Tickets for Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero’s July 28 bout against Selcuk Aydin at HP Pavilion in San Jose go on sale starting Friday through Ticketmaster. On Saturday, Guerrero and publicist Mario Serrano will be at Dutchman’s Pizza, 6940 Chestnut St., from noon to 3 p.m. to meet fans and sell tickets, which range in price from $26 to $252.
Guerrero versus Aydin is a 12-round fight for the WBC Interim Welterweight World Championship presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Arena-Box Promotion and sponsored by Corona and AT&T. The Showtime Championship Boxing telecast will air live at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) with co-featured events to be announced and preliminary fights to air live on SHOWTIME EXTREME® at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Crossroads Christian School will hold its first Eagles’ Run 5K Community Run/Walk through Morgan Hill at 8 a.m. Saturday beginning and ending at the school, 145 Wright Ave., Morgan Hill. Goodie bags include a run T-shirt, reusable bag and Specialized/CCS reusable water bottle. Register at www.active.com keyword Morgan Hill, Eagle’s Run, Crossroads Christian School or www.ccsmh.org/5k.
Sponsor a hole for Christopher High School’s third annual Cougar 10-hole Classic at Gilroy Golf Course on May 25. Hole sponsorships are $150, with the money going toward costs to cover referees and umpires. Register your team and find out more by contacting athletic director Darren Yafai at [email protected]
As part of the Major League Baseball’s Official Skills Competition, Gilroy Little League is hosting a free Aquafina Pitch, Hit and Run competition for kids 7 through 14 years old on Sunday at 9 a.m. at Gilroy Sports Complex. Participants will be broken up into age divisions. Winners have the chance to advance through four levels of competition, including team Championships at Major League ball parks. The individual winners in pitching, hitting and running, as well as the all-around champion in each age group Sunday will advance to the sectionals. Participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate and fill out a waiver form. Contact local coordinator Ed Wilson at [email protected]
Sign up to participate in the annual Dino Garcia Memorial Golf Tournament, set for June 23 at Gilroy Golf Course. Held in memory of Dino Garcia, a former Gilroy Hawk and Gilroy High wrestler who died six years ago after complications with diabetes, the Memorial Golf Tournament is a four-person scramble/gross score format hosted by Dino’s brother, Troy Garcia. The cost is $85 per person, which includes green fee, cart and a barbecue awards luncheon that includes hot dogs and sausages. The deadline to register is June 16. Tournament begins at 8 a.m. Cost for guests interested in attending the luncheon only is $15. Proceeds will benefit the GHS wrestling team.
Gilroy Sunrise Rotarians are hosting their second Scholarship Tournament featuring a day of golf, fun and friendship June 8 at Eagle Ridge Golf Club. Golfers enjoy a pre-golf lunch, use of a cart, 18 holes of golf, a barbecue dinner and an awards ceremony after the event. Purchase mulligans, participate in a putting contest, win awards for the longest drive and closest to the pin and have a chance to win a car for a hole in one. Cost: $135. Details: Tony Marandos 710-5974 or clubrunner.ca/Portal/Home.aspx?accountid=5394.
Gilroy High’s Spirit Program is looking for candidates for the 2012-13 squads. Gilroy Cheer is an award-winning program and ranked in the nation’s top five. This year the program will carry four squads, junior varsity cheer, varsity cheer, competition cheer and the newly formed power squad. Tryouts clinics are May 17 – 19 and there is a mandatory meeting Thursday, May 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the GHS library. Interested students must bring their school identification card and pick up tryout and sports clearance packets in the GHS Student Activities Office. Both packets are required in order to tryout. The deadline to submit packets is May 15. For more visit gilroyhs.schoolloop.com/cheer.
The 5-1 Central Coast Barnstormers invite all to attend their final home game of the season at 1 p.m. Saturday as they take on the 5-1 Placer County Bears. The Central Coast Barnstormers hope you can join in to remember coach John Garcia, who died in October, as well enjoy some hard hitting football action. Both teams are battling for the No. 1 seed as the season draws to an end and the 2012 PCFL playoffs begin. Cost: $7 for adults, kids 12 and younger free, students with ID and ASB card $5. Details: ccbfootball.com.
Just before the start of the 2012 season, The Central Coast Barnstormers learned of the passing of Garcia. Not only was Garcia a great team supporter who attended many of the team’s home games, but he would also give the coaching staff insight on what he had seen at halftime. He also coached many of the current players during his time at Gavilan College. He joined coaching staff during the team’s last championship game in 2009, coaching alongside of the team’s then-head coach, son Greg Garcia. The Barnstormers have dedicated the 2012 season to coach John Garcia. In tribute to their coach and friend the team, they have placed the initials JG on their helmets since the start of the 2012 season.