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Published: 2/20/2000

Plenty of offerings for weekend athletes in region

BY JOHN WAGNER
BLADE STAFF WRITER

Would you rather swing a golf club than watch a pro swing the sticks on TV?

Do you enjoy skating figure eights more than watching professional hockey players fight while wearing skates?

Is it more fun to sail on the Maumee River than to drive to Maumee to watch the Mud Hens play?

In other words, would you rather do than watch?

If so, there are plenty of places to do whatever you want to do. Here is a list of many of the local organizations that offer a chance to participate in a variety of sports:

Archery

Adams Conservation Club

President: Robert Hanna, 382-2529

Contact: Ike Cottrell, P.O. Box 352602, Toledo, 43635-2602; 841-4883. (Also contacts for pistol and rifle shooting, fishing, and trap and skeet.)

Mudjaw Bowmen

President: Steve Oliver, 6240 Benore Rd., Toledo; 848-4097.

Baseball

Toledo Franchise, National Amateur Baseball Federation

Governing Body: National Amateur Baseball Federation. Local address: Toledo Athletic Office, 26 Main St., Toledo, 43605; 936-2877.

Basketball

Ohio Games

Contact: Gary Kreft, Toledo Athletic Office, 26 Main St., Toledo, 43605; 936-2877.

Black powder shooting

Toledo Muzzle Loaders

Governing Body: National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association. Sec.-Treas.: Jim Page, 474-5741. Web address: members.toast.net.

Boating

Community Boating Education Center

Governing Body: City of Toledo.

Marina Coordinator: Mike Schabeck, 26 Main St., Toledo, 43605; 936-3848.

Bowling

Greater Toledo Bowling Association

Governing Body: American Bowling Congress.

Secretary: Rob Huss, Jr., 5062 Dorr St., Toledo, 43615; 537-0523.

Greater Toledo

Young American Bowling Alliance

Governing Body: Young American Bowling Alliance

Secretary: Janet Reitz, P.O. Box 60255, Rossford, 43460; 666-1358.

Toledo Women's Bowling Association

Governing Body: Women's International Bowling Congress

Secretary: Carol Hider, 4239 Lewis Ave., Toledo, 43612; 476-3633.

Cycling

Toledo Area Bicyclists

Governing Body: League of American Bicyclists

President: Greg Lockrey, (734) 854-2183. E-mail address: glockrey@prodigy.net.

Golf

Toledo District Golf Association

Executive Director: Marianne Reece; 5533 Southwyck Blvd., Suite 204, Toledo, 43614; 866-4771.

Toledo Junior Golf Association

Contact: Karen Stone, 5533 Southwyck Blvd., Suite 208, Toledo, 43614; 382-2799.

Toledo Metro Golf Association

Events Coordinator: Tom Wolf, 382-9940.

Toledo Women's District Golf Association

Contact: Sharon Keil; 882-1076.

Gymnastics

Governing Body: USA Gymnastics

Men's State Chair: David Forister, 425 Hayes Ave., Cuyahoga Falls, O., 44221; (440) 526-2970; Women's State Chair: Bobbi Montanari-Fahrnbach, 4555 Knightsbridge Blvd., Columbus; (614) 538-0954; Rhythmic Gymnastics Chair: Nancy Martin, 7697 Aldridge Place, Dublin, O., 43017; (614) 792-2746.

Ice hockey

Sylvania Metro Amateur Hockey League

Governing Body: USA Hockey

Vice President: Kathy LaVoy, Box 562, Sylvania, 43560; 885-1167, ext. 301.

Racquetball

Ohio Racquetball Association

Governing Body: United States Racquetball Assn.

President: Doug Ganim; (614) 890-6073. E-mail address: ganim@earthlink.net.

Running

Toledo Road Runners Club

Governing Body: Road Runners Clubs of America

Membership: Becky Rudnicki, 691-0912. Web address: www.glasscity.net/users/darmo/trrc/trrc.htm.

Skiing

Toledo Ski Club

President: Barbara Hunter, 382-2499

Membership Liaison: Russ Doerr, Box 560, Toledo, 43697; 534-CLUB.

Squash

Northwest Ohio Squash Racquet Association

Governing Body: U.S. Squash Racquet Association

Contact: Alex Due, 475-5151, or John Seidel (Toledo Club Squash Professional), 243-2200.

Softball

Ohio ASA District 21 (Toledo)

Governing Body: Amateur Softball Association

Commissioner: Chuck Lutomsky, Toledo Athletic Office, 26 Main St., Toledo, 43605; 936-2877.

Tennis

Northwest Ohio Tennis Association

Governing Body: United States Tennis Association

Contact: Sheryl Birch, 2627 Kinsale Ct., Toledo, 43615; 842-1269 or 841-3839.

Triathlon

Team Toledo Triathlon Club

Governing Body: United States Triathlon Federation

Contact: Jim Donaldson, 885-2089. Web address: www.freewheel.com.

ASSOCIATIONS

National associations with branches in the Toledo area:

Boys & Girls Clubs of Toledo Administrative Center, 2250 North Detroit Ave., Toledo, 43606; 241-4258.

Catholic Youth Organization Box 985, 1933 Spielbusch, Toledo, 43697-0985; 244-6711, ext. 369.

Toledo Jewish Community Center 6465 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania, 43560; 885-4485.

National Youth Sports Coaches Association Toledo Athletic Office, 26 Main St., Toledo, 43605; 936-2877. National headquarters: 1-800-729-2057.

Toledo Parks & Recreation 26 Main St., Toledo, 43605; 936-2877.

YMCA of Greater Toledo Corporate Offices, 1500 N. Superior St., Second Floor, Riverside-Mercy Health Mark Pavilion, Toledo, 43604; 729-8135.

YWCA of Greater Toledo 1018 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, 43624; 241-3235.

 

 



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