Sports Briefs

Atunyote to host ‘Play Golf Native America Day’

VERNON — The PGA Tour and the Notah Begay III Foundation will be holding a "Play Golf Native America Day" event on Monday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino’s Atunyote Golf Club course in conjunction with the fourth annual NB3 Foundation Challenge set to tee off on Wednesday.

The event will include a clinic from PGA Tour Professional Notah Begay III, fitness training from David Donatucci, director of fitness and performance for The PGA of America, free golf lessons and clinics from Central New York PGA Professionals, and presentations on health and nutrition.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. The event is free and open to the public. Golfers and non-golfers of all ages are welcome to attend.

There will be two more events that will be held in September and November as part of National Obesity Prevention Month and National Native American Heritage Month at Native American owned golf facilities.

The NB3 Foundation Challenge on Wednesday starts at 11 a.m. and features an appearance by Tiger Woods and several other professional golfers.

Oneida Nation to offer youth lacrosse program

ONEIDA — The Oneida Nation’s Recreation Department is seeking boys between the ages of 12-17 for its youth lacrosse program.

The program is open to the public and at no charge. Instruction is set to begin on Thursday, Sept. 8 and continues every Thursday through to Sept. 29 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Nation’s lacrosse box on Territory Road.

The program is designed to help players to develop basic lacrosse skills such as scooping, cradling, passing, catching, shooting, defensive, offensive, and other team skills. Players participate in 15 minutes of skills and drills and 45 minutes of no-contact scrimmages. Players are required to bring a lacrosse stick, gloves, shoulder pads, and helmet.

Registration and waiver forms must be completed by the player’s parent prior to the first session. For more information, contact Dakota Bluewolf or Brian Conners at 829-8484.

The Recreation Department is located on Nation Homelands, off Route 46, approximately 3 miles south from the intersection of Routes 5 and 46 in Oneida.