In brief: 'Walk4Kids' on Saturday and more local sports news
The Michigan District Optimists are hosting a "Walk4Kids" event Saturday at Skyline High School with proceeds benefiting the Michigan District Optimist Childhood Cancer Campaign and Special Days Children's Cancer Camps.
Participants can choose a 2-kilometer or 4-kilometer route around the high school campus, with both being handicap accessible.
Sign-in and onsite registration will be from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. The walk begins at 10 a.m. Advance individual and team registrations are available at www.michiganoptimists.org. Each participant that raises at least $25 will receive a T-Shirt.
MHSAA seeks officials
The Michigan High School Athletic Association is accepting registrations by mail and online for game officials for the 2012-13 school year.
New and returning officials who register online again will receive a $5 discount off their processing fees. A $12 fee is charged for each sport in which an official wishes to register, and the online processing fee is $30. Officials submitting registration forms by mail or on a walk-up basis will incur a $35 processing fee. Officials registered in 2011-12 will be assessed a late fee of $30 for registration after July 31. The processing fee includes liability insurance coverage of up to $1 million for officials while working contests involving MHSAA schools.
Online registration can be accessed by clicking “Officials” on the homepage of the MHSAA website.
There is an officials' registration test, which is for first-time officials and officials who were not registered during the past school year.
Michigan sports writer wins Big Ten award
Stephen Nesbitt from the University of Michigan has been named this year’s recipient of the Big Ten's William R. Reed Memorial Award, presented to the top student journalist in the conference.
Nesbitt, an English major who just completed his junior year, is the managing sports editor for the Michigan Daily, also serving as a football beat reporter and columnist. He is a campus correspondent for ESPNU, will spend the summer interning for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and has also been published in other news outlets, including AnnArbor.com, College Hockey News and the Grand Island Independent.