Former Hokie at World Games
Recently graduated Virginia Tech women’s basketball guard Vanessa Panousis will represent Australia as a member of the Australian Emerging Opals at the 2017 World University Games in Chinese Taipei, August 19-30.
Panousis will join five others who are currently enrolled or recently graduated from universities in the United States, including fellow ACC player Alex Sharp of Wake Forest. Also on the team are six individuals who are enrolled in universities in Australia.
The Australian Emerging Opals won the gold medal in 2007 and took home bronze in 2005, 2009, 2011 and 2013. The team finished fifth in 2015.
Australia will compete in Group D where the Opals will face Russia (last year’s bronze medalists), Lithuania and Argentina in the pool stage. The United States have won the past four gold medals and will be joined by Canada (2015 Silver) as well as China and Japan.
Intro to stand up paddle boarding
The Christiansburg Parks and Recreation Department is offering an Intro to Stand Paddle Boarding class on Tuesday, June 20 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
This one-hour class, which will be held at Claytor Lake, will provide instruction on the basics of paddle stroke, balancing and positioning on the board, turning and board movement.
The class fee of $15 includes instruction and all rental equipment for the class. For more information, call 382-2349.
Fast & Furious golf tournament
A June 23 golf tournament has been announced to help raise monies for Christiansburg High School current track and field athletes Ashlyn Poole and Kendall Lewis to participate in an AAU track championships later this summer.
Monies raised from the tournament will provide entry fees, travel and hotel accommodations for the July 10-14 event in Orlando, Florida.
The event is slated for the Draper Valley Golf Club in Draper and will cost $240 per team. For more information contact Tonya Lewis at 230-6202.
Sporty shorties camp
The Blacksburg Parks and Recreation Department has announced a fun summer camp that will provide a recreational experience for children with basic instruction in the fundamentals for soccer, T-ball and volleyball.
The camp, which is for ages 4-5 years, is scheduled for June 5 from 1-3 p.m. The price is $77 for Blacksburg residents and $87 for non-residents.
For more information, call 443-1100.