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Sporting events abound at Beef Empire Days

Published 5/31/2011 in Beef Empire Days

By The Telegram

Garden City's annual Beef Empire Days are set to begin Wednesday, and this year's celebration will be offering numerous opportunities to get involved.

Sporting events that vary from golf to softball to archery are all scheduled to take place over the 13-day period. One that won't be included this year is the Garden City Family YMCA annual Summer Jam-Fest Basketball Tournament because there were not enough teams registered.

With most registration dates closed by now, it may be too late to get involved in the sporting events but you can always come out and show your support at any one of these events.

For any additional questions or information, contact the Beef Empire Days office at 275-6807 or send an email to

Tennis Tournament

When: Saturday

Time: TBA

Where: Grimsley-Harmon Tennis Complex

The Garden City Recreation Commission is hosting a one-day tennis tournament on Saturday. The tournament will be split into two divisions — youth and adult. Any potential fees have not yet been announced, but for more information on fees or the tournament, contact Amber at the GCRC at 276-1200.

Coors Light/Garden City Recreation Youth Benefit Softball Tournament

When: Saturday and Sunday

Time: TBA

Where: Charles Peebles Complex and Deane Wiley Park

Fees: $170 per team; $20 USSSA Registration

The Garden City Recreation Commission will be hosting the benefit tournament with multiple divisions. There will be a men's C-D Equalizer Division along with a men's E Division and a women's C-D Equalizer division. Prizes include trophies for first and second place, with all first-place teams getting a T-shirt. Teams are guaranteed to play three games throughout the tournament. For more information, contact Jared Rutti at the Garden City Recreation Commission, 276-1200.

Horseshoe Tournament

When: Saturday

Time: 9 a.m. (qualifying round), 10 a.m. (tournament play)

Where: the pits south of the swimming pool at Finnup Park

Men and women of all ages are welcome. The entry fee is $10, and all money will be returned in prizes.

Hoof it to Health Road Run

When: Saturday

Time: Registration begins at 7 a.m.; race begins at 7:30 a.m.

Where: The Garden City Family YMCA, 1224 Center St.

The YMCA will sponsor 5K and 10K runs to go along with a two-mile walk as part of the Hoof it to Health Road Run.

There also will be a half-mile kids race. Every participant receives a free T-shirt and refreshments. For more information, contact the YMCA at 275-1199.

Feedlot Team Roping and Sponsors Riding

When: Sunday

Time: 10 a.m.

Where: Finney County Fairgrounds Arena

Beef Empire Days sponsors and/or their employees are encouraged to come out and compete in team roping and barrel racing events.

Sand and Mud Volleyball Tournament

When: June 11

Deadline: June 7

Where: Garden City Family YMCA, 1224 Center St.

Fees: Youth team fee $40; adult team fee $50

There will be two separate divisions made up for youth and adult leagues for this inaugural Beef Empire Days event. Contact Sports Director Jackie Regan at the YMCA, 275-1199, for more information.

Buffalo Dunes Beef Empire Days Golf Four-Person Scramble

When: June 12

Time: 8 a.m. (Tee times available)

Where: Buffalo Dunes Golf Course

Fees: $70 per person

Buffalo Dunes Golf Course will host its annual four-person scramble golf tournament on June 12. Registration to secure tee times for teams began May 15 and will be open until June 11. The fee to play will be $70 per person with the prize for winning being a 100 percent payback for teams. Course officials hope to have 120 people entered for the tournament, and so far have 30. With registration still open for a few weeks, there is still plenty of time to get involved. For more information contact Buffalo Dunes at 276-1210.

High Plains Archery 3D Tournament

When: June 12

Time: 10 a.m.

Where: High Plains Archery Range, East Mansfield Road

Prizes, a raffle and dinner are included with registration fee. For more information, contact Rick Carroll at 275-7329.

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