Sports Briefs: Avoca/Dupont Little League fundraiser is April 29


Men’s Slow Pitch Softball

TAYLOR — The Taylor Men’s Slow Pitch Softball League is looking for teams.

The league plays games at Derenick Park in Taylor. Anticipated start of the league is early May. For more information, call Dave at 570-591-3359.

Little League sets fundraiser

AVOCA — The third annual Avoca/Dupont Little League cash bingo fundraiser will be held Sunday, April 29 at the Queen of the Apostles Church Hall. Doors open at noon and games begin at 1 p.m.

There will be 15 regular games worth $100 each, three special games worth $150 each, and a coverall game worth $250. In addition, there will be a basket raffle and food available for purchase.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. To purchase tickets, call Gary at 570-0649, Lori at 570-877-4361 or Denise at 570-589-1426. Tickets are also available at all league events.

Queen of Apostles Golf Tournament is May 6

TAYLOR — The 11th Annual St. Mary’s Classic Golf Tournament will be held at 8 a.m. Sunday, May 6, at Pine Hills Country Club, 140 S. Keyser Ave. This year’s tournament will be played in memory of Thomas Quinnan.

Cost is $85 per player which includes golf and dinner. The dinner will be held in the Queen of the Apostles Parish Hall, 742 Spring St., Avoca, immediately following the tournament. Hole sponsors are available for $100.

For more information, contact Jim McMahon at or John Soy at

Little League meeting May 13

AVOCA — The next monthly meeting for the Avoca/Dupont Little League will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 13 at the Avoca Borough building, 950 Main St.

Among the items to be discussed at this meeting will be the spring season, as well as the regular league business.

All coaches are to attend the meeting.

Miles for Michael is Aug. 18

PITTSTON — The Miles for Michael/ Tomato Festival 5K and Fun Walk will be held at Saturday, Aug. 18 with a 10 a.m. start from the Greater Pittston YMCA, Main Street.

Participants may register at