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Collier Fundraiser Aug. 5

Sports Chatter
By: Mike Ray, Colfax Record Sports Editor
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During her all-league playing days at Colfax High in volleyball and softball, Debbie Collier was always about grit and determination. Later as a coach in the volleyball program at CHS — both at the varsity and JV levels — her teams always could be counted on to play with the same traits as exhibited by their coach. Now Collier is banking on those same characteristics as she begins her battle against breast cancer. “Debbie’s a fighter and we want to be with her the whole way,” said Rhonda Ballenger. Ballenger is a friend who is part of a community group that is coming together to put on a benefit dinner-dance for Collier next month. The benefit to help Collier defray medical expenses will be held on Friday, Aug. 5, at the Sierra Vista Community Center in Colfax. It will run from 6 to 11 p.m. and include a gourmet pasta dinner, a dessert bar, live music, a raffle, silent auction and a no-host bar provided by the Colfax Lions Club. Tickets are $25 for the general public and $15 for seniors and will be available at the door. For more information or to provide a raffle or auction item contact Ballenger at 913-5629 or Teresa Ysunza at 320-5351. CHS BASEEBALL-SOFTBALL GOLF SATURDAY There’s still room for golfers in the rescheduled Colfax High Baseball-Softball Golf Tournament slated for this Saturday at Auburn Valley Country Club. The tournament, a fundraiser for the Colfax High baseball and softball programs, was moved to this weekend after a gully-washer of a storm rained out the original scheduled tournament date in May. The golf tourney will be played in a four-player scramble format and tee off with a 10:30 a.m. shotgun start. Entry fee is $100 per player and includes 18 holes of golf, cart, range balls, long drive contest, closest to the pin, raffle tickets and a post tourney barbecue lunch. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. Proceeds from the event go to the CHS girls softball and baseball programs. To reserve your foursome or an individual spot, contact Glenn Young by calling 400-6008 or Jeff Scott at 878-6022. FUN YOUTH GOLF PROGRAM COMING UP A new program to help present the game of golf in a fun manner to boys and girls will be held at Raspberry Hill Golf Course in Auburn, Aug. 2-5. Called TGA Premier Junior Golf, the program will run each day from 9 a.m. to noon and has three goals: 1. Improve a child’s golf skills and knowledge; 2. Maintain a safe and enriching environment and 3. Have fun. Cost of the week long camp is $120 and includes a TGA back pack, camp t-shirt, ball marker, golf balls, tees, range balls and green fees. The program is open to youths ages 6 to 14. To sign up, go to www. golftga.com/placercounty. Enter the coupon code “Raz” for a 10 percent discount. More information can be obtained by contacting TGA director Frank Mayer at (916) 749-8283.