In Brief: Free historical Michigan football video viewing, basketball camp and more
The video "Black and Blue: The Story of Gerald Ford, Willis Ward and the 1934 Michigan-Georgia Tech Football Game" will be shown at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22, at the Ford Presidential Library.
The showing is free and open to the public. The library is located at 1000 Beal Avenue in Ann Arbor.
The video features President Ford during his senior year on the Michigan football team, when the university dealt with a major civil rights crisis surrounding the benching of its star player, Willis Ward, solely on the basis of race. (See review and trailer.)
Burns Park Run is May 6
The 33rd annual Burns Park Run will take place Sunday, May 6, and registration is ongoing at burnsparkrun.org.
The 5- and 10-kilometer races start and finish at the corner of Wells and Baldwin streets in Ann Arbor. A Fun Run around the park for little runners follows the 5K and 10K.
First organized by volunteers as a fundraiser for Burns Park Elementary School in 1979, the event now allows participants to donate to any school PTO or the Ann Arbor Public Schools Educational Foundation.
Huron boys basketball boot camp
The Huron High School boys basketball team will host a basketball boot camp from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 9. The camp costs $25 and is open to sixth, seventh and eighth-graders. Campers receive instruction from the Huron coaching staff and past players, and each will receive a T-shirt. Registration is available at www.aareced.com Camp ID # 3451.401
For more information, contact coach Waleed Samaha at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rec & Ed: Sand volleyball registration underway
Ann Arbor Rec & Ed's Summer Sand Adult Volleyball League team registration started last week. Leagues are offered in Men's, Women's, and Co-rec four-player teams and doubles teams in A, B, or C skill levels. Play for all leagues starts May 29 and runs seven to eight weeks. There also are sand leagues for high school players.
Individual players seeking to be placed on a team should contact league director Karen Draves, at 734-994-2300, ext. 53254 or email@example.com.
Register now for Michigan Senior Olympics
Registration is now open for the 2012 Michigan Senior Olympics being held around Oakland County. Events include golf (May 23-25), summer games (June 9-17), softball (July 27-29) and track & field (July 28-29).
The deadline to register is Friday. Volunteers and sponsors are also needed. Visit www.michiganseniorolympics.org or call 248-608-0250 to register or volunteer.
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