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Rec News May 5, 2004


The Southern Idaho Disc League (SIDL) announced this year's annual Ultimate Benefit Hat Tournament is dedicated to Dave Norell, a Boise kayaker, filmmaker and outdoor enthusiast who died on April 24 while competing in the Pole, Pedal, Paddle adventure race.

The tournament takes place Saturday, May 8 at Ann Morrison Park. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Entry fee is $5 and additional donations are greatly appreciated. Proceeds go to a memorial fund in honor of Norell sponsored by Idaho Rivers United. For information on the memorial fund, call IRU at 343-7481 or go to

For more information on the tournament, call Mark LaSalle at 363-0708 or go to


Ready for some battlin' in the paint?

Teams can register for a 3-on-3 outdoor basketball league from May 10 to 14 from 8:30 a.m to 5:30 p.m. at the City Recreation Office, 110 Scout Lane.

Teams will play one night a week from 6:30-9:30 p.m. June through mid-August at Willow Lane Neighborhood Park, 4623 W. Willow Lane in Northwest Boise.

Play includes eight league games and an end-of-season tournament. No officials will be present at the games. Teams will call their own fouls.

The registration fee is $80 per team. Non-resident players must pay an additional $6.50. Teams can have up to six players at least 16 years old on the roster.

For more information, call 384-4256 or see the "Sports & Fitness" link under "Activities" at


A two-day Boise to Idaho City mountain bike tour is planned for June 12 and 13.

The event is named for Boise cycling and trail advocate David Law-Smith who died while riding on the Greenbelt en route to work at Boise State. He was active with Southwest Idaho Mountain Biking Association (SWIMBA) and volunteered with Idaho Department of Parks and Rec maintaining trails.

The ride starts at Ft. Boise, travels via Rocky Canyon and Robie Creek roads to Clear Creek Lodge and then on to Idaho City. The event features meals, T-shirt, camping and music. The registration fee is $70.

Proceeds from the event benefit children at risk through Sprockids Club Scholarship Fund and the Idaho Youth Ranch.

Register online at or call Harley Parsons at 389-9043.


Two Boiseans were named to the 2005 U.S. Freestyle Ski Team last week. Aerialist Jeret Peterson, 22, made the Men's B Team; aerialist Jaime Myers, 22, made the Women's C Team. Both are returning team members.

Named to the 2005 U.S. Disabled Alpine Ski Team are Lacey Heward, 24, and Elitsa Storey, 16, of Boise and Sun Valley respectively. Heward is a returning team member; Storey is a newcomer.


Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) staff are visiting every county in the state this spring and summer in an effort to find out what kind of recreation opportunities people need in and near their local communities. The meetings next week are in Boise, Idaho City and Nampa.

The public meetings are part of an unprecedented three-pronged effort to analyze outdoor recreation needs. In addition to the county-by-county meetings, the Outdoor Recreation Data Center (ORDC) will conduct regional focus group sessions with city, state and federal recreation providers. The information gathered during those two efforts will help the Data Center develop county-specific questionnaires. Those will then be sent to randomly selected households in each county. A scientific analysis of survey results will give the most complete picture of outdoor recreation demand ever developed in Idaho.

Area Meeting Locations


• Monday, May 10, IDPR Headquarters, 5657 Warm Springs Avenue, 7-9 p.m.

• Tuesday, May 11, IDPR Headquarters, 5657 Warm Springs Avenue, 7-9 p.m.

Idaho City:

• Wednesday, May 12, Idaho City Ranger District office, 7-9 p.m.


• Thursday, May 13, Nampa City Council Chambers, 411 3rd Street South, 7-9 p.m.

Those who cannot attend the meeting can comment on the department Web site,