Niagara Gazette — • NIAGARA FALLS JR. FOOTBALL: Registration is now open for the Niagara Falls Jr. Football Club’s 2013 season to new and returning football players. You can apply online at www.nfjfc.com. Ages 6-13 are eligible & all equipment is provided. Limited spots are still available for the following teams: Rattlesnakes (ages 6-7, max weight 80 lbs.), Diamondbacks (ages 8-9, max weight 100 lbs.), Cobras (ages 10-11, max weight 120 lbs.)and Vipers (ages 12-13, max weight 145 lbs.). For more info go to www.nfjfc.com or call Bill at 471-2727.
• BENEFIT FOR AQUARIUM: The annual Putting for Penguins golf fundraiser will be held Friday, July 19 at the Newfane Pro-Am Course, 2501 N. Main Street (Route 78) to benefit the Aquarium of Niagara. The event starts with registration and putting contest from 4:30 until 5:45 p.m. A buffet-style dinner begins at 5:45 p.m. Nine holes will be played in a scramble or best ball format. At 9 p.m., there will be raffles, prizes and awards followed by the last half of golf in the dark with Glo-Balls and “light ropes” at 9:30 p.m. Entry fees are $80 per golfer; $320 for a foursome. Party only is $30. Golfers should register by July 15th. Call 285-3575, Ext. 206, or sign in by 5:45 p.m. that day.
• TAN TARA ‘SWEET ON GOLF’: The Ladies of Tan Tara will host their summer invitational Sunday, July 28. This year’s theme is “Sweet on Golf,” which includes lunch and golf followed by dinner and prizes. You are not required to be part of the 9 or 18 hole leagues in order to participate. For more information, please call the pro shop at 694-6954.
• VIOLANTE CLASSIC: Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School’s annual Marty Violante Memorial Golf Classic honoring Anthony Guthrie will take place on Monday, July 22 at Niagara Frontier Country Club, 1058 Lake Road, Youngstown, NY. The tournament is open to the general public and features a $10,000 Cash Putting Contest, Hole-in-One Contest, Closest to the Pin Contest, Prizes for the Winning Foursome, along with a gift for every golfer. The cost of the tournament is $175 and includes 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch with free drinks, free drink stations on the course, one hour of hors d’oeuvres and open bar before dinner, a steak dinner, and basket and silent auctions. For more information, call 283-8771, ext. 242.