Nominations are being taken for the annual Scarborough youth basketball Gene Hunter Awards. Nominations of a coach or player should include anecdotes or information about why the person is appropriate to be honored. FMI, 883-4167 or email@example.com.
Mercy Hospital, the official healthcare provider for the Maine Red Claws, kicks off its annual Best Shot for Youth Initiative with its popular free throw tournament, Sunday, April 1, at 12:30 p.m. at the Portland Expo. The tournament is open to all York and Cumberland County grades 6-12 at no cost. Kids can try out their basketball skills, learn new tips, meet members of the Red Claws coaching staff and 50 students will have a chance to win two tickets each to the final Maine Red Claws games of the season. FMI, 879-3144 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Seacoast Hoops Spring Basketball Clinic, now in its fourth year, will be offering a skills and drills session for boys in grades 5-6. The session will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5 to 6 p.m., through April 12, at Southern Maine Community College. Lead instructors will be SMCC men’s coach Matt Richards and South Portland High boys’ coach. This clinic will focus solely on skills and drills. The cost of the clinic is $100 and includes camp T-shirt. The session will be open to the first 50 players that register. FMI, 741-5927 or email@example.com.
Girls’ lacrosse programs are now open for middle and high schoolers. There will also be Learn 2 Lax programs Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Full field high school action is also underway. FMI, mainepremierlax.com.