Extra Points — March 24, 2017

IR softball raising money for pediatric cancer

The Indian River High School softball team is offering fans and community activists an interactive way to make a difference, raising money for the “Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer” campaign during the 2017 season.

Contributors will be able to donate in the selected category of their choosing, pledging a certain amount per hit, run, walk or strikeout by IR pitchers through the course of the season, with all proceeds going toward the cause.

As a reference, donations for the 2015-2016 season in the pledge amount of 25 cents averaged $42.75 for the hits category, $26.25 for runs, $10.75 for walks and $25 for strikeouts. Contributors can also set their own amount or make lump-sum donations.

For more information or to pledge, visit www.donate.go4thegoal.org or come out to a game this season to check out the team and make a donation in person.

Bunny Palooza 5K/10K registration open

The Bunny Palooza 5K/10K will be back in Bethany Beach next month, ready to help raise funds for the Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation.

The course will again be set in downtown Bethany Beach, with a boardwalk finish and post-race party at Mango’s featuring music, games, refreshments and more.

While on-site registration will be offered on race day when things get under way on Saturday, April 15, online registration is already open at www.qrcf.com. Online registration is scheduled to close on Wednesday, April 12, at noon.

The race costs $30 for the 5K or $40 for the 10K.

Sponsorships are currently available for the race, and volunteers are still needed. For more information, visit www.qrcf.com or call the QRCF at (302) 539-2100.

First State Pickleball Club elects new officers

The First State Pickleball Club (FSPC) announced last week a new slate of officers for the club, which now has more than 400 members.

Former Acting President Kathy Casey has been made the official club president, while Artie Holgerson was elected vice president, Kevin Casey as treasurer and Bunny Maher as a “member-at-large.” Susie Nancarrow will stay on as secretary, and Dudley Sluder and Georgia Billger will both remain members-at-large as well.

“Americans have retired in Delaware and want to be active and engaged in playing, getting great exercise and social connections,” said Kathy Casey. “Playing this great game of pickleball opens up an entirely new set of skills and a new community of friends once retired.”

For more information on FSPC, or to join, visit www.firststatepickleball.org or contact Vaughn Baker at pickleball7to7@gmail.com.