3 PILLAR CHALLENGE: Olympic-theme wristbands will be provided for finishing the 3 Pillars and a photo with an Olympian and sport bag will be provided at the Festival of Champions Oct. 23. The SPORT pillar can be earned by talking to a Seneca County librarian about summer fitness and athletic activities (YMCA classes, sport camps, open gyms, etc.). The education and culture pillars can also be earned at the library this month. Look for the Elite Sport & Culture Week display at the library and downtown farmers market. Open to youth in K-6 grades. More information is available at www.tiffin.edu/elite.
JAMBOREE: Upper Sandusky will play Fostoria in a jamboree football game at 6 p.m. Aug. 17 at Upper Sandusky High. A jamboree is a third preseason football contest used as a “dress rehearsal” for the upcoming regular season and a fundraiser. The OHSAA receives the first $500 of the gate receipts, which go directly into the Catastrophic Injury Insurance Fund which insures every junior and senior high athlete for a catastrophic injury. The remaining proceeds go to the Kiwanis Closet Project which provides emergency clothing for elementary schools in Wyandot County. Admission is $6 for adults and $5 for students. No passes will be accepted.
BASKETBALL: The Senedot Stripes will compete this winter in the ICSO Athletic Conference. Senedot comes from combining Seneca County and Wyandot County. The teams are for sixth through 12th grade boys and girls. Jason DeZurik will serve as athletic director for this new program based in Wyandot County. Board members are Steve Sturgeon, Steve Bare, Duane Coldiron and DeZurik. The gymnasium for home games will be at Angeline School and Industries near Upper Sandusky. John Stewart UMC will also be used for practices. The program plans to field four teams, including girls teams at the junior high and varsity levels and boys at the junior high and varsity levels. Practices begin in October. For more information, visit the Senedot Stripes Facebook page at www.facebook.com/StripesSports/ or contact DeZurik at (419) 835-2777 or email@example.com.
FREE YOUTH SOCCER CAMP: Tiffin University men’s soccer will host a free youth camp for first through fifth graders from 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Paradiso practice fields.
TIFFIN SOCCER CLUB: Tiffin Soccer Club is offering training this fall for children ages 10-14. There will be two divisions: U12 (ages 10-12) and U14 ( ages 12/13-14). The club anticipates two training sessions per week, tentatively scheduled for Mondays (or Tuesdays) and Thursdays from 5:30-6:30/7 p.m., beginning in mid-August and ending in late October. The sessions will be at Hidden Valley Soccer Complex and Hedges-Boyer Park. In addition to training sessions, the club will attempt to schedule games against teams in the East Suburban Soccer League including Woodville, Port Clinton, Oak Harbor, Rastwood, Lake and others. Cost is $75 per player, and registration is available online at www.tiffinsoccer.prg until Thursday. If paying by check, make it payable to Tiffin Soccer Club and return to 27 Court St., Tiffin, OH, 44883. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.