The Union Democrat Sports Department

The Sonora Swim Club, a program through the Tuolumne County Recreation Department, will begin on Thursday and run Monday through Friday, through Aug. 5.

Children ages 7-10 will swim from 8-9 a.m. while kids ages 11-and-up will swim from from 9-10 a.m.

For more information, call the Tuolumne County Recreation Department at 533-5663.

Sonora High offers athletic physicals

Sonora High School will offer free athletic physicals on July 25 and July 26.

The physicals will take place at Sonora Regional Medical Center (Professional building) at 6 p.m.

On July 25, physicals will be for boys while on July 26 the physicals will be for girls.

This is a one-time event and boys and girls must show up on their scheduled day.

Short and Tall golf event set for July 30

The 2nd annual Short and Tall Golf Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, July 30, at Phoenix Lake Golf Course. The Tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.

The event benefits the Mentoring Works program and teams are made up of one adult and one child. The tournament will be played with alternate shots over nine holes. At each hole a game or surprise is planned.

"We promise to keep you smiling from beginning to end," said Elena Linehan, coordinator of the Mentoring Works program. "Our committee is coming up with wonderful games, prizes and obstacles for the course. It will be like a miniature golf course, but the challenge and the fun will be full-sized."

Mentoring Works is a program of the Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency and provides one-on-one matches between caring adults and children needing a friend. Research shows that boys and girls with such role models are more likely to make better choices about drugs and alcohol, and avoid risky and violent behaviors.

The entry fee for the Short and Tall Charity Golf Tournament is $50 per player and includes green fees, a golf cart rental for the team, tee prizes, and lunch.

Hamburgers and hot dogs will be the lunch special with vegetarian meals available on request.

Registration is required and the deadline is July 21.

This is an alcohol free event. Mentoring Works is also accepting donations for raffle prizes and hole sponsorships.

For more information call Elena Linehan at 533-1397 ext. 229.