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Motivating Central Wisconsin to live healthier, more active lives by producing and promoting challenging aerobic activities and recreational resources that encourage active lifestyles.

What is your favorite way to be active? Get out and get moving in Portage County, Wisconsin. Explore the wonderful ways to stay moving and healthy on foot or bike in the Central Wisconsin region. Register and train for an upcoming event with family and friends, or just explore the trails and routes for fun.

Being active helps reduce the risks of heart disease, diabetes, stress-related issues and other health problems stemming from being sedentary. Find fun ways to reduce your risk, and participate in local health and fitness events, like Walk Wisconsin.

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April 27, 2019
UWSP Volleyball Madhatter Fundraiser

7th Annual UWSP Volleyball REVERSE Madhatter Fundraiser!
REGISTRATION LINK: http://www.pointersvolleyballcamps.com/madhatter-fundraiser.cfm
Signup as a co-ed pair!
Pairs will then be placed into a quad with another pair for every game. Every pair will rotate each match (therefore playing against and with every team in the pool). Men can hit from the back row only and can not block! Women can hit from anywhere. No setting over and no open hand tipping.

A Division - SERIOUS COMPETITORS
The Competitive level is geared towards the participant that has played volleyball for a large portion of their life.

 

B Division - RECREATIONAL DIVISION - CAPPED
The recreational level is geared towards participants that are just looking to have fun. You can think of it as the "beginners" level.


$20 per person / $40 per pair ($50 after April 19th)
Send cash or checks (payable to UWSP Volleyball) to:
UWSP Volleyball
2050 4th Ave, Stevens Point, WI 54481

Quesions?
Contact Coach Lyndsay Kooi at lkooi@uwsp.edu

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May 04, 2019
2019 Portage County & South Wood County Heart Walk

On May 4th, the American Heart Association is taking over Pfiffner Park for the annual Portage County and South Wood County Heart Walk. The gates open at 8 a.m. with the Opening Ceremony at 9am. The walk is 1 or 3 miles.

The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association’s mission – a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives – in action. Held annually, the walk celebrates those who have made lifestyle changes in an effort to improve their heart-health, and encourages others to take the pledge to live healthier lifestyles, while raising the funding needed for life-saving research and education.

At the Heart Walk, cardiovascular disease survivors from across the state will be honored.

If you would like to start a Heart Walk fundraising team, please contact Jennifer Eaton by email: Jennifer.Eaton@heart.org or phone: 715.574.4165.

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May 04, 2019
Standing Rock Open Disc Golf Tournament

Our two courses on the ski trails and hills of Standing Rocks Park, offer great variety with elevation and picturesque holes. Our tournaments are brutally fun, Don’t miss this one!

PDGA sanctioned singles tournament

$80.00 MPO Open
$65.00 MP40 Pro Masters 40+
$65.00 MP50 Pro Masters 50+
$65.00 MP60 Pro Masters 60+
$65.00 FPO Open Women
$65.00 MA1 Advanced
$65.00 MA40 Amateur Masters 40+
$65.00 MA50 Amateur Masters 50+
$65.00 MA60 Amateur Masters 60+
$65.00 FA1 Advanced Women

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May 07, 2019
Central Wisconsin Youth Mountain Bike Club

Attention all youth 9-17* years old that can confidently ride a
bike and are interested in learning mountain bike skills while
having fun riding with other kids.

*Younger children are welcome with a ride along parent if they are comfort-
able riding on mountain bike trails.

WHEN
Tuesday evenings 6-7:30
May through June

REQUIREMENTS
- Club Registration Form with medical and emergency contact
information
- Multi-geared Bicycle in good working condition, suited to off
road riding
- Well fitted helmet
- $35 Participation fee
- Completed Online Registration
- Completed Waiver and Release Form

Club contacts:
Don Edberg - don@wors.org

Informational Meeting Tuesday, April 16th, 6:30 pm, Adventure 212

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May 10, 2019
Boy's Earlybird Baseball Tournament

8-10 team Early Bird Tournament for players 11U, May 10th - 12th

8-10 team Early Bird Tournament for players 12U, May 10th - 12th

8-10 team Early Bird Tournament for players 13U, May 10th - 12th

8-10 team Early Bird Tournament for players 14U, May 10th - 12th

See website for more details 

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May 10, 2019
Fun Run/Walk at UWSP

When? - Friday, May 10th at 3:30 p.m.
Check-In : 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Start Time: 3:30 p.m.

Where? - In front of the DeBot Dining Center.

This is a FREE event for all UWSP Students! Free t-shirts, free snacks and a lot of fun!

REGISTER TODAY!

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May 11, 2019
Suspension Clinic at PABS

Join us at the shop for a casual evening to discuss suspension on mountain bikes. If you want to learn how to maximize your suspension's capabilities, you won't want to miss this. This is a FREE clinic!

Topics will include:
- Suspension technology
- Maintenance tips to prolong the life of your suspension
- Maximizing your suspension's performance
- Dialing in your setup
- Overhaul Basics

Post clinic happy hour topics include:
- Tubeless setup and maintenance
- Tire size versus rim width
- 1x drivetrain tips and tricks
- And more

Each participant who RSVPs will get their choice of two free beverages from the LIVE at PABS bar.

RSVP for a chance to win a FREE shock or fork service. Winner will be announced at the end of the clinic.

You can RSVP by following this link to our website.
https://www.pointareabicycleservice.com/suspension-clinic

See you there!

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May 18, 2019
Take A Ride

Join CAP Services staff, clients and bicycling enthusiasts at Central Waters Brewing Company for loops of 10, 30, and 50 miles. Proceeds from this event will support CAP's mission to transform people and communities through programming that offers opportunities to move from poverty and interpersonal violence to safety and independence.

Paid registrants will receive sag support, water/snack stations, Central Waters Brewing Company beverage chip, and a ride T-shirt.

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May 18, 2019
19th Annual PWA Wisconsin River Bass & Walleye Spring Classic

PWA Spring Tournament. On the Stevens Point Flowage - Based at Lakeside Bar. Up to $5000 payout (80% payout based on 75 boats). Contestants must enter as two person teams. Any person 17 years of age or younger must be teamed w/parent or guardian, or written parental consent accompanying entry form and fee.

A mandatory rules and orientation meeting will be held Thursday, 7:00pm, May 16th, 2019 @ Lakeside Bar (736 Old Wausau Rd, Stevens Point, WI) At least one member must attend, unless prior arrangements have been made with the tournament director due to unforeseen or emergency situations.

Entry fee is $100 per boat (2 person team). Make checks payable to PWA and mail to: PO Box 455, Stevens Point, WI 54481. Payment must accompany registration form.

For a registration form and to be added to our mailing list for future please contact Mary Jo Steckel @ 715-630-5951. Or message us on facebook at the Prime Water Anglers page.

PWA tournament is a catch and release tournament only.

Food and drinks available both days of the tournament at Lakeside Bar.

Raffle prizes on Sunday May 19th along with the tournament results and awards to placed teams.

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May 18, 2019
2019 Washington Tiger Trek 5K/1 Mile Fun Run

Washington Elementary School is excited to announce the 16th Annual Tiger Trek, to be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019. This event includes 5 KM run/walk and 1 mile fun run on certified courses. Races are open to people of all fitness levels. Last year, over 300 participants raced in this family friendly wellness event.

Tiger Trek not only provides an enjoyable event for families, but generates funds to support our Parent Teacher Organization’s efforts to support the school and the continued upkeep of our playground and track, and a portion of or proceeds continues to go to local community cause. A few examples of community causes that Tiger Trek has actively contributed to include: KASH playground, P.J. Jacobs Science Technology Fund, Portage County Humane Society, Operation Bootstrap, the Green Circle, and the Salvation Army. This year, a portion of the proceeds will go to support the GM1 Foundation.

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May 24, 2019
Spud City Rama-lama Autorama

Kustoms And Klassics of America is sponsoring Spud City Rama-Lama Autorama, and HSPC will benefit from funds raised at the event!
According to the event web site (link is provided below), the event showcases “the talents of the car builder/hobbyist, be it kustom, hot rod, stock classic, muscle, race car. IT IS OPEN TO ALL VEHICLES UP TO 1973.”
In addition to the display of amazing vehicles, the 2-day event also features the SPUD CITY KRUIZE, $2 Trivia, DJ music, slow drags, and much more. Visit the event web site for the whole story, registration forms, and contact information. 

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May 31, 2019
Kids Walk Wisconsin

The Kid's Walk Wisconsin takes place primarily as a trail walk, safe for kids up to 10 years old and is stroller friendly for the real little ones. It is coordinated by the Central Wisconsin Children's Museum. The distances are 1/10th of the adult marathon and 1/2 marathon routes (2.6mi and 1.3mi.). Treats and fun along the way and at the end.

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June 01, 2019
Walk Wisconsin

Held annually the first Saturday in June each year, Walk Wisconsin is the premier walking event in the Midwest! This is a non-competitive event, encouraging walkers of all ages and ability levels. The full, 1/2 and 1/4 marathon events utilize the scenic Green Circle Trail which passes the Wisconsin River, Plover River, several lakes, and unique ecosystems. The trail base for all routes include a combination of wood chips, crushed granite, road surface and wood boardwalk.


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June 02, 2019
Harleigh Strong Crossfit Competition

Please join us at the 2019 Harleigh Games to be held on Sunday, 6/2/19 from 12-5pm at the Amherst Fairgrounds for a cross fit competition for all ages & skill levels. All proceeds to benefit the Harleigh A. Firkus Memorial Scholarship Fund. The day will be fun for the whole family including cross fit, kids games & activities, concessions, basket & 50/50 raffles, DJ, live band and a free will offering pork dinner. Harleigh died unexpectedly at the age of 15 of an extremely rare genetic disorder called vascular Elhers-Danlos Syndrome (vEDS). In her memory, the Amherst community is hosting this event as she had a love for cross fit games.

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June 06, 2019
Special Olympics Summer Games

UW-Stevens Point has been hosting Special Olympics Wisconsin’s largest annual sporting event for almost 40 years. Summer Games kicks off with an Opening Ceremony and the annual Parade of Athletes. There will be 1,500 athletes competing in 45 different events and a soccer tournament. On top of that more than 100 volunteer medical professionals will be on campus to provide free dental, vision, fitness and hearing screenings to Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes as part of Special Olympics Healthy Athletes

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June 07, 2019
Roy Menzel 8u Baseball Tournament

June 7-9, 2019

Iverson Park

Maximum of 8 teams.

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June 09, 2019
Walk for Wags

Schedule of Events
Dogs and their owners are invited to participate in WALK FOR WAGS.

10:30 a.m. — Registration for walkers and their dogs
11:00 a.m. — 1.5-mile walk begins
12:30 p.m. — Pet fashion and costume contest


-Kids games

-Win great prizes and baskets with raffle tickets and games

-Vendors will display pet products and services 

-Music

-HSPC logo wear to purchase

-Walk held rain or shine

-Walk with or without a pet!

-Dogs must be on a leash and current on vaccinations

-Food and beverages available for purchase or included if registered for the walk

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June 09, 2019
Sunday Funday Fitness Crawl

We're excited to announce our first ever Fitness Crawl in 2019! The first 75 people to register will receive a swag bag at the event. This fitness event will be guided by four local area fitness facilities:

D1 Training Stevens Point

Fiternal Crossfit

ForeverFit

Stevens Point YMCA

Each gym will lead us in a rotating group workout in Iverson Park. We'll start with a group dynamic warm up, then break into groups to do short workouts at different stations. Each station will be led by a coach or trainer from one of the above gyms and will provide a unique workout experience with a short brisk walk in between sessions. Finally, we'll finish with a group yoga cool-down. Experience some of the best fitness our community has to offer! All fitness levels are welcomed.

After the workout we'll provide some light snacks to all participants.

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June 14, 2019
Larry Fritsch 12u Baseball Tournamnet

June 14-16, 2019

Iverson Park

Maximum of 8 teams in each age group.

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June 14, 2019
PCYS Stevens Point Classic

Portage County Youth Soccer welcomes you to the Stevens Point Soccer Classic tournament that will kick-off June 14 – 16, 2019 at the PCYS Soccer Complex in Stevens Point, WI.

The PCYS Classic is the largest youth soccer event in central/northern Wisconsin.  The PCYS Classic has hosted 120 teams from around Wisconsin and the Midwest, and we are looking forward to another great turnout in 2019!  Our central location makes traveling easy from almost anywhere.

Note: parking in the lot is availiable at $10 for the weekend or $6 a day

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