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Published: Saturday, 2/16/2002

Amateur athletes have plenty of places to play

BY JOHN WAGNER
BLADE SPORTS WRITER

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

Do you enjoy skating figure 8's more than watching hockey players fight?

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

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: Timothy Bowes 419-866-5055. Address: 420 S. King Rd., Holland, 43528; 419-865-3821. (Also contacts for pistol and rifle shooting, fishing, and trap and skeet.)

  • Mudjaw Bowmen

    Local address:6240 Benore Rd., Toledo, 43612; 734-848-4097.

    Baseball

    Toledo Franchise, National Amateur Baseball Federation

    Local address: Toledo Athletic Office,

    2201 Ottawa Parkway, Toledo, 43606;

    419-936-2877. Web site:

    www.ci.toledo.oh.us. E-mail:

    toledo.parksrecforest@ci.toledo.oh.

    Boating

  • Community Boating Education Center

    Governing Body: City of Toledo. Marina Coordinator: Mike Schabeck, 2201 Ottawa Parkway, Toledo, 43606; 419-936-3848. Web site: www.ci.toledo.oh.us. E-mail: toledo.parksrecforest@ci.toledo.oh.

    Bowling

  • Greater Toledo Bowling Association

    Secretary: Rob Huss, Jr., 5062 Dorr St., Toledo, 43615; 419-537-0523. E-mail: GTBA@accesstoledo.com.

  • Toledo Women's Bowling Association

    Secretary: Carol Hider, 4239 Lewis Ave., Toledo, 43612; 419-476-3633. E-mail: TWBA@accesstoledo.com.

    Cycling

  • Maumee Valley Wheelmen

    President: Jim Allen. Contact: MVW Treasurer, 17 Kingsview Drive, Perrysburg, 43551-3107. Web site: www.freewheel.com/mvw

  • Toledo Area Bicyclists

    President: Rita Carter. Contact: TAB Membership Registration, 8245 Elkhorn Lane, Toledo, 43617. Web site: www.tabnet.org/

    Golf

  • Great Lakes Senior Golf Association

    Executive Secretary: Marianne Reece; 5533 Southwyck Blvd., Suite 206, Toledo, 43614; 419-866-4600. E-mail: mariannereece@ameritech.net.

  • Toledo District Golf Association

    Executive Director: Jeremy McLaughlin; 5533 Southwyck Blvd., Suite 204, Toledo, 43614; 419-866-4771. Web site: tdga.golf.org (under construction). E-mail: tdga@usga.org.

  • Toledo Junior Golf Association

    Contact: Karen Stone, 5533 Southwyck Blvd., Suite 210, Toledo, 43614; 419-382-2799. Web site: www.toledojrgolf.org.

    Hostelling

  • Toledo Area Council

    President: Don Lambert. Contact: P.O. Box 352736, Toledo, 43635-2736; 419-841-4510. Web site: www.freewheel.com/hiayh.

    Racquetball

  • Ohio Racquetball Association

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

    Running

  • Toledo Road Runners Club

    Address: P.O. Box 5656, Toledo, 43613; 419-474-2649. Membership: Becky Rudnicki, 1235 East Meadow Drive, Oregon, 43616; 419-691-0912. Web site: www.toledoroadrunners.org.

    Skiing

  • Toledo Ski Club

    President: Judy Myers, 419-875-6399; Membership Contact: Sandy Hamilton, Box 560, Toledo, 43697; 419-534-CLUB or 419-824-0185. Web site: www.toledoskiclub.org.

    Squash

  • Northwest Ohio Squash Racquet Association

    Contact John Seidel (Toledo Club Squash Professional), 419-243-2200.

    Softball

  • Ohio ASA District 21 (Toledo)

    Commissioner: Chuck Lutomsky, Toledo Athletic Office, 2201 Ottawa Parkway, Toledo, 43606; 419-936-2877. Web site: www.ci.toledo.oh.us. E-mail: toledo.parksrecforest@ci.toledo.oh.

    Tennis

  • Northwest Ohio Tennis Association

    Contact: Sheryl Birch, 2627 Kinsale Ct., Toledo, 43615; 419-842-1269. Web site: www.usta.com/midwest/nwohio/index.html.

  • Jermain Park

    Contact: Rev. Al Griffin, 419-936-2881 (seasonal). Toledo Athletic Office, 2201 Ottawa Parkway, Toledo, 43606; 419-936-2877. Web site: www.ci.toledo.oh.us. E-mail: toledo.parksrecforest@ci.toledo.oh.

    Traditional muzzle-loader shooting

  • Toledo Muzzle Loaders

    Secretary-Treasurer: Al Zielinski, 419-476-5978.

    Web: members.toast.net/TML.

    E-mail:

    toledo_muzzle_loaders@hotmail.com.

    Triathlon

  • Team Toledo Triathlon Club

    President: Joyce Payne Donaldson, 419-885-2089. Address: 4718 Charlesgate, Sylvania, 43560. Web site: www.freewheel.com/toltri.

    Volleyball

  • Glass City Volleyball Club

    Contact: Dana Johnson, P.O. Box 8528, Toledo, 43623; 419-381-1895. E-mail:

    Info@GlassCityVolleyBall.com

    Web site:

    www.glasscityvolleyball.com.

  • Toledo Volleyball Club

    Chairman: John Buck, 457 Georgetown Drive, Oregon, 43616. (419)691-8913.

    E-mail: VBCOACH96@aol.com

    Web site:

    www.toledovolleyballclub.com.

    Wheelchair Athletics

  • Toledo Area Wheelchair Athletic Association, Inc.

    President: Rick St. Johns, 1918 Bailey Rd., Northwood, 43619; 419-836-7365.

    Windsurfing

  • Toledo Area Boardsailing Association

    Contact: Brad Reineck, 4008 Windsor Court, Genoa, 43430. Web site: www.amoka.com/taba.html.

    Associations

    National associations with branches in the Toledo area:

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Toledo: Administrative Center, 2250 North Detroit Ave., Toledo, 43606; 419 241-4258. Web site: www.boysgirlstoledo.org.

  • Catholic Youth Organization: Box 985, 1933 Spielbusch, Toledo, 43697-0985; 419-244-6711, ext. 369. Web site: www.cyss.org. E-mail: cyo@toledodiocese.org.

  • Toledo Jewish Community Center: 6465 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania, 43560; 419-885-4485.

  • National Youth Sports Coaches Association. Contact: Jim Gramza, 3015 Lagrange, Toledo, 43608; 419-936-3090. National headquarters: 1-800-729-2057.

  • Toledo Parks & Recreation: 2201 Ottawa Parkway, Toledo, 43606; 419-936-2877. Web site: www.ci.toledo.oh.us. E-mail: toledo.parksrecforest@ci.toledo.oh.

  • YMCA of Greater Toledo: Corporate Offices, 1500 N. Superior St., Second Floor, Riverside-Mercy Health Mark Pavilion, Toledo, 43604; 419-729-8135. Web: www.ymcatoledo.org.



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