.
The Crescenta Valley 10 coaches were Richard Alfonso, Jon Hamkins and Jason Burrows.
The players were Jimmy Spears, Braden Burrows, Easan Hamkins, Michael Clark, Stefano Kim Ryan-Ryfle, Jackson Dorlarque, Sam Sellars, Ricky Del Castillo, Trinity Godson, Sean Willcox and Ty Tadaki .
CV summer cross-country series
The final race in the Crescenta Valley High cross-country series will be held Aug. 9 at at Crescenta Valley Park.
There is a two-kilometer race first at 6 p.m. followed by a three-mile competition at 6:25. All ages and ability levels are encouraged.
The cost per person is $5 and each competitor will be timed. The races will be hosted by the Crescenta Valley cross-country team.
Passarella offers summer camp
Glendale resident Tony Passarella will offer a 10-week basketball/fitness camp that will be held Thursdays through Aug. 24.
The camp, geared for ages 5-10, will be held at Pacific Park Community Center’s gymnasium, 501 S. Pacific Ave., Glendale.
The cost is $100 per person. The sessions will run from 4 to 4:50 p.m. (ages 5-7) and 5 to 5:50 (ages 7-10).
For more information, contact Passarella at (818) 548-4098 or at email@example.com.