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:
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.)
President: Steve Oliver, 6240 Benore Rd., Toledo; 848-4097.
Toledo Franchise, National Amateur Baseball Federation
Governing Body: National Amateur Baseball Federation. Local address: Toledo Athletic Office, 26 Main St., Toledo, 43605; 936-2877.
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.
Community Boating Education Center
Governing Body: City of Toledo.
Marina Coordinator: Mike Schabeck, 26 Main St., Toledo, 43605; 936-3848.
Greater Toledo Bowling Association
Governing Body: American Bowling Congress.
Secretary: Rob Huss, Jr., 5062 Dorr St., Toledo, 43615; 537-0523.
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.
Toledo Area Bicyclists
Governing Body: League of American Bicyclists
President: Greg Lockrey, (734) 854-2183. E-mail address: email@example.com.
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.
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.
Sylvania Metro Amateur Hockey League
Governing Body: USA Hockey
Vice President: Kathy LaVoy, Box 562, Sylvania, 43560; 885-1167, ext. 301.
Ohio Racquetball Association
Governing Body: United States Racquetball Assn.
President: Doug Ganim; (614) 890-6073. E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Toledo Ski Club
President: Barbara Hunter, 382-2499
Membership Liaison: Russ Doerr, Box 560, Toledo, 43697; 534-CLUB.
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.
Ohio ASA District 21 (Toledo)
Governing Body: Amateur Softball Association
Commissioner: Chuck Lutomsky, Toledo Athletic Office, 26 Main St., Toledo, 43605; 936-2877.
Northwest Ohio Tennis Association
Governing Body: United States Tennis Association
Contact: Sheryl Birch, 2627 Kinsale Ct., Toledo, 43615; 842-1269 or 841-3839.
Team Toledo Triathlon Club
Governing Body: United States Triathlon Federation
Contact: Jim Donaldson, 885-2089. Web address: www.freewheel.com.
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.