Mango’s to host first annual ‘Davey Day’ and paddle-out
Mango’s Bethany Beach will host the first annual ‘Davey Day’ on Saturday, June 17, in memory of the late Davey Allison.
The event, sponsored by Bud Light and dedicated to the Surfrider Foundation in Alison’s name, will get under way at 9 a.m. with a paddle-out in front of Mango’s on Garfield Parkway in downtown Bethany.
At 10 a.m., there will be a beach clean-up on the same beach, followed by a breakfast party at Mango’s at 11 a.m.
For more information or to purchase a “Davey Day” T-shirt to help benefit the Surfrider Foundation in his name, visit Mango’s on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mangosbethany.
IR’s McCormick selected for Blue-Gold All-Star football game
Recent Indian River High School graduate Griffin McCormick will compete in the DRFC (Delaware Reaching Children Foundation) Blue-Gold All-Star football game at the University of Delaware Stadium in Newark on Saturday, June 17.
The event will get under way at 2 p.m. with “Family Fun Zone” festivities, followed by the opening ceremonies at 5 p.m., and opening kickoff at 6 p.m.
For more information or for tickets, visit www.drfc.org or call (302) 454-2730.
Shorebirds selected for SAL All-Star game
Three Delmarva Shorebirds have been selected to compete in the South Atlantic League All-Star game set for Tuesday, June 20, at Spirit Communications Park in Columbia, S.C.
Pitcher Alex Wells, outfielder Jake Ring and infielder Chris Clare will all represent the Class A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles as members of the Northern team in the 58th annual exhibition.
An Australian national from Newcastle, New South Wales, Wells joined the O’s organization as a member of the Aberdeen Ironbirds last season, starting his career with Delmarva earlier this spring with a 4-2 record, 1.74 ERA and 40 strikeouts from the mound.
Ring is off to an equally hot start with the Shorebirds, being named the Baltimore Orioles Minor League Player of the Month for April. From the plate, he was leading the league in RBIs, with 38, and doubles, with 19, while touting a .326 average.
Clare has seen time primarily at shortstop but has also stepped in a both second- and third-base, wielding a team-high .377 on-base percentage and racking up 25 RBIs in the process.
The game will mark the end of the first half of the 2017 SAL season, with Delmarva getting back in the swing for the season’s second-half with an eight-game homestand starting Thursday, June 22.
Ravens kicker Justin Tucker to speak at Freeman Stage
Baltimore Ravens’ kicker Justin Tucker will make his way to West Fenwick this weekend, scheduled to speak at the Freeman Stage at Bayside on Sunday, June 18.
The Super Bowl champion will be speaking about his life, as well as his background in music and the arts, developed at the University of Texas.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact the Freeman Stage at Bayside at (302) 436-3015.
Fitter & Faster Swim Tour headed for Georgetown on June 27
The national Fitter & Faster Swim Tour will make a stop in Georgetown on Tuesday, June 27, offering local swimmers a chance to learn techniques from Olympic gold-medalist Tyler Clary.
The event will get under way with a session for swimmers 12 or younger from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., offering a second session for swimmers 13 or older from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Both sessions will be held at the Sussex Academy Aquatics Center at 21150 Airport Road in Georgetown.
For more information, or to sign up, visit www.fitandfaster.com.