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• Kansas City Youth Basketball Association will host several girls and boys tournaments for the 2017-18 season. To register for these tournaments, visit the website and click on the tournament page.


• Denver Broncos defensive end Shane Ray and Rays Awareness Foundation to host second annual Youth Football Camp and Parent Seminar on June 2 at Bishop Miege High School (5041 Reinhardt Dr, Mission, KS 66205), 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The camp will also feature “Beyond the Field,” a workshop for parents available at noon. The camp will be broken down into two segments, one for ages 8-13 beginning at 7:15 a.m. and a more competitive older session for players 14-17 in the afternoon. Free to the public, the camp will provide all campers with lunch as well as camp T-shirts and the chance to win other prizes and giveaways. Registration for the camp is open now at The camp is currently seeking sponsors to provide snacks, drinks and prizes for campers.


• The Independence Horseshoe Club meets at McCoy Park (U.S. 24 and Spring Street) 7-9 p.m. Thursday evenings. Open to all ages and skill levels. Each thrower has a partner and pitches two 50-shoe games. All games are 90 percent handicap. Cost of a NHPA sanction card is $36 per year. League membership is $10 per year. Cadets (age 12 and younger) pitch at 20 feet); juniors (18 and younger), women and men age 70 and older at 30 feet; and all others at 40 feet. For more information, contact Alvin Gwinn at 816-806-1726 or Nancy Gunter at 816-694-1800 or call 816-325-7999 (option No. 5) for information about what is going in the league.


• Blue Springs Parks and Recreation Summer Adult Softball Leagues begin May 29. Leagues available are: Sunday Men’s D and E; Monday Men’s D Doubleheader; Tuesday Women’s; Wednesday Coed; Thursday Men’s Church; and Friday Coed Doubleheader. Cost is $380 for single-game leagues and $700 per team for doubleheader leagues. Deadline has passed; call for availability. Register online at or in person at the Blue Springs Fieldhouse (425 N.E. Mock Ave.), 5 a.m. through 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Call 816-228-0137 for more information.